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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Romney: Reports False, Marco Rubio Being “Thoroughly Vetted”

Mitt Romney says Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is being “thoroughly vetted” for vice president. The comments came Tuesday amid reports by ABC News and The Washington Post citing unnamed advisers that Rubio isn’t being […]

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Obama’s DREAMers Order Very Popular

Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed with the policy, while 30 percent said they disagreed. Independents backed the decision by better than a two-to-one margin. – […]

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Queer Talk: The Evil of Two Lessers, & Queering the Vote

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

Republican or Democratic: the two “evil” choices are less than we deserve. That includes those of Queerdom, where you’ll hear the same general […]

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Bill Maher Goes Off

OTHERWISE KNOWN as the quote of the day.

Now, if I were a Washington pundit, I’d launch into some boring speech about how both sides are equally to blame, and then I’d call it a […]

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Access to Obama and Romney, the Difference

LAST NIGHT I once against asked the question about why Mormonism isn’t being examined, with Mr. Romney being asked about different aspects of his faith. At the same time Jeffrey Goldberg was doing […]

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Joe Lieberman’s Revenge

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.-Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran’s nuclear program and other classified activities. […] […]

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Mitt Romney’s “Secrets”

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: Mr. Adelson, who gave large amounts of money to the Gingrich campaign. And much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come from this casino in Macau.

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Clinton Used Media to Spook Chinese, Turning the Diplomatic Game in U.S. Favor

“It doesn’t mean they always agree,” he told me. “You can see them influencing each other’s views.” – Denis McDonough in “Head of State”

“It was a standoff,” [Secretary Clinton] told me, “for 24 difficult […]

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So Long Arab Spring, Hello Egyptian Military Constitutional Coup

Katatny reiterated that ­Brotherhood legislators intend to attend a scheduled session of parliament Tuesday, a move that could provoke a confrontation between the Islamist lawmakers and security forces. Other prominent politicians called on […]

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