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Sep 17, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: The White House launched an aggressive response to a forthcoming book that chronicles internal dissent and second-guessing of President Barack Obama by his own staff and presents Obama as a conflicted, sometimes wavering leader. Administration officials assert that “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind is infested with errors, ...

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Sep 17, 2011 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Tea Party activist David Lewis announced Friday he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Republican primary in 2012. Lewis describes himself “a devout Christian, Tea Party leader, and pro-life leader” on his campaign website. “David's only allegiance is to God and cannot be swayed by party, individuals, or interest groups,” the site ...

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Sep 17, 2011 7 Comments ›› The Assassin

Recent Washington Longshoreman's riot and kidnappings Rasmussen: Half of American Adults (48%) think labor unions have outlasted their usefulness, but there’s a sharp difference of opinion between Republicans and Democrats on the question. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% disagree and say that unions have not outlived their role. Twenty-one percent (21%) are ...

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Sep 17, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: Obama administration officials scrambled Friday to hunt down copies of a new book scheduled to be released next week that paints an unflattering portrait of a dysfunctional and acrimonious White House that sometimes stymied President Obama’s effort to rescue the country’s economy. The book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President,” ...

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Sep 17, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Ben Smith's blog in Politico: If there was any allegation that got under the skin of President Obama's staff early in his term, it was that he had a gender problem -- a claim that Hillary Clinton and even John McCain pushed about Obama's campaign, and which has been a source of quieter grumbles about the ...

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Sep 17, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: A growing chorus of conservatives is hammering a Republican proposal requiring businesses to verify the legal status of the workers they hire. The conservative critics – including Republican lawmakers, Tea Party groups and border-state governors – are airing a long string of complaints: From fears the bill will erode civil liberties; to worries it will ...

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Sep 17, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

National Journal: For the first time, more Americans have an unfavorable opinion of President Obama than have a favorable opinion of him, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released late Friday, an indication that dissatisfaction with the president’s job performance and the direction of the country is dragging down how Americans view ...

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Sep 17, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Speaking during a panel put together by Cornel West and Tavis Smiley in New York City, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean talks about President Obama's record: "Most people don’t know that. But the fact is I actually for the first time in July of 2009 read an entire presidential executive order, which is over ...

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The Hill: House Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) used the Republican’s weekly address to slam “hostile” federal regulations and urge President Obama to terminate those he called “barriers to job creation.” In the Saturday address, the senior GOP lawmaker slams many federal regulations as “counterproductive,” saying the rules are merely “Washington’s busy work.” “Small business owners ...

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Sep 16, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Daily News: A subway station billboard war is the latest flareup in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dispute began with posters urging an end to U.S. military aid for Israel, prompting a City Council member to demand an end to the ads - and spawning an upcoming series of counter-ads. "This is a highly political campaign with ...

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Majority Leader.Gov (Eric Cantor's Website): TO: House Republicans FR: Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, and Chairman Hensarling DT: September 16, 2011 RE: The President’s Jobs Proposal In August, we released our fall legislative agenda focused on implementing two key aspects of our jobs agenda, the GOP Plan for America's Job Creators: regulatory and tax relief for America’s small businesses, ...

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Sep 16, 2011 28 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Major depressive disorder, aka clinical depression, is a disabling condition which adversely affects a person’s family, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. Excerpted from Gawker: We hear the New York Times is looking into whether it's all starting to get to him—like, clinically. We're told by a source inside the Times that ...

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The Hill: Obama’s top political adviser on Friday issued a memo to the Sunday news show producers, hosts and other reporters that concludes Obama is in strong shape for another four years in the Oval Office. He said Obama is in much better shape to beat his Republican rivals next year than his approval ratings ...

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Republican says bill is partly a response to an administration policy that focuses on deporting immigrants who are a threat. Twenty-one House Republicans on Thursday introduced legislation that would require immigration officials to deport illegal immigrants on an expedited basis. The bill, H.R. 2952, was planned before the Obama administration announced a new policy that focuses on ...

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Sep 16, 2011 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

San Francisco Chronicle: ...the landscape may change soon, analysts said, given Feinstein's recent campaign money problems and a Field Poll released today that gives one of California's most consistently popular politicians a 41 percent approval rating, the lowest of her Senate career. One person considering a run, The Chronicle has learned, is Michael Reagan, a former ...

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Sep 16, 2011 11 Comments ›› The Assassin

ABC News: At a campaign fundraiser Thursday night in Washington, D.C. on President Obama said he believes his chances of being reelected in 2012 are “much higher” than they were in 2008. “Over the last couple of months there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy, isn’t this just ...

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Sep 16, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

USA Today: President Obama has attached a big number to his jobs bill: 1.9 million. At a private fundraiser last night, Obama said his proposal would create 1.9 millions jobs, while reducing the 9.1% unemployment rate by a percentage point; he also said it would add two percentage points to the gross domestic product. Assuming it's passed by ...

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