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A Rising Stock Market in 2012 Could Reelect Obama - and Christie

 

A Rising Stock Market in 2012 Could Reelect Obama - and Christie   I am a diligent student of economics, but not an expert.  Currently, I am reading a growing number of predictions for a rising American stock market in 2012: however, I am in no position to pass judgement as to their likelihood.

 

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In 2012, Barack Obama will replace Joe Biden with Kay Hagan as his running mate

In 2012, Barack Obama will replace Joe Biden with Kay Hagan as his running mate    Prediction:  In early 2012, President Barack Obama will announce that if he is reelected, he will appoint Vice President Joe Biden to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

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Unless Christie’s Pension Reforms are Enacted in 2011, New Jersey Faces Pension Fund Bankruptcy in 2018

Unless Christie’s Pension Reforms are Enacted in 2011, New Jersey Faces Pension Fund Bankruptcy in 2018    In 2010, Governor Chris Christie confronted New Jersey’s crisis of affordability by successfully enacting a strengthened property tax cap and a budget with no tax increases.  The Christie initiatives were necessary to begin reducing the tax burden on middle class New Jerseyans, a burden contributing to increasing personal bankruptcy in the Garden State.

 

 

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By Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Enhances His Reelection Prospects

By Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Enhances His Reelection Prospects    I have been a vigorous critic of President Barack Obama’s economic, health care, and foreign policies, and I anticipate that I will continue to be.  In agreeing with Republican Congressional leadership, however, to extend the Bush income tax cuts to 2011 and 2012, the President appears to have pulled off a political masterstroke.

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Can the Republicans Win Control of the U.S. Senate in 2010 ?

Can the Republicans Win Control of the U.S. Senate in 2010 ?    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) serves as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  When asked in July, 2010 if the Republicans could win control of the U.S. Senate in 2010, he responded in the negative, stating “I think it’s going to be a two-cycle process.”

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Hillary versus Barack in 2012?

Hillary versus Barack in 2012?  Stop laughing.  I’m not predicting this, but it is within the realm of possibility.

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Obama to discuss small biz tax breaks

President Obama will discuss tax breaks for small businesses on his trip to New Jersey tomorrow.

According to a report in The Star Ledger, Obama will head to a local Edison sub shop to talk about loans and tax incentives for small businesses that are working their way through Congress. 

While both of the state's Democratic Senators reportedly plan to attend, it's unclear if Republican Chris Christie will be on hand.  A spokesman told PolitickerNJ that Christie "will attend if he is invited. That has not yet been confirmed."

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Opposition to Value Added Tax, Not ObamaCare, is Best N.J. GOP Congressional Election Issue

Opposition to Value Added Tax, Not ObamaCare, is Best N.J. GOP Congressional Election Issue  The conventional wisdom of national Republican strategists is that ObamaCare, the health care reform package passed by the Democratic Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is the key issue for Republican victory in the races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this November. I disagree.

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The Best Campaign Finance Reform – No Limitations, but Full Disclosure

The Best Campaign Finance Reform – No Limitations, but Full Disclosure

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Christie Can Succeed Where Obama is Failing

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Chris Christie will be inaugurated as New Jersey’s Governor.  That evening, it is highly likely that Scott Brown will be elected as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.  While these two events are coincidental in timing, they are not unrelated.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: August 21st

'We believe in redemption': Roque heads into 2015 with full backing of the HCDO WEST NEW YORK – When local pain specialist Dr. Felix Roque delivered U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) from discomfort and restored him to the golf course, the congressman in return indulged the political fancies of...

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Five ideas for strengthening the state's political parties

By Jeff Brindle An August 15, 2014 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler reaffirmed the place of political parties in the State’s electoral system. By rejecting arguments that unaffiliated voters should have a right to vote in... Read More >

Contributors

(8-20-14) Can You Take the ‘Partisan’ out of ‘Partisan Politics’? - Redistricting will not take place for another seven years. Yet the debate has already... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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"I think he was an army general, what was he?" - state Sen. Nick Sacco (D-32)

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