December 24, 2012 George McGovern, Arlen Specter, Warren Rudman, Dan Inouye ... just some of the political giants who died in 2012. This week's super-sized Political Junkie column is dedicated to their memory.
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December 13, 2012 This is the last ScuttleButton puzzle for 2012 — and your last chance to win a Political Junkie t-shirt and Official No-Prize button! (until next year, of course)
Sen. Jim DeMint's endorsement has become the gold standard for true blue conservatives seeking a Senate seat.
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December 10, 2012 The bombshell announcement by South Carolina's Jim DeMint that he will resign his Senate seat could lead to the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. But how will DeMint's tenure be judged?
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December 3, 2012 You should solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle NOW, rather than wait until after Monday's Giants-Redskins game, when it's likely a lot of my friendships will come to a sudden end.
November 26, 2012 You think you're wasting your time playing ScuttleButton? It could be worse. You could be a Washington Wizards season ticket holder.
Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his House seat last Wednesday amid health and ethics concerns.
November 26, 2012 Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
November 20, 2012 Before you carve up your turkey this week, you might want to carve up the new ScuttleButton puzzle. You may win a Political Junkie t-shirt and Official No Prize Button!
Some Republicans are betting that President Obama won't push for a Susan Rice nomination if it could jeopardize negotiations with the GOP on things like the budget, or immigration.
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November 19, 2012 The election is over. Or is it? Both sides look ready to start fighting again should President Obama nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
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November 13, 2012 Still recovering from the election? Well, first you have to recover from this week's ScuttleButton puzzle. Solve it and you could win a Political Junkie tee-shirt!
November 12, 2012 The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.
A voter reads her ballot as she prepares to cast her vote during the last day of early voting in Miami on Nov. 3.
November 5, 2012 This pre-election Political Junkie column focuses on all presidential swing states and key races for House and Senate.
October 31, 2012 The final ScuttleButton puzzle before next week's election awaits to be solved.
A bicyclist rides through the plaza on the east side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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October 29, 2012 After three successive "wave" elections in the House, it looks like there will be little net change in 2012. And that means the Republicans are favored to retain the majority they won two years ago.
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October 23, 2012 The debates are over. Now there's only one question left: What is the answer to this week's ScuttleButton puzzle? Figure it out and you could win a Political Junkie t-shirt and button!
October 2, 2012 The Political Junkie t-shirts are in, and they're gorgeous. Another incentive to solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
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