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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

by Just under two years ago, a young Democratic president took office after leading his party to majorities in both chambers of Congress, reshaping the political landscape after a period of conservative dominance. After enduring bruising legislative battles on top priorities like comprehensive health care reform, the Democrats stand to lose both the House and the Senate, and a new generation of Republicans is waiting to deliver on a mu…

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by / on November 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Gap in the Sand

by from the Congressional Budget Office A threatening specter is looming over our national economy – the so-called “fiscal cliff”. The fiscal cliff, a widespread, automatic tax increase expected to hit 90% of Americans next year, will be triggered on January 2 of next year… unless Congress takes action to stop it. To avoid careening off the fiscal cliff, a different deficit reduction method will need to be passed into law. In all likel…

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by / on March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: March Madness

by Picture courtesy of Politico March, previously forecast as the month that would decide the Republican presidential nomination (read: the month that Romney would clinch it), has instead reduced the race to an excruciating slog to 1144, the number of delegates that a candidate must secure to receive the nomination. At the time of this writing, Romney leads with 484, followed by Santorum with 239, Gingrich with 136, and Paul with 69;…

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Calling on Condi

by As the race towards November edges closer, so does one of the most important decisions former governor Mitt Romney will have to make. A vice presidential pick has the ability to fire up the base, attract independent voters, appeal to certain key demographics, and complement the person at the head of the ticket. All of these objectives are essential to the presumptive Republican nominee’s effort to win the White House. But due to Sen…

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 12:51 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Elephant in the Room

…ncourage you to check out the list above, you’d be amazed (or maybe not anymore) by the pre-2012 Romney. For the GOP, John McCain’s concession speech four years ago did nothing but pass the baton to an already fully charged, sprinting Romney. He was a relatively popular governor, CEO of an extremely profitable and successful company, and son to a former GOP golden boy. The man was destined for the White House, or at least a shot at the office. Ev…

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by / on April 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: The Other Half

by Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari for AP Photo Now that the Republican nomination process is coming to a close, Democrats are beginning to define their campaign by focusing on critical issues that are sensitive to most voters in order to draw a clear contrast between itself and the GOP on both the budget and women’s reproductive rights. And in some cases, the Democratic Party is combining the two issues into one. President Obama held a Wh…

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by / on March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Romney’s RINO Race

by Although it seems likely that Mitt Romney will nab the nomination in the end, he’s having trouble getting there. He needs 1144 delegates, and if Rick Santorum keeps picking up conservative states, then the Republican Party will have to hold a brokered convention, the likes of which we haven’t seen in over half a century. So far, Mitt is halfway there with 566 delegates, more than Santorum (273), Newt Gingrich (135), and Ron Paul (50…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 4:31 am / in Content, Election, Issue, World

The Emergence, Disappearance, and Existence of the Muslipublican

by The population of Muslim US citizens is estimated by many sources to be at 8 million and growing. Of these 8 million, around 7% of registered Muslim Americans are Republicans, a minority that is just large enough to make an impact on politics at many levels. It has become a liberal truism that Muslim Americans would not want to vote for the party of the administration responsible for the violation of their civil liberties, but—surpr…

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Tampa, We Have a Problem

…mebody that can, you know, win. A brokered convention would be a media circus, and it could very well damage the GOP enormously. On the other hand, it could be the best thing that’s happened to the party in a long time. It would keep a damaged Romney from dragging down the rest of the Republican ticket, and it would allow the GOP to choose from among a new set of champions, ones with names like Daniels, Christie, and (dare I say it?) even Bush. T…

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by / on March 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Game Change 2.0

by There has been much buzz recently regarding who the GOP nominee will choose as a running mate, and rightfully so; as John McCain showed in 2008, the vice presidential pick can make or break a candidacy. In McCain’s case, even though Sarah Palin energized a formerly unenthusiastic base, her presence in the race ultimately led to Barack Obama winning in a landslide because the discussion became almost solely about Palin and her flaws,…

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