Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama "had a pretty good week" in part because of world anger at the GOP's slap at his Iran negotiations and also due to Hillary Rodham Clinton's troubles that drew headlines away from him.

"For the sake of discussion, let's say you are the president of the U.S. and your approval rating is in the mid to high 40s. At the same time, Congress is controlled by the opposite party and their rating is 18 percent.

"Add to that that two out of three voters nationwide prefer a negotiated settlement with Iran limiting its nuclear capabilities, which incidentally is what you are presently working on to complete right now. Then 47 GOP members of the Senate send a letter to Iranian hardliners seeking to undercut your position — and a GOP committee chairman tells your chief negotiator, who happens to be the secretary of state, to stop talking during his testimony before the Senate. Your negotiations continue and the world is angered at the GOP.

"By the end of the week, your numbers are still in the high 40s and Congress' numbers are still 18 percent. Add to this that almost all of the heat is focused on the woman who assumes she will succeed you in office. I have to say you had a pretty good week."

Grade — B

Same as last week's B