Thomas Jefferson Street

June 2012


Obama's Immigration Plan Backs Romney Into a Corner

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Mitt Romney is turning Ronald Reagan's big tent into a pup tent.

As we head into the last five months of the campaign, Mitt Romney is hell bent to contract his campaign coalition when he should be expanding it. ABC News reported that Marco Rubio, the young Latino senator from Florida, was not on the ...

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Romney, Mitt
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
immigration reform
Hispanic voters
Pawlenty, Tim
Ayotte, Kelly
Rubio, Marco

The Long, Hot Political Summer

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The summer solstice is upon us early—tomorrow. How enchanting it is, stretching the daylight as far as the minutes will go. Cities in northern climes like London, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg seem to float on a cusp of ether when the sun is supposed to go down. But it just takes a short nap.

Summer's ...

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Wisconsin
unions
Walker, Scott
Michigan
Obama, Barack
Supreme Court
health care
2012 presidential election
Romney, Mitt

Haley Barbour Says Mitt Romney’s 'Not That Conservative'

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Etch A Sketch alert! Here's more fodder for conservatives worried about Mitt Romney's lack of ideological fidelity to the movement: GOP establishment fixture Haley Barbour said that the former Massachusetts governor is "not that conservative."

[Check out political cartoons about Mitt Romney.]

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Romney, Mitt
Republican Party
2012 presidential election
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Barbour, Haley
Obama, Barack

Lessons From Watergate

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This week the Washington Post had an event to commemorate Watergate after 40 years, on the 11th floor of the Watergate office complex. The sixth floor, where the actual break-in of the Democratic National Committee occurred, was vacant and contained paintings of the figures from that historic ...

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Reagan, Ronald
politics

CBO Chief Says Obamacare Isn't Killing Jobs

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No, despite what GOP talking points would have you believe, Obamacare is not dragging down the economy. That’s the word from Douglas Elmendorf, the widely respected director of the Congressional Budget Office, known as the CBO.

“We don’t think that the healthcare law is having a significant impact ...

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health care reform
Obama administration
Republican Party
employment
unemployment
economy
politics

Scott Walker’s Recall Victory Shows Barack Obama May Be Bleeding Youth Vote

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Folks are still crunching the numbers coming out of Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's Wisconsin recall, which is only producing more bad news for President Barack Obama.

In its aftermath the race is shaping up as a proxy for the president's potential performance against his likely opponent in ...

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Obama, Barack
Wisconsin
Walker, Scott
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

Stop Trivializing Breast Cancer

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Despite the brouhaha over the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's battle with Planned Parenthood, legions of pink-clad walkers were on the streets of Washington last weekend to raise money for breast cancer research. The Komen group's decision (quickly reversed) to stop giving money to the ...

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breast cancer

Obama Should Worry About Scott Walker's and Bill Pascrell's Wins

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The folks at the White House better do some serious thinking about how they are going to proceed in the future. The returns coming out of Tuesday's election portend trouble ahead for our beleaguered president.

President Obama, as the leader of the Democrats, bears some responsibility for the party's ...

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2012 presidential election
Clinton, Bill
New Jersey
Walker, Scott
Wisconsin
Obama, Barack