Thomas Jefferson Street

January 2010


Obama's State of the Union Address: An Opportunity, Overhyped

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Gallup brings some bad news for Obama partisans: State of the Union addresses don't typically give presidents a polling bump. The polling organization looked at its pre- and post-State of the Union polling numbers for presidents going back to Jimmy ...

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State of the Union
politics
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill
Bush, George H.W.
Bush, George W.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Reagan, Ronald
Truman, Harry S
Kennedy, John

More Bad News for House, Senate Democrats

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It's proving to be another tough day for congressional Democrats, with three more drips into a growing pool of bad political news for the party. Today brought two more announcements of Dems opting to not run this year; and a well-known political ...

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Scott Brown Should Take His Senate Seat Immediately

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The Democrats are in a conundrum. Tuesday's stunning victory by Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts special Senate election has changed the mathematics of the future. Previously, with 57 Democrats and two independents behind him, Senate Majority ...

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Webb, Jim
Bayh, Evan
Brown, Scott
Reid, Harry
Massachusetts
health care
Democratic Party
health care reform

Joe Biden's Filibuster Hypocrisy

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Vice President Joe Biden has a short memory.

While speaking Sunday at a fundraising event in Florida, the vice president denounced the Republicans' use of the filibuster to block key Democratic initiatives in the U.S. Senate. "As long as I have served,"

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Biden, Joe

Recalling Obama’s Inauguration

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By Jamie Stiehm, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

A year ago, euphoria broke out all over, remember? I saved some year-old notes to bottle the moment in history. See if they help take you back to a bright shining day that now seems distant, or as a friend put it, "quite some time ago."

From my ...

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Obama, Barack