Thomas Jefferson Street

January 2009


McCain Adviser Holtz-Eakin Blasts Bush Administration on Editing Climate Change

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The New American Foundation had an interesting panel this morning on "Repairing the Republican Brand." I'll blog a bit more on it later on, but one comment at the end particularly struck me. The panelists were asked about the Bush-Cheney (or maybe ...

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TAGS:
global warming
Bush administration
energy policy and climate change

Obama Inaugural Address Echoes Bush, Clinton, Carter, JFK, FDR, Lincoln

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

I was struck a couple of times, listening to and reading Barack Obama's inaugural speech, that he nicely echoed some of his predecessors in office. A more thorough examination reveals the speech practically reverberates with them.

Before I ...

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TAGS:
Bush, George H.W.
Clinton, Bill
Lincoln, Abraham
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Kennedy, John
speeches
Inauguration
Obama, Barack

How Will Barack Obama Deal With the Bush Presidential Powers? News May Not Be Good

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Critics of the Bush administration's imperial presidential overreach should have been given pause this morning in a front page piece in the Washington Post looking at how President Barack Obama could augment the power of the office.

Obama disagrees ...

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TAGS:
Bush, George W.
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
Bush administration

Will Barack Obama Reverse the George W. Bush Presidential Power Grabs?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Today's New York Times reports that Barack Obama will appoint an Indiana University law professor named Dawn Johnsen as the head of the White House's Office of Legal Counsel. This is great news because Johnsen, the Times reports, has been ...

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Obama, Barack
Obama administration
Bush administration
Bush, George W.
President