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  • Political Scene

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says he has no doubt that the nation's war strategy in Afghanistan is sound.


  • Political Scene

    White House sends spending wish list


  • Illustration: Sore GOP by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MORRISSEY: Sore loser party

    The primary process exists in American politics as a mechanism in which members of a party can hold its incumbents accountable, as well as allow voters to determine the candidate they feel best fits their views, goals and mood in a general election. Both parties support this process rhetorically, cheering on a good debate and then demanding unity behind the winner at the end - which has traditionally been either an incumbent or a favorite of the party establishment.


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THIRD WAY: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, independent candidate for Senate, speaks to reporters after voting Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

    Left for dead, Crist refuses to die

    Charlie Crist, to the surprise of many and the consternation of some, just won't go away.


  • Construction cranes tower above One World Trade Center, Friday, August 13, 2010 in New York. A mosque would be part of a proposed $100 million Islamic center two blocks from where nearly 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Obama supports 'the right' for mosque

    Weighing his words carefully, the president expanded on a Friday night speech asserting that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as all Americans. In his comments Saturday, he did not say whether he believes the mosque is a good idea.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Marco Rubio, a Republican hopeful for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, has had impressive success, partly because of his grass-roots fundraising prowess. His campaign reports it now has more than 75,000 donors who have given less than $86 each.

    GOP's Rubio raises record cash in 2nd quarter

    Florida Republican Senate hopeful Marco Rubio revealed Monday he had raised a state record $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, becoming the latest midterm candidate to boast impressive money totals ahead of the filing deadline later this week.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Marco Rubio, a Senate hopeful in Florida, "has more Facebook friends than any other 2010 U.S. Senate candidate."

    Inside the Beltway

    Lady Gaga recently beat out President Obama in the number of Facebook "friends" she accumulated - 11.9 million for the chanteuse versus 10.4 million for the president.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Obama is greeted by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as he arrives at Louis Armstrong International New Orleans Airport in Kenner, La., on June 4. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson looks on. Conservatives vilified Mr. Crist for "the hug" - his embrace of Mr. Obama as the president pushed for the $787 billion stimulus package.

    Crist alliances upset GOP

    A Republican no longer, Gov. Charlie Crist just can't seem to get enough of President Obama or Democratic priorities.


  • Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' campaign chairman who recruited Florida Gov. Charlie Crist into that state's Senate race, says if Mr. Crist does run as an independent he will be asked to refund many campaign contributions (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Cornyn: Crist shows D.C. can't pick winners

    Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' campaign chairman who recruited Florida Gov. Charlie Crist into that state's Senate race, said Thursday Mr. Crist's fall shows the danger of Washington politicians trying to pick winners and losers in the midst of anti-Washington sentiment.


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