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Igor Bobic

Igor Bobic is the assistant editor of Talking Points Memo, helping oversee the site's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. While originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor feels best at home on the beaches of Southern California. He can be reached at igor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Per the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, President Obama believes that women should be admitted to the all-male Augusta National Golf Club.

"His personal opinion is women should be admitted to the club," Carney said at the White House on Thursday.

In a press release, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian appeared to compare Gov. Nikki Haley to the Kardashians and Snooki:

South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley has spent more time in the last month outside the state traveling with Mitt Romney and appearing on national television programs promoting herself than she has on promoting jobs for South Carolinians or meeting with the Republican legislature to pass meaningful tax reform.

 

Only 18 months in office and she has already written her biography. It used be that only people who accomplished something significant had biographies written, but in the age of Snooki and Kardashian celebrities it should be no surprise Nikki Haley draws some national curiosity.

 

NBC's David Gregory, host of Meet the Press, stopped by Jay Leno last night and commented on Mitt Romney's religion, Mormonism:

Let's be honest, it is the core of who Mitt Romney is. He was a missionary in France for two years. He has been a bishop in the church, which, in the Mormon church, is effectively like a priest. Philanthropically, he's made huge contributions. He's had a big impact on the church. And yet he doesn't talk about it. It's the core of who he is, and yet he doesn't feel like it's safe to talk about.

 

Speaking before the press in Washington on Wednesday, Mitt Romney directly rebutted President Obama's claim that Ronald Reagan wouldn't be able to win in today's GOP primary.

"I actually think Ronald Reagan would win handily in a primary, frankly, in all the primaries," Romney countered.

Addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for not having enough ideas to solve the country's problems:

I understand some people are amused that I have so many ideas.  But I think the American people will prefer it to President Obama’s grand total of zero.

Mitt Romney, addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, accused President Obama of running a "hide and seek" campaign because he isn't explicitly conveying his platform once in office.

Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it.  President Obama has turned that advice into a campaign strategy:  He wants us to re-elect him so we can find out what he will actually do. 

With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama's hide and seek campaign.

"Unlike President Obama, you don’t have to wait until after the election to find out what I believe in – or what my plans are," Romney added.

Mitt Romney, in addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, directly rebutted Obama's charge that Republicans want to "end Medicare as we know it."

I’d be willing to consider the President’s plan, but he doesn’t have one.  That’s right:  In over three years, he has failed to enact or even propose a serious plan to solve our entitlement crisis.

Instead, he has taken a series of steps that end Medicare as we know it.

He is the only President to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare.  And, as a result, more than half of doctors say they will cut back on treating seniors.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, Mitt Romney responded directly to President Obama's fiery speech at the same venue in Washington, D.C.

But instead of answering those vital questions, President Obama came here yesterday and railed against arguments no one is making – and criticized policies no one is proposing.  It’s one of his favorite strategies – setting up straw men to distract from his record.

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