Posts Tagged ‘ midterm elections ’

Obama begins five-state tour

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Politics drove President Barack Obama’s agenda Monday as he hit the first of the five states he’ll visit over the next three days, using economy-focused events — and Democratic fundraisers — to attack Republicans less than three months before the midterm elections. “The worst mistake we could make is to go
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Obama supports ‘the right’ for ground zero mosque

Aug 14th, 2010 | By admin

Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York’s Ground Zero, but he did not say whether he believes it is a good idea to do so. Obama commented during a trip to Florida, where he expanded on
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Greene pushes Meek on Rangel

Aug 9th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Florida Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene challenged Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) Sunday to join him in calling on embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to resign. In a conference call, the billionaire and political neophyte whose barrage of television ads this summer has threatened Meek’s grip on the nomination said his primary opponent
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FLOTUS’s star power in demand

Aug 8th, 2010 | By politicsnews

With midterm elections looming, the White House has started debating how to unleash an untapped political weapon: Michelle Obama. And just as the Bush administration used Laura Bush on the mid-terms stump, all signs say the White House will likely deploy Obama to help Dems keep the majority in both chambers.
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Talks might not save climate bill

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By politicsnews

Key senators and industry officials are defending the closed-door negotiation strategy they deployed for climate legislation — even though several months of work have failed to yield the 60 votes needed to get a bill passed this year. Critics say Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) have made too
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Filibuster broken, jobless benefits may flow soon

Jul 21st, 2010 | By admin

The jobless benefits fight is looming as an issue for the upcoming midterm elections, with Democrats assailing Republicans as harshly seeking to deny benefits to the almost 5 million jobless people whose six months of state-paid benefits have run out. The measure provides federally financed extensions that allow the chronically jobless up to 99 weeks
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