The perception that Obama is treated differently from his predecessors could be a largely unspoken belief in the White House.
Obama hopes his call to “pass the bill” becomes a rallying cry for supporters even if it doesn’t create jobs.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said he doesn't "stay awake" thinking about a question at the last Republican presidential debate, where the GOP candidates were asked whether they would repeal the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy by an openly gay soldier.
After the soldier asked the question, boos could be heard from the audience. Santorum said he would repeal the legislation preventing service members from serving openly, which provoked cheers.
In response, a number of gay-rights groups criticized Santorum for his answer, for refusing to thank the soldier for his service, and for not immediately condemning the audience's boos.
"I don’t stay awake at night thinking about this," Santorum said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A day after the debate, Santorum criticized the audience for booing and thanked the soldier for his service.
"That soldier is serving our country. I thank him for his service to our country," Santorum said on Fox News. "I’m sure he’s doing an excellent job. I hope he’s safe and I hope he returns safely and does his mission well."
A note to the professional left, minority groups and other liberal supporters of President Obama: Quit waiting for an apology.
The president’s reelection hopes are in big trouble, but don’t discount him for a minute.
Administration officials are smiling again: They believe the jobs plan is a win-win for Obama and a trap for Republicans.
It’s hard to imagine that on Thursday, with his presidency in trouble, Obama will turn things around with a speech.
It’s not as bad as it looks for President Obama. It’s much, much worse.
While the White House has done its best to defend the compromise, much of Obama's base is not sold
Despite the aggravating, embarrassing and at times hilarious similarities, Washington is not an elementary school.