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Entries by Chris Weigant from 02/2010

Obama Should Hold Press Conference Soon

| Posted 02.01.2010 | Politics

Obama has spent less than an hour in front of the media since his last formal primetime press conference back in July. He needs to hold another -- both for the public's sake and for his own.

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2010

| Posted 02.03.2010 | Politics

After taking a look at Obama's numbers for the month, we continue our march backwards through history, this month serving up a comparison between Obama and Richard Nixon's term-and-a-half.

Friday Talking Points [110] -- Left Still Waiting For Rahm Apology

| Posted 02.05.2010 | Politics

Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

| Posted 02.08.2010 | Politics

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.

Can Obama's Health Summit Succeed?

| Posted 02.10.2010 | Politics

There are two yardsticks for success. The first is to actually get something done, and get something passed; the other, to position the Democrats politically for the midterms, whether a bill gets passed or not.

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

| Posted 02.12.2010 | Politics

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

The Heisenberg Effect of Televising Political Negotiations

| Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics

Because I wanted as wide an audience as possible, I wrote this article the way I did. Because I know in advance that I'm "being observed," I changed my presentation. The same is true in politics.

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

| Posted 02.19.2010 | Politics

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

Iraq Milestones

| Posted 02.22.2010 | Politics

For the first time since the war began, there are fewer than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.

Just the Facts, Ma'am

| Posted 02.24.2010 | Politics

While important I refuse to call this meeting a "summit," since Democratic and Republican politicians squabbling simply does not reach the heights of two nuclear powers tensely sitting down to talk about missiles.

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

| Posted 02.26.2010 | Politics

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.