Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.
Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.
President Obama has 244 accomplishments under his belt since he took office despite fanatical Republican opposition aimed at wrecking his presidency.
"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"
President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.
President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.
The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.
The President's speech in Osawatomie was the true "pivot" towards jobs and away from the austerity debates of last summer for which workers, occupy protesters and tens of millions more have been waiting.
The GOP vote against President Obama's nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Board was to sabotage the agency.
Affirmative action has received an important boost from the Obama administration.