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Jazz Shaw

Jazz Shaw is a heretical, Northeastern former RINO and the weekend editor at HotAir.com He can be reached at jazzshaw@gmail.com. Or you can follow him on Twitter @JazzShaw
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First Blood in Ames

Friday, August 12th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

If we must pick a winner in last night's GOP presidential debate , I suppose I’ll have to go with ...

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Obama, Geithner Hold All the Face Cards in Debt Ceiling Fight

Friday, July 29th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

The administration will get to choose who gets government checks and who doesn't.

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The Grand Old Pile-On

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Speaker John Boehner scrambles to hold his caucus in line but the young stallions are resisting.

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Blagojevich Acquitted on All but 19 Charges

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Before we are too quick to celebrate the successful vindication of our judicial system, we should remember that Mr. Blagojevich was also taken down on nearly two dozen other scurrilous charges.

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Blunders and Bundlers

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

A night in the Lincoln bedroom? Obama's donors have substantially more ambitious ideas about how to be rewarded for raising cash for the campaign.

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What Is Rudy’s Game?

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Giuliani may have other reasons for allowing people to believe he is running for the Republican presidential nomination. (Also see "Gingrich Campaign Staff Quitting Must Mean Perry is Running" on the Tatler.)

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The Lessons of NY-26

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

What we saw in NY-26 is, without a doubt, a preview of the playbook which Democrats will be running in 2012.

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Donald Trump Is a Big Effing Deal

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Just think how entertaining American politics would be if other politicians had the stones to drop a few F-bombs. (And at the Tatler, read about what might sink Trump.)

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The Equal Earth Amendment

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

If this proposal is to have any teeth, we need to ensure that a new seat specifically for Mother Earth is added to the hallowed hall of the UN.

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Budget Wars: The Sequel (UPDATED)

Friday, April 8th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Why aren't the Dems coming up with GOP discretionary items to axe, like the GOP is doing with the left's NPR and Planned Parenthood? Because there aren't many to choose from. (UPDATE: Also read about the last-minute budget deal at the Tatler.)

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The End of the Drilling Permitorium? Guess Again

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

The first permit issued for drilling in the Gulf since the Obama administration declared a moratorium is ... not for a new well at all.

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‘Michele Bachmann for President’ and Other Strange but True Stories

Saturday, January 8th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

She can raise a ton of money and has national name recognition, but has no legislative record and carries a reputation as a bomb thrower.

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Christine O’Donnell: Clearly Not a Witch

Friday, December 31st, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Whether she performed as an unethical candidate using campaign funds for personal use is another question.

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Santorum Readies Himself for 2012

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Santorum seems to be running a 20th century presidential campaign strategy in a 21st century fight.

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Stick With the Benjamins, Sarah

Friday, November 26th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

There are five reasons why Sarah Palin shouldn't run for president, including the fact that she doesn't have a chance of winning.

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Mr. Rangel Goes to Washington … and Leaves

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Charlie Rangel isn’t going anywhere until either he is ready to retire or the Lord determines his time is up.

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Return of the Northeastern RINOs

Monday, November 8th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

A not exactly thundering herd of moderate Republicans will be descending on Washington, but the comeback of the GOP in the Northeast is underway with significant pickups across the region.

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The Battle for America 2010: Storming the Castle in Delaware

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The Tea Party Express wants to derail the Senate candidacy of the moderate but very electable Republican Mike Castle in favor of a perceived political lightweight with a string of negatives.

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Government Shouldn’t Prevent Construction of Ground Zero Mosque

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Yes, there were Muslims involved in the 9/11 attacks. But were they these Muslims?

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Can Charles Rangel Be Saved?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Rangel's ethical woes have cast doubt on the 40-year veteran's future in the House.

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Barton’s ‘Shakedown’ Comment: Tone Deaf … and Correct

Friday, June 18th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The congressman may turn out to be the one who pointed out that the emperor was strolling around buck naked. (Read more from Roger Kimball here.)

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Alvin Greene’s New Political Paradigm

Monday, June 14th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The mysterious South Carolina Senate candidate didn’t knock on any doors. He called almost no one. He printed no campaign signs and didn’t even put up a website. But he won 60% of the vote.

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GOP Off the Endangered List in the Northeast

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Fed by the enthusiasm of a surprising number of tea party activists, the once moribund Republican Party is on the comeback trail in the Northeast.

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The Government You Love to Hate

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The recent Pew survey showing high levels of anger with government is understandable given the miserable economy and politicians in Washington trying to do too much.

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Talk of Health Care Lost in Mania About Process

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Who cares what's actually in the bill when learning about arcane procedural matters is so much more fun?

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