Pres. Obama’s Statement on Robin Williams

In full: Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us […]

Colbert’s Right: Palin Does Know of What She Speaks

You can trust Sarah Palin on impeachment because she is an expert on leaving office in the middle of a term.

– Stephen Colbert, satirically agreeing with Palin’s calls to impeach Pres. Obama.

Let’s Do Math! Republicans, Please Grab a Pencil

The Obama family is on vacation. That means it’s time for Republicans and tea partiers to take a break from obstructing legislation, nomination approvals, and any other work in Congress (including suing the president for taking appropriate executive action to counter their inaction) to express ginned-up outrage that the people’s business won’t be done if […]

Republicans’ Irrational Hatred of Pres. Obama Skewed Poll That Named Him Worst President

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 33 percent of Americans believe Pres. Obama is the worst president since World War II, while just 28 percent give that dishonor to George W. Bush. How could this possibly be? The record overwhelmingly supports the proposition that George W. Bush was easily the most inept president since the […]

Contrary to GOP/Tea Party Spin, Pres. Obama Has Issued Fewer Than 200 Executive Orders – Bush, Who Had a ‘Rubberstamp Congress,’ Issued 291
Here are the actual numbers of executive orders Issued by all presidents since 1901

In a gambit to lay the groundwork for impeachment, the GOP leadership has announced plans to sue Pres. Obama on grounds that he has abused his authority by issuing executive orders to implement policies. In their single terms in office, Republican presidents Theodore Roosevelt issued 1,081 EOs, Calvin Coolidge issued 1,203 orders and Herbert Hoover […]

Obama Does the Dozens on Climate-Change Deniers

There are some who duck the question by saying, ‘Hey, I’m not a scientist.’ Let me translate that for you: What that means is, ‘I accept that man-made climate change is real, but if I admit it, I’ll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot.’

— President Obama, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, taking aim at climate change deniers.

Blame Obama: Uninsured Rate Sinking Like a Stone

Since healthcare is one of the few parts of the economy not yet easily outsourced overseas, the numbers mean economic growth across the board A new Gallup/Healthways survey shows the number of uninsured has fallen to pre-recession levels, before so many Americans lost not only their jobs but their health insurance too. Not to put […]

Obama’s Weekly Address Isn’t So Ho-Hum

Week in and week out, the president posts his “Weekly Address,” a reiteration of the best answer to the most pressing problem of the time, which will never see daylight because of Republican opposition to anything Obama-related. It’s easy to tune out Obama’s message, just to save a little heartbreak. This week, in the wake […]

Pres. Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Interview Has Upset Republicans – Because It’s Working

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama Republicans say they are agitated that Pres. Obama went on Zach Galifinakis’ fake interview show, “Between Two Ferns,” to promote the Affordable Care Act because he should be spending all of his time on the crisis in the Crimea — never mind […]

Poll: Obama’s Job at 48% – Biggest Improvement in Polling in His Presidency

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Approval rate of Pres. Obama’s job performance — up from 42 percent in December, representing the biggest move up yet in his polling positive as president, according to a Bloomberg National Poll. He’s also registering an improved favorability rating at 49 percent, the highest since last June.