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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."

Articles by Greg Pierce

Inside Politics

President Obama is "getting bad advice from ... clowns" on Afghanistan and "sucking up to the wrong people" on health care, Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told a Detroit radio station Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reports. Published November 4, 2009

Inside Politics

The Republican National Committee is running a last-minute, 60-second radio ad in New York's special congressional election that urges voters to "vote conservative, it matters like never before" but doesn't name the candidate it is now supporting, Doug Hoffman. Published November 3, 2009

Inside Politics

"The big news in Honduras is that the good guys seem to have won a four-month political standoff over the exile of former President Manuel Zelaya," the Wall Street Journal said Saturday in an editorial. Published November 2, 2009

Inside Politics

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, has endorsed the Conservative Party candidate in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District over the Republican candidate, "increasing the race's profile as a national test between the GOP establishment and the conservative base," Amanda Carpenter writes in her Back Story blog on The Washington Times Web site. Published October 23, 2009

Inside Politics

"To the many warning signs Democrats face in the 2010 midterm elections, add this: New fundraising reports show Republicans out-raised Democrats in the third quarter in all eight open Senate races on next fall's ballot," John Mercurio writes at www.nationaljournal.com. Published October 22, 2009

Inside Politics

Fox News analyst Brit Hume, in an appearance Monday on the network's "Special Report with Bret Baier," wondered how other news organizations are reacting to the White House's request that they quarantine Fox News, Jeff Poor reports at newsbusters .org. Published October 21, 2009

Inside Politics

"The most revelatory passage in the so-called 'plain English' version of the health care bill that the Senate Finance Committee approved on Tuesday (without ever drafting the actual legislative language) says that in the future, Americans will be offered the convenience of getting their health insurance at the Department of Motor Vehicles," Terence P. Jeffrey writes at www.cnsnews.com. Published October 20, 2009

Inside Politics

"If you think moderate Democrats are afraid of voting for 'Obamacare,' you should see how they react to a potential vote on the Countrywide Financial loan scandal," James Freeman writes at www.opinionjournal.com. Published October 19, 2009

Inside Politics

"Maine Republican Olympia Snowe may have thrown her support behind the Democrats' health care agenda, but Democrats still need 60 votes to pass the filibuster threshold in the Senate - and though they've gained Ms. Snowe, they're losing Joe Lieberman," the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel writes at www.opinionjournal.com. Published October 15, 2009

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"The Obama administration really needs to get over itself," the liberal Nation magazine's John Nichols writes at www.thenation.com. Published October 14, 2009

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"The state of the dollar probably hasn't been a first-tier political issue in the United States since, say, the presidential election of 1896," James Pethokoukis writes in a blog at Reuters.com. Published October 13, 2009

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"News early Friday that the Nobel Peace Prize would go to President Obama shook the journalistic establishment," Eleanor Clift wrote Friday at www.newsweek.com. Published October 12, 2009

Inside Politics

"Eight Democratic senators have written Majority Leader Harry Reid and asked him to post the final health care bill on the Internet for at least 72 hours before any vote. They also want all amendments posted before they are debated," John Fund writes at www.opinionjournal.com. Published October 8, 2009

Inside Politics

"Someone ought to tell the president and the speaker of the House that they are creating a new Bob Casey problem for their party. And his name is Bart Stupak," Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn writes. Published October 7, 2009

Inside Politics

"Think the White House may want to work on its vote-counting operation before the health care bill makes it to the Senate floor?" ABC News' Rick Klein writes in the Note at abcnews.com. Published October 6, 2009

Inside Politics

Some Chicago politicians think they know whom to blame for the city's failure to win in its bid to host the 2016 Olympics - former President George W. Bush. Published October 5, 2009

Inside Politics

"Someday, this country will have a health care debate that's not abject in its idiocy," Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr. writes. Published October 1, 2009