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POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 12:45 PM
Filed Under: National
Jeebus. Can't anybody here play this game?
POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 10:48 AM
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His poll number is now higher than his bowling score. Meanwhile, Hillary's Bosnia flap not so popular -- nor is Ed Rendell.

Read all about it here.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 10:07 AM
Filed Under: National

Sen. Hillary Clinton addressed a wide range of issues during her session that lasted about an hour with the Daily News editorial board, and some of her most interesting comments dealt with the topic du jour: America's struggling economy. She'd spoken on financial issues earlier in the day on the Penn campus, and she was pressed about one of her more controversial ideas: Naming Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, to what she called "a high-level emergency group" to deal with the problem of high risk mortgages.

She told the Daily News that she'd suggested Greenspan, former Fed chair Paul Volker and former Treasury Secretary Ronald Rubin because "each one is supporting one of the three of us" -- an apparent allusion to Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain, the three remaining presidential contenders.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 4:10 PM
Filed Under: National

This blog entry was posted on Feb. 9, 2007.

This is a special report.

Normally at this hour, we bring you some lighter fare, maybe the latest dumb comment from the world of sports, or even a tear-jerker like a picture of stranded polar bears. But tonight, there is one story that is so important that we are going to suspend all regular blog coverage, and ignore everything else that is going on in world, from the presidential race to the gridlock in the halls of Congress to the indictment of the most powerful politician here in our hometown of Philadelphia.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 4:00 PM
Filed Under: National

This blog entry was posted on Sept. 26, 2006

This is an open letter that I am sending today to columnist David Broder of the Washington Post, the so-called "dean of American journalism." I am hoping that others will read it, because it touches on many of the important issues of a free press and democracy that I so frequently deal with here. -- Will Bunch (Note: includes minor edits for grammar, etc.)

Dear David Broder,

POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 3:35 PM
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This blog entry was posted on Sept. 13, 2005.

It was two weeks ago tonight that the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina really sank in. It was already clear that hundreds, maybe thousands, had perished, washed away in storm surges or rising floodwaters from a ruptured levee. This is how we began the story that we wrote for the Philadelphia Daily News 14 days ago:

FRANK MILLS had just watched two bodies float by, and he was sure he was next.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 3:25 PM
Filed Under: National

This blog entry was posted on Nov. 16, 2005.

I've never been very trendy, but there was one time in my life when I did find myself swept up by a trend, a big one. And so today I come here to confess: I am a charter member of that '70s show, a generation of starry-eyed idealists who became newspaper reporters all because of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

It all started in the summer of 1973. I wasn稚 a total geek when I was 14 -- just a total Watergate geek. I still remember getting home from shooting archery (badly) and swimming laps (slowly) at summer rec camp every day, and racing upstairs to our black-and-white set so I could catch John Dean痴 testimony to the Senate Watergate Committee.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 3:10 PM
Filed Under: National

This blog entry was posted on Nov. 10, 2005.

The Democrats in New Jersey have a big problem. Oh sure, they've been winning elections and all -- Corzine for governor, Corzine for Senate, McGreevey, Lautenberg, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, etc., etc. And there's a couple of good reasons why the Garden State is bluer than blue.

For one thing, it's a state where the voters are a lot better and a lot smarter than the politicians foisted upon them -- rock solid on social and environmental issues, with a heck of an independent streak. And luckily for the Democrats, the GOP has been throwing out a string of weak and mediocre candidates for the last 15 years.

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Will Bunch, a senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News, blogs about his obsessions, including national and local politics and world affairs, the media, pop music, the Philadelphia Phillies, soccer and other sports, not necessarily in that order.


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