Friday, August 13, 2010
CARTOON BY CKELLEY, The Times Picayune
For the full story from the Missouri Political News Service, click here.
Here's an excerpt:
"...The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll again shows more disapprove of President Obama’s job than approve and that a large majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. But it’s the president’s approval ratings on key issues that really tell the tale today.
In a Gallup release yesterday, of 13 issues the organization polled on recently, it found more disapprove than approve of the President’s handling of 9 of them. And majorities disapprove of how President Obama is handling taxes, health care policy, the economy, the situation in Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan, the federal budget deficit, immigration, and even the environment..."
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Photo: Chris Battle
This is a fascinating and entertaining story by Chris Battle in U.S. News, Politics and Policy, published August 10, 2010. In this article, Battle imagines what a strategy meeting might be like with these Democrat leaders assembled in one room: Obama,Emanuel, Axelrod, Gibbs, Pelosi, Reid, and GM CEO Edward Whitacre.
For the full story, click here.
Here's an exerpt:
"...One can only imagine the political theater occurring in the White House as Democratic leaders try to map a winning political formula for the midterm elections:
President Obama, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Adviser David Axelrod, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, and GM CEO Edward Whitacre gather in the Oval Office. Obama in shirtsleeves with his feet up, tie loose. The rest sit stiffly in chairs.
Obama (sighing): “Tell me again why Ed Whitacre is here?”
Emanuel: “He reports to you as much as any of the rest of us, sir. We own the [expletive].”
Axelrod: “We’ve got to pull a Clinton, show the American people that we feel their pain. GM’s our ticket.”
Emanuel: “What the [expletive] does that [expletive] mean?”
Reid: “It means, have you seen the unemployment rate in Nevada? It means, have you noticed that I’m about to lose my job to a right-wing crackpot?”
Axelrod: “We’ve got to show that the billions and billions--”
Pelosi (clapping her hands): “And billions and billions!”
Axelrod: “--we’re spending is actually doing something to turn the economy around.”
There's much, much more. Enjoy this great read by Chris Battle.
Chris Battle is a partner at Adfero Group, a public relations firm in Washington, DC. He is also the editor of Security Debrief, a blog focused on homeland and national security issues. Previously, Battle served as chief of staff at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and director of congressional and public affairs for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to that, he was a staffer on Capitol Hill, managed political campaigns, and worked as a political and editorial writer at daily newspapers.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Claire McCaskill at Concordia Town Hall in Lafayette County: "I noticed the healthcare vote in Missouri and know I may go home over this vote."
Photo by primebuzz.kcstar.com
Prime Buzz, Kansas City Star
"At a relatively civil town hall meeting this morning in Concordia, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill defended the nation’s new health care law — but said she “noticed” the Proposition C vote in her state and “I know I may go home over this vote.
About 75 people listened in the gym at the Concordia Community Center. Some were upset — “Why do you vote for those things that kill America’s freedom,” one asked — but she also got some applause when she defended her decision on health care reform...
To see the full story, click here.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010
Volunteers Walk With Harold Hoflander, candidate for Presiding Commissioner, at Odessa Puddle Jumper Days Parade
The Odessa parade was the 4th of 9 countywide parades to be held this summer and fall. Lafayette County loves parades!
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