Doug Heye


December 2009


Obama Should Condemn Democrats' Pay for Play Healthcare Votes

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By Doug Heye, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

"What's the Turk paying you to set up my father, Captain?"As Michael Corleone said these words to Captain McClusky in The Godfather, which I watched during Saturday's snowfall, my mind went to the Senate healthcare debate. Three senators—Mary Landrieu of ...

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health care
Democratic Party
Nelson, Ben
Boxer, Barbara
Bennet, Michael
Lincoln, Blanche
Sanders, Bernie
Landrieu, Mary
health care reform

The Danger Behind the Democratic Retirements

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By Doug Heye, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

You can't beat somebody with nobody. It's as true in politics as it is in sports, especially for Democrats, whose growing ranks of "nobody" could cede political ground and lead to major Republican gains in the House of Representatives next year.

On Monday,

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Democratic Party

Democrats Could Lose Obama, Biden Senate Seats

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By Doug Heye, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

"President Obama and Vice-President Joseph R. Biden won't be on the midterm ballot next year, but their former Senate seats will be," writes the Washington Times' Donald Lambro.

Though the states, Delaware and Illinois, are both considered blue--and Obama ...

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Obama, Barack

Wine, Champagne and Truth in Labeling

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By Doug Heye, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Late last week, the Tax and Trade Bureau created the Calistoga American Viticultural Area, meaning that any wine using the Calistoga name must contain a minimum of 75 percent grapes from the new sub-appellation within the famed Napa Valley.

The decision,

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food and drink

Obama's Afghanistan Decision Risks a Democratic Party Civil War

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By Doug Heye, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

"Mr. President, this is not the change we voted for," liberal commentator and radio host, Bill Press, writes today in his "parting shot."

Press' defiance is in reaction to President Barack Obama's decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan in an effort to ...

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Boxer, Barbara
Feingold, Russ
Slaughter, Louise
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Voinovich, George

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