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The Main Reason Why Mitt Romney Is On His Way To Winning The Nomination

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] Polls show Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a commanding 10-point lead over the rest of the GOP field, but is he really in the lead to win the nomination?His first debate performance was solid, but last night’s CNN Tea Party debate should have been where he shined — […]
The Main Reason Why Mitt Romney Is On His Way To Winning The Nomination
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Goldman: Obama Jobs Plan Would Provide 1.25% GDP Bump In 2012, But It’s Not Passing

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsilver/5227589198/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] President Barack Obama’s jobs plan would provide a 1.25 per cent increase to GDP next year, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs — but its chances of passing are lower than ever.Expectations for the plan were never high — but Obama’s “pay-fors” have effectively scuttled the […]
Goldman: Obama Jobs Plan Would Provide 1.25% GDP Bump In 2012, But It’s Not Passing
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Politics In 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”AP”] Good morning. Here’s the news:1. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Insurgents staged a series of attacks with rocket-propelled grenades, suicide bombers and gunfire in the centre of the Afghan capital (Kabul) Tuesday near the U.S. and other Western embassies, witnesses and diplomats said.” The assault was the second […]
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Michele Bachmann Used To Think Social Security Was A ‘Tremendous Fraud’ Too

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Fox Business”] After struggling to get noticed in the last presidential debate, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is rolling out an aggressive strategy tonight that focuses on attacking GOP frontrunner Rick Perry for calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.”  “Michele looks forward to the opportunity to explain the sharp […]
Michele Bachmann Used To Think Social Security Was A ‘Tremendous Fraud’ Too
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Pay-For Obama’s Jobs Program: Axelrod 101

After President Obama unveiled his much-ballyhooed jobs program last week, Republicans asked, reasonably enough, how the country was going to pay for it.Today, the White House provided the answer: tax increases on “wealthy Americans,” with a faster depreciation schedule for private jets and higher taxes on “carried interest” thrown in […]
Pay-For Obama’s Jobs Program: Axelrod 101
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Obama Just Gave Republicans The Excuse They Needed To Kill His Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bipartisan_Congressional_leadership_meeting_February_2010.jpg”] President Barack Obama appeared to have GOP lawmakers in a pickle over the weekend — struggling with whether to oppose his jobs plan even though its stimulus measures consist mostly of tax cuts. But his newly-announced tax increases to pay for the bill appears to have […]
Obama Just Gave Republicans The Excuse They Needed To Kill His Jobs Plan
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SOLYNDRA SCANDAL WIDENS: Auditors Raised Red Flags About Obama’s favourite Green Company

[credit provider=”ap”] Two months before the federal government provided a $535 million federal loan to the company, auditors found that Solyndra, the bankrupt solar company, had significant financial difficulties, Bloomberg reports.In a deepening scandal that threatens to ensnare members of the Obama administration, PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the company’s finances “raise […]
SOLYNDRA SCANDAL WIDENS: Auditors Raised Red Flags About Obama’s favourite Green Company
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REVEALED: Obama’s Jobs Plan To Raise $400 Billion In Taxes

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL”] White House Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew outlined President Barack Obama’s plan to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan — mostly through tax increases.Lew said itemized tax deductions and exemptions for those making more than $200,000, and families earning more than […]
REVEALED: Obama’s Jobs Plan To Raise $400 Billion In Taxes
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GOP To Obama: We Don’t Trust Your Numbers

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster”] Speaker of the House John Boehner replied to President Barack Obama’s request for Congress to take up his jobs plan “immediately,” saying the House would only take up the bill once it is scored by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — and Republicans have time to explore […]
GOP To Obama: We Don’t Trust Your Numbers
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Clock Ticks Toward U.S. Government Shutdown, As Congress Begins ‘Crazy’ Three Weeks

[credit provider=”Tommy Ironic on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy-ironic/61969725/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The federal government’s new fiscal year begins on October 1st, and Congress is nowhere near passing a new budget — meaning a shutdown is likely if lawmakers can’t get their act together.While the debt deal passed in early August listed the maximum amount of […]
Clock Ticks Toward U.S. Government Shutdown, As Congress Begins ‘Crazy’ Three Weeks
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Obama To Reveal How He’s Paying For His Jobs Plan Today

