Tag Archives: obama

How Gay Marriage Won at the Polls

Molly Ball, The AtlanticHow activists rewrote the political playbook, reversed decades of defeat, and finally won over voters.On May 9, President Obama sat for an interview in the White House with the ABC News anchor Robin Roberts. Both of them knew w…

Why Obama Might Be Willing to Go Over Cliff

Michael Barone, ExaminerIs Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners? Some analysts think so. Keith Hennessey, a former top staffer for the Bush White House a…

How Gay Marriage Won

Molly Ball, The AtlanticOn May 9, President Obama sat for an interview in the White House with the ABC News anchor Robin Roberts. Both of them knew what she'd been summoned there to discuss, and Roberts didn't waste any time. "So, Mr. P…

Republicans’ Strategic Retreat?

Larry Kudlow, National ReviewRepublicans are divided. President Obama won't budge. And more and more, it looks like the fiscal-cliff deadline of Dec. 31 will be missed.It's now clear that Team Obama wants higher tax rates and revenu…

President Obama’s Energy Dilemma

Joel Kotkin, New GeographyTalk all you want about the fiscal cliff, but more important still will be how the Obama administration deals with a potential growth-inducing energy boom. With America about to join the ranks of major natural gas exporters a…

Immigration Reform Is Back on Agenda

Ron Brownstein, National JournalPresident Obama's reelection doesn't guarantee a breakthrough in the long stalemate over immigration reform. But it did instantly invert the debate.Since the collapse of a bipartisan immigration-reform effort …

Obama’s Benghazi Storytelling

Stephen Hayes, Weekly StandardThe White House has had quite enough of the controversy over ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, the misleading talking points she used in TV interviews about the jihadist attacks in Benghazi, and the Obama administration&…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest Hits

John Fund, National ReviewRepublicans think they got a bit of good news this morning with the announcement that President Obama has asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The Florida congresswoma…

Who’s Not Bargaining in Good Faith?

Robert Samuelson, Washington PostWASHINGTON — Put Social Security on the table — clearly and irrevocably. Protecting retiree benefits is the left's political equivalent of the right's "no new taxes" pledge. Congressional Republic…

The GOP’s Big Budget Mumble

Paul Krugman, New York TimesIn the ongoing battle of the budget, President Obama has done something very cruel. Declaring that this time he won’t negotiate with himself, he has refused to lay out a proposal reflecting what he thinks Republic…

Time to Call the President’s Bluff

Keith Hennessey, Wall Street JournalFlush with the adrenaline rush of his election victory, President Obama insists that Congress must now agree not only to raise taxes on the "rich," but also to adopt his previously ignored full budget. The…

The Sebelius Coverup

Jeffrey Anderson, The Weekly StandardMany states are wisely signaling that they aren't interested in doing the Obama administration's bidding on Obamacare. As a result, many if not most of Obamacare's insurance exchanges — the heart of…

Ongoing Conservative Delusions

Paul Waldman, The American ProspectSome of them actually believe Romney never made a case for conservatism.There's a phenomenon I've long noticed among liberals dissatisfied with Barack Obama, whereby they'll say, "He's never …