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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 Pa., Burns backers unite in their dissatisfaction with Washington

It's a May special election to fill a vacant House seat, but it's hardly been a sleepy affair. Groups have been lavishing money and attention on the race to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha (D), a contest that will be watched closely for what it might say about the November midterms.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  May 17, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency , 50 States , Barack Obama , Capitol Briefing , Democratic Party , Economy , Election Day , Health Care , Health Care , On the Road , Political Geography 101 , Primaries , Republican Party  | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, Jack Murtha, John McCain, John Murtha, Mark Critz, United States  
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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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A Fort Myers Primer

President Obama traveled to Fort Myers, Fla., today to give a noon speech emphasizing the importance of the economic stimulus package now before the Senate. Some background on the location of his speech.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 10, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Elkhart Primer

By Garance Franke-Ruta Population: 53,000 people in 16,000 residential units. Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate...

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 9, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Political Geography 101  
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South Carolina, Region by Region, Web Politics Editor , January 26, 2008
From Death Valley to Vegas: Nevada Results, Web Politics Editor , January 19, 2008
S.C., From Upcountry to Beach, Web Politics Editor , January 19, 2008
 
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