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President Obama at a news conference Monday at the NATO summit in Chicago

Risk Taker Obama Doubles Down on Bain

Forget Steven Rattner, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr, or even Newark Mayor Cory Booker, all Democrats who have criticized President Obama’s campaign ads against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.

Forget the way … More…

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Americans don’t pay much attention to overseas elections and we don’t think we have much to learn from other countries– especially France.

But I believe our two presidential candidates can draw some lessons from the results of Sunday’s second round … More…

Private Sector Employment Growth 2008-2012.

Second Weak Jobs Report Raises White House Concerns

April’s employment report had little good news for the Obama Administration. Job growth was weaker than expected for the second consecutive month, and though unemployment slipped to 8.1%, the larger number of unemployed and underemployed (what the bureaucrats call U6) … More…

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Obama Gains Ground with Israeli, American Jews

The more the issue of peace between Israel and the Palestinians fades into the background, the more popular President Obama gets among both Israeli and American Jews.

That’s what recent polls say, and it’s welcome news for the president’s … More…

Obama Clinton Panetta 2012 (540×335)

US Pushes Iran Hard as Talks Set to Begin

After much hemming and hawing, negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program appear ready to start this week in Istanbul.

US officials have leaked the demands they are making along with their European allies, and they are surprisingly … More…

President Obama Signs Health Care Reform

Picking Up the Pieces on Health Care Reform

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probably cast their votes Friday on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

And while no one can predict how the Supreme Court will vote based on oral arguments—everybody … More…

President Obama with Jack Lew & Economic Advisors Pete Souza (540×360)

The President Needs to Deal With High Gas Prices

Last week I wrote that President Obama may be peaking a bit too early in the election year. This week, several polls showed him slipping in popularity and tying or even trailing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the general … More…

Crane builds new Intel fab at Chandler, Arizona/

Two Policies That Really Would Create Jobs

In my column, I reviewed all the Republican presidential candidatesMore…

Romney NH victory speech

Romney Throws Down the Gauntlet to Obama

The New Hampshire primary seems like ancient history now, and so does former Massachusetts Gov.… More…

Mitt Romney campaigning in New Hampshire

Romney’s Big Gaffe

CONCORD, NH–Mitt Romney’s tightly controlled campaign unraveled a bit on the very eve of the New Hampshire primary when the former Massachusetts governor made his biggest error yet–and on a subject that has proved to be his Achilles heel.

Speaking … More…