Bayh Dismisses Rumors of Presidential Run

When asked on Fox News if he would consider a primary challenge to President Obama, The Hill reports Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) said rumors that he’d run for president in 2012 were untrue. Said Bayh: “I’m not running for president, I’m trying to do what’s right for my state and our country. And I’m willing […]

Boozman Ready to Challenge Lincoln

Sources on Capitol Hill tell CQ Politics that Rep. John Boozman (R-AR) “has made it clear that he intends to challenge Democrat Blanche Lincoln in November. Boozman already has much of his Senate campaign team in place and the announcement is expected to take place in Arkansas before the weekend is out.” Visit Source

Exceprts from Obama’s Speech

The White House released the following excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union address: We face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope – what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while […]

What Does Obama Want?

Ezra Klein: “Tonight’s speech is the most important of his young presidency, and it will be the most revealing of his career. Does he stand and fight for a health-care bill he believes to be a historic and necessary step forward? Or does he back away from it, letting some gestures toward his commitment to […]

Don’t Expect a Bounce in the Polls

As President Obama prepares to give his first State of the Union address tonight, a Gallup review suggests these speeches “rarely affect a president’s public standing in a meaningful way, despite the amount of attention they receive.” “Among recent presidents, only Bill Clinton seemed to reap a public-opinion benefit from the yearly ritual, with an […]

The Separation

It shouldn’t be a surprise — particularly to anyone who has read the revelations in Game Change or The Politician — but ABC News reports that John and Elizabeth Edwards are now legally separated. North Carolina law allows divorce only after waiting a year after separation. Visit Source

Obama Will Reaffirm Committment to Reform

President Obama will “reiterate his commitment to a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system” in his State of the Union address tonight, the New York Times reports. The “thrust of his message would be that he remains as resolute and committed to revamping the health care system as he was when he gave […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Yeah, yeah. No, it’s possible. A good old-fashioned New England moderate Republican.” — Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) when asked if he could see himself being a Republican. Visit Source

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