Thursday, 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
President Barack Obama speaks as student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the country look on in the East Room of the White House during the 2015 White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Why Barack Obama Is Our Greenest President

When it comes to advancing clean energy and fighting carbon pollution, no president has done more than Barack Obama.

March 30, 2015

Endorse This: Obama And ‘The Wire’

Watch a discussion of such important topics as the War on Drugs, excessive sentencing — plus Obama’s favorite character on the The Wire.

March 27, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Iranian President Sends Letter To Obama As Nuclear Talks Near Deadline

The negotiators are seeking to reach the outline of a deal by Tuesday and to complete a detailed, comprehensive agreement by June 30.

March 27, 2015
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Obama Says US Must Re-Evaluate Mideast Stance After Netanyahu’s Comments

Obama and other officials have called out Netanyahu for his rejection of the two-state solution and a remark made about Israel’s Arab citizens that had racial overtones.

March 25, 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)

George Zimmerman: President Obama Amped Up Racial Tension Against Me

George Zimmerman blames President Obama for racial tension in America.

March 23, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party's leader Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Results tallied Wednesday showed Netanyahu's party with a decisive win. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Netanyahu Allies Urge Obama To Respect Israeli Election Outcome

Israeli officials are firing back at the Obama administration’s criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu.

March 23, 2015
DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN14 - Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel listens during the plenary session 'Israel's Economic and Political Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. (World Economic Forum via Flickr)

U.S. Doubts On Netanyahu Could Lead To ‘Other Steps’ In Pursuit Of Peace

The Obama administration sent a strong message to Israel’s government on Sunday.

March 23, 2015
President Barack Obama arrives at Bob Hope Airport via helicopter from LAX en route to ABC Studios for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

5 Obama Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

Despite the GOP’s best efforts, Americans can’t ignore President Obama’s legacy.

March 23, 2015
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Obama Administration Puts Out Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

President Obama has taken another big step to protect the environment.

March 20, 2015
A coal power plant in New Mexico (Glennia via Flickr)

Obama Orders 40 Percent Reduction In Carbon Emissions By U.S. Agencies

President Obama is still working around Congress to fight climate change.

March 19, 2015
Obama Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Tries To Undo Harm To US-Israel Relations; White House Icy In Response

After winning a divisive election, Netanyahu seeks to repair his image in Western media — but the White House doesn’t seem to be buying it.

March 19, 2015
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at McCamish Pavillion on college affordability and access to quality higher education at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Reining In High Cost Of College Should Be Priority

The cost of education is out of control — and Congress is doing absolutely nothing about it.

March 19, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss efforts to strengthen educational opportunities for students in city schools. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama Touts Economic Policies As Republicans Fight Internally Over Budget

Obama: ‘Reality has rendered its judgement’ on Republican economic schemes.

March 19, 2015
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Whoever Wins The White House, We’ll Be Tired

Clinton fatigue is real — but every modern presidency is exhausting.

March 19, 2015
Photo: President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio Look on. (NASA/Bill Ingalls via Flickr)

Taxpayer Dollars And Disclosure In Politics

President Obama could act today to curtail the destructive influence of dark money. Why won’t he?

March 18, 2015
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Report: Obama Administration Worse Than Ever On Freedom Of Information Requests

The Obama White House still isn’t living up to its promises on transparency.

March 18, 2015
President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. (Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons)

U.S.-Israeli Relations, Already Tense, Face New Tests With Netanyahu Victory

Benjamin Netanyahu victory could spell trouble for U.S.-Israel relations.

March 18, 2015
Former vice president Dick Cheney addresses CPAC (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cheney Says Obama And Holder Have ‘Played The Race Card’

Surprise! Dick Cheney is still President Obama’s most bitter critic.

March 18, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss efforts to strengthen educational opportunities for students in city schools. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama, School Officials Talk Education Goals

The White House has issued a veto threat against House Republicans’ education bill.

March 16, 2015
President Barack Obama visits Georgia Tech

Obama Immigration Program, Blocked By Texas Judge, Wins 14 States’ Support

14 states are backing up the White House on immigration.

March 13, 2015

Late Night Roundup: President Obama Reads ‘Mean Tweets’

Watch President Obama read a list of “Mean Tweets” about himself, on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

March 13, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) stands next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) during a round of nuclear negotiations on March 2, 2015, in Montreux, Switzerland (AFP/Evan Vucci)

Obama Lambasts U.S. Senators Over Iran Nuclear Letter

The White House is livid over Senate Republicans’ letter to Tehran.

March 10, 2015
Clinton speaks at Silicon Valley Conference for Women

Obama Says He Learned Of Clinton’s Private Emails From News Reports

The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s use of email as secretary of State shows no signs of letting up.

March 9, 2015
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Walker Blames Media, But It’s His Base That’s Questioned Obama’s Faith, Patriotism

There’s a good reason for the media to ask GOP candidates about President Obama’s faith.

March 6, 2015