PostPartisan: Barack Obama


Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Defeating Obama’s kryptonite with the black vote

African Americans are key to ensuring Democrats’ victory in 2014.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014

The Koch brothers’ extra baggage

Their anti-solar push could alienate members of the GOP grass roots.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, gop, koch brothers, Republicans, solar energy, tom steyer

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

LBJ’s civil rights legacy and its importance to LGBT Americans

It is easy to forget that not long ago our federal government casually dismissed the concerns of LGBT Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

We can survive if we spend 1.7 percent less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget 2015, Democrats, economy, house, Paul Ryan, Republicans, spending, The Insiders

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014

The Insiders: The president takes the low road

The president’s speeches this week showed us that he has no intention of governing for the remainder of his term. He is still in campaign mode, and it’s getting ugly.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage, Obamacare, president, primetime, The Insiders

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Samsung’s selfie-centered antics

The White House objects, and so do I.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014

7.1 million reasons for Obamacare victory lap

You’re darned right President Obama and Vice President Biden took a victory lap in the Rose Garden

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The short answer is no. And the more we find out about Obamacare, the less chance there is that President Obama and his Democratic allies will be able to claim success.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan pfeiffer, Democrats, election 2014, hhs, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, premiums, The Insiders

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014

The Insiders: Republicans can’t avoid the minimum wage debate

Raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs, but Republicans can’t just say “no.” They need to offer a plan of their own.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, income inequality, minimum wage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014

The Insiders: The Crimea invasion is not about global warming

Tom Friedman of the NYT thinks that “Putin’s Crimea adventure” is a “blessing” because it will allow President Obama to pursue an even more aggressive global warming agenda.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Crimea, Foreign Policy, global warming, putin, The Insiders, tom friedman, ukraine

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014

The Insiders: Sebelius happy talk makes it worse for Democrats

The HHS secretary’s denials and delays of Obamacare are inflaming voters, which will not help Democrats in November.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, individual mandate, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Obama, Palin and dignity

The former Alaska governor is the one who needs lessons in appropriate behavior.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare, Republicans, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obama and Galifianakis kill it ‘between two ferns’

Before you get to the health care sales pitch, you hear Obama and Galifianakis trade some pretty amazing barbs that are superb simply because of who is delivering them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014

GOP should listen to Gates on Ukraine

The former defense secretary tells Republicans they need to ‘tone down’ their bashing of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Republicans

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The Insiders: What’s a GOP candidate to do about Ukraine?

GOP candidates should refrain from criticizing the president over Ukraine right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, elections 2014, Foreign Policy, Republicans, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama urges nation to be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

From the moment President Obama walked into the East Room, you could tell this initiative was personal for him.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014

The Insiders: Liberals are destroying the planet

Most reasonable voters find it hard to know whom to believe on climate change because alarmists like President Obama and Al Gore have so often been wrong.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The Insiders: Another day, another Obamacare disaster

The finding that 11 million U.S. workers face higher premiums under Obamacare should be a banner headline. But by now these revelations are routine.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Insiders: America’s decline could become a campaign issue

Under President Obama, America’s influence around the world is rapidly declining. We will pay a price for this weakness, perhaps soon.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american decline, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Speaker Boehner is not chained to reality

“This reaffirms what has become all too apparent: The president has no interest in doing anything, even modest, to address our looming debt crisis.” #FacePalm

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical billion-dollar politics

How many billions more will President Obama toss out to pet programs before the 2014 elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, billion dollars, Climate Change, government spending, spending, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Insiders: The IRS, the Democrats’ cat’s paw

There is an ominous pattern emerging of the IRS being involved on behalf of the president’s political interests.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, frank vandersloot, irs, lois lerner, Republicans, targeting, The Insiders

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/14/2014

A rising tide and the cost of inaction

The argument for climate change inaction is getting weaker with every stronger storm.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, David Cameron, Environment

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business

The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. Why is the White House refusing to admit the obvious, that Obamacare just isn’t working?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, delays, Democrats, election 2014, employer mandate, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014

