Susan Milligan


December 2011


2012 Republicans Risk Repeating John Kerry's 2004 Mistakes

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks former Gov. Mitt Romney is not a true conservative. Romney compared Gingrich to the character of Lucy Ricardo in her iconic performance as an assembly-line worker in a candy factory (great episode; bizarre comparison) and says Gingrich is guilty of his own ...

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2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Obama administration
Romney, Mitt
Gingrich, Newt
Paul, Ron
politics
Kerry, John

Why Ben Nelson Is Leaving the Senate

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To those who don't know Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, the explanation he has given for deciding to retire sounds like a bad cliché for vulnerable politicians. He wants, the affable lawmaker said, to spend more time with his family.

In Nelson's case, however, that is actually true. And what ...

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Nelson, Ben
Senate

Why Running a Business Is Different Than Running the Government

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Lawmakers are very skilled and responsible at reducing and eliminating debt—as long as it's campaign debt. The federal budget? Not so much.

The Democratic and Republican congressional campaign committees have both done a very impressive job at reducing their debt, and both should be commended for ...

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TAGS:
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party

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