John Pitney

Type: Person
Name: John Pitney
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

What would Jesus do about warming?

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings.So wrote 19th century poet and Catholic priest Gerald Manley Hopkins. Twenty-first century Christians feel no ... [Published Register-Guard - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

The Do-Nothing Congress

The international community is wrestling with Russian President Vladimir Putin to nail down a peace deal while Russia allows its troops to make dangerous, ongoing incursions into the former Soviet state of Ukraine. Self-professed members of the Islamic ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Obama approval rating slumping even in bluest of the blue California

In a development many say harbingers ill for US Democrats everywhere in the midterm elections, President Obama’s approval ratings have fallen to a record low in California.A statewide Field Poll, released Tuesday, found that nearly as many Californians ... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 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 - Aug 21 2014]
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]

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"if we get through the year, and the government is still running, that's a win" says John Pitney, a former Republican Capitol Hill staffer who is now a professor at Claremont McKenna College in California...
"as far as substance goes, he's the president of the united states wherever he is... the president can be fully in command from any place on the planet" John Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College, told CBS News. "The issue here is symbolism... He has to be alert to appearances...

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What would Jesus do about warming? [Published Register-Guard - Sep 14 2014]
The Do-Nothing Congress [Published US News & World Report - Sep 08 2014]
Obama approval rating slumping even in bluest o... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 03 2014]
Mitch McConnell's talk of showdown with Obama: ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 21 2014]
Reacting to Ferguson, a vacationing Obama keeps... [Published CBS News - Aug 19 2014]
Obama vow to speed deportation of children at o... [Published Reuters - Aug 11 2014]
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