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Obama gets rave reviews for hurricane response — but he doesn’t get more support

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In interviews conducted last night by Langer Research Associates, 78 percent of those questioned rated the president’s hurricane response as “excellent” or “good.” Just 8 percent called Obama’s actions “fair” or “poor.” Romney, who modified his campaign schedule in response to the natural disaster, generally got good grades, too: 44 percent positive, 21 percent negative, with 35 percent expressing no opinion. [Read More]

National Rifle Association weighs in on U.$. $enate race, against Chris Murphy

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Last week, the Federal Election Commission website indicated that while Republican Linda McMahon was outspending US Rep. Chris Murphy overall by about 4-to-1, including tens of millions of dollars in her WWE fortune, Murphy was ahead in so-called independent expenditures, where he had about $7 million in support compared to McMahon’s $720,000. Well, the total […] [Read More]

In Connecticut it’s called a scrum, but on Air Force One, it’s a gaggle (of skeptical reporters)

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Here’s the transcript from the White House Press Office, of the availability of Obama spokesman Jay Carney, with reporters on Air Force One, as the president flew to New Jersey. He was welcomed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, but rejected by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. At least one reporter questioned the president’s motives, less than […] [Read More]

Chris Christie tells FOX that relief efforts in NJ are “much bigger than presidential politics”

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“I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the Northern parts of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.” [Read More]

Obama’s Secretary of Business pander panned

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Even HuffPo is taking notice of President Obama’s plan to create a “Department of Business.”
What that the new agency would leave for the Department of Commerce remains unclear. Obama said the new cabinet agency would reduce redundancies in gove… [Read More]

Chrysler, GM say new Romney ad flat out wrong

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We know that the Romney campaign disdains fact-checkers — they said so — but now their blatantly false ad about the auto industry that’s blanketing the Ohio airwaves is being called out by automaker executives. The Romney ad says: “Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000 American jobs, but they are planning to double the number [...] [Read More]

Cuomo: ‘Climate change is a reality…we are vulnerable’

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his suggestion Tuesday that climate change is responsible for the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, and said there should be more conversation about “a systemic solution long-term, because this is really a long-term issue.” “It’s a longer conversation, but I think part of learning from this is the recognition [...] [Read More]

Michael ‘Heckuva Job’ Brown asks why Obama responded ‘so quickly’ to Sandy

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The former director of Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael Brown, has stepped forward on Monday to criticize President Obama’s handling of the current natural disaster. [Read More]

NBC Anchor Brian Williams comments on flood of McMahon ads during Sandy

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The rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy were blowing outside in recent days while households were experiencing a flood of campaign advertising inside. Connecticut households with power before, during and after Sandy may have noticed that while the storm has impacted campaign activities and appearances, there was no impact on the commercials. In fact on […] [Read More]
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ATR: Storm-themed anti-Obama mailer was produced in September

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John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform: “We’re circulating no such flyer. ATR sent out a mail piece opposing President Obama’s policies using a storm analogy way back in September. Sounds like someone is being dishonest.” [Read More]