Between the incredible shrinking anti-Islamic State coalition and a childish, churlish war of words against America's steadfast ally, Israel, the boys and girls on Obama's national security staff are certainly doing their best to help Democrats lose more seats on the eve of the congressional elections.
If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition.
In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.
I can think of no better place to bring CGI's legacy of leadership and action to Europe than Athens. I believe attendees will be able to see the Mediterranean region the way that I see it: A region with a rich history, and - if enough people take action - an even richer future.
President Obama is experiencing the lowest approval ratings of his presidency. Most Democratic House and Senate candidates in this year's midterm elections see the president as a drag on their campaigns; they avoid him at all costs (but welcome the money he still raises).
We hear political pundits saying it is a mistake to compromise. It is important to hold firm on principles, but in most instances, it is possible to reach consensus. There are multiple examples, starting with our founding fathers, of people in government that held very firm views on various issues, but made compromises to reach consensus.
From time to time we have pre-conceived notions about people. As much as we try not to, we do. Last week while I was on my way to hear Madeleine Albright speak, I feared that her presentation might be dull and boring. After all, talking about sanctions against Iraq or the American policy in Bosnia is certainly educational, but it can also be very dry. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Some persons apparently see conversation in geometric patterns or concepts in numerical forms. Color reflecting music or ideas is perhaps the most frequently described form of synesthesia, a phenomena long recognized but only more recently rediscovered.
A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.
President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.
When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?
Little disgusts me more than spineless politicians spewing elect-me slogans field tested to slap negativity on their opponent while laminating sugar over their own record. Both Democrats and Republicans excel at this.
Vote your interests in November. Continue to be partisan to your heart's delight. Just don't call yourself a patriot if you search to find reasons to disregard objective facts, data and documented history in an attempt to justify rooting against a sitting president.
When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.
President Obama is visiting the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City today and is expected to descend upon a $16 million historic brownstone.
Because Clinton can act as both a star player for Democrats and a believable referee for voters, alone among national figures, he provides a major advantage to Democrats.