Obama’s Deficit Plan is a Plan for Re-Election, Not the Opening Position for a Negotiation

By: Monday September 19, 2011 1:00 pm

The White House has signaled with its deficit reduction and job creation plans that it is not interested in continuing negotiations with the GOP aimed at a grand bargain. This looks more like the 2012 campaign plan.


A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 6:42 am

People are straining for rationales to this one, but I think it’s pretty simple – the election took place in an environment with a very unpopular Democratic President. That popularity may be in the midst of bouncing back after the jobs address, but that was too late to save Weprin.

John Ensign Will Resign May 3; Rep. Dean Heller to Replace Him [Updated]

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 3:42 pm

John Ensign, the Nevada Senator still reeling from an adultery and corruption scandal, will resign tomorrow, according to several published reports. Rep. Dean Heller, who has already announced a run for Ensign’s seat in the Senate, will be appointed as an interim replacement for Ensign by Governor Brian Sandoval, giving him the power of incumbency and a leg up in what should be a competitive Senate election in 2012. This leaves Heller’s seat open, and a special election will ensue.

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