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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Pres. Bill Clinton: If Republicans Supported Obama, Unemployment Would Be ‘7.3 percent instead of the current 8-plus percent’

NOBODY CAN MAKE the case for Democrats and Pres. Obama better than William Jefferson Clinton.

Clinton also outlines what will happen if on Thursday the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare or any part […]

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Obama: Romney = Outsourcing

THESE ARE THE types of ads being run in Virginia, where I live. A favorite channel for them to pop up is on Food TV, at least recently.

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The Full Episode of HBO’s “The Newsroom”

THE FIRST EPISODE is brilliant, Aaron Sorkin at his finest. HBO has uploaded the entire episode on YouTube, though it’s non-embeddable, so watch it while it lasts.

Jeff Daniels reminds me of the image […]

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Pres. Jimmy Carter Calls Pres. Obama Out on Administration’s International Human Rights Violations

**UPDATED BELOW**

At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human […]

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Poverty is Growing in the ‘Exceptional’ USA, But It Isn’t a Campaign Concern

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

Seriously addressing the increasing levels of poverty will not be done by Obama or Romney. It is being addressed by hunger, homeless and […]

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SCOTUS Upholds Capitalistic Democracy

ANYONE LOOKING TO THURSDAY might take today’s ruling on the Citizens United challenge as a harrowing warning.

That today’s ruling and the Citizens United case came about because of the right’s fear of Hillary Clinton […]

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SCOTUS Punts on Racial Profiling, Next Stop Lawsuits

The court backed a section of the Arizona state law that calls for police to check the immigration status of people they stop. – Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law [Wall Street […]

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Campbell Brown Takes on Planned Parenthood

“We got more than what we thought we’d get” “” Rep. Bart Stupak (via C-SPAN)

AND FOR GOOD REASONS. There’s a dust up over Campbell Brown’s op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday, people […]

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The Irrepressible Secretary Hillary Clinton

SECRETARY CLINTON is in a league, a class, a realm all her own. A swearing in as only she could.

h/t to reader “newdealdem1,” one of our valuable commenters, as well as a financial […]

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