No president since FDR has ever been re-elected when unemployment’s been over 7.2 percent. With unemployment over 9 percent, what can President Barack Obama do to bring it down? CNBC’s Joe Kernen and former Biden economic advisor Jared Bernstein discuss. watch
I don't know what's going on in the Republican and Tea Party.What's with Romney having his big announcement day with Palin popping in just to hog the stage from him? What's with the governors both trying to squeeze themselves into the same place at the same time?Could this be a loud statement by Palin that she's not... read more
Let me finish tonight with the long tradition of moderate Republican governors of Massachusetts.I speak with some experience. I went to college in Massachusetts at Holy Cross, then worked for a half dozen years as top aide to Tip O'Neill.Let me say that moderate Republicanism is in the blood up in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It goes... read more
Let me finish tonight with Sarah Palin. She made the news this weekend.She was here in Washington riding a motorcycle with the Rolling Thunder crowd. Great pictures. Great statement, too. She's one of the renegades, those Americans out there who think GIs were purposely left behind in Vietnam. Whatever the facts, that issue still has... read more
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