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The GOP’s October Comeback

October 18, 2018 |
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings jolted Republican enthusiasm. The July 22 NPR/PBS News House/Marist poll, for example, found that 78% of Democrats and only 68% of Republicans considered this midterm “very important.” 

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May 21, 2014 |
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In his Jan. 28 State of the Union Address, President Obama pledged to "make this a year of action," if necessary by himself if Congress didn't cooperate. "I've got a pen," he'd said earlier in the month, "and I've got a phone." Earlier this month, the Wh...
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May 14, 2014 |
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Last week North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis won the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat in his state. Some observers regarded it as "a win for the Republican establishment over the tea party," as a CNN report put it. That's an easy story line but ...
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May 07, 2014 |
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They came to ride mountain bikes in Central Texas last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Most of the 16 riders had never met, but all had suffered grievous combat injuries, traveled difficult paths to recovery, and demonstrated incredible character. These Ir...
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April 30, 2014 |
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President Obama started this year in precarious shape politically. Things have gotten worse, at least according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday and The Wall Street Journal/NBC survey released Wednesday. They are setting off alarm bell...
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April 23, 2014 |
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To understand how Democrats plan to hold the Senate, consider President Obama's claim about the Affordable Care Act: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." Why did he so often say something that wasn't true?In 2009 and early 2010, he made this f...
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April 16, 2014 |
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To understand President Obama's legislative agenda, follow the money. At a Houston fundraising dinner last week, Mr. Obama criticized Senate Republicans for opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which he called "common sense" legislation "to meaningfully en...
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April 09, 2014 |
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With the announcement earlier this month that 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance through ObamaCare, Democrats think they are over the hump. House Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley that congressional Democrats "are happy to not...
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April 02, 2014 |
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With seven months until the midterm election, there's little for Democrats to cheer in the growing number of polls on this year's Senate contests. The next benchmark for these races is the April 15 Federal Election Commission fundraising reports for the ...

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