Anthony Weiner Talks Health Care on Staten Island

Anthony Weiner speaks in front of the Staten Island Democratic Association.
Anthony Weiner speaks in front of the Staten Island Democratic Association.

Stumping in Staten Island last night, Anthony Weiner took a swipe at how President Barack Obama sold his signature health care initiative to the American public.

“I tried to make the point that I think President Obama never made very effectively, which is, health care is about the economy,” Mr. Weiner said in front of a Democratic club on the island’s North Shore. “We [have] such a large amount of our dollars being poured into health care for workers, those are dollars that can’t go into giving people wage increases.”

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Women in the Senate Explain Why They Do it Better

Diane Sawyer with the women of the U.S. Senate. (Photo: ABC/Martin Simon)
Diane Sawyer with the women of the U.S. Senate. (Photo: ABC/Martin Simon)

Yesterday, a record 20 women were sworn in to the U.S. Senate. To mark the occasion ABC’s World News With Diane Sawyer had all of the female senators on for a group interview. One of the major topics of the discussion was the belief of many of the senators that they achieve better results than their male colleagues on a variety of issues including the budget, immigration reform and climate change. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow got the ball rolling when she suggested women are more inclined to get results by working in a bipartisan manner.

“It was the first time in 2001 when we had enough women to actually be on every committee, to have a woman’s voice, a woman’s experience [and] a woman’s values on every committee. You fast forward to now, the new year. There will be six of us chairing committees and other women in the ranking member spot,” Ms. Stabenow said. “And I think the public understands to get things done, we’re the ones that want to work across the aisle to do that.”

Maine Senator Susan Collins took the argument a step further by saying if women were in charge of the Senate and in the White House there would be a solution to the budget debate that has gripped Washington.

“I think if we were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now,” Ms. Collins said.  Continue reading “Women in the Senate Explain Why They Do it Better”

Obama Campaign Bets Mitt Romney Won’t Win Michigan

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Mitt Romney campaigning in Michigan yesterday. (Photo: Getty)

Yesterday, Mitt Romney wrapped up his six state bus tour in Michigan, the state where he was raised and his father was governor from 1963 until 1969. In an appearance in Michigan yesterday, Mr. Romney made a bold prediction to the audience.

“I’m going to win Michigan with your help!” he said.

The Obama campaign is also predicting the outcome in Michigan, but they say Mr. Romney has not shot. In a statement released last night, Obama For America spokeswoman Lis Smith shot down Mr. Romney’s promise of a victory in the Wolverine State. Continue reading “Obama Campaign Bets Mitt Romney Won’t Win Michigan”

Breaking: Michigan Doesn’t Agree With Romney on Proper Tree Height

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Mitt Romney at a campaign event in South Carolina. It’s not clear how he feels about the trees in the Palmetto State.

When Mitt Romney was extensively courting Michigan’s Republican voters during the primary election there, he told crowds that the trees were the “right height” in the state. He did this again and again.

However, in a major development in the campaign, Public Policy Polling asked the state’s likely voters whether the altitude of their treetops seemed right and only 38% agreed with Mr. Romney.

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Rick Santorum’s Campaign Refusing To Admit Defeat In Michigan

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Rick Santorum speaking at his campaign headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan last night. (Photo: Getty)

Though all the major news outlets have projected a win for Mitt Romney in last night’s crucial Michigan primary, Rick Santorum’s campaign operatives are clearly unwilling to accept their candidate’s loss. According to CNN, Mr. Santorum called Mr. Romney to congratulate him before making a speech to supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan last night, but as Mr. Santorum was on stage, his campaign manager, Mike Biundo posted a picture of the moment on his Facebook page and titled it “Rick Santorum’s Victory Night Michigan.” After the speech was over, Mr. Santorum’s top strategist, John Brabender, told reporters, “We may have won Michigan.” Continue reading “Rick Santorum’s Campaign Refusing To Admit Defeat In Michigan”

Economist Reporter Cuffed At Mitt Romney’s Michigan Speech: ‘I Just Wanted To Do My Job’

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Natasha Loder in handcuffs outside Mitt Romney's speech in Michigan. (Photo: Twitter.com/ChadLivengood)

Natasha Loder, the Midwest correspondent for The Economist, showed up to cover Mitt Romney’s victory speech at the Diamond Center in Novi, Michigan tonight and wound up in handcuffs.

Ms. Loder told The Politicker she was briefly detained by police before being let go after getting into a dispute with a private security guard outside the room where Mr. Romney was speaking. Continue reading “Economist Reporter Cuffed At Mitt Romney’s Michigan Speech: ‘I Just Wanted To Do My Job’”

Mitt Romney Wins In Michigan And Arizona

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Mitt Romney, happy. (Photo: Getty)

Mitt Romney bested Rick Santorum in a pair Republican presidential primaries tonight–a widely expected win in Arizona and a close, crucial victory in Michigan. With his wins tonight, Mr. Romney built on his delegate lead and stopped the momentum Mr. Santorum was beginning to enjoy after a trio of victories in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado earlier this month. Continue reading “Mitt Romney Wins In Michigan And Arizona”