Ron Bonjean


Boehner's Debt Ceiling Talk Gives GOP, Romney Economic High Ground

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It has often been said that good public policy makes good politics. These words could not be truer about Speaker John Boehner's bold move to go on the offense and offer to address the debt ceiling increase now instead of waiting until around the election.

The speaker's demand that the federal ...

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Boehner, John
debt
deficit and national debt
Obama administration
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election
Geithner, Tim
Schumer, Chuck

The Panic Attack That Kicked off Obama’s 2012 Campaign

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The Obama campaign pushed the panic button, went on the offensive, and it backfired. The political narrative has changed, dramatically forcing the hand of Democratic strategists. Just one month ago, there was a sinking feeling among Republicans that the divisiveness of the Republican primaries was ...

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Ryan, Paul
federal budget
gas prices
Obama administration
2012 presidential election
energy policy and climate change
Romney, Mitt

Tax Increases Turn Obama's Jobs Plan Into Another Political Ploy

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For a brief moment, it looked like President Obama had cracked the code of Washington gridlock that has exhausted the public. He created momentum towards results last week by introducing a jobs package that included payroll tax cuts for small businesses that would attract Republicans and spending ...

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politics
Obama administration
Republican Party
Democratic Party
unemployment
economy

Obama's Ping Pong Game Out of Touch After Tornado Tragedy

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Imagine if a hurricane ripped through the Florida coast, killing hundreds, while President George W. Bush was traveling overseas. He would respond by using the presidential crisis management response field manual. The president releases a statement of support, calls the governor of Florida to offer ...

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Obama, Barack
Bush, George W.
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Medicare
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election

Obama Will Hit a Congressional 'No-Fly Zone' on Libya

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Hell hath no fury like a Congress scorned by a president. After the White House authorized air strikes and military support in Libya, a majority of members from the House and Senate demanded reasonable explanations for not being brought into the decision making process. To some, President Obama had ...

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Congress
national security terrorism and the military
Libya
NATO
Qadhafi, Muammar
Democratic Party
Republican Party
deficit and national debt
federal budget
politics

Obama's America Flying Blind on Libya, Japan, and the Budget

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Could anyone have imagined that airplanes and incompetence would have dominated the news this week? President Obama orders American fighter jets to attack Libya. Sen. Claire McCaskill admits to nearly $300,000 in unpaid taxes on her private plane. And the Federal Aviation Administration has ...

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politics
federal budget
McCaskill, Claire
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Obama, Barack
Libya
national security terrorism and the military
deficit and national debt
Japan
2012 presidential election

Ruling Healthcare Law Unconstitutional Is New Sputnik Moment

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The Florida court’s ruling against Obamacare could be America’s new “Sputnik Moment.” First a federal judge in Virginia courts ruled in December that the individual mandate was unconstitutional. But when a Florida judge ruled that the entire healthcare law was unconstitutional, the confirmation ...

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Boehner, John
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
unemployment
energy policy and climate change
energy
politics
State of the Union
Obama, Barack
health care reform
health care
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