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Lincoln Mitchell: The President Needs to Lead on Gun Safety

Posted by Lincoln Mitchell On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The terrible news from Connecticut has shaken the country and cannot help hit anybody who has children or once was a child particularly hard. Anybody… read more
  

Showdown Spurs Republican ‘Freakout’

Posted by Salon On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Yesterday began with President Obama’s base grappling with how to interpret the new concessions he’d offered House Speaker John Boehner in their fiscal cliff negotiations…. read more
  

Report Throws Cold Water On Benghazi Conspiracy Theorists

Posted by Foreign Policy Passport On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

My colleague Josh Rogin has a more complete and straightforward writeup of this report, an independent look at the State Department’s handling of the Sept…. read more
  

The Puzzle of Black Republicans

Posted by Adolph Reed, New York Times On December - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Adolph Reed, New York TimesThis “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes—including that of President Obama—as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we h… read more
  

Anxiety Rises as Americans Face ObamaCare

Posted by Byron York, DC Examiner On December - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Byron York, DC ExaminerThis March will mark three years since Obamacare became law, and it still has not had any serious effect on most Americans' lives. That's the way President Obama and the law's Democratic authors planned it; they c… read more
  

Team Obama Reportedly Planning Visit After Tragedy

Posted by Patch On December - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Tweeted the helicopters people heard over Danbury today were an advance team setting up for a possible presidential visit early next… read more
  

How Gay Marriage Won at the Polls

Posted by Molly Ball, The Atlantic On December - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Republicans Float Fiscal Cliff Fallback Plans

Posted by Mollie Reilly On December - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

With negotiations on how to address the fiscal cliff apparently stalled, congressional Republicans are reportedly floating a fallback plan in both chambers of Congress to… read more
  

Why Obama Might Be Willing to Go Over Cliff

Posted by Michael Barone, Examiner On December - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Middle Class Malaise Complicates Dems’ Stance

Posted by Annie Lowrey, NY Times On December - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Annie Lowrey, NY TimesThe income stagnation that has hit the middle class in the last decade is complicating the Democrats’ position in the fiscal talks, making it more difficult for them to advocate across-the-board tax increases if a deal … read more
  

How Gay Marriage Won

Posted by Molly Ball, The Atlantic On December - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Team Obama Outlines Big Inauguration Details

Posted by New York Times On December - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

President Obama’s finance team is offering corporations and other institutions that contribute $1 million exclusive access to an array of inaugural festivities, including tickets to… read more
  

Republicans’ Strategic Retreat?

Posted by Larry Kudlow, National Review On December - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

President Obama’s Energy Dilemma

Posted by Joel Kotkin, New Geography On December - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Immigration Reform Is Back on Agenda

Posted by Ron Brownstein, National Journal On December - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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 … read more
  

  

A Manufactured Crisis to Grow Government

Posted by George Will, Washington Post On December - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

George Will, Washington PostEven Jonathan Swift, who said that promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of Barack Obama's promise of a "balanced" deficit-reduction plan &… read more
  

The GOP Budget "Offer" Just Doesn’t Add Up

Posted by Joe Conason, Truthdig On December - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Joe Conason, TruthdigIf President Obama honestly wants to negotiate an agreement with Republicans before the year-end fiscal deadline, he must be deeply frustrated. And if he doesn't really want to negotiate with them, then he should be delighted… read more
  

Will Obama Ever Get Serious About Spending Cuts?

Posted by Chicago Tribune On December - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

  

Hillary Can’t Wait to Start 2016 Campaign

Posted by Maureen Dowd, NY Times On December - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Maureen Dowd, NY TimesMany there came away assuming that it was the beginning of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, that she was thinking about her future rather than her present. Her reasoning, they reckoned, was this: If Obama doesn’t want… read more
  

Obama’s Benghazi Storytelling

Posted by Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard On December - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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&… read more
  

Top executives from four major defense and aerospace firms sent a message to Congress and the Obama administration today: the nation expects its elected leaders… read more
  

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest Hits

Posted by John Fund, National Review On December - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Who’s Not Bargaining in Good Faith?

Posted by Robert Samuelson, Washington Post On December - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  
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