Michael Barone


February 2009


Obama Is High in Polls, But Issues Like Mortgage and Auto Crises Help Republicans

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Some interesting results from pollster Scott Rasmussen.

On the one hand, job approval of Barack Obama continues to be high: most recently 60 percent approve and 39 percent disapprove. Since his inauguration, his approval numbers has fluttered within a ...

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Republican Party
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car manufacturers

Daschle and Geithner--Why Can't Democratic Nominees Pay Their Taxes?

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Why, oh why, can't Democratic appointees pay their taxes? Tom Daschle has given Barack Obama another needless headache, and while he will presumably be confirmed, it's irritating in the extreme to learn that he had failed to pay more than $100,000 in ...

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Cardin, Ben
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Menendez, Robert
Udall, Tom
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Daschle, Tom
Geithner, Tim
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Risch, Jim
Vitter, David
Wicker, Roger
Coburn, Tom
DeMint, Jim
Corker, Bob
Begich, Mark
Udall, Mark
Kaufman, Ted
Thune, John
Barrasso, John
Bennet, Michael
McCaskill, Claire
Tester, Jon
Shaheen, Jeanne
Gillibrand, Kirsten
Brown, Sherrod
Casey, Bob
Webb, Jim

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