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Cruz’s Relentless Mendacity

Jul27

By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in The Hill)

“Mendacity” is the first word in Ted Cruz’s new book.

How appropriate! If there is one word that sums up the senator’s short political career, it’s that one.

As the saying goes, “ You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” (more…)

Espo Retires

Jul24

By John Feehery

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You will never see Dave Espo’s face on Morning Joe.

While he didn’t have a face for radio, so to speak, he also didn’t have the blow-dried look of the modern day reporter.

For 41 years, Espo has plowed the fields of Congress, planting seeds among sources, reaping stories and helping to power the Associated Press. (more…)

Best Two Arguments for Kasich

Jul23

By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank)

John Kasich is perhaps the most intriguing candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 GOP ring.

Unfortunately for him, he is also the last one.

Most Americans aren’t familiar with Mr. Kasich, even though he is governor of a key swing state and for years hosted a television show on Fox. (more…)

Who Is Man Enough To Destroy ISIS?

Jul23

By John Feehery

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Who is man enough to destroy ISIS?

That might not be the top campaign issue of the Presidential election cycle, but it should be.

If you don’t agree, read the New York Times Magazine piece on ISIS and Christians in the Middle East or watch the Frontline story.

ISIS is a strategic threat to the United States. It is a moral threat to the world. It is fundamental challenge to Western Civilization. (more…)

Getting to Four Percent

Jul21

By John Feehery

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Jeb Bush has led the GOP field in talking about growing the economy at 4 percent pace.

Most economists think it’s a pipe dream.

But as the old joke goes, economists have predicted nine out of the last five recessions. (more…)

 

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