- PostPartisan Contributor
Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991. Rogers has been involved with numerous Republican political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In the first Bush White House, he reported to chief of staff John Sununu. In the Reagan White House, he worked in the office of political affairs.
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President Obama may think he can govern around Congress, but he will learn that if pushed, Congress can also do some governing around him.
Very few on Capitol Hill have confidence that President Obama can negotiate an agreement that will keep Iran from having nuclear weapons.
Democrats and their allies in the media make so many over-the-top assertions on climate change that Americans are just tuning them out.