Category Archives: President Barack Obama

On this day in 2003…

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq.

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President’s full remarks from Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of the killing of bin Laden

President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy Seals. The speech will likely not soothe Republicans, who just want the whole bin Laden thing … Continue reading

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This is Mississippi

Frances Martel may not like it, but this slice of Mississippi life is … well … illuminating: March 9, 2012 Clip: Alexandra Pelosi Meanwhile …

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Sorry, Beltway, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius won the birth control wars

I know the conventional wisdom is that President Obama got caught flat footed on the contraceptives rule change (see here and here for the discussion we had on that subject on “Now with Alex Wagner” on Friday). But in the … Continue reading

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Full text: President Obama’s State of the Union speech

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here is the full text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, in which he called for a “return to the American values of fair play … Continue reading

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Obama Time at the Apollo: POTUS sings a few bars

of Al Green’s classic, “Let’s stay together,” creating the unexpected soundbite of the night, sure to make the rounds of dayside TV tomorrow. Listen:

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Andrew Sullivan infuriates the right (and the left) by calling Obama critics ‘dumb’

Conservative bloggers are fuming (or resorting to racist, schoolyard taunts.) But none have undermined the substance of Andrew Sullivan’s Newsweek cover article, which asks the question: why are President Obama’s critics so dumb?

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Ezra Klein explains it all: the White House’s surprisingly good 2011

The Republicans clearly won 2010. They took over the House of Representatives, several key governorships and legislatures, and therefore will get the better of Census-triggered redistricting. They got the mainstream media to join their fixation on “cutting spending” and talk … Continue reading

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Just sayin’: Gov. Wilder got literally everything wrong in his Politico op-ed

No offense to the former Virginia governor, but literally everything in Doug Wilder’s Politico op-ed about President Obama’s “blackness” versus Bill Clinton’s was factually wrong.

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Attack of the oligarch’s (or, Leon Cooperman pitches a fit)

Some of America’s wealthiest are vewy, vewy angry at Barack