Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Trending: ‘Romney Hood’ is Obama’s Latest Tax Slam

Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney’s tax proposals, saying they amount to “Robin Hood in reverse.” “It’s Romney Hood,” the president […]

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Charlie Cook: 300,000 Obama Voters Would have to Switch to Scott Brown for Elizabeth Warren to Lose

MASSACHUSETTS IS a “Democratic state,” said Charlie Cook on “Morning Joe.” Yes, it will be close all the way to the end, but Chuck Todd agreed. We all may wake up to […]

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Mitt Romney Distorting Obama Military Complaint in Ohio

“President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage.” – Mitt Romney

WHILE SEN. REID continues to confound […]

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The Disingenuousness of Sandra Day O’Connor

“Any time you’re deciding a case involving a presidential election, it’s awfully close to politics.” – Sandra Day O’Connor on “Face the Nation

THIS WAS JUST too much to believe. How did former Justice […]

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Britain’s Celebrity MP and Cameron Groupie Louise Mensch Quits Parliament

THIS STORY is a hoot on just too many levels to innumerate. But the importance of Ms. Mensch’s bolting from Parliament is given gravitas by Iain Martin of the Telegraph, because he refuses […]

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News Desk: Pres. Obama Tweets Mars Landing

**UPDATED**

Statement by the President on Curiosity Landing on Mars

Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history.

The successful landing of Curiosity “” the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land […]

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Top Story: Sikh Temple Shooter Identified in ‘Possible Act of Domestic Terrorism’

by Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.

UPDATE, via JSOnline:

FBI: Seeking second “˜person of interest’ in Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting

At a news conference at 10 a.m., authorities said […]

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Harry Truman’s Grandson at 67th Commemoration of Hiroshima

“I’m two generations down the line. It’s now my responsibility to do all I can to make sure we never use nuclear weapons again.” – Clifton Truman Daniel, Pres. Harry Truman’s grandson [Atlantic Journal […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Those Laughable Squishy Centrists

POLITICO OFFERS a prime example today of why more women don’t run for office. The headline above says it all. Written by Maggie Haberman, the piece begins with a typical caption underneath stories […]

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