2008 record      

 


  • Responses to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll suggest that the economy, one-party rule, the health care bill and the ascendancy of conservatism will be the four defining corners of the square in the political game coming in November.

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  • Nearly three in four Americans still believe Iran must not be allowed to have nuclear weapons, and they're solidly behind President Obama as he presses for diplomatic sanctions against the country.

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  • Health Overhaul: Many thought Nancy Pelosi was joking when she said, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it." But the more we learn about her 2,400-page horror, the more we realize the joke's on us.

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  • Consumer confidence rebounded in April from a one-year low on hopes that an improving economy will continue to create jobs, according to the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index out Tuesday.

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  • LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2010) — The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index increased 3.0 points, or 6.6%, in April posting 48.4 vs. 45.4 in March. This month's reading puts the index exactly at its 12-month average of 48.4 and 4.0 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 2.6 points below its all-time average of 51.0....

  • On Strike: A Florida doctor has told patients who voted for Barack Obama that they should seek care elsewhere. His is a noble one-man fight against the soft tyranny of the federal takeover of the health care sector.

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  • Health Reform: Not since the heyday of Bill Clinton have we had a leader play so fast and loose with the facts as President Obama. And as the health care debate reaches a crescendo, he's been especially reckless.

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  • Health Overhaul: We were harshly criticized last September for an IBD/TIPP Poll that showed 45% of doctors would consider leaving medicine if a health care takeover passed. A new poll has vindicated our findings.

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  • "What's driving passions right now," President Obama said last fall on CBS' "Face the Nation," "is that health care has become a proxy for a broader set of issues about how much government should be involved in the economy."
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  • Health Reform: So it's come down to this — desperate Democratic leaders strong-arming members on the worst bill ever before they go home to explain to constituents why they decided to commit political suicide.

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