Obama Talking Point Number Two — Medicare

Let’s get back to President Obama’s ‘Secretary of Explaining Stuff.’ Romney and Ryan have repeatedly accused the President of robbing Medicare of $716 billion. Here’s how President Clinton framed the response at the DNC convention in Charlotte. Here’s what really happened. There were no cuts to benefits at all. None. What the president did was […]

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Hillary and The Arms Industry

Ian has this article, on concerns about Clinton’s donations from big arms manufacturers — and, in particular, the money she’ taken from Textron: Last October, in an examination of campaign contributions in 2007 from employees of major defense industry contractors, Thomas B. Edsall wrote on the Huffington Post that “Senator Clinton took $52,600, more than

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‘The Democrats’ Class War’

David Sirota has a dead-on deconstruction of the awkward class dynamic that’s evolved on the Democratic side of the presidential race: And so, as Marable says, Obama’s pitch includes “no mention of the class struggle or class conflict.” It is “hope” instead of an economic case, bromide instead of critique. The result is an oxymoronic

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Clinton’s anti-Edwards robo-call

She waited til the morning-of, out of fear of coming in third. An excerpt, courtesy of ABC’s Raelyn Johnson: “Hello, This is the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. Before you vote on Saturday, you should know that John Edwards voted for permanent trade relations with China. That’s right, John Edwards voted for the bill that

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Obama and Edwards, sitting in a tree

I posted last week about the possibility of candidates teaming up to beat Clinton in Iowa. So this statement by Edwards (now a few weeks old) caught my eye today: “The differences between Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) and myself are much more dramatic than the differences between Sen. Obama and myself,” Edwards told reporters after receiving

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