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Quinnipiac Poll: President Obama is the worst president since World War 2

President Obama is the worst president since World War Two according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Penny and Phil discussed this poll with Tim Malloy, who is the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll:

07/02/2014

President Barack Obama, glances back during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama to promote fixing bridges, highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act. Obama, […]

07/01/2014

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Obama to go it alone on immigration, pleasing few

President Obama’s abrupt shift to a go-it-alone strategy on immigration sets up a clash with House Republicans who’ve already threatened to sue him. The president is also raising expectations among immigration advocates that he may […]

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Rose Garden at the White House. The president said he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own. Obama announced his intention Monday to take executive action. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: I’ll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican “year of obstruction” for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps […]

06/30/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks power to return immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central American back from the U.S. border to the countries they’re trying to flee illegally. In a letter […]

06/30/2014

FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Obama says in a statement that […]

06/27/2014

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Court ruling comes as Obama’s use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, […]

06/27/2014

This Aug. 21, 2013 file photo shows a Syrian military soldier holding his AK-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that […]

06/26/2014

FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama. The high […]

06/26/2014

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Analysis of Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. The suit would be filed on behalf of the Republican-controlled House. […]

06/26/2014

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks among gravestones of World War I soldiers with Belgium's King Philippe, left, at the World War I Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Hoslet, Pool, file)

For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It’s a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister […]

06/25/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. […]

06/25/2014

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