WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will give the Republican response to the State of the Union address next Tuesday, the first time during President Obama’s term that a woman will deliver the GOP rebuttal. McMorris Rodgers, 44, of Spokane, is a stalwart social and fiscal conservative who chairs the House Republican Conference, making…More
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Good morning. State of the Union and the responses. So, what did you think? How did President Obama do? Is he noticeably more relaxed and more in command at the beginning of his second term, as some people say? What did you think of the substance of the speech? Some observers said he was strongest when…More
Good Morning. The State of the Union address. President Obama will spend part of the week practicing his remarks, which, political junkies surely know, will be delivered Tuesday evening. These speeches often have someone referring to them as the most important of — what? — the year, a term, a presidency. Here’s one bit of analysis…More
Good morning. Nate Silver, 50 states and the Hawks: Nate Silver, The New York Times wonder-math-nerd who predicted the 2012 presidential election outcome in all 50 states, had what turned out to be an unfortunate prediction for Sunday’s football game. He said the Seahawks would win, but, oops, that did not come to pass. His…More