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With America's mainstream media taking the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the nation's lonely and underworked pollsters stepped up to feed the beast. Not surprisingly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a big winner, even if the 2016 election is three years away.
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
The plot of "Philomena" seems preposterous. A teenage girl forced to give up her out-of-wedlock child in 1950s Catholic Ireland searches for him half a century later, only to discover he carried his own secret shame: He was a closeted homosexual in the highest ranks of the Republican Party in the U.S.
A former Pennsylvania county Republican Party head faces 19 criminal charges tied to allegations he raped and assaulted a 51-year-old female colleague, then tampered with evidence and lied to police during questioning.
Bad news for Democrats: New polling numbers put Republicans far ahead in the vote count for the 2014 elections, due primarily to the botched rollout of Obamacare and the broken promise by the president that Americans could keep their current health care plans.
Jindal v. Obama: The new school choice battle; La. voucher fight revives reform led by conservatives
Two decades ago, while George H.W. Bush was still president, Republican governors like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin began in earnest their long-brewing war on underperforming public schools.