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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?

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Rent Is Too Damn High Party founder, now a Republican, has a new slogan

Jimmy McMillan, who rocketed to Internet fame as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, is running for president as a Republican.

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Photo: The state of things

The four-letter word people want to hear from Obama tonight.

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The State of the Union

President Obama will deliver his second State of the Union speech this evening. Here are five things you need to know about the annual address.

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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.

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Five things you need to know about the Afghanistan War review

The Obama administration’s review is clear about the preferred outcomes; what’s missing is any sense of how to achieve them, writes Joshua Foust.

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In Perspective: Jon Meacham on the tax-cut deal

In the wake of Obamas decision to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, Jon Meacham comments on the similarity between today’s political climate and that of the 1990s.

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Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight… over Afghan strategy

Reevaluating the situation in Afghanistan in light of intense wrangling over strategy and a major shift in high-level leadership.

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Currency war… averted?

World leaders negotiate a temporary reprieve on an all-out currency warfare.

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