July 31, 2012 Once again, doping accusations surround the brains behind the weekly ScuttleButton puzzle. Maybe you should solve it before sanctions are imposed.
July 30, 2012 The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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July 24, 2012 One category that, tragically, was left out of this year's Summer Olympics: Time It Takes To Figure Out This Week's ScuttleButton Puzzle.
Who will be Romney's VP? The naming of his running mate is likely going to come in mid-August, after his foreign trip and the conclusion of the Olympics.
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July 23, 2012 We may be three weeks away from learning Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate. Until then, here is a historical look at all the VP picks in the last half century, and which ones were considered a plus — or a minus.
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July 17, 2012 Dying to know who Mitt Romney will pick for V.P.? Is that really more important than solving this week's ScuttleButton puzzle? I didn't think so.
Condoleezza Rice, shown here visiting a school in Moscow in 2011, is the latest rumored choice for Mitt Romney's running mate.
July 16, 2012 One of Mitt Romney's problems is that he still faces resistance from some conservatives who don't trust his ideological core. That's one reason why the recent speculation about Romney naming Condi Rice, who is pro-choice, as VP doesn't make sense.
July 10, 2012 Nobody would have guessed that the Washington Nationals would be in first place at the All-Star break. Now it's time to guess the answer to this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
July 9, 2012 The Green Party, which is perhaps best known for its former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and the role he may have played in determining the 2000 election, holds its 2012 nominating convention on July 14 in Baltimore.
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July 2, 2012 The nation still seems split on Obamacare. But how do we really feel about ScuttleButtonCare? Maybe you should solve this week's puzzle to find out.
The Libertarians are considered the nation's most viable third party, but they have surpassed 1 percent of the vote only once in 10 tries for the presidency.
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July 2, 2012 As we approach Independence Day, it seems clear that there will not be a significant "independent" presidential candidate competing against President Obama and Mitt Romney this year.
June 25, 2012 While I imagine there are some out there who await the Supreme Court's ruling on health care policy, I'm convinced everyone is excited about this week's ScuttleButton puzzle. And can you blame them?
Rep. Charles Rangel listens during a news conference in August 2010 at his Harlem office in New York.
June 25, 2012 Charles Rangel's long career in Congress is at risk in Tuesday's New York primary. He is 82, faces a redrawn district, and is coming off being censured by his colleagues.
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June 19, 2012 Now that President Obama has relaxed his deportation policy, you now have more time to figure out this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
Buttons from 4 of the 5 original members of the Class of '74 who still serve in Congress. (Will someone please tell Henry Waxman to make a button?)
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June 19, 2012 It's been 40 years since the break in at the Democratic National Committee. The scandal ushered in 91 new members of the House — mostly Democrats. Who exactly were the "Class of '74?" And what happened to them?
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June 12, 2012 Sure, you can ALWAYS find a challenging and inspiring ScuttleButton puzzle to solve, one that keeps you on pins and needles trying to figure it out. This week's puzzle, however, is not one of those.
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