In what could be a bow to appearances as the government shutdown continues, the Obamas decided not to head out to a restaurant to celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary, choosing to remain at the White House instead. President Obama seems to have concluded it would be a bad public relations move to rumble out of the White House via motorcade to an expensive restaurant while
President Obama Thursday cancelled the rest of his trip to Asia, which had been scheduled for next week, deciding against traveling to Indonesia and Brunei as the government shutdown continues. According to a White House statement, Obama will remain in Washington and bash Republicans instead. The President made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a
Updated 6:21 pm ET A woman was shot and killed by police after ramming her car into an entrance near the White House and then leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near the U.S. Capitol. It appears woman, who had a young child in the car, rammed a White House barrier or gate at around 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Treasury
Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida says that even though there’s a government shutdown, she’ll be taking her paycheck, thank you very much. Notice how she tries to duck the question, but MSNBC’s Chuck Todd carefully nails her down.
While more people blame Republicans for the federal government shutdown, plenty also blame President Obama and the Democrats, suggesting no one has won the war for public opinion and Republicans are not yet suffering the grievous political consequences commonly predicted. According to a CBS News poll conducted after the shutdown began October 1, 44 percent of Americans blame Republicans for the shutdown and 35 percent
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The thrill is gone (from his leg). President Obama, whose stature is declining in the polls and among his fellow politicians and even other world leaders, has now at least partially lost voluble left-wing pundit and MSNBC host Chris Matthews too. Appearing Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, Matthews said Ronald Reagan, the hero of conservatives, was a better president than Obama. From the exchange: