Obama Looking for a 'Mulligan' on ISIS Speech

Obama's prime-time speech on the war against terror was largely panned. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images File Photo)

The unofficial theme of President Barack Obama’s week is the fight against the Islamic State, but there are questions whether the public will give him a do-over after his recent prime-time address fell flat.  

Obama made a rare appearance Monday in the Pentagon briefing room, warning leaders of the group “you’re next” after ticking off a list of their predecessors killed by U.S. and coalition air strikes.  

Obama Approval Rating Rises; White House Predicts Democrats Will Keep Senate

The final Obama approval rating before the midterm elections is in — and it isn't stopping the White House from declaring they expect Democrats to keep control of the Senate tomorrow anyway.  

The Gallup daily tracking poll had the approval rating for President Barack Obama rising 1 point Monday to a still-dismal 41 percent. His disapproval rating held steady at 54 percent. As we've noted before, Obama's poll ratings are much worse in many of the battleground states that will decide control of the Senate .