The Insiders: Obama should change tactics and call Speaker Boehner

This week we learned more about the destruction caused by Obamacare and saw a weak jobs report, but still the president and his Democratic allies deny that the president’s policies are to blame.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, job report, keystone pipeline, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The trust deficit for Boehner and the GOP

After all that Republicans have done, Obama is the one who has to “rebuild trust“?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, immigration, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare discourages work

The White House and the Left have made a stunning admission: They think less work and less initiative in the workplace is a good thing.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, CBO, Democrats, entitlements, New York Times, Obamacare, The Insiders, welfare state

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Yes, O’Reilly is ‘unfair’ to Obama

The Fox News anchor conducts a seat-of-the-chair lecturing of the president on issues and in a tone certain to thrill the hearts of conservative viewers.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:18 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare -- The incompetence and denials keep coming

Democrats are trying to hide the problems with Obamacare instead of fixing the problems. They can’t keep up the denial and deceit forever.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, maryland, Obamacare, state exchanges, The Insiders

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/03/2014

O’Reilly outFoxed by Obama

Neither the station nor its anchor has shown Obama or his office the respect both deserve. And that 10-minute interview was a perfect illustration of it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Obama fumbles one answer to O’Reilly

The president doesn’t know football.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The Insiders: All eyes are on Janet Yellen

Will the new head of the Federal Reserve show the same levels of no-confidence in Obama’s economic policies as Ben Bernanke?

By Ed Rogers  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, federal reserve, janet yellen, The Insiders

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Florida GOP hangs Joshua Black out to dry

Republican candidate for the state House called for the execution of President Obama. State party leaders do the right thing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The Insiders: The only surprise was that there were no surprises in the State of the Union address

President Obama’s State of the Union address was more of the same liberal Democratic policies that kill jobs and stall economic growth.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, inequality, SOTU, State of the Union, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 01/29/2014

A thumbs up for Obama and the State of the Union

President Obama was long on warmth and mercifully short on wonkery. And he did this by weaving his call for a “year of action” on behalf of the American people with the stories of the American people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:34 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Obama’s best State of the Union speech

Apparently none of the commentators who’ve been saying his presidency is on its last legs bothered to let him know.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Poll position for President Obama

With disapproval and negativity ratings so high, neither side has anything to crow about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Obama’s sure-footed surveillance speech

His address Friday set several markers that may last far beyond his term of office

By David Ignatius  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden, intelligence, nsa, President Barack Obama, surveillance

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2014

The Insiders: The politics of the president’s new NSA policies

Will some of the president’s key words and phrases on the NSA reforms be taken at face value, or will they be interpreted as “weasel words” that mean the surveillance on U.S. citizens will continue?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, edward snowden, national security, nsa, senator rand paul, surveillance, The Insiders

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ dilemma for 2014

Republicans should not be dissuaded from making Obamacare and the Obama economy central to the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, Obamacare, Senator Kay Hagan, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

The Insiders: The problem with ‘no-drama Obama’

Barack Obama is a bystander president who shrugs as events unfold and yawns as our problems get worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2014, Robert Gates, The Insiders

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014

The Insiders: Gates should have waited

Former defense secretary Robert Gates’s memoir is valuable, but it should have come out after the president he served left office.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, duty, Robert Gates, secretary of defense, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

The Insiders: Democrats must quit denying the political science of global warming

The U.S. does not set a good example by wasting billions of dollars on climate change programs overseas.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, global warming, tax dollars, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013

The Insiders: Is the president crowding the Pope?

Is it just me, or is the president trying too hard to associate himself with the pope?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Pope Francis, The Insiders

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s ‘Indiana Jones’ trick

The president is taking a gamble, but it is the member of his party who will have to pay the price if he loses.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, bond buying, Democrats, economy, federal reserve, tapering, The Insiders

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The Insiders: John Podesta is a good hire

John Podesta is a beltway pro who will be able to help the White House with their efforts to rescue President Obama’s second term.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, john podesta, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/11/2013

About that Obama selfie nonsense

As with most nontroversies, there is no there there.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 12/10/2013

