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Entries by Chris Weigant from 09/2011

Friday Talking Points -- Labor Daze

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

It surpasses all irony and actually enters into the realm of bitter humor that we're about to celebrate Labor Day when the unemployment rate remains at the sky-high level of 9.1 percent.

Obama Poll Watch -- August, 2011

| Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

For August, Obama averaged 43.8 percent job approval and 50.7 percent disapproval. Among other records he set this month, this is the widest "underwater" gap he's ever posted, with a spread of 6.9 percent.

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

| Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

| Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

Will Palin Go Rogue?

| Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

"What will Sarah do?" has been a question on the minds of many in the run-up to the Republican primary season next year.

Merkley's Right: CBO Should Score Jobs

| Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

This will force the public debate to cover the entire scope of the proposals being offered up, and it would do so by providing the data the public most cares about right now: how will this create or destroy jobs?

Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

| Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

Obama should run a few ads right now which do not even mention the election. Instead of saying "vote for me!" these ads should say "pass my jobs bill" in as many creative ways as possible.

Obama Redefines Populism

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

Today, President Obama unveiled a truly populist agenda, by proposing to tax millionaires at the same tax rate that middle-class Americans pay. By doing so, Obama will (hopefully) redefine the term "populism" in the political conversation.

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Takes Off

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

Previous to her announcement, three polls put her 9-to-19 points behind Brown. Now, the one statewide poll out since her announcement shows her popularity spiking dramatically.

Friday Talking Points -- Class Warfare? Hardly.

| Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"

Memo to Rick Perry

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

[Note: I get a lot of emails from politicians, political groups, and other inside-the-Beltway types, all the time. Occasionally, I get added to a mai...

Republican Primary Scheduling Headaches

| Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has valiantly tried to lay down the law for the Republican primary season. Their plan will (one way or another) be somewhat of a radical change for the party.

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

| Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.