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PostPartisan: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Sanford's Train Wreck

So both Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) have recently resigned national GOP leadership posts after admitting an affair. And commentators have quickly pronounced each of their presidential bids dead. But neither loss...

By Stephen Stromberg  | June 24, 2009; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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We Hear the Whole Sanford Story -- Way Too Much of it

I liked it better when it looked like South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had gone all Henry David Thoreau on us. Now, it turns out, he went all...well, you can fill in the blank. John Ensign? John Edwards? David...

By Ruth Marcus  | June 24, 2009; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Governor Sanford Tangos Alone

At least Gov. Mark Sanford faced the music alone -- and I’ll bet the music running through his head was one of those dramatic, sweeping tangos that provide the perfect soundtrack for a visit to Buenos Aires. Tango lyrics...

By Eugene Robinson  | June 24, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (228)
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Obama Takes the Next Step on Iran

President Obama’s tough words on Iran should not have been as surprising as they were to some of his critics, because they reflect a steady trajectory in his rhetoric as the situation unfolded. Yes, Obama was cautious in his...

By E.J. Dionne  | June 23, 2009; 10:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Obama's New Strategy on Iran

At a press conference earlier this afternoon, President Obama opened with this about Iran: The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, the beatings and imprisonments of the last few days. I...

By Robert Kagan  | June 23, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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