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10:57 AM, June 27th, 2012
Frontpage: Wednesday, June 27th
1. Obama Maintains Narrow Lead: A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that President Obama still has a narrow lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, even though there has been some bad economic news lately.
2. 32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze: Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
3. Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab: A U.S. judged ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple requested an injunction on the product and called it “blatant copying.”
4. Bank’s Crafting ‘Living Wills’: Five of the nation’s largest banks are writing contingency plans to be used if they go under. The plans are one of the requirements of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform law.
5. Egypt to Appoint Woman VP: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, plans to appoint a female vice president. His policy adviser Ahmed Deif said: “For the first time in Egyptian history—not just modern but in all Egyptian history—a woman will take that position.
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Writer, director, and producer Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday at 71. This photo is from 1978, at age 37, during a portrait session in Los Angeles. See more of Nora Ephron’s life in pictures here.

Frontpage: Wednesday, June 27th

1. Obama Maintains Narrow Lead: A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that President Obama still has a narrow lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, even though there has been some bad economic news lately.

2. 32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze: Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

3. Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab: A U.S. judged ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple requested an injunction on the product and called it “blatant copying.”

4. Bank’s Crafting ‘Living Wills’: Five of the nation’s largest banks are writing contingency plans to be used if they go under. The plans are one of the requirements of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform law.

5. Egypt to Appoint Woman VP: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, plans to appoint a female vice president. His policy adviser Ahmed Deif said: “For the first time in Egyptian history—not just modern but in all Egyptian history—a woman will take that position.

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Photo by George Rose/Getty Images:

Writer, director, and producer Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday at 71. This photo is from 1978, at age 37, during a portrait session in Los Angeles. See more of Nora Ephron’s life in pictures here.

5:22 PM, July 10th, 2011

Asked what was to be made of the fact that so many Republicans were looking beyond the field of declared candidates to people like herself, and Govs. Rick Perry and Chris Christie, Palin said, “It suggests that the field is not set. Thank goodness the field is not yet set. I think that there does need to be more vigorous debate. There needs to be a larger field. And there’s still time. There’s still months ahead, where more folks can jump in and start articulating their positions.”

Reblogged from Newsweek
3:22 PM, June 13th, 2011

In a brilliantly timed move by CNN, Monday night’s New Hampshire encounter is in the same time slot as the Stanley Cup Finals, the most dramatic episode of The Bachelorette yet, and a re-run of How I Met Your Mother. Which means that no one is going to be watching tonight, except for me and Candy Crowley.

Former George W. Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer on “the most dramatic episode of The Bachelorette yet.” I mean, the Republican debate in New Hampshire.

In a brilliantly timed move by CNN, Monday night’s New Hampshire encounter is in the same time slot as the Stanley Cup Finals, the most dramatic episode of The Bachelorette yet, and a re-run of How I Met Your Mother. Which means that no one is going to be watching tonight, except for me and Candy Crowley.

Former George W. Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer on “the most dramatic episode of The Bachelorette yet.” I mean, the Republican debate in New Hampshire.

3:58 PM, June 9th, 2011
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10:58 AM, May 31st, 2011

We polled people to find out what the ideal Republican candidate would look like: 

What results is a Republican that looks more like Mitt Romney than Tim Pawlenty, and more like Herman Cain than Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann—combined. In other words, this Republican looks a bit like Frankenstein—but by the numbers, our magic clone would be pretty tough to beat in the primary.

In other words, the perfect Republican is a pie-chart-faced Frankenstein.

1:29 PM, May 27th, 2011
5:04 PM, May 16th, 2011
A political spouse should be _____ and _____ and able to _____ for 16 hours straight while wearing _____ and _____ in 100-degree heat. She should make frequent mention of how much she _____ her role as wife and mother. And she should strive to look _____. _____ is a plus. _____ is a no-no.
2:10 PM, May 16th, 2011
A __________ should be poised and gracious and able to smile benignly for 16 hours straight while wearing pumps and panty hose in 100-degree heat. She should make frequent mention of how much she cherishes her role as wife and mother. And she should strive to look the part. Pretty is a plus. Sexy is a no-no.
4:00 PM, May 11th, 2011

nationaljournal:

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich leaves the Russell Senate Office Building after addressing the Esperanza 2011 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Gingrich has indicated that he will formally announce his campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination via Twitter on Wednesday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And here’s why he’s less electable than Michelle Bachman.

Reblogged from National Journal
12:33 PM, April 26th, 2011
5:52 PM, April 21st, 2011

More from Meghan McCain's interview with The Donald

Meghan: Have you hired any advisers yet?
Donald: I’m thinking about it. Tell me, who do you like? Do you like Tony Fabrizio?
Meghan: Yeah, maybe.
Donald: How do you like McLaughlin? You know, the McLaughlin brothers?
Meghan: I’d say stay away from Steve Schmidt, who ran my father’s campaign.
Donald: So you like McLaughlin better than Fabrizio, between you and I?
Meghan: I do.
3:25 PM, February 22nd, 2011

Of course we’re already thinking ahead to 2012, so we polled some voters. Obama vs. Romney is a close race. Obama vs. Palin, not so much. But look what happens when you throw Donald Trump into the mix. Check out how an independent candidate could disrupt the 2012 race.

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