The government's latest reports that the economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter and created 203,000 new jobs last month left out a lot of caveats.
President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.
The Federal Reserve served notice this week that it will begin scaling back its costly economic stimulus program this year that has been propping up the chronically weak Obama economy.
In the sixth month of his second term, President Obama is still putting his national security team together and trying to figure out what he wants to do during the remainder of his presidency.
From pro athletes who waste money at their charitable foundations to federal employees who don't pay their taxes, legislators have a few suggestions for whom the IRS should have been scrutinizing instead of going after partisan organizations.
While the Dow Jones industrial average merrily soared to new highs on Wall Street, it was a much more sobering and even depressing story on Main Street America.
Northeasterners affected by Tuesday's massive storm are beginning the process of assessing the damage. Initial estimates suggest it could cost anywhere from $20 billion to $100 billion to bring things back to where they were before Hurricane Sandy struck.
August's abysmally weak job growth proved yet again that President Obama's economic policies are a miserable failure that will continue to undermine our country until he leaves office.
President Obama is expected to thrill supporters Thursday night when he speaks at the Democratic National Convention, but the good feeling could be short-lived with the arrival of a critical jobs report to be released Friday morning.