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Poll finds voters nationally like Christie

TEANECK, N.J., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads a short list of potential Republican presidential nominees in 2016, a poll released Tuesday indicated.
Report: Fox News reduces Rove's role

Report: Fox News reduces Rove's role

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Fox News chief Roger Ailes has directed the U.S. broadcasting outlet to limit Republican strategist Karl Rove's on-air appearances, New York magazine reported.

Conservatives launch Obama documentary

CHICAGO, July 22 (UPI) -- A conservative group says it has launched an ad campaign to promote an upcoming documentary about likely U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Fame, fortune and back taxes sometimes mix

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Fame and fortune in the United States offer no immunity to tax problems, various court documents show.

Polls show Clinton losing party support

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A recent series of polls have found New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is losing support in the Democratic Party among certain voting segments.

Report: Clinton enemies get to work

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Political enemies of Sen. Hillary Clinton are already plotting how to take down her U.S. presidential campaign with books, a film and Web sites in the works.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Dean win may scare off Democrat donors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Democratic fundraisers predict the election of Howard Dean as the party's national chairman will lead some of its larger donors to sit on the sidelines.

Morris says debates are quandry for Kerry

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Clinton political consultant Dick Morris said Wednesday that Democratic nominee John F. Kerry's focus on Iraq may backfire in the upcoming debate.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Clinton memoirs could upstage Kerry

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Senior Democratic party members are concerned the upcoming release of former President Bill Clinton's memoirs could overshadow Sen. John Kerry's campaign.

Global terror unleashed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- In "The Sign of the Four," Sherlock Holmes famously says that if we "eliminate all other factors, the one which remains must be the truth." In his latest book,
HORACE COOPER, A UPI Outside View commentary

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Peter Principles: Then there were nine

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The field of Democrats running for the 2004 nomination is growing by leaps and bounds. But it wasn't long ago that many astute political observers thought it not worth having.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

Experts debate campaign finance law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The outcome of the current legal challenge of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law passed earlier this year will be the most important decision on campaign law in decades, analysts on both sides of the issue said Wednesday.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent
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Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant.

Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue so-called third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies.

The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. In the words of Clinton's Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, "I always had the feeling that the president wanted to listen to the dark side, even though he clearly knew in his guts where the issues were and what he wanted to do. He always wanted to listen to the Morris voice to kind of say, what are the thoughts of the most extreme kind of manipulative operation that could go on in politics? I want to hear that voice. I want to hear what he's thinking." Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president". Morris went on to become campaign manager of Bill Clinton's successful 1996 bid for re-election to the office of President. His tenure on that campaign was cut short two months before the election, when it was revealed that he had allowed a prostitute to listen in on conversations with the President. Morris then turned his focus to media commentary. He now writes a weekly column for the New York Post which is carried nationwide, contributes columns and blogs to both the print and online versions of The Hill, and appears regularly on the Fox News Channel for political commentary. He is also President of Vote.com, a website which conducts polls on "important public issues and other topics" and then emails results to "important decision makers" in government.

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