President Obama’s favorability is now below that of all his other living predecessors in the White House, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, according to a new poll.
Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.
The National Security Agency’s phone-snooping program is on its last legs after senators approved the USA Freedom Act Tuesday, rewriting the sweeping Patriot Act to ban bulk collection of Americans’ data and adding more transparency checks to the secret court that oversees intelligence gathering in the hopes of heading off future surprises.
Hillary Clinton is being called “tone-deaf” after her campaign scheduled a major campaign rally at a New York park for next weekend, forcing a planned children’s event to cancel.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush extended somewhat of an olive branch on Tuesday to the 2016 GOP field, saying any of the Republicans running for president would be better than former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or President Obama, while also predicting there will be some “elbows and knees under the boards” in the intra-party nominating contest to come.
Sen. Marco Rubio called Tuesday for a “new generation of leaders” to take control of government, delivering a challenge to the heavyweight legacy candidates in both the GOP and Democratic primaries who are fighting to keep the White House under control of a baby boomer.
Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department’s budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama once confided that he believes he is “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Tuesday that Congress is reluctant to pass a “fair tax” because lawmakers are in bed with a deep-pocketed “donor class” that is reaping benefits from the current tax code.
Insurers are planning double-digit rate hikes ahead of Obamacare’s third year, eliciting a told-you-so outcry from the law’s opponents who said the health law is to blame for boosting the price of care and forcing those costs onto consumers.
There’s yet another trend in the trendy news media, identified by more than one concerned critic. Consider a new Investor’s Business Daily editorial titled “The soft-soaping of socialism in the U.S.” The publication focuses on the happy-go-lucky press coverage of a certain Vermont independent making a vigorous run for the White House as a Democrat.
A powerful House committee approved a bill Tuesday to repeal Obamacare’s medical device tax, a provision that’s been criticized by members of both parties as a misguided way to pay for the health overhaul.