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Can Bernie Sanders Really Win the Nomination?

Posted March 28th, 2016 at 11:05 am (UTC-4)
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Sanders’s resurgence raises two important questions: Does he have a realistic chance of defying the punditry and snatching the nomination? And, even if he doesn’t ultimately win, how will Clinton and the Democratic Party deal with him and his supporters?

President Bloomberg?

Posted January 27th, 2016 at 9:51 am (UTC-4)
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The former New York mayor is considering a run as an independent. His thinking reportedly is that if the two major parties shun experienced and relatively centrist contenders, there will be a big gap in the middle of the political spectrum that he could fill.

The Republican Obama

Posted October 20th, 2015 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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In many important ways, of course, Marco Rubio is the Republican Obama. Each man is the best communicator in his party. Each has a life story—the son of poor anti-Communist Cuban refugees and the son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya—that proves the American dream isn’t dead…

Love Her or Hate Her, Hillary Clinton ls Hard to Ignore

Posted June 9th, 2015 at 3:09 pm (UTC-4)
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With the 2016 presidential in full swing, we begin an occasional series on all the hopefuls. We start with a 20 year-long Washington fixture: Hillary Rodham Clinton.