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Don't Blame Romney for Ballot Trouble

The Republican Party of Virginia is on the verge of the appearance of a significant scandal. Allegations , fueled by a post by Richard Winger at Ballot Access News , are swirling, suggesting that the Virginia GOP changed the rules for the validation of signatures in October 2011: But what has …

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Written by Fred Bauer on Tuesday December 27, 2011

It's Still Romney's Turn

Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich's mutual failure to qualify for the Virginia ballot raises lots of questions about their long term viability, funding, and organization. But it isn't that surprising at all for one simple reason: neither has run for President before while the two candidates who …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday December 26, 2011

Bob McDonnell: The Gov Who Governed

More than a few liberal commentators will celebrate the supposed " shellacking " that the Republicans got in the elections on Tuesday. And, certainly, on two major issues--government union power (in Ohio) and abortion (in Mississippi)--the voters sided with the political Left. But, in one of …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Thursday November 10, 2011

States Will Be Slammed by Default

A federal default could cascade through state governments, forcing tax increases and budget cuts on local taxpayers. Medicaid budgets could be slashed. Federal money for unemployment benefits could halt. State colleges could lose federal grants. The Pew Center on the States reports that …

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Written by Nicole Glass on Wednesday July 27, 2011