A Different Path: A History of the Kerry Administration & Beyond

Discussion in 'Finished Timelines and Scenarios' started by Pericles, Apr 9, 2016.

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    FEINGOLD WIDENS LEAD IN IOWA TO 12 POINTS BUT CLINTON LEADING IN OTHER 3 EARLY STATES BY SOLID MARGINS-AUGUST 3, 2011
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    OBAMA DECLARES "IT'S TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP", SAYS ONLY HE CAN BE PRINCIPLED, ELECTABLE, AND BIPARTISAN-AUGUST 4, 2011
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    TONY ABBOTT OVERTHROWN IN CONFIDENCE VOTE, NEW ELECTION TO BE HELD
    RUDD LOOKS SET TO WIN-AUGUST 5, 2011

    STANDARD & POOR'S DOWNGRADES US CREDIT RATING TO AA+, BLAMES PARTISANSHIP AND UNWILLINGNESS TO COMBAT THE DEBT ON BOTH SIDES-AUGUST 6, 2011
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    FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD VOTES TO RAISE INTEREST RATES TO 0.5% BASIS POINTS
    HUBBARD: "WE HAVE NO CHOICE"-AUGUST 6, 2011
    The Federal Reserve Board voted last night to raise interest rates. This move has been done to quell rising inflation, which many blame on the Quantitative Easing policies of the previous Fed Chairman Roger Ferguson. Ferguson has virulently opposed the interest rates hikes, calling it "a stupid decision that will have dire consequences for the economy." The economy, already shrinking, is now predicted to enter a double-dip recession, though Hubbard has claimed that this is necessary to avoid a major inflation crisis. The stock markets are expected to fall dramatically after two big whoppers, the downgrade and the interest rate hike, in one day. The decision is already igniting major controversy among economists, and fear among politicians. The economy is set to face another traumatic, but hopefully short, period.
     
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    LIBYAN REBELS MOUNT OFFENSIVE ON CAPITAL TRIPOLI, GADDAFI'S SON CAPTURED-AUGUST 21, 2011

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    CLINTON STAFFER: "FEINGOLD IS A WIDE-EYED, UNELECTABLE IDEALIST"-AUGUST 22, 2011


    OPPOSITION SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL FORMED IN ATTEMPT TO UNITE ANTI-ASSAD GROUPS
    ANALYSTS UNCERTAIN ON WHETHER IT WILL SUCCEED-AUGUST 23, 2011


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    FEINGOLD PUSHES BACK, SAYING "WHEN CHANGE ARRIVES THE FORCES OF THE STATUS QUO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO STOP IT"-AUGUST 23, 2011


    OBAMA DECLARES FEINGOLD IS UNELECTABLE, TRIES TO PROMISE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    FEINGOLD CAMPAIGN REBUKES OBAMA CLAIMS, TRIES TO LABEL HIM AS ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE-AUGUST 25, 2011

    FEINGOLD, OBAMA BREAKING NEW GROUND IN UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA, CLINTON FALLS BEHIND
    OBAMA CAMPAIGN LEADS IN THE INTERNET BATTLE

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    GADDAFI HAS LOST! REBELS TAKE TRIPOLI, BATTLES WITH GADDFAI LOYALISTS TO CONTINUE, DICTATOR ESCAPES-AUGUST 28, 2011


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    HURRICANE IRENE SWEEPS EAST COAST-AUGUST 28, 2011


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    UNEMPLOYMENT JUMPS TO 10.8%, INTEREST RATE HIKE BLAMED-SEPTEMBER 1, 2011


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    INDIA & BANGLADESH SIGN PACT TO END BORDER DEMARCATION DISPUTE-SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

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    AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL ELECTION: KEVIN RUDD RE-ELECTED PM, ABBOTT DEFEATED, LABOR GETS 82 SEATS-SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

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    PRESIDENT PRESENTS RESTORING AMERICA'S ECONOMY ACT (RAEA) TO CONGRESS-SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

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    The President has sent another economic plan to Congress, which recycles elements of the ROAR Act and previous plans to cut regulations and cuts taxes further, and outright eliminates many taxes. Congress is expected to reject his plan, with every single Democratic presidential candidate opposing RAEA, and all Democratic congressional leaders also opposing it, with Senator Reid calling it "a re-hash of failed policies." Romney's primary challenger, Ron Paul, says the plan does not go far enough, with Paul calling for the abolition of the income tax, as well as the abolition of the Fed and massive cuts to spending. Paul is very unlikely to defeat Romney, but is currently polling around 25-30% in both Iowa and New Hampshire and hopes to humiliate Romney by winning a state somewhere. Several pundits have speculated that RAEA and Romney's other ideas mainly serve to give him an agenda to run on in 2012.
     
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    HILLARY CLINTON SLIPS IN DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, STRUGGLES TO JUSTIFY LARGE WALL STREET DONATIONS-SEPTEMBER 7, 2011​


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    ARMED INSURGENCY GAINS MOMENTUM IN SYRIA


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    REPUBLICANS BEGIN GETTING MASSIVE WAR-CHEST FOR 2012 ELECTION


    SYRIAN ARMY BESIEGES RASTAN-SEPTEMBER 27, 2011​


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    REBELS ROUTED FROM RASTAN, OVER 120 CIVILIANS KILLED-OCTOBER 1, 2011​

     
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    ROMNEY LOSES 53-44 TO CLINTON, 49-46 TO OBAMA AND 48-47 TO FEINGOLD-OCTOBER 3, 2011​

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    ZOELLICK: "ASSAD MUST GO"-OCTOBER 3, 2011​

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    CLINTON RELEASES HEALTHCARE PLAN-OCTOBER 4, 2011​


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    Senator Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, released her healthcare plan today. Senator Clinton, in a launch of her plan in Concord, New Hampshire, declared, "Our health care system is in crisis. Too many Americans are paying more and more for insurance that covers less and less." Clinton has sought to downplay concerns about her plan being like the Hillarycare debacle of the 1990s, naming her new plan the American Health Choices Plan and emphasized this theme, promising it would not be a massive government bureaucracy. Her plan has tax credits, regulations, creation of government insurance exchanges, subsidies for those unable to afford insurance, an individual mandate, more malpractice reform, and clearly leads the field. While many comparisons have been made to Hillarycare, her plan is in fact much more similar to a different plan. Hillarycare 2.0 is essentially a clone of the Romneycare plan passed when Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts.
     
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