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Thursday, February 2, 2023

The two faces of John McCain

John McCain embraces and expels Washington like an accordion player belting out a song.

Squeeze in and he touts his vast knowledge of the capital city. Draw out and he casts himself a reformer bent on changing its ways.

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Biden: Paying higher taxes is ‘patriotic’

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says that paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans.

Biden says he and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama want to "take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people."

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Rove: Palin mania will end

Republican tactician Karl Rove said Wednesday that Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential pick was a political choice and that excitement over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will subside.

"Nothing lasts for 60-some-odd days," Rove told The Associated Press after appearing at a health care conference. "Will she be the center of attention in the remaining 48 days? No, but she came on in a very powerful way and has given a sense of urgency to the McCain campaign that’s pretty remarkable."

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Is experience really an issue?

Let’s be blunt: If John McCain wins the election and drops dead during his first year in office, someone not very experienced will become president. But the same is true if Barack Obama wins the election and doesn’t drop dead during his first year in office.

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Talk about bad timing

In what may end up being a particularly unfortunate example of poor timing, Donald Luskin, economic adviser to John McCain, published an article in Monday’s Washington Post, arguing that, as his candidate avowed recently, the U.S. economy is fundamentally sound.

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Who benefits from Wall Street carnage?

Various and sundry authors have taken various and sundry positions on whether the Wall Street wreckage of this week benefits the Obama or McCain campaign more. We don’t know yet. We won’t even have much of a serious clue until the three-day rolling presidential tracking polls have several days of history behind them.

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A guide to campaign jargon

As a change of pace, today’s column will adopt a more even-handed approach to the coming presidential election.

Instead of criticizing just one camp, I will try to spread the love around concerning the trademark candidacies of Republicans John McCain ("Yesterday’s Man for Tomorrow’s Problems") and Sarah Palin ("A Moose in Every Pot").

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It’s all about telling the truth

When she accepted the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2008 leadership award at the National Press Club last week, Maria Hinojosa mentioned a conversation she had with her friend, Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas, who complimented Hinojosa for her advocacy journalism.

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