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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…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…

President Obama at AIPAC March 4 Pete Souza

Obama Threads the Needle on Iran

President Obama “welcomed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, and I’m putting that word in quotes because everybody knows they can’t stand each other.

Netanyahu has been a hardliner his whole career, and his ruling coalition … More…

Assad and Ahmadinejad in 2007.  flickr sonyapryr

Russia and China’s “Shameful” Veto Was a Warning on Iran

This past weekend, Russia and China vetoed a carefully prepared and much-watered-down resolution in the UN Security Council that threatened sanctions against Syria if its regime didn… More…

Republican candidates debate

Live-Blogging the ABC GOP Presidential Debate

CONCORD, NH–Hello, everyone, I’m here in New Hampshire, following candidates around and reporting on the latest trends in the primary, which is being held Tuesday. We’re in the home stretch now, as candidates make their final pitch to the voters.… More…

2012 Predictions Graphic DonkeyHotey

Six Big Political Predictions for 2012

I wanted to take a quick break from the day-to-day primary and caucus coverage–it resumes in earnest when I head for New Hampshire Friday–to do my first post predicting what’s going to happen in politics in 2012.

Predictions, of course, … More…

Newt Gingrich

Newt Surges While Mitt Sags

Suddenly the Republican presidential race is up for grabs in an unexpected way: former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has jumped into first place in some national polls, and has surged in polls of early caucus state Iowa and … More…

Barak and Netanyahu.

Israel’s Shot Across Iran’s Bow

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Iran map CIA World Factbook

Neocon Romney Pushes for War with Iran

There were some amusing gaffes in Saturday night… More…

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scary News from Two Danger Zones

From Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic… More…