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Editorial writers are sometimes accused of occupying an ivory tower. This one from the Greensboro News & Record must live in a soundproof padded cell.   Here’s what he or she wrote yesterday about Bob Etheridge’s video:   “For now,

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Republicans are determined to save Democrats from electoral disaster this year.   With any luck, the GOP will nominate Tea Partier Bill Randall to run against Brad Miller. Randall distinguished himself this week by speculating that the Gulf Oil spill

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President Obama rolled out his biggest weapon yet in his battle to get on top of his spreading oil-slick political crisis: his own oratorical power – and the Oval Office.   He’s making progress, but he’s still in catch-up mode.

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While President Obama struggles with a gush of oil, Bob Etheridge struggles with a gush of videos.   It’s the worst close-up since Helen Thomas.   Team Etheridge has to push back. And the best defense is a good offense.

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The worst wounds in politics are self-inflicted. And Bob Etheridge has delivered himself a doozie of a boo-boo.   Getting caught on tape looking like a bully is not helpful in an election year that already looks toxic for incumbents.

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What’s with this mania about whether President Obama has shown enough anger over the BP oil spill?   Is this the legacy of Bill Clinton, who so famously felt our pain?   Or that old actor Ronald Reagan, who could

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I would have missed this one but for Seth Effron’s Quick Clips: “Perdue declares ‘war’ against school resegregation”(The Wilmington Journal).   The Journal reported:   Declaring that the state was ”in a war,” Governor Beverly Perdue told members of the

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Tuesday’s primaries across the county were good for women candidates. And old governors didn’t do too badly.   California Democrats nominated Jerry Brown for governor again. Brown, 72, served as governor from 1975-1983.   Iowa Republicans nominated Terry Branstad for

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Here’s a mystery: Bill Randall says he has an MBA from National Louis University, but National Louis University says he doesn’t. Bernie Reeves’ friend, who runs a company that recruits and screens executives for businesses, contacted National Louis University (in

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Cal Cunningham may be a young gun, but he’s firing an old Democratic bullet: Social Security.   Cunningham’s campaign is battering Elaine Marshall because she “suggested raising the current retirement age of 67 to receive full Social Security benefits.”  

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