Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rahm Emanuel To Step Down -

Rahm Emanuel is expected to step down as White House chief of staff this Friday.  The Wall Street Journal has reported that Emanuel will run for mayor of Chicago.  Chicago mayor Richard Daley has already announced that he will not run … Continue reading

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Chinese Yuan Bill -

The House is attempting to pass legislation directed at the Chinese Yuan.  The goal is to  persuade China to allow their currency to increase in value.  The legislation would consider the undervalued Yuan a subsidy and allow for extra duties to be placed … Continue reading

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Suburban Voters Flip -

Suburban voters are an important swing vote and a measure of party strength.  Republicans are poised to pick up Congressional seats in the midterm election and suburban voters are one of the reasons.  Democrats won Congressional seats in suburban districts in 2008 … Continue reading

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Democrats Postpone Tax Vote -

The Democrats have postponed a vote on the Bush era tax cuts until after the election.  Democrats expect to have the votes to pass the Obama tax plan which lets some of the Bush tax cuts expire.  There is a likelihood that … Continue reading

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Last Four Years -

The last four years of economic policies from the Democratic Congress  are a subjest of an article in the Wall Street Journal.  The Opinion Journal article discusses the Democrats retreat on tax policy as they close in on the elections.  Republicans are … Continue reading

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High Earner Tax Rate -

High earners will get slammed with even more taxes under the Obama tax plan.  High income New York City residents will be the most taxed in America if the tax increases are allowed to take effect.  The Tax Foundation reported that … Continue reading

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California Sweep -

The possibility of Republican victories in California races continue to grow stronger every week.  Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are attempting to win the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial elections this November.  Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and Witman … Continue reading

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Murkowski Write-In Campaign -

Lisa Murkowski has announced that she will attempt to win the Senate seat with a write-in campaign.  Murkowski lost the Republican line to Joe Miller in a close primary election.  The only Senator in history to win office with a write-in campaign was Strom … Continue reading

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NRCC Ad Buys -

The National Republican Congressional Committee is making changes to their TV ad buy strategy.  The 10th Congressional district in Pennsylvania is one of the seats targeted by the NRCC with $595,000 of TV ads through October.  The seat is represented by Democrat Chris Carney … Continue reading

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O’Donnell Takes Delaware -

Christine O’Donnell has won the Delaware Republican primary over Mike Castle.  This is a major victory for O’Donnell and the Tea Party movement that backed her candidacy.  O’Donnell was endorsed by Sarah Palin and Senator Jim Demint.  Christine O’Donnell will … Continue reading

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Boehner Supports Tax Cuts -

Republican John Boehner has indicated that he will vote to support a tax cut that does not include incomes at or above $250,000 per year.  This move is likely to break a stalemate over the extension of tax cuts for all Americans.  The … Continue reading

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Palin Supports O’Donnell -

Sarah Palin has endorsed Christine O’Donnell in the Republican Delaware Senate primary.  This follows an endoresement by The Tea Party Express earlier in the week.  The Tea Party has sent 10 leaders to Delaware to help in the get-out-the-vote drive.  … Continue reading

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Proposed Tax Cut Extension -

Republican John Boehner has proposed a two year extension for all of the Bush tax cuts.  Previously, the Republicans opposed a short term extension and instead wanted the tax cuts to become permanent.  A two year extension would delay an … Continue reading

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WSJ: Campaign 2010 -

The Wall Street Journal has a report that breakdowns House, Senate, and Governor races across the country.  The political wave seems to indicate that the Republicans can expect to have major gains in Congress.  Governor races are also leaning in … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Plan -

The Obama administration is set to release a new infrastructure plan on Wednesday.  The plan is expected to include new construction as well as repair work.  Funds for the project will still have to be allocated because most of the … Continue reading

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