Peter Roff


June 2010


Democrats' Liberal Lurch Could Sink Them in 2010 Elections

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The Democrats’ continued drift to the left has harmed the party’s political fortunes.

A poll just released by Resurgent Republic, an organization founded by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie finds that--by a margin of 64 percent to 27 percent--those persons who are likely to ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
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Clinton, Bill
Carter, Jimmy
Markey, Betsy
Heinrich, Martin
Driehaus, Steve
Reagan, Ronald

The Democrats Were Against Petraeus Before They Were For Him

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Gen. David Petraeus is now the darling of the Democrats. Having been picked by President Barack Obama to lead U.S. efforts on the ground in Afghanistan, Petraeus, the architect of the surge in Iraq, is being praised by the Democrats from pillar to post.

It wasn’t always so.

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McChrystal, Stanley
Reid, Harry
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Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001-)

Obama Is Right to Fire McChrystal, But He's Still Feckless

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is now out of a job, thanks to some unguarded and unflattering comments made about President Barack Obama within earshot of a reporter working on a freelance piece for Rolling Stone. This is as it should be.

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Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
MacArthur, Douglas
Petraeus, David
Obama, Barack
McChrystal, Stanley
Truman, Harry S

Do Republicans Want to Win a House Majority in 2010?

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Rumor has it that there is some question in GOP circles, as the Daily Caller reported Monday, as to whether or not the Republicans really want to become the majority party in Congress as a result of the 2010 election.

To some, especially those who are ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
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Boehner, John
Sessions, Pete
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Rodgers, Cathy McMorris
Obama, Barack

Economists: Stimulus Not Working, Obama Must Rein in Spending

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Nearly 100 prominent U.S. economists including former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ohio University’s Richard Vedder, and James C. Miller, III, who headed up the White House Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, are telling President ...

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Obama, Barack
economy
recession
Boehner, John

Obama's National Debt Dwarfs Bush's and Reagan's

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It is a measure of the nation’s economic illiteracy that the most recent debt projections have not received more coverage. Sure, most people can tell Karl Marx from Harpo but it is highly unlikely that they can distinguish between Adam Smith and Will, even ...

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Obama, Barack
Bush, George W.
Reagan, Ronald
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Democratic Party
Congress
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Oil Spill Cleanup, Census Can't Hide Obama's Jobs Problem

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The jobs figures released Friday are not good news for President Barack Obama.

Despite the massive amounts of government spending that the White House said would stimulate the U.S. economy, only about 41,000 of the new jobs created were in the private ...

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Obama, Barack
oil
Gulf of Mexico
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Reagan, Ronald
Bush, George W.

Obama's Approval Rating Gap

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The latest Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama remains more popular than his policies. A survey of 1,049 adults 18 years of age and older living in the United States found 54 percent view him favorably while 43 percent see Obama in a negative ...

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Congress
Mondale, Walter
Carter, Jimmy
McCain, John
Clinton, Bill
Kennedy, John
Reagan, Ronald
Sestak, Joe
Obama, Barack
Nixon, Richard M.

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