Peter Roff


August 2011


Poll: Most American Think the Federal Government Has Too Much Power

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The Founding Fathers deliberately set up a system of government that relies on the tension of preserving a series of checks and balances that are vital to its success.

Over time, some of this tension have eroded, particularly where the general power of the federal government is concerned. All too ...

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Reagan, Ronald
Bachmann, Michele
Perry, Rick
Paul, Ron
Obama administration
2012 presidential election
politics
federal budget

Obama’s Approval Rating Points to His Being a One-Termer

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President Barack Obama is having a rough time of it.

According to the latest Gallup survey, the his job approval has dropped to an all time low, with just 38 percent of the 1,500 U.S. adults surveyed saying they approve of the job he is doing as president. And this does not bode well for his ...

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Obama administration
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
unemployment
economy
Republican Party
politics

Harry Reid Put Party First With Debt 'Super Committee' Picks

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One has to wonder if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is really serious about bringing federal spending under control.

Under his leadership it's been more than two years since Senate Democrats produced an actual budget. He's carried water for every bad idea President Barack Obama has had, including ...

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deficit and national debt
debt
Democratic Party
Senate
Webb, Jim
Conrad, Kent
Murray, Patty
Reid, Harry

Rick Perry Entry, Ames Straw Poll Make GOP Field Competitive

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The Republican presidential field shifted over the weekend, making for a much more competitive race.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's convincing win in the Iowa Straw Poll cemented her status as a serious candidate for president. Up to now she has been polling well but there were those who attributed ...

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2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Bachmann, Michele
Perry, Rick
Pawlenty, Tim
politics

MoveOn's 'Contract for the American Dream' Short on Good Ideas

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Back in 1994, when Newt Gingrich and the Republicans came up with the "Contract With America," Democrats and liberals derided it as nothing more than a campaign gimmick.

When the "Contract With America" propelled Gingrich into the House speakership, and earned him the first GOP congressional ...

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Democratic Party
Republican Party
Gingrich, Newt
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
employment
economy
politics

Fighting Tax Hikes From the Debt Deal 'Super Committee'

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The debt deal is done—yet it's still not clear what it all means.

Neither side, it seems, is particularly happy about it—although everyone seems pleased that an agreement was reached before the White House's Aug. 2 deadline.

The markets did not react well—the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the ...

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debt
deficit and national debt
McConnell, Mitch
Paul, Rand
DeMint, Jim
Lee, Mike
Toomey, Pat
Republican Party

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