It appears the American public isn't nearly as comfortable sending unaccompanied minors back to Central America as the Republican party might hope.
Some have begun to wonder if President Obama is still committed to the trade deals that were supposed to be a core piece of his economic agenda.
When it comes to gender diversity, at least, the Obama administration's second to Clinton's -- and a distant second, at that.
As described by his former colleague, Jared Bernstein.
After promising in 2008 to bring about a new era of cooperation in Washington, Obama is campaigning in 2012 knowing that, if reelected, he will start his second term with a brutal, economy-shaking showdown with Republicans over spending and taxes.
The tough question is the one that comes next: Assume the Obama administration had perfect foresight in 2009. What could they have done differently, and how much would it have mattered?