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With Takeover Of Natural Gas Station, Russia Ratchets Up Tension With Ukraine

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Since the protests in Kiev turned bloody weeks ago, there has been one question on my mind: when will Russia invade Ukraine?
And now we know the answer: yesterday.
On the eve of the secession referendum in Crimea, Putin used… Continue reading

Obama falls short in State of Union address, misses valuable opportunity

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was the same old Obama, delivering the same old message.
It was a rousing speech for those who agree with the president’s agenda, but offered little to those who did not vote for… Continue reading

You call this a deal? Congress, Obama set to kick the can … again

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he was hopeful it would be a “bright day.” Republican leader Mitch McConnell seconded Reid’s optimism, “we’ve had a good day,” he commented on Monday.
Indeed, we are on the precipice of a… Continue reading

How Hillary Clinton can win in 2016

2016 is in the air.
Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Iowa next month to be the keynote speaker at Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry fundraiser, an event that often showcases speakers aspiring to be president.
Things are heating… Continue reading

Edward Snowden And The Russian And Chinese Advantage

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Another day, another humiliation for the Obama administration.
As I argued on my show, Political Insiders, with Pat Caddell and John Leboutiller yesterday, Russia has once again embarrassed the US and President Obama by harboring former NSA contractor Edward Snowden… Continue reading

There was no ‘tipping point’ in the 2012 election

There was no tipping point in this election. Former Gov. Mitt Romney simply made a number of strategic errors that cost him and the Republican Party the presidency, and any hope that they had of winning control of the U.S.… Continue reading

Why The Trade Issue Matters On Election Day

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With Election Day only 15 days away, it’s clear that economic issues will drive both President Obama and Governor Romney’s closing arguments. Despite unemployment dropping below 8 percent in the most recent jobs report, poll after poll shows that likely… Continue reading

The Other Davos

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When the One Young World conference begins tomorrow, Pittsburgh will play host to the largest international gathering other than the Olympics or the United Nations — with emerging leaders from nearly 200 countries sharing ideas about global solutions.
This event… Continue reading

What the polls aren’t telling us about the 2012 election

There has probably been more discussion of polls, sample, design, questioning technique, and of course, results of opinion polls, in this election than ever before. ;
As someone who has made his living doing polls for the last 35 years,… Continue reading

The Venezuelan Election Deserves Our Attention

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There is a crucial election about to take place in Venezuela. Basic issues of freedom and economic liberty are at stake for the Venezuelan people. And with Venezuela being both our largest oil provider and a chief anti-American aggressor with… Continue reading