Thomas Jefferson Street

April 2012


The Republicans Are Burning Down the House of Democracy

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Remind me to send a thank you note to Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann for their heralded Outlook piece sounding a fire alarm about the Republican party burning down the house of democracy in the Washington Post Sunday. Here is its essence:

The GOP has become an insurgent ...

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Limbaugh, Rush
Norquist, Grover
Gingrich, Newt
global warming
health care reform
Snowe, Olympia
Republican Party
Obama administration

GOP Should Be Careful Criticizing Obama on the Bin Laden Raid

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Politics, Washington lawmakers once generally agreed, stops at the water's edge. In other words, politicians and candidates can fight all they want about budgets and taxes and social policy, but when it comes to foreign policy and national security, it's good to present a united front—at least ...

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Obama administration
bin Laden, Osama
national security terrorism and the military
2012 presidential election

Economy, Not Immigration, Is Key Issue for Latinos in 2012

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments as to the constitutionality of Arizona's landmark law intended to help control illegal immigration.

The Obama administration contends the law should be thrown out, as immigration control is a federal responsibility about which the state has ...

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2012 presidential election
immigration reform
Hispanic voters
Obama administration
Romney, Mitt

U.S. Chamber Chief: 'Reality' Killing Romney's China Talking Point

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While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made challenging China for currency manipulation a staple of his campaign, “reality” has mooted that policy, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

Addressing the Atlantic Council, Chamber President Thomas Donohue said that “I think ...

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Obama administration
trade
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Romney, Mitt
Obama, Barack
politics

Obama's Economy and Hilary Rosen Lead the 'War on Women'

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The president's acolytes have been working overtime to convince the American people there's a "war on women." They're right—but it's not being waged by the Republicans.

The real "war on women" is tied to the state of the U.S. economy, which is currently engaged in its most anemic recovery in the ...

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Obama administration
economy
Pelosi, Nancy
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Romney, Ann
female voters

Republican Race-Baiting Will Come Back to Haunt Them

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On the wonderful night of November 4, 2008, thousands of people, white, black, and Latino, gathered in Grant Park in Chicago to celebrate the election of our first black president. For many Americans, Barack Obama's election was the beginning of a new era when there would be cooperation not ...

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race
Gingrich, Newt
Romney, Mitt
Santorum, Rick
Martin, Trayvon
tea party
Obama, Barack
Republican Party
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