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Posted: Sat, 10/10/2015 - 12:45 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The battle to succeed Speaker John Boehner following his sudden resignation just took another surprising turn when his would-be successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), suddenly dropped out of the race when he came under fire from the party's most extreme right wing for not being conservative enough.

This is certain to move the House GOP leadership farther to the right and away from the overwhelming majority of Jewish voters.

Posted: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 13:57 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The Republicans' repeated and fruitless Benghazi investigations backfired today when they brought down their own speaker-in-waiting instead of the Democratic presidential frontrunner they spent many millions of tax dollars trying to shoot down.

In a stunning move Thursday noon, Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to succeed John Boehner as speaker of the House.  His quest for the top job on Capitol Hill was done in by a serious self-inflicted wound. 

Posted: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:07 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

There's an old adage about politicians who like to talk the talk but are afraid to walk the walk.  Nowhere is that clearer than in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict where leaders on both sides have missed repeated opportunities, frequently deliberately, to make peace.  All too often each man would rather demagogue the issue and claim the purity of his own intentions while blaming the other for all that has gone wrong.

There's more than enough blame to go around and barely enough good will to cover the head of a pin.

Posted: Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:25 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The Supreme Court convenes this week -- the first Monday in October —for a new session that will reverberate over the next 13 months until the first Tuesday in November 2016 when American voters will make their own decisions that could determine the makeup of the Court for a generation.

Over the past year the Court has made some of its most controversial decisions that already are major issues in the presidential campaign, most notably upholding Obamacare and same-sex marriage.

Posted: Sat, 10/03/2015 - 13:29 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is likely to be the next speaker of the House, revealed that the Benghazi investigation is a politically-motivated attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, and he boasted it has succeeded.

Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity, he said,

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