C’mon, media, use what we know about polling

Use poll aggregators. Don’t jump to conclusions about what causes polling changes.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:03 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, polls

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/10/2013

A thaw in Obama-Brazil relations

President Obama kissed the president of Brazil.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Brazil, Spying

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013

The Insiders: Washington is busy, but it’s not productive

Working 16 hour days doesn’t necessarily mean you are being productive. President Obama and Secretary Sebelius are busy but they’re not getting much done.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dc culture, The Insiders, washington dc, White House

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is not cool

Team Obama is not successfully selling Obamacare to young people. Their efforts are clumsy and tone-deaf, and millennials aren’t buying it.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, millennials, Obamacare, The Insiders, Youth

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013

The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive

Stock market gains, an oil boom and some improvement in Obamacare might help the Democrats next November. The GOP needs a plan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, energy, Obamacare, one percent, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013

The Insiders: Why would Obama say he is not ideological?

President Obama said “he was not a particularly ideological person” at a Democratic campaign fundraiser, but his actions tell us a different story.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, ideology, leadership, The Insiders, valerie jarrett

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013

PostScript: Milbank and press denied at WH photo ops

Readers respond to Milbank on replacing White House media coverage with in-house photographers.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, White House press

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Dinesh D’Souza and his vile Trayvon tweet

Just when I thought hatred towards Trayvon Martin (and the president) coudn’t get any worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should give the Iran deal a chance

Republicans can and should be cautious about this agreement, but they need to be specific about what results they will be looking for over the next six months.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, The Insiders

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Insiders: This is what panic looks like

Team Obama’s delay of the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is a sign that it is panicking about the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The right fight for Obama and Democrats

Use of the “nuclear option” sends a clear message about President Obama’s second term.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, filibuster, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing -- ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

The president’s “rebranding and remarketing” quest is nothing more than an effort to mask the truth about Obamacare: that Obamacare means more cancelled plans, less options, lower quality of health care, and broken promises.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cancelled plans, Congress, Democrats, health care, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Obama and Senate Democrats were right to go nuclear

Why today’s action -- despite the danger it poses if/when the Senate or the White House goes back to Republican control -- was necessary.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, filibuster, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/20/2013

On the poll with Obama and the GOP

The president’s standing has plummeted. But things aren’t all rainbows and unicorns for Republicans, either.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The GOP is out to destroy the country

The Republican Party is grinding just about every sector of the federal government to a halt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s news conference settled nothing

The president’s news conference was at least partially driven by the reality that the House is voting on Rep. Fred Upton’s “Keep Your Health Plan Act” tomorrow. But the president’s proposed “fix” doesn’t change anything.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, congressman fred upton, Democrats, house, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should boycott former Secret Service agent’s book

Dan Bongino has done a disservice to the president and shamed the Secret Service. Everyone should ignore him and his book.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan bongino, secret service, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should hound Obama on Iran

Republicans need to press the administration for specific details of what they are negotiating with Iran. The consequences of America’s policy toward Iran being mismanaged are too severe to let it slide.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, Republicans, secretary john kerry, The Insiders

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Lesson for Democrats in McAuliffe win: Bet on black

McAuliffe eked out a 3-point win because African American voters showed up at the same numbers as during the presidential election year.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

The White House can change its messaging, but it can’t change the fact that Obamacare will hurt a huge number of Americans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Reince Priebus and ‘a culture of hatred’

The GOP chairman engaged in some inflammatory wishful thinking on last night’s “Hannity.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:17 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The Insiders: The Upton bill is the biggest threat to Obamacare so far

Rep. Fred Upton’s Keep Your Health Plan Act could force Democrats to reveal whether or not they support the president’s deceit in furtherance of his disaster of a health-care law.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congressman fred upton, Democrats, election 2014, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Obama and presidential ‘lies’

The more Obama-bashers highlight his “lies,” the more I’m reminded of falsehoods that had greater and deadlier consequences.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

The Insiders: President Obama will owe Terry McAuliffe a favor

The Virginia gubernatorial candidate helped Obama over the weekend.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2013, gubernatorial election, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The Insiders: All health care politics is personal

