Michael Barone


November 2008


Despite Charlie Rangel's Tax Problems, He Might Help Republicans Keep Bush's Tax Cuts

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It's looking like House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel is going to face an ethics committee investigation for, among other things, failing to report income on rental properties and supporting a tax law change favoring a big donor to an institute named after Rangel. I'm sorry to see this. I ...

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Rangel, Charles
Republican Party
House of Representatives
Congress
politics

Democrats Seem Unwilling to Deploy President-Elect Obama in Georgia Runoff

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

Polls in the Georgia runoff continue to show incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss with about the same small lead over Democrat Jim Martin that he had in the November 4 election. The realclearpolitics.com average, rounded off, is Chambliss 51 percent ...

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Chambliss, Saxby
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
Georgia
2008 Congressional elections

Could an Undecided Coleman-Franken Race in Minnesota Help Chambliss in Georgia?

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson St. blog

Interesting numbers from Scott Rasmussen. The generic vote for Congress since the election shows much smaller margins for the Democrats than they enjoyed before the election. Are voters saying, "Hey, now that we see how many Democrats there are in ...

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polls
Rasmussen Report
Democratic Party
Chambliss, Saxby
Franken, Al
Senate
2008 Congressional elections

Can Democrats Get to 60 by Winning Senate Races in Alaska, Minnesota, and Georgia?

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In my column written the day after the election, I wrote that the Democrats had fallen short of the 60 seats they need to stop a filibuster in the Senate. I may have spoken too soon. In Alaska, Democrat Mark Begich has taken the lead over Republican incumbent Ted Stevens in the early counting of ...

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Alaska
Minnesota
Georgia
Senate
Congress
Democratic Party
2008 Congressional elections

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