Greg Pinelo


Bin Laden Killing Is Obama's Defining Moment

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This week President Obama’s approval rating hit 60 percent, with fully 53 percent of Americans favoring his re-election and substantial leads over any potential Republican challenger.

And all it took was flawlessly planning and executing an absolutely brilliant military strike to kill the world’s ...

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bin Laden, Osama
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
health care reform
unemployment
national security terrorism and the military

Shame on the Media for Donald Trump, Royal Wedding Coverage

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It’s been quite a couple weeks for the media. With a royal wedding, a celebrity meltdown, and a political sideshow, they’ve hit a dream trifecta of tripe.

Network news executives must be thrilled. I mean, how often do they get to put up a “kiss countdown” graphic? Or report as “breaking news” that ...

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TAGS:
Congress
politics
media
Democratic Party
White House
energy policy and climate change
Ryan, Paul

No Drama Obama Drops the Budget Hammer on the Republicans

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Folks, there is an adult in the room. In outlining his long-term budget proposal, No Drama Obama dropped the hammer on the Republicans and put the focus of the debate right where it needs to be: what kind of country are we? 

The president didn’t just put tax increases and entitlement reforms on the ...

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Democratic Party
Republican Party
Congress
Boehner, John
Harkin, Tom
Ryan, Paul
politics
deficit and national debt
federal taxes
taxes

America Is Suffering the Effects of Short-Sighted GOP Policies

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I spent much of last week in a hospital in Cincinnati with my dad. He has Parkinson’s disease, which sucks. He’s home now, with my mom, brother, and sister doing all they can to care for him.  And it hit home for me that we are living not only with the consequences of a horrible disease, but also ...

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TAGS:
Congress
politics
Obama, Barack
stem cells
Bush, George W.
Republican Party
health care reform

Scott Walker, Glenn Beck, and the Age of Chicken Little Politics

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If you don’t read this bog post—IN FULL—life as we know it will come to an end, the Earth will stop spinning on its axis, and the terrorists will win. THE STAKES HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER! 

Ok, not really. If you stop reading now, the sun will come up tomorrow morning, Charlie Sheen will still be nutty ...

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TAGS:
energy policy and climate change
unemployment
health care reform
deficit and national debt
Obama, Barack
McConnell, Mitch
gun control and gun rights
NCAA
Beck, Glenn

Scott Walker, John Boehner, and the Politics of 'Broke'

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During a recent appearance on Meet the Press, House Speaker John Boehner offered up a pithy, two-word justification for draconian budget cuts: “We’re broke,” he intoned. This week, on Morning Joe, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker invoked the same b-word as a pretext for his jihad against unions: “I’m ...

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TAGS:
national security terrorism and the military
energy
energy policy and climate change
politics
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
state budgets
corporate taxes
federal taxes
taxes
Reagan, Ronald
Clinton, Bill
Boehner, John
McConnell, Mitch
unemployment
deficit and national debt
federal budget

Palin and Bachmann Are Crowding Out the Republican 2012 Field

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Four years ago today, Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency before thousands gathered to witness the beginning of his historic march to the White House. Hillary Clinton had already declared as well. Even then, fully 19 months before Election Day, the energy and excitement was palpable.

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TAGS:
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Democratic Party
tea party
Palin, Sarah
Bachmann, Michele
Romney, Mitt
Pawlenty, Tim
Huckabee, Mike
Daniels, Mitch
Gingrich, Newt
Huntsman, Jon
Thune, John
Snowe, Olympia
Hutchison, Kay Bailey
Moore, Michael

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