Browsing Month December, 2011

KARL ROVE: Political Predictions for 2012 – WSJ

By at December 29, 2011 | 1:44 pm

KARL ROVE: Political Predictions for 2012 – WSJ

As New Year's approaches, here are a baker's dozen predictions for 2012. • Republicans will keep the U.S. House, albeit with their 25-seat majority slightly reduced. In the 10 presidential re-elections since 1936, the party in control of the White House has added House seats in seven contests and lost them in three. The average gain has been 12 seats. The largest ... Go To Article

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STOSSEL:: A libertarian year ahead? – WashEx

By at December 29, 2011 | 1:05 pm

STOSSEL:: A libertarian year ahead? – WashEx

As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I'm a pessimist. I fear Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." That's what's happened. Bush and Obama doubled spending and increased ... Go To Article

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GINGRICH Plays Down Slide In Iowa Polls, Says Race ‘Up In The Air’ – Fox News

By at December 29, 2011 | 11:21 am

GINGRICH Plays Down Slide In Iowa Polls, Says Race ‘Up In The Air’ – Fox News

Newt Gingrich brushed off his slide in the polls Thursday, ascribing the shift to the negative ads against him and claiming his campaign still has the juice to attract a "tremendous response" in Iowa. The former House speaker, in an interview with Fox News, vowed to stay positive despite falling off the wagon several times in recent days. He appealed to Iowans to make ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Romney airs new, optimistic TV ad for Iowa voters – Boston

By at December 29, 2011 | 11:14 am

ELECTION 2012:: Romney airs new, optimistic TV ad for Iowa voters – Boston

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—Feeling optimistic, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aired a new, positive TV ad in Iowa and spent Thursday touring the state and delivering an upbeat message focused on President Barack Obama. The minute-long ad shows clips from Romney's campaign announcement speech in June. Romney talks in the spot about the "spirit of enterprise" and ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Perry fights to claw way back into contention – AP

By at December 29, 2011 | 11:09 am

ELECTION 2012:: Perry fights to claw way back into contention – AP

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- A swaggering Rick Perry parachuted into Iowa last summer and landed at the top of the GOP presidential field. He had a job-creation message, an off-the-cuff speaking style and a fledgling campaign organization. He quickly nosedived. But lately, a more humble Texas governor has been trying to claw his way back into contention with a ... Go To Article

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MIDDLE EAST:: With $30 Billion Arms Deal, U.S. Bolsters Saudi Ties – NYTimes

By at December 29, 2011 | 11:00 am

MIDDLE EAST:: With $30 Billion Arms Deal, U.S. Bolsters Saudi Ties – NYTimes

HONOLULU — Fortifying one of its crucial allies in the Persian Gulf, the Obama administration announced a major weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Thursday, saying it had agreed to sell F-15 fighter jets valued at nearly $30 billion to the Royal Saudi Air Force. The agreement is part of a broader 10-year, $60 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia that Congress ... Go To Article

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IOWA GOP VOTERS focus on national economy – USATODAY

By at December 29, 2011 | 10:53 am

IOWA GOP VOTERS focus on national economy – USATODAY

The University of Iowa and its hospital are in the middle of a construction boom. A manufacturer is touting plans to hire 175 people for a new iron foundry. Farmers working the land outside the city are flush with cash from record-setting crop prices. Yet, after Rick Perry entered the Republican presidential race, he rolled into town on a bus emblazoned with "Get ... Go To Article

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ECONOMY:: Oil Falls for Second Day as U.S. Inventories Rise Unexpectedly – Businessweek

By at December 29, 2011 | 10:43 am

ECONOMY:: Oil Falls for Second Day as U.S. Inventories Rise Unexpectedly – Businessweek

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell for a second day after a government report showed an unexpected increase in U.S. inventories as demand declined. Prices dropped as much as 1.1 percent after the Energy Department said stockpiles rose 3.9 million barrels to 327.5 million in the week ended Dec. 23. Total products supplied, a measure of fuel demand, fell for the first time ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: In Iowa, Mitt Romney peaking at just the right time – CBS News

By at December 29, 2011 | 10:38 am

ELECTION 2012:: In Iowa, Mitt Romney peaking at just the right time – CBS News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich has been trying to damage Mitt Romney in Iowa by casting him as a "Massachusetts moderate" whose views are not in line with the largely conservative electorate of the Hawkeye state. Based on the comments of some of the 500 or so people who crowded into a plastic factory in North Liberty, Iowa on Wednesday to hear the former ... Go To Article

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ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Obama-Clinton Presidential Ticket

By at December 29, 2011 | 10:33 am

ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Obama-Clinton Presidential Ticket

My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President. So the Democratic ticket for 2012 is Obama-Clinton. Why do I say this? Because Obama needs to stir the passions and ... Go To Article

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