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Steffen Schmidt

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Steffen Schmidt appears in the following:

RNC Dispatch: Grading the RNC Speeches - and Clint Eastwood

Friday, August 31, 2012

His off-the-cuff ramble was more than anything sad.

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Opinion: Isaac Won't Hit Tampa, But it'll Still Ruin the RNC

Monday, August 27, 2012

It will be hard for the GOP to hammer home the case of smaller government in the middle of a crisis where only government can make a difference.

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Opinion: After Romney's Despicable Birther Joke, Is Mormonism Fair Game?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"A reporter asked me this week what kind of underwear I prefer. I wear Fruit of the Loom boxers. I’m not sure what kind of underwear Mr. Romney wears."

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Opinion: Post-Akin, Romney Ryan Likely to See Gender Gap Widen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Aiken incident raises larger questions about the GOP’s philosophy about women and women’s issues.

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That's My Issue: People Have Become Obsolete

Friday, August 17, 2012

I’ve recently wondered if that hotel still has an elevator operator.

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Opinion: Why Obama-Clinton 2012 Is a Great Idea

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clinton still has huge approval ratings and even moderate Republicans, a majority of Independents and Democrats for sure think this would be an unbeatable ticket.

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Opinion: From 'Chains' to 'Class Warfare,' 2012 Gets Ugly

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scare tactics are an integral part of every political campaign so we should not be shocked that we are now careening into a deep morass of negativism.

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Opinion: From Early Voting to Welfare, the Little Things Will Decide 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

From the three extra voting days to food stamps, the Romney and Obama campaigns have made clear that the little things matter.

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Opinion: CNN Forgot How to Cover Politics

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

CNN can win back viewers like me with old-fashioned hard news reporting with great reporters, straight from the world and America’s hot spots.

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Opinion: Lesson from Iowa Shootings: Listen to Law Enforcement on Gun Control

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The story of Gang Lu's 1991 shooting rampage in Iowa shows NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have it right: we need to involve law enforcement officials in the gun control debate.

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Opinion: Romney Writes His International Player's Anthem All Wrong

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney embarks on a trip to visit three countries this week, but only one port of call makes sense.

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Opinion: Let's Keep Our Paranoid Politics From Destabilizing America

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It has, in the past, burned itself out when a majority of Americans realized that down that road lay a great threat to the stability of the American system.

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Opinion: Post-Libor, Romney and Obama Need a Plan to Fix Banking

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is bigger than Obamacare. It's much more significant than Romney continuing as CEO of Bain after 1999. It has a far greater impact on every American this election year than any other issue the candidates have been discussing or will address in presidential debates this fall.

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Opinion: Party Loyalty is Overrated

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The American political system was constructed and remains a machine designed to slow down - not expedite - policy.

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Opinion: Why Romney Has Terribly Bungled His Response to Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

In the week following the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld President Obama's health care plan, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign simultaneously called it a tax, and not a tax.

This incident revealed two things of importance going forward.

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Opinion: Will Hispanic Voters Actually Turn Out?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Hispanics I’ve talked to in the past day see no boldness here and very tepid citizenship options between either president 

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Opinion: Without Government, the Private Sector Would Shrivel

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.

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Opinion: Was the Wisconsin Recall Election a Bellwether for the Nation?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In Wisconsin, it was a race for the left and right corners of the political spectrum. Will the rest of the country follow suit?

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Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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Opinion: Elizabeth Warren and the Problem with Racial Self-Identification

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts -and recent head of the federal consumer protection agency - is in the middle of a nasty controversy that underscores the nefarious nature of racial politics in this country.

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