Right Turn: Obama


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/22/2014

In defense of Michelle Obama’s graduation speaking

The first lady should deliver more commencement addresses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marriage, Michelle Obama, poverty

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Why no generation of Obama-ites?

Young people aren’t rushing to claim the mantle of “Obama-ite,” for good reason.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Ronald Reagan, youth vote

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Institutional failure and character flaws

Why the Obama administration is worse than most.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014

The Rodney Dangerfield president

Obama doesn’t get any respect.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Obama needs a foreign policy reset

The president needs a foreign policy reset.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign policy, Iran

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Political cause and effect: Will they ever learn?

If politicians would exercise their short term memory, they’d be a lot better off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Obama second term, Obamacare, unions

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014

The Democrats’ demise

The Democrats have problems of their own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, Democratic Party, Obama second term

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Ambassadors are only the tip of the iceberg

The president’s disdain for governance is evident in his ambassadorial picks.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ambassadors, Obama second term, State Department

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Do it his way, do it poorly

Voters object to unilateralism while Obama objects to doing his job.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Executive orders, Obama second term

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The itty bitty State of the Union

Obama’s blah State of the Union address.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inequality, Obama, poverty, State of the Union

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/27/2014

A perfect match: Obama and the tea party

Two birds of a feather -- President Obama and the tea party

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Tea Party

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Six steps to a better 2014 for Obama

Six ways the president can enjoy a better 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Obamacare alone didn’t sink Obama

The president’s slide in the polls was a long time in the making.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obama second term

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/10/2013

More cooks in the White House kitchen

John Podesta joins the sinking ship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Podesta, Obama second term

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Obama’s self conception vs. Obama’s reality

President Obama knows less about President Obama than almost anyone.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, Obama second term

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Unlikely to clean house

The president is unlikely to dump his staff.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Obama stuck in a ditch

President Obama will have a hard time getting out of the ditch.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, White House staff

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Obama overwhelmed

The president’s patina of competence is gone.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Obamagirls (and boys) are over him

President Obama has lost his fans and his campaign touch.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/30/2013

You can keep your excuses

No amount of spin is going to get the president out of his self-made jam.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Obamacare and the absentee presidency

President Obama is, apparently, once again failing to do his job.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama White House, Obamacare, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/09/2013

About that ‘nation building’

President Obama’s justification for retreating from the world has been shown to be entirely wrong.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, the presidency

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/07/2013

The presidential leadership crisis

The problem isn’t polarization; it’s leadership.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, President Obama

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Summers is the latest indication Obama is out of steam

President Obama doesn’t get his Summers, or much of anything else these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Larry Summers, Obama second term

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Hamlet should be on stage, not in the Oval Office

President Obama plays the victim instead of leading the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Syria

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013

If no on Syria, Obama’s to blame

Today was the last straw for many lawmakers on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Obama dwarfed by MLK

President Obama stacks up poorly next to Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, MLK, Obama second term

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013

A president who pleases no one

Obama has alienated so many for so many reasons surely the GOP should be able to capitalize on his collapse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Second Obama term

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Fed chair drama: So make up your mind, already

The president's handling of the Fed chairman nomination underscores his administration's second-term incompetence.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Obama second term

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Obama's recycled rhetoric

President Obama delivered a dreary speech we've heard many times before.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Why are Obama's poll numbers crashing?

The president's steep decline in the polls leaves him few options for the remainder of his term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Polls

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The shrinking president

President Obama takes to the road with little to offer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Democrats' false sense of security

Democrats have problems of their own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Obama second term

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Obama can't stop politicizing the courts

President Obama views courts as politics by other means.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, President Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Napolitano exits

Don't believe the hype about the Homeland Security secretary's decision to leave.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Obama cabinet

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

A drifting presidency

President Obama's standing is getting worse and isn't likely to be reversed anytime soon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, President Obama, Second Term

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

Amateur hour at the White House

In foreign and domestic policy the flubs and missteps pile up until no one knows what the president really wants or how he is going to get it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Obama second term, President Obama, Student loans

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Which is worse?

Which is in worse shape: Obama's domestic or foreign policy agenda?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  foreign affairs, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

How bad is it for Obama?

