President Obama leaves for vacation on Martha's Vineyard today at 3:30 et. He's meeting with his economic and national security teams before he leaves. Will the Vineyard Vacation hurt the president, especially with the economy still in a rut? Seems like every August, every president faces the same question. The optics don't look... read more
Let me finish tonight with the joy of American democracy.What I love is that the American people - the voter - and we're talking about picking presidents again - is always looking for something greater, grander - someone who can carry us to a higher, more hopeful place.This is how Barack Obama won, how Ronald Reagan won, how Jack Kennedy won. read more
During the August recess, Rep. Paul Ryan and at least one other Republican lawmaker will only speak at events where a third party charges a small fee. Politico’s Ken Vogel and author Ron Reagan discuss whether this action is limiting people’s right to... watch
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