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Rich Baehr

Richard A. Baehr is the co-founder and chief political correspondent for the American Thinker. For his day job, he has been a health care consultant for many years doing planning and financial analyses for providers.
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Santorum Appears to Have Momentum Going into Tuesday Night

Sunday, January 1st, 2012 - by Rich Baehr

The final Des Moines Register poll shows the former Pennsylvania senator rising in Iowa. Also, PJ Media Is Going to Iowa.

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The Iowa Lead: Ron Paul Today, Who Tomorrow?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

What effects will come from his rise and the accompanying targeting?

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Will Ron Paul Be the Next GOP Frontrunner?

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

The Texas congressman is surging in Iowa and closing in on Romney in New Hampshire.

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Iowa Polls Suggest Race Is Newt’s to Lose

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

But it's still not too late for Romney to salvage his recently struggling campaign.

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The Fourth Act of the Un-Romney Circus

Monday, November 14th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

The turn of Newt Gingrich.

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Can Cain Sustain the Big Mo?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

The challenges ahead facing the new GOP front-runner are daunting.

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In 2012, GOP Could Carry Largest Percentage of Jewish Vote Since Eisenhower

Sunday, September 18th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

Why Republicans are optimistic and Democrats are worried.

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Obama Versus the Strawmen

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

During his jobs speech, the president offered as the alternative to his approach a collection of absurd positions suggesting the Republicans want the end of government. (Also Read: "Is Our President a Plagiarist? Here are the Facts: You Decide")

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Much Ado About a Straw Poll

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

The result of the Iowa straw poll doesn't mean much, but it will hasten the departure from the race of some of the long-shot candidates. UPDATE: Pawlenty Ends White House Bid

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Losers All Around in Debt Limit Debate

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

Ultimately, the political dysfunction on display in Washington doesn't make either party look very good.

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Is Either Side Winning the Debt Ceiling Debate?

Monday, July 25th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

Polls are giving a slight edge to the GOP, but neither party is covering itself in glory.

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Has Michele Bachmann Become Mitt Romney’s Main Rival?

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

A recent poll shows a surge for the congresswoman, but her ultimate fate will be determined by whether Sarah Palin decides to run.

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The Death of Bin Laden and Obama’s Re-Election Prospects

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

What effect will the killing of Osama bin Laden have on the 2012 presidential election?

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WHO Study Used to Justify ObamaCare a Scientific Fraud

Monday, April 4th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

Findings were skewed to show better performance from countries with socialized health care systems.

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Health Care Reform: Death by a Thousand Cuts or Repeal and Replace?

Friday, January 14th, 2011 - by Rich Baehr

Repealing ObamaCare will be a larger undertaking than most realize, and it would help if the GOP had an alternative ready to replace it.

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Senate Dems Walking the Plank on Taxes

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

There are 21 Democrats who could face primary challenges from the left if they support the president’s tax compromise with the Republicans.

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Huge Losses for Dems in the South; GOP Surges in Midwest

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

Massive gains by the GOP from top to bottom augur well for redistricting and the 2012 presidential race.

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The Battle for America 2010: What Are GOP Prospects for a Senate Takeover One Week Out?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

It looks like an uphill climb for Republicans to take the necessary 10 seats to gain control of the Senate, but the probability of significant gains is still high.

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The Battle for America 2010: How Big a Wave for the GOP in November?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

The list of vulnerable House Democrats is growing while GOP chances for a takeover brighten on the Senate side.

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Past Week’s Primaries Strongly Reflect ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ between Parties

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

Republican primary turnout was two or three times that of the Democrats, and the much maligned tea party movement is one big reason why.

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Another Super Tuesday in the Books

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

The takeaway from yesterday is that the GOP looks like a far more diverse party this year than in prior years.

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Has Obama Made Health Care Reform Too Big to Fail?

Friday, March 19th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

As the Democrats inch toward legislative victory, the most compelling argument seems to be that a vote for health care reform is a vote to save Obama's presidency.

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Obama’s State of ‘The One’ Speech Preview

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

Explaining a freeze on spending that isn't and trying to convince a skeptical public he has the answers on creating jobs will be the president's top priorities. (See also Michael Ledeen: "The Real State of the Union: Fear")

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With Democratic Retirements, GOP 2010 Senate Prospects Brighten

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 - by Rich Baehr

An early look at how the Senate races are shaping up for the November election.

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Numbers Not Adding Up for Senate Democrats on Health Care Reform

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 - by Rich Baehr

Falling approval numbers for the president and Congress, as well as increasingly worrisome prospects for midterm elections, may doom the Senate bill. (Also read Roger Kimball: An Early Christmas Present, Brought to You By The Hill)

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