Peter Roff


February 2011


Wisconsin Senate Democrats Offer a Profile in Cowardice

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There should be a committee whose job it is to hand out awards recognizing political courage and cowardice in the face of difficult times. If one did exist, it would no doubt award the 2011 “Yellow Feather” to the Democrats in the Wisconsin state senate who, confronted with legislation that would ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
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Wisconsin

New Push to Defund the Stimulus

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Newly-minted U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, backed by a broad-based coalition of conservative organizations, is, on behalf of the U.S. taxpayers, trying to recover the remaining unspent money from the Obama stimulus plan.

The plan, which celebrates its second anniversary this week, was supposed to revive the ...

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economic stimulus
Congress
White House
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deficit and national debt
unemployment
Obey, David

Gov. Rick Scott's Florida Budget a Tea Party Dream

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In an election full of surprises, one of the biggest was the election of businessman Rick Scott as governor of Florida.

Coming out of nowhere, Scott—who had previously been active in the fight against nationalized healthcare—bested two statewide elected officials on his way to winning the top office ...

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tea party
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
health care reform
2012 presidential election
Florida
politics

GOP Support for Trade Retraining Program Angers Conservatives

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A new effort to revive federal assistance to workers displaced by trade agreements has congressional conservatives ready to be up in arms.

Under the terms of an otherwise obscure provision of U.S. law known as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, or TAA, American workers who lose their jobs as ...

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unemployment
Camp, Dave
Republican Party
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deficit and national debt
international trade

Obamacare Ruling Is a Game Change for GOP Repeal Efforts

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Federal Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling that the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate that is the cornerstone of Obamacare renders the entire plan “void” requires the proponents of repeal to refocus their strategy in the coming weeks and months.

The U.S. House of Representatives has already, on ...

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health care reform
Obama, Barack
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
White House
DeMint, Jim
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