Tagged: Democrats

Big picture view on midterm elections

Political science department chair Graham Wilson offers his view on the midterm elections and what’s next for President Obama. Professor Wilson is the author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective.” “A stunning blow for the Democrats. The question now is whether Obama can play the game of wrong footing for the Republican […]

Poll shows GOP gaining on Dems

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows the GOP gaining on Democrats heading into the midterm elections. Political Science professor Graham Wilson, author of  “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” offers his view. ” Obama is the victim of two totally unrealistic expectations, one of which he encouraged himself. One is that the U.S. economy could […]

Brown gets reform bill changed

By threatening to withhold his vote for the final compromise, Massachusetts GOP U.S. Senator Scott Brown (l.) got the Democratic negotiators on the financial regulatory reform bill to delete a $19 billion fee on large financial institutions to cover costs of implementing the new law.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for […]

Derivatives amendment showdown

Enemies on all sides are coming down on Arkansas Democratic U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln’s amendment to the regulatory reform bill that would rid banks of their lucrative derivatives business which played such a huge rule in the 2008 financial crash.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and […]

Arizona’s immigration law: What it means for midterm elections

Boston University Social Science Professor Tom Whalen discusses the potential impact of Arizona’s immigration law on this year’s midterm elections for both Republicans and Democrats.

WH tells Dem consultant to nix Fox

The Los Angeles Times reports that a Democratic consultant was told by a White House official not to appear again on Fox News Channel, which the administration sees as a political opponent.  College of Communication Professor Tobe Berkovitz, a political communication expert, says if that’s true, then the White House doesn’t seem to believe that the public is best […]

Dem’s Limbaugh assault backfiring

College of Communication Associate Dean Tobe Berkovitz, an authority on political advertising and messaging, says the Democrats’ campaign to use Rush Limbaugh to attack the Republican Party is backfiring. “Rush is a handy punching bag for the White House and the Democratic attack machine, but the ‘Rush is the devil’ message and coordinated effort is […]