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Baer Growls Archive: October, 2012
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Christie's Gift to Obama
Wed, Oct 31, 2012, 8:59 AM
Gov. Christie, who in past tagged President Obama as a Windy City pol without leadership skills, now gives Obama a glowing review just days...
Kane's Good Timing
Tue, Oct 30, 2012, 9:41 AM
Success in politics, as I've often written, frequently comes down to being in the right place at the right time. That certainly seems to be...
Late Night Politics
Mon, Oct 29, 2012, 8:49 AM
In the oh-so-tight race for president, one pressing question is which campaigns' attitude toward late-night TV is correct. In the event you're...
Obama's Scare Card
Thu, Oct 25, 2012, 8:43 AM
Well, the hope and change of 2008 has become the scare and stay of 2012. The campaign effort to keep President Obama in office is airing a...
What's With Republicans and Rape?
Wed, Oct 24, 2012, 9:08 AM
You'd think candidates for public office, especially high office such as the U.S. Senate, would learn. You'd think after one such candidate...
Debate Outcome: Early Warning Signs
Tue, Oct 23, 2012, 8:54 AM
Monday night's third and final presidential debate started off with some early warning signs both for Mitt Romney and for viewers. I suspect...
Gov. Corbett's Pay Raises
Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 9:07 AM
I'm not sure that pay raises going to Gov. Corbett's top aides offer the best example of the fiscally-responsible governing the governor constantly...
Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 8:51 AM
Pennsylvania's favorite (or least favorite) political pundit, Ed Rendell, on Friday proclaimed new polls in the race for president to be "screwy...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.