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Cori Crider: Why, Mr President, Is Guantanamo Bay Still Open?

"A symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law." These are President Obama’s recent words on Guantanamo Bay, the military prison he rules as commander-in-chief. But as Gitmo’s infamous hunger strike enters its sixth month, it is increasingly plain that we have not one, but two administrations on Guantánamo Bay. The

Why the Republican Coalition Still Works in ’16

Harry Enten, Guardian
The faultline in the GOP revealed by the party’s internal debate on immigration reform "“ over whether a future Republican coalition should rely more heavily on whites than it already does, or should try and bring more Latinos into the fold to win the presidency "“ remains unresolved. W

Obama’s Low Job Approval Bad News for Dems in 2014

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J.T. Young, IBD
Conventional wisdom says highly motivated opponents and unmotivated supporters cost Democrats 2010′s midterm. If true, Obama’s current low polling numbers could augur a sequel in 2014.Not only is Obama today almost exactly where he was with the overall population in the 2010 election, he is polling decidedly worse among those wit

Is President Obama Out of Ideas?

Dana Milbank, Washington Post
"I don’t normally do this," President Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in the subject line of an e-mail blast to reporters Sunday night.This was tantalizing. What would this top White House official be doing? Singing karaoke on the North Lawn? Getting a "POTUS"

Obama & the Unfinished Business of Race

Eugene Robinson, Wash Post
WASHINGTON — Sometimes it’s good to be proved wrong. Last week, I wrote a column doubting that President Obama could speak powerfully and effectively about the racial issues raised by the Trayvon Martin case. Well, the president did just that.Obama’s remarks Friday — a surprise to reporters expecting the usual daily

President Obama’s Summer Swoon

Chris Stirewalt, FOX NewsPresident Obama’s poor job approval ratings have become as much a part of late July as sweet corn and a fire sale on the Cubs’ roster. But this time, Team Obama has a plan to prevent the second-half slump t…

The Full-Time White House Horror Show

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Wes Pruden, Washington TimesEverything about President Obama’s grand takeover of everyone’s aches and pains puts the pain in a new place. The only relief he can promise is that the pain is more tolerable today than it will be tomor…

Buyer’s Remorse From Obamacare Backers

Seth Mandel, Commentary
One of the key selling points for ObamaCare was President Obama’s repeated promise that if you like your current health insurance plan, you can keep it. This posed a challenge to the president because not only was it clearly untrue, but the health-care reform law was specifically designed to prevent many people from being

Obama’s “Hidden Hand” Approach

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Peter Baker, New York TimesThat is not to say Mr. Obama is uninvolved. In the privacy of the West Wing, away from the cameras, he has made calls to leading figures in the Arab world and has met with advisers trying to influence the crisis. But his low…

Is Obama’s Biggest Problem Obama?

Ezra Klein, Washington PostFor the White House, immigration reform perfectly encapsulates the most frustrating reality of President Obama’s second term: If it’s to be a success, Obama needs to stay out of it — or…

Another IRS Scandal Waiting to Happen

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Kim Strassel, Wall St. Journal
The Obama administration claims it wants to ensure that the rank political abuse perpetrated by the Internal Revenue Service is never repeated. Ask Donald McGahn how that’s going.Mr. McGahn is a Republican appointee to the Federal Election Commission, an agency with every bit as much potential for partisan meddling

Obama’s Never-Mind Presidency

George Will, Washington PostOn a Friday, the Senate received a 114-page amendment to the (by then) more than 1,000-page “Gang of Eight” bill, which the Senate passed the following Thursday. Senators can repent at leisure after they…

Davis for TX Gov? Don’t Mess With It, Wendy

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Harry Enten, The Guardian
There seems to be an inherent human belief that, given sufficient audience, anyone can convince a majority of almost any position. It’s the reason you have any number of pundits claiming that President Obama needs only to talk more and more kindly to the American people and the Republican-controlled House in order to ge

Obama’s Shocking Attitude on Egypt

Charles Krauthammer, FOX News
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Obama is a bystander, again. Here are the Egyptians in the millions out on the street, trying to bring down an Islamist government, increasingly dictatorial, increasingly intolerant, arresting journalists and judges, trying to Islamicize the military and the people are saying no, and what does t

Nelson Mandela and President Obama

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Bill Keller, New York TimesGATHERING valedictory material on Nelson Mandela as he faded in a Pretoria hospital the other day, I came across a little book called “Mandela’s Way.” In this 2010 volume, Rick Stengel, the ghos…