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  • September 02, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    ST. PAUL--Last night I dropped by “Political Chicks a Go-Go,” a women-in-politics shindig sponsored by the Lifetime network and RightNow!, an organization for women who share a belief in “common belief in free-markets, limited government and personal responsibility.” I’ve been fascinated for a while by the possibility that disgruntled female supporters of Hillary Clinton might end up voting for John McCain, and I wanted to see what women there had to see about that scenario—particularly in the wake of McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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  • September 02, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    BLOOMINGTON, MN--It can’t be easy being Mitt Romney nowadays. Imagine: you find your place in the Republican firmament, make a serious run at the GOP’s presidential nomination, earn frequent mention as a possible running mate for John McCain — and then watch as McCain picks an obscure, untested, deeply flawed hockey mom-cum-Alaska secessionist for the job.

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  • September 02, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    Before yesterday's march on the RNC, I chatted with Cameron White, an ex-Marine who's now active with Iraq Veterans Against the War, about how he changed his mind and what it was like fighting a war he no longer believed in. Here's the video:

  • September 01, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    ST. PAUL--The directive John McCain gave to the RNC yesterday was pretty clear: It's time to take off your Republican hats and put on your American hats.

    It ain't happening. Overheard this afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center:

    "There are those who never met a tax they didn't like or hike. There are some people who want hardworking Americans to send even more of their money to Washington.

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  • September 01, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    ST. PAUL--Before today's big RNC protest march started, a few smaller groups--most of which seemed to be from the hard left--made forays from the MN State Capitol into downtown St. Paul and the vicinity of the convention. One of these resulted in the only convention-related injury I've seen with my own eyes, though there seem to have been others.

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