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Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce grew up in Indiana and Illinois, and graduated from Illinois State University, where he was editor of the student newspaper. He worked at newspapers in Indiana, Florida and Connecticut before coming to The Washington Times in 1984. Before compiling "Inside Politics," he covered federal agencies for the newspaper. Mr. Pierce also compiles "Washington in Five Minutes" and edits the weekly history page, "America at War."

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"White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is coming under fire in the media and from some prior East Wing officials for not posting aides at gates used by the recent state dinner guests to make sure no party crashers could enter," Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Whispers column at www.usnews.com. Published December 2, 2009

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Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore on Monday begged President Obama not to send more troops to Afghanistan. Published December 1, 2009

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As President Obama prepares to address the nation on the war in Afghanistan, he faces opposition on the left, as demonstrated in a blog by Arianna Huffington at www.huffingtonpost.com. Published November 30, 2009

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MS. NICE GUY: Sharon Lerner, a writer for the left-wing magazine the Nation, says pro-choice activists lost a key vote on abortion in the House health care bill because they were too nice - and said pro-choice activists won't make that mistake again. Published November 27, 2009

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"The frustrated Congressional Democrats who designed and enacted the stimulus seem more surprised, and they are now circling the wagons and starting to look for someone else to blame. The Democrat catching most of the bullets is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the Wall Street Journal said in an editorial. Published November 26, 2009

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"Not that it matters politically because obviously she's a female Republican dunce and he's a male Democrat genius. But Sarah Palin's poll numbers are strengthening. And President Obama's are sliding," Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm writes at latimes.com. Published November 24, 2009

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"On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to question Attorney General Eric Holder about his decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in criminal courts rather than military tribunals." Published November 23, 2009

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"But imagine KSM being found not guilty, which is a possibility. What happens then? According to Democratic Sen. Jack Reed, 'under basic principles of international law, as long as these individuals pose a threat, they can be detained, and they will.' Come again? You mean if KSM is acquitted he will still be detained? Yes indeed, according to Sen. Reed. He will not be released, 'because under the principle of preventive detention, which is recognized during hostilities,' we can continue to hold KSM. Published November 17, 2009

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"Take the iconic 'I Love New York' poster and plunge a dagger into its heart. That's what the Obama administration is doing by bringing the mastermind of 9/11 and other terror freaks here for trial," New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin writes. Published November 16, 2009

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"It's not likely, but a huge embarrassment to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama could be shaping up in the 23rd Congressional District of New York," John Steele Gordon writes in a blog at www.commentarymagazine.com. Published November 13, 2009

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Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48 percent to 44 percent among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup's generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by 6 points in July and 2 points last month, the polling firm said Wednesday at Gallup.com. Published November 12, 2009

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"Not many folks in Washington have made Nancy Pelosi cry 'uncle,' " Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn writes. Published November 11, 2009

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"If anyone is sweating the recent goings-on in New York's 23rd Congressional District, it's Gov. Charlie Crist, who finds himself in growing battle with conservative upstart Marco Rubio in next year's Florida GOP Senate primary," writes the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel. Published November 10, 2009

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"There's an 'only in Washington' moment coming up November 19, when longtime Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is expected to walk across Lafayette Square to speak before a private group meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Whispers column at www.usnews.com. Published November 9, 2009

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"More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday, just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday's elections," writes John Fund at www.opinionjournal.com. Published November 6, 2009

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"The same dynamics that powered President Obama to victory -- frustration with the status quo, economic anxieties, hope that new leadership can bring answers -- now stand as the biggest threats to the Democrats' governing agenda," ABC's Rick Klein writes at abcnews.go.com. Published November 5, 2009