Michael Barone | Obama Dragged Down by Chaos at Home and Abroad

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Michael Barone | Obama Dragged Down by Chaos at Home and Abroad


“Why do you think President Obama’s job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?” the interviewer asked.

It’s a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force participation remains low.

The fact is that the economy is growing, however slowly; jobs are being created, and the unemployment rate is heading down toward what economists consider full employment. And still the president’s job rating languishes.

What’s wrong with the question is an assumption embedded within it, that what voters seek most from government and political officeholders is economic growth. I think there’s something they value even more: the maintenance of order.

This isn’t what I was taught in political science classes. Political scientists who had grown up in the 1930s’ Depression taught that politics was about “who gets what, when and how.”

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Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket

Written on:July 23, 2014
Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket

Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket Posted on July 22 2014 – 9:26 PM – Posted by: iizthatiiz | Follow iizthatiiz on Twitter! TMZ reports that Sarah Palin was ticketed for speeding last week: Sarah Palin may be conservative, but her driving is unabashedly radical … giving TMZ an epic rationalization for speeding in her pick up truck in Alaska. “I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying”, the longtime racing enthusiast explained. She…

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John Dickerson | Obama’s Photo-Op Hypocrisy

Written on:July 23, 2014
John Dickerson | Obama’s Photo-Op Hypocrisy

John Dickerson | Obama’s Photo-Op Hypocrisy Posted on July 22 2014 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! The consensus has formed: President Obama should have visited the border to take a firsthand look at the influx of Central American migrants. Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez, Beto O’Rourke, and Henry Cuellar said so over the past week. Democratic political celebrity Wendy Davis, who is running to…

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Sen. Ted Cruz to Address AFP “Defending the American Dream” Summit

Written on:July 22, 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz to Address AFP “Defending the American Dream” Summit

July 22, 2014 Share This: f post to facebook t send to twitter m email to a friend print Group’s annual event kicks off August 29 in Dallas, lineup also includes Perry, Carson, Fiorina. DALLAS — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will address activists at the group’s signature annual event, the Defending the American Dream Summit® , held in Dallas on August 29 and 30. The…

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AFP Comments on Halbig v. Burwell

Written on:July 22, 2014
AFP Comments on Halbig v. Burwell

July 22, 2014 Share This: f post to facebook t send to twitter m email to a friend print Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for health care freedom, commented on the Halbig v. Burwell ruling handed down this morning by the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The US Court of Appeals ruled this morning that the Obama administration is breaking…

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New York Times | Who’s up for a higher gasoline tax?

Written on:July 22, 2014
New York Times | Who’s up for a higher gasoline tax?

New York Times | Who’s up for a higher gasoline tax? Posted on July 22 2014 – 7:00 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! About 10,000 motorists die each year because of inadequate road conditions, and millions of other Americans waste large portions of their lives stuck in traffic or stalled trains. The enormous cost to society of poor infrastructure grows every year, and most…

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Bill Scher | Imagining the Biden 2016 Announcement

Written on:July 22, 2014
Bill Scher | Imagining the Biden 2016 Announcement

Bill Scher | Imagining the Biden 2016 Announcement Posted on July 22 2014 – 8:30 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Here’s how I envision a truly candid Biden jumping into the race: Biden for America 2016, Inc. January 3, 2015 Remarks by Vice President Joseph R. Biden As Prepared for Delivery Today, I announce my intention to run for president of the United States….

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DC Examiner | House panel should focus on Obama’s Benghazi cover-up

Written on:July 22, 2014
DC Examiner | House panel should focus on Obama’s Benghazi cover-up

DC Examiner | House panel should focus on Obama’s Benghazi cover-up Posted on July 22 2014 – 10:00 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! New details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans provide both an opportunity and a caution to House Republicans as they create a special committee to investigate the attacks and their aftermath. The House Armed…

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Pro-Russian rebels finally hand over passengers’ bodies, black boxes

Written on:July 22, 2014
Pro-Russian rebels finally hand over passengers’ bodies, black boxes

Pro-Russian rebels finally hand over passengers’ bodies, black boxes Posted on July 21 2014 – 9:56 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Better late than never, I guess. Via the Washington Post. DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes…

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Jordain Carney | The VA Scandal Just Keeps Spreading

Written on:July 22, 2014
Jordain Carney | The VA Scandal Just Keeps Spreading

Jordain Carney | The VA Scandal Just Keeps Spreading Posted on July 21 2014 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! The VA has been embroiled in scandal in recent months because of allegations that staffers within the VA’s health care agency cooked the books on how long veterans waited before they received a medical appointment. The House Veterans Affairs Committee has held a…

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