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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?


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.


Photo: The state of things

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Currency war… averted?

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

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