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The Political Sandbox — 5.10.10

President Barack Obama gives Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a kiss as Vice President Joe Biden stands at left, during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • The daily Political wild card is now in play …

The Political Sandbox — 5.7.10

Sarah Forbes, curator of the Museum of Sex, arranges a display packet of “the pill” from 1979 in the museum’s latest exhibit, in New York this week. Sunday, Mother’s Day, is the 50th anniversary of the world’s first oral contraceptive (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • You can discuss the impact of the pill in our lives or any political topic by climbing into the sandbox today …

The Political Sandbox — 5.6.10

A mallard ends up with a beak full of snow as he grazed at Spring Creek Park in Billings, Mont. as a snowstorm passed through the area this morning. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Casey Riffe)

  • This snow-billed mallard has nothing to do with politics. But I thought it was a good photo to launch the Political Sandbox anyway. Feel free to deposit your political thought here …

The Political Sandbox — 5.5.10

Raul Labrador, candidate for the Republican nomination for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, talks with his press secretary Dennis Mansfield before holding a news conference at the Idaho Statehouse on Tuesday in Boise.  Labrador says the federal government should send the military to the Mexican border because state-by-state solutions like Arizona’s won’t be effective. More here.  (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski)

  • You can discuss Raul Labrador’s proposal to send the military to the Mexican border to enforce immigration law. Or any other political topic you’d like by climbing into today’s Political Sandbox …

The Political Sandbox — 5.4.10

 President Barack Obama shakes hands with the U.S. Naval Academy’s 2009 football team as they are honored with the Commander In Chief Trophy for victories over academies, in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. The Midshipmen have won a record 15-straight service academy games dating back to the 2002 Army-Navy game.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • You can talk about Navy dominance in service academy football games during the past decade. Or any political issue you want by climbing into today’s Sandbox …

The Political Sandbox

President Barack Obama meets with Billy Graham, 91, at his mountainside home in Montreat, N.C., Sunday. Obama concluded his North Carolina vacation with his first meeting of the ailing evangelist, who has counseled commanders in chief since Dwight Eisenhower. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Wild Card: You can discuss evangelist Billy Graham’s amazing ability to be a spiritual adviser to decades of presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, or any political topic you’d like in today’s Political Sandbox …

Political Sandbox — 4.21.10

New design of the $100 bill is shown after it was unveiled at the Treasury Department in Washington this morning. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • You can use this wild card to discuss the new design on the $100 bill or any political issue you want …

The Political Sandbox — 4.19.10

Pipe Sergeant Kevin M. Donnelly, of the DEA Black and Gold Pipes and Drums, walks past the Field of Chairs and the Reflecting Pool at the Oklahoma City National Memorial this morning to start the memorial ceremony on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • You can use this political wild card to post what you were doing when you found out about the Oklahoma City bombing or to discuss any political issue that you wish …

The Political Sandbox

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski takes a minute to shoot some hoops after leaving a conference on climate change at the Knight Law School in Eugene, Ore., Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)

  • TPS: You can use this wild card to discuss the basketball ability of your favorite governor or politician — or any other political issue you’d like …

The Political Sandbox — 4.6.10

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) greets supporters following a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Monday. Reid is currently trailing in the polls in a state that solidly opposes recent health care reform by congressional Democrats. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Question: Do you think Harry will survive the Nevada elections this fall? You can discuss this issue or any other political one by playing this Wild Card …

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