Robert Schlesinger

September 2013


New Polls Deflate the Push to Defund Obamacare or Have a Shutdown

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New results from a pair of polls released today further undermine the right-wing fringe's push to either defund Obamacare or shut down the government – and further puts the lie to the delusional notion that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his tea party fanatic cohorts are trying to work the will of ...

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Cruz, Ted
politics
Congress
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Republican Party
Obama, Barack

On ‘Defund Obamacare,’ Ted Cruz Doesn’t Speak for ‘the American People’

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Can we please leave "the American people" out of the debate over defunding the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare)? I'm not talking about the citizens of this great nation, but rather the politically self-righteous verbal tick our elected officials and commentators employ in an effort ...

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Congress
politics
Cruz, Ted
Affordable Care Act
tea party
health care reform

GOP Voters Oppose a Debt Ceiling Increase Even If That Means the Economy Tanks

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I'm admittedly late to this, but it's so jaw-dropping that it bears repeating. Greg Sargent posted a must-read yesterday afternoon breaking down the Washington Post's most recent polling on raising the debt ceiling. His startling – but inarguable – conclusion: That Republican voters want a debt ...

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deficit and national debt
politics
Congress
economy
Republican Party
Democratic Party

Another Poll Shows Swing Voters Think Republicans Are Obstructionists

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Does it come as any surprise at this point to learn that Republicans, and specifically those members of the party who hold House seats, are not popular? It's still fun to get the occasional data points quantifying it,  though.

The latest numbers come from Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic ...

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Congress
House of Representatives
politics
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Israel, Steve
polls

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