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WSJ: “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”

May 4, 2010
WSJ: “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”

The opening scene of Alex Gibney’s latest documentary recreates the murder of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis, a Florida businessman who was gunned down after selling casino cruises to a cohort that included former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

FITTON: Travel expense scandal hits Capitol Hill

May 4, 2010
FITTON: Travel expense scandal hits Capitol Hill

Members of Congress call it "standard policy." Others would call it "stealing."

KLEIN: Will Petraeus be like Ike?

May 3, 2010
KLEIN: Will Petraeus be like Ike?

One of the qualities that has made Petraeus successful is his nuanced understanding of the area under his command and of the complexity of his mission.

MCQUEARY: Republican lawmaker puts unions before kids

May 2, 2010
MCQUEARY: Republican lawmaker puts unions before kids

An alumna of private schools herself, state Rep. Renee Kosel (R-New Lenox) would seem a logical supporter of school vouchers. But...

CONTINETTI: The Bully Party

May 1, 2010
CONTINETTI: The Bully Party

When bipartisan debate fails, Democrats fall back on a knuckle-sandwich approach to politics.

YORK: How Obama could lose Arizona immigration battle

April 30, 2010
YORK: How Obama could lose Arizona immigration battle

We know one thing for sure about the fight over Arizona's new immigration law. Civil-rights groups will file a lawsuit trying to kill the law and will ask a federal judge to issue an injunction to keep it from taking effect as scheduled this summer.

AP: Don’t mess with the Governor of Texas

April 28, 2010
AP: Don’t mess with the Governor of Texas

Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.

POLITICO: Obama’s strategy gets personal

April 27, 2010
POLITICO: Obama’s strategy gets personal

Once chastised for not being tough enough, President Barack Obama has lately been getting personal with his political adversaries — singling them out for scorn in speeches, interviews, asides and even in his weekly radio address.

BARONE: Hold the VAT – Taxpayers may prefer spending cuts

April 26, 2010
BARONE: Hold the VAT – Taxpayers may prefer spending cuts

The Obama Democrats' stealth strategy for increasing the size and scope of the federal government is well underway, despite huge voter backlash.

O’ROURKE: Why it’s so irksome being governed by the Obami

April 25, 2010
O’ROURKE: Why it’s so irksome being governed by the Obami

The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college.