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Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama was knocked down by controversies and faces potential trouble over the Supreme Court's handling of Obamacare.

"It was a week filled with controversies for President Obama.

"First, Attorney General Eric Holder left his position with a bang, not a whimper. Then Obama appeared to win a victory over the GOP in the Senate on a clean bill separating immigration reform from the budget. But now House Republicans are threatening to reinsert immigration into the budget thus holding the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage and assuring a departmental shutdown — especially at a time when terrorist threat alerts are higher than normal.

"The battle over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress next week increased before a highly partisan Congress and nation. He and Speaker John Boehner have tried to make the president look bad and have succeeded in making themselves look far worse as two in three voters feel that he should not appear before Congress.

"Net neutrality passes, which some feel is fair while others see as a new and dangerous threat to our freedoms.

"And next up is the Supreme Court's review of the president's signature Affordable Care Act. A ruling against the law's subsidies could throw both the administration and the economy in a tailspin. A bad week when so many things seem to be out of control."

Grade — D

Down from last week's C+

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