Peter Roff


September 2010


The Cuomo-Paladino N.Y. Gubernatorial Race Is 2010’s Nastiest

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It’s too soon to tell for sure but all indications are that the New York gubernatorial race will end up being the nation’s nastiest. That’s because, despite all expectations, the November election turned out to be between two heavyweights who are each committed to doing whatever it takes to win.

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New York
Republican Party
Bloomberg, Michael
Cuomo, Andrew
2010 Congressional elections
Spitzer, Eliot

The Tea Party Movement Is a Women's Movement

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To the extent that it is run by anyone, the Tea Party movement is--like all great social movements--largely run by women.

Many of the movement’s most important political figures, like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, are women. Many of its important writers,

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tea party
Bachmann, Michele
Congress
Coulter, Ann
Obama, Barack
Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry
Republican Party
female voters
working women
2010 Congressional elections

More Evidence of Pro-Obama Mainstream Media Bias

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Like all elected leaders, President Barack Obama has experienced his share of gaffes and mistakes. For instance, the time he talked during the 2008 campaign about having visited all 57 states or the clumsy way he inserted himself into the controversy involving the Cambridge police and a well-known ...

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Obama, Barack
Bush, George W.
Bush, George H.W.
Quayle, Dan
Biden, Joe
Boehner, John
Gingrich, Newt
unemployment
economy
Congress
tea party
O'Donnell, Christine
Angle, Sharron

Another Poll Shows Independent Voters Lining Up With Republicans

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Yet another poll is out showing the independent-minded voters are looking askance at Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Independent Women's Voice commissioned veteran pollster Doug Schoen—the founding partner of Penn, Schoen & Berland and the American Association of Political Consultants' 1996 ...

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health care reform
taxes
economy
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry
Boehner, John
McConnell, Mitch
deficit and national debt
tea party

Are Democrats Planning a Government Shutdown?

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It was supposed to be the "December Surprise.”

Having failed in the November election to keep control of one or both houses of Congress, the Democrats, who also failed this year to complete a federal budget and to enact the appropriations bills needed to keep the federal government running, would ...

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Republican Party
Democratic Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Boehner, John
Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry
Gingrich, Newt
deficit and national debt

Why Christine O’Donnell Can Win the Delaware Senate Race

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The “smart people” have apparently decided that no one is going to vote for Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell in November. This is a bit of a stretch considering that a) lots of people have already voted for her--which is how she won Tuesday’s GOP primary, and b) the earliest ...

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Delaware
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
O'Donnell, Christine
Castle, Mike
Coons, Chris
Obama, Barack
Carter, Jimmy
Nixon, Richard M.

Poll: Independent Voters Have Turned Against Obama, Democrats

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Resurgent Republic, the polling organization formed by former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, pollster Whit Ayres, and others to survey the national mood on key issues finds opposition among swing voters to President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress has "calcified."

A national survey of 1,200 ...

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polls
bailout
Obama, Barack
recession
economic stimulus
economy
unemployment
deficit and national debt
immigration reform
health care reform
health care
Republican Party
Democratic Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress

Murkowski’s Alaska Senate Scramble Presents 2012 Test for Palin

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Events in Alaska pose an interesting challenge for Sarah Palin. Her support of attorney Joe Miller is cited, rightly or wrongly, as the key factor in his upending of Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the recent GOP Senate primary.

[See who supports Murkowski.]

Unfortunately for the GOP, Murkowski is ...

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Alaska
Murkowski, Lisa
Miller, Joe
Palin, Sarah
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
2012 presidential election
Republican Party

Latest Election 2010 Congressional Poll Numbers Are Earthshaking

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The Democrats are growing desperate. Over the long Labor Day weekend both the New York Times and the Associated Press reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to jettison the weak sisters from the party’s fall campaign plans.

[See who supports Pelosi.]

Pelosi, the Times reported, issued ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry
Obama, Barack
polls
Rasmussen Report

Obama's Overreach Has Even Made GOP Competitive on the West Coast

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Pollster Scott Rasmussen’s release last week of data showing registered voters trusted the Republicans to handle 10 key issues--the economy, ethics and government corruption, taxes, the war on terror and national security, Iraq, Afghanistan, immigration, healthcare, education, and Social ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Republican Party
Bush, George H.W.
Reagan, Ronald
Obama, Barack
economy
economic stimulus
taxes
Iraq
Iraq war (2003-2011)
Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
health care
health care reform
social security
immigration reform
unemployment
deficit and national debt
Bush, George W.
California
Murray, Patty
Boxer, Barbara

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