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Think Tanked: August, 2012

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Todd Akin and his cause, Mitt Romney’s ‘pugnacious’ policies, Ann Romney and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Todd Akin and his cause, Mitt Romney’s ‘pugnacious’ policies and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012

GOP convention to be covered by Heritage Foundation intern for CNN

A summer intern at the Heritage Foundation will cover the GOP convention for CNN.

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Mitt Romney’s low profile before GOP convention, Romney’s birth certificate joke and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney’s low profile before GOP convention, Romney’s birth certificate joke and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 08/27/2012

GOP convention as scripted spectacle, Mitt Romney’s Michigan hopes and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: GOP convention as scripted spectacle, Mitt Romney’s Michigan hopes and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:27 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/25/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/26/12): Mitt Romney, GOP Convention, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Mitt Romney and the Republican National Convention are the focus of this week’s shows, including an interview with the GOP candidate on Fox News Sunday.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Todd Akin and GOP hopes in 2012, our political dysfunction and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Todd Akin and GOP hopes in 2012, our political dysfunction and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Paul Ryan and the rise of ‘Ryanism’

For some, Paul Ryan’s plan is so visionary, so comprehensive and so broadly embraceable, that he is now deified with the term “Ryanism.”

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Paul Ryan’s extremism or pragmatism? Romney, Ryan and wealth and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Paul Ryan’s extremism or pragmatism? Romney, Ryan and wealth and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Todd Akin’s absence and vigilance, the cost of Yoder’s Sea of Galilee skinny-dipping and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Todd Akin’s absence and vigilance, the cost of Yoder’s Sea of Galilee skinny-dipping and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/18/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/19/12): 2012 campaigns, Rick Santorum, Rudy Giuliani, Gail Sheehy, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Rick Santorum, Rudy Giuliani and others weigh in on campaign tone; also, is the U.S. headed toward bankruptcy?

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/13/2012

The Paul Ryan factor in Romney’s campaign, Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan 60 Minutes interview and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: The Paul Ryan factor in Romney’s campaign, Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan 60 Minutes interview and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/12/12): Mitt Romney’s VP pick, Paul Ryan, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

All eyes are on Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate and how that plays into the overall calculus of the 2012 election.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Romney vs. Obama campaign ads, comparative class warfare and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Romney vs. Obama campaign ads, comparative class warfare and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Don’t overdramatize sequestration, says Cato

The Cato Institute says that all the reasons for panic over sequestration are just wrong.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Chris Christie back in as a Romney VP pick? Helpful gaffes from Mitt Romney and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Chris Christie as Romney a VP pick? Helpful gaffes from Mitt Romney and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Is Harry Reid a ‘dirty liar?’ Ted Cruz and Antoine Dodson and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Harry Reid a ‘dirty liar?’ Ted Cruz and Antoine Dodson and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Q&A with Rand Corp.’s Michael D. Rich: 2012 elections, Syria and toxicity in Washington

Rand’s Michael Rich in his first year as president talks about the think tank’s success, Syria and toxicity in Washington.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:45 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/5/12): 2012 elections, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

It’s campaign central on the Sunday talk shows with appearances from Priebus, Wasserman Shultz, Axelrod and Gibbs.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Romney’s campaign and the spectre of Bush, Professor Schwarzenegger and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Romney’s campaign and the spectre of Bush, Professor Schwarzenegger and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newest career: professor and think tanker

The former Calif. governor, actor, and body builder co-founds a think tank and becomes a professor at USC.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2012

No successor to Syria’s Assad in sight, America’s ailing economy and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: No successor to Syria’s Assad in sight, America’s ailing economy and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mitt Romney’s campaign and the political utility of think tanks

The Romney campaign has denounced a report from the Tax Policy Center as ‘liberal,’ but it’s the same think tank they cited as ‘objective’ when they went after Perry.

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

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/01/2012

The London Olympic Games and the cost to small businesses and taxpayers

In an era of global fiscal uncertainty, is it responsible for any city to host the Olympic Games?

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Mitt Romney and culture truisms, the U.S. economy’s slow growth and potential backslide [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney and culture truisms, the U.S. economy’s slow growth and potential backslide.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Romney needs a VP like Dick Cheney and Paul Ryan fits the bill, says Marc Thiessen

One former Bush official says what Romney needs as a running mate is somebody just like Dick Cheney, and Paul Ryan is just the guy he’s looking for.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:16 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Fiscal cliff: Go over it and add stimulus, says Brookings’ William Gale

Going over the fiscal cliff plus adding stimulus to the picture just might put the economy back on track, argues the Brookings Institution’s William Gale.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Mitt Romney and gaffe management, Romney’s financial mysteries and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney and gaffe management, Romney’s financial mysteries and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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