Politico's Berman: Obama Using Presidency for Politics

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 07:58 PM

By Sean Piccoli

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama is using executive orders to shore up his legacy and get Democratic voters to help him preserve it by stopping a Republican takeover of the Senate this fall, Politico White House Editor Dan Berman told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

White House edicts on power plant emissions, the minimum wage, workplace discrimination and student loans — "these are all designed to get the Democratic base excited," Berman told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner.

Story continues below video.



Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223
Get Newsmax TV on your cable system – Click Here Now


He added, "I'm not really sure it's going to be enough."

Berman said that bypassing Congress to issue new federal rules and policy changes doesn't necessarily help the president's party in home-state races.

"Midterm elections, they aren't national elections," said Berman. "Will this sort of thing be enough to get [Sen.] Mark Begich re-elected in Alaska, to get [Sen.] Mark Pryor re-elected in Arkansas? So, many of the Senate races are still local races."

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Historian: Destruction of Jonah's Tomb Ignored by West

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 16:21 PM

The recent destruction of the tomb of the Biblical figure Jonah has been met with a disturbing silence by the West, acco . . .

Fla. State Senator: Make Students See Movie 'America'

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 16:18 PM

Florida state Sen. Alan Hays wants students in the Sunshine State to learn real U.S. history, he tells Newsmax TV. . . .

Rep. Steve Stockman Plans Motion to Arrest Lois Lerner

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 15:46 PM

Rep. Steve Stockman says he plans to bring a House vote calling for the arrest of scandal-plagued former IRS official Lo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved