The Trouble With Mining Identity Politings for Political Gold

The White House team have perfected campaign data-crunching. They have pioneered and mastered the art of finding on-the-fence voters, discovering what their issues are, and then coming up with messaging designed to sway their vote. It’s effective, but it’s also potentially problematic. It means that politics isn’t so much about finding and supporting issues that…
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White House Continues to Try and Hide Embarassingly Low Enrollment Figures

It was meant as a joke, but it turned out to be prescient. In the cold open of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live episode, one of the comedians dressed up as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, poked fun at the disastrous state of the Obamacare exchange websites. “Millions of Americans are visiting healthcare.gov,…
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President Obama Clearly Overmatched by Events in Syria

The Syria conflict is impossibly complicated. It has elements of sectarian violence, in which the ruling Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is at war against the country’s Sunni Muslim majority. It’s also a larger proxy war with players like Saudi Arabia, which would like to establish a Sunni-friendly regime to improve their bid…
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Enough With the Changing Timelines, It’s Time for Obama to Come Clean on the IRS Scandal

The Obama Administration has tried out many approaches to digging themselves out of the hole of scandals they find themselves in. They’ve argued that they weren’t involved, they’ve laid blame at the feet of a few rogue mid-level officials, they’ve attempted to switch the dialogue to one of Republican overreach, and they’ve just throw up…
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New CBO Report Proves Fiscal Conservatives Are Right on Taxes and Spending

President Obama missed the deadline to submit a budget to Congress once again this year. That makes four out of the last five years that Obama has flouted the law. As the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 reads: “On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February…
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Obama’s Deadly Disregard for Economy is Hurting Growth

American received a pretty grim view of the so-called economic recovery this week. The economy only added 157,000 jobs – not even enough to cover the number of new entrants to the workforce, much less reduce unemployment. Speaking of which, the unemployment rate went up by a tenth of a point to 7.9 percent, a…
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Democrats Doing Their Best to Ignore Obamacare Anniversary

Today marks Obamacare’s second (and hopefully last) birthday, but don’t expect any fanfare or parties. There are no ticker tape parades planned, no balloons bought, and no cake to be handed out. In reality, President Obama is spending most of the day hoping that everyone forgets what was once supposed to be his most glorious…
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