Obamacare is a weight on the Democratic ticket. More and more Americans are receiving health insurance cancellation notices and facing higher premiums.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, elections 2014, health insurance, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Michael McCaul adds to GOP disrespect of the presidency

An invitation to the White House to meet with the president used to be a clear-your-calendar occasion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The Insiders: Let the calls for a White House shake-up begin

If President Obama is really as uninformed as he claims he is, there is an internal communications problem at the White House.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, obamacare, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013

The Insiders: Dependency is on the march

Republicans need to offer credible alternative plans for Obamacare and other issues in order to combat the dependency state that Democrats have created.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, dependency, Republicans, taxes, The Insiders, welfare, welfare state

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2013

The U.S. is entering a new phase in the “cycle of history”

The nation is transitioning from a conservative phase to a liberal phase.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arthur Schlesinger, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Kennedy, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/24/2013

A voice of far-right mistrust and fear of President Obama

Over 26 minutes, it quickly became clear that Obamacare was the tip of the iceberg of irrational fear of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Why lies about Obama resist the truth

“You consider them to be lies . . . I consider them to be true.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:52 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

The Insiders: Let’s root for Obamacare to fail

Obamacare is a bad, harmful policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Obama’s big salute to government and its workers

They are rarely if ever thanked for what they do. The president changed that today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The irrational fear of President Obama

They don’t like him. They don’t trust him. And they think he’s destroying America.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Ugly rebel yell in front of the White House

If you want to curdle the blood of an African American and send a message of menace all one need do is wave the Confederate flag.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, Sarah Palin

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is a blemish on American technology

The failure of the Obamacare website is an embarrasment to American technological capabilities.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, kathleen sebelius, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy caught in own Obamacare spin

Yet another display of the lunacy gripping the House Republican Party caucus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/05/2013

House GOP is desperate for Obama to rescue it

They lack the awareness that President Obama is done rewarding their bad behavior.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Stutzman, Obama and ‘disrespect’

This Ted Cruz-enabled government shutdown has produced many a maddening moment. But the person who wins the award for unmitigated gall -- so far -- is Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.).

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Invoking the 14th to avoid default on the 17th

As we get closer to that ‘X date’ for destroying the full faith and credit of the United States, divergent paths beckon.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, economy, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Insiders: The president’s detachment is scary

President Obama’s detachment from reality, in both domestic and international affairs, may be a big part of what is fueling the cluttered mess of American governance.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, government shutdown, Iran, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Larry Summers political trial balloon

The run-it-up-the-flagpole process that President Obama uses before nominating someone to a post is a mistake

By David Ignatius  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s weakness matters

A new poll shows that the number of people who think President Obama “cares a lot” about them is dropping. This could be a problem for Democrats on the ballot in 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, polls, The Insiders

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013

The Insiders: Cruz is growing stronger

Sen. Cruz’s marathon speech on the Senate floor is a net-plus for his political ambitions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Republicans, Senate, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Obama’s odd turn from Syria to Israeli-Palestinian talks

As the Middle East undergoes dramatic upheavals, the president keeps returning his focus to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

By Hilary Krieger  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Middle East

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/24/2013

In U.N. speech, Obama lays groundwork for diplomacy with Iran

Why the president’s U.N. speech was a refreshing contrast.

By David Ignatius  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, energy, Iran, United Nations

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

George W. Bush talks about ‘our president’

To those of us tired of the disrespect shown the sitting president by people perpetually offended that he holds the office, those two words are music to our ears.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

The Insiders: Voters are numb to shutdown threats

With the repeated instances of budget brinkmanship and constant threat of government shutdowns, voters may be suffering from “shutdown fatigue.”

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, The Insiders

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013

The Insiders: The president only adds confusion

After a bewilering statement about the debt ceiling during his Business Roundtable speech, does the president think our debt doesn’t matter?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, Nancy Pelosi, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013

‘Disgruntled Democrats’ and Obama

Are there problems between Obama and Democrats on the Hill? Yes. I just wished folks focused on what they have actually achieved than on how they achieved it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Democrats

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The Insiders: Confusion and gridlock greet business leaders in Washington

I doubt the Business Roundtable CEOs will hear anything from President Obama that will make them feel more confident about the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, jobs, regulations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013

The Insiders: Stubborn facts and bothersome polls

On issues ranging from the economy to Obamacare to climate change, the president is struggling.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, economy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Obama’s perplexing rhetoric on Syria

The president’s contrast between Syria and Iran throws a question mark on words he uttered not even a week ago.

