Susan Milligan


June 2011


Obama's Press Conference Kicked Off 2012 Campaign

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He was always "no drama Obama." He promised to bring civility and a sense of cooperation back to Washington.

But in his news conference this week, President Obama had clearly had enough of trying to make nice with Republicans—or even, for that matter, with Congress in general, which he chided for ...

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Obama, Barack
Pelosi, Nancy
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
2012 presidential election

Sarah Palin Is LIke LeBron James, Not Michele Bachmann

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Sarah Palin is sometimes compared to other candidates and political figures in a way that is often unfair, unwarranted, or downright sexist. The comparisons to Hillary Rodham Clinton, for example, were absurd, since the two women are dissimilar in both ideology and approach to politics. The ...

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Republican Party
2012 presidential election
Bachmann, Michele
Palin, Sarah
Pawlenty, Tim
Clinton, Hillary

Time to End the Wave of Campaign Pledges

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Here’s a pledge worth considering as election season heats up: no more pledges.

Presidential candidates for many cycles have been asked to "take the pledge" in New Hampshire, the site of the first primary. That pledge has been not to raise taxes, although it’s not always been kept.

Then, we have the ...

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2012 presidential election
abortion
income tax
Romney, Mitt
Huntsman, Jon
Republican Party
DeMint, Jim
deficit and national debt

Poll: Romney and Huntsman Face the Voters' Mormon Problem

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What do Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have to do to convince voters they would not force Americans into polygamy, ban alcohol, or impose other social conditions some people (often wrongly) associate with the Mormon faith?

A Gallup poll released this week shows that 22 percent of Americans would not ...

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politics
religion
Republican Party
Mormonism
Huntsman, Jon
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

The Deeper Meaning Behind the Canuck Riot

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Globalization is a painful transition for many people and on many levels—and it’s not always economic.

Witness the behavior of the Vancouver Canucks fans (and, perhaps, some malcontents more interested in making trouble than appreciating great hockey). When the Canucks, a truly talented team which ...

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hockey
Canada

GOP Debate Told Nothing New About 2012 Candidates

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President Obama is a "failure." He has done nothing to improve the economy. He’s not a leader. He has no foreign policy.

These were the assessments of the GOP field at their debate Monday night in New Hampshire. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney used the word "failure" so many times, it started ...

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2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Obama, Barack
unemployment
health care reform
deficit and national debt
Romney, Mitt
Pawlenty, Tim
social security
Medicare
Medicaid

Democrats, GOP Should Relish Minority Rules

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One has to wonder why both major political parties spend so much effort and cash trying to get into the majority. It’s so much more fun—and arguably powerful—to be in the minority.

House Democrats are understandably wounded and frustrated over their devastating losses at the polls last fall. But ...

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Democratic Party
Republican Party
Congress
health care reform
Shelby, Richard
Obama, Barack
Federal Reserve

Sarah Palin Thinks Paul Revere's Ride Is a 'Gotcha' Question

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It’s clear that Sarah Palin is not the best candidate for history teacher. But her behavior on her family vacation-slash-possible presidential exploratory trip raises questions about whether she’s prepared to be a candidate for the White House, either.

[See 5 reasons Palin will win the 2012 ...

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Palin, Sarah
White House
2012 presidential election
gun control and gun rights
deficit and national debt
unemployment

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