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Running government like a business

There has been quite a bit of debate lately as to the importance of business acumen as a key qualification for being President of the United States. Can government really be run like a business? Republican nominee Mitt Romney claims emphatically that incumbent President Barack Obama has clearly demonstrated that the former senator, constitutional law professor and community organizer lacks ...

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CARTER: Romney may have generational edge in repelling space invaders

       Americans give President Obama only so-so marks on his handling of the economy. But nearly two out of three say he’s the leader they want calling the shots once an armada of flying saucers comes over the horizon, National Geographic’s “Aliens Among Us” poll found. The magazine surveyed a random nationwide sample of 1,114 Americans from May ...

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Political conventions this summer will be reunion for Goldwater and McGovern offspring

It is summertime, which means a time to peer at the political future with a gaze to the political past. The holiday that many consider the unofficial beginning of summer affords the opportunity to shake off the residue of a just-completed school year and to begin contemplating what lies ahead. Considering what the immediate future holds in politics requires that ...

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Rice says wouldn't return as secretary of state

CLINTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she wouldn’t want to hold that position again. >> BUSINESS BLOG Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi>> “You should never go home twice,” Rice told reporters at Mississippi College in Clinton. Rice visited the school Tuesday to address benefactors at a scholarship banquet. She also participated ...

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Mississippi's moment in the political sun

It was sort of like the occasional total eclipse of the sun, an event that occurs only rarely and when it does everyone makes it a point to watch because it will be a while before it happens again. Of course I am referring to the Republican Presidential primary that played out in Mississippi during the week culminating in the ...

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GOP comes to Mississippi

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. Phil Bryant and numerous state ...

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Different polls give Gingrich leads in Ala., Miss. GOP primary

Newt Gingrich’s Deep South strategy has gained new hope through a pair of polls of Alabama and Mississippi voters, one putting him ahead by four points and another by a single point . Voters in the two states go the polls Tuesday for a Republican presidential preference primary that pits Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House, against former Massachusetts ...

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Marty Wiseman: Who the heck is Saul Alinsky?

“Fascinating” is certainly one way to describe Newt Gingrich’s continuous invocation of the name of famed community organizer Saul Alinsky in his effort to hang a derogatory label on President Barack Obama. Given Gingrich’s penchant for shooting from the hip (lip?) when it comes to political rhetoric one or two references to Alinsky could be passed off as a simple ...

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem to be. According to a ...

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