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Feb.19.2009
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I've been intrigued by the recent behavior of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Relaxed really doesn't capture it. Gone is the smug, 'time to kick your ass' posture, the you clap-me clap, dowager.Gone is the 'Peronista'. We've got humor now. We got the appearance of self satisfied relief....
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Feb.04.2009
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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, to Kenneth T. Walsh of U.S. News: 'I'm usually getting here at about 6 in the morning. You have access to the smartest people in the world, and you can ask them whatever questions you want. And it's a tremendous opportunity to learn and a tremendous...
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Jan.26.2009
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For the big-picture folks, the quick fire first week of  the Obama Presidency clearly deomonstrates the administration is taking form. And while now casting out demons of the previous administration, it has set a course of its own, its mission and destiny. “This moment of peril must be turned to...
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Jan.23.2009
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Harvard University's Institute of Politics today announced a stellar list of fellows for the spring term. They include; Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Obama for America Campaign Manager David Plouffe, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson, Rose...
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Jan.23.2009
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'it's a bitch girl but it's gone to far 'cause you know it don't matter anyway.'  i caught up with caroline kennedy at the 2004 democrat convention in boston. when asked by my colleague if being at the convention brought back any memories, she and i equally shared shock with the stupidity and...
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Jan.22.2009
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mr. gibbs brings a refreshing, concise tone to daily white house briefings. the concept of having a daily economic briefing for the president, like the daily national security briefing, is so simple it's brilliant.
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