Archive for August 14, 2011

Debunking the "New Deal Failed" Myth The Election of Barack Obama gave new life to the GOP's 70-year campaign to discredit the New Deal.  As in other areas, such as the recent denial that 9/11 even happened on President Bush's watch so as to claim no terrorist attacks during his administration, facts need not get in the way of a good talking point. Below are a few bullet points to address some of the most common arguments, along with a few charts on point. (1) FDR CAUSED THE GREAT D … Read More

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(CNN) – Three GOP presidential candidates will appear Sunday evening at an event in Iowa dubbed a “showdown at the OK corral” by Rep. Steve King. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, still coasting from her win at the straw poll in Ames, will speak at the Republicans of Black Hawk County Lincoln Day Dinner. It’s familiar territory for the three-term congresswoman who hosted a reception at the same venue in her hometown of Waterloo on the day before s … Read More

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Washington (CNN) – Barack Obama's base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll. Seven in 10 Democrats say they'd like to see Obama as their party's presidential nominee next year. Full results (pdf) That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama's re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June. Despite the decline, history is on Obama's side. "In 1994, only 57% of Democrats wanted t … Read More

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