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Mid-term Elections


Elections coming, campaign season here

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 October 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic social teaching, human dignity, mid-term elections, pro-life voting


Putting the story right

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: mid-term elections, pro-life vote, US politics, values voters
America’s mid-term elections were a referendum on the values embodied in founding texts.


Election day in America

Sheila Liaugminas | 03 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, new Congress, values voters, voter enthusiasm

I’m a political junkie. And a news junkie. And a court watcher. I’m the kind who wades happily through stacks of documents mining the little gems scattered in obscure places, looking for the untold story, looking closely at how language is used in politics and law and media to shape the culture. I look at number crunching and story spinning and gravitate to voices of reason, wherever they can be found. It all comes together with considerable drama on election day. And I love it…



Hypberbole and really bad reality

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Democrats disapproval ratings, mid-term elections, Obama referendum
It has ratcheted up, the extreme language, the play on fears and/or biases, and the gloves off pugilism. Okay, stay on task. Know what you believe and take a reasoned stance for it. Put media reporting in proper perspective…


Anti-Dem or pro-GOP?

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: American electorate, mid-term elections, partisan politics, pollsters

It’s being referred to in terms of natural upheaval. Tuesday’s election is predicted to be a tidal wave or an earthquake. Indeed, this event was prompted by nature….human nature.



It’s not working for the Dems

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Democrats disapproval, mid-term elections, Obama liability, voter discontent

In this final week before the mid-term elections, President Obama is both trying to help where he can, and staying out of sight where his campaigning would be a liability for the Democrats. As of mid-week, he’s off the trail, which says it all.



Still an ‘untold story’ in these elections?

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, pro-life vote, social moral issues

Yes, say pro-life leaders in the U.S. The “A” word…the one other than ‘Amnesty’.



How bad will it be for the majority party?

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Democrat majority, mid-term elections, split Congress, voter enthusiasm

Consensus seems to be election day next week will bring fairly significant losses for the majority, which is the president’s party, both of which American’s are revolting against, according to prevailing wisdom.



Don’t appreciate the president? It’s your fault.

Sheila Liaugminas | 26 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, voter anger
Usually, politicians down in the polls and in voter sentiment find a way to adjust their positions and examine their performance and at least make the appearance of shifting toward the political center. Not Obama...


Do negative campaign ads work?

Sheila Liaugminas | 18 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: anti-incumbant sentiment, mid-term elections, negative campaigning, partisan politics
They work both ways. They incite repulsive backlash among a sector of the electorate sick and tired of politics as usual. And they fuel real fear and anger over government overreach and expansion into the furthest reaches of Americans’ lives. So who wins in these continuing on-air battles?


The Fall

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 September 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: leadership, mid-term elections, Obama approval ratings
Get ready. Congress comes back into session after Labor Day, and the Fall campaign for mid-term elections is about to get noisy.


Fix the healthcare law

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, Obamacare, physician conscience protection, taxpayer-funded abortion
Besides all the other problems that have either been known or come to light about Obamacare that call for reforming this version of reform, two fundamental moral ones loom large. Heard anything about it lately?


U.S. in transition and heading….where?

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, government intervention, mid-term elections, popularity polls, President Clinton, progressivism
The way things are going in Washington these days with greater government intervention in all areas of American life, some conservatives may now looking back more fondly on the Clinton years.


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