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FLASHBACK: A Presidential Candidate Lied to Me in 2011

Posted: November 30, 2015 at 8:55 am   /   Politics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Four years ago today, I published a piece about my trust in then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain being placed in peril and, eventually, broken more than eight months after I’d asked him a serious question during a phone call. Hoping the 2016 candidates are paying attention, I share it again (only slightly modified for republication) below: On March 14, […]

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Is It Time for the GOP to Scale Back on Social Issues?

Posted: June 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

I read with keen interest the results of a recent poll: But those willing to take part in the poll did more than choose their favorite for the GOP nomination. They also answered a question about which issues they found most pressing, and the results bear further review. To be sure, most of the conference […]

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BREAKING: Source Claims Inside Scoop on Romney 2016 Plans! (UPDATED)

Posted: January 30, 2015 at 7:46 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

After several months of flirting with the idea of running for president in 2016, sources say that Mitt Romney will announce this morning that he is exploring another run for the White House.  This announcement comes less than 24 hours after it was announced that a former Romney aide had defected to Jeb Bush’s team: […]

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The Left Turns on Hillary Clinton

Posted: August 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

New York Times Dissects the Clinton’s World of  Money, Ambition, and Politics In the first sign that Hillary Clinton’s march to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is no cinch, the New York Times has done the unthinkable – take a close look at the Clinton family’s complex world of money, ambition, and politics. In a wide-ranging […]

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Why the GOP keeps winning the House and Dems keep winning the White House

Posted: May 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Interesting data from Michael Barone: Psephologists—the fancy word for election analysts—like to talk about change and transformation. One party or the other, they say, is on the verge of forging an enduring national majority. One party or the other is doomed. What I have come to see in my number crunching is not change and […]

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Food Stamps for Lobster and Steak!

Posted: April 1, 2013 at 10:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Take a look at this image to which a friend drew my attention. Then, read the brief post on the subject at the blog that posted the image. (LANGUAGE WARNING) The subject of welfare fraud is important, but a subject raised by the comment thread cited at BloggerBlaster is, in the long run, even more […]

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Ah, Sweet Mysteries of Life

Posted: March 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

With all the questions swirling around in my brain, it’s a wonder I can ever fall asleep.  Some nights, the only solution is for me to count Senate Democrats jumping over a fence. For instance, liberals regard themselves as the salt of the earth and view conservatives as a bunch of cold-hearted rotters.  And, yet, […]

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CPAC 2013: Long on Ideas, Short on Direction

Posted: March 16, 2013 at 7:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Notes from CPAC 2013, Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, MD Christopher Cook—Western Free Press  A Conservative Political Action Conference following a difficult (and for some, unexpected) defeat in an election is bound to be a little more unfocused and even contentious. This is natural. Such a defeat causes movements and political parties to reexamine their […]

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Reader opinion: Going the way of the Whigs…its simple math folks

Posted: March 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Hot Spot is Western Free Press’s forum for letters to the editor and opinion pieces submitted by readers. If you would like to submit a piece for consideration, email us at hotspot@westernfreepress.com. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Free Press. By Shelly Burgoyne Even with a President whose approval […]

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