Karen Finney


Debt Ceiling Debate Reveals GOP-Tea Party Fault Lines

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The heating up of the debt ceiling debate not only reveals fault lines within the Republican Party, but also suggests why Republican leaders were actually quite eager to get the tax package deal done during the 111th Congress rather than wait until the start of the 112th. Certainly, “no one wanted ...

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Congress
Boehner, John
McConnell, Mitch
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Pelosi, Nancy
Issa, Darrell
DeMint, Jim
Bachmann, Michele
deficit and national debt
tea party
politics
Paul, Rand

Mehlman Should Speak Out Against GOP's Strategy of Hate

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When David Brock wrote Blinded by the Right in 2002, there was a lot of conversation among progressives about whether or not he could, or should, be trusted. Over the last few days I’ve found myself in similar conversations about former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman in the aftermath of his announcing ...

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Kerry, John
Clinton, Bill
Clinton, Hillary
NAACP
marriage
LGBT rights
immigration reform
Obama, Barack
Congress
Lewis, John
Frank, Barney
Republican Party
RNC

When Democrats Win in 2010, GOP Can Blame Michael Steele

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I know a little something about party chairmen who “misspeak,” so trust me when I say it’s no surprise that Steele isn’t going anywhere. In Steele’s case, it’s not just about what he has said, it’s about what he has done, and what he has failed to do. Ironically, the more he has become the butt of ...

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Nevada
Rove, Karl
Limbaugh, Rush
Obama, Barack
Steele, Michael
Angle, Sharron
Gillespie, Ed
2010 Congressional elections

How Democrats Can Answer Angry Voters

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By Karen Finney, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Listen up, incumbents. Tuesday’s elections again demonstrated that you’d better have an answer to the question, “What have you done for me lately?” because all bets are officially off. Voters are again having their say and neither the political parties,

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primaries
2010 Congressional elections
tea party
Republican Party
health care
Obama, Barack
Congress
Lincoln, Blanche
Democratic Party
Bush, George W.
health care reform

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