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  • When is a politician too old?

     
    by Naftali Bendavid When is a politician too old to serve? There's no right answer, of course, but the question has been in the news a lot recently. And it's likely to be even more in the spotlight as the......
  • John McCain's age: No issue, until now

     
    by Mark Silva ST. PAUL, Minn. - The age of the seasoned Sen. John McCain had never been much of an issue in his campaign for president. Now it may be. The decision of the 72-year-old Arizona senator, who stands......
  • Bagram and beyond: Rivalling Iraq in '09

     
    by Mark Silva A grim turning point may be nearing in America's two wars: As the U.S. military scales back forces in Iraq and ramps up in Afghanistan, the number of American military deaths in Afghanistan this year is rivaling......
  • Joe Wilson: Two words ('You lie') or 3?

     
    by Mark Silva Congressman Joe Wilson, whose two-word debut on the national political television stage made him an instant hero in some quarters and villain in others, has added a new bumpersticker to the political debate over health care and......
  • Ticket Replay: Mark Sanford, now Joe Wilson: What's in the water in South Carolina?

     
    Republican representative's outburst during Obama's address causes a stir....
  • Nevada Sen. Harry Reid was impressed by 'light-skinned' Obama's lack of 'Negro dialect'

     
    Nevadan majority leader apologizes and Obama rushes out an acceptance,...
  • Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid

     
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has already apologized for saying, during the 2008 campaign, that Barack Obama could win because, while black, he was "light-skinned" and lacked a "Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." But Republicans, salivating...
  • Sharpton: Reid, Lott no comparison

     
    by Mark Silva The Rev. Al Sharpton, among those who received apologetic telephone calls from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday night, sees a big difference between what Reid once said about President Barack Obama and the comments that......
  • Giuliani: What would a Republican get?

     
    by Mark Silva Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and erstwhile Republican candidate for president, does not side with fellow Republicans who say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should step down because of what he said about President......
  • That fabled filibuster-proof majority? Show me.

     
    I'm sorry if I'm late to this party, but I can't help it. I have to say this. All the brow-smiting and hand-wringing over the loss of a filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate -- what a paper tiger! It's time to call the Senate's bluff....
  • Alexander Haig was right (sort of)

     
    Even in obituaries, Alexander M. Haig got grief for saying, “As of now, I am in control” after the attempted assassination in 1981 of President Reagan (pending the return to Washington of the vice president). If that didn’t show Haig to be a...