We Have Overcome

Neil Simon reports from near the Capitol: Holding a “We Have Overcome” banner that he waved in Chicago’s Grant Park on Election Night, Patrick Kennedy of La Porte, Ind., let a stream of people pose with him to mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s first black president.  “This isn’t a black victory or …

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Senate Battle Over Cuba Provisions Heating Up

WASHINGTON — Senators sympathetic to Florida Republican Mel Martinez’ hard-line positions on Cuba signaled Monday they will join him in trying to block efforts to let Cuban-Americans visit relatives on the island more frequently and ease some trade restrictions with Cuba.  But it remained uncertain today whether the group will have the numbers to succeed …

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Congressional colleagues were frequent targets of McCai

Part two of a three-part series WASHINGTON — Questions about John McCain’s temperament arose during his presidential bid in 2000, in which he was defeated for the GOP nomination by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush.  A page one story in The New York Times on Oct. 25, 1999, first turned McCain’s temper into a campaign issue, according …

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Tito’s TV Time

Tito Munoz, or “Tito the Builder” as he dubbed himself, may have made his national political debut in Virginia with Sarah Palin Monday, but the McCain campaign declined to make him available for interviews that day, saying he did not like the media. Today the Prince William County construction company owner, Tito Munoz, was back …

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