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Tag Archives: obama
Campaign season is in the air and I’m not talking about the 2014 midterms.
President Obama kicked of a 20-day press offensive yesterday to sell the Affordable Care Act. After the last two months, which have been disastrous for the… Continue reading
The path forward for the Democrats
Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday.
In her prepared testimony, which has already been released to the media, she acknowledges the… Continue reading
It’s just one humiliation after another.
A mere three weeks ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin upstaged the US in negotiations over Assad’s chemical weapons. In response to an off-the-cuff comment by Secretary Kerry in London that Assad should just hand… Continue reading
It seems that President Obama has more allies on the Hill than we thought. But they’re not who you’d expect.
The Republicans and Ted Cruz have become President Obama’s greatest ally. Their latest gambit appears to have failed and there… Continue reading
With the Syria crisis entering a new phase, the focus among Washington policymakers has shifted to the debate over the debt ceiling and efforts by far-right Republicans to try and defund the Affordable Care Act. While it makes for good… Continue reading
President Obama failed quietly over the weekend, and it’s important to understand why.
His failure had both everything, and nothing, to do with Syria. The withdrawal of Larry Summers as a prospective candidate to head the Fed is indicative of… Continue reading
As I discussed in my most recent post, thanks to last week’s newest revelation–that the NSA scans virtually all communications between Americans and their correspondents overseas, based on the conveniently inexplicit and ambiguous rule that the NSA may “seek to… Continue reading