AM Read (via Time Mag.)

Hillary Clinton‘s campaign is feeling the wind at its back for the first time in months, after House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy gave them an opening to go on offense against the GOP and her well-regarded turn on “Saturday Night Live.” It manifested itself on the campaign trail Tuesday as a more confident Clinton did…

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The Obama Economy: The Great, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

from Since President Barack Obama first took office: The economy has added nearly 8.4 million jobs — more than six times the number gained under George W. Bush. The number of job openings doubled, to a record 5.7 million. Nearly 15 million fewer people lack health insurance coverage. Corporate profits are at record levels; stock…

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How Does Obama Compare With Other Two-Term Presidents?

Gallup, considered the “granddaddy of all presidential polls,” puts President Obama’s approval at 48%. How does this compare with other two-term presidents at similar points in their presidencies? Eisenhower 67% Reagan 51% Clinton 56% Bush 32% Obama 48% The median for this group is 51%, and the average is 50.8%, thus Obama is slightly below…

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Monday Schedule

No public events on President’s Monday schedule; Press Sec Earnest briefs at 12:30

Who’s at the State Dinner?

(list provided tonight by White House) THE PRESIDENT and MRS. OBAMA   HIS EXCELLENCY XI JINPING, THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, and MADAME PENG LIYUAN   The Honorable Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group Ms. Alice Albright   The Honorable Caroline Atkinson, Deputy…

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