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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."

Articles by Greg Pierce

Inside Politics

"Months ago, when Democrats were riding high from their second consecutive wave election and an unusually large number of Republican senators were deciding to retire, it looked plausible that Democrats would hold the line in 2010 and possibly even add a seat or two. With the political climate and the circumstances in key states now very different, those odds have changed," Charlie Cook writes at www.nationaljournal.com. Published September 30, 2009

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"Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against [Colorado] Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington,"Michael Riley reports in the Denver Post. Published September 29, 2009

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"The White House Council of Economic Advisers said Thursday the $787 billion stimulus plan kept one million people working who would otherwise not have had jobs," Bill Frezza writes at www.realclearmarkets.com. Published September 15, 2009

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"When, exactly, did the bloom come off the rose?' Sherman Frederick asks in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "For a good many, I'll bet it was 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, just after President Barack Obama delivered another 'sounds good, less filling' speech before a joint session of Congress," Mr. Frederick wrote. Published September 14, 2009

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"In my judgment President Obama's address [Wednesday] night was little more than a campaign speech with the Congress as the set piece," Jay Cost writes at www.realclearpolitics.com. Published September 11, 2009

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"What a difference a month makes!" Camille Paglia wrote Wednesday at www.salon.com. Published September 10, 2009

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"Another historic, monumental speech from the 44th President of the United States. He's averaging about one of these every three weeks now, isn't he?" Jay Cost writes in a blog at www.realclearpolitics.com. Published September 9, 2009

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British officials now say President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the London Daily Mail reports. Published September 8, 2009

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"There is an obvious compromise available to end the Honduras crisis - or there was, anyway, until Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton rejected it on Thursday," Elliott Abrams writes at www.weeklystandard.com. Published September 7, 2009

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"President Obama's 'green jobs czar' Van Jones has been targeted again and again by conservatives for his controversial views and now they'll have another item to use as fodder," Amanda Carpenter writes in "The Back Story" blog at www.washington times.com. Published September 4, 2009

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"I spoke with thousands of voters at town-hall meetings this summer," Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, writes in the Wall Street Journal. Published September 3, 2009

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"Two tides swept over American politics last winter," New York Times columnist David Brooks writes. Published September 2, 2009

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"If the Obama administration were a flotilla of ships, it might be sending out an SOS right about now," Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes. Published September 1, 2009

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Sherman Frederick, publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on Sunday called out Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, for what Mr. Frederick described as an attempt to bully his newspaper. Published August 31, 2009

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"With the political prognosis for health care reform turning from poor to likely terminal, many of my fellow Democrats are grieving through grievance," Dan Gerstein writes at www.forbes.com Published August 27, 2009

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Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat, says dozens of House Democrats may join him in opposing a final health care compromise unless the House bill's abortion language is changed. Published August 26, 2009

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Moammar Gadhafi knew just what to do with Gordon Brown's personal request addressed to 'Dear Moammar' that Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi, the only man ever convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, not be given a hero's welcome upon his return to Tripoli last Thursday. He gave him a hero's welcome," the Wall Street Journal says in an editorial. Published August 25, 2009

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"We could call it doubling down on a mistake. Or drawing a partisan line in the sand. But this is Barack Obama and his favorite movie is - I'm not making this up - 'The Godfather,' so let's stick with the mob theme," New York Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin writes. Published August 24, 2009