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Trump Is A Reminder That Obama Has Made America Greater

At the beginning of the Gathering of the Trumppalos in Cleveland, the president’s approval rating had sunk below 50 percent in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, with only a +2 margin over his disapproval rating at 47 percent. Two weeks later, the president is back at 54 percent, with a 12 percent margin.

July 31, 2016

The Duck That Roared

As Republicans are finding out the hard way, Barack Obama’s presidency is far from over.

December 22, 2014

Endorse This: Bill Clinton Rejects ‘Lame Duck’ Idea — ‘It Needs To Be Fun’

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”68451″] Bill Clinton has some advice for President Obama, as the latter heads into his final two years in office. Click above to watch the former president holding court Saturday during the celebration of his library’s 10th anniversary, with the discussion on lame-duck issues beginning at about the 1:30 mark — then share […]

November 17, 2014

Obama Strives To Shake Off Lame-Duck Label At Start Of Trip To China

In China, Obama defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq and applauded the protesters in Hong Kong.

November 10, 2014

Next Up: The Zombie Congress

Conservatives worry that defeated or retiring lawmakers — “zombies” — are the politically walking dead with nothing to lose.

November 6, 2014

Top Priority For Lame-Duck Senate: Vote On Obama Nominations

Inside the biggest challenge facing the 113th Congress in its final days.

November 3, 2014

Lameness Of Congress’ Post-Election Session Could Hinge On Results

By Niels Lesniewski and Bridget Bowman, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — There’s no “fiscal cliff” or global financial crisis for this year’s post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and the menagerie of lapsed tax breaks […]

September 9, 2014