Robert Schlesinger

September 2011


The Origins of That Eisenhower 'Every Gun That Is Made...' Quote

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Perhaps my favorite quotation from the late President Dwight Eisenhower is making the rounds on Facebook in the form of a virtual poster produced by a progressive Facebook group called “ The Other 98%.” If you’ve got any progressive friends, you’ve probably seen it (pasted below), though it’s too ...

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Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Facebook
Presidential speech transcripts
national security terrorism and the military

Obama's Deficit Speech Marks a Compromise With Reality

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President Obama's deficit speech today is garnering praise from progressive quarters which had long grown weary of bemoaning his tendency to chase compromise. With the president laying out a progressive vision short on preemptive concessions, the left is celebrating a long-awaited change of ...

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Obama administration
deficit and national debt
debt
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
politics

The Contrast Obama Wanted to Draw With the GOP Debate

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President Obama agreed last night to House Speaker John Boehner’s preference that he address a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 8, rather than while the Republican presidential candidates debate at the Reagan Library on Wednesday the 7th.

[See political cartoons about the 2012 GOP ...

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Bachmann, Michele
Perry, Rick
Romney, Mitt
politics
2012 presidential election
Congress
Boehner, John
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
unemployment

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