October 28, 2010 President Obama tells Jon Stewart his administration has achievements unknown to many voters. This led to the comedian asking if the president planned a surprise party with jobs and healthcare for the American people.
October 26, 2010 President Obama beat Reagan in the percentage of those polled who want him to run for re-election. Almost half of those polled said they'd like Obama to run again while at the same point in his presidency, only 36 percent wanted Reagan to run again.
October 21, 2010 Gallup says President Obama's job approval rating fell to 44.7%, the lowest of his term.
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October 20, 2010 Obama's aides fear photos and videos of him in a head cover would make him look Muslim. A baseball cap would be unacceptable and a fedora probably wouldn't work either. Perhaps the president should try one of those American flag head wraps.
October 20, 2010 Obama seems to have escaped deep lasting damage from the BP oil spill which once seemed unlikely. But the president may have helped his critics' narrative that he's killed jobs with his moratorium on Gulf oil drilling.
October 15, 2010 GOP control of the House would tame the excesses of Obama's party and give the president a real foil as he runs for re-election in 2012. That last would be especially true if Republicans overplayed their hand.
October 13, 2010 President Obama thought he could change Washington but learned the capital didn't want change. But he hasn't given up on that goal, telling Peter Baker of the New York Times that he saw opportunities for bipartisanship after the mid-term elections.
October 12, 2010 Obama's move to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium was greeted with suspicion across the political spectrum. So the criticism of the president that his earlier decision killed jobs in the Gulf region was little abated.
October 8, 2010 President Obama used to have a large lead in voter approval over his predecessor, George W. Bush. No more. In a recent Gallup/Opinion Research poll, he was tied with Bush on the question, who was a better president.
October 7, 2010 President Obama won't sign legislation that Congress passed in haste that could worsen foreclosures. The Democrats who control Congress are trying to figure out how the bill passed so quickly.
October 7, 2010 President Obama campaigns Thursday in places where he still rides high in popularity. It's a little like sending oil to Saudi Arabia but it makes sense politically because it puts the president in front of super friendly audiences.
October 6, 2010 Someone really wants Hillary Clinton as vice president because that rumor keeps getting pushed. It started during the 2008 campaign, died down and resurfaced when President Obama's poll numbers dropped.
October 6, 2010 The seal of his office fell off the lectern as President Barack Obama spoke at a Washington event. Obama handled the blooper with his trademark calm though he noted that there was probably some staffer sweating bullets.
October 5, 2010 The return of solar panels to the White House makes sense considering how often Obama mentions them. For the president, they are a powerful symbol of the kind of U.S. manufactured products the green economy could create.
September 28, 2010 President Obama took his backyard tour to Albuquerque where a woman asked him why he is a Christian. He also was thanked by a man who credited Obama with saving his home and got to show his empathetic side by hugging his host's adult son.
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