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  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval [Disapprove Just Hit an unprecedented 55%]

    03/06/2014 10:48:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3/6/14 | Gallup
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points
  • Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/28/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.
  • Report: Obama spends as much time on economy as walking dog

    07/19/2012 1:30:56 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 14 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Michele Kirk
    A newly released report reveals some hard facts about how much time and effort President Obama has actually put into fixing the economy. An analysis of the President's official schedule looks at his first 1257 days, and paints a picture of what reality looks like, as opposed to his rhetoric. The following excerpt shows some of the startling facts.
  • Where does government control of the economy lead? (Historical long-term unemployment)

    05/12/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Posted to fb by FReeper Joe Wierzbicki | May 12, 2012 | Pew Research
  • Obama expresses concern about slowing economy

    06/08/2011 12:41:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    AP ^ | June 7 2011 | CRUTSINGER and RUGABER
    WASHINGTON – With few options at hand and his poll numbers sagging, President Barack Obama expressed concern Tuesday about the sudden slowdown in the economy but said he is not worried about a second recession and the nation should "not panic." The president spoke about the new economic trouble in detail for the first time since a report late last week showed job growth had slowed sharply in May. He tried to reassure Americans worried about high unemployment and expensive gas that the nation is on a slow, if not steady, path to recovery. "I am concerned about the fact...
  • Austan Goolsbee to leave White House (Abandon Ship!)

    06/06/2011 5:47:12 PM PDT · by TSgt · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/6/11 7:26 PM ED | MIKE ALLEN
    Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, plans to return to teaching economics at the University of Chicago this fall, the White House announced Monday night. Goolsbee has been on leave for four years from the university’s Booth School of Business and could have lost his tenured position at Chicago, where he was a professor for 14 years before joining the administration, if he did not return, an official said. Goolsbee, one of Obama’s longest serving aides, was an economic adviser on the 2004 Senate campaign, and the senior economic adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign.He...
  • Obama: Time For Fighting Health-Care Overhaul Has Passed

    01/28/2011 1:29:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan 28, 2011 | Jared A. Favole
    President Barack Obama on Friday defended his health-care law in the face of continued Republican-led calls for repeal, declaring that the time to fight the overhaul has passed. Obama was speaking at the annual conference of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group that played a big role in the health-care overhaul.
  • Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House This Week

    09/27/2010 6:47:06 PM PDT · by devane617 · 106 replies
    abc.com ^ | 09/27/2010
    Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials are preparing for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to announce on Friday -- as Congress adjourns for recess -- that he is leaving his post to explore a run for mayor of Chicago.
  • Jimmy Carter: My presidency was a success

    09/20/2010 8:43:00 AM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies
    WTSP News 10 ^ | 9/20/10 | Chris Collette
    You don't often hear a U.S. president, past or present, talking about his mistakes and shortcomings in office. But that's what you will hear now - from the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. It turns out that during his four year term President Carter kept a diary that he is now publishing, along with an often-harsh critique of his own performance in the White House. His tenure, which correspondent Lesley Stahl covered as a CBS White House correspondent, was tumultuous. The problems he confronted kept mounting and people wondered if he was cursed by a dismal economy,...
  • The Loneliness of Governor Schwarzenegger

    07/12/2010 2:50:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/10 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    LOS ANGELES — If the mark of a real independent is lack of friends, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the quintessential nonpartisan in American politics right now. His approval rating has not risen above 30 percent since May 2009. California remains in deep fiscal distress. He is despised by the state’s workers (whose pay he cut), Democrats (who loathe his aversion to new taxes and his desire to cut entitlements) and Republicans (who wish those respective aversions and desires were stronger), as well as college students, public school parents and people who hate the smell of cigars. As Governor Schwarzenegger prepares...
  • Obama Hits Lowest Approval Mark

    02/08/2010 11:12:36 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 34 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | February 8, 2010
    Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations. The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama's job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama's approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%. Obama's 44% job approval rating is the lowest he has scored in any non-internet poll since moving into the WH, according to a review of data compiled by...
  • Clueless Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'

