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Is Santa a Republican or Democrat? Here's What Prominent Politicial Minds in Washington Think

Although nothing is known about Santa Claus' true political preferences, two Washington Post reporters surveyed prominent politicians, political consultants and lobbyists from both sides of the isle about where they think Santa falls on the political spectrum.

10 Christmas Day Reads

My Christmas morning reads: • This Christmas, Be Grateful You Didn’t Put All Your Money in Oil and Gold (B Politics) • Now that the Dow has hit 18,000, let us remember the worst op-ed in history (Washington Post) • Mohamed A. El-Erian: Wow! What the Jump in U.S. Growth Means (Bloomberg) see also The...Read More

Why Won't Warren Quit Worrying and Learn to Love Wall Street?

The Washington Post's David Ignatius is the latest establishment journalist to launch a salvo against Sen. Elizabeth Warren and "her jihad against Wall Street."

Michael Sam: 'I'm Not the Only One' in the NFL

Michael Sam may be the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but he tells Oprah Winfrey in a new interview that he's not the only gay man in the league, the Washington Post reports. After he came out, Sam says in an interview airing on OWN...

Waiving of Josh Smith a questionable decision for Pistons

Here’s the Washington Post with analysis of the Detroit Pistons decision to waive Josh Smith, which might help chemistry but hurts financially for a long time: With the considerable problems he inherited by taking over a franchise with years of disillusionment and a roster of mismatched talents, Stan Van Gundy is not responsible for most of the hot [...]

Some Women Take the Abortion Pill as Penance to Punish Themselves With a Painful Abortion

(LiveActionNews) — In an article in the Washington Post, author Hanna Rosin quotes abortion provider Kathy Rogers saying: [RU-486 is] not just a pill; it’s a process. And it’s not going to be fast or easy or simple. Rosin discusses why some women choose to undergo chemical abortions, even though they are so much more […]

Non-Sequiturs: 12.24.14

The joke's on North Korea: you can't hack the D.C. Circuit because they still use Commodore 64s. [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] As we remember the Slaughter and May holiday party of 1981, here's a mashup with contemporary music. Show More Summary

Santa Tracking Underway – a Great, Though Accidental, PR Tradition

Summary: The Washington Post, indefatigable itself, has tracked down the story of the Cold War-era tradition of tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight from the North Pole. And it’s found that the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) faithful monitoring of Santa’s flight is the result of a typo in a Sears ad back then.

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Victory Lap!

Most incompetent communist ever –> h/t @ritholz — Billmon (@billmon1) December 24, 2014 As explained by Matt O’Brien in the Washington Post: …[I]f arbitrary round numbers are your thing, the Dow passed a big one on Tuesday, closing above 18,000 for the first time. And that brings us to the worst op-ed in history. On [Read more...]

What Hillary Clinton Won’t Discuss

You need to know how much more coercive “health reform” could be if Hillary Clinton were to be elected president. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 61 percent

Larry Klayman’s legal massacre

Larry Klayman’s legal massacre by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Larry Klayman is losing again. The conservative gadfly, who has been suing presidents for years with little success, was back in court Monday morning, this time representing Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his immigration crackdowns, who wants President Obama’s immigration [...]Show More Summary

Supreme Court adds same-sex marriage cases to agenda

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to add same-sex marriage cases to the agenda this term. Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court’s agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. The justices could decide as early as Jan. Show More Summary

Everyone Wants the Cuba Embargo to End

According to the latest Washington Post/ABC poll, 64 percent of the American public supports establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. And even greater numbers want to get rid of the trade embargo: Those are remarkable numbers. Everyone supports an end to the embargo by wide margins, even Republicans. Show More Summary

Report: Republicans propose new net neutrality alternative to prevent 'paid prioritization'

Republican Congressional leaders are proposing a new plan that could prevent service providers from giving priority for some websites over others, reports The Washington Post, citing unnamed industry officials close to the plans.

FAA safety inspectors question speed of drone approvals

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Several inspectors told the Washington Post that they felt pressured to accelerate reviews and safety wasn't a top priority

The Unanswered Question Behind DC’s New Stadium Financing Agreement

Washington will spend $150 million on a new stadium for D.C. United, but given the benefits for the team, why isn't it paying for the new digs? The post The Unanswered Question Behind DC’s New Stadium Financing Agreement appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Americans Are Really Behind This Whole Cuba Thing

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday showed the American public supports normalizing relations with Cuba, the island nation 90 miles south of Florida that has been under a U.S. embargo for the last fifty-four years. The position has been gaining in popularity in recent years, but this is the first poll taken since President Barack Obama's surprise détente last week.

The Weird World of the Washington Post, Where Reagan Never Met Gorbachev

Reading the Washington Post opinion pages can be like reading dispatches from a parallel universe. You get that sense of alternative history from Post deputy editorial editor Jackson Diehl's latest.

The Washington Post's burning question: 'Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?'

Taking advantage of the Christmas season to ask a particularly hard-hitting question, The Washington Post spoke with 12 politicians, political consultants, and pollsters to ask how Santa Claus would vote. Eight respondents, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, claimed Saint Nick for the GOP — though not always for flattering reasons. Show More Summary

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