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Despite low Obama ratings, GOP candidates still struggling against Dem incumbents

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Though the public is fed up with President Obama and his Democrats, GOP challengers are not making enough progress against Democratic incumbents in the Senate; the question is, why not? President Obama’s approval ratings are at rock bottom, according to the most recent figures – 39-40 percent last week  – and because of that, Democrats up for reelection in the Senate are avoiding ...

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Is America too divided to stand?

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By Charles Greene Most Americans who pay attention to such things like national politics have almost certainly noticed that the country feels more and more divided along ideological lines these days. A recent Gallup poll clearly illustrates just how wide the gulf has become, at least in terms of support for our current president. In the poll, some glaring contrasts ...

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States Rights: Red states getting richer, freer

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There are many reasons why Americans relocate, but increasingly they are doing so out of political preference. Demographers and social and political scientists have all documented that Americans, in droves, have begun voting with their feet: Red states are getting redder and Blue states are getting bluer, according to Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation. Moore has just ...

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Real Reform: GOP advocates eliminating IRS commissioner

GOVERNMENT REFORM — Republicans have proposed a total revamp of the Internal Revenue Service — GOP blames President Obama’s criticism of Supreme Court’s decision in “Citizens United” case as empowering IRS officials to target Tea Party groups applying for tax-free status — Proposal includes eliminating IRS commissioner position By Jim Kouri Republican lawmakers last week proposed a  total revamping of the Internal Revenue ...

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The unstoppable fiscal nightmare

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The Congressional Budget Office released its Long-Term Budget Outlook a week ago and came to the same conclusion as in recent past outlooks: Federal spending on entitlements is unsustainable, unless one of three things happen: Massive reductions in benefits; massive tax increases; or both. According to CBO, the national debt would rocket to 106 percent of gross domestic product, under current ...

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