Browsing Month January, 2012

FRED BARNES:: Jeb’s 2012 Role – The Weekly Standard

By at January 30, 2012 | 1:10 pm

FRED BARNES:: Jeb’s 2012 Role – The Weekly Standard

Jeb Bush’s decision not to endorse Mitt Romney before Tuesday primary raises three possibilities about the former Florida governor’s role in the 2012 presidential election. At the moment, he is playing no role at all.  There had been considerable speculation he would publicly back Romney, as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, has.  And Romney has made ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Beyond Blue Part I: The Crisis of the American Dream

By at January 30, 2012 | 1:05 pm

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Beyond Blue Part I: The Crisis of the American Dream

[This post begins a series on how the United States can move beyond our current political, economic and social impasse to create a new kind of society. The series continues Via Meadia's examination of the demise of the blue social model and its effects on American politics and culture.] The frustration and bitterness that fills American politics these days reflects the ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL BARONE:: What Obama Didn’t Say – NRO

By at January 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

MICHAEL BARONE:: What Obama Didn’t Say – NRO

We got mixed signals from a turbulent political week. Barack Obama seems to be enjoying an uptick in polls — up toward, but not quite at, 50 percent approval. It’s a reminder that he can expect to benefit from Americans’ desire to think well of their presidents and from the reluctance of many voters to be seen as rejecting the first black president. But his ... Go To Article

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POLLS:: NEWT GINGRICH wins Tea Party Patriots FL Straw Poll – DC

By at January 30, 2012 | 11:50 am

POLLS:: NEWT GINGRICH wins Tea Party Patriots FL Straw Poll – DC

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won a straw poll of Florida Tea Party Patriots members held on a conference call Sunday evening, with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum a close second. Gingrich, Santorum, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney all participated in the call. Texas Congressman Ron Paul was extended an invitation, but was unable to ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: In attacking Newt, Mitt does not heed lesson of Carnahan-Fox News legal spat

By at January 30, 2012 | 11:42 am

ELECTION 2012:: In attacking Newt, Mitt does not heed lesson of Carnahan-Fox News legal spat

ST. LOUIS • When it comes to one of the latest ads attacking his presidential primary rival, Mitt Romney borrows from the playbook of an unlikely source — although it remains unseen whether he will get away with it. Over the weekend, Romney's campaign began running an ad in Florida that uses an old news clip to take a swipe at the resurgent Newt Gingrich. The ... Go To Article

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GINGRICH Camp Lays Out Plans For Long Fight – Wash Wire – WSJ

By at January 30, 2012 | 10:51 am

GINGRICH Camp Lays Out Plans For Long Fight – Wash Wire – WSJ

Most political pundits may see it otherwise, but the Gingrich campaign believes the future is theirs. With Newt Gingrich vowing to fight on no matter what happens in Tuesday’s Florida primary, his national political director, Martin Baker, sketches out in a morning memo how the campaign plans to move forward. “Regardless of the message the Romney campaign wants ... Go To Article

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RASMUSSEN POLL:: 45% Say Too Many GOP Debates, Mostly Useless

By at January 30, 2012 | 10:48 am

RASMUSSEN POLL:: 45% Say Too Many GOP Debates, Mostly Useless

A sizable number of voters think there have been too many Republican debates and that the debates have been mostly a waste of time. But still nearly seven-out-of-10 see debates as important to how they cast their vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe there have been too many candidate debates in ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Gingrich’s narrowcast Florida campaign swamped by Romney’s dollars – Yahoo! News

By at January 30, 2012 | 10:46 am

ELECTION 2012:: Gingrich’s narrowcast Florida campaign swamped by Romney’s dollars – Yahoo! News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--With stakes this high, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is taking a moon shot. Since Gingrich arrived in Florida after winning the South Carolina primary last Saturday, his campaign has stumbled, despite his every effort to reach the state's largest voting blocs. In less than a week, Gingrich has made the traditional Florida rounds. He has met ... Go To Article

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KEYSTONE PIPELINE bill gets 44 senators’ approval – POLITICO

By at January 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

KEYSTONE PIPELINE bill gets 44 senators’ approval – POLITICO

Senate Republicans on Monday introduced a bill that would have Congress approve the Keystone XL pipeline instead of waiting for President Barack Obama to grant a permit. The proposal puts the senators on a similar but distinct track from House GOP leaders seeking to take control of the issue away from the White House. The Senate bill — co-sponsored by 43 ... Go To Article

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REP. ALLEN WEST:: Palm Beach County LIncoln Day Dinner

By at January 30, 2012 | 9:54 am

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