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Is Jon Huntsman the GOP’s ‘serious’ candidate (and do they even want one)?

Jon Huntsman, a relative latecomer to the Republican presidential field, is hoping to cast himself as the grown-up in the race. But will that matter to GOP primary voters?


In turnaround, Republicans struggle to attack Obama on national security in first debate

“Republicans won’t have the historic advantage that they enjoyed for something like 30 years” on matters of national security, said one Democratic strategist.


Few sharp exchanges in first GOP presidential debate, as candidates assail Obama

The candidates passed on opportunities to clash with one another in their first debate, choosing instead to attack President Obama’s economic policies.


What ‘O’ is and isn’t good for

On the eve of its publication, a new political roman à clef has the Beltway chattering about the identity of its anonymous author.


  Steve Brodner on ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

In Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show, we see rock-climbing, kayaking, dog-sledding. But is that all? Editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner sees more.

Could Phil Davison be the next president of the United States?

A viral stump speech set against a backdrop of inspirational music.


  Next week’s news: Sarah Palin edition

What would the former Alaska governor do as president? Need to Knows resident satirist, Andy Borowitz, gazes into the future, all the way to the year 2012, to find out.

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