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Despite hype, don't expect former Alaska governor to use TV job as "platform" for election
Harry Reid is right to say that if a senator didn't horse-trade that it 'doesn't speak well of them'
Those on the left could learn to hate the Senate health reform bill a little less by who else abhors it
Opponents pray to defeat reform, claiming God is against higher taxes and government takeover.
Focusing "like a laser beam" on employment now will pay off for the president later
President Obama should put his money at home where his mouth was in China
In delaying his visit with Dalai Lama, is Obama serious about progress or just paying lip service?
With his secrecy decision, Obama proves being patient will be rewarded
New poll shows corporate America ought to be first in line to embrace public option
With his speech, Obama reclaims the presidency; for health care and battles that still lie ahead
The president could use some advice from the last Democrat who had to deal with relentless conservative attacks
President Obama will have to seize other circumstances to reconnect more deeply with the American people
Embattled Connecticut Democrat known more for bailouts than health care reform
Will the senator remain the consummate deal maker on health care reform, even beyond the grave?