By Fred Hiatt  |  11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Syria

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Summers and the proper use of trial balloons

The White House was far too slow to react on this one, but generating information and then shifting course should be encouraged, not criticized.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

The Insiders: The speech to nowhere

President Obama needs to pivot away from foreign policy to the pressing domestic issues we face, including Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, putin, Russia, Secretary of State, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/11/2013

On Syria, Obama speaks into a whirlwind

What so many thought a few days ago would be a decisive moment in the Obama presidency turned out to be a way station.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013

A clearer sense on the mission in Syria is still missing

President Obama gave us a moral cause for the war, but we still don’t know his end goal.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Syria speech Obama should have made

Americans have learned in the past decade is that there are no “modest” wars.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Finally, Obama gives a reason to take action in Syria

It is our values, the fact that we would not, could not, stand by and watch little children gassed to death.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Situation in Syria remains fluid

By Carter Eskew  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Syria, United Nations, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Does Putin call the shots?

Of course a diplomatic solution in Syria is a good idea, but we need to be sure that this is a serious and viable proposal and not just a delaying tactic.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, russia putin, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013

How Obama can benefit from his prime-time speech

He isn't likely to change public opinion, but the moment can help his cause and, along the way, prove instructive.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs to admit mistakes

Owning up to his incorrect assumptions and predictions might earn the president a fresh start.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Why the focus on chemical weapons?

Is a cluster bomb any less indiscriminate or any less inhumane than chemical weapons?

By Colbert I. King  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Syria

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Obama rises above Putin on LGBT rights

Just as the United States is expanding the reach of the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law, Russia is hell bent on denying protection to its LGBT people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Secretary Kerry is Obama’s most valuable player

Secretary Kerry has become President Obama's most valuauble player as he tries to sell the administration's flawed Syria plan to Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013

A Swedish import Obama won’t get

President Obama’s persistent longing for a reality-based opposition interested in the lost art of governing was on full display.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry reveals: Obama backtracking on Russia snub

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Kerry, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Obama’s ‘liberal’ August

August 2013, particularly Aug. 29, was a phenomenal month for liberals who worry the president couldn’t care less about the issues they care about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, LGBT

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Insiders: Opposing the president on Syria doesn’t make you an isolationist

The reason action in Syria is being contemplated in the first place is so flawed that opposing the Obama Resolution is still the proper course.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On Syria, Obama had to go to Congress

Congressional approval is key for several reasons.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Syria

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Four straight black men who led on gay rights

Four straight black men hastened the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Insiders: President Obama's "Bring Them On" moment

The president remarks about a "red line" being crossed if chemical weapons are used in Syria are what has brought us to the brink today.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, chemical weapons, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Insiders: The impeachment talk won't go away Obama won't let it

Impeachment seems far-fetched and it's definitely off-message for the GOP, but the idea is starting to sound less and less crazy.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, constitution, impeachment, senator tom coburn, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The trouble with college rankings

The difficulty with Obama's latest plan, in Obama's own words.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, education

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Insiders: No whining allowed -- Don't pay White House interns

A White House internship is a distinct honor. If you don't think the opportunity is worth some sacrifice, you should quit.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Obama's feisty news conference

By David Ignatius  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, nsa

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Obama to 'Let freedom ring' at March on Washington

He has a lot to talk about 50 years after the historic march.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013

The Insiders: Obama won't meet with Putin. It's just as well.

