"But a principal one is that I and several colleagues have been working on a story that, if and when it comes to fruition --- and I’m confident it shall --- should shuffle the tectonic plates under that capital city where I normally hang my hat."
"The State Department is scrambling to revise its annual report on global terrorism to acknowledge that it understated the number of deadly attacks in 2003, amid charges that the document is inaccurate and was politically manipulated by the Bush administration."
"Still, on both foreign and domestic policy Mr. Reagan showed both some pragmatism and some sense of responsibility. These are attributes sorely lacking in the man who claims to be his political successor."
Rep. Stephanie Herseth gives the Democrats a 2-0 record in special election contests this year. That's after going over a decade without a single open-seat special election victory in the House.
And what makes the victory extra delicious is that both have come in strong Republican districts. Chandler's district was handily won by Bush 55-42, while South Dakota (Herseth's is an at-large seat) was a 60-38 Bush romp. Yet voters in both districts decided to flip parties and give Democrats a chance to fix the mess in D.C. "