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  • Economy tops 2010 congressional ballot

     
    by Mark Silva The state of the economy will likely outweigh any other issues on the minds of voters in midterm congressional elections this fall which offer Republicans a significant opportunity to strengthen their hold on Congress, a new bipartisan......
  • Deficit solutions: 'Day of reckoning'

     
    by Mark Silva As a bipartisan commission assigned with finding solutions for the nation's spiraling budget deficits convened at the White House today, President Barack Obama maintained that all possible fixes will be on the table and that "a day......
  • McCain vs. Obama's 'Left-wing crusade'

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain has run against Barack Obama before. He's running against him again. With campaign radio ads billing the five-term Republican senator as "Arizona's last line of defense,'' the GOP's nominee for president in 2008 is attempting.......
  • Stimulus: 1.5 million jobs created, saved

     
    by Don Lee and Jim Tankersley The Obama administration, offering evidence that its much-maligned efforts to spur economic recovery have begun to take hold, said Tuesday night that the $787-billion stimulus program saved or created 1.5 million to 2...
  • Obama's State of the Union: 'Hopeful'

     
    by Mark Silva, updated with details and speech President Barack Obama, vowing a new commitment to fiscal restraint while renewing his bid for an overhaul of healthcare, called on Americans Wednesday night to repair "a deficit of trust.'' The president,......
  • Obama's approval: 49 pct, new Gallup low

     
    President Barack Obama's public approval stood at 69 percent in the days after his inauguration in January, shown above, and reached a new low of 49 percent this week in the Gallup Poll's daily tracking surveys. by Mark Silva Public......
  • Guns, sex and Israel highlight wideranging debate among potential Wexler replacements

     
    Aside from the growing healthcare reform debate (see earlier entry), here are other highlights from the public forum Thursday with five candidates vying to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, in the District 19 congressional race: *The two...
  • Obama: Bankruptcy w/out health reform

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with transcript There is a ''disconnect'' between what the public wants out of health care reform -- lower costs -- and what President Barack Obama wants -- heatlh care coverage for the millions of uninsured......
  • Dueling polls, differing results on Everglades deal

     
    Opponents and supporters of a pending half-billion-dollar Everglades land deal now have dueling poll results to use as ammunition in the political fight over the blockbuster taxpayer-funded transaction. Gov. Charlie Crist proposes paying $536 million to...
  • Obama: Republican, Arab audiences

     
    by Mark Silva In the world of the "post-partisan president,'' President Barack Obama's first trip to Capitol Hill today to press for his economic stimulus is a call on Republicans only. In the world of the "diplomacy first president,'' the......
  • Stimulus: Passed, without Republicans

     
    The House has passed the stimulus, 244-188, with no Republican votes, and eleven Democrats also voting against. Like everyone else, we don't fully understand it yet. As time passes, we do begin to understand that in a "do something" environment......
  • Obama: 'We don't have moment to spare'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning business leaders to the White House this morning to rally support for his $825-billion economic stimulus plan, made a public appeal for rapid congressional approval of the package. "When it comes to...