Gov. Mitt Romney is playing an uncharacteristic game of populist nonsense with his vow to declare China a “currency manipulator” on Day One of his administration. Most American business leaders, whom this is designed to benefit, oppose the move and know it’s garbage as economic policy. The outrage is, with his knowledge of business and international finance, Romney realizes it’s garbage too. And yet, to
President Obama was widely held to have won Monday’s third presidential debate with Gov. Mitt Romney, but a new poll conducted entirely after the encounter shows the president getting little to no benefit from his performance. According to the latest Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, Romney now leads Obama by three points, 50-47 percent. In a poll completed Monday and released
Gross Domestic Product grew at an annualized rate of two percent in the third quarter, the latest evidence that almost four years into the Obama presidency, the economy is still struggling to launch itself into a normal rate of growth. The rate is a bit higher than the 1.5 percent rate of growth in the second quarter. But anybody who is basing their vote on
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has apparently been pulled from the podium of the White House Briefing Room, as President Obama’s political advisers seek to control their messaging as much as possible and avoid unforced errors. Carney, the public face of the “openness” White House, has not briefed from the podium since October 10. It’s the only time he has appeared there this month.
President Obama, who for months has barely taken questions from the White House press corps, will sit down today at the White House for an interview with MTV. Conducting the interview will be rapper and “MTV News” reporter Sway Calloway. The interview is one of three Obama is conducting at the White House today, but the objective is not to provide news to the public.
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