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Published: 01/24/11

State of the Union Speeches -- By the Numbers

By  John Merline - AOL News
State of the Union Speeches -- By the Numbers

Unless you're a political junkie, you'd be excused from not caring too much about the president's annual State of the Union address. After all, the speeches tend to drag on interminably, with endless lists of policy prescriptions, bromides and ovations. The priorities outlined often get completely overlooked over the course of the year. And, with few exceptions, there's little if anything in these speeches that could really be called new. However, the SOTU -- as Washington insiders like to call it -- is an opportunity to engage in a little presidential trivia. And thanks to the amazing SOTU d...

Published: 10/30/10

Afghanistan: Despite Challenges Ahead, War Is Missing From Campaigns

By  David Wood - Politics Daily
Afghanistan: Despite Challenges Ahead, War Is Missing From Campaigns

In its coming session, Congress will decide whether to pay for another year of military operations in Afghanistan -- with likely casualties of a thousand or more American battle dead -- or cut war funding to force President Obama to start withdrawing troops. Congress will decide how much treatment soldiers will get for blast injury and whether they deserve a pay raise. It will decide how many protective armored trucks the troops will get, and the quality of their body armor. It will repeal "Don't ask, don't tell" or let the courts decide. It will judge how much compensation and other benefits...

Published: 10/15/10

Paul Kengor Discusses His New Book, 'Dupes'

By  Matt Lewis - Politics Daily
Paul Kengor Discusses His New Book, 'Dupes'

Dr. Paul Kengor, author of "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century," joined us on today's podcast. Kengor informs us that George Washington warned of "dupes" in his farewell address, and that prior to becoming president, even Ronald Reagan was duped by the communists. "A dupe is really innocent," says Kengor. "Most dupes are well intended." Kengor also notes that some liberals, such as Woodrow Wilson (a frequent target of Glenn Beck), came out looking good in his book. As Kengor says, Wilson was appalled by the godlessness of the Bolsheviks and the co...

Published: 09/5/08

Yankees Fans Should Blame Republicans

By  Tom Fornelli - AOL News
Yankees Fans Should Blame Republicans

When the Yankees are officially eliminated from the playoffs in a few weeks, there's going to be a lot of blame going around. Fans will blame Alex Rodriguez for never coming through in the clutch, Brian Cashman for never making the deal for Johan Santana, and Hank Steinbrenner for forcing Joe Girardi to move Joba Chamberlain to the starting rotation.They'll also be blaming the Rays and Red Sox for having superior teams. Still, there's one person who probably deserves more credit for the Yankees demise than anybody else, it's just that most Yankees fans probably don't even realize it. That man ...

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