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Poor President Obama. Despite all his efforts, or maybe because of them, the U.S. economy keeps crumbling.
With $4-a-gallon gas a matter of recent news, a few members of Congress are trying again to give the federal government the job of policing gasoline prices. No matter that in study after study, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that public concerns over price gouging usually are misplaced. No matter that the FTC has repeatedly told Congress a federal price-gouging law would cause more problems than it solves.
Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops to the international military mission in Libya.
The White House has finally forged a bipartisan consensus in Congress. Unfortunately for President Obama, lawmakers are uniting in opposition to his approach to the ongoing U.S. involvement in the Libyan civil war. Some see the operation as an ill-advised and useless military venture; others argue that Mr. Obama is breaking the law.
For the first time in a generation, Egypt is in strategic play. It could either stay a U.S. strategic partner and maintain peace with Israel, or it could join an Islamist axis with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Publicly silent, fellow Democrats privately seethed Thursday over the distraction and furor surrounding the lewd photo sent from Rep. Anthony D. Weiner's Twitter account, even as he declared again that he was finished talking about it.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Thursday that Washington must demonstrate it can "put its fiscal house in order" before the country will see the kind of strong economic growth necessary to create new jobs.
Social Security and Medicare are emerging once again as seemingly untouchable third rails of politics despite their looming insolvency, and economists say the reason is obvious.
If you surveyed House Republicans, doubtless all of them would swear that they admire former President Ronald Reagan. Yet many of them have voted to defund the U.S. Institute of Peace or even repeal the provision that established it in 1985.