Saturday, November 28, 2015
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U.S. President Barack Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey during the 68th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Thanksgiving: In A Time Of Malevolence, Renewed Appreciation For Barack Obama

Donald Trump promises to make Americans proud of our country again, but the spectacle of furious thousands cheering him at a rally evokes revulsion and shame. So when President Obama speaks out to defend immigrants and refugees from his brand of scurrilous abuse, I feel a deep sense of gratitude

November 26, 2015

Obama Tells Americans Homeland Is Safe As Millions Set Off On Thanksgiving Travel

President tells country to “go about their usual Thanksgiving weekend activities,” while remaining vigilant.

November 25, 2015

World’s Largest Polluters To Meet On First Day Of Climate Talks

President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of China and India on the opening day of talks in Paris to reach an international climate agreement.

November 25, 2015
U.S. President Obama addresses joint news conference at the White House in Washington

In Frightening Times, We Need Leadership, Not Snark

Just because Republicans are down in the mud doesn’t mean the president needs to join them.

November 25, 2015

In Wake of Paris Terror, Obama Seems At Sea

Our head of state must be the mirror of our collective horror, grief and outrage. But is he meeting the moment well?

November 20, 2015

Defying Obama, House Passes Tougher Syrian Refugee Screening

The measure now goes to the U.S. Senate. Both houses would have to muster a two-thirds majority to override a veto by President Obama.

November 19, 2015
U.S. President Obama chats with Russia's President Putin prior to working session G20 summit in Antalya

Putin As America’s Frenemy

How much do we trust Vladimir Putin? Not at all, even when he does the right thing.

November 19, 2015

White House Says Obama Would Veto Proposal For More Scrutiny Of Refugees

Administration says GOP bills would provide no actual benefits, “unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”

November 18, 2015

Obama: Republicans Are ‘Scared Of Widows And Orphans’

President Obama ripped into Republicans on the Syrian refugee issue Wednesday, making very specific and pointed charges against presidential candidates, all but calling them out by name.

November 18, 2015
The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Terror: Why ISIS Needs The ‘Useful Idiots’ Who Demonize Muslims

Every imbecile who threatens Muslims is an unwitting agent of ISIS; in fact, it would be unsurprising to learn that ISIS itself is covertly promoting such messages in order to intensify enmity between the peoples of the Quran and the rest of the world.

November 16, 2015
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson

Paris Terrorist Attacks Could Mark A Turning Point In Republican Primary

Foreign policy is now at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election.

November 16, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the shooting attacks in Paris, from the White House in Washington

U.S. Isn’t Second-Guessing Syrian Refugee Plan, Obama Aide Says

President Barack Obama isn’t having second thoughts about bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S., one of his top aides said Sunday after attacks in Paris that have been linked to Islamic State.

November 15, 2015
Obama makes "grumpy cat" face as he speaks at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington

Obama Says Trump’s Plan To Deport Illegal Immigrants Is Unrealistic: ABC

“The notion that we’re gonna deport 11, 12 million people from this country – first of all, I have no idea where Mr. Trump thinks the money’s gonna come from.”

November 12, 2015
Netanyahu, Bibi, Obama, Selfies, political cartoon

Cartoon: Selfies


November 10, 2015

Energy Beggars No More, We Can Be Choosy

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it’s a thumbs-down. The environmental arguments against it have always been impeccable. But it took America’s turn toward energy independence to cut down the economic case for it.

November 10, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington

Obama Joins Facebook

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations…”

November 9, 2015

5 Reasons Barack Obama Isn’t George W. Bush

Eventually, Republicans will have to speak to people who think an America that’s safer, stronger and has better access to health care than at any time in our existence in history isn’t all that bad. To prepare them, here are a few reasons why Barack Obama isn’t George W. Bush.

November 9, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington

Netanyahu Expects More Military Aid From Meeting With Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday is being billed as a fence-mending visit after their dispute over the Iran nuclear deal — but analysts see the meeting as something of a victory lap for Netanyahu.

November 8, 2015
Obama speaks about the Keystone pipeline in Washington

Obama Rejects Canada-to-U.S Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years

November 6, 2015
Map of the U.S. trade balance with TPP countries. . Tribune News Service 2015

Battle Begins Over Details Of Obama’s Pacific Trade Deal

The Obama administration has revealed its trade pact with Pacific nations, a sweeping and controversial deal igniting fierce opposition from President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies.

November 5, 2015

Endorse This: Obama Trolls The GOP

If the Republicans think the CNBC debate moderators were hard on them, they should just be grateful they didn’t have to answer to Obama on that stage.

November 3, 2015

Obama Pitches Help To Ex-Criminals, Draws N.J. Governor’s Ire

Obama said he was banning “the box” that applicants had to check about their criminal histories when applying for certain federal jobs.

November 2, 2015
Putin meets Obama in New York

Republicans Say Obama Shows Weakness, Syria Strategy A ‘Mess’

Republican presidential candidates accused President Barack Obama on Sunday of showing weakness in U.S. policy in Syria, doubting that his small deployment of special operations troops will make much difference without a coherent broader strategy.

November 1, 2015

White House Will Not Release Emails Between Obama And Clinton: Official

The emails will be protected by the Presidential Records Act, which shields communications of sitting U.S. presidents from public view.

October 30, 2015

Endorse This: Obama Salutes The ‘Badass’ Women’s Soccer Team

“This team taught all America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” Obama declared.

October 27, 2015
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