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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Democrats Propose Mitt Legislation to Force Transparency

Congressional Democrats took aim at Mitt Romney on Wednesday by calling for legislation to require presidential candidates to disclose a decade of their tax returns and the value and location of accounts in tax-haven […]

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Russia and China Veto Sanctions Against Syria from UN Security Council

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FEARING THAT SANCTIONS would lead to military intervention, at least that was the excuse, which Mark Lyall Grant, the U.K. ambassador, said were arguments that were “irrational,” Russia, along with China, vetoed sanctions […]

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Romney Benefits from Negative Ads in Virginia, with 5-point Swing

LAST WEEK, The New Republic touted through a tweet that Virginia was now a blue state, writing: “Virginia is looking more and more like a blue state.”

My reply tweet was simple: “Not […]

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Romney’s Response to Tax Onslaught: ‘It’s Kind of Amusing’

IF YOU WANT to know why Team Obama has relentlessly hit Mitt Romney on Bain and his taxes, this latest snapshot on the economy gives you the answer.

Declining confidence in the nation’s economic prospects […]

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Michele Bachmann Owes Huma Abedin a Public Apology and it Should Be Delivered on the Floor of the House

MICHELE BACHMANN’S McCARTHYISM and the despicably racist and bigoted attacks against Human Abedin inspired Sen. John McCain to take to the floor of the Senate to denounce them. Her former presidential campaign manager […]

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Free Syrian Army ‘Goes for the Jugular,’ Kills Key Assad Security Officials

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Syria’s defence minister and Interior minister are among those who were killed after an explosion struck the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior security officials, state […]

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Netanyahu Blames Iran for Israelis Murdered in Bulgaria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the bombing of a bus which killed at least seven Israelis in a Bulgarian resort. He said “all signs point to Iran” and said Israel […]

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Seeking Redemption, A Democrat Worth Forgiving

“It took a lot of work to get to where are are today, but I want people to know we’re a normal family,” says Abedin, 37. “Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] […]

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Queer Talk: Boy Scouts Announce They’ll Keep Discriminating But Carefully Avoid the ‘Gay’ Word

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

Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America announced the results of a previously unknown two year “evaluation” regarding the BSA membership standards and policy. As you […]

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