Obama Never Lived Up to Foreign Policy Promises

Nominations for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize closed just 11 days after Barack Obama assumed the presidency. President Obama was chosen unanimously, over 204 other nominees, on October 5, just nine months after his election. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Obama expressed surprise, even skepticism over his selection. “…I would be remiss if I did…
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Obama Congratulates Himself On a Job Well Done

By almost any measure it’s been an incredibly difficult and humbling year for President Obama. After all, the Democratic presidential candidate, who appeared to be as close to a “sure thing” as there is in politics, and who fashioned herself as an extension of Obama’s policy platform, got trounced. The result isn’t just a blow…
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Economists See A Rising Threat of Recession

The economic recession feels as though it were just yesterday. I vividly remember the mixed feelings when Senate and House leaders announced a tentative deal to pass President Bush’s plan to purchase $700 billion in “troubled assets” in order to stabilize the financial system. I remember anxiously watching the bill fail in the House and…
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Obama’s Overtime Rule Is Bad for Young Graduates

Good for thee, but not for me. That was the lesson when a network of progressive groups collectively known as U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) issued a statement saying that President Obama’s new overtime regulations would erode its efforts to “stand up to powerful special interest.” “Doubling the minimum salary to $47,476 is especially…
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The Fourth Estate is Broken, and the White House Knows It

It’s very rare to get a peak behind the curtain into how the policy sausage is made in this White House. But every time we do, Americans come out looking like suckers. First, we learned about White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe’s strategy dubbed “stray voltage,” in which they purposefully spark controversy, often by knowingly…
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President Obama Still Doesn’t Understand Americans’ Economic Struggles

President Obama still doesn’t get it. When he looks back at his economic record, he sees one filled with remarkable successes, and to anyone who sees differently, well, he’d prefer you just listen to his scholarly assessment. “I actually compare our economic performance to how, historically, countries that have wrenching financial crises perform,” Obama recently…
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Obama Must Act to Stop Iran’s Nuclear Provocations

The Iranian nuclear deal had many flaws. It allowed Iran to fully develop a nuclear weapons program in 15 years, after which the United Nations will lift almost all restrictions on the program. No centrifuges were set to be destroyed, and indeed the deal gave Iran tacit approval to conduct research on advanced centrifuges, which…
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Clinton is Now Embracing the Idea of Serving “Obama’s Third Term”

This election season I’ve found myself unable to escape the feeling of deja vu. Specifically, it feels as if we’ve gone back in time eight years, when Barack Obama was trying to beat John McCain in the race for the White House. “[W]e all agree that at this defining moment in our history, a moment…
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Obama’s Couldn’t Contain the Condescension in Final State of the Union

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient,” Article 2, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution My, how far we have strayed from that rather reserved ideal. That of a president presenting…
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