Peter Roff


August 2010


Poll Shows Voters Trust Republicans Over Democrats on Key Issues

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When the GOP lost control of Congress in 2006 it was because the American voter no longer trusted them to lead. Having grown complacent as “the party in power,” they gave every indication they had forgotten why the voters sent them to Washington in the first place.

Pledging to reform the way ...

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health care reform
education
Blagojevich, Rod
Rasmussen Report
health care
2012 presidential election
Pelosi, Nancy
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Waters, Maxine
Rangel, Charles
ethics
polls

Is Obama Planning a Bush Tax Cut October Surprise?

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There is a feeling in Washington—perhaps even a fear—that President Barack Obama will, as an "October Surprise," call for legislation extending most but not all of the Bush tax cuts.

With the Republicans still hashing out their agenda for the fall, the thinking goes, a push to keep taxes from going ...

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income tax
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Geithner, Tim
Summers, Larry
taxes
Bush, George W.
Boehner, John
Obama, Barack

Obama Demagogues Campaign Finance and Disclose Act

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In his weekly radio address President Barack Obama called on the Republicans to allow a vote on a campaign finance bill written in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Citizens United case.

Trying to energize populist sentiments in support of the bill, Obama once again ...

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campaigns
Federal Election Commission
Republican Party
Obama, Barack
Supreme Court
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections

GOP Should Run on the Economy, Not the Ground Zero Mosque

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The nation’s attention has been captured by the proposed construction of an Islamic mosque and cultural community center on the southern end of Manhattan.

Located just a couple of blocks from the center of ground zero--where towers one and two of the World Trade Center stood until they were attacked ...

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9/11
Islam
New York
New York City
Reid, Harry
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Obama, Barack
Constitution
religion
economy
unemployment
polls

Republican Agendas Emerge In Runup to 2010 Elections

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The GOP’s drive towards a new congressional majority has, to this point, focused mostly on what has been wrong with the way President Barack Obama and the Democrats have attempted to govern. What has been missing, say many analysts, has been the development of what former House Speaker Newt ...

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2010 Congressional elections
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Gingrich, Newt
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health care
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economy
immigration reform
energy
health care reform

Obama’s Approval Rating Could Spell Disaster in 2010 Elections

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The White House had hoped that the summer of 2010 would be “recovery summer,” a time when the jobs numbers would rebound and the U.S. economy would again begin to grow.

[Check out a roundup of editorial cartoons on the economy.]

They must be disappointed. The economy, as it has been for most of the ...

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Obama, Barack
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
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economy
economic stimulus
polls
Gallup

Missouri's Stunning Healthcare Reform Rebuke of Obama

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The news out of Missouri--the archetypal swing state--is not good for the Democrats or for President Obama. In Tuesday’s primary election nearly three-quarters of all those casting ballots registered their opposition to the federal mandate that all citizens buy health insurance that is a key ...

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Obama, Barack
health care
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Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry
Congress
Boehner, John
McConnell, Mitch
2010 Congressional elections
health care reform

Raising Taxes Might Help Democrats, But Not the Economy

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The fight is on over the forthcoming Obama tax increases.

The White House is on record as opposing the extension of at least some of the lower tax rates that went into effect in 2001 and 2003, particularly those that have the most stimulating effect on the U.S. economy. In this they are in sync with ...

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recession
Democratic Party
2010 Congressional elections
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