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Obama disappoints on the budget

David Brooks is not pleased with the president. Barack Obama was the candidate -- so philosophical, reasoned and tidy -- for whom he cheered strenuously and for whose presidency Brooks has often served as a mouthpiece (thanks to excessive attention...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 18, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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The White House's 'outrageous' statement on Israel

UPDATE 12:34 P.M.: I spoke with Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) by phone a few minutes ago. He was quite displeased with recent events, observing that "the Palestinians think they have the PR wind at their backs. They see the White...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 17, 2011; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Obama's failure of imagination

Hosni Mubarak, sensing the end may be near, is now apparently attempting to bargain for his survival. The Post reports: As pro-democracy demonstrators vowed to bring 1 million people to the streets of Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak offered a gesture...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 1, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  President Obama, foreign policy  
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Final thoughts on SOTU and Rep. Paul Ryan

The consensus across the political spectrum (allowing for various degrees of partisanship) was that the president's speech was too long and boring, and that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) helped his career and his party. Less discussed, I think, are several...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 26, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Where was Obama the centrist in his State of the Union?

If you were expecting a moderate Obama or a bold Obama, you were disappointed, most likely, by Tuesday's State of the Union Address. In a nutshell: Obama proposed a ton of new domestic spending, promised to freeze discretionary spending (attained...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 25, 2011; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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A new tone or a new presidency?

Karl Rove, writing no doubt before the Arizona memorial service, examines the hiring of Bill Daley and concludes: Mr. Obama's best chance of success 22 months from now rests on reclaiming his image as a reasonable, bipartisan and unifying figure....

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 13, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Older Entries in This Category »

More 2011 predictions, Jennifer Rubin , December 29, 2010
Psst, there's no Obama comeback, Jennifer Rubin , December 23, 2010
Obama's problems: personality and policy, Jennifer Rubin , December 17, 2010
Obama is fine with 6,000 earmarks, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
Does Obama support 6000 earmarks?, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Liberal disappointments = Obama moderation?, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Friday question answered, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Tax deal: purists vs. dealmakers, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Fantasy primary games, Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
Liberals' sense of betrayal shouldn't surprise, Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
Reaction to collapse of Middle East talks, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Reader's point: Obama ran on compromise, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Obama's weak hand, Jennifer Rubin , December 8, 2010
Worst press conference -- ever, Jennifer Rubin , December 7, 2010
President Obama faces defeat, Jennifer Rubin , December 7, 2010
 
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