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Entries by Chris Weigant from 01/2010

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

| Posted 01.01.2010 | Politics
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Welcome back to my annual outright theft of The McLaughlin Group's awards categories for the past year in politics.

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

| Posted 01.04.2010 | Politics

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

Obama's Second-Year Potential

| Posted 01.06.2010 | Politics

There are quite a few positive things scheduled for 2010. This doesn't automatically mean the president is guaranteed to have a great year, but it certainly sets the scene.

Friday Talking Points [106] -- Election Season Begins

| Posted 01.08.2010 | Politics

Before we begin our weekly talking points, we must sadly offer our condolences to Vice President Joe Biden, whose mother just passed away. No matter ...

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

| Posted 01.11.2010 | Politics

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

Quick Quiz For "Organizing For America" Members

| Posted 01.13.2010 | Politics

Organizing For America, which was born from the Obama campaign's emailing list, needs to identify the real source of its problems: the fact that Barack Obama is not making voters as enthusiastic as he once did.

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

| Posted 01.15.2010 | Politics

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

Obama's First Year: The Bubble Descends

| Posted 01.19.2010 | Politics

It is significant that President Barack Obama's true first anniversary in office is about to be overshadowed by a special election to fill a Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Guest Authors: Two Young Americans On What Obama's Inauguration Meant To Them

| Posted 01.20.2010 | Politics

Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Barack Hussein Obama's term in office. I thought long and hard about how to mark this event, especi...

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

| Posted 01.21.2010 | Politics

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Politics

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

| Posted 01.25.2010 | Politics

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

| Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Friday Talking Points [109] -- Obama Enters Lions' Den, Bells Cat

| Posted 01.29.2010 | Politics

Obama followed up Wednesday night's speech with a town hall meeting in Florida, and then a truly stunning performance today, managing to "bell the cat" in the Republican lion's den.