Politics (page 999)

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    Sticking up for the 1 percent

    The latest Fortune magazine profiles Paul Singer, who’s described both as an “elite” money manager and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “hedge fund kingmaker.” Among the topics discussed is Singer’s confidential quarterly report: In the most recent report, dated Jan. 23, 2012, Singer takes on the tax…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent state-sponsored public hearing in Chapel Hill on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the differences between the two Carolinas.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2012
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    Lowry assesses Obama’s chances for TIME readers

    Rich Lowry of National Review explains for TIME readers this week “Why Obama Deserves to Lose.” He is hardly in the straits of Jimmy Carter circa 1980. No foreign crisis eats away at him–although Afghanistan and Iran could still go badly wrong–and his highest-profile…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2012
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    Barron’s predicts GOP takeover of U.S. Senate

    The cover of the latest Barron’s features an illustration of a blue-suited elephant holding a gavel. It’s designed to signify Republican control of Congress, a prediction spelled out in Jim McTague‘s cover story. An analysis of this fall’s 33 Senate races…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2012
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    Romney as a problem solver

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek takes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to task for bashing Preaident Obama’s Ivy League background during campaign speeches, despite the fact that Romney holds two degrees from Harvard. But the article also offers some support for the notion that Romney might prove to be…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2012
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    Geraghty offers interesting observations about the president’s re-election chances

    Looking ahead to November, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty offers the following insight into President Obama’s re-election bid: This year, Barack Obama will run his first contested reelection campaign since 1998, when he beat first-time Republican Yesse Yehudah, 89 percent to 11 percent, in Illinois’ 13th state-senate…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2012
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    Goldberg probes Ginsburg’s conservative approach

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column examines the comment from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that a “conservative” approach to the ObamaCare case would entail salvaging the constitutional pieces of the legislation, rather than scrapping the entire bill. She would have…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    She’s not running for re-election, but that hasn’t stopped Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue from continuing her sharp criticism of the Republican-led General Assembly. John Hood analyzes Perdue’s strategy during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses this year’s race for state superintendent of public instruction,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2012