What a difference a few short months of fundraising and golf outings make. President Barack Obama started the year with an apparent fresh optimism when he sat down for a sympathetic interview with The New Yorker in January. Back then, Obama dismissed the boiling kettle of Sunni extremism in Syria and Iraq as the bumblings of an inept “Jayvee” team— as in, these guys are lightweight terrorists compared to the al-Qaida we just decimated.
Count yourself fortunate, or something, if you’re among the 48 percent of Americans who can cough up a spare $400 in emergency cash without having to beg, borrow or steal. According to a Federal Reserve report on American households’ “economic well-being” in 2013, fewer than half of all Americans said they’d be able to come up with four Benjamins on short notice to deal with an unexpected expense.
By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proudly embraces a foreign policy that, after a decade of war, includes a resistance to military action in hotspots around the globe. That reluctance was no more apparent than in Iraq, where thousands of American died in a war that became increasingly unpopular. […]
Maybe the Democrats’ idea of immigration “reform” is appealing, on some level, to California’s heavy population of Hispanic voters; maybe it isn’t. But one thing appears clear after viewing the results of a poll released by the Spanish-language TV network Univision: It’s nowhere near the top of their list of hot issues going into the […]
The Washington Post on Friday offered a breakdown of President Barack Obama’s problem with punctuality. According to the analysis, the President is running more than a day and a half behind. From the piece: We decided to try to figure out just how late Obama actually is. The way we did that was pretty simple: […]
Congress is on vacation and President Barack Obama will be soon. But the turmoil throughout the world certainly isn’t breaking for summer fun. It’s no big deal, though– it’s hard to imagine that Obama and U.S. lawmakers can do less while they’re absent from Washington than they manage to accomplish while there. Here are some top political cartoonists’ illustrations of tumultuous Summer 2014.
As President Barack Obama defies public opinion and mulls executive action on immigration reform, new poll numbers reveal the reason that a majority of Americans don’t want to see the President make it easier for illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
N.J. Logan, an 80-year-old Florida woman who had recently had hip replacement surgery, was resting at her home Holmes Beach, when some noises outside her window startled her. After discerning that it wasn’t her husband — who wasn’t expected home yet — her attention focused on protecting herself.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise enlisted John Feehery, a Federal lobbyist with a deep hatred of the “racists” and “hucksters” who he believes make up the Tea Party, to help fill staff positions.
Taylor Woolrich, a student at Dartmouth College, knows she’s being stalked. When she was living in San Diego, as a high school student, a man in his 60s began showing a sinister interest in her while she worked at a local café, and since then, no amount of legal cajoling has gotten him off her […]