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The Insiders: June, 2012

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/29/2012

The political battlegrounds are drawn

By Carter Eskew  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Republicans: Reloaded with more powder

By Ed Rogers  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Not so fast, not so furious

Is the reported story actually incorrect?

By Carter Eskew  |  04:39 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Obama won ugly and only temporarily

There was never a debate about whether Americans wanted new taxes to support government-required health insurance.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Supreme Court decision gives new life to President Obama

His namesake health-care plan will help his reelection and his legacy.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Tomorrow's decision is all about the president

The political consequences of the Obamacare ruling.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:07 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Deficit woes and healthcare worries

We are drowning in debt, and it’s not sustainable.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Ms. Rice and I agree on one thing

By Carter Eskew  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Urgent: Expose the bigger lies closer to the president!

We need to get to the bottom of the national security leaks.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:56 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Darkest before the dawn

Push for campaign finance reform will come return.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Obama has gained a little momentum back

Small wins while we wait for the Supreme Court.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Between the GOP and Hispanic voters, bad gets worse

Moving forward after the Arizona ruling.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Today's ominous Supreme Court decision

The heart of Arizona’s immigration bill — call it the "mandate" of the law — was preserved.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012

The president’s win-win strategy to ignore the Constitution

Obama is becoming the fourth branch of government.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 06/25/2012

The original sin of the Obama administration

It isn’t health-care reform. . .

By Carter Eskew  |  09:50 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 06/25/2012

President Obama: Still unprepared and ego-driven

From health care to contributions, the president falls short.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:13 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/22/2012

The media can help save campaigns

Deep enterprise stories would help overcome superficial candidate debates.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Romney and Obama should lead campaign event reform

Let’s break the mold on campaign rallies.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/21/2012

What sales of new Obama biographies tell us

What do sales by Edward Klein and David Maraniss tell us?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2012

A sign of strength

Pick an issue: Obama has been a centrist.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Payback is not good politics

Holder vote reveals the worst political move Republicans can make.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/20/2012

The problem is Obama

If the Dems don’t recognize this, they will lose.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Republicans' excessive partisanship is a turn-off

I have a hard time excusing excessive Republicans.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 06/20/2012

The strategy behind the vetting process

By Carter Eskew  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Attack the ignorant voters!

The left begins to rationalize an Obama defeat.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Can technology win the campaign for Obama?

Data mining allows the campaign to maximize its targeting.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:07 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Voters’ turn against Obama isn’t complicated

By Ed Rogers  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Republicans’ one goal

And they will sacrifice everything to meet it.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/19/2012

The real Romney is hidden no more

The base is flocking to his side.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012

A theme song for western democracies

The problems facing Europe — and the U.S. — transcend the politics of the people who are elected.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Time for Romney to talk about immigration

He can’t risk Hispanics seeing him as the enemy.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Weak performance from Romney on Sunday

You could see the gears grinding over immigration.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Obama lost the Sunday news show cycle

Plouffe offered nothing but bombastic charges.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/15/2012

The president flouts the law

His gall on immunity for illegal immigrants is a little frightening.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Gap between expectations and performance

Voters’ lack of confidence is most ominous for Obama.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Celebrity envy, John Edwards: There’s a lot to consider

The week in review.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Obama's complex economic message

Today’s speech shows just how hard is the president's path to victory.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:34 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/14/2012

The president's speech to nowhere

To quickly summarize: President Obama is for everything good for America and he is against everything bad.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Is cyber ‘Obama-land’ out of sync?

It seems more 2008 than 2012.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Obama needs to end his slide. Today's speech is important.

He needs to be specific and gaffe-free.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Smart proposal Obama should consider

Making the Republicans an offer they can’t refuce.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Don’t think you need to tell the White House the truth

Don’t think you need to tell the White House what is going on.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/13/2012

The stakes just got higher

The Obama camp is doubling down.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Obama, his message and the 2012 battlefield are getting smaller

The race could hinge on six states.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Obama White House leaks and echoes of Watergate

The adminstration is facing a problem that will not go away.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Vanishing wealth and rising anger

The Fed’s report hints at volatility for our politics.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Maybe Obama needs to hide

Misfortune and missteps are hounding the president.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Is there a method to Jeb Bush and Bill Clinton’s madness?

Behind their off-message remarks.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Teresa Sullivan’s resignation: How should universities adapt to the modern world

A university president’s resignation marks a significant moment.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012

The key difference between 2008 and 2012

Obama’s campaign needs to carry him.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Let's have an election about whether or not government is the solution

5 questions to consider

By Ed Rogers  |  08:34 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/08/2012

‘Uhhh,’ the president’s ‘uhhh’ press conference was ‘uhhh’ terrible

By Ed Rogers  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Obama's news conference underwhelming

The president seemed removed from his own ideas on the economy.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Friday news roundup

By Carter Eskew  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Romney, be prepared for the Obama comeback

It is way too early to think that the campaign trajectory is set.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Obama and Romney's contrasting economic policy views

A vivid illustration of the divide in two op-eds.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Smart policy fix

By Carter Eskew  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/07/2012

There are many possible motivations for leaking intelligence

Potential sources may exist well beyond the White House.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Stuxnet, a worm infecting the Obama campaign

A summer scandal may be settling in.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:39 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Advice from Dr. Atul Gawande

Advice from Dr. Atul Gawande

By Carter Eskew  |  05:29 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Democrats need to be honest about the Wisconsin results

By Ed Rogers  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2012

In defense of David Axelrod

By Carter Eskew  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Big win for the GOP, but Obama is still the favorite

By Ed Rogers  |  10:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Obama wise to keep distance from Wisconsin

The president will minimize his time in the orphanage.

By Carter Eskew  |  06:33 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Clinton back on message

He gives the Obama campaign a make-good.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Coming soon to a race near you

GOP money swamping Democrats.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012

In praise of Gov. Scott Walker

The Republican leader has taught good lessons about staying committed to what you know is right

By Ed Rogers  |  07:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 06/04/2012

The presidential debates can increase candidate accountability

Let some real, experienced pros probe the candidates.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Crafting a constructive debate season

By Carter Eskew  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Obama faces a confidence crisis

He needs point out the areas where the economy is improving.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 06/04/2012

For Obama, investing=spending=buying votes

The president’s strategy is just old-fashioned out-promising the other side

By Ed Rogers  |  07:24 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/01/2012

The referendum on Obama is coming

The president can’t say things are getting better; he’ll be ridiculed.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Economy reaching danger zone

Obama needs a new campaign strategy.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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