Sign up for Doug's Mailing List
Subscribe to Blog
Tagsamerica american barack obama books byline=doug schoen Campaign Insiders clinton congress country crisis democratic democrats economy election Election 2012 florida fox news governor house king major massachusetts mayor medicare mitt romney mongolia obama op/ed party patrick caddell policy politics polls president president-obama republican republicans rick santorum romney state united united states washington white-house world affairs
The first question for White House spokesman Jay Carney at Tuesday’s press briefing went right to the heart of the growing crisis facing President Obama:
In the matters of the Benghazi terror attack, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the Justice… Continue reading
On Monday President Obama delivered a defense of his administration’s response to the Benghazi attacks: he said that nothing new came out in last week’s hearings, that he called the Benghazi attack what it was–a terror attack–the day after it… Continue reading
It is bad enough that former Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was unfairly convicted and jailed last summer for four years after being charged with misusing property and government power. And that prior to his conviction he was imprisoned so as… Continue reading
Nicolas Maduro’s 1.5% win indicated that Venezuela is, at best, a totally divided society. It also suggests that the winner, Maduro, has no legitimacy.
In winning the election, Maduro deployed tens of millions–if not hundreds of millions–of dollars in state… Continue reading
President Obama is set to propose his “compromise” budget plan on Wednesday. His budget is reported to trim the deficit by $1.8 trillion over the next ten years, with nearly $600 billion in savings coming from additional revenue and $1.2… Continue reading
In the past few weeks, Democrats and Republicans have offered up competing budget proposals—the Democrats in the Senate, the Republicans in the House—to address the nation’s mounting fiscal challenges.
The two budgets are roughly $1 trillion apart on taxes and… Continue reading
The Democratic and Republican Congressional budget plans proffered by House and Senate budget committee chairs must be viewed more as acts of political theater than serious fiscal roadmaps. ;
Even though symbolic votes have taken place, neither plan has a… Continue reading