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New pope brings hope for an era of outreach 0

“I hope you haven’t made a mistake,” Pope Francis told the cardinals at his celebratory dinner after he was chosen to lead the Catholic Church. He then urged the assembled hierarchy to nourish their bodies, and said with a grin, “May God forgive you for what you’ve done.” It brought down the house. Pope Francis […]

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Posted on: 03-16-2013
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CNN WEB EXCLUSIVE: Can women have it all? 0

CNN panel with Donna Brazile, Anita Dunn, Alex Castellanos and Newt Gingrich for an online exclusive segment on women in politics and whether women really can have it all.

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Posted on: 03-10-2013
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Donna Brazile featured on Politic365’s Game Changer of the Day! 0

Her profile can be viewed here: http://politic365.com/2013/03/08/donna-brazile/

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Posted on: 03-8-2013
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Challenge to Voting Rights Act ignores reality 0

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was at the Capitol, joining leaders of Congress to dedicate a statue in honor of the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Alabama’s Rosa Parks. About the same time, across the street at the Supreme Court, an Alabama lawyer was arguing that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act […]

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Posted on: 03-4-2013
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Obama a marker on post-racial path 0

Politicians and historians love to use the word “crossroads.” It’s become as American, and cliched, as “Mom’s apple pie.” The historian Shelby Foote, wrote, “The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things. … It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads.”

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Posted on: 02-25-2013
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Were Republicans listening? 0

There was a new superstar in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday night at the State of the Union. The story of Desiline Victor of South Miami changed the tone of the gathering for a few moments as President Obama focused on her. On Election Day, she was told her wait might be six hours. She waited, […]

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Posted on: 02-18-2013
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Immigrants are a blessing for the U.S. 0

We’ve known for years that our immigration system is broken, and reform has been near the top of the national agenda since at least 2007. But Congress addressed neither conservative anxieties — unsecured borders, people staying with expired visas — nor liberal concerns, such as treatment of immigrants (legal or not), paths to citizenship, etc. […]

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Posted on: 02-2-2013
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Hillary: Secretary of empowerment 0

As Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton steps down from her job Friday, many are assuming she will run for president. And she may. In fact, five of the first eight presidents first served their predecessors as secretary of state. It hasn’t happened in more than a century, though that may change should Clinton decide […]

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Posted on: 02-1-2013
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Unity now needed for action 0

All the ideas and rhetoric in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address emerge from a central theme: “It’s time to seize the moment.” Now is the time to come together as Americans. Four years ago, in the midst of an economic collapse, two wars and so much uncertainty both here and abroad, Obama reached out […]

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Posted on: 01-30-2013
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Speech defined ‘American faith’ 0

Obama’s second inaugural address was a deeply moving and patriotic speech.

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Posted on: 01-27-2013
Posted in: Spin Cycle
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