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sancya”] President Barack Obama will formally present his $447 billion jobs plan to Congress today, after a speech from the White House encouraging to pass the bill.Obama unveiled his proposal in broad strokes to a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday night, asking them to “pass this […]
Obama To Reveal How He’s Paying For His Jobs Plan Today
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PAWLENTY ENDORSES ROMNEY

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty just endorsed former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in an interview on Fox News, announcing he will become co-chair of his former opponent’s campaign.Pawlenty called Romney the “complete package,” but specifically cited his leadership on the economy as the reason for his […]
PAWLENTY ENDORSES ROMNEY
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Politics In 60 Seconds

Good morning. Here’s the news:1. The Taliban yesterday detonated a powerful truck bomb at a major military base in eastern Afghanistan near Kabul, killing five Afghan civilians and injuring 77 American troops. The blast was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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GOP To Obama: Sorry, We’re Going To Change Your Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”AP”] Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor replied to President Barack Obama’s job speech in a letter, saying they will modify his plan to make it “more impactful.””We share your desire for bipartisan cooperation, and assume that your ideas were not presented as […]
GOP To Obama: Sorry, We’re Going To Change Your Jobs Plan
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FIRED UP: Obama Just Gave A Huge Speech In Richmond

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Steve Helber”] President Barack Obama was fired up in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s hometown of Richmond, VA today, pitching his American Jobs Act to an arena-full of supporters.Fresh off last night’s address to Congress, Obama brought back the oratorical flare that defined his presidential campaign — in […]
FIRED UP: Obama Just Gave A Huge Speech In Richmond
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SOLYNDRA SCANDAL ROLLS ON: Feds Raid Homes Of CEO & Founder Of Obama-Backed Solar Company

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sakuma”] FBI agents raided the homes of Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet Friday, iWatch News reports, as the investigation into the company’s questionable federal loan threatens to ensnare the Obama administration.The Department of Energy fast-tracked the company’s loan request under its green jobs […]
SOLYNDRA SCANDAL ROLLS ON: Feds Raid Homes Of CEO & Founder Of Obama-Backed Solar Company
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SOLYNDRA SCANDAL DEEPENS: Obama Administration Officials Sat In On Bankrupt Solar Company’s Board Meetings

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sakuma”] Solyndra, the much-vaunted solar energy company that declared bankruptcy last week leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $500 million in federal loans, had an unusual relationship with the Obama administration — allowing officials to sit in on board meetings as “observers,” ABC News reports. The company […]
SOLYNDRA SCANDAL DEEPENS: Obama Administration Officials Sat In On Bankrupt Solar Company’s Board Meetings
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The Only Thing Obama’s Jobs Speech Accomplished

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL”] The key thing you need to know about last night’s jobs speech is that Democrats liked it.President Barack Obama did much to halt his administration’s meandering slide toward unelectability, but his speech stopped short of providing him a jolt in the other direction.
The Only Thing Obama’s Jobs Speech Accomplished
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Democrats Want Everyone To See This Analysis Of Obama’s Jobs Bill

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sancya”] Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi told USA Today that President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act would create 2 million jobs and grow the economy by 2 per cent — one of the most optimistic projections released so far.
Democrats Want Everyone To See This Analysis Of Obama’s Jobs Bill
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Obama Pleads With Congress ‘Pass This Plan’ — Or Else

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL”] President Barack Obama will give the most important speech of his presidency tonight to a Joint Session of Congress, challenging lawmakers to put aside months of partisan rancor and pass his jobs plan.Weighed down by a stagnant unemployment rate, a sputtering economy, and criticism from […]
Obama Pleads With Congress ‘Pass This Plan’ — Or Else
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BREAKING: Read The First Excerpts Of Obama’s Jobs Speech

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool”] President Barack Obama will give the most important speech of his presidency tonight to a Joint Session of Congress, challenging lawmakers to put aside months of partisan rancor and pass his jobs plan.Weighed down by a stagnant unemployment rate, a sputtering economy, and criticism […]
BREAKING: Read The First Excerpts Of Obama’s Jobs Speech
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The Complete Guide To What To Expect From Barack Obama’s Jobs Speech Tonight

