Archive for July, 2010

Wall Street/Financial Reform Hits 60 Votes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Legislation, Money, Republicans

Republican lawmakers Scott Brown and Olympia Snowe jumped on board to give Dems the votes they needed to pass a sweeping financial reform law. Susan Collins had previously committed to supporting the bill. And one has to wonder, after reading what’s in the legislation…why are Republicans opposing this? From The Hill: The legislation aims to […]

July 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Independents Gaining Ground In 2010?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Independents, Republicans

USA Today highlights an interesting trend that may be good news for the centrists, indies, moderate repubs and moderate dems out there. A taste… WARWICK, R.I. — Lincoln Chafee comes from a long line of Rhode Island governors, three in the previous four generations, all of them Republicans. Now the former Republican senator and mayor […]

July 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Investors Love Divided Government – 2010 Edition

By mw | Related entries in Business, Democrats, Fiscal Responsibility, Republicans, Stocks, Video

Most investors believe that the stock market will benefit from Republicans taking control of either the House or Senate in the fall. With that expectation, a rising market could very well be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If the GOP begins to look like it has a realistic chance of taking control of one house, the opportunities may come along sooner rather than later.

July 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Gallup: Obama’s Approval Among Independents At 38%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans

With the discouraging employment numbers coming out earlier this week (even though the unemployment rate dropped) and the seeming unpopularity of many of the administration’s positions, this isn’t necessarily surprising news. Here’s the graph… 18 points in one year is a hell of a drop since it represents more than double the drop among Republicans. […]

July 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 12 Comments »