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Endorse This: An Obama Blooper Reel, From The White House Correspondents’ Association

One moment from Saturday night has flown so far under the radar that we’ve decided to feature it here today: the blooper reel.

May 2, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri during a state dinner in the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

5 Reasons Barack Obama Doesn’t Get The Credit He Deserves

The stock market nearing new highs? Bubble! Jobless claims at a 43-year low? The numbers must be fake! More than 20 million Americans gained health insurance? Obamacare can’t possibly be helping anyone because I know a guy who knows someone’s doctor who said…

May 2, 2016
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Obama Roasts Presidential Candidates At His Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“From the start he’s gotten the appropriate amount of coverage,” Obama remarked to the reporters. “The guy wanted to give his hotel business a boost and now we’re praying Cleveland makes it through July!”

May 1, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Trump Reads Nonsense Foreign Policy Speech

Trump accused the Obama administration of operating internationally with “No vision, no purpose, no direction, no strategy,” for example, but later said that “We must as, a nation, be more unpredictable.”

April 27, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during a visit at the the Parque de la Memoria (Remembrance Park), where they honored victims of Argentina's Dirty War on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that initiated that period of military rule, in Buenos Aires, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Obama Warns Europe Of The Dangers Of Withdrawing From The World

In the wake of the recent attacks on European capitals by Islamic State, the continued instability of the Middle East that resulted in a refugee crisis that has hit Europe hardest and continued economic insecurity for many, Obama acknowledged a tendency “to withdraw” that was increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

April 26, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders react to primary election results during a campaign rally in Phoenix

What We Get Wrong About Presidential Power

In “Listen, Liberal” the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? mounts a scathing indictment of the Clintons and their Democratic Party.

April 25, 2016
Barack Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro

Cuban Government Officials Call Obama Visit ‘An Attack’

Cuban officials aren’t taking Obama’s visit as a good-faith gesture.

April 21, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Galeano

Same Misogyny, Different Season

Hillary Clinton’s ascendancy in the race for president has provided an opportunity for the rest of us women to step back and assess our standing in America.

April 21, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump Will Make China Great Again!

New York Republicans aren’t the only ones convinced by Donald Trump’s “America first” foreign policy — they’re just the only ones who can vote on it. Chinese state media has continued to support the racist businessman’s ascent to his party’s nomination.

April 20, 2016
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Even A Bigot Is Getting Better Campaign Press Than Clinton

For Clinton to be generating press reporting that’s less positive and even more negative than Trump’s is astonishing given the type of gong show campaign he’s been running.

April 20, 2016
A young boy holds U.S. flags as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration in Washington, November 20, 2015.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case — And Starts With Tough Questions For Lawyers

A tie, which is now more possible, would let stand an appeals court ruling that blocks the expanded DACA and DAPA program from taking effect.

April 19, 2016
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Supreme Court Appears Split Over Obama’s Immigration Plan

The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked over President Barack Obama’s plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

April 18, 2016
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Endorse This: Happy Birthday, Al Green!

What better way to appreciate the legendary singer than by having one of his own fans perform a (slight) homage?

April 13, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to meet Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires

Obama Says Hillary Clinton Was Careless With Emails But Didn’t Harm National Security

“There’s classified, and then there’s classified,” Obama said.

April 11, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, at the White House in Washington March 1, 2016. From L-R: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Obama: Senate Inaction On Supreme Court Pick Will Erode Public Faith In Courts

“In some ways the judicial process is a casualty of some broader trends in our democracy.”

April 8, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets Judge Merrick Garland (R) after announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, March 16, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at left. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama at UChicago: Garland Is ‘Indisputably Qualified’ For The Supreme Court

There’s never been any tradition of a lame duck president leaving an empty seat for his successor to fill.

April 7, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Tries to Hijack America. Want to Stop Him?

Last week in Washington, more than 50 world leaders convened to discuss nuclear terrorism, and what do you think they talked about? According to President Obama, they talked about Donald Trump.

April 6, 2016
A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California

Patrol Agents Union Endorsement Raises Troubling Questions

The Border Patrol union is so impressed with Trump that it has chosen to, well, trumpet its endorsement, breaking with union history in its first-ever official support for a presidential candidate during the primaries.

April 1, 2016
Iraqi security forces secure a road after bomb attacks outside the Green Zone in Baghdad

Irradiated Iraq: The Nuclear Nightmare We Left Behind

“Iraq is one large hazardous waste site,” Ritter says. “If it was the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency would declare it a Superfund site and order it be cleaned.”

March 31, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One as he ends his visit to Cuba, at Havana's international airport, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Obama Still Beats Trump And Cruz

Can anybody doubt that Obama would defeat either leading Republican candidate—the Sideshow Barker and the Snake Charmer alike—in a landslide? Doubtless his increased popularity derives partly from the contrast.

March 30, 2016
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Endorse This: Obama: Unlike Putin, I Don’t Edit Journalists

“Unlike you, Vladimir, I don’t get to edit the piece before it’s published.”

March 29, 2016
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Sen. Tom Cotton Bashes Obama’s ISIS Strategy, But Wouldn’t Do Anything Differently

Despite ISIS continuing to lose more territory by the day in Iraq and Syria, Republican Senator Tom Cotton got on MSNBC to tell the American public that President Barack Obama’s plan was not working. He didn’t suggest any alternative plan to defeat ISIS and instead spent the duration of his appearance whining about everything Obama was doing wrong as president.

March 25, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama throws flowers in the River Plate while visiting with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) the Parque de la Memoria (Remembrance Park) where they honored victims of Argentina's Dirty War on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that initiated that period of military rule, in Buenos Aires, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Obama Honors Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Victims; Faults U.S. On Human Rights

Obama said the United States was too slow to condemn human rights atrocities during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship as he honored victims of the “Dirty War” on Thursday.

March 25, 2016
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Endorse This: Rudy Giuliani Says Hillary Clinton “A Founding Member Of ISIS”

George W. Bush himself, in his book Decision Points, admits “Thousands of armed men had just been told they were not wanted. Instead of signing up for the new military, many joined the insurgency.”

March 24, 2016
A tour guide raises a Cuban national flag to regroup foreign visitors she is taking through Old Havana

Cuba: First Obama, then Mick Jagger

An American president is being welcomed, and his words are expected to be broadcast directly to the Cuban people. Such a thing was inconceivable not so long ago. No less historic is the Cuban regime allowing huge throngs to gather and rock out.

March 22, 2016
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