Mary Kate Cary


May 2010


The Rand Paul Lesson: Stick to Spending Issues, Not Social Ones

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Thank God it’s Friday. It’s been a cringe-worthy few days for Republicans. As my middleschooler would call it: “awk!” (As in “awk-ward!”) As in Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul when he went on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show the day after his ...

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TAGS:
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Brown, Scott
McDonnell, Robert
Democratic Party
Republican Party
civil rights
Paul, Rand

5 Reasons Why the Primaries Bode Well for Republicans

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Miss the old “Point/Counterpoint” segment on 60 Minutes with James J. Kilpatrick and Shana Alexander? (Or, if you’re not old enough to remember that, do you miss the old Saturday Night Live skit lampooning it, with Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd?) No ...

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elections
2010 Congressional elections
Dodd, Chris
McCain, John
Hutchison, Kay Bailey
Bennett, Robert
Specter, Arlen
Lincoln, Blanche
Sestak, Joe
Critz, Mark
tea party
Brown, Scott
McDonnell, Robert
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
Paul, Rand

Let No Child Sit Behind: Exercise Helps Struggling Students

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Here’s where “Let’s Move” meets “No Child Left Behind”: The Naperville, Illinois’ “Learning Readiness” PE program, in which kids who are struggling with math and science go to gym class first. According to ABC News, Naperville students’ standardized ...

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TAGS:
high school
exercise and fitness
students
No Child Left Behind
K-12 education

Republicans Should Support Obama's Line Item Veto Proposal

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Great news for fiscal conservatives today: the New York Times is reporting that the president plans to ask Congress this month to establish a modified version of the line-item veto, allowing him to delete individual items from spending bills. According ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
Congress
Ryan, Paul
McCain, John
deficit and national debt
federal budget

Democrats Blame Right Wing Extremists for Times Square Bomb Plot

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Last weekend, President Obama gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan and spoke about the loss of civility in political debate:

“It makes it nearly impossible for people who have legitimate but bridgeable differences to ...

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Obama, Barack
tea party
terrorism
Taliban
Pakistan
national security terrorism and the military

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