Anson Kaye


February 2011


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Newt Gingrich Moment

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When Scott Walker first thought about running for governor of Wisconsin in 2005, I was working for then-Gov. Jim Doyle. Walker spent several months riding around on his motorcycle trying to explain how his experience guiding Milwaukee County to the brink of fiscal collapse (he was county executive)

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Wisconsin
Gingrich, Newt
Congress
White House
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Clinton, Bill
Reagan, Ronald
deficit and national debt
politics
labor

Voters Snookered Republicans on Budget Cuts

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When Speaker John Boehner lies awake at night wondering how things in the House got so bumpy so fast, there's one person he worries about the most. It's not a triangulating Democrat or a hard right Republican. It's Jodine White.

Last year, White took part in a New York Times/CBS poll that found 92 ...

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TAGS:
tea party
state budgets
politics
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Boehner, John
unemployment
federal budget

Media Shouldn't Confuse Civility With Bipartisanship

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In the movie Chocolat, a whimsical shopkeeper whips up mysterious concoctions in her kitchen that somehow manage to solve the problems of everyone who tastes them. When you see it, you can tell the filmmakers are convinced their audience will be captivated, watching in breathless wonder as the ...

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TAGS:
media
health care reform
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
gun control and gun rights

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