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In understanding the foibles of politicians, I've always found it is a benefit to have spent large amounts of time with toddlers.

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The partisan segmentation of newspapers that existed in the early part of last century is gone, along with too many newspapers themselves, only to be replaced by partisan segmentation in other forms of media.

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Get ready for the new nuclear option. You may remember the old version, legislatively speaking, which came up during the George W. Bush-era controversy over filibustering judicial nominees.

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Sometimes I think I’ve gotten too cynical after so many years in Washington. Then I remember the House Ethics Committee.

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If you are asking, as former President George W. Bush did jokingly the other day, "Who the hell is Marco Rubio?" you probably won't be for long.

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I've been trying, because I'd truly like to see health reform pass, to find something nice to say about President Obama's plans for a summit. Here's the best I could come up with: It can't hurt.

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Jenny Sanford was my role model, until I read her book. I once wrote that the wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford offered "a new and improved version of the betrayed political spouse -- neither enabler nor victim." I was wrong.

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With 70 percent of children living in households where all adults are working, we need to reexamine the disparity that makes child care a luxury working families can't afford.

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