Obama leads Romney and Santorum in November showdowns

President Barack Obamaholds a double-digit lead over GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new poll. And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that the president’s approval rating has inched over the 50% mark in CNN surveys for the first time since last May, when the polls were still […]

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The ‘Heart’ of Health Care Reform: Can the Law Stand Without a Mandate?

During the summer of 2009, when the health care reform debate was dividing the country and the “public option” seemed like the most important policy issue in a generation, the proposal to require all Americans to have health insurance was hardly ever mentioned. The individual mandate, now the focus of a historic Supreme Court review, was just one part of […]

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Romney’s Well-Rehearsed Case Against Obama and the Russians

For months now, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has overwhelmingly focused on the economy.  But as he geared up his candidacy a couple of years ago, Romney opened with an argument heavy on foreign policy. In March 2010, for instance, he published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, a campaign stage-setter largely based on the idea that Barack Obama was […]

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Health Reform Debate Arrives in the Supreme Court: Why It’s Not About Obama

Listening to the heated rhetoric coming out of Washington, you may think the three days of health care arguments at the Supreme Court that begin Monday morning are about whether President Obama should have the power to force Americans to buy health insurance and order states to double the size of Medicaid through his 2010 overhaul of the health care […]

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When Obama Regulates, Companies Retaliate with Donations to Romney Super PAC

The most recent filing by Restore Our Future, the technically independent group supporting the candidacy of Mitt Romney, revealed a number of firms—a for-profit school, several payday lenders, and a chemical company–whose bottom lines have been threatened or harmed by regulations supported by the Obama Administration. As such, the contributions represent a clear realization of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens […]

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Romney turns up the heat on Obama energy policies

Mitt Romney escalated Republican attacks on President Barack Obama’s energy policies Sunday, calling for the firing or resignations of what he labeled the “gas hike trio” of top energy and environment officials in the administration. The Republican presidential hopeful’s remarks on “Fox News Sunday” illustrated a GOP strategy to target Obama for rising gas prices as part of a campaign […]

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