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Obama acknowledges his message didn’t get through

Obama concedes in interview he ‘stopped paying attention’ to selling his message to voters President Barack Obama is acknowledging in the wake of this week’s election rout that he hasn’t been able to successfully promote his economic-rescue message to anxious Americans. Obama says in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes”…

Obama reaches out to Republicans after poll rout

A chastened President Barack Obama offered an olive branch to jubilant Republicans Wednesday after their crushing election victory halted his reform quest and cast doubt on his 2012 reelection hopes. Obama was set to make a first show of conciliation after a bitter congressional election campaign in a formal White…

Johnny Cash’s daughter to GOP chief: Stop using my father’s name, you ‘asshat’

The daughter of star singer Johnny Cash has some harsh words for the Republican Party’s House leader. Notes Gawker, “Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has been using a dumb—trust me, really dumb—line involving Johnny Cash in some recent speeches. Cash’s daughter Roseanne doesn’t think much of that. And…

Obama pulls back on ‘enemies’ quip to Latinos

A day before the pivotal midterm elections, President Barack Obama pulled back from remarks he made last month when he called on Latino voters to punish their “enemies” on Election Day. In an interview Monday with radio host Michael Baisden, Obama said he should have used the word “opponents” instead…

Democrats raise prospect of ‘tweaking’ Social Security

GOP ‘quite frankly lying’ about program’s impending insolvency, DNC spokesman says Fears about the national debt among Washington insiders have reignited debate about the future of Social Security, and a Democratic spokesman on Monday dismissed calls for privatization but conceded the program may need to be “tweaked” in order to…

GOP leader denies charge he’s out bar-hopping every night

House Minority Leader John Boehner has a reputation among Washington insiders for his hard-partying ways, but public suggestions that Boehner might have a drinking problems have been a rarity. That’s what makes MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s remarks about the Ohio Republican’s bar-hopping habits worthy of notice. “I hear it on…

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