Politics (page 965)

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    New at CJO: Term-limits amendment sponsor angered that issue wasn’t resolved

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online that Rep. John Blust, R-Guilford, is angry that colleagues couldn’t reach agreement on a proposed constitutional amendment to limit legislative leaders’ terms.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    You mean they really want to be ‘fair and balanced’?

    A feature in the latest Newsweek professes some shock that Fox News reporters and anchors would grill Republican candidates for president during a debate. (What gives? Isn’t Fox the radical right-wing network?) Fear not, ye haters of the most popular cable television news outlet. Roger Ailes…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Carney nicknames the president Barack O’Bailout

    Crony capitalism critic Timothy P. Carney compares the president’s campaign rhetoric to his actual performance in a new Washington Examner column: As President Bush’s Great Wall Street Bailout steamrolled its way through Congress in late 2008, candidate Obama assailed economic policies based on the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Newsweek likes Romney … for now

    If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ends up winning the Republican presidential nomination, one suspects Newsweek editors might forget to repeat the following assessment in their profiles: Orlando was a reminder that Romney, who lost his lead in the polls as soon as Perry…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Rutherford County charter school’s court victory in a funding dispute with the local school system. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that Gov, Beverly Perdue’s real problem is not a desire to suspend congressional elections.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Goldberg: Obama has a bear of a problem

    Jonah Goldberg notes in a new National Review Online column the impact of President Obama’s efforts to wake the bear of American conservatism: In March 2010, liberal columnist Peter Beinart argued that, for decades, Democratic politicians treated America’s innate conservatism like a slumbering bear:…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011
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    Utah senator labels Obama’s plans ‘unserious,’ geared toward re-election talking points

    Sen. Mike Lee sees through the silliness associated with President Obama’s American Jobs Act and the accompanying plan to raise new taxes on the “rich.” He documents his concerns in a new Washington Examiner column: Both plans are a far cry from “winning the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011
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    Not running for president, Daniels calls on those who are to address real fundamental challenges

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column dissects a recent American Enterprise Institute address from Mitch Daniels: Daniels’ message, based on his new book, “Keeping the Republic,” was important, one that every presidential candidate should heed — because it was about a looming…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011