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  • The GOP Establishment's Futile Battle Against Donald Trump

    04/21/2011 6:50:19 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 101 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 04/20/2011 | Ed Kilgore
    During the 2008 election cycle, Mitt Romney was often accused of treating politics more like a consumer-focused business than an exercise in leadership. “My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo,” he said, radiating the sense that if primary voters wanted something, anything, he’d be willing to sell it. His strategists obsessed about creating and selling “Brand Romney.” To many, these efforts made him look like a crass twit, a market researcher’s caricature of the perfect Republican candidate, even as he came in second-place for the GOP nomination. This election, however, Romney may have to compete with Donald Trump.
  • Pew Poll: Obama Struggling With White Voters

    04/08/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 7, 2011 | 5:11 PM | By Ronald Brownstein
    The latest Pew Research Center national poll released today underscores how slender a beachhead President Obama has established among whites more than two years into his presidency. In his 2008 election, Obama ran well only among two groups of whites -- young people and white women with at least a four year college education, two groups that are generally receptive to government activism. In the 2010 GOP landslide, those groups stuck with Democrats relatively more loyally than the rest of the white electorate, but the party's support tumbled even among them. Figures provided to National Journal by Pew from the...
  • FDA Admits Politics Trumped Science on Knee Device

    09/26/2009 9:13:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 752+ views
    Sciencemag.ort ^ | 9/25/09 | Sam Kean
    For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has publicly admitted that politics has trumped science. The agency acknowledged yesterday that it approved a device to help with knee-replacement surgeries—a device the agency’s own scientists said often failed—only after it received pressure from a cohort of Democratic congressmen from New Jersey, where the device’s manufacturer is located. The $3000 device was known as the Menaflex, a “collagen scaffold” that supported a damaged meniscus in the knee. It failed its initial reviews but received approval in December of last year anyway, during the waning days of the Bush Administration....
  • SAUNDERS: Christmas in rehab

    12/21/2006 7:52:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 972+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/21/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    DONALD TRUMP has figured out that America is addicted to addiction stories. With Tara Conner, the current Miss USA, you see the pattern with red-white-and-blue efficiency: Young hottie works hard, makes it, parties too hard, is seen bouncing half-naked on Fox News every 20 minutes, middle-aged male solons on same network tut-tut young babe's immorality, and when that gets old even for middle-aged men, she enters rehab. Yes, this is the age of the short- attention span scandal. Over-achievers hit rock bottom before they're 21. And what a story, with the possibility that Trump could utter his signature "you're fired"...