John Pitney

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Name: John Pitney
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Mitch McConnell's talk of showdown with Obama: Anything out of the ordinary?

If Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky becomes the majority leader of a Republican Senate as a result of this fall’s elections, he plans to rein in President Obama by sending him must-pass spending bills that contain poison pills to reduce governmen ... [Published Yahoo! News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Reacting to Ferguson, a vacationing Obama keeps his distance

Demonstrators carry a sign with a picture of president Barack Obama reading, "Please Come Now," as they continue protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle,Amid ongoing tension in Ferguson, Missouri, ... [Published CBS News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central America is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans, who say the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, at least ... [Published Reuters - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

House to Subpoena Ex-Im Worker as Time Runs Out for Bank

A U.S. House committee will subpoenaan Export-Import Bank employee in a widening investigation thatcould complicate efforts to reauthorize the lender two monthsbefore its charter expires.The employee is being ordered to testify July 29 to theHouse Oversight ... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Democrats Rally Against Tax Deals With Eye on Elections

Washington is buzzing this summerabout inversions, and the chatter has nothing to do with theweather.This week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and SenateMajority Leader Harry Reid became the latest to press for acrackdown against corporate inversions. ... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Boehner has to pivot with reconfigured leadership team

WASHINGTON — After getting two new deputies Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner now must unify his leadership team and the often-fractured GOP caucus to refocus on their agenda for the last four months of this Congress.Lawmakers will have to pass a series ... [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jun 20 2014]

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"he will ultimately be judged on results, but as president bush found after katrina, sometimes the images can be hurtful" Pitney said, referring to President George W Bush's much-maligned decision to fly over the hurricane damage in 2005 rather than stopping in the New Orleans...
"a lot of americans are compassionate, but they want other people to bear the burden of that compassion" said John Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College

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