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Blog Post Archive

Approval Gap Between Obama and His Policies Could Spell Trouble

What is becoming apparent in the third year of Barack Obama's presidency is that an awful lot more Americans like him personally than like him politically.

Obama’s Handling of Egyptian Crisis Will Tell Us About Him and His Future

How the antigovernment unrest in Egypt evolves and how President Obama handles the challenges will tell us a great deal about the president and his future.

Public Employee Unions: Public Enemy No. 1?

It’s a good bet that this year is going to be a tough one for public employee unions and their members, from tiny towns to the federal bureaucracy.

Why the Arizona Shooting Won’t Lead to Tighter Federal Gun Laws

Why Congress is unlikely to adopt a stricter gun-control law following the shooting in Arizona.

A President’s Rating at 2-Year Mark Says Little About His Re-election Prospects

History tells us that a president's favorable ratings halfway through his first term aren't a good gauge of his prospects for re-election.

Six Political Questions to Ponder as 2011 Begins

A half-dozen questions will define the political landscape this year.

Immigration Overhaul Is Unlikely Without a Shift in Public Attitudes

Without a shift in Americans' attitudes, it is unlikely Congress would pass legislation creating path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

‘Obama’s War’ More Successful on the Ground Than With Americans

President Barack Obama says that his Afghanistan policy is on track on the ground, but that is clearly much less the case when it comes to the political support needed here at home to sustain his war policy.

Odds Improve for GOP Takeover of Congress in 2012

Odds are improving that the Democratic Party will lose control of the U.S. Senate and the Republicans will retain the House of Representatives.

Health Care and the Supreme Court: It’s All in the Timing

The timing of the Supreme Court case on the health-care overhaul law could be important for the 2012 election.

Can Democrats Regain the House in 2012?

It's within the realm of realm of possibility that Democrats could regain the House in 2012.

Why the GOP Might (Sometimes) Have a Majority in the Senate

Though Democrats have 53 seats, Republicans actually may muster a functional majority on some issues in the new Senate:

Stock Up on Munchies for L-o-n-g Election Night

What to watch for as returns roll in Tuesday night (and Wednesday).

Political Wisdom: The Great Reid-Angle Debate That Wasn’t

The Senate contest between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle is a great race, but most analysts don't think it produced a great debate.

Obama and the Chamber: Can It Be a Friendship Again?

The relationshp between the Obama White House and the Chamber of Commerce has gone from decent to terrible; can it be revived?

Political Wisdom: How Did Christine O’Donnell Do?

A roundup of analysis on Thursday night's Delaware Senate debate between Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Christine O'Donnell.

Political Wisdom: How Did Colbert Do?

A roundup of analysis on Stephen Colbert's congressional testimony on Friday.

The 2010 Primaries: Some Parting Thoughts

The 2010 primary season will be remembered for the tea party movement, whose grassroots success gave rise to a whole new group of “citizen politicians” – such as Republican Senate nominees Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, Joe Miller of Alaska, and Rand Paul of Kentucky - and a surge in Republican voters.

Political Wisdom: What Might Boehner Do as Speaker?

A roundup of analysis on House Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio).

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