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The Shutdown And The Next Election

January 17, 2019 |
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With the government shutdown well into its fourth week, Republicans and Democrats are narrowly focused on placating their bases. They need to think bigger.

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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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March 26, 2014 |
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Their target is the GOP, but they are not angry liberals bent on destroying it. They are reform-minded Republican leaders intent on strengthening it. These Republicans are applying conservative principles to 21st-century challenges, focused on middle-cla...
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March 19, 2014 |
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Public support for President Obama is tanking on multiple fronts, dragging down his party. Foreign policy was a relative strength for much of Mr. Obama's first term. No more. According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Mr. Obama's disapprov...

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