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Obama's speech in Tucson

Just a quick note while I momentarily take a break from the Book Deadline That Ate Manhattan: I thought Obama's speech, despite the weird pep-rally atmosphere, ranks with his very best moments (2004 convention, the Rev. Wright/race speech, the...

By Joel Achenbach  | January 13, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (629)
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The quarterback conundrum

The Redskins have to figure out their quarterback situation, and so do the Republicans. Not knowing who your quarterback is is a major problem, whether you're in the business of throwing footballs or tossing brickbats. First, a little football:...

By Joel Achenbach  | January 3, 2011; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (304)
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McCain-Levin Steel Cage Death Match

At the Armed Services hearing yesterday McCain and Levin got highly dyspeptic and seemed ready to take it to the next level (Steel Cage Death Match). They were seated right next to each other but didn't really look at...

By Joel Achenbach  | January 26, 2007; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
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Look Closely at Bush Katrina-Warning Video

In the video showing the president participating in a video-conference a day before Katrina's landfall, we see him in a suit and tie, in a room at his ranch that apparently has been set aside for official business. It...

By Joel Achenbach  | March 2, 2006; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (236)
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