Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NYT Still Shielding Its Readers on Wisconsin

Posted by Walter Russell Mead, TAI On June - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Walter Russell Mead, TAIEven The New York Times has thrown in the towel on the Wisconsin recall.With an Intrade poll citing Walker’s chances of winning the Wisconsin recall at more than 93%, The New York Times is entering into full-...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mitt Romney campaign says job growth in Massachusetts accelerated as gubernatorial term went on Both presidential campaigns are using job statistics to attack each other. President Barack Obama and his allies ha...

David Axelrod: Under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked "47th in job creation."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | David Axelrod repeats claim that Massachusetts under Mitt Romney ranked 47th in job growth Over the weekend, the Obama campaign repeated a talking point it’s been making for at least a year. Obama adviser...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Ed Gillespie says Massachusetts income grew by $5,500 under Mitt Romney In the duel over economic records between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a Romney surrogate this week took t...

Romney Gears Back on Campaigning–to No Ill Effect

Posted by Erin McPike, RCP On June - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Erin McPike, RCPBy Erin McPike - June 5, 2012On Tuesday, a potential Republican vice presidential contender, Rep. Paul Ryan, will hold a business round-table discussion on behalf of the Romney campaign in Raleigh, N.C. -- without Mitt Romney. On Satur...

The Folly of Recall Elections

Posted by Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times On June - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles TimesIt should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do ...

Wisconsin Race Seen as National Barometer

Posted by Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP On June - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCPMADISON, Wis. -- Nearly a year and a half of anti-Scott Walker protests will come to a head Tuesday when Wisconsinites decide whether to replace the Republican governor with Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.But the effort ...

Darkness in the Sunshine State

Posted by Charles Blow, New York Times On June - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Blow, New York TimesWhat am I getting at? This: Few states in the union have done more in recent years to restrict and suppress voting "” particularly by groups who lean Democratic, such as young people, the poor and minorit...

Obama’s Class Warfare Is Just Economic Ignorance

Posted by The Economist On June - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The EconomistIT DOES not take much to be accused of waging class warfare in America. The charge was levelled last year at Mitt Romney, of all the unlikely leftist agitators, when he suggested that certain tax breaks should be available only to those w...

Romney Didn’t Keep Promises in Massachusetts

Posted by Gov. Deval Patrick, CNN On June - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gov. Deval Patrick, CNNMitt Romney is a smooth salesman. When he was a candidate in 2002, his pitch to the people of Massachusetts was that he could fix all that ailed us. As the Bay State's top salesman, he said, he would "bring great jobs ...

Romney Supporters Turn Press Conference Into A Circus

Posted by The Huffington Post On May - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
David Axelrod, communications director for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, held a press conference today on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight some...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | O’Malley criticizes Massachusetts job growth under Romney With the presidential campaign focusing on the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is making the case that President Barack Obama is a better ...

Huckabee Issues Response To Dem’s Birther Charge

Posted by Bedford Patch On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Prior to tonight's 2012 New Hampshire GOP Victory Dinner, where former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to a crowd of more than 700 Republicans, Raymond...

Romney Is an Unknown Quantity

Posted by Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg On May - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Margaret Carlson, BloombergWhat’s the matter with Massachusetts that would make Mitt Romney want to pretend he’d never been its governor? Yes, it presents some image problems for the conservative candidate Romney now wants to be. T...
While the media and blogosphere have been pre-occupied with the issue of Romney's time at Bain Capital, there is a more ominous challenge to President Obama's re-election.

Sarah Palin Offers Memorial Day Message

Posted by Elyse Siegel On May - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Friday night to say, "Todd and I and our family would like to wish you all a happy Memorial...

When Government Privileges Trump Citizens

Posted by Steven Greenhut, Reason On May - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Steven Greenhut, ReasonDemocrats and Republicans in the California Legislature have once again broadcast this troubling fact: They are far more concerned about the ever-expanding demands of a relatively small group of public sector union members than ...
Really? Teaching Constitutional law was not a real job? Being a grade school or high school teacher or college professor doesn't make you part of the "free economy" workforce in Romney's convoluted elitist thinking?

Romney and the Right

Posted by Philip Klein, National Review On May - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Philip Klein, National ReviewThis November, millions of conservatives will find themselves in the familiar position of holding their noses to vote for a problematic Republican presidential candidate, because the alternative is far worse.Although conse...
Castleton State College 5/7-16/12; 607 likely voters; 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews WCAX Release Vermont 2012 Governor 60% Shumlin (D), 27% Brock...
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Mitt Romney said he "actually cut" spending as Massachusetts governor In recent campaign events, Mitt Romney has made the federal debt a major issue, even standing in front of an oversized debt clock during a visit ...

Romney, Brown Play Down Past Connections

Posted by AP On May - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Republicans Mitt Romney and Scott Brown have a history of supporting each other throughout their political careers. But with each facing a...

Mitt Romney: On gun policy

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On May - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half Flip | Did Mitt Romney flip-flop on gun control? Mitt Romney has at times had an awkward relationship with firearms, as when he said during the 2008 Republican presidential primary that his hunting experience generally...

Why Jindal May Be Romney’s Ticket

Posted by Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics On May - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Scott Conroy, RealClearPoliticsPeople have always told Bobby Jindal to slow down.The Louisiana governor has a tendency to speak faster than his audience is able to think, so when it came time to deliver the Republican response to President Obama'...