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10:15 AM, Sep 17, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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"This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10."

The Daily Grind

Jim Geraghty: The rout is on.

"I’d say that if O’Donnell breaks 40%, that’s enough to give encouragement to a Palin bid, and it would take a really substantial wipeout to make a plausibly discouraging case."

Krauthammer earns a spot in RINO pantheon with a column on Christine O'Donnell and the Buckley Rule.

Dodd: Republicans are a lot better than Democrats at not allowing entrenched committee leaders to hold their gavels forever, preventing new blood from ever getting a chance.

Slideshow: Afghanistan prepares for elections.

In this round of "Who's the leader of the GOP?" speculation, Haley Barbour gets the win!

Robert Gibbs sent 7 tweets referencing John Boehner this week.

"What's scarier: a 9.6 percent unemployment rate and $13 trillion debt? Or John Boehner?"

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