Robert Schlesinger

June 2013


Sen. Max Baucus Says White House Will Have to Negotiate on Debt Ceiling

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The official line out of the White House is that when the next big debt ceiling showdown takes place the administration wants a clean, no strings attached increase and that it won't negotiate. A key Senate Democrat Friday morning undercut the no-negotiations stance, signaling that as a practical ...

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politics
deficit and national debt
Congress
Obama, Barack
Republican Party
Democratic Party

NSA PRISM, Phone Records Spying Are Built on Corporate Surveillance

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Yesterday, President Obama for the first time publicly addressed the controversies surrounding the National Security Agency’s Internet snooping, noting that there’s an important discussion to be had about the balance between security and liberty in a free country. “I welcome this debate,” he said.

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NSA
Google
national security
national security terrorism and the military
Facebook

House GOP Dream Act Deferral Vote Is Political Insanity

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Honestly, when I saw that House Republicans had passed an amendment today which would defund President Obama's limited, executive-order-driven Dream Act, my first thought was to wonder what the GOP is thinking. Does this party have a death wish?

This isn't the political equivalent of rocket science.

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Republican Party
immigration reform
Congress
Hispanics
Hispanic voters
politics
Obama, Barack

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