Thomas Jefferson Street

March 2012


The Supreme Court and the GOP's Healthcare Hypocrisy

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There’s always hypocrisy in Washington but past and present Republican presidential candidates have used the debate on healthcare to take it to heights unimaginable even in the nation’s capital. This week the Supreme Court heard arguments on the Affordable Care Act and the GOP tried again to ...

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Bachmann, Michele
Paul, Ron
Santorum, Rick
Romney, Mitt
Gingrich, Newt
Obama administration
health care reform
health care

Memo to Newt Gingrich: Robert De Niro Is No Rush Limbaugh

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It's either wildly hypocritical or just amusing that in the midst of perhaps the nastiest presidential campaign in modern history, a candidate is asking another candidate to apologize for a pretty tame joke. It's even more remarkable when you consider the request is being made of a candidate who ...

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race
Obama, Michelle
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Limbaugh, Rush
Gingrich, Newt

Paul Ryan Leads the GOP with 'Path to Prosperity'

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled Tuesday a budget for the federal government that puts America back on a "Path to Prosperity."

The Ryan budget is a blueprint for reform of the U.S. federal government, proposing changes in everything from Medicare to the United States Department of ...

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Ryan, Paul
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Obama administration
Republican Party
Paul, Rand
Lee, Mike

Media Should Emulate C-SPAN's Brian Lamb

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It was in the days before the Internet, before 24/7 news coverage, and it was 7 o'clock on a Saturday morning. And Brian Lamb, the creator of C-SPAN and the host of a weekly roundtable discussion with journalists, had somehow already managed to read virtually every major newspaper in the ...

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media
television

The Upside of the Prolonged GOP Primary Fight

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The still-unresolved GOP primary race is being used to portray the Republican party as an organization in tumult, one that is so divided it can't decide, half-way through the nominating process, who it wants as its presidential nominee. And while there are indeed divisions within the party, the ...

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2012 presidential election
2008 presidential election
New Hampshire primaries
Iowa caucus
Pennsylvania
Florida
Idaho
Romney, Mitt
Santorum, Rick
Gingrich, Newt
Paul, Ron

Why the 2012 GOP Race Isn't a Replay of the Obama-Clinton Contest

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One of the more interesting comparisons that keeps coming up in relation to the GOP’s neverending primary season is to the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton race of four years ago. I’ve thought for a while that the critical difference between ’08 and ’12 lay in the quality of the candidates. I remember ...

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Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary
2008 presidential election
2012 presidential election
politics
Santorum, Rick
Romney, Mitt
Gingrich, Newt

Pat Boone Blasts Obamacare's IPAB

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On of the most controversial parts of the new Obamacare law is the 15-member Independent Payments Advisory Board, also known as IPAB.

Able to act without congressional approval, the board is empowered to dictate what constitutes "necessary care" for those who participate in Medicare, the nation's ...

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health care reform
health care
Medicare
senior health
Stabenow, Debbie
Brown, Sherrod
Tester, Jon
McCaskill, Claire
Nelson, Bill

Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich Need a Lesson in Women's History

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Disaffected women are packing up to flee the Republican Party in the wake of the War on Women, The Washington Post reported on its front page. Meanwhile, President Obama's re-election campaign is sending out a massive signal to energize pro-choice women and welcome them into the Democratic Party,

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Planned Parenthood
women's health
female voters
Romney, Mitt
Santorum, Rick
Gingrich, Newt
2012 presidential election

Leave a Light on for 'Earth Hour'

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The modern environmental movement believes that mankind's activities need to be regulated by government. Increasingly, they attack the engines of productivity in the name of "health" and "safety," arguing that what man must do to survive and prosper is bad for the planet. Its agenda is largely ...

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environment
energy
politics

Truly a Super Tuesday ... for Democrats

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It's Super Tuesday! Ok, well it might not be by the time you read this. As of this writing, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich have pretty much divided up the states, the votes, and the delegates. As of this writing, Ohio is still neck-and-neck with Romney having pulled into a very ...

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Santorum, Rick
Gingrich, Newt
Iran
Romney, Mitt
Paul, Ron
2012 presidential election
Obama administration
economy

Rush Limbaugh Leads Republicans Right Into Social Issues Trap

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LAKEWOOD, COLO.—I'd like to begin this blog post by thanking Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Darrell Issa, and Senate Republican, because their attacks on contraception and Georgetown student Sandra Fluke might be the 2012 equivalent of former Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck's "buyer's remorse" comment ...

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Issa, Darrell
Limbaugh, Rush
2012 presidential election
female voters
birth control
Santorum, Rick
Romney, Mitt
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