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Entries by Chris Weigant from 08/2010

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Politics

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

Obama Poll Watch -- July, 2010

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Politics

July had some political successes for Obama, but the public once again didn't give him any credit for passing Wall Street reform, or any of the other achievements Obama chalked up.

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

| Posted 08.06.2010 | Politics

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

If Gay Marriage Wins...

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Politics

If the Perry v. Schwarzenegger decision stands, it means that "sexual orientation" will be a protected classes of people. Not only would the battle for gay marriage be over, but all the legal battles gays now face would be over.

With Friends Like These...

| Posted 08.11.2010 | Politics

Robert Gibbs recently expressed his frustration with what he called the "professional left." Who would have thought that Obama's biggest problem in his first few years in office would be one of communication?

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Politics

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Politics

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

Senate Midterm Election Overview

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Politics

Nevada will most likely be the closest-watched race because Harry Reid may be in trouble. Helping his chances is the candidate he's now running against, who is about the Tea-Partiest Tea Party candidate running.

Friday Talking Points [135] -- The Sky Is Falling!

| Posted 08.20.2010 | Politics

The media, quite obviously, has lost any capacity it once may have had for self-examination, to say nothing of its sense of irony. Every so often, th...

To Lefties: How Does Obama Disappoint?

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Politics

While the major fallout from Gibbs' "the professional left" flap has died down a bit, a second round of examination seems to have begun -- one much more introspective and much less knee-jerk than the first round.

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Politics

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

| Posted 08.27.2010 | Politics

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

How About a Press Conference, Mister President?

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Politics

Obama were taking questions on a regular basis and forcefully standing up for his ideas and his perception of day-to-day issues, he would do a much better job of making his case to the American people.