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obama_Boehner_State_of_the_Union_2011.jpg”] President Barack Obama will address a Joint Session of Congress tonight at 7 p.m. to present his economic growth plan, “The American Jobs Act” to the American people.The speech comes at a pivotal moment in Obama’s presidency, under pressure from both sides of the aisle to […]
The Complete Guide To What To Expect From Barack Obama’s Jobs Speech Tonight
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What Happens Next: The GOP Race Narrows

Rick Perry Texas” />Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith have a smart piece at Politico today that accurately sums up the different approaches of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry to the 2012 GOP primary and caucus-attending electorate.  Romney’s approach is “don’t blow it.” Perry’s approach is “let’s rock.” The task for Romney […]
What Happens Next: The GOP Race Narrows
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Dems Panic, Drop $500,000 On Race To Replace Anthony Weiner

One week out from the special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has dropped almost a half million dollars on a new ad buy for their candidate, according to The National Journal.
Dems Panic, Drop $500,000 On Race To Replace Anthony Weiner
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PARTY OF DEATH: Watch Republicans Cheer Texas’ Record Number Of Executions

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] Perhaps the most bizarre and chilling episode from last night’s GOP debate came from the audience, who cheered, literally, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record on capital punishment.Supporting the death penalty is one thing — applauding the loss of life seems like something else entirely.
PARTY OF DEATH: Watch Republicans Cheer Texas’ Record Number Of Executions
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Here’s What You Need To Know About Rick Perry And The Death Penalty

[credit provider=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Rick_Perry3.jpg” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Rick_Perry3.jpg”] As the longest-running governor of Texas, Rick Perry has overseen more death row executions than any other governor in modern history — a distinction that elicited enthusiastic cheers from the audience at last night’s Republican presidential debate.Overall, Perry has presided over 234 death row executions — nearly […]
Here’s What You Need To Know About Rick Perry And The Death Penalty
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The Biggest Loser In Last Night’s Republican Debate

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] While there may be some disagreement over the winner of last night’s NBC/POLITICO debate, there was an incontrovertible loser — former top-tier candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).Bachmann was nowhere to be found in last night’s debate, failing to insert herself in any of the major conversations and often […]
The Biggest Loser In Last Night’s Republican Debate
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President Obama’s Good Fortune: Voters Hate Republicans More

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sancya”] President Obama owes Republicans a gift basket. Or, at the very least, a “thank you” card.Reuters reports in “Rivals’ ideological overreach likely to aid Obama” that, frankly, the Republican party – and all it illogically stands for (and against) – has so alienated American voters, that […]
President Obama’s Good Fortune: Voters Hate Republicans More
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Here’s The Most Important Exchange Of The GOP Debate

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly during the NBC/POLITICO debate Wednesday night — but nothing is likely to be more significant that their exchange over Social Security.Perry stood by the claims made in his book “Fed Up!” that the entitlement plan is […]
Here’s The Most Important Exchange Of The GOP Debate
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Here’s What’s At Stake For Each GOP Candidate In Tonight’s Debate

The Republican presidential candidates will face off for the first time tonight with front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the stage. The event at the Reagan Presidential Library kicks off a five-week gauntlet of debates that will sharpen the distinctions between the candidates, and provide more certainty in a crowded […]
Here’s What’s At Stake For Each GOP Candidate In Tonight’s Debate
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Dick Cheney criticises The GOP Presidential Field, Tells Hillary To Run Against Obama

[credit provider=”ABC News”] Fresh off ‘exploding heads‘ in Washington, former Vice President Dick Cheney turned his sights on the GOP presidential field, telling ABC News they should stop shooting their mouths off.Cheney had particularly harsh words for front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry, saying he uses “over-the-top” rhetoric and made “inappropriate” comments […]
Dick Cheney criticises The GOP Presidential Field, Tells Hillary To Run Against Obama
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The GOP’s Brilliant Strategy To Counter Obama’s Jobs Speech

[credit provider=”AP”] GOP lawmakers have already signaled their intent to oppose President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, but not wanting to be perceived as the ‘Party of No,’ they have locked in on a strategy to distract from Obama’s substance by obscuring it behind Washington drama.First there was the spat about […]
The GOP’s Brilliant Strategy To Counter Obama’s Jobs Speech
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Al Gore Just Took A Big Shot At Obama

