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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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December 04, 2013 |
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In early December 2005, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani led the CNN/USA Today/Gallup GOP primary matchup for 2008. Barack Obama wasn't even included in its Democratic survey, and Hillary Clinton had as much support as her opponents combined. This...
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November 20, 2013 |
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Who is to blame for the epic failure of the Healthcare.gov website? Republicans, of course. At least, that's what President Obama claimed on a teleconference call Monday sponsored by Organizing for Action, his grass-roots advocacy group. Mr. Obama told th...
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November 13, 2013 |
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A few minutes into last Thursday's interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama said of the millions whose health insurance was canceled, "I am sorry that they—you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me." ...
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November 06, 2013 |
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After leading in the Virginia governor's race by double digits in recent polls, Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli by a mere 2.5 percentage points. This despite having outspent Mr. Cuccinelli by $34 million to $20 million. The Re...
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October 30, 2013 |
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For nearly four years, President Obama has frequently offered some variation of this promise about the Affordable Care Act: "If you like your health-care plan," as he said in a speech to the American Medical Association in June 2009, "you'll be able to ke...
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October 23, 2013 |
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He sounded every bit the pitchman—repeating a 1-800 number, promising that "call centers are available" and reassuring viewers "you can get your questions answered by real people, 24 hours a day." And boy was he selling: "The product is good. . . . It's h...
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October 16, 2013 |
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There's plenty of blame to go around for the chaos in Washington, but at the top of the list is the absence of presidential leadership. When Congress is close to agreement but still divided, the country rightly counts on its chief executive to bridge the ...
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October 09, 2013 |
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Polls show both parties are suffering in the government shutdown and debt-ceiling fights. The numbers for Republicans are marginally worse than those for President Obama and Democrats, but no one is escaping without damage. For example, an Oct. 3-6 CNN p...

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