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Obama’s Strategy at Odds With His Message

President Obama’s reelection is in trouble because of the nation’s troubled economy, but he’s been exacerbating his problems by running a populist campaign at odds with the electoral strategy his advisers have laid out. Not only is his new rhetoric chastising the wealthy to pay their fair share at odds with the president’s well-crafted image of being a post-partisan uniter, but it risks alienating the white-collar professionals that have become an increasingly important part of a winning Democratic coalition.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:40am

Sources: Cantor Launching Super PAC To Position for VP

A top staffer to Eric Cantor is leaving the House majority leader's office to launch a Super PAC aimed at raising Cantor's national profile, sources told Influence Alley.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:40am

GOP Moneyman Says He'll Back Romney, But Prefers Some Democrats Not Running

Republican moneyman Kenneth Langone, the leading force behind a failed effort to recruit New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the presidential campaign, said Tuesday he is now supporting Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential primary race, but wistfully opined that he preferred some Democrats who are not in the contest for the White House.
 

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:40am

Student Protesters Prompt Bachmann to Cancel Speech in Iowa

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Rep. Michele Bachmann cut short a visit to a pumpkin farm here Wednesday evening after a group of placard-carrying college students appeared poised to disrupt the campaign event. Local police were called, but Bachmann’s presidential campaign staff helped her avoid a confrontation with the roughly 60 students from Grinnell College, a private institution known for its liberal bent.

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:40am

Obama’s Risky Mixed Message

President Obama’s reelection is in trouble because of the nation’s rocky economy, but he’s been exacerbating his problems by running a populist campaign at odds with the electoral strategy his advisers have laid out. Not only is his new rhetoric chastising the wealthy to pay their fair share at odds with the president’s well-crafted image of being a post-partisan uniter, but it risks alienating the white-collar professionals who have become an increasingly important part of a winning Democratic coalition.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:40pm

Bachmann Finds Support for Position on HPV Injections

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., would have wide support for her position denouncing a onetime Texas requirement that girls entering the sixth grade be inoculated against a virus that can cause cervical cancer in women.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:40pm

Democrat Tomblin Wins West Virginia Special Election

Democratic acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has won the West Virginia special governor's election. With 65 percent of the vote counted, the Associated Press has called the race for Tomblin, who leads Republican businessman Bill Maloney 50 percent to 46 percent. The AP called the race for Tomblin.

Tomblin took over as acting governor in 2010, following Democrat Joe Manchin's election to the Senate. He will serve out the remaining year of Manchin's term and will be up for reelection in November of 2012.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:40pm

Bachmann Says Obama Should Be Impeached

NEWTON, Iowa—With a well-established track record for raising eyebrows on the stump, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Tuesday said she thinks President Obama should be impeached.

NEWTON, Iowa—With a well-established track record for raising eyebrows on the stump, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Tuesday said she thinks President Obama should be impeached.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 9:40pm

Bachmann says President Obama Should Be Impeached

NEWTON, Iowa -- With a well-established track record for raising eyebrows on the stump, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Wednesday called for President Obama’s impeachment.

After visiting a coffee shop in this small Iowa town, Bachmann was asked by a man in the crowd, “When will we impeach him and get him out of the way?” The candidate replied, “Well, I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you, I agree, I agree. Some people are really upset.” Then she moved on to the next well-wisher.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 8:40pm

CBS News Poll: Cain Tied for Lead

Businessman Herman Cain is tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the lead in the increasingly turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new CBS News poll released Tuesday, the third poll in the last 24 hours to show Cain at least with a share of second place.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 7:40pm