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2010-09-14 06:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ex-White House spokesman Robert Weiner, and policy analysts Jonathan Battaglia and Noah Merksamer, are asking, "If there were Reagan Democrats in the '80s, why can't there be Obama Republicans now?" In an op-ed in today's Roll Call, they assert that "In today's politics, bipartisanship seems like a distant memory. It was not always like this. "Until the 1990s, we had consensus by issue, not by party -- fierce opposition and strong...

2008-07-05 21:00:01

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms will probably be remembered as one of the leading figures in the rise of the Republican Party in the South _ a person who helped move conservative Democrats to the GOP, according to historians and political experts who watched his career. To some, Helms is a figure out of the old cotton South _ a figure like South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond or Alabama Gov. George Wallace _ best known for eliciting rebel yells for his unstinting opposition to the civil rights...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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