November 24, 2014

Obama Heightens The Contradictions

By: E. J. Dionne
Obama Heightens The Contradictions
November 24, 2014

Bill Cosby, Serial Rapist? That’s A Lot To Forgive

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Bill Cosby, Serial Rapist? That’s A Lot To Forgive
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Astrophysicist’s Passion For Exotic Science Inspired ‘Interstellar’

One of the creators responsible for the hit movie Interstellar is a "visionary" scientist that you h ...

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Republicans Push For More Iran Sanctions As Talks Are Extended

Republicans Push For More Iran Sanctions As Talks Are Extended

Get the latest on the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. ...

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White House Threatens To Put Brakes On Alternative Fuels

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U.S. Military Role In Afghanistan Still Has Limits, Officials Say

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Rand Paul Wants Senate Vote On Declaring War On ISIS

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Texas Prepares To Execute Schizophrenic Inmate Despite Call For Clemency

Texas Prepares To Execute Schizophrenic Inmate Despite Call For Clemency

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Cartoon: The Benghazi Report

Cartoon: The Benghazi Report

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Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

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Worry, Wondering, And Waiting As The Grand Jury Ponders Michael Brown Shooting

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Most expected the verdict in the Michael Brown shooting to be handed down on Friday, but after a wee ...

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Son’s Death Led Her To Found Brain Tumor Registry

Son’s Death Led Her To Found Brain Tumor Registry

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel To Resign

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel To Resign

Learn more about Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation. ...

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GOP Weighs Responses To Obama’s Immigration Action

GOP Weighs Responses To Obama’s Immigration Action

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Deadline Nears For A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Deadline Nears For A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Get the latest on the high-stakes negotiations. ...

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Senator Graham Rejects GOP Benghazi Report As ‘Garbage’

Senator Graham Rejects GOP Benghazi Report As ‘Garbage’

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Cartoon: Speaker Boehner Explains

Cartoon: Speaker Boehner Explains

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Texas Panel Approves Controversial Textbooks Over Democrats’ Concerns

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Landmark State Pension Law Struck Down By Illinois Judge

Landmark State Pension Law Struck Down By Illinois Judge

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Silicon Valley Lukewarm To Obama’s Immigration Reform Moves

Silicon Valley Lukewarm To Obama’s Immigration Reform Moves

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Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

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2014 Warmest Year: California, World Set To Break Records

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House GOP Sues Obama Over Health Care Law

House GOP Sues Obama Over Health Care Law

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With Ferguson Decision Looming, Holder Issues New Police Guidance

With Ferguson Decision Looming, Holder Issues New Police Guidance

Read the attorney general's plea for calm in Ferguson. ...

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Chief Diplomats Leave Iran Nuclear Talks Despite Looming Deadline

Chief Diplomats Leave Iran Nuclear Talks Despite Looming Deadline

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St. Louis-Area Churches Plan To Act As Safe Houses For Those Seeking Refuge During Protests

St. Louis-Area Churches Plan To Act As Safe Houses For Those Seeking Refuge During Protests

Get the latest on the tense situation in Ferguson. ...

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Here’s The 2016 Republican Nominee

Here’s The 2016 Republican Nominee

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Poll: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama On Immigration Action

Poll: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama On Immigration Action

Another poll finds the politics of immigration strongly favoring Democrats. ...

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On Immigration Policy, The Law And Facts Are On Obama’s Side

On Immigration Policy, The Law And Facts Are On Obama’s Side

Republican anger can't obscure legal reality. ...

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Obama Heightens The Contradictions

Obama Heightens The Contradictions

The president has finally stood up to Congress on immigration. Here's what happe ...

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Bill Cosby, Serial Rapist? That’s A Lot To Forgive

Bill Cosby, Serial Rapist? That’s A Lot To Forgive

The allegations against Cosby don't tarnish his legacy; they become it. ...

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Tea Party Nativists Seething Over Obama’s Immigration Reform Action

Tea Party Nativists Seething Over Obama’s Immigration Reform Action

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Cliff Huxtable And Bill Cosby Are No Longer The Same Man

Cliff Huxtable And Bill Cosby Are No Longer The Same Man

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The Fact — And The Case For Immigration Amnesty

The Fact — And The Case For Immigration Amnesty

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Poll: Americans Broadly Back Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Poll: Americans Broadly Back Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

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Boehner’s Lawsuit Is Betrayal Of Congress

Boehner’s Lawsuit Is Betrayal Of Congress

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A Big Election With Little Local Journalism

A Big Election With Little Local Journalism

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This Week In Crazy: Immigration Meltdown Edition

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It’s Not Just Ferguson – It’s All Of America

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Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

What Don Lemon doesn't get about the Bill Cosby rape allegations. ...

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Gripes About Excessive Regulations And Taxes Often Are Baseless

Ignore the hysteria -- tougher regulations will not sink the economy. ...

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Imagine A World Without ‘Obamacare’

Imagine A World Without ‘Obamacare’

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The Democrats’ Chronic Depression

The Democrats’ Chronic Depression

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Obama Charts A Risky Course On Immigration

Obama Charts A Risky Course On Immigration

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Chief Tax-Dodging Officers

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They Killed Peter Kassig!

They Killed Peter Kassig!

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Some Thoughts As We Wait To See Whether Ferguson Burns

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