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You Choose: Focus on Anthony Weiner, Defocus on the 2012 Election

You Choose: Focus on Anthony Weiner, Defocus on the 2012 Election

Editors Note By Albert N. Milliron Congressman Anthony Weiner was a Democratic rock star not unlike the Young Bill Clinton or Barack Obama.  He was sure to be a shoe in for Mayor of New York City and even had some folks looking at him as a Democratic version of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. All that changed in a Flash, literally a flash of a camera that posted a […]

States Objecting to Health Care Law to Get Day in Atlanta Appeals Court Wednesday

States Objecting to Health Care Law to Get Day in Atlanta Appeals Court Wednesday

For the third time in five weeks, the Obama administration’s legal point man for defending the president’s health care overhaul will walk into a federal appellate courtroom Wednesday to defend the controversial measure as an appropriate and proper exercise of the government’s power. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has steadfastly argued the law, passed in March 2010, is a necessary and reasonable response to halt the increasing costs of medical […]

President Obama Schedule for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

President Obama Schedule for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011 In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press, however, the deadline to request media credentials has passed.   Later, the President will […]

Top White House economist Goolsbee to step down

Top White House economist Goolsbee to step down

Things just are not getting better for the Obama White House.  Obama’s Top economist who has been telling America things are getting brighter every day is jumping ship. Top White House economist Austan Goolsbee said on Monday he was stepping down, marking the exit of one of President Barack Obama’s top aides at a time when new signs of weakness have emerged in the economy. Less than a year after […]

ABC News/Washington Post Poll show Obama Job Approval at 9 month low

ABC News/Washington Post Poll show Obama Job Approval at 9 month low

President Obama’s Job approval has tracked back to his lowest point since August 2010.  Obama had a 68 Percent Approval Rating back in February 2009.  The latest Polling data shows Obama at 47 percent.  Couple that with and unemployment rate at 9.1 percent and that spells a recipe for an uphill batten for re-election.  The last President who got reelected with an unemployment rate over 7.1 percent was Franklin Delano […]

President Obama Schedule for Monday, June 6, 2011

President Obama Schedule for Monday, June 6, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011 In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Later in the morning, the President will meet with his national security team for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room. The Vice President will also attend. This meeting is closed press. […]