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August 2011


'Elitist' Vacation Spot Hurts Obama

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Pollster John Zogby updates our weekly Obama Report Card with a grade on the president's performance. Zogby uses his polling, expert analysis and interaction with major players to come up with a grade and some comments that capture how he sees the president's week ending.

John Zogby on Week: 136

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Obama, Barack
Zogby, John

Teamsters Joins AFL-CIO to Blast Obama as Timid

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The Teamsters today joined the AFL-CIO in demanding that President Obama stop caving in to the GOP and offer a new jobs program that he will fight for.

"We want him to fight harder," said James Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Up to now, he added, the president is "not ...

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politics
Democratic Party
Obama, Barack
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
unemployment

House GOP Conservatives Plot Next Spending Cut Plan

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House conservatives who get the credit for forcing the White House to slam on the spending brakes are moving quickly to draw up to a sequel of their "Cut, Cap, and Balance" plan in time to squeeze the next federal spending year that begins on Oct.1.

Today, the conservative Republican Study ...

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Jordan, Jim
House of Representatives
Senate
Congress
Obama, Barack
White House
deficit and national debt
Republican Party

Is Mitch Daniels Looking to be Drafted for President in 2012?

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He's rejected running for president, but an upcoming book from Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels that lays out a comprehensive "reconstruction" plan for the United States is sure to revive the "Draft Mitch" effort, especially if the economy continues to sputter and no GOP candidate catches fire.

His

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Daniels, Mitch
energy
deficit and national debt
military
social security
2012 presidential election

Zogby: Obama Avoids Disaster

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Pollster John Zogby updates our weekly Obama Report Card with a grade on the president's performance. Zogby uses his polling, expert analysis and interaction with major players to come up with a grade and some comments that capture how he sees the president's week ending.

John Zogby on Week: 133

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
Zogby, John