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How Can Obama Win With This Economy?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on July 27th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

How Can Obama Win With This Economy?
Keith Koffler, WH Dossier
There’s just no longer any way to spin this. There is no reason why the economy should not be picking up after three and a half years of the Obama presidency. Unless the problem is the Obama presidency.The Commerce Department announced today that the economy grew only 1.5 percent the second quarter of the year. This is not aberration or hiccup.

Obama Now Partly Running on Clinton’s Record?
Jake Tapper, ABC News
Faced with an stagnating economy and unemployment over 8 percent on his own watch, President Obama on the stump now invokes the economy during the era of former President Bill Clinton.The president’s invocation of Clinton is part of his pitch to raise taxes on higher income brackets, as did President Clinton in 1993; and as a contrast to his current Republican opponents who seek to extend all the Bush-era tax rates, including those on the top wage-earners, which President Obama opposes.

Mitt Stumbles on Every Front in London
Nicholas Watt, The Guardian
If Barack Obama were dreaming up the ideal start to Mitt Romney's first overseas visit as the presumptive Republican nominee, the president might wonder whether his rival could offend the US's historic transatlantic ally. That would obviously be rejected as impossibly ambitious, so the president might then ask himself whether Romney would fail to remember the name of one of his hosts in London.Surely a successful businessman would never make such a basic error. So the president would wonder whether Romney would breach convention by saying in public that he met the head of MI6,…

Candidates Cower on Gun Control

Mitt Romney vs. Stubborn Facts
Donna Brazile, CNN
John Adams once said, “facts are stubborn things.” These days, another Massachusetts politician has found that saying to ring especially true.While it's still unclear how Mitt Romney can be the CEO, chairman, president and sole shareholder of Bain Capital, a company that he claims no responsibility for, it's become increasingly evident that candidate Romney simply doesn't want to talk about the facts of his business record.

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