Tag: Politics

US Politics: Obama changes rhetoric, continues same path

With his administration reeling from the loss of the Democrats’ effective super-majority in the Senate, Barack Obama was under pressure to deliver a state-of-the-union address on January 27th that could turn the political tide. The president’s speech was feisty, though…

This Isn’t the Transparency You Were Hoping For?

Clif Burns ExportLawBlog My colleague Stan Marcuss points out that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (”OFAC”) appears to have changed course in treatingFreedom of Information Act (”FOIA”) requests and has decided to hand out OFAC license applications willy-nilly to anyone…

Obama Falls Below 50% Mark in U.S.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Public support for United States president Barack Obama is at the lowest point of his tenure, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 47 per cent of respondents approve of Obama’s performance, down…

Conservatives Remain at 40% as General Election Nears in Britain

Vision Critical: The year 2010 begins with Britain’s main political parties maintaining the same numbers they garnered in the last month of 2009, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll conducted in cooperation with PoliticalBetting.com has found.

Obama scrambles to save Democratic Senate seat

BOSTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama went on a rescue mission on Sunday to try to save an endangered Massachusetts Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate whose defeat by a Republican could imperil Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul.