New Yorkers & Obama

By |August 12th, 2011|

Hey, they like spine. Quinnipiac (via Halperin): New York State voters disapprove 49 - 45 percent of the job President Obama is doing, a huge drop from his 57 - 38 percent approval June 29 and the first time the president ever has had a negative score in New York, according to a Quinnipiac University [...]

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11th Circuit Appeals Court: Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

By |August 12th, 2011|

The 2-1 ruling marks the first time a judge appointed by a Democrat has voted to strike down the mandate. Judge Frank Hull, who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton, joined Chief Judge Joel Dubina, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush, to strike down the mandate. - Politico More from Reuters: An appeals [...]

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Two Parties = Too Few Choices Part III

By |August 12th, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer. Pew Research: Democrats Not Eager for an Obama Challenger Writing in the August 6, NYTimes, Drew Westen's "What Happened to Obama?" received a lot of attention. I think it's a good read, but also think he's asking the wrong question. What "happened" wasn't something done "to" [...]

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Romney Gets Into it in Iowa

By |August 11th, 2011|

"If you don't like my answer, you can go vote for someone else," he said. "If you want someone who will raise taxes, you can vote for Barack Obama." - Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair The exchange came on the same day as what's being billed as a big [...]

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Romney Raised Taxes to Get S&P to React (…and other disingenuous moves by Republicans meant to fake out the people)

By |August 11th, 2011|

As Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa for their second major debate on Thursday in Ames, the return of Mr. Romney came at a turning point in his candidacy. His wait-and-see approach toward campaigning in Iowa has been complicated by the expected candidacy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, whose strategy includes waging a full [...]

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It’s Official, We’re Screwed

By |August 10th, 2011|

As McConnell and Boehner make their picks for the Super Congress, Pres. Obama must survey the land he helped create, while Democrats swallow hard that they've lost any chance to change the economic narrative and aid the working class. The President is not a progressive "” he is not what Americans still call a "liberal." [...]

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Republicans Plummet in Popularity After Debt Ceiling Debacle

By |August 10th, 2011|

This isn't easy to do: have a lower approval than Republicans during Pres. Bill Clinton's impeachment. So, the Tea Party, who gained in 2010, through Obama and Democrats caving on the Bush tax cut extensions last December, but also through the White House's cut-cut-cut 2011 austerity budget, then the debt ceiling negotiations, have finally brought [...]

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Scorched Earth is Nothing New for Obama

By |August 9th, 2011|

It's panic at 1600. The daily Gallup is depressing by itself, but amidst the economic carnage and America losing our AAA status under Obama's watch, which will make for a snappy negative GOP ad, everyone is girding their loins for the battle. But really, folks, have people forgotten Alice Palmer? Remember Obama hinting Hillary was [...]

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That 1979 Feeling

By |August 9th, 2011|

Ten years into our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, in the mountains southwest of Kabul in the Tangi Valley, an elite group of Army Rangers were pinned down in a fight, when they called in their "Immediate Reaction Force," according to reporting by Danger Room. It would be another elite U.S. fighting force, Navy [...]

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Market Rout Continues – Dow Down Over 600 Points, Closes Below 11,000

By |August 8th, 2011|

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 600 points Monday after a one-two punch: the first-ever Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, then the downgrading of govenment-backed mortgage debt. The Dow's one-day drop of more than 600 points was its biggest point loss in a single day since December, 1 2008. The Nasdaq dropped [...]

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