Robert Schlesinger

May 2012


Why the Media Is Giving Romney a Pass on Trump's Birtherism

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So what’s up with the free pass Mitt Romney is getting on prominent supporter Donald Trump’s loud-and-proud birtherism? I have a theory.

Romney will collect big bucks today at a Donald Trump-hosted fundraiser in (where else?) Las Vegas. The Romney campaign is even using Trump’s celebrity status for ...

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2012 presidential election
media
Romney, Mitt
politics
Obama, Barack
Trump, Donald

Do House Democrats Want Obama to Campaign for Them?

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Who’s afraid of big, bad Barack Obama? It may well be that some House Democrats are—at least in terms of how he affects their re-election prospects. Democrats are more scared about appearing with Obama than Republicans are with Romney, top GOPers say—and it’s a charge the Democrats’ top House ...

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Israel, Steve
Obama, Barack
Walden, Greg
House of Representatives
politics
Sessions, Pete
Rahall, Nick

Top Dem: Republican Budget Will ‘Haunt’ Mitt Romney

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The ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee promised Tuesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the GOP will pay a political price for their attempts to avoid mandated defense spending cuts by slashing social safety net programs.

Monday night, the House Budget Committee passed a ...

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Van Hollen, Chris
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

Talk of a Third Party 2012 Candidacy Diminishes

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Remember last week when I noted that D.C. political operatives, specifically pollsters, see such roiling, rolling anger out there that a third party candidate seems likely? Tuesday, I got the other side, with D.C. veterans saying that the system just won’t allow a third party to emerge.

Speaking at ...

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politics
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Clinton, Bill
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party

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