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Paul Brandus

Contributing Writer

An award-winning member of the White House press corps, Paul Brandus founded WestWingReports.com (@WestWingReport) and provides reports for media outlets around the United States and overseas. His career spans network television, Wall Street, and several years as a foreign correspondent based in Moscow, where he covered the collapse of the Soviet Union for NBC Radio and the award-winning business and economics program Marketplace. He has traveled to 53 countries on five continents and has reported from, among other places, Iraq, Chechnya, China, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Obama's real legacy: the Supreme Court?
Obama Kagan
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Obama's real legacy: the Supreme Court?

A forecast for divided government in 2013
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

A forecast for divided government in 2013

What if John McCain had won the 2008 election?
John McCain and Sarah Palin, 2008
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What if John McCain had won the 2008 election?

Yes, Republicans can impeach President Obama
Impeach President Obama
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Yes, Republicans can impeach President Obama

The polls are not rigged — they're just nuanced
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The polls are not rigged — they're just nuanced

Is the Iran deal Obama's 'Nixon goes to China' moment?
President Obama
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Is the Iran deal Obama's 'Nixon goes to China' moment?

Congress won't act on gun control. But Obama and the states can
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

Congress won't act on gun control. But Obama and the states can

10 years later, the Iraq war is still a failure
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

10 years later, the Iraq war is still a failure

How Paul Ryan helps and hurts Mitt Romney
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

How Paul Ryan helps and hurts Mitt Romney

The messy tax fight that will ruin Christmas
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The messy tax fight that will ruin Christmas

We're halfway through 2013. How are things going?
President Obama
The Bullpen

We're halfway through 2013. How are things going?

How much can Obama squeeze Putin?
Obama Putin
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How much can Obama squeeze Putin?

Why I like guns but hate the NRA
The author at a local shooting range.
The Bullpen

Why I like guns but hate the NRA

The politics of presidential visits to Arlington
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The politics of presidential visits to Arlington

Mitt Romney's worst week ever
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

Mitt Romney's worst week ever

Why Cantor's upset is bad news for Obama
President Obama, Eric Cantor
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Why Cantor's upset is bad news for Obama

How Hannity, Rove, and Romney became the liberal elite
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

How Hannity, Rove, and Romney became the liberal elite

Deconstructing the 5 most ridiculous myths about Barack Obama
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

Deconstructing the 5 most ridiculous myths about Barack Obama

5 things to be hopeful for in 2013
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

5 things to be hopeful for in 2013

Remembering 9/11: How safe are we today?
9/11 anniversary
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Remembering 9/11: How safe are we today?

Why Joe Biden's debate swagger matters — and why it doesn't
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

Why Joe Biden's debate swagger matters — and why it doesn't

The presidential plague of overpromising and underdelivering
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The presidential plague of overpromising and underdelivering

Did JFK predict his own death?
JFK
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Did JFK predict his own death?

The Arab mess — and America's dilemma
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The Arab mess — and America's dilemma

Why the GOP should embrace Obama
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

Why the GOP should embrace Obama

D.C. is obsessed with scandal. America isn't.
President Obama
The Bullpen

D.C. is obsessed with scandal. America isn't.

Is it too late for Obama to rescue his legacy?
President Obama
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Is it too late for Obama to rescue his legacy?

Debunking 5 Keystone pipeline myths
Keystone
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Debunking 5 Keystone pipeline myths

5 things to be encouraged about in 2014
McDonald's burger
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5 things to be encouraged about in 2014

The favorite films of every modern president
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The favorite films of every modern president

Obama's shortsighted Syria strategy won't work
Barack Obama
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Obama's shortsighted Syria strategy won't work

The global hotspots the foreign policy debate will ignore
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

The global hotspots the foreign policy debate will ignore

How America is failing its veterans
Homeless veteran
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How America is failing its veterans

Obama's flailing and foolish attacks on the media
Obama
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Obama's flailing and foolish attacks on the media

Obama doesn't have a 'juice' problem. He has a Republican problem.
Barack Obama
The Bullpen

Obama doesn't have a 'juice' problem. He has a Republican problem.

President Obama strikes back
Paul Brandus
The Bullpen

President Obama strikes back