Waivermania

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on February 2, 2009

President Barack Obama won plaudits from some government watchdog types for his new ethics rules that forbade people who had lobbied the government during the past two jobs from taking posts in his administration.

It turns out, Obama's rule isn't much of a "rule." In Obama's first 13 full days in office, he's issued 17 waivers to this rule. Of course, you need to be reading the English-language newspaper of India (not Indiana) to find this out.

The honeymoon continues.

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):

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New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/05/electric-cars-california-newsom/

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe) https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1525821101749714944

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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