If anything, the president has shown himself to be a negotiator, and this latest move is further proof of that.
In fact, there is already mounting evidence that his is having its desired effect; whereas Republicans are bitterly divided over how to respond, House and Senate Democrats, for the most part, stand united with the professional left.
And so, to those of you who've been so quick to Obama's skills, I have just one thing to say: Get ready to eat some .
Meet the Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); Roundtable: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Katty Kay (BBC), David Brooks (New York Times) and Chuck Todd (NBC News).Evening lineup:
Face the Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Former Astronaut Mark Kelly; Roundtable: David Ignatius (Washington Post), David Sanger (New York Times), Amy Walter (Cook Political Report) and John Dickerson (CBS News).
This Week: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); MLB Player Mariano Rivera; MLB Player Robinson Cano; Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Ruth Marcus (Washington Post) and Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal).
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX); Roundtable: Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Marjorie Clifton (Spike the Watercooler), Republican Strategist Karl Rove and Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).
State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile; Republican Strategist Ana Navarro; Gerald Seib (Wall Street Journal); Reliable Sources: Amy Holmes (The Blaze); Ana Marie Cox (The Guardian); Nia-Malika Henderson (Washington Post); Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN); Democratic Strategist Paul Begala; Filmmaker Robert Greenwald.
The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein (TIME); Katty Kay (BBC); Amy Walter (Cook Political Report); Peter Alexander (NBC News).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Former OMB Director David Stockman; Former Economic Adviser to President Obama Austan Goolsbee; CourtTV Founder Steven Brill; Game Show Network CEO David Goldhill; Anthony Bourdain (CNN); Former Tata Group Chair Ratan Tata.
60 Minutes will feature: a report on the search for Joseph Kony, the world's most wanted warlord (preview); an interview with R.A. Dickey, the only MLB player throwing the knuckleball these days and the only knuckleballer ever to win the Cy Young Award for best pitcher (preview); and, a report from Marfa, TX, where cowboys and artists mix it up in the middle of nowhere (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Jon Stewart wasn't buying what Rand Paul was selling at Howard University.
Tuesday: Actor Tom Cruise
Wednesday: Comedian Ricky Gervais
Thursday: Author Mark Mazzetti
And Stephen Colbert took on "Morning" Joe Scarborough.
Tuesday: Author Caroline Kennedy
Wednesday: Actor Alan Cumming
Thursday: Richard Engel (NBC News)
Donald Trump received something less than a hero's welcome when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
At the WWE Hall of Fame Saturday night, Madison Square Garden flipped Donald the bird—in a big way. The booing began as soon as commentator Vince McMahon launched into the nicer-than-necessary induction. Trump was booed throughout the duration of his speech, forcing him to cut it short and, eventually, exit the building. But he wasn't leaving until the crowd met his son, who—yep—also got booed and his daughter who...well, didn't. Following the cheers for Ivanka, Trump exclaimed how happy he was that at least one member of the family was accepted by the MSG audience! That's enough, Donald.
Trump's youngest son, Barron, is growing accustomed to the finer things in life.
Melania Trump, model, businesswoman and wife of Donald Trump, doesn't cut corners when it comes to raising her son, Barron. When it comes to clothes, he dresses in suits like his dad. When it comes to skincare, he uses mom's caviar-enhanced skincare line.
You read that correctly. The 7-year-old Barron uses Melania's Caviar Complex C6 moisturizer every night after his bath.
"It smells very, very fresh," Melania, who launched the skincare line exclusively in Lord & Taylor this week, told ABC News. "I put it on him from head to toe. He likes it!"
And, in tangentially-related news...
Liz Cheney is reportedly thinking about going into the family business.
A source close to the politically active daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney tells The Daily Caller that she is still seriously considering running. [...]
Cheney, a lawyer who has served in various positions in government, has not commented publicly about whether she’s eying the seat. But her activities seem to signal that she could be interested in a run of some sort: She recently moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo., with her family. She has also been giving speeches at various events in the state.
Her father represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989.
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