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Obama seeking more control over budget

Obama will be requesting an alternative to the line-item veto known as rescission, which would give him -- and future presidents -- the power to submit a package of changes to spending bills that Congress would be required to vote on, up or down.

By by Michael D. Shear  |  May 24, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
Categories:  44 Native , 44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , On the Issues , Political Geography 101 , The Budget  
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Kentucky primary: Democrats hoping for a Paul victory

Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate favored to win the Republican primary here, is offering a series of conservative positions that is one of the most detailed articulations yet of how Tea Party principles would translate into governing.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  May 18, 2010; 5:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , Battlegrounds , Culture Wars , Economy , Education , Election Day , Health Care , On the Issues , On the Road , Political Geography 101 , Primaries , Republican Party , Ron Paul , South , Tea Party  | Tags: Jim Bunning, Rand Paul, Republican, Tea Party, Trey Grayson, United States, United States Congress, United States Senate  
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In Ky., confident Paul foresees 'a tea party tidal wave coming'

The establishment candidates for the U.S. Senate could lose on both the Democratic and Republican side Tuesday in primaries to replace retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), an outcome that would further illustrate the appeal of running as an outsider in the 2010 election cycle.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  May 17, 2010; 6:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , Battlegrounds , Candidates , Democratic Party , Election Day , Health Care , Health Care , On the Issues , On the Road , Political Geography 101 , Primaries , Republican Party , Ron Paul , Tea Party , The Democrats , The GOP  | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic, Jack Conway, Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Republican, Trey Grayson, United States  
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Palin Takes on Obama Over Will to Win Wars

By Juliet Eilperin CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin loves making...

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 30, 2008; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Battlegrounds , On the Issues , Sarah Palin  
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Candidates React: Remembering 9/11

Candidates makes statements on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 11, 2008; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  National Security , On the Issues , Primary Source  
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Congress and New Political Minefields

Lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a quick session in which they and presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain will face political traps and minefields.

By Lexie Verdon  |  September 5, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Barack Obama , John McCain , On the Issues  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama Rounds Out His Tax Plan, Web Politics Editor , August 14, 2008
Conservative Dems Hail Party Platform's New Abortion Plank, Web Politics Editor , August 13, 2008
Obama Opens the Door to Offshore Drilling, Web Politics Editor , August 1, 2008
McCain Opens the Door on Social Security, Again, Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2008
What Obama Electricity Tax?, Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2008
McCain: 'I Know How to Win Wars', Web Politics Editor , July 15, 2008
Obama Delivers Address on Iraq War, Web Politics Editor , July 15, 2008
McCain Renews Balanced Budget Pledge, Web Politics Editor , July 7, 2008
Obama Softens on Iraq Withdrawal Timeline, Web Politics Editor , July 3, 2008
Obama Opposes Gay Marriage Ban, Web Politics Editor , July 2, 2008
McCain Touts 'Clean' Coal and Nuclear Power, Web Politics Editor , June 18, 2008
Obama Convenes National Security Working Group, Web Politics Editor , June 18, 2008
Obama Highlights Rising Energy Costs, Web Politics Editor , June 14, 2008
Obama Defines Social Security 'Doughnut' Plan, Web Politics Editor , June 13, 2008
McCain's Tax Plan Aids Wealthy, Says Group, Web Politics Editor , June 12, 2008
Obama Returns to a More Traditional Mode of Campaigning, Web Politics Editor , June 11, 2008
Obama Launches National Tour, Web Politics Editor , June 9, 2008
Next Year in Jerusalem, Web Politics Editor , June 4, 2008
Obama's Coal Stance, in Kentucky and Beyond, Web Politics Editor , May 20, 2008
Debate Probed Policy, Too, Web Politics Editor , April 18, 2008
 
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