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The Failures Of Obama’s Leadership

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Fairly or not, the President has created the impression that he is not a good leader, and there’s not much he can do about it at this point.

Top House Republican Dodges Question On Impeachment

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In an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise refused to rule out the idea of impeaching President Obama: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday repeatedly declined to give a straight answer on whether he would support impeaching President Obama. Even in the relatively friendly confines of Fox News […]

Majority Of Americans Oppose Both Impeachment And The House’s Lawsuit Against Obama

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Once again the GOP finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.

Obama To Bar Discrimination Against Gays By Federal Contractors, With No Religious Exemption

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Later today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order barring Federal Contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But that’s not even the most controversial part for some conservatives.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Only Congress Can Do What’s Needed To Deal With The Border Crisis

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That ball is in your court, Congress.

GOP Establishment Pushes Back Against Calls For Impeachment

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Led by Speaker John Boehner, Republican leaders are trying to placate calls for impeachment.

John Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Obama Is All About Obamacare, And Will Probably Be Dismissed

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John Boehner’s latest political move is designed mostly to appease the GOP base, but it’s likely a non-starter from a legal point of view.

The Border Crisis: Many Causes, No Simple Solutions

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Trying to make sense of a very complicated issue.

Yes, We Spy On Germany. Big Deal.

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There’s a new round of allegations about American spying on Germany.

Obama Shakes Hands With A Guy Wearing A Horse’s Head

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President Obama had an odd encounter on the rope line in Denver late yesterday: The bear was on the loose on Tuesday evening — this time in Colorado. President Barack Obama greeted supporters on a walk following dinner in downtown Denver, a night that resulted in shaking hands with a man in a horse mask, […]

Sarah Palin Says It’s Time To Impeach Obama

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What could possibly go wrong?

Presidential Overreach Should Be More Than Just Another Partisan Fight, But That’s What It Will Be

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There are legitimate issues regarding Presidential overreach and separation of powers that President Obama’s actions while in office have raised. But none of that will be discussed in our hyperpartisan political culture.

Could Republicans Taking Control Of The Senate Be Good For Obama?

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Republican overreach could end up helping the President and his party.

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Iraq, And Of The Idea of Intervening In Iraq

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Americans disapprove of how the President is handling Iraq, but they don’t like what his critics are proposing either.

Obama Ranked Worst President Since World War II In Mostly Worthless Poll

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Obama is the worst President since FDR died? Only if you believe a mostly worthless poll.

Americans Have Almost Totally Lost Faith In Government

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Public faith in government institutions is at all all time low.

The Myth Of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Inevitability And The 2016 Election

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One of the most repeated comments about the 2016 race is based on something that just isn’t true.

Obama To Name Former Proctor & Gamble Chief To Head V.A.

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Nearly a month after Eric Shinseki resigned amid the growing scandal at Veterans Administration hospitals, President Obama will name a replacement today: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday intends to nominate Robert A. McDonald, a former chief executive of Procter & Gamble, to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, a White House official said […]

President Obama’s Plan To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Is A Bad Idea

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For some reason, President Obama wants to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Supreme Court Restricts President’s Recess Appointment Power

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The Supreme Court rules that Recess Appointments can only be made when there’s actually a Congressional recess.

Speaker Boehner To File Lawsuit Against Obama Over Executive Actions

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A clash over Separation Of Power and the Imperial Presidency, coming soon to a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

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The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

South Dakota Republican Party Endorses Impeachment Of President Obama

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The South Dakota Republican Party has officially endorsed the impeachment of President Obama.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Arming Separatists

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The Obama Administration is accusing the Russians of continuing the arm pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine despite previous claims by Moscow that they were not doing so: WASHINGTON — On a day that the Ukrainian government announced .a unilateral cease-fire in its battle with separatists in the country’s east, the Obama administration raised the stakes […]

Public Has Little Confidence In Obama’s Foreign Policy Or Leadership, New Poll Shows

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More bad poll numbers for the President.

