The Monkey Cage: Obama


Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Obama is about to wade into an insecure Gulf

Saudis complain about the president, but they’ve got bigger issues.

By Marc Lynch  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/27/2014

The surprising parity of the 2012 ground game

The conventional wisdom is that GOTV had small effects in 2012 -- and that those effects helped Obama. Both conclusions are premature.

By Ryan D. Enos and Anthony Fowler  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 Campaign, Obama, Romney, Voter Mobilization

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2014

The unilateral president? An addendum.

President Obama has issued fewer executive orders, but he has a multitude of other administrative tools.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  executive orders, Obama, presidential power, State of the Union address

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

SOTU 2014: Another Laundry List After All

The president promised a unilateral wonderland, but delivered the usual laundry list.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  12:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, presidential power, State of the Union address

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The SOTU Agenda: Avoiding Congress, on Capitol Hill

The State of the Union address is usually a laundry list of legislative proposals. Will it help Obama to make it about executive power instead?

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  executive order, Obama, presidential power, State of the Union address

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Always in Vague

Obama’s NSA proposals are vague, but that’s no surprise: presidential power often resides in the vague.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, Obama, Presidency

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

It’s really ‘Democratic Care,’ not ‘Obamacare’

“Obamacare” is less about what Obama wanted, and more about what the Democratic Party wanted.

By David Karol  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Democratic Party, Health Care, Obama, Obamacare