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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Shameless gall and scapegoating, too

With EPA official’s resignation, Obama can add scapegoating to his resume.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Republicans deserve the blame

We have sandbox elections that turn into playground government, but who’s responsible for this change.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/30/2012

A line for all generations to remember

He promises to kick the debt on to next generation.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Shameless gall is an advantage in politics

Bin Laden accusation, student loan fight are part of his strategy of distraction.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Tyranny and abuse: Your government is NOT here to help

Your government — especially the EPA — hard at work

By Ed Rogers  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Biden had best line of the campaign so far

He lands the best line of the campaign so far.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:09 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The GOP needs unity to gain the majority in the Senate

Our chances for gaining the Senate majority are on the brink of getting worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/26/2012

How should candidates utilize pop culture?

The candidates have a choice to make in how to use pop culture.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Romney's honeymoon period isn't over, but it won't last forever

The hard part will be to make fulfilling news constantly.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/26/2012

5 things to watch for with Romney

He’s poised to have the best months ever in his political career.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gingrich is going to acknowledge the obvious

By Ed Rogers  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Newt Gingrich’s good run

He will probably leave the race with more class than Santorum did.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/25/2012

A better America with Romney?

The real 1 percent Mitt still has to worry about.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama and Romney offer a vivid contrast in style

The aloof professor vs. the can-do business man.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:45 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Campaigns do matter, but so do candidates

A credible, serious alternative to President Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/24/2012

The campaign will make all the difference

Challenging the traditional view of political outcomes.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Peace and prosperity are problems for Obama

The equation shows his lack of leadership.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:14 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Isn't it ironic?

This is not a sign of a healthy democracy.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:13 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/23/2012

The GOP needs to support the core of the conservative caucus

Republicans are wasting resources going after their own.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/23/2012

No room for moderation in the Republican Party

There’s no room for moderates in today’s GOP.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney will be on the ballot in November, not Bush

The White House relies on a stale strategy.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/23/2012

America's stale approach to problem-solving

Three obstacles to novel ideas.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama's policies will never produce healthy economic growth

How the GOP can take advantage of the Democrats’ delusion.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 04/20/2012

A nuanced view on how to fix the economy

As long as we stay binary, our choices will be stale and our economy stagnant.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:07 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/19/2012

We need to demystify the equation for growth

I’m not sure we need any new thinking, we need to return to the old thinking.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Hope for the American dream?

The financial crisis has profoundly altered attitudes about a stronger standard of living.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Voters are pessimistic about their economic futures under Obama

Romney should just stay out of the way.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012

It's the small things

Series of problems could turn off voters.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Obama's carpet-bombing of negative ads is still coming

By Ed Rogers  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/18/2012

A message to Obama's potential donors

What the Obama team needs to tell potential donors

By Carter Eskew  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney should quit trying to connect

Mitt Romney should quit trying to “connect” with voters.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Why hasn’t inequality caught on as an issue?

A potent issue with potential that’s still untapped.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:53 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Obama's oil speculation crackdown is smart

White House shows some action and concern.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Will this election fit into another fractal?

Looking for patterns.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

In a campaign, you can't plan for the unknowns

So far, Romney has handled his matchup with Obama well.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Mitt Romney, behind the curtain, appealing to conservatives and moderates

A way to appeal to both conservatives and moderates.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Let's put the Obama Penalty issue to rest

It’s not about growth. It’s not about closing the deficit.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Today's noteworthy campaign news

Plenty of useful analysis of the 2012 race.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Romney should attack Obama's resentment of the private sector

Romney should expose implications of Buffett Rule.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Who is the real Mitt Romney?

The Obama camp must move now to define him for November.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:11 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Obama has a bad week, Romney is off to a good start

From poor data to gaffes, his campaign is off to a rocky start.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:26 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 04/13/2012

It's going to be a negative election season

Things are getting ugly early.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:35 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Spending is investment, keeping your money is spending

Spending is investment, keeping your money is spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Romneycare turns 6

But its creator won’t claim it.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Fritz Obama

Does he really want to run on a pledge to raise taxes?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Tennessee Republicans throw a wrench

W ill Romney weigh in on state’s creationism law?

By Carter Eskew  |  07:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Obama can’t make this election about the economy

Obama can’t make this election about the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/11/2012

‘Go big’ on the economy, Obama

A timid economic platform won’t win the day.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The four remaining eras in the 2012 campaign

Expect quiet until the conventions start to gear up.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Can our political system fix the economy?

Neither candidate is talking about finding a new catalyst.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Romney should listen to former President Bush — we need 4% Growth

We need 4% growth.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Santorum made the right decision

He now has a stronger position to influence Romney.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Romney’s rich-guy problem

He must keep adjusting his rhetoric to appear more compassionate.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Something to hide?

Could there be a better symbol of the super-rich with something to hide?

By Carter Eskew  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Obama has an advantage in believability

New Post poll shows why the bad economy won’t necessarily be his downfall.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Tax fairness is just another hollow phrase

And for Obama in 2012, it means one thing: tax increases.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012

The general election is on

And the candidates’ strategies are coming out.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Keep an eye on independent voters in 2012

He’s not winning them over as he should, poll finds

By Ed Rogers  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/09/2012

There is still hope

Hard times calls for transcending politics.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/06/2012

The economic indicators that matter most in presidential politics

The economic indicators that matter most in presidential politics.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Let's not talk about the vice president yet

Honestly, the VP selection doesn’t matter much.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012

The president should stay above the fray

The president need not go on the attack.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Obama's Supreme Court comments weren't treasonous, just wrong

The right should let this gaffe go.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  supreme court

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Obama shouldn't be attacking Romney yet

It’s too early in the campaign for him to be this mean.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Get out now, Rick

Why Santorum risks losing his leverage.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:13 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Halftime for Santorum

Santorum is already running for 2016.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Republicans need to move forward with Romney as our nominee

This is the last time I will highlight the Romney-Santorum contest (maybe)

By Ed Rogers  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/04/2012

The most important political event yesterday

The president’s vision for his second term.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012

After Wisconsin primary, Santorum's appeal is exhausted

Soon it’s game-on with Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Bruce Springsteen: Still searching for the truth

Bruce Springsteen’s new album has much to tell us.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Romney needs to reshape his message

Romney needs a carefully thought-out appeal to working women and single women.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Obama overcomes headlines in new poll

Gallup, you are one smart pollster.  At least today.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Santorum answers the question — he's waging a gratuitous fight

He’s not making a contribution to anything Republicans care about.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:16 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Santorum isn't going to leave quietly

Don’t count on a quiet exit.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Obama needs a Supreme Court win on health care

He can’t afford a loss on health care.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Biden is a great political asset

He is becoming an excellent surrogate for the president.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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