Bill Clinton Most Admired President Of Past 25 Years, Bush 41 Woefully Underrated

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Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton is the most admired recent President according to a new poll, but his predecessor seems to be underrated.

Voters Like Clinton Better Than Obama On The Issues

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows that voters prefer Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama on pretty much every issue: Voters believe Hillary Clinton would do a better job on both foreign and domestic policy issues than President Barack Obama, according to a new poll. In a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, those polled were asked to rank whether […]

Obama Hits New Job Approval Lows

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Some bad news for the President.

Obama Is Not To Blame For The Deterioration Of Iraq, And The U.S. Can’t Fix It

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Iraq is falling apart for reasons that have nothing to do with President Obama or his policies.

It Doesn’t Matter When, Or Why, Hillary Clinton Changed Her Mind On Marriage Equality

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Obsessing over what a politician believed in the past accomplishes nothing.

As Militants Advance, Iraqis Look To U.S. For Help

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The Iraqi government seems to be panicking.

Public Skeptical Of Bergdahl Deal

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Thanks largely to Administration mistakes, the Bergdahl deal is not going over well.

At Normandy, Obama Continues A Tradition That Reagan Started

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For the fourth time in 30 years, an American President spoke at Normandy to honor a day of sacrifice and triumph.

Obama And Putin’s Awkward Encounter

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With Vladimir Putin in France along with other world leaders to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, there was much speculation about whether or not he and President Obama would end up meeting at some point. Based on how things are going so far, I wouldn’t be too optimistic: The leaders were attending […]

Why It Matters That Obama Didn’t Follow The Law In The Bergdahl Release Deal

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Good intentions and good results aside, the President’s disrespect for the Rule Of Law should concern everyone.

Does The World Really Think Less Of The U.S. Due To Obama’s Foreign Policy?

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Situation In Syria

There’s little evidence for the conservative contention that the President has damaged America’s position in the world.

Obama Was For Notifying Congress About A Deal For Bergdahl Before He Was Against It

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John McCain isn’t the only one who’s done a little flip-flopping on the whole issue of swapping Taliban Prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in recent years. Consider this from a White House Press Briefing on June 21, 2013: Q    Jay, going to back to Afghanistan, the Taliban has offered to release Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five […]

Did Obama Violate The Law With The Bergdahl Release? It Sure Seems Like It

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Good intentions aren’t an excuse for failure to follow the law.

Army Will Investigate Desertion Charges Against Bowe Bergdahl

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It’s good that Bowe Bergdahl is free, but questions remain about how he went missing that need to be answered.

Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Deal That Led To Bergdahl Release

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The Obama White House rejected Republican criticism of the deal that led to the release of the only American Prisoner Of War from the Afghanistan War.

Eric Shinseki Out As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

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Eric Shinseki resigned as Secretary of Veterans Affairs this morning, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

Obama’s Cloudy Foreign Policy Vision

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Once again, President Obama’s attempt to communicate a foreign policy vision falls short.

Political Vultures Circling Around Eric Shinseki, Deservedly So

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It seems unlikely that Eric Shinseki will have a job for much longer.

All U.S. Troops Will Be Out Of Afghanistan After 2016, Most Will Be Out By December

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An imperfect timetable, but better than nothing.

What, If Anything, Should The United States Do About Those Nigerian Schoolgirls?

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Not every tragedy can be resolved with a military response.

Benghazi Committee A Prelude To Impeachment?

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Is the GOP headed down a road that leads to yet another doomed impeachment and trial?

New Emails Revive Old Benghazi Arguments

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A new set of emails is reviving the old partisan arguments about the attack in Benghazi.

Obama’s Poll Numbers Dip Again, Time For Democrats To Worry

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A grim new poll for the President and his Democratic allies.

Putin Refusing To Talk To Obama About Ukraine

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It appears what we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.

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