Archive for June 17th, 2009

AP: Obama fends off criticism from gay supporters

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama signaled to gay rights activists Wednesday that he’s listening to their priorities by extending some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. But he didn’t give them even close to everything they want, bringing growing anger against the president to the surface. (more…)

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders argues for more bureaucratic medical system by saying the current one is too “bureaucratic”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

CS Monitor:

Our current private health insurance system is the most costly, wasteful, complicated, and bureaucratic in the world.

Rasmussen: Eighty percent of U.S. voters want the government to sell its stake in General Motors and Chrysler

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Eighty percent (80%) of U.S. voters want the government to sell its stake in General Motors and Chrysler as soon as possible. Two-thirds (64%) favor a proposal that would force the government to sell the auto companies within a year.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Obama +5

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Rasmussen:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 37% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +5 (see trends). For the second straight week, Republicans and Democrats remain tied on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Only 19% say it’s too hard to sue doctors, while 48% say too easy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Forty-eight percent (48%) of U.S. voters say it is too easy to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in the United States today. (more…)

Tomorrow, Rasmussen to release Pat Toomey general election match-up numbers

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Rasmussen tomorrow offer general election polling results for the US Senate race in Pennsylvania, for Republican Pat Toomey vs. Arlen Specter and Toomey vs. Congressman Joe Sestak.

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary: Arlen Specter in clear trouble, Specter 51% Sestak 32%

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Rasmussen:

Senator Arlen Specter leads Congressman Joe Sestak by 19 percentage points in an early look at the 2010 Democratic Senatorial Primary in Pennsylvania. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race shows Specter attracting 51% of the vote while Sestak earns 32%.

Not surprisingly, Specter, a senator for nearly 30 years, is much better known than Sestak, a retired Navy admiral and second-term congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs.

Thirty-five percent (35%) of likely Democratic Primary voters have a very favorable opinion of the incumbent senator, who recently switched parties to improve his chances for reelection. Only 18% say the same for Sestak.

The number with a very unfavorable view is virtually identical: 10% for Specter and nine percent (9%) for Sestak.

Hodge at Race42012 on ABC and “slow self-destruction of US media”: “ABC out-insults David Letterman”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Benjamin Hodge writes:

Letterman merely insulted a respected national Republican leader.  The entire ABC network apparently wants government to run nearly every part of your life, under the label of “health care;” so much so, that ABC won’t allow opposing viewpoints to its “news” coverage.

According to Drudge:

ABC is refusing to air paid ads during its White House health care presentation, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, including a paid-for alternative viewpoint!

The development comes a day after the network denied a request by the Republican National Committee to feature a representative of the party’s views during the Obama special.

Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60-second spot immediately preceding ‘Prescription for America’.

Jonah Goldberg: Obama a “master of passive aggressive rhetoric”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

NRO‘s Jonah Goldberg.