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Tuesday night check in
Big week this week. We release a new Hispanic poll tomorrow, and announce a new stage of our mas que un partido media campaign. Thursday we have another great NPI event. Next week I'm off to California for a few days, and we will be releasing a study about globalization. But as promised, here is a roundup from the last few days....
Harold Ford introduced a very sensible bill this week, one that would make all future “off-budget” items – like the hundreds of billions needed for Iraq – to be in the budget itself.
Bush, in a moment of candor, tells Vincente Fox that immigration reform is not going to happen this year. In his other great moment with a head of state recently, we link to the great mouthful of sh---.
"There's probably no way congressional Republicans can lose this fall, no matter how unpopular President Bush is or how unhappy the voters are with the war in Iraq. That's the prevailing view in Washington today.
But it's wrong.
If history is any guide, we're heading into a major political storm. And that means we could see a national tide in November that will sweep the Democrats back into the majority.
Virtually every public opinion measure points to a Category 4 or 5 hurricane gathering. Bush's job-approval rating is below 40 percent, and congressional job approval is more than 10 percentage points lower. Only a quarter of the electorate thinks the country is moving in the right direction, and voters are unhappy with the economy under Bush. Finally, Democrats hold a double-digit lead as the party the public trusts to do a better job of tackling the nation's problems and the party it would like to see controlling Congress."
And today, the Attorney General admits it was the President blocked any inquiry into the White House domestic spying program. This and other fun tidbits in a good Times piece.
Received my new Mas Que Un Partido t-shirts last night. My kids were fired up, as was my wife Caitlin. They look cool! You too can order some of our own at www.ndnfutbol.org. Thanks to our friends at www.goodstorm.com for making it possible.
For those in DC don’t forget to drop by our NPI event, lunch, on Thursday.