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Posted on Sep 19 2011 - 8:15pm by Nikky Raney
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Tweet Follow me President Barack Obama has laid out a new deficit plan earlier today, Monday, September 19. The New York Times reports: “The president proposed raising taxes by $1.5 trillion, mostly on the wealthy, while making only modest cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, and walling off Social Security from any changes. The plan also would reduce military spending by more than $1 trillion.” And in another New York Times article: ““I will not support any plan that puts all the burden for closing...

Tweet Follow me Not in 2012. The debate last night showed there’s still room for national-caliber candidates, which is probably why Ambassador Huntsman is set to jump in. While Huntsman comes as no surprise to pundits, he needs the national exposure now if he’s to have name recognition to run for 2016. And that’s what last night was all about, because unseating an incumbent President in a bid for a second term is harder than it may seem. Just look at the previous administration. All but two of last...

Tweet Follow me The activist Professor Cornel West has goals and agendas that are, at best, only partially apparent to the rest of us despite his academic prominence and countless interviews; it’s reasonable to assume that his priorities and tactics fluctuate dynamically.   Editor, journalist, entrepreneur, political consultant, photographer, and former Congressional Campaign Manager, Thomas Hayes I’ve been a little startled by the recent tactical “turn” and troubled, frankly, by certain...

Tweet Follow me Attorney Burton Odelson, a veteran at helping political candidates get their paperwork in order, said it’s significant that Republican Joe Walsh failed to file the required personal financial disclosure report with the FEC before the Illinois primary.  Traditionally it’s filed almost immediately, but candidates can file up to 30 days after the first quarter in which they have $5,000 of fund-raising activity, or at least 30 days before an election (including primaries.) Now others...