Even if there ever was an Obama-Putin relationship, it's over for the rest of the Obama presidency. It will be up to the next president to push the re-reset button.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Russia, The Insiders, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013

The Insiders: Another UN global climate warming report, AR5, may fuel Democrats' defeat

President Obama insists on taking unilateral action on climate change instead of providing international leadership on the issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Environment, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013

When Congress refuses to govern

A do-nothing Congress appears to have given way to a let-someone-else-do-it Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: We pay a price for the president's irrelevance

Obama's new grand bargain isn't going to go anywhere. His punitive tax increases won't grow the economy or boost GDP, and they are DOA in Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The Insiders: Does the White House think no one will notice the Obamacare hypocrisy?

The administration's hypocrisy on Obamacare and the economy is going to fuel the resentment of voters, which will lead to trouble for Democrats in November 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, irs, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama makes the 'unsayable' accessible

In talking about Trayvon Martin, the president embodied the kind of grace that is well-restrained passion.

By David Ignatius  |  08:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013

President Obama speaks up for Trayvon Martin

To have a president who looks like me and has lived the same experience I have and to say so before the nation was as overwhelming as it was historic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Making the case for Obama to talk about race

Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen has a request of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eisenhower, gun control, health care, New York Times, politico, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013

The Insiders: Washington no longer has any dealmakers

Reid's threats to invoke the "nuclear option" in the Senate prove that Democrats are better at whining than governing.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Harry Reid, Nuclear option, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013

The Insiders: Obama's 'smarter government' initiative is a joke

President Obama announced the new Management Agenda for Government Innovation -- which includes saving taxpayers money -- less than 48 hours before the revelation that his administration built a wasteful, unnecessary $34 million headquarters in Afghanistan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, Barack Obama, government spending, The Insiders, waste, White House

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013

The Insiders: Who's in charge at The White House? The clear-eyed realists or the delusional Obamaphiles?

There seem to be two schools of thought at The White House; we may learn this weekend which will prevail.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, egyptm edward snowden, obamacare, The Insiders, valerie jarrett, White House

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Insiders: The Obamacare delay could hurt small businesses even more

The longer term effect of the ObamaCare employer mandate delay could serve the White House policy and political interests more than the original schedule established by the law.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, employer mandate, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable Roberts Court

The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act this week acknowledged the obvious about personal freedom. Chief Justice Robert's court is remarkable and uniquely balanced, and I hope President Obama does not get another Supreme Court pick.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, DOMA, gay marriage, john roberts, Prop 8, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting rights act

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Insiders: What Edward Snowden teaches us about Obama's climate change policy

If Obama can't convince Russia, China, and Ecuador to extradite Edward Snowden, how can he convince them to join him in a global climate crusade?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, edward snowden, Environment, leaks, nsa, The Insiders

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The Insiders: The president plans to raise your power bill

President Obama's planned announcement on climate change tomorrow is an announcement that he'll be increasing everyone's power bill. His actions will be punitive and harmful to our weak economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, Environment, epa, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The Insiders: Wrong speech, wrong time, wrong place

President Obama's speech at the Bradenburg Gate proved he has nothing to say. His underwhelming performance could hurt American power overseas.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, Foreign Policy, germany, Kennedy, The Insiders

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's travel is worth every dime

President Obama is facing undue criticism for the cost of his upcoming trip to Africa. The amount of goodwill an American president can generate through overseas travel is incalculable.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  africa, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders, travel

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/14/2013

A 'black agenda' is an American agenda

If President Obama sent Congress a definable "black agenda," I asked the senators, "how dead-on-arrival would such a piece of legislation be?"

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Insiders: Republicans need clear response to NSA programs

I have yet to read a clear, comprehensive review of exactly what the government is doing to collect data for national security purposes, and I still don't know exactly what it is that we Republicans are objecting to.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, data collection, national security, nsa, privacy, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The nasty fight over Obama's D.C. Circuit nominees

GOP attacks miss the point. But so do Democrats'.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, judicial nominations, Senate

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Insiders: Judicial nomination remarks show Obama is more isolated than ever

Instead of presenting a strong case for his nominees, the president resorted to attacking Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, dc circuit court, judicial nominations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Insiders: As trust in government erodes, Obama's plans evaporate

The current scandals, combined with President Obama's lethargy and lack of planning, have driven trust in government to a recent new low.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Targeting Eric Holder

If Holder leaves it won't be because the president pushed him out. It'll be because he has had enough of the [barnyard epithet goes here] of Washington.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Republicans

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The Insiders: Obama uses the economy as a smokescreen to hide the scandals

Rather than be honest about our economic troubles, Obama and his allies seize on distortions.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, irs, scandal, The Insiders

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The Insiders: What does the president not know, and is he satisfied not knowing it?

