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January 2012


Obama Looks Presidential

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: 158

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Obama, Barack
Zogby, John
Republican Party

Gingrich's Janitor Comment Should Help 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: 157

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Obama's Home States Low on AUL Pro-Life 'List'

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Americans United for Life, which has ranked states on governmental issues from abortion to euthanasia for seven years, chose Louisiana to top the list because it "has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to life" and pushed laws protecting women considering abortions.

Charmaine Yoest, AUL ...

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abortion

House Women: Gingrich Elevated Female Members

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Newt Gingrich, under fire today from his ex-wife, championed women members in the House when he became speaker, busting the GOP "glass ceiling" to elevate them to leadership roles, according to three current congresswomen.

"Newt Gingrich was very, very, very welcoming to all of us who were women. I ...

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Gingrich, Newt

Danger For Obama As His Polls Tip Down

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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: 156

"The ...

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Zogby, John

Fundraising Troubles Over: GOP Is Back Big

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Handed last year a mountain of debt and a depressed support base, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus has turned the Republican National Committee around, and last quarter out raised the Democratic National Committee by $3 million.

New figures show that the GOP raised $27 million last quarter,

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Republican Party

It's Romney, But Only .61% of GOP Voted

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Following the Iowa caucuses, polls and pundits were predicting a long primary season ahead. A week later, after Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, the GOP has its man in Mitt Romney, with the media's story line being that a Romney victory in South Carolina next week will effectively end the primary ...

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Romney, Mitt

Study: Is Fox Too Balanced?

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It's not easy being Fox News in today's highly politicized media environment. When it says it's "fair and balanced," the mainstream media sneer disbelief. When the cable news ratings leader reveals figures proving its coverage is balanced on a specific hot-button issue, it gets slapped for ...

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