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The Survivor, by John Harris, has been one of the best of the presidential biographies I've read. I read recently that it was considered one of the most accurate books about what it felt like and what happened inside the Clinton White House by by some of his insiders. The …

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via nymag.com There’s an article in New York magazine about Obama’s media strategy of “ubiquity.” It mentions, among other things, that Obama’s given as many primetime press conferences as Bush did in his entire presidency, and that he’s also given more interviews already than any modern president. There’s a lot …

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What he has achieved in his 48 years is simply astounding,” writes the Fox News host. “Consider the odds. The United States is a nation of more than 300 million citizens. Only one person is currently the Commander in Chief. That man had no fatherly guidance, is of mixed race, …

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it looks like Obama is having a checklist presidency. Yes, his agenda is being passed, but much of it feels compromised. The president appears to be delegating far too many details to Congress in order to keep Getting Things Done. via thebigmoney.com This article goes after Obama for being too …

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I just finished Bob Woodward's in-depth chronology of the lead-up to the Iraq War, Plan of Attack. The book starts in 2001, shortly after a meeting on Afghanistan when Bush asks Rumsfeld to start looking at the current Iraq war plan, and ends on the first day of the war …

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