President Obama's second term has barely begun, but is he out of things to do?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, President Obama

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Obama's disappearing act

President Obama's abysmal leadership skills are finally hurting him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, President Obama

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The president who could do no right

Uniting Dems and R's, the president's credibilty and policy flubs drag his approval rating down.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Obama Syria

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013

10 cautions for the GOP

Republicans need to avoid cockiness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Obama scandals

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/13/2013

The blame game no longer works

Obama's credibility is shot, so how will he keep playing the blame game?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Obama polling, Obama scandals

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Bush's ratings beat Obama's

Former president George W. Bush passes President Obama in approval in latest Gallup poll.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, NSA, President Obama, Terrorism

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining traction and who's not?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Ups and downs

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Taking stock of scandal-mania

Things aren't working out as the administration expected.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Actually, it is just not so

Ideologues on the right and left are prone to premature and false assumptions that conform to their policy preferences.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/06/2013

No legal exceptions for Rice and Panetta

Susan Rice and Leon Panetta should not be given different legal treatment than ordinary Americans and should be held accountable for their conduct.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leon Panetta, Obama scandals, Susan Rice

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Obama scandals

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Ten ways you know Obama scandal-management is a bust

The left's effort at spinning away the scandals is failing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, IRS, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining traction and who's not?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, IRS, Morning Bits, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013

What advice is the White House getting?

We can only imagine what sort of advice the scandal-strewn administration is hearing from supporters.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Justice Department, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Ten signs a scandal isn't going away

Ten signs the Obama scandals are heating up, not fading away.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Eric Holder, IRS, Obama scandals

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The New York Times and AP right to refuse Holder spin invite

The New York Times is right to opt out of an off-the-record spin session with the attorney general.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Holder in trouble: Why can't they just tell the truth?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOJ, Eric Holder, Obama scandals

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Ten tips for testifying under oath

Common errors that land congressional witnesses in trouble.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Obama scandals, Steven T. Miller

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Holder must go

If Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the James Rosen dragnet, he must resign.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Obama DOJ, Obama scandals

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Morning Bits, Obama scandals

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Rogue government, profiting from wrongdoing

Neglecting to run the government is not an acceptable excuse for the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Justice Department, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Tough times for Obama apologists

The remaining gaggle of media apologists for the president have their work cut out for them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Time to come clean, Mr. President

President Obama needs to stop huddling with sycophants and take meaningful steps to address the multiple scandals.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, IRS, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Is Senate slipping away from Dems?

Obam's scandals are Democrats' headache.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Sebate 2014

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The press vs. the White House

The mainstream media, even some liberal pundits, are waging war against an abusive administration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Obama scandals

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/21/2013

White House meltdown: A truth deficit

Obama administration goes over the cliff as key IRS official plans to take the Fifth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obama scandals

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/21/2013

What does the president actually know?

The list of things unknown to the president may be disturbingly long.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obama scandals, Obama White House, President Obama

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013

What to do about Obama's war on the media

The Obama admiinistration's abuse of the First Amendment rattles media and troubles First Amendment lawyers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First Amendment, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Shredding the Constitution: Obama's attack on the media

The Obama administration's snooping on the AP shows its contempt for the Constitution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The worst effort at damage control ever?

The administration's damage control is so atrocious it is actually making the president's predicament worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, media, Obama White House

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2013

Obama's budget is another instance of lost credibility

President Obama's budget doesn't match his rhetoric, a common occurance these days in an administration that's burned its bridges with the press and the public.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/19/2013

The Treasury connection: Not merely an IRS scandal

The IRS scandal now extends to the Treasury Department.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, IRS, Obama scandals

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/17/2013

The 10 most bizarre things about the IRS scandal

The IRS scandal took on the appearance of high farce today, but it entails serious misconduct.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obama scandals

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The week the dam broke for Obama

The confluence of many events and the Obama team's inept handling of multiple crises sent his administration over the tipping point this week.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obama scandals, Obamacare

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 05/16/2013

When it rains, it pours: Ten press conference take aways

President Obama's press conference shows no one in the White House fully appreciates what trouble he is in, especially with the media.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:41 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/16/2013

The buck stops here, the fish rots from the head

President Obama and his left-wing media enablers played a role in these scandals.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The media break up with Carney and Obama

Jay Carney and the entire White House communications team is on thin ice with what used to be his biggest backers, the media.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Carney, media, Obama scandals

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Ten questions about spying on the media

The unprecedented surveillance of the Associated Press raises a slew of troubling questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Jusitce Department, Obama scandals

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Media who spin for Obama are getting lonely as scandals pile up

The president's most fervent apologists in the media are a smaller crew that they used to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Media snooping, an administration out of control

The administration is out of control, a natural result of political arrogance and media passivity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, Justice Department, Obama scandals

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Now it's the little people in Cincinnati?

Now it's the IRS embroiled in scandal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Obama administration

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, immigration, Lieberman, Morning Bits, Obama, Rubio, Syria

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Why it really is Obama's fault

The president's spinners do him and their cause no good by insisting gridlock isn't his fault.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama White House, President Obama

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Obama press conference: Does he believe what he is saying?

