Republicans Warn That Immigration Order Will Foment Anarchy and Violence among Their Base – Obama Tells Them, ‘Pass a Bill’

Last night Pres. Obama unveiled his executive order to defer the deportations of 4.4 million undocumented residents, allow spouses of green-card holders to apply for legal status, make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to get visas and more. Today, predictably, Republicans are in full lather trying to shift public attention away from the fact that […]

Obama Unveils Executive Order on Immigration Reform

Here are highlights of Pres. Obama’s executive order on immigration reform from the Washington Post: The executive action will have two key components: It would offer a legal reprieve to the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who’ve resided in the country for at least five years. This would remove the constant threat […]

Impeachable? Here Are 18 Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Recent Republican Presidents
Presidents Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush all altered immigration law by executive action, yet none were impeached

Republicans claim that that Pres. Obama’s plan to establish temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants by executive order is illegal. Read the full report from the American Immigration Council: Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present They have issued a series of threats against the president if he signs the order to stand up the […]

Too Soon? Obama Comes Out Swinging After Midterm Elections

Republicans, in a new twist,* are outraged

Poll Finds 64% Tea Party Support for Impeaching Pres. Obama
Support among more liberal Republicans is 50%

A poll from Democracy Corps found that the Republican base supports impeaching Pres. Obama by a two-to-one margin. The poll did not ask what high crime or misdemeanor tea partyists believe the president is guilty of, but presumably it is “presidenting while black.” Congressional tea party boss Ted Cruz routinely bullied House Speaker John Boehner, […]

Sure, Obama’s Approval Rate Is Down in NC, But GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis’ Is Only 1 Point Higher

42% – 43%

Approval ratings in North Carolina of Pres. Obama and GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate Thom Tillis, respectively, according to a poll released Oct. 31 by CNN/ORC International. The poll found a 49-48 percent favorable/unfavorable rating for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, the incumbent. The unfavorable rating for Tillis, who is also assembly leader, was 50 percent. Hagan holds a slight lead over Tillis, 48-46 percent, in the poll.

Deficit Drops to Lowest Level Since Before the 2008 Financial Crash

Bloomberg: The budget deficit in the U.S. shrank in the last fiscal year to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 2007 as faster growth and falling unemployment boosted tax receipts, the Treasury Department said. The shortfall was $483.4 billion in the 12 months to Sept. 30, compared with $680.2 billion a […]

Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Clinton Left Office
More evidence that Republicans are terrible economic stewards for working people and the middle class

“The number of people who applied for U.S. jobless benefits fell 23,000 to 264,000 in the week that ended Oct. 11, hitting the lowest level since April 2000, showing that employers are laying off few workers, according to government data released Thursday,” Marketwatch reports. April 2000 was three months after Pres. Clinton left office. The […]

Obama’s Favorability at 49%, According to Daily Tracking Poll from GOP’s Rasmussen

49%

Pres. Obama’s approval rating according to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for October 15, 2014, from Rasmussen Reports, a Republican polling group. His disapproval rating is also 49%. That’s significantly better than his 42/52% rating in an NBC poll released this week.

It’s True – History Will Likely View Obama As a Great President
Despite Republican obstruction, the country is better off today - on healthcare, financial reform, the economy, the environment and national security - than it was when Obama took office

Paul Krugman’s article, “In Defense of Obama,” in Rolling Stone has caused a minor stir. In it he counters the anti-Obama currents swirling on both the left and the right by suggesting that Obama “has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” “Obama was indeed naive: He faced […]