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Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher." Rich has been press secretary to Dan Quayle, when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a U.S. Senator; and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was House Republican Whip and, in 1996 became the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich.

Articles By Rich Galen

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The GOP Debates: A Post-Game Analysis
Nov 23,2011

Generally: Every debate starts with more and longer packages, more solemn announcers, and a greater sense of import. Took 13:30 to get to the first question. I was surprised - pleasantly surprised - that for the most part the candidates had a good idea what they were talking about, and had thought through their basic

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MULLINGS/ Friday Light Sights
Nov 09,2011

Like you, I get about 2,713 e-mails a day. Most are routine work-related, or Mullings-related; and messages from campaigns or political organizations. I get plenty of spam and I normally ignore them, but one came in yesterday which made me laugh out loud. Here's how it began: Forgive my indignation

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MULLINGS/Rules of Engagement
Oct 25,2011

Muammar Gadhafi is dead. Good. Naturally, in this era of litigating everything, everywhere, all the time; the question of how he actually died has become an issue because the rules of engagement generally state you can kill someone who is actively trying to kill you, but you can't kill

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MULLINGS/164 - Ten Years On
Sep 13,2011

On September 14, 2001 President Bush went to Ground Zero. Standing atop a buried fire truck the President draped an arm over a firefighter wearing a helmet bearing the number "164." Talking through a bullhorn, President Bush began addressing the rescue workers. When someone shouted that they couldn't hear him

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Aug 24,2011

Every time I turn around someone is locking out someone; someone is threatening to lockout someone; and there is a deadline looming. There is always a deadline looming. Strictly speaking the debt limit debate wasn't a looming lockout, but if a deal wasn't reached, and the debt ceiling deadline

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MULLINGS/Down Jones Industrial Average
Aug 10,2011

The day after President Obama was reveling with rich donors in faux celebration of his 50th birthday, the Down Jones Industrial Average dropped 512.76 points on Thursday to close at 11,383. During the week of July 17, 2011 the market closed at 12,143.24. In the past 14 trading days the Down Jones Industrial Average

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MULLINGS/The Creepy Weiner Saga Ends
Jun 22,2011

To the disappointment of some, but the relief of many, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday at a raucous press conference complete with, according to the New York Times, a “small group of hecklers hollered vulgar questions at him and called him a ‘pervert’ while puzzled elderly residents looked on.”

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MULLINGS/An Irishman Storms The U.S. Open
Jun 20,2011

Before we get to the things that are wrong in the world - and the list is growing ever longer - if you missed the U.S. Open Golf Championship over the weekend you missed something very special. A 22-year-old from Northern Ireland named Rory McIlroy led from wire-to-wire, won by an astounding eight shots and made a runaway fun to watch.

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