Tag Archives: obama

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 …

Reforming Teachers–and Unions

Michael Stryer, Washington PostWe have all heard about the dramatic changes in the American electorate and how, because he spoke to the concerns of the growing numbers of Hispanic, black, female and younger voters, President Obama was reelected despit…

GOP Pans Obama’s Budget Plan

Huey-Burns & McPike, RealClearPoliticsDemocratic and Republican leaders have needled each other this week to make the first move in the staring match over how to avert the looming fiscal cliff. On Thursday, the White House finally jumped, offering…

Senate Democrats’ Unified Coalition

Ronald Brownstein, National JournalThe same dynamic that powered the Democrats' unexpected Senate gains this fall could also give the party more leverage to drive its legislative agenda through the chamber in the months ahead.At the core of the D…

Chris Weigant: The New Deal

There’s going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Republican Hypocrisy on Susan Rice

Michael Williams, The GuardianThe Republican crusade against Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, continues unabated. Dr Rice, a favourite to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is charged by some Republicans with "ly…