Politics

POLL: 43% Say Obama Deserves Second Term

President Barack Obama faces uncertain prospects for re-election in 2012 as many voters question whether he deserves a second term, a new poll said on Monday.

Sarah Palin Says She Could Beat Obama; Seriously Considering Entering Race in 2012

Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012, the former Alaska governor told ABC News' Barbara Walters.


Ex President George W. Bush honors vets in Ohio

DAN SEWELL Yahoo! News 11.11.2010
Ex President George W. Bush honors vets in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio – Former president George W. Bush said Thursday he's enjoying being away from politics and won't get involved in current debates about his successor or Washington.

Obama Lawyers Back Military Gay Ban at Supreme Court

Greg Stohr Bloomberg.com 10.11.2010
Obama Lawyers Back Military Gay Ban at Supreme Court

The Obama administration said the U.S. Supreme Court should let the military continue to bar openly gay people under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, arguing that a change in the law should come from Congress, not the courts.


Hillary Clinton Rules Out 2012, 2016 US Presidential Runs

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is once again shooting down the idea she will run for president in 2012 or 2016. While in New Zealand as part of a two-week Asia-Pacific tour, a reporter on Friday asked Clinton whether she had ruled out running ...

Symbolic Victory for GOP: Republicans Projected to Win Obama's Former Senate Seat

Republicans gained a symbolic victory in Illinois, nabbing the Senate seat formerly occupied by President Obama, and won in a number of key states as more Democratic incumbents fell prey to voter discontent Tuesday.


'Obama unlikely to last his first term'

A US analyst says US President Barack Obama is unlikely to end his first term as there are serious efforts by American officials to remove him due to his incompetence.

US Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote

Democrats are looking to a pair of comedians to do what President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and dozens of other leaders haven’t done yet this election season: Get party members excited about voting.


America hasn't improved much over past 3 decades, Jimmy Carter says

America is no better off now than it was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says former President Jimmy Carter. From national politics to relationships with other nations, there is a lot of room for improvement.

Condoleezza Rice meets with Obama, then defends his administration's approach

Not many authors on a book tour manage to snag a visit with the president of the United States. But Condoleezza Rice is no ordinary book author. The former secretary of state and onetime national security adviser met one-on-one with President Obam...


Obama has the book thrown at him: Moment a missile narrowly misses U.S. President's head (and what's with the naked man?)

This is the astonishing moment a book was apparently hurled at the head of President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.

Sarah Palin Takes A Big Step Toward 2012 Run for US President

Paul Bedard US News & World Report 09.10.2010
Sarah Palin Takes A Big Step Toward 2012 Run for US President

Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is raising new speculation in conservative circles that she is already preparing for a 2012 presidential bid. In the latest and clearest example of her plans, Palin met with...


CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?

Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll.

A Teary Chief of Staff Gets Dead Fish At White House Send-off

At the 8:30 staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room this morning, departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was given a gift by Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee: a dead Asian carp.


Obama charges up young voters at concert/rally

ERICA WERNER Yahoo! News 01.10.2010
Obama charges up young voters at concert/rally

Grasping for the electric energy that propelled him to the White House, President Barack Obama whipped up young supporters at a rally Thursday night, where the boisterous crowd tried to shout down any talk of an "enthusiasm gap" among Democrats.

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House This Week

JAKE TAPPER and SUNLEN MILLER ABC News 28.09.2010
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House This Week

Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials are preparing for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to announce on Friday -- as Congress adjourns for recess -- that he is leaving...


Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay

Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay.

Obama uses his daughter, 9, to promote tourism with swim in Gulf of Mexico... where they stayed just 26 hours

He’s never been shied away from showing off his toned physique.But President Barack Obama’s latest beach moment might yet come back to haunt him after he enlisted his youngest daughter for a publicity stunt.


US Senate approves Obama nominee Elena Kagan to top court

President Barack Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court won Senate approval on Thursday, his second appointment to the court that decides abortion, death penalty and other contentious cases.

Top Economic Adviser Christina Romer To Leave White House

Kirk Victor National Journal 06.08.2010
Top Economic Adviser Christina Romer To Leave White House

Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans.



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