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The Insiders: January, 2013

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Obama is a drag on GDP

What was happening in the fourth quarter last year? Obama was heading for reelection.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2013

There are second acts in politics

John Kerry’s career may be reaching its finest hour.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Believe in the future again

Doubts about the future have not only lingered, but intensified.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Obama is a downer in the immigration debate

His speech is casting a pall on senators’ bipartisanship mood.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/28/2013

It’s time for a reality check on global warming

Let the Democrats advocate for lifestyle changes, higher costs and higher taxes.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Hillary Clinton’s political stressors

After two decades, some rest is in order.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/25/2013

The effects of climate change have arrived ahead of schedule

By Carter Eskew  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/25/2013

The World Bank should stay out of global warming politics

By Ed Rogers  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Republicans today are held hostage

They need a transformational figure to lead them from the wilderness.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

‘No budget, no pay’ is a powerful bumper sticker.

Call it a gimmick, say it's unconstitutional — but the commonsensical appeal is inescapable.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/23/2013

‘If you can’t win, cheat’

Republican seek to subvert our democracy by tweaking electoral college rules.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/22/2013

A Democratic Ronald Reagan

There are at least two factors suggesting we may live a little longer in the Age of Obama.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 01/22/2013

A president of regulation and litigation

He’s not interested in navigating checks and balances, so what is left to him?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:52 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 01/21/2013

A puzzling speech

Obama’s second inaugural asked as many questions as it answered.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:18 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Our journey is not complete

By Carter Eskew  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Boehner puts Democrats in a box

Good for Boehner, good for Ryan and hats off to the House GOP leadership.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/18/2013

The president may win the war

Forcing Republicans over the political cliff.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Obama has less time than you think

In 18 months, the landscape shifts again.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/16/2013

The president’s announcement was more theatrics than substance

Republicans can’t maintain the position that there is absolutely nothing good that can be done.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Truth and facts about welfare

By Ed Rogers  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Republicans have nobody but themselves to blame

By Carter Eskew  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Jodie and Clint know how to steal a show

Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes reminds us why celebrities deserve some privacy too.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013

The president’s hypocrisy on the debt ceiling

Here’s hoping that Republicans boycott the congressional picnic in response to Obama’s sneering.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/14/2013

The president’s press conference: Stuck in campaign mode

He shows in his press conference how he is stuck in campaign mode.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The paranoia that is central to the gun lobby

The energy against gun control has passed from sportsmen and hunters.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Republicans should not overlook the Lew nomination

Republicans should not miss that this choice for Treasury signals only more of the same from Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Obama's second-term challenge: A lasting legacy

By Ed Rogers  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Where is the Republicans’ compromise?

Before beating up on Democrats for intransigence, Republicans ought to look at recent history.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Gun control: The GOP’s next chance to be called ‘the stupid party’

Republicans must accept that in the face of tragedy, a call for action is rational.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/08/2013

To Democrats, deficits no longer matter

By Ed Rogers  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/08/2013

How not to conduct crisis managements

The Redskins need a press operation as least as competent as the White House’s.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:37 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/07/2013

How Vietnam affected Chuck Hagel

As with McCain, Powell and Kerry, the war changed his worldview.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Elections have consequences

Nominees should face intense questioning, but the president should be able to pick his team.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Senator Cruz offers a frame for Republican Party

By Carter Eskew  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Obama brings America malaise

By Ed Rogers  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Who is having the worst new year so far, Tony Romo or John Boehner?

They are trying to do the right things and being blamed for the mistakes and actions of others.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Remember the economy?

The good news is that we avoided falling off the cliff; the bad news is that the freight train is still coming at us.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Republicans who put principle above country

The courageous Republicans are the ones that stuck by Boehner on the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/02/2013

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and the ‘MAD’ principle

Hovering over all of the discussions was the ultimate deal motivator: fear of not getting one.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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