Listening to his press conference leaves little doubt as to why the president's second term is a disaster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, Sequester, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Obama erases his 'red line'

The president refuses to live up to his own warning, inviting further aggression.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, President Obama, Syria

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/25/2013

10 reasons why it's a no-good, rotten second term

President Obama's second term has been horrible so far.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, White House

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Bush is back

It took President Obama to make us appreciate President George W. Bush.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geor W. Bush, Obama legacy, Presidents

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013

10 things for Dems to worry about

It has been a bad year for Dems and it might get worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, guns, immigration, President Obama

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Obama angry in defeat

The president's outburst after losing on background checks exemplifies the reasons for his ineffectiveness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Media bias, President Obama

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013

White House loses big on Manchin-Toomey

Amendment that was a key part of gun-control bill fails in the Senate by a 54 to 46 vote.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Obama second term, White House

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

Obama banks on parents of Sandy Hook victims

The president is reduced to using parents of slain children to save his second term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Newtown, Obama second term

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013

It's the media that should apologize

Media hit a new low on the superficiality scale.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Obama White House

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Fire, aim, ready

President Obama's anti-gun lark may cost him and his party dearly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gun control, Newtown, Obama second term

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Even liberals can't ignore Obama's ineptitude

President Obama's competency shortage provides an opening for good-governance Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Governors, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Obama's power waning? Not really.

President Obama's power hasn't dropped post-election; he's right where he has always been.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Sequester buffoonery on display

No wonder the White House was so incensed over Bob Woodward's insistence that it was the originator of the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cuts, Obama White House, Press conference, Sequester

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

The first lady had no business taking a supporting role at the Oscars, much less using military personnel as set decoration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academy Awards, First Lady, Michelle Obama, Oscars

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Ten pieces of conventional wisdom blown apart

A lot of conventional wisdom collapsed during the State of the Union.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Debt, Second Obama term, State of the Union, taxes

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/07/2013

The second-term curse

President Obama's errors are catching up with him, and we learn he was AWOL during the Benghazi, Libya, attack.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Obama second term

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/05/2013

An open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry

John Kerry has the chance to correct the errors of the first Obama term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, John Kerry, Obama second term

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Obama's thirst for taxes

President Obama made clear he wants more revenue so the spendiing cuts can be small.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Fiscal Cliff, President Obama, Speaker of the House, taxes

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013

One more like that and it's a 'recession'

The economy contracted in the fourth quarter, no surprise to those watching the president's policies and pronouncements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term, Recession

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Conservatives see an opening

Can they take advantage of the opportunity?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama inaugural speech, Obama second term

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013

How Republicans respond

Republicans need to battle the president on different turf with different language.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama second term, Republican Party

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Finally, agreement on Obama's speech

Obama's lurch left will unite Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Really, that's it, Mr. President?

President Obama recites an ode to collectivism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Obama's search for greatness

President Obama seeks greatness but won't do what is needed to achieve it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Ten seminars for the GOP retreat

There is much House Republicans can learn between rounds of golf at their annual retreat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:12 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obama White House

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Obama the peevish

President Obama has become less constructive and more bitter after his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, guns, President Obama

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Republicans roll eyes at more of the same from Obama

President Obama says he won't negotiate, but it's the Republicans who are absolutists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, President Obama, Press conference

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Jack Lew's truth problem

Jack Lew has not demonstrated the most important quality we need in a Treasury secretary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget, Jack Lew, Obama cabinet, Treasury Department

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

Obama's unserious Afghanistan war plan

The president effectively throws in the towel on Afghanistan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan War, Barack Obama, National Security, war on terror

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Obama unites GOP, splits Dems

On domestic and foreign policy Obama creates divisions on his own side.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Congres, President Obama

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013

John Boehner and the 72 percent

Boehner finally has the GOP united -- on tackling spending and standin firm on the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, entitlement reform, John Boehner

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The lapdog media

The media never asks Obama the tough questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, budget, Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, Immigration reform, Media bias, Second Term, Simpson Bowles, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Obama just makes it worse

Obama is as incompetent at deal making as he is self-reverential.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Harry Reid, Obama, Simpson Bowles, tax cuts

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Sunday wrap

Who said it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama fiscal cliff, Sunday shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Susan Rice withdraws

Kerry nearly certain to get the nod.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff; Bush tax cuts; Susan Rice, Foreign policy

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama back to slow-walking negotiations

There is good reason to believe Iran has the upper hand.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Iran, Israel, President Obama | Tags:  iran talks delay, iran talks tall, obama ran policy fail

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama’s problem in the center

What is a moderate Democrat to do?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, President Obama | Tags:  obama in kentucky, obama and arkansas, obama lose center

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama’s message confusion on Bain

The errors in his campaign.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy | Tags:  bain attacks, obama not understnd profit, romney business experience