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Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama at 100-Day Mark

How does President Donald Trump’s presidency stack up against his predecessor 100 days in? Obviously, that’s a highly subjective question, since an observer who disagrees strongly with Trump’s policy agenda will find little reason to applaud his “successes,” and likewise with critics of Obama. We can compare a few metrics between the two presidencies, however.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Negative Interest Rates: Obamacare for Banking

Negative interest rates are like Obamacare for banking: cheered by social justice warriors a way to use government to collectivize a fractured industry. ? Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s two-day Congressional testimony sent stocks on a wild ride after Yellen

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Obama Gun Control Orders: A Prayer to the Church of the State

The morning after President Obama held a tearful press conference to announce almost entirely meaningless executive orders that wouldn’t affect “gun violence” in the slightest, the increasingly unhinged New York Daily News declared everyone who stands against Obama is homicidal monster.

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and gun violence victims, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. Also on stage are stakeholders, and individuals whose lives have been impacted …

Dear Media: Ask Dems, Obama If They Still Believe In Congress and the Separation of Powers

If members of the media wants to prove they can ask “tough questions” of Democrat presidential candidates too, they should grill Hillary Clinton and her putative rivals about whether they still believe in the Constitutional separation of powers, what purpose they think Congress serves, and how the Obama model of unlimited executive power can be squared with America’s republican system.

Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic fundraiser following a special performance of the Broadway show, 'Hamilton,' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, November 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Obama to Sign Order Forcing Government to Hire Convicts

Ever in search of benefits to hand leftist constituencies, Democrats have decided to give goodies to their most natural constituency of all: criminals. According to the Associated Press, President Obama will announce executive orders Monday attempting to prevent screening for prior criminality in government hiring.

President Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Committee's Womens Leadership Forum at the Grand Hyatt October 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read

Texas Governor May Play Important Role in 2016 GOP Presidential Primary

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is poised to wield enormous influence in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, if he so chooses. Although he expressed a desire to stay neutral earlier this month, Abbott recently seems to be inching closer to exerting his influence, even if he stops short of making an actual endorsement.

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Ireland Accidentally Legalizes Narcotics

Ireland’s tough new anti-narcotics law turned out to be a bit too tough, prompting a judge to rule against certain provisions. This had the unfortunate effect of “temporarily legalizing the possession of many street stimulants and hallucinogens,” as the Associated Press reports. The BBC lists specific examples including “ecstasy, crystal meth, and ketamine.”

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Henry Slams WH for Misleading on Memorandums

Thursday at the White House daily press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest got into a heated exchange with Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry over recent reports that President Barack Obama has been issuing  “presidential memorandum” to avoid

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