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Nancy Pelosi Is Right, Of Course
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Nancy Pelosi Is Right, Of Course

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The way for Democrats to win in 2020 is to follow the advice of the shrewdest Democrat in politics today: – Don’t be goaded by President Trump into a lengthy impeachment battle that will divide the country and ultimately be defeated by the Republican Senate. – Don’t go too far left and…

Why Barbara Bush Is So High Up In George H.W.’s Obituaries
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Why Barbara Bush Is So High Up In George H.W.’s Obituaries

BY FROMA HARROP Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of George H.W. Bush. It…

After Snowe, Is Brown Next?
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After Snowe, Is Brown Next?

BY FROMA HARROP To many New Englanders, Olympia Snowe had come to resemble Marilyn of The Munsters TV family. The senator from Maine seemed a normal Northeast Republican surrounded by party leaders sprouting fangs and cooing at bats – but who regarded her as the odd one. “You can’t be too careful these days,” Herman Munster,…

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Nancy Pelosi, Superhero

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Really, what did you expect? The first woman speaker of the House, a tough, smart, rich and attractive pro, the most powerful woman in the world, helps get a Democrat elected president and then helps that Democratic president get his ambitious agenda through amid very difficult economic times and two wars. Did…

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Guts And Glory

BY SUSAN ESTRICH No Republicans supported Medicare in the House of Representatives until it reached the floor. It came out of the House Ways and Means and Rules committees on strict party-line votes. On the procedural vote that brought Medicare to a vote, exactly 10 Republicans voted for the bill. Only when it was clear…

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