By Meghashyam Mali | 12/07/13 07:27 AM
President Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits set to expire by year’s end, saying that failing to do so would deal a blow to the economy and millions of struggling families. “For many families, it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe,” said...
By Star Parker | 12/06/13 03:07 PM
When presidents give speeches, the affair is choreographed like a Broadway production. The message is not just the words of the speech, but where it is given and who happens to be the chosen audience. So it was not by accident that President Obama chose a theater in a poor black neighborhood...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/06/13 05:51 PM
President Obama wants to put inequality at the center of America's political discourse. Fine. Here’s the opening question: “Does inequality matter?” The answer: “It depends.” It depends on how governments react to inequality, it depends on how developed the country is, it depends on...
By Zack Colman | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The Obama administration finalized a rule Friday extending the length of permits that allow energy companies' wind farms to kill eagles without penalty.
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/06/13 02:06 PM
The White House dismissed a report suggesting that President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not meet ahead of the botched rollout of Obamacare. Obama press secretary Jay Carney said the claim was based on a “ridiculously false premise.” “Kathleen...
By Charles Hoskinson | 12/06/13 12:22 PM
Seeking to draw attention away from the fiasco that Obamacare has become and shore up his flagging popularity, President Obama recently pivoted yet again to a message of economic populism that included calling for a minimum wage increase. "There’s no solid evidence that a higher minimum wage...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/06/13 12:07 PM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Friday. “President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory...
By Michael Barone | 12/06/13 11:19 AM
Gallup provides useful data on the decline of Barack Obama's job approval from November 2012 to December 2013 among various segments of the electorate. The biggest drop is among Hispanics, from 75% approval to 52%. Gallup also reports 18% and 17% declines among two groups which include many...
By Michael Barone | 12/06/13 10:46 AM
Ted Van Dyk, a longtime aide to Sen. Hubert Humphrey now in retirement in his native Seattle, has some very good advice for his fellow Democrats.
By Charlie Spiering | 12/06/13 10:42 AM
Had the unemployment numbers released Friday morning showed a decline in jobs, President Obama and his team at the White House would have likely blamed the Republican-led government shutdown for the disruption to the economy.
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