By Carole on Sep 6, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry provided a glimpse of the kind of president he might be when he skipped the chance to participate in a nationally televised political forum to do his job. Mr. Perry was slated to appear with other GOP presidential contenders at Senator Jim DeMint's (R-South Carolina) Palmetto Freedom Forum on Labor Day, but instead he rushed back to work as a roaring wildfire raced across Central Texas.
By Carole on Sep 21, 2010
The White House has announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be fundraising and campaigning for Democratic candidates in at least nine states during the month of October. But will it matter to voters which Obama is at the podium? While Mrs. Obama's approval rating is slightly higher than her husband's, she's at just 50% and trending downward due to her own actions and her association with an increasingly unpopular president.
By Carole on Aug 3, 2010
It's official. The 77 year old magazine Newsweek will remain safely in politically liberal hands. The Washington Post Company put the financially failing periodical up for sale in May, declined two offers from potential buyers deemed politically incompatible in June and has now agreed to sell to Sidney Harman, the 91-year-old founder of a stereo equipment company who just happens to be married to US Representative Jane Harman (D-California).
By Carole on Jul 13, 2010
If the midterm elections were held today, Republican Meg Whitman would be the next Governor of California and Republican Carly Fiorina would be the state's next senator. According to a new CBS poll, Ms. Fiorina leads incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) by a slim but measurable two point margin and Ms. Whitman's lead over State Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) has grown to seven points with 46% of likely voters supporting her and only 39% supporting Mr. Brown. (source)
By Carole on Jul 8, 2010
According to the latest poll, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is in a statistical dead heat (47%-44%) against her Republican challenger, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The poll of likely voters also found Ms. Boxer's job approval rating dipping to its lowest level of her Senate career with 48 percent disapproving and 42 percent approving of her performance. (source)