James Pethokoukis

Will Democrats lose 100 House seats?

September 2, 2010

Certainly the “whisper estimate” for Democratic House loses is now 50+ with plenty of upside risk. But my pal Andy Roth at the Club for Growth thinks the upside number could be quite large, indeed:

Obama’s Immaculate Concession?

September 2, 2010

The White House may be warming to the idea of using tax cuts to boost the U.S. economy. It’s a possible plan that could have scored loads of Republican votes had it been proposed in early 2009. But with the president’s popularity falling and congressional elections looming, support won’t be so easy to coalesce.

Obama’s September surprise?

September 1, 2010

A few initial thoughts on Obama considering tax cuts to boost economy (via WSJ story):