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Pundit Debates Syria Strike... With Himself

Roger Simon presents his 'good' and 'bad' sides

(Newser) - Sure, as a political columnist, it's Roger Simon's job to have opinions—but on an issue as complex as a potential Syria strike , he just can't seem to make up his mind. So he's offering both sides of the story in Politico : There's "decent"... More »

Why Congress Is Cool With Sequester: Its Salaries Are Safe

It's just the staffers who face cuts: Roger Simon

(Newser) - We shouldn't be too worried about the sequester—after all, Congress doesn't exactly seem to be recoiling at the thought. And Roger Simon has a theory on why: Lawmakers' own salaries aren't getting cut, he explains at Politico . Sure, their staffers are facing furloughs that amount to... More »

Paul Ryan Doesn't Call Romney 'the Stench'

Joke column sets off a media mess

(Newser) - The most-talked-about political story today ended up being the story about a story. If you heard references to the "stench" today, here's the tale:
  • Politico columnist Roger Simon wrote a piece about Romney-Ryan with this line: (Ryan) "has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like,
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Conservatives Want Al Gore's Oscar Back

Two academy members say Climategate undermines his movie

(Newser) - “Hollywood conservative” might sound like an oxymoron, but there are some, and they’re calling on the Academy to take back Al Gore’s Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth in light of the “Climategate” e-mails. Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members and unabashed right-wingers, say the... More »

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