Monday, September 15, 2014

Someone Should Tell Obama It’s Still the Economy

Posted by Ed Morrissey, TFT On February - 1 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Ed Morrissey, TFT
Employer-provided birth control. Binders full of women. Mitt Romney's tax returns. All of the issues that had attracted so much attention in 2012 belied the fact that the US economy had been stagnating ever since the recovery technically began in June 2009.  From that point forward, the workforce declined and jobs failed to materialize in large enough numbers to keep pace with population growth. The disconnect between politics and reality reached its apex in the President's inaugural speech, which mentioned the word "economy" once, and jobs only...

Romney Advisers Get Big Post-Election Payday

Posted by The Huffington Post On January - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made large payments to the companies of some top Romney aides in the final five...

Did Republicans Lose the Election?

Posted by Paul Starr, American Prospect On January - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Starr, American ProspectLast November, Democrats seemed to be justified in believing that their party had won a victory of genuine significance. The ideological differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were clear-cut, and Obama was re-ele...

Republicans and the City

Posted by Edward Glaeser, City Journal On January - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Edward Glaeser, City JournalAfter the presidential election in November, New York Times exit polls found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney had received only 29 percent of the big-city vote to President Obama’s 69 percent. That gap prompt...

Republican-Backed Electoral College Scheme Advances

Posted by Richmond Times-Dispatch On January - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Legislation that would apportion Virginia's electoral votes by the winner of each congressional district, instead of the current winner-take-all system, emerged from a Senate subcommittee...

Four More Years Will Cost Us Dearly

Posted by Holly Robichaud, Boston Herald On January - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Holly Robichaud, Boston HeraldToday, President Obama will celebrate his inauguration and another four-year term in office. So far, it has been a long, bumpy road, where the new norm is that our nation leads from behind, our government never wastes a c...

Key Group Takes On Larger Role In Inauguration

Posted by Mollie Reilly On January - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
BY BRETT ZONGKER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, from the first Hispanic...

PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” Turns Out to Be True

Posted by Mark Hemingway, WS On January - 19 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
Mark Hemingway, WS
Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often than Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad:It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's...

The Road Forward: Spain Keeps Thinking Big Thanks To Obama

Posted by Daniel Basteiro On January - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
MADRID -- "We've got to make sure we're building sources of energy for the future, not just thinking about next year, but 10 years from...
The voting rights movement and the Money Out of Politics movement are finding common ground and creating a dynamic new coalition that will make each far stronger and will together create powerful momentum for resisting the growing threats to American democracy.
One week after Barack Obama thumped Mitt Romney to secure the presidency, I pedaled over to the headquarters of the Reserve Officers Association, a six-story...
In the weeks since Election Day — as Mitt Romney faded into obscurity, John Boehner lost control of the House GOP and tea partiers turned...

Social Security: It’s Worse Than You Think

Posted by King & Soneji, New York Times On January - 6 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
King & Soneji, New York TimesCONGRESS and President Obama have pushed through a relatively modest stopgap measure to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but over the coming years, the United States will confront another huge cliff: S...

Lynne Olson: An American First and a Republican Afterward

Posted by Lynne Olson On January - 2 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS
A highly polarized country. A savagely partisan Congress. A brutal presidential race, which ended with the Democratic incumbent defeating his Republican challenger, an ex-businessman. This was America in 1940 and early 1941.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) admitted he "wasn't ready" to run for president in 2012, but he thinks 2016 could be a different story....

After Romney Defeat, Republicans Need to Talk

Posted by Peggy Noonan, WSJ On December - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Peggy Noonan, WSJViewed a certain way, the 2012 election can be seen as a gift to Republicans wrapped in ugly paper. The wrapping looked like a hostage note with a message scrawled in crayon: "We hate you." But inside was a gift, and the gif...
LAS VEGAS -- Defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a guest ringside Saturday night at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez....

2012 Campaign Shatters Astonishing Record

Posted by AP On December - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance filings with the government now show that the cost of the 2012 U.S. presidential race has surpassed $2 billion, a new...

Like John Kerry, First Impressions Killed Romney

Posted by James Antle, TAS On December - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
James Antle, TASPresumably the Republicans' next presidential candidate will have less in common with John Kerry.Barack Obama took the Republicans' best shot and won a second term. In an even stronger tribute to his campaign team's skil...

Fox News To Karl Rove: Go Home

Posted by The Huffington Post On December - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Karl Rove's familiar 2012 presence on Fox News appears to be coming to a halt. New York Magazine reports that President Roger Ailes is limiting...

Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known

Posted by Peter H. Stone On December - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control...

GOP Must Fight Corporate Welfare

Posted by Milton Wolf, Washington Times On December - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Milton Wolf, Washington TimesBy Dr. Milton R. Wolf-The Washington Times Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Enlarge PhotoView resultsNo one accuses establishment Republicans of being terribly brave or bright, but this insanity has got to stop:...

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

Posted by Arianna Huffington On December - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This week, President Obama's initial proposal in the fiscal cliff showdown sparked merriment and outrage from Republican leaders, who pretended they hadn't heard the same details six weeks ago. Susan Rice continued to have nomination meetings even without a nomination, but failed to win over GOP senators who are still "troubled" by Benghazi but not by their own failure of judgment on Iraq. Palestine scored a victory at the U.N., where it was given non-participating observer status -- the same status Mitt Romney has in U.S. politics. Romney was invited to the White House for lunch, where he and the president dined on white turkey chili [insert your own "white turkey" punchline here]. Meanwhile, revised figures show the U.S. economy had its best third-quarter performance in five years. How this fits into Jack Welch's conspiracy theories about "imagination defying" government stats, we'll just have to wait and see.

Obama Aide On What She Calls Romney’s Big Mistake

Posted by The Huffington Post On November - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Stephanie Cutter still doesn't understand why Mitt Romney's campaign did not more forcefully defend its candidate's business experience. Cutter, who served as President...