Peter Roff


May 2010


Sestak Job Offer Likely Benign, But Questions Remain for White House

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

About that job that was offered to Rep. Joe Sestak as an inducement to not challenge Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary? Turns out it was all a misunderstanding, or something close to it. [See who supports ...

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Sestak, Joe
Specter, Arlen
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Obama, Barack
White House
Clinton, Bill
Emanuel, Rahm
Gibbs, Robert
Issa, Darrell

Sestak Bribe Allegations Could Sink His Candidacy

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Joe Sestak, the former U.S. Navy admiral and member of Congress who bested party-switching Arlen Specter in last week’s Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, may have torpedoed his candidacy with his own big mouth.

Some months ago, as he was beginning his ...

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Bush, George W.
Cornyn, John
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Sestak, Joe
Obama, Barack
White House
Specter, Arlen
Holder, Eric
Sessions, Jeff
Hatch, Orrin
Grassley, Chuck
Kyl, Jon
Graham, Lindsey

What the Media Can Learn From Karl Rove About Covering Politics

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

To be frank, the journalists who cover U.S. elections are, by and large, not really up to the job. There are a select few, like former U.S. News columnist Michael Barone, the much-missed Tim Russert, and others who, as former practitioners of some aspect ...

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2010 Congressional elections
Rove, Karl
Congress
media
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Why Democrats Are Celebrating Too Quickly

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Given that even the smallest bit of good news comes as something of a welcome relief to Democrats these days, party solons are being somewhat triumphal about Tuesday’s election results.

As my bloleague Robert Schlesinger explained yesterday, the Democrats ...

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Republican Party
Bennett, Robert
Pennsylvania
McCain, John
Democratic Party
Specter, Arlen
Sestak, Joe
Toomey, Pat
Congress

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