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Posted: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:37 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Michelle Bachmann is one of those Republican firebrands who will keep Hispanics voting in the Democratic column for a long time.

Posted: Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:04 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The old saying that goes: Those who know don’t say. Those who say don’t know.

It is a fitting response to all the public speculation about what will come out of the Iranian nuclear negotiations that are supposed to be completed by November 24.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as gone into overdrive in messages to leaders trying to hammer out a deal with Tehran: the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, German and the European Union.

Posted: Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:37 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

We've been hearing it for more than 13 years, and the story is still making the rounds.  The latest comes from an American-educated Saudi professor, Dr. Sami S. Habib.  In an interview with Saudi Arabia's Iqraa TV last month he said Israel was not only responsible for 9/11 but also for " all the crises of the Arab and Muslim world." 

"It's all part of a Zionist plot "to divide the already divided Arab world," he revealed, according to translations of the interview by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Posted: Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:11 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

After Trent Lott left the Senate to get rich as a K Street lobbyist he wrote a book about his days as Senate Majority Leader. The Mississippi Republican aptly named his memoir "Herding Cats."

As Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) looks ahead to leading Senate Republicans in January he may feel Lott understated the challenge.  He not only inherits the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, but there's a colorful new crop in his herd that will give him headaches as well.

Posted: Sun, 11/09/2014 - 15:35 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The dysfunctional marriage of Fatah and Hamas is in danger of exploding, literally.

A series of coordinated bomb attacks Friday on the homes and cars of at least 10 Fatah officials in Hamas controlled Gaza sparked new tensions between the rival factions.