Recent polls have not been kind to President Obama, as a survey out of California only emphasizes. A Field Poll released Tuesday found that almost as many voters in the nation's biggest "blue state" disapprove of the president's job performance (43 percent) as approve (45 percent). This is first time that Californians' approval of Obama's job performance has sunk below 50 percent since November 2011.

Republican Rand Paul has claimed that if he runs for president in 2016, he would be able to draw more Democratic and independent votes than most other GOP hopefuls. Apparently, someone at the Democratic National Committee agrees with him and considers it time, some 26 months before the next presidential election, to take a preemptive shot at the junior senator from Kentucky.

If former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a weakened candidate in his failed campaign against primary opponent David Brat, it was surely not from hunger.

With the new school year upon us, the federal government is once again turning its attention to school lunches, claiming it is a matter of national security. 

You might not be able to tell the Right from the Left, or the Tea Party favorites from "mainstream" Republicans, without a scorecard in the late-blooming controversy over the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

 

 

 

 

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