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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CNN’s Erin Burnett Slams Romney on Taxes

CNN IS DYING for ratings, but they’re purposed with a “newsroom” template, so making cheap political points is out. But former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett decides to step out and tell the truth […]

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Team Romney Loses the Singing Ad War to Team Obama

*UPDATED*

THERE IS just no contest. Obama’s ad, with Mitt Romney singing off key against a backdrop of his outsourcing records, is devastating. Romney’s ad simply doesn’t work nearly as well; Obama’s singing […]

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Mitt Romney’s Palin Problem Is a Republican Women’s Issue

“I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.” […]

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Secy. Clinton Greeted in Egypt with ‘Monica, Monica,’ While Tomatoes and Shoes Fly

An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting “Monica, Monica” and “Irhal, Clinton” (Get out, Clinton.) Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Clinton’s motorcade as it pulled up, […]

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The First NEWSROOM Award Goes to Chris Hayes

Ep. 3: Preview

The “award” I’m about to give is a nod to HBO’s new series created by Aaron Sorkin, “Newsroom,” and the idealist notion in the 24/7 media orgasma era that ratings don’t have […]

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Romney Under Siege

The adviser added: “We aren’t reacting to what the Obama campaign does. “¦ We aren’t reacting to what Republican strategists do. We’ve got a plan to win. We know what it takes and that’s […]

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Queer Talk: Romney ‘Dodges’ LGBT Question, Obama ‘Challenged’ Regarding AIDS Conference

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

Just another week in presidential election year marketing, and though probably only an all but unnoticed blip in their “how are we doing […]

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Freeh Report: Paterno ‘Made Aware” of 1998 Sandusky Investigation, ‘But Failed To Take Any Action’

The evidence shows that these four men also knew about a 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky relating to suspected sexual misconduct with a young boy in a Penn State football locker room shower. […]

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New Romney Ad Slams Obama, Says He’s Lying on Outsourcing Charge

**UPDATED**

“Just like he did against Hillary Clinton, President Obama now continues to spread dishonest attacks about Mitt Romney to distract from his failed record. Even though fact check after fact check have found his […]

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