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Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won't give him the Bump

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

Gallup Daily tracking finds no change in President Obama’s job approval rating after his State of the Union address. The president’s 50% average for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 30, matches the prior week’s rating, which was the highest weekly average for Obama since May. Those who watched or saw coverage of the president’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25 generally gave it positive reviews. The speech does […]

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Was Obama's State of the Union address plagiarism?

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

Or alternatively, are State of the Union addresses such tired exercises in rhetorical bloat that it’s difficult not to lean on others for inspiration? I mean this isn’t exactly a scandal, but I think we can yet again chalk this up to another case of if George W. Bush did the same thing we’d never hear the end of it: During his Tuesday evening address to a joint session of […]

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The Republican response to the State of the Union

January 25, 2011 politisite 0

Remarks of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) – As Prepared for Delivery House Budget Committee Hearing Room, Washington, DC January 25, 2011 Good evening. I’m Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville, Wisconsin – and Chairman here at the House Budget Committee. President Obama just addressed a Congressional chamber filled with many new faces. One face we did not see tonight was that of our friend and colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. […]

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State Of The Union Sneak Peek: "This is our generation’s Sputnik moment."

January 25, 2011 politisite 0

The White House just blasted out tonight’s State of the Union address. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2011 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Washington, DC As Prepared for Delivery– Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by […]

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The Real State of the Union: Unsettling

January 25, 2011 politisite 0

The United States continues to live far beyond its means while losing its once uniquely dynamic productive expertise and its financial independence. The standard business news narrative is that the United States is now 18 months into recovering from the worst downturn in 70 years. Private sector jobs grew in each of the past 12 months. Industrial production, real wages, after-tax incomes and personal spending are all rising with monthly […]

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Violent Crime Rate Down for third year, Left calls for Gun Control

January 24, 2011 politisite 0

The AP reported back in May that Violent crime had dropped for three years running.  The FBI report claimed  that Violent crime was down 5.5% and Murder was down Nearly 8 percent over previous year levels.  Even so the Left wants to use the Arizona shooting as an opportunity to push gun control laws that don’t work.  Mayor Bloomberg of New York wanted the President to add gun control issues […]

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State of the Union 2011 'Date Night'

January 24, 2011 politisite 0

The State of the Union has turned into a Prom.  Since the State of the Union is “very weak” there has to be another focus.  This new spirit of civility that is being paraded as the needed “change” we “hoped” for is total nonsense and cloaked in symbolism. This from ABC News: “Who are you going with?” has become the hottest question asked of lawmakers on Capitol Hill, one day […]

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State of the Union: Candy Crowley’s Crib Sheet for June 20

June 20, 2010 politisite 0

GAME ON After an eight-month hiatus from Sunday Morning talk, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks. Despite all the hefty issues floating through the White House, he remains an aficionado of raw politics. Ratcheting up the political noise over Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) apology to BP, Emanuel said Barton’s now retracted words were “not a political gaffe… (but) a philosophy.” As close as Democrats try to tie all […]