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(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between US President Barack Obama (L) and Chuck Hagel. Obama will reportedly nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary replacing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. ***LEFT IMAGE*** WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: U.S. President Barack Obama said he was 'modestly optimistic' while making a statement on fiscal cliff negotiations following a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House December 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and members of Congress continue to seek a solution to avert the possibility of large tax increases combined with deep spending cuts also known as the 'fiscal cliff'. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** OMAHA, NE- MARCH 12: U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) speaks at the University of Nebraska-Omaha March 12, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hagel announced that he will postpone making a decision on whether to seek the Republican nomination for president until later this year. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The GOP Reaction to the Chuck Nagel Nomination

President Obama’s presumptive nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Nagel, is coming under heavy criticism from his fellow Republicans. But are they critical of him for the right reasons?

01/06/2013

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Fiscal Cliff: Watching the Rules of Negotiating

It may feel that we are watching our elected leaders allow our country to plummet off of the fiscal cliff. But in reality, we are simply watching the art of negotiation.

11/29/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

The October Surprise: Her Name is Sandy

Everyone has been waiting for an October Surprise to affect the tight Presidential race. It took all month, but the October Surprise finally arrived, in the form of a major hurricane.

10/28/2012

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Romney, Obama Both Push VP’s On Road During Debate Preparation

The presidential candidates are leaving the heavy lifting of campaigning to their running mates as they spend one more day preparing for their first debate, scheduled for Wednesday night.

10/02/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

The First Amendment and Foreign Policy Conundrum

A right we have held dear for over two hundred years is the key to the complications the United States faces in Middle East. And niether side seems to be ready to back down any time soon.

09/13/2012

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The Myth of the Power of One Man

With Election Day less than 60 days away, it’s time we hear about what each candidate will do, not by himself, but within the real framework of our government, including the opposing party.

09/06/2012

Both campaigns continue attack on each other in ads. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Texas Judge Giving One Man Too Much Credit

The crazy rant of a county judge in the state of Texas is showing just how polarized our political environment is in this country.

08/24/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tax Return Hypocrisy

The focus of the presidential campaign is back on tax returns, but that focus says more about voter hypocrisy than it does tax rates.

08/16/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Approval Polls Aren’t Election Polls

Gallup shows that President Obama’s approval rating is still below 50%, but that may not be as big of an advantage for Mitt Romney as it may seem.

08/07/2012

Sen. Michael Bennet celebrates his win in the 2010 Senate race while his daughter Caroline (L), daughter Halina (R) and his wife Susan Daggett (2nd R) listen in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Echoes of Bennet 2010 in Obama 2012

Echoes of Senator Michael Bennet’s successful 2010 campaign are showing up in President Obama’s 2012 campaign in Colorado, but will the results be the same?

07/10/2012

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