The IRS scandal begs the question of what else President Obama doesn't know. Does his staff regularly keep information from him? And why?

By Ed Rogers  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, scandal, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Insiders: Gathering "political intelligence" is no scandal

The gathering of "political intelligence" is not a scandal. Policy-makers should be meeting with all affected parties and seeking their input.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, finance, lobbyists, political intelligence, The Insiders

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Insiders: A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable

Obama has two choices: Appoint a special prosecutor now or later.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Obama can't win with some black critics

The president's detractors fail to take a 360-degree view of what they are demanding from him and ignore what he's actually done.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Look beyond the 1990s for a full picture of presidential approval

Economic performance supplies the context, but other events can affect presidential approval

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  approval ratings, Associate Press, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, irs, Richard Nixon

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs a plan

President Obama should go on the offensive and turbocharge an effort for corporate tax reform, open an aggressive debate about entitlement eligibility and means testing, and delay the implementation of ObamaCare.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, doj, entitlement reform, irs, obamacare, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/20/2013

All laughs in the presidents' club

There's something especially rich and sentimental about a photo from the opening of George W. Bush's library and museum. In the president's club all is forgiven, it seems.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The Insiders: 'Nothing to see here' is not a viable strategy

President Obama and the White House want the scandals they face to disappear, but they are going to face increased scrutiny in the days ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, sarah hall ingram, The Insiders

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013

The president's IRS comments make things worse

Throwing fuel on a scandal's fire

By Ed Rogers  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Obama goes after the IRS

The president was stern, angry and clear in what he wants. Finally.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Obama and the IRS: Time to act

Obama didn't direct the IRS to target his critics. But he is going to have shake things up to make sure this doesn't happen again.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/14/2013

PostScript: Will and Watergates

Readers respond to Will's column on new Obama scandal

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george will, irs, Justice Department, PostScript, President Barack Obama, Watergate

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Insiders: Don't stall Mr. President: It's time for a special prosecutor.

The growing IRS scandal is a perfect example of when we need an independent counsel to investigate. Republicans need to lead the call for a special prosecutor to be appointed.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, irs, The Insiders

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama right about Benghazi 'sideshow'

The scandal is not in what Rice said. No, the scandal is that all this congressional table-thumping doesn't address the real issue of diplomatic security.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, hillary clinton, Jason Chaffetz, Presidient Barack Obama, Susan Rice

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama hammers the IRS

Only a diehard, right-leaning partisan could question the sincerity of his outrage over the IRS's actions.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Insiders: Benghazi is dream scenario for Republicans

Republicans' two favorite bones buried together: Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama

By Carter Eskew  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, Hilary Clinton, John Boehner, Karl Rove, Rand Paul, Robert Gates

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Insiders: The Obama IRS nightmare is just getting started

The details are just starting to come to light, but the targeting of tea Party and patriot groups by the Obama IRS is a scandal that could affect the November 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, Tea Party, The Insiders

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama must read the IRS the riot act [Update]

It doesn't matter that the internal changes at the IRS that made the boneheaded actions possible took place under President George W. Bush.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013

The Insiders: The Obama economy has delivered for the 1 percent!

