The Pew Research Center has produced a report about the mood in America that states the obvious in such a powerful and unambiguous way that no one should ignore its implications. That the mood is bleak has been clear for months. That it will fall heaviest on the Democrats in November is almost a certainty. That all politicians, no matter their party, are now on notice is the real force of the findings in the Pew study.
The polarized debate over health care moved into a new phase Monday, as Democrats and Republicans shifted their focus to the November elections and what could turn into a referendum on the most significant social legislation enacted in half a century.
The long health-care battle and the economy have certainly taken a toll on President Obama and his administration. But the damage has been, if anything, more severe to the Congress.
Add one more name to the list of possible 2012 Republican candidates for president: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
After the theatrics and the rhetoric and the canned responses, two questions remain from President Obama's first State of the Union address: Did he succeed in persuading nervous Democrats not to cut and run on his presidency; and will he succeed in making Republicans think twice about their united opposition to almost all things Obama?
By Dan Balz Democrats have long known that 2010 will be a difficult year politically,...
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