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Exit Jim Webb; enter. . .Who?

Jim Webb's announcement that he's quitting the Senate after his term's finished in 2012 confirms his refreshing reputation as a maverick unwed to the perks of office. It also cues the handicappers thrilled at the prospect of a toss-up open...

By Lee Hockstader  | February 9, 2011; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Illegal immigrants: Here to stay

Two new studies on illegal immigration are out this week, looking both at demographic trends and at the enforcement efforts, mostly by local governments, to contain the problem. Here's the headline: Illegal immigrants are here to stay, no matter how...

By Lee Hockstader  | February 1, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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In Arizona, packing heat didn't work

The horror in Arizona exposes the lunacy of the notion, popular among Republicans, that a heavily armed populace can stop a deranged gunman. After the horror at Virginia Tech, in 2007, gun advocates -- overwhelmingly Republicans -- advanced the idea...

By Lee Hockstader  | January 10, 2011; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Martin O'Malley: the Democrats' rising star?

In an election defined by discontent, Maryland bucked the national mood Tuesday, voting for contentment in the person of Martin O'Malley, the Democratic governor. His triumph marked the birth of a new star in an otherwise demoralized national Democratic Party....

By Lee Hockstader  | November 4, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bob McDonnell, grownup in the room

By Lee Hockstader Less than a year after assuming office as governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has staked a claim to being the grownup in the room among the triumvirate of Republicans atop the state's political hierarchy. The governor, who...

By Lee Hockstader  | September 27, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First blood in the immigration battle

By Lee Hockstader It would be nice to think that Judge Susan R. Bolton’s decision to block the most noxious parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect would spur Congress to fix the nation’s broken immigration system once and...

By Lee Hockstader  | July 29, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Older Entries in This Category »

North Miami mayor invites Haitian immigrants, Lee Hockstader , June 30, 2010
Michael Steele says something... sensible?!, Lee Hockstader , April 23, 2010
Michael Steele: serial failure, Lee Hockstader , April 8, 2010
The Bill and Hillary conference at the U.N., Lee Hockstader , March 31, 2010
Making Bob McDonnell look moderate, Lee Hockstader , March 12, 2010
Mikulski another Dem retirement? Not likely., Lee Hockstader , February 16, 2010
What to watch for in McDonnell's response to Obama, Lee Hockstader , January 27, 2010
Bob McDonnell takes the high road. And Obama...?, Lee Hockstader , January 21, 2010
That 'partisan' Tim Kaine, Lee Hockstader , January 15, 2010
Be afraid, Virginia Democrats, Lee Hockstader , January 14, 2010
What Haiti's presidential palace means, Lee Hockstader , January 13, 2010
GOP not ascendant in Northern Virginia, Lee Hockstader , November 5, 2009
Another casualty of the Virginia election, Lee Hockstader , November 4, 2009
The White House's election-year fratricide, Lee Hockstader , October 23, 2009
Which candidate will raise taxes in Virginia?, Lee Hockstader , October 20, 2009
Sheila Johnson's Macaca Moment, Lee Hockstader , October 8, 2009
Steele, Back to Not Thinking About Policy, Lee Hockstader , October 5, 2009
Israel's Final Warning to the World?, Lee Hockstader , September 25, 2009
In Virginia's Election, a Study in Contrasts, Lee Hockstader , September 18, 2009
 
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