Thursday Political Mix: For Obama, Halloween Comes Everyday
Happy Halloween, fellow political junkies.
It was predictable that President Obama would face more political tricks than treats as a re-elected president than he did as a new one if only because, unlike his first term, he started his second with a Republican House largely hostile to him and his agenda.
And so it is. For Obama, the goblins and witches have shown up in the form of the technical difficulties afflicting the Affordable Care Act website and his boomeranging promise that people who liked their old individual insurance policies would be able to keep them, a vow that turns out not to be true in tens of thousands of cases.
Unfortunately for Obama, while trick or treating for kids only comes once a year, for presidents everyday can feel like Halloween with an unpleasant surprise at the door.
With that, here are some of the more interesting items of news or analysis with a political dimension that caught my eye this morning.