Michael LaRosa

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Hillary Clinton's Formidable Strengths—and Greatest Weakness

The former senator has yet to publicly come to terms with her catastrophic decision on Iraq.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—In wide-ranging remarks Monday afternoon at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which <i>The Atlantic</i> co-hosts, Hillary Rodham Clinton showed an impressive grasp of issues as varied as health care, Supreme …

Barack Obama's Better Half

Why the first lady is so popular.<p>Michelle Obama is a popular first lady. On average, her favorable ratings have been higher than those of her predecessors, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. This may well reflect the fact that more so than other first ladies, Mrs. Obama has a stand-alone personal …

NEA leader's task: Win back public

The new president of the largest teachers union in the country will become the voice of roughly 3 million teachers at perhaps the most critical moment in the National Education Association’s history.<p>First item on the agenda: Win back the public.<p>Union watchers say the newly elected Lily Eskelsen …

McDaniel Campaign Manager Says She Will Never Endorse Thad Cochran

"...to make it worse used race baiting tactics to take advantage of African-American voters all for the sake of holding onto a seat to feed their money grubbing, greedy, selfish egos."<p>Melanie Sojourner, the campaign manager for Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel's bid to unseat incumbent …

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