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Advice to Democrats: Don’t Say ‘Recovery’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser.

So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face.” 568 more words

Politics

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser.

So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face.” 568 more words

National

On eve of Tea Party scandal, IRS discussed criminal probes

The very day before IRS official Lois Lerner made her fateful apology for the targeting of Tea Party groups last year, the IRS and the Justice Department were in early talks to investigate tax-exempt political groups for possible fraud. 582 more words

Campaign Finance

Code Words and Other Republican Tactics

The Republicans have recently unleashed an all out assault on President Obama and Attorney General Holder, accusing them of racism for having had the audacity to accuse the Republican of whining and sniveling about various and sundry perceived failings of Obama and Holder. 617 more words

Current Events

Karl Rove-Backed Super PAC Raised More Than $5 Million Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday. 581 more words

News

Don't Fall for the Big 'Fix'

Regular Right Guy is off today. This is what the RG looks like when he’s off.

Off. Kicked back. Not thinkin’ of nothin’. Vegged.

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RINO-Plasty

Kenney’s Lecture About “The Other” Comes Back to Haunt the RPV, Including Gillespie

“And he should not do what Gov. Rick Perry did when he was attacked over supporting a piece of legislation that allowed children of illegal aliens to attend schools paying in-state Texas residency at our colleges and universities, which was to question the motivation of his policy opponents, he called them ‘heartless.’ Gov.

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