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Apr 12, 2012 0 Comments

How To Rally The Base, And Other Advice For Romney From Former Foes Media Mentions

Authors: J.D. GORDON

There’s been hand-wringing in some Republican quarters since Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the party’s presidential nomination, leaving an open path for Mitt Romney to take on President Obama in the fall.

How will Romney bring around the party’s skeptical evangelical base? What work does he need to do within the party as he pivots to a full-on general election battle with Obama?

For advice, we called on politicos who perhaps know candidate Romney, the 2012 version, best: those who worked for and advised some of his opponents in the as-good-as-over race for the GOP crown.

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Apr 11, 2012 0 Comments

Holder still meddling in military commissions Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

With the next round of Guantanamo military commission pretrial hearings for alleged USS Cole bombing ringleader Abd Al Rahim al-Nashiri scheduled through Friday, now is a good time to ask why Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is still involved extensively in a presumably military function.

Mr. Holder was soundly defeated by Congress and New Yorkers over his ideologically motivated attempts to permanently disable military commissions and transfer self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) and four co-defendants into a lower Manhattan courtroom. Still, the attorney general has found new ways to shake up the system.

Reversing the George W. Bush administration’s practice of uniformed military lawyers leading prosecution teams, with an occasional Justice Department civilian attorney working in a support role, Mr. Holder’s attorneys have begun to serve as lead prosecutors, also known as “detailed trial counsels.”

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Apr 3, 2012 0 Comments

How will North Korea’s new satellite test impact US? Television Appearances

Authors: J.D. GORDON

JD Gordon explains whether or not the US will track the new missile.