Former Vice President Al Gore criticised President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw a $90 billion clean air regulation last week in a post on his blog.
Al Gore Just Took A Big Shot At Obama
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Republicans Line Up To Kill The Obama Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”AP”] Republican lawmakers are preparing to oppose President Barack Obama’s jobs plan — even before it is announced — citing its $300 billion price tag.Obama will use his speech tomorrow night press Congress to pass his proposal, which will include an extension and expansion of the payroll tax cut, […]
Republicans Line Up To Kill The Obama Jobs Plan
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TPaw Resurfaces On Colbert, Shows He’s Way Cooler Now That He’s Not Running For President

[credit provider=”Courtesy of The Colbert Report” url=”http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/395819/september-06-2011/tim-pawlenty”] In the first interview since his hasty exit from the 2012 White House race, Tim Pawlenty got silly — and a little fresh — with Stephen Colbert last night, showing that he is much cooler now that he is not running for president.Explaining […]
TPaw Resurfaces On Colbert, Shows He’s Way Cooler Now That He’s Not Running For President
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WSJ Slams Mitt Romney For Lackluster Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”nmfbihop via Flikr”] The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board comes down hard on Mitt Romney’s new jobs proposal in a Wednesday column that criticises the 2012 presidential candidate’s economic plan as “surprisingly timid and tactical considering our economic predicament.”The Journal concedes that Romney’s plan is “better than President Obama’s,” […]
WSJ Slams Mitt Romney For Lackluster Jobs Plan
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White House To Propose Short Term Plan To Bail Out The Post Office

[credit provider=”Morristechnology.com”] President Barack Obama will propose a plan to allow the U.S. Postal Service to push off a scheduled $5.5 billion health care payment until the new year, The New York Times reports.The move would prevent an immediate crisis threatened to have the agency — which is running a […]
White House To Propose Short Term Plan To Bail Out The Post Office
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Rick Perry Slams Ron Paul For Calling Him Al Gore’s ‘Cheerleader’

[credit provider=”ronpaul via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXNqcYh0MpA&feature=player_embedded”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired back at 2012 rival Ron Paul over an attack ad that blasts the governor for supporting Democrat Al Gore’s 1988 presidential campaign. The ad, which is backed by a six-figure media buy, contrasts Paul’s support for Reagan’s 1980 presidential bid with […]
Rick Perry Slams Ron Paul For Calling Him Al Gore’s ‘Cheerleader’
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GOP Lines Up To Oppose Obama’s Jobs Plan — Even Before It’s Announced

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkradionews/4012425080/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered the sharpest critique yet of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan — two days before it is to be formally announced.Speaking on the Senate floor to open the fall legislative session after a five-week vacation, McConnell said he is growing confident that […]
GOP Lines Up To Oppose Obama’s Jobs Plan — Even Before It’s Announced
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Pro-Rick Perry Super PAC Has A $55 Million Plan To Crush GOP Rivals

[credit provider=”AP”] A new super PAC supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential bid plans to spend $55 million as part of an aggressive strategy to crush the Texas Governor’s GOP primary opponents and secure the Republican nomination by Super Tuesday, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News. NBC investigative reporter […]
Pro-Rick Perry Super PAC Has A $55 Million Plan To Crush GOP Rivals
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Romney’s Unveils Boring 59-Point Jobs Plan With Few Fresh Ideas

[credit provider=”Courtesy of mittromney”] Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney previewed his 59-point jobs plan in an op-ed in USA Today seeking to draw contrast himself from President Barack Obama, who will introduce his own plan to a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday.”Barack Obama has had his turn at fixing […]
Romney’s Unveils Boring 59-Point Jobs Plan With Few Fresh Ideas
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CAMPAIGN 2012: Meet The Team Of Texans Behind Rick Perry

[credit provider=”AP”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his senior campaign staff moved into their new Austin digs this weekend, finally establishing a home base for the Republican’s distinctly Texan team.So who is behind the campaign that has vaulted Perry to the front of the GOP field in a mere three […]
CAMPAIGN 2012: Meet The Team Of Texans Behind Rick Perry
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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Spend labour Day Wooing The Tea Party

As President Barack Obama addressed the left wing of his party at a labour Day union rally in Detroit, the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls tacked to the other side of the political spectrum today with appeals to social conservatives and the GOP’s far-right Tea Party faction.
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Spend labour Day Wooing The Tea Party
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The Tea Party’s War Against Mitt Romney

