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WaPo’s Dana Milbank: Obama’s 39% Approval Rating Isn’t That Bad Considering How Miserable America Is [Video]

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank commented Wednesday that President Obama’s low approval ratings don’t look so bad when compared with how miserable America is right now, adding that Obama’s golf outings aren’t helping matters. Milbank appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday to discuss what co-host Joe Scarborough called Obama’s “stubbornness,” and how that was […]

Dana Milbank: America 'Miserable' Under 'Stubborn' Obama

On Wednesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, The Washington Post's Dana Milbank took a subtle jab at Obama, saying, “Considering how miserable all of America is, a 39 percent approval rating actually isn’t that bad. Milbank also took a swipe...Show More Summary

Milbank: Obama More Passionate About Playing Golf Than Pushing His Agenda

President Obama is more "forceful" and "stubborn" about playing golf than he is about pushing through his policy agenda. That was Dana Milbank's take on today's Morning Joe. As Joe Scarborough described it, earlier this week the normally...Show More Summary

Dana Milbank Channeling Breitbart?

We'd hate to think we're overly, or unnecessarily critical of Barack Obama here at Breitbart. But then, who needs to be when former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is busy denouncing his foreign policy and the Washington...Show More Summary

Dana Milbank duffs it: Another D.C. pundit obsesses over Obama’s golf game

Milbank complains that the president is golfing too much, and offers a master class on lazy August punditry

Should the President go on vacation?

There's war in the Middle East — as ever — and illegal immigration seems to be proceeding apace — as usual. Dana Milbank seems to disapprove. Should the President go on vacation? No. Stay in the White House and work for us until your term is over. Show More Summary

Obama Vacations As The World Burns

Hey, don’t blame me for the headline: blame either Dana Milbank or a Washington Post editor for it, as Milbank notes that the optics of Obama playing golf and vacationing are not particularly good (Washington Post) President Obama must...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Pretzel logic edition

Dana Milbank looks at what passes for logic in the House. After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statementShow More Summary

Milbank: GOP Upending of Reason

Dana Milbank is getting intellectual whiplash from Republican switcheroos in The Washington Post. Just the day before, House Republicans had voted to sue Obama for using his executive authority. They called him lawless, a usurper, a monarch, a tyrant — all for postponing deadlines in the implementation of Obamacare. Now they were begging him to [...]

WashPost’s Dana Milbank Blames North Carolina GOP For Woman’s Death

On July 1, a local hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina closed its doors in part because the state legislature opposed the expansion of Medicaid. Since its closure, the liberal media rallied behind the town’s mayor Adam O’Neal, who has...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Hope you had a good time edition

Ross Douthat on the right of parents to ignore their kids... Nicholas Kristof says nothing using a couple of thousand words... Nate Cohn on the role black voters may play this cycle... Dana Milbank thinks Elizabeth Warren knows too much to be president... Show More Summary

On Obama lawsuit, Boehner should listen to Justice Scalia

Dana Milbank does his usual masterful job highlighting the ridiculousness of yesterday’s House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s resolution seeking authorization to sue President Obama for allegedly failing to follow the Constitution in delaying the employer mandate of the health-care law. Milbank called it “an amateur hour — or an amateur five hours.” […]

Darrell Issa Is Unclear on the Concept of "Consultation"

Dana Milbank writes today about the unprecedented 1 use of "unilateral" subpoenas issued by Darrell Issa as part of his endless series of Benghazi/IRS/Fast&Furious/Solyndra/etc. investigations. After reviewing the facts and figures that...Show More Summary

Yes, Obama’s foreign policy failures could get worse

After listing many (but not all) of President Obama’s foreign policy flubs and failures, my colleague Dana Milbank asks whether things could get any worse. I’m afraid they could, and probably will. Let’s start with the trial of the lone Libya suspect “arrested” so far by the Obama administration. Ahmed Abu Khattala’s indictment has already raised the […]

Getting Something Done

Dana Milbank in the Washington Post (7/2/14) writes about "the do nothing Congress" and when Congress leaves for the month of August, asks: "...will anybody notice that they are gone." On Morning Joe (7/7/14) Mika Brezinski observes:...Show More Summary

Getting Something Done

Dana Milbank in the Washington Post (7/2/14) writes about "the do nothing Congress" and when Congress leaves for the month of August, asks: "...will anybody notice that they are gone". On Morning Joe (7/7/14) Mika Brezinski observes:...Show More Summary

BLOG COMMENT OF THE DAY: “All of us Republicans deeply appreciate Dana Milbank’s efforts to help us…

BLOG COMMENT OF THE DAY: “All of us Republicans deeply appreciate Dana Milbank’s efforts to help us with our messaging.” There’s better advice in Kurt Schlichter’s new book.

Fixed It For You, Dana

Chris McDaniel continues trying to reverse his loss to Thad Cochran in Mississippi, an effort Dana Milbank compares to a Japanese soldier's refusal to surrender for 29 years after the end of World War II: Imperial Japan taught its soldiers that death was preferable to surrender. Show More Summary

Putting Numbers in Context: Give Dana Milbank a Pulitzer Prize

Regular readers of Beat the Press know that I go into the stratosphere when I see a news story or column that uses numbers in the millions, billions, or trillions and doesn't provide any context, like relating it to the total budget if it's a tax or spending item. Show More Summary

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