Monday, May 25, 2015
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@POTUS: Another Way To Attack The President

President Barack Obama joined Twitter this week. That means he gets a whole new round of scrutiny.

May 22, 2015
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Obama’s Ugly Show of Presidential Petulance

Why an American president — especially a Democrat — would embrace this private usurpation of our people’s sovereignty is a mystery, but the great majority of congressional Democrats are not going along.

May 20, 2015
Obama to limit military-style equipment for local police department

Obama To Limit Military-Style Equipment For Local Police Departments

President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.

May 18, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC (AFP/Doug Mills)

Obama Library To Be In Chicago Where ‘All The Strands Of My Life Came Together’

The Barack Obama Foundation said it would seek out “academic institutions, thought leaders, community partners, and other organizations” as it sketches out plans for the library.

May 12, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Obama And Letterman — And Retirement

President Obama sat down with David Letterman last night, with the two discussing their plans for retirement. And it turns out that one of them wants to teach law at Columbia.

May 5, 2015
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Obama: Riots Are Fueled By ‘Sense Of Unfairness And Powerlessness’

“Some communities have consistently had the odds stacked against them,” Obama said. “There’s a tragic history in this country that has made it tougher for some.”

May 4, 2015
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What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
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Fashionable Bashing: ‘New York’ Columnist Knows Little But Talks Big

What Chait repeats about the Clintons is so easily debunked that the columnist reveals not their lack of character but his own weak journalism.

April 24, 2015
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‘Clinton Cash’: Yet Another Charles And David Koch Production

The more closely we look at Peter Schweizer – right-wing author of Clinton Cash and new best friend of the New York Times and Washington Post — the more he appears to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Koch brothers

April 21, 2015
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In Small-Town Iowa, A Mixed Reception As Hillary Kicks Off

Nice and polite as Iowans were toward Hillary Clinton, many of them — even Democrats — aren’t quite ready to commit for 2016.

April 16, 2015
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When The Hitler Card Won’t Do, Play The Chamberlain Card

The Republican right accuses every American president who negotiates an arms pact with our putative enemies of weakening national security. And they are always wrong.

April 15, 2015
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Top Reads: ‘Before Night Falls’

‘Before Night Falls’ chronicles Arenas’ imprisonment, and makes a stirring case that the crimes of Castro’s government should not go unanswered.

April 12, 2015
William Morgan's widow seeks to retrieve her husband's remains from Cuba.

Castro, Obama Shake Hands In Panama, Set Meeting For Saturday In U.S.-Cuba Thaw

The thaw in the lengthy diplomatic freeze between the United States and Cuba quickened Friday, with President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro shaking hands at an evening reception ahead of a more substantive face-to-face meeting set for Saturday.

April 11, 2015
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White House Video Features LGBT Officials Against Conversion Therapy

“Conversion therapy can be called many things — we used to call things like this ‘brainwashing’ or ‘reprogramming,'” says Obama administration official Amanda Simpson.

April 10, 2015
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Endorse This: Barack Obama — And The Wailers!

Watch the Commander-in-Chief spreading some good vibes.

April 10, 2015
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Obama, Castro Head Toward Historic Encounter

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will break bread with other Americas leaders at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

April 10, 2015
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Correction: Obama Is Not A Liberal

Obama ran as a liberal Democrat in the 2008 presidential primary, edging out centrist Hillary Clinton from the left. But Obama is not a liberal.

April 10, 2015
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Obama Seeks Ban On ‘Conversion’ Therapy For Sexual Orientation

“The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.”

April 9, 2015
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White House Trolls Bibi With Tweet On Iran Deal

The White House’s tweet is an obvious takeoff on Netanyahu’s infamous 2012 address to the United Nations.

April 8, 2015
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Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
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Fundraising Ability Key To Winning Obama Library

With a price tag estimated at up to $500 million, library experts said, Obama’s library is on track to become the costliest so far.

April 4, 2015
Iran Nuclear Issue

Analysis: Proposed Accord Far Tougher On Iran Than Expected, Nuclear Experts Say

It appeared that the tentative accord would achieve the U.S. goal of ensuring the international community would have a year’s warning if Tehran decided to produce enough uranium fuel for a single bomb.

April 3, 2015
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Breakthrough: Iran’s Nuclear Concessions Vindicate Obama’s Diplomatic Strategy

The Iran talks also represent a chance to promote peaceful change in that unfortunate country, whose people desperately desire progress toward normal relationships with Western countries.

April 2, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, July 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Addresses Iran Nuclear Deal

See the president’s speech live.

April 2, 2015
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Climate 2016: Will Hillary Clinton Become The Next ‘Greenest President’?

In 2008, Clinton promoted an ambitious $50 billion “strategic energy fund” to invest in a clean energy “Apollo Project” — funded by taxing Big Oil’s “excess profits.”

March 31, 2015
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