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Archived Since:December 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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.

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 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.

Why Obama Isn’t Likely to See a Primary Challenge in 2012

The chances that any well-known Democrat will mount a serious campaign to deny Barack Obama re-nomination in 2012 are minuscule, writes Peter Brown.

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.

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 the American People

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.

Why Obama Isn’t Likely to See a Primary Challenge in 2012

A look at why President Barack Obama isn't likely to face any serious primary challenge in 2012.

Washington’s Next Big Decision: Bail Out the States or Not?

Amid all the talk in Washington, D.C., about cutting the federal budget deficit, there is little public discussion of what might be among the most contentious issues that will face the new Congress in January – whether to bail out the states.

Why Congress May Well Keep the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Law

Those who seek repeal of the law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. military have strong public support in the polls, but they may well be thwarted by Washington power brokers.

Big Landslide, Modest Turnout

While many electoral landslides are fueled by a huge increase in voter turnout, this year's wasn't one of them.

This Much Is Clear: There’s No GOP Front-runner for 2012

Unlike presidential elections since 1980 when front-runners emerged early for the GOP nomination, there is no obvious Republican favorite for 2012.

Welcome to the Era of Small Ball in Washington

Washington probably can't hit home runs legislatively, but it doesn't have to be shutout either. Welcome to the era of small ball.

Can Democrats Regain the House in 2012?

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

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