Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is benefitting from a less turbulent week, and a decision to take a “selfie” of and not twerk Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
"There was some controversy this week but when the dust settled it was much ado about nothing.
“Back home, Congress actually compromised on a budget deal that neither conservatives nor progressives like, but does avert a government shutdown at least for two years. It has already passed the House.
“Internationally, Israel has quietly backed down from its challenge to the Iran pre-deal and will focus on shaping the final package. Reports coming in reveal that Syria is actually destroying it chemical weapons. As for Selfie-gate,' at least the Obama wasn't twerking with the lovely Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt."
Grade -- B
Zogby is the senior analyst for Zogby Analytics and author (with Joan Snyder Kuhl) of "The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing our Millennial Generation."Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.