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  • Obama blamed troubles on Fox News, book says

    03/19/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 3/19/12 | MACKENZIE WEINGER |
    President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.” In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of...
  • Obama’s evolution: Behind the failed ‘grand bargain’ on the debt (Referenced on Rush Today)

    03/19/2012 10:18:01 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/19/12 | Peter Wallsten, Lori Montgomery and Scott Wilson,
    President Obama had just arrived home, walking across Lafayette Square after attending Sunday services with his family at St. John’s Church. In the West Wing, Obama ducked into the spacious office of his chief of staff, where he found his negotiating team huddled with two leading Republicans and a passel of aides. To the outside world, it looked like a do-nothing summer Sunday, a disturbingly quiet reminder of government dysfunction. The prevailing theme on the weekly political talk shows was things falling apart. In two weeks, the government would be unable to pay its bills. Where were the administration and...