If Obama loses the election, can President Romney take credit for an economic recovery?
According to Greg Ip, President Obama has done some things right for the economy — but he may not get credit: “Obama’s term has been cursed by the effects of a financial crisis that bears the fingerprints of every president going back to Lyndon Johnson, who turned mortgage giant Fannie Mae over to private shareholders, as well as Carter, who ushered in the era of deregulated finance by loosening interest-rate controls.” Here, Obama walks to an economic briefing in 2010. Pictured, from left, are senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, deputy assistant for economic policy Jared Bernstein, Council of Economic Advisers member Cecilia Rouse, former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, director of the Council of Economic Advisers Christy Romer and deputy assistant for economic policy Jason Furman.Pete Souza/OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.