    12/28/2009 5:21:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies · 3,664+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It took a tough question from Matt Lauer, but after having laughably claimed that "the system worked," Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano has now conceded the obvious: that the security system that permitted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board NWA 253 with explosives "failed miserably." On Today and in other interviews this morning, Napolitano attempted to use her own ignorance as a shield. Each time she was hit with a hard question, her response was to the effect "yeah, we're wondering about that ourselves." She also continued to point the finger back at the Bush administration, repeatedly mentioning that the security procedures...
  • The Ball-Burning Bomb in Boxers and Stupid Homeland Security Tricks

    12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,446+ views
    Various/The Lid ^ | 12/27/09 | The Lid
    Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano either doesn't get it, or is dumber than toast. Today President Obama's choice to protect us from terrorism appeared on CNN and proved that she does not belong in her position. Napolitano, said it was too early to speculate on the claims of Al Qaeda connections made by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian held in connection with the incident. After his arrest in Detroit, Abdulmutallab said he had obtained a specialized explosive chemical compound and a syringe sewn into his underwear from a bomb expert in Yemen associated with the terror network, according...
  • Security reviews under way after airliner attack

    12/27/2009 11:30:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 499+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 27, 2009 | Pamela Hess and Calvin Woodward
    The Obama administration promised Sunday to review security procedures at airports and the government's system for checking suspicious travelers after an alleged terrorist bent on destroying a jetliner came close to succeeding. An apparent malfunction in a device designed to detonate the high explosive PETN may have been all that saved the 278 passengers and the crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. No undercover air marshal was on board and passengers subdued the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, of Nigeria.Abdulmutallab was hospitalized with burns from the attack and was read an indictment filed Saturday in federal court in...
  • Clown alert: Janet Napolitano and Homeland Security

    12/27/2009 11:17:59 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 23 replies · 962+ views
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 12/27/09 | Purple Mountains
    Over the weekend, the incompetence and the radical left ideology of the Obama Administration came together in the skies over the country as a would-be Al Qaida bomber tried unsuccessfully to take down a passenger-laden jetliner. We learn from the dunce running Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, that “the system worked” and “this was a lone operator – not part of a larger group”.
  • Napolitano: "The system worked"

    12/27/2009 6:40:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 409 replies · 11,673+ views
    Napolitano: "The system worked" DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that "the system worked." Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the flight, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions." Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the bomber] was improperly screened."
  • Napolitano: The “System Worked”..Even Though A Bomb Made It Through Security

    12/27/2009 9:34:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 92 replies · 2,095+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-09 | Curt
    Gotta agree with Jonah here....fire Napolitano. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked." Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions." Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened." The system worked? You have to be joking....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Gains for Obama, not his Afghan plans (BARF!! AP Public Relations Push Poll)

    12/17/2009 4:51:55 AM PST · by DarthVader · 10 replies · 408+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 17 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Budget deficits are in the stratosphere. Unemployment has hit 10 percent. The health care overhaul is incomplete. Still, Americans appear to like President Barack Obama and the way he's doing his job. The latest Associated Press-Gfk poll shows the president's popularity holding steady, with 56 percent of those polled approving of the way he's taking care of the country's business. His marks for handling the 8-year-old war in Afghanistan have jumped by double digits, with more than half now approving, since he capped a three-month strategy review by announcing a big troop increase. But despite his prime-time...
  • Wow Chicago Eliminated In First Round!

    10/02/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Williams · 318 replies · 19,161+ views
    10/2/09
    That's it Folks wow Chicago tossed out in the FIRST round!
  • Woes at Citigroup Began With Failed Bid for Wachovia

    11/22/2008 7:04:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,426+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2008-11-21 | Ben White & Vikas Bajaj
    Less than two months ago, Citigroup emerged from the wreckage of the financial crisis as one of the last titans left standing on Wall Street. Now, in a stunning turnabout, the banking giant has sunk to its knees after a series of blows that have driven its stock price to a mere $3.77 on Friday — and left it running short on time and options. In the decade since Citigroup was born from the merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group, it weathered many storms that threatened to pull it apart. But the current turmoil can be traced back to the...
  • What happened to the moderates and independents?

    11/04/2008 9:40:13 PM PST · by eekitsagreek · 68 replies · 2,546+ views
    11/04/2008 | eekitsagreek
    One of McCain's selling points was that he was going to attract moderates and independents. Did they simply not go for him or was there not enough?