In Non-Shocking News, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Has Encountered Still More Trouble

I will freely admit that despite all that has happened to her, Hillary Clinton remains in an enviable position relative to many of her rivals. I will also freely admit that the Clintons are remarkably good at surviving scandals that would destroy lesser politicians, so no matter how bad the news gets for them, their …

The Fall of the Obama Administration

How far we have come from the hero worship that characterized the 2008 presidential campaign:A majority of Americans and even many Democrats consider President Obama's tenure to be a "failure," according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News.The poll shows Americans say 52-42 that Obama has been more of a failure …

The Public Catches On (Hillary Clinton Edition)

Hillary Clinton hasn't any major substantive accomplishments to her name, and the people who will cast a judgment on any presidential candidacy of hers have taken note:A majority of voters are unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s performance as secretary of State, according to a new POLITICO poll.Just 14 percent described her time at State — she …

Your Unsurprising News of the Day

"Happiness in Short Supply in Iran." Tell us about it: The media storm that erupted after police arrested six young Iranians for dancing to the Pharrell Williams song "Happy" in an online video prompted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to tweet, "Happiness is our people's right. We shouldn't be too hard on behaviors caused by joy." Iran's …

Barack Obama and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Year

Generally, it is not awesome when presidents are compared to Richard Nixon: President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday. Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By …

Will the Obamacare Calamity Ever End?

Apparently not. We get word today that private consultants from McKinsey & Co. warned that the rollout of Obamacare "was fraught with risks." These warnings stretch back to April of this year. Specifically, the warnings stated the following: The document did not predict whether the project’s problematic design stage would hamper its rollout but instead made it …

Meet the Current President. Much Like the Previous President.

Republicans who worry about the state of their party should be heartened by the fact that Barack Obama is doing everything he can to make the GOP look credible again: Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his reelection victory. His overall job rating stands at 41%, down 14 points since last December. A …