Obama's economic policies have worsened income inequality in America.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, income inequality, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Obama and gay marriage: one fabulous year

So much has happened since the president came out for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013

The Insiders: Some whiskey-talk suggestions for Obama and McConnell

If they really did have a drink together, they might actually do some good.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  appropriations, Barack Obama, Confirmation hearings, Congress, senator mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The Insiders: Hard facts cloud the Obama presidency

President Obama needs a new agenda, not a better way of selling the status quo.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, election 2014, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Executive-branch vetting is a disaster

The costs of excessive vetting are obvious and important. The benefits? Phony, mostly.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The Insiders: Only a polite "golf clap" for the April jobs report

Today's jobs report is better than what most feared, but the fact is that the only robust thing about the Obama economy is the stock market.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, employment situations, jobs, The Insiders

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Obama's real 'leadership' problem

If folks are going to talk about President Obama's "inability to lead" they need to be fully mindful of just how responsible the Republican Party is for it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:48 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should help the president deal with Syria

GOP shouldn't seize upon the "red line" mistake to force bad policy in hopes of just embarrassing President Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: Obama's blasé news conference

Obama filled a tired question and answer session with his usual slogans and platitudes.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, sequester, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The Insiders: Many dark clouds on the president's horizon

The economy, Obamacare and Syria are heavy anchors on the Obama presidency, but those are just some of the problems that Obama faces.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Assad defies the U.S. and Russia

The growing evidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons provides an opportunity for the two countries that have the most influence over the situation to jointly force the Syrian president to hand over power.

By David Ignatius  |  06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Russia, Syria

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The Insiders: Obama had to charge the Boston Marathon suspect

President Obama had no choice but to charge the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody as an American citizen rather than as an enemy combatant.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, boston marathon bombing, Congress, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2013

How much grief can we and Obama take?

How many times have we watched a man who keeps his emotions in check be unable to hold back his anger and sadness over the loss of life and injury with each incident?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's Sandy Hook exploitation fails

President Obama used the Sandy Hook families as props and lobbyists to try and fight a Washington legislative battle that was not their fight.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, gun control, sandy hook, The Insiders

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Democrats should fear Obama's budget

For Democrats running for office in 2014, President Obama's budget can't be very encouraging. It's just more of the same taxing and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama may be irrelevant to the budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will formally reveal his budget plan. But since it is over 2 months late, and the House and Senate leaders have already produced and adopted budget resolutions, it may be irrelevant.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Obama was right about Kamala Harris

His comments weren't cat-calling of a woman he doesn't know.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, kamala harris

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/04/2013

The Insiders: Let them eat 5 percent

President Obama might be returning 5 percent of his salary, but he should have his pay docked for not submitting a budget on time.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Obama's insulting salary stunt

The $20,000 Obama is kicking back to the Treasury is a pittance that he won't even miss.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, sequester

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

On guns, Obama is doing all he can. Are you?

There is still widespread support for sensible measures to curb gun violence. All that's needed now is the political activism to match it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013

The Insiders: Voters are cool and the planet is too

Global warming is fading as a political issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, energy, Environment, global warming, The Insiders

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013

The Insiders: Obama's plan for business

Between the burden of ObamaCare, higher taxes, and stifling regulations, President Obama and the Democrats are destroying our chances for a real economic recovery.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, energy, obamacare, regulations, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama and the Democrats can't hide from the deficit

President Obama and the Democrats are creating a cosmetic veneer to cover the cancer of our deficits and debt by denying that we have a spending problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, deficits, economy, The Insiders

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013

President Obama, where are the judges?

He has promised to fight harder against GOP obstruction on judges, but will he?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, judicial nominations

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Obama's wise choice for the White House's faith office

Melissa Rogers is an excellent pick, and one about which I claim absolutely no neutrality.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Religion

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Insiders: CPAC needs to stay on message with the economy

The annual conference is still relevant, but it needs to focus on the problems we face and the solutions conservatives can offer.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, CPAC, gun control, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: A big week for the budget

This week will reveal a lot about the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats as we learn more about Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray's budget proposals.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, entitlements, patty murray, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: Still unanswered questions, 10 years after the Iraq invasion

A decade has passed, but unanswered questions remain.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Eichenwald, George Bush, Iraq, Middle East, Saddam

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

The Insiders: President Obama could learn from Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

President Obama could learn a lesson from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on how to make decisions that will enact real change, even if making those decisions means facing criticism.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, marissa mayer, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Obama continues to make gay history

Obama burnished his image as "the first gay president" with his amicus brief calling for the invalidation of Proposition 8.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court