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A Giuliani rise?

A Giuliani rise?

06/01/11 02:13PM

by David Helfenbein You may have heard it already on msnbc: former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani placed first in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, garnering 16 percent of the vote, followed close behind by former Governor Mitt Romney with 15 percent and former Governor Sarah Palin with 13 percent.  Placing high in these polls should be familiar for Giuliani: he was a leader in the polls leading up to the 2008 Republican caucuses and primaries. His campaign strategy was to devote a majority of energy and resources toward Florida, which turned out to be unsuccessful. read more

Top Talker: House votes down new debt limit

Top Talker: House votes down new debt limit

06/01/11 08:10AM

 The stage is now set for this morning's White House meeting between President Obama and House Republicans, after the House rejected a proposal to unconditionally raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit last night. In an overwhelming showing, 318 members voted to oppose the proposal, while 97 opposed it. 82 Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined every single Republican in turning down the bill.Even its sponsor, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp shot down his own legislation to prove that the GOP says it means business when it comes to deep spending cuts. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for June 1, 2011

06/01/11 07:25AM

Here are today's major editorial and opinion columns.A RESCUE WORTH FUELING  BY TIMOTHY GEITHNERWASHINGTON POSTWhat happens next for Chrysler and GM is up to their executives, managers and workers — just as with any other company. We cannot guarantee their success, and at some point they may stumble. But we’ve given them a better shot. The choice to stop the American automobile industry from unraveling was the right one.OUR CURRENT TIME FOR CHOOSING  BY JON HUNTSMANWALL STREET JOURNALIn 2008 was named the best-managed state in the nation by the Pew Center on the States. read more

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