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By Carole on Aug 22, 2011
Even the ultra liberal New York Times has admitted the special election to replace disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York) has become "a referendum on the president and his party that is highlighting the surprisingly raw emotions of the electorate." And Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman says the issue defining the contest in New York's District 9 "is the confidence that the electorate has in this district about the national Democratic agenda." That's very good news for Candidate Bob Turner; the Republican in the race.
By Carole on Aug 10, 2011
With less than 5 weeks before the special election to replace disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York), a new poll shows Democrat David Weprin with only a 6 point lead over Republican Bob Turner in a congressional district that has been represented by a Democrat since 1924. One of the reasons for the closer than expected contest: many in the district's large Jewish community believe Mr. Turner would serve them better with regard to American policies on Israel.
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 24, 2010
In the midst of his ethics battle, Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-New York) is apparently so focused on his own troubles that he let the truth slip out about President Barack Obama. Asked about the president's comment that "what [Mr. Rangel] wants is to be able to end his career with dignity," he shot back that it is Mr. Obama's dignity that will need Mr. Rangel's protection.
By Carole on Aug 18, 2010
While the proposed building of a 13-story, $100 million Islamic Center and mosque near New York's Ground Zero has given all political sides plenty of ammunition for their talking points, it also provides opportunities for real leadership. But while a new poll shows New York voters oppose plans to build Cordoba House by a nearly 2-to-1 margin and 68 percent of Americans nationwide feel the same way, President Barack Obama and his supporters continue their attempts to turn the issue into a lecture on constitutionality rather than trying to bring about mutual tolerance.