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Ranking The Presidents

President’s Day prompted several analysts to engage in the always popular practice of ranking the Presidents.  Harry Enten discussed who should really be on Mount Rushmore (and found that they did a pretty good job): But Franklin D. Roosevelt has since joined the four Rushmore presidents in historical greatness; he’s consistently rated among the top […]

Key Obama Aide Leaving

Dan Pfeiffer, one of the longest-serving advisers to the president, is stepping down. Administration officials said there had been no decisions about who would replace Mr. Pfeiffer, or about how to compensate for the exit of a confidant whose longevity and closeness to the president are rare at the White House. “Dan brings a very […]

As the right continues to blame Obama for everything that is wrong with the world, an annual Gallup poll, conducted for nearly 70 years has named him the most admired man living anywhere in the world for the 7th straight year, beginning with 2008. According to Gallup: “Obama has appeared on the top 10 list […]

President Obama and Savannah Guthrie were both standing up. At the start of the live 6-minute interview, at 4:36pmET, Obama showed off the White House beer:  “First president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House,”“First president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House,”Obama boasted. After a couple questions about football […]

President Obama is determined not to be a lame duck president, and he continues to show that with is Monday budget. This is what family values is all about. Obama’s goal is to transform government policies for early childhood. Two weeks ago, Obama sketched out his agenda during the State of the Union address, calling […]

It was Obi Wan Kenobi who first said, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine,” but so far, it is President Barack Obama who has made good on that promise, following up his party’s disastrous 2014 midterm losses with a swaggering stride and a string of victories to […]

Sue me, I love the State of the Union. Always have. I enjoyed it even when George W. Bush was president, and the record shows how I felt about the Bush administration. (I particularly liked Bush’s State of the Union in 2006 when he warned against creating “human-animal hybrids,” obviously to prevent a pig-man dystopia.) […]

We know the key initiatives President Obama will lay out tonight, and that is a good thing, as Rick Klein points out. The “spoilers” strategy may sap what’s left of the drama of anticipation around Tuesday night’s State of the Union. But that drama has been dissipating naturally anyway – and that’s why the White […]

The Obama family will spend part of Martin Luther King Day volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Cabinet officials are also fanning out for service projects. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough are volunteering at a high school in Southeast Washington, D.C. Secretary of […]

President Obama’s approval ratings continue to rise as the economy does. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has him at 50%. Obama’s overall approval rating now stands at 50 percent, the highest in a Post-ABC poll since the spring of 2013. His standing is nine points higher than in December and seven points higher than in […]

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