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June 13, 2011 |
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It was more than a little jarring when President Obama joked during a meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Durham, N.C. on Monday that "Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected." Everyone at the head table had a good laugh. A...
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May 12, 2011 |
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Immigration reform, President Obama said Monday, is an issue ?that politicians in Washington have been either exploiting or dodging.? Mr. Obama should know because he has spent his time in Washington as senator and president alternately exploiting or dodg...
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May 02, 2011 |
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What grand words to bookend a long and dangerous effort. On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush said “whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.” Last night, President Barack Obama proclaimed, “...
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April 12, 2011 |
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It seemed like big news at first blush. When White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe went on four Sunday morning talk programs, it sounded like he was announcing President Barack Obama would finally produce a plan to rein in the deficit. That’s what Th...
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April 03, 2011 |
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It didn’t start out well: the 47% of Americans who approved last week of the U.S. air strikes in Libya ordered by President Obama is lower than for any other military action since WWII, according to a new Pew poll. By comparison, here are the percentages...
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March 30, 2011 |
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Mr. Obama’s performance in his televised speech to the country about his Libyan policy Monday night was in some ways reminiscent of the actor Frank Morgan’s portrayal of Professor Marvel in the classic film, “The Wizard of Oz.” When Mr. Obama insisted th...
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March 22, 2011 |
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I caught up with Karl Rove, at least by phone, in Austin. In the public’s mind, he’s become so identified with President George W. Bush that it’s easy to forget he remains one of the savviest political analysts, in part because of his encyclopedic memory ...
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March 14, 2011 |
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Last week was a bad week for America because it was a bad week for President Obama. West Wing politicos may not share that opinion. They seem to think any week during which the president makes a speech or holds a news conference is a good week: Americans...

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