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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

2012 Update

For the second week in a row, Rasmussen’s generic 2012 poll finds likely voters favoring the Republican presidential candidate over Barack Obama by eight points. What makes this week’s poll encouraging is that the GOP candidate receives 49% – ever closer to the all-important 50% mark.

The Rasmussen poll clearly indicates that voters have lost hope in Obama and want a change. But how do the real candidates perform against Obama? In Rasmussen...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer’s over, school is in and the campaign begins. The end of the Obama era is approaching! I hope you are rested and ready for what is guaranteed to be a very rough ride. There was a lot of action this past week — not all of it good. In fact, much of it was downright ugly. Let’s jump in!

Big Labor Declares War — On Republicans

Labor Day is usually a holiday when Americans gather with friends and family for a time of fun and relaxation. Whether it...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

2012 Update

  1. For the second time this week a poll finds Obama struggling in the critical swing state of Florida. According to the latest Mason-Dixon poll, just 41% of likely Sunshine State voters approve of Obama’s job performance, while 56% disapprove. And if the election were held today, Obama would lose the state 43% to 51% to Mitt Romney and 45% to 46% to Rick Perry. Obama narrowly edges out Michele Bachmann 46% to 44%.
  2. The left-wing group Democracy Corps...
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jobless Claims Up Again

Weekly claims for jobless benefits rose yet again last week, to 417,000. Economists had predicted an increase to 405,000. In addition, there was a separate report this week from the Labor Department finding that youth employment is at its lowest level in decades.

These numbers underscore the continued weakness in the economy and the anxiety felt in homes across...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2012 Update

  1. It’s official: The GOP presidential primary campaign has a new front-runner. Last week, Rasmussen released a poll that found Texas Governor Rick Perry leading the pack with 29%, to Mitt Romney’s 18%. Today, Gallup released a new poll with nearly identical results.

    In Gallup’s survey of Republican voters, Perry leads all declared candidates with 29%, to Romney’s 17%. Ron Paul is third with 13%, followed by Michele Bachmann at 10%. No...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Washington Rocked

The nation’s capital was rocked by a significant earthquake this afternoon. Buildings were evacuated and phone service went down. According to various reports, tremors could be felt as far north as Toronto, Canada. President Obama seemed oblivious as he golfed on Martha’s Vineyard. Why am I not surprised?

While the president frolics on vacation, millions of Americans struggle to find a job and pay their bills. And there are tremors roiling across...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

2012 Update

  1. Is the GOP field about to get bigger? On Fox News yesterday, Karl Rove said that Sarah Palin’s travel schedule in Iowa “looks like that of candidate, not celebrity.” A speech Palin will give in Iowa on Labor Day weekend was recently relocated to accommodate a larger audience. Meanwhile, Palin supporters in the critical first-in-the-nation caucus state...
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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Beijing Brawl

The front page of today’s Washington Post is dominated by a picture of two basketball teams engaged in a massive brawl. What makes this scene front page news is that it happened in Beijing, China, in a “friendship match” between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Bayi Military Rockets.

In sports, tempers will flare. Fights will happen. Boys will be boys. But sometimes a game is more than just a game. Periodically, there is symbolism that...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2012 Update

  1. A new Rasmussen poll shows just how fluid the Republican presidential race is. With Texas Governor Rick Perry now officially a candidate, Rasmussen’s survey of likely Republican primary voters finds Perry surging to the top with 29% support, followed by Mitt Romney at 18% and Michele Bachmann at 13%. No other candidate receives double digit support, while 16% of voters remain undecided.
  2. Washington was buzzing yesterday after a...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bush, Boehner & Bad Luck

Hitting the campaign trail yesterday in Iowa and Minnesota, President Obama made some truly remarkable and revealing statements. They were remarkable for their total disconnect from reality and revealed much about his mindset.

In Minnesota, Obama blamed congressional Republicans and John Boehner for the recent downgrade and chaos on Wall Street. Obama said:

“I put a deal before the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, that...

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