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McCain’s Gang; Tax Games

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Last week, I watched McCain, who’s seeking the Republican presidential nomination, work a reporters’ lunch that two weeks earlier had hosted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat. An hour with McCain is actually entertaining. As soon as he sat down before these journalists—most of whom represent media based in California—McCain declared his “intense dislike” of California. The state, he said jocularly, [&hellip
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The GOP Sinks Health Care; Bob Smith’s a Crank

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

At the start of the debate in the Senate last week on legislation regulating health plans, Phil Gramm, a conservative Republican from Texas, blasted the Democratic bill because “the one thing it does not provide is more freedom.” Does Gramm believe that freedom currently reigns in the U.S. health care system? Actually, it does to a degree—for the insurance companies. [&hellip
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Gee, Bradley Really is a Stiff

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Have you caught Bill Bradley fever? A few weeks ago, he was the story of the presidential campaign, which still has nearly 17 months to run. This week, obviously, it’s George W. Bush, who has finally left his cocoon in Austin. In the midst of that media run on Bradley—raising $4 million in the first quarter did impress the political [&hellip
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