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Obama’s campaign needs a turnaround artist

Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:23 am   /   Elections, Politics

President Obama’s campaign has been stumbling in the polls.  The gap is closing between Mr. Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney, in almost every swing state. Which raises the question:  Mitt Romney is running for President as a successful former CEO, who was in the business of turning failed enterprises around.  He is someone who […]

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Regulations cost American manufacturing $500 million per year

Posted: August 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm   /   Elections, Politics

From Bloomberg: Regulations on U.S. manufacturing may reduce output by as much as $500 billion this year, according to an industry-sponsored study that cast doubts on President Barack Obama’s efforts to trim red tape in the federal government. The Obama administration has established an average of 72 regulations on manufacturers annually, an increase from the […]

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It’s Time for a Change in Arizona Politics

Posted: August 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Bob Worsley is a good man who has agreed to run for the Arizona State Senate from new District 25.  We have met him, talked to him, questioned him and are impressed with his vision, his values, and his abilities. He is a businessman, not a career government employee or long-time politician. Bob is a […]

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Paul Ryan campaigns with his mom in Florida

Posted: August 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Congressman Paul Ryan, while campaigning for Vice President over the weekend, took the fight for fiscal reform to the nation’s largest retirement community.  He seemed to get quite a bit of favorable press from the local media for being willing to engage instead of shying away from the battle.  The Orlando Sentinel described the resulting […]

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Unemployment rates rise in 44 states

Posted: August 18, 2012 at 5:03 am   /   Elections, Politics

“We tried our plan, and it worked!” — President Obama Well, maybe.  Then why another Friday data dump from the Department of Labor with the latest state-level unemployment stats?  If it’s working, in an election year one would almost expect a press conference trumpeting the success of the economy on a Monday morning when the […]

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Stimulus-funded electric car battery maker bailed out by Chinese company

Posted: August 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Citing weak demand for electric cars in the United States, A123 Systems, a manufacturer of high-capacity lithium ion batteries, is seeking a bailout from a Chinese company.  A123 has very little cash on hand, as its sales have fallen 50% from a year ago.  It would be bankrupt within a matter of weeks without the […]

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Stimulus creates jobs . . . overseas

Posted: August 14, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   Elections, Politics

Another in a series of ads running in battleground states . . . Obama’s relentless assault on Romney in swing states has managed to move the polls . . . a little. At the same time, a barrage of outside-group ads have put Obama underwater on the economy and job approval in those same states, […]

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Obama’s 4.5 million jobs claim is a falsehood

Posted: August 14, 2012 at 8:00 am   /   Politics

Obama is now claiming that he has created 4.5 million new jobs, a claim that is deeply “misleading” at best. (We’re trained not to use the word “lie” when writing about politicians.) John Lott handles this fallacious claim with a series of hard facts in President Obama, and the Myth About 4.5 Million New Jobs. Population […]

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“It wasn’t supposed to be this way”

Posted: August 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Another in a series of ads running in battleground states . . . Obama’s relentless assault on Romney in swing states has managed to move the polls . . . a little. At the same time, a barrage of outside-group ads have put Obama underwater on the economy and job approval in those same states, […]

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