Politics (page 963)

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    Romney the business guy

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek suggests the struggling economy boosts Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the GOP nomination. The national fixation on jobs and budget restraint … plays to Romney’s standing as a businessman. Romney appears to grasp this in a way that he didn’t…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2012
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    Romney talking the talk

    There’s no question that many conservatives don’t trust former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to follow through on conservative ideas if he’s able to unseat Barack Obama from the Oval Office. But if Romney is the eventual Republican presidential nominee — as many predict — one can…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about lingering questions surrounding Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 campaign flights. John Hood’s Daily Journal reacts to the N.C. House’s surprise early-morning vote last week to end state collection of teacher union dues.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2012
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    Did Iowa caucus typo cost Santorum? (Or, ‘Hey, I know that woman’)

    Some of you might find of interest this KCCI Television report explaining that a typo involving a 53-person Republican caucus might have helped Mitt Romney top Rick Santorum in this week’s Iowa voting. Others of you might say, “Hey, that blonde gal looks familiar.” Yes, that is Stacey…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Goldberg highlights Senate leader Reid’s foibles

    Jonah Goldberg aims his wit today at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who seems to have made peace with the “imperial presidency” he once staunchly opposed. In 2007, the Democrats controlling the Senate were fed up with George W. Bush’s recess appointments.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Krauthammer labels Santorum Romney’s greatest threat

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest National Review Online column makes the case for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum as the greatest threat to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid to win the Republican presidential nomination. [H]e isn’t just the last man standing. He is the first…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012
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    Newsweek offers a good antidote to those who think the GOP is guaranteed a presidential win

    Yes, key numbers look bad for President Obama, but Newsweek details the efforts underway now to give him four more years in office. Consider the numbers. In January 2004, George W. Bush’s aides bragged that they’d held a grand total of 52 training sessions around the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012