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March Jobs Report Bad News For Economic Recovery

 

The new jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has some discouraging news for the economic recovery, which had been picking up steam as of late. The economy added only 120,000 in March, about fifty percent of the previous three-month average of 246,000…Read More

Related: Unemployment Drops to Four Year Low

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Presenting the GOP’s New Female Voter Strategy

 

Yesterday, in a rundown of Mitt Romney’s likely pivots to the general election, PoliticOlogy predicted that Romney would attempt to appeal to women though a message of economic empowerment, arguing that women were fiscally disadvantaged by Obama’s administration. It’s his only good option left after his party’s insulting and unnecessary attacks on access to women’s health sent scores of women voters in swing states fleeing….Read More

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Four Ways Mitt Romney Will Have to Change What He Believes for the General Election

 

With the election all but sealed after three wins on Tuesday and multiple endorsements from a variety of establishment and tea party figures, Mitt Romney no longer has to woo the hardcore portions of the GOP base: the evangelicals, the hardcore libertarians, the tea partiers, the blue collar workers, etc. In fact, an opposite relationship will likely emerge in the next few months, in which those interests, wanting to matter to a Romney White House, will be trying to appeal to him…Read More

Related: Obama v. Romney: The 2012 General Election Has Begun (VIDEO)

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Unemployment Drops to Four Year Low

 

Weekly unemployment numbers fell to a four year low this week, suggesting that employers are increasingly confident that the economy is recovering…Read More

Related: Birtherism 2.0: Obama Threatened to Murder Chelsea Clinton Over Birth Certificate

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Ryan’s Budget Set to Doom Republicans (Again)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Ryan is rolling out his new budget this week, and in most substantive policy terms, it’s a repeat of last year’s version, Path To Prosperity (even the ad campaigns are near-identical).

This is, according to conventional wisdom, terrible for Republicans. Though popular with party purists, Path To Prosperity landed last year with a thud; Democrats, with a little help from everybody’s favorite wacky uncle, were able to use to paint the Republicans as austere bulls in the Medicare china shop, and even picked up a surprise House seat from the fallout.

But did the budget actually hurt Republicans, or is this a case of ye olde echo chamber? In other words, did Chris Matthews and Chris Cizilla repeat the mantra that this budget was political poison so many times that it became accepted as true without actually being true?…Read More

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The Uncanny Link Between Birtherism and the Economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In Positive Economic Sign, Republicans Starting to Say Obama Wasn’t Born in US Again.” So read Saturday’s goof headline on the Borowitz Report. The article got a few paragraphs out of the S & P Birther Index, and Borowitz played it for a lark, as is his wont.

But he may have been on to something. A writer at the New York Times crunched the rough numbers and came up with the same result as Borowitz: as the economy, specifically unemployment, improves, so does the frequency and intensity of questions over Obama’s citizenship…Read More

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How Will $5 Gas Impact The 2012 Election?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as President Obama’s electoral fortunes were looking up, surging gas prices are threatening to derail the fragile economic recovery and, by extension, the president’s reelection hopes…Read More

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Eastwood Super Bowl Ad Stymies Republicans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halftime in America,” a Chrysler ad featuring an economic pep talk in Clint Eastwood’s patented Parliament-rasped voice, aired during the Super Bowl Sunday night, leading to a flurry of speculation over the ad’s implications…Read More

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End Of An Era: Twinkie Maker Hostess Files For Bankruptcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An American institution, Hostess, the maker of such iconic favorites as Wonder Bread and Twinkies has filed for bankruptcy. Read More.

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