“The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to stop all of the January 1 tax rate increases and replace the sequester with responsible spending cuts that will begin to address our nation’s crippling debt. The Senate must now act.” -Speaker of the House John Boehner

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating reached 56 percent in Thursday’s edition of the Gallup daily tracking poll, the highest mark since October 13, 2009.

Thursday’s release also showed 37 percent disapprove of Obama, the lowest it’s been in Gallup’s polling since the same October 2009 release.

When I said that the mentally ill should be in institutions, public universities weren’t the kind of institutions I had in mind.