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The Insiders: March, 2012

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012

The dormant Republican establishment is rising

The establishment makes its voices heard.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Obama is showing signs of weakening

He hasn’t fared well in March.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Democrats up for reelection won't support Obamacare II

Nobody is going to want to support anything before the election.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Republicans too harsh on Mr. Verrilli

Can't we forgive his nervousness in the court?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

What the Supreme Court decision could mean for the elections

The Supreme Court could decide his fate.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Unintended consequences of overturning the health-care law

The unintended consequences.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/28/2012

A tale of two budgets

Democrats lean towards class warfare with their budget.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/28/2012

A legislative president

Obama may be changing his leadership style.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The human factor in the Obamacare debate

Don’t forget the justices’ personal feelings.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Romney needs to learn from his negatives

What one poll is tellling him.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:10 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Regulating carbon won't help anything

EPA regulations will have zero effect on achieving the climate that Democrats want us to have.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/27/2012

A debate better than polar bears

Republicans and coal-state Democrats will howl over carbon curbs.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Running for president is an audition for the presidency

This is no way to behave.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Gap in presidential communications exposed

There’s a gap in presidential communications.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Santorum is revealing a dark side

Ultimately, the campaigns do reflect the personality of the candidate.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Can it get any worse?

Santorum’s latest ad is an outrage.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Obama and Santorum have campaign decisions to make

Where to go next with their campaigns.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Can polar bears put climate change back on the agenda?

Can polar bears put climate change back on the agenda?

By Carter Eskew  |  08:06 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Romney's slip, not slide

He slowly grinds his way to the top.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The top five issues voters care about

What voters care most about.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Fact: Obama is failing on energy and healthcare

I hope he keeps talking about his record.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Politicians need an Eric Fehrnstrom

Candidates need a pit bull to run interference.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/22/2012

What Rep. Paul Ryan and Roger Goodell have in common

They stepped up to their responsibilities.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Enthusiasm gap apparent once again

His campaign site outshines that of his rivals.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:15 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Flat speeches from the GOP

After the Illinois primary, a unexciting response.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/21/2012

What will Rick do?

The calls to exit are getting louder.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Illinois voters picked the economy

Maybe the Republican rank-and-file are keeping their collective eye on the ball.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:46 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/20/2012

A Republican divide with consequences

Will Mitt Romney ever manage to unite the party?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

In Illinois, will voters choose social issues or the economy?

In Illinois, voters will choose.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Santorum is barely holding on

The campaign is wearing on him, and it shows.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/19/2012

A moral outrage

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are a public afterthought.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

How can we keep voters’ attention?

Let’s move from Seamus to the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 03/18/2012

A trio of the apocalypse

Santorum as attorney general, Bolton as secretary of state and Gingrich as ambassador to the U.N.?

By Carter Eskew  |  09:18 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Social issues could burn the GOP

We have done some real damage.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

The gender gap is back

Social issues are leading women to lean Democratic.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Is the glass half empty?

It is not the American way to be pessimistic.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Long road ahead

Settle in for a brutish fall campaign.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Republicans are in a war of attrition

And Obama’s the only winner.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Presidents’ ratings decrease as gas prices increase

It’s gas prices.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:16 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Romney still leads Santorum in popular votes

By Ed Rogers  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/14/2012

The morning after

What should Mitt Romney do now?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Mitt Romney’s long slog

A possible scenario.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:19 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Is Mitt Romney still inevitable?

It’s not over until it’s over.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:52 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Obama’s tricky course in Afghanistan

Staying the course will be trickier than ever.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Can Romney break through?

He still has a chance in Dixie.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 03/13/2012

It'll be a late night for Alabama and Mississippi

Who will emerge the victor in today’s primaries?

By Ed Rogers  |  07:33 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/12/2012

High gas prices will work against Obama

His slipping poll numbers are due in no small part to his handling of oil prices.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/12/2012

A season of humdrum primary advertising

It comes not from an American but from Vladi­mir Putin.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Keep an eye on the White House

The White House formulates a campaign strategy.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

A bold Republican economic message

By Ed Rogers  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Alabama and Mississippi governors endorse Romney

What’s going on?

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

The highest monthly budget deficit ever

Speaking of issues that will work against President Obama in November...

By Ed Rogers  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/08/2012

The Obama campaign’s ad: Another hit for Davis Guggenheim?

these kinds of films can really move people.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Can Romney really win?

It’s not just about delegate math.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/08/2012

This is the Republicans’ darkest hour

Our candidates look weak, and our campaign is a farce.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Romney's primaries won't get easier

 It’s arguable what percentage of Gingrich votes Rick Santorum would get, but it is common-sensical that most of those votes are far to the right of where Mitt Romney is perceived to be.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2012

What will Shelly do?

Will Gingrich’s benefactor continue to underwrite the campaign?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Rough night for the weak GOP front-runner

The Obama campaign will look back on Super Tuesday as a high point.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:35 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Super Tuesday: Romney still has to wait

Romney may have to wait until June.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:07 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Obama is looking like a president

The swagger is back.

By Carter Eskew  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Inside Rick Santorum's head

Imagine his inner thoughts as he faces tonight’s showdown.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

The candidates need neuralyzers

Bring on the neuralyzers.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Top 10 events that could derail Obama’s improving chances for reelection

The top 10 events.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Super Tuesday: The end of a chapter, not of the story

The results will tell us much but won’t decide things.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Republican leaders throw support to Romney

By Carter Eskew  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012

A Super Tuesday reality check

By Ed Rogers  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/04/2012

The most important position in a Republican presidential campaign

Every Republican campaigns’ most important person.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/02/2012

What’s your debt burden?

What it would take to pay off America’s $15 trillion debt.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Robert Bork’s America seen in Blunt amendment

We may be close to living in it.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:13 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Obama's failed energy policies

The president’s missteps on energy policy seem to have no end.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Republicans' new willingness to compromise

Are Republicans becoming the party of maybe?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Farewell, Sen. Snowe

Why are some of our best legislators leaving?

By Carter Eskew  |  07:22 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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