[credit provider=”Caucus Eye via Flickr”] After spending the summer eschewing the far-right wing of the Republican party, 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made his Tea Party debut Sunday night at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord, New Hampshire.Romney somehow managed to avoid any direct mention of the Tea Party […]
The Tea Party’s War Against Mitt Romney
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Politicians React To The Awful August Jobs Numbers

President Barack Obama is preparing to give a major jobs address next week, as Republican lawmakers are preparing to go ahead with their own economic growth agenda this autumn. Expect to hear these jobs numbers cited again and again in the next few weeks as both sides seek to gain […]
Politicians React To The Awful August Jobs Numbers
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10 Differences Between Your Father’s GOP And Republicans Today

[credit provider=”Jeff Alworth via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alworth/4342359830/”] During President Obama’s 14-minute speech to the nation on July 25, he praised Ronald Reagan’s administration for raising the debt ceiling in the 1980s.But Reagan might not recognise his own Party today.
10 Differences Between Your Father’s GOP And Republicans Today
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Is Jon Huntsman The New Candidate Of The Conservative Intellectual Elite?

[credit provider=”World Economic Forum via Flikr”] The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board endorsed presidential candidate Jon Huntsman’s economic growth plan in a column published in Friday’s paper.The board declared that the plan put forward Wednesday by the former Utah governor and Ambassador to China “is as impressive as any to date […]
Is Jon Huntsman The New Candidate Of The Conservative Intellectual Elite?
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UPDATE: Rick Perry Fires Back At Bachmann Super PAC Attack Ad

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Keep Conservatives United” url=”http://www.keepconservativesunited.com/”] A superPAC that supports Michele Bachmann is launching the first real attack on Rick Perry with an ad that targets the Texas Governor’s spending record. The group, Keep Conservatives United, says the spot has run on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News in South Carolina, […]
UPDATE: Rick Perry Fires Back At Bachmann Super PAC Attack Ad
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Obama Stoops, Gets Burned By Boehner

President Barack Obama called a Washington political play yesterday, hoping to upstage the debate among his reelection competitors with a big announcement from the House floor to a Joint Session of Congress. But little did he know he was playing way out of his league.
Obama Stoops, Gets Burned By Boehner
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Politics In 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Good morning! Here’s the news:1. Reuters reports: “The euro fell across the board on Thursday after a weaker-than-expected reading of German manufacturing highlighted increasing sluggishness in the euro zone’s largest economy.” Eurozone manufacturing activity is down virtually everywhere. 
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Obama Moves Jobs Speech After Boehner Objects To Date

[credit provider=”AP”] Speaker of the House John Boehner rejected President Barack Obama’s request for a Joint Session of Congress next Wednesday, instead inviting Obama to speak the next day.Citing the fact that the House is just returning from its August recess on September 7th, with the first votes not scheduled until […]
Obama Moves Jobs Speech After Boehner Objects To Date
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Huntsman Accuses Obama Of ‘Political Theatrics,’ Unveils Plan To Radically Overhaul Federal Taxes And Regulations

[credit provider=”AP”] criticising his 2012 opponents for failing to provide leadership on economic issues, Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, Jr., outlined a plan for dramatically overhauling the federal tax system and reducing the scope of the federal government.The aggressive plan, unveiled this afternoon in New Hampshire, part of an effort […]
Huntsman Accuses Obama Of ‘Political Theatrics,’ Unveils Plan To Radically Overhaul Federal Taxes And Regulations
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Updated: Obama Requests Joint Session Of Congress To Present Jobs Plan; Same Night As GOP Debate

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obama_Boehner_State_of_the_Union_2011.jpg”] President Barack Obama sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requesting a Joint Session of Congress on September 7th at 8pm to present his economic growth plan to the nation.Obama writes that it is his intention “to […]
Updated: Obama Requests Joint Session Of Congress To Present Jobs Plan; Same Night As GOP Debate
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Perry Panic Grips Romney Campaign

[credit provider=”Jessica Rinaldi via Wikimedia Commons”] Politico leads off its home page today with this headline: “Romney Camp Not Panicking — Yet.” The story that follows describes how the Romney campaign plans to respond in the coming months to Perry’s remarkable surge. Taegan Goddard (who edits the excellent Political Wire website) […]
Perry Panic Grips Romney Campaign