Obama: Weathering the Storm?: In the new ABC/Washington Post poll, 51% approved of the job Obama was doing as president, virtually identical to his mid-April and early March approval ratings of 50%. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll also showed stability … read more
Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that President Obama’s White House counsel was told about the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups weeks before this policy was made public by the IRS. Purportedly, this information was not passed to President Obama. … read more
Small businessmen sour on ACA: In a survey of 603 small business owners, 48% of them said that the Affordable Care Act will be bad for their businesses. Thirty-nine percent said the law will have no impact while 9% said … read more
Democrats and left-wing pundits have long argued that Barack Obama would be their Ronald Reagan, a president who significantly shifted the nation’s political and economic landscape. With reelection and a second term, as Andrew Sullivan wrote last September, Obama would … read more
The Obama administration’s chief of protocol, Capricia Marshall, announced this week that she will be leaving her demanding post at the State Department to spend more time with her 13-year-old. Echoing thoughts of another former top State Department denizen, Anne-Marie … read more
It’s now been several weeks since the Boston bombing. Pollsters have subsequently released several polls gauging the opinions of Americans on a host of issues related to terrorism and the bombings themselves. Below are some of the major takeaways. Domestic … read more
Support for Obamacare reaches a new low, a majority of Americans are confused by the sequester, and support for a path to citizenship declines. read more
Last week, AEI hosted a number of legal experts who focus on constitutional law at the event, “The New Deal Constitution at 75: Many happy returns?“. The panel discussion revolved around two cases in particular: United States v. Carolene Products … read more
Episode number 100! Thank you to all our listeners who’ve supported the show for 100 great episodes. This week, we sit down with AEI scholar Jonah Goldberg to discuss the grisly Gosnell trial and the media coverage surrounding it. We also talk … read more
Give the government some credit: The polls in recent weeks have been filled with bad news for Washington. When Gallup asks about the most important problem facing the country, around 15% in recent months have spontaneously mentioned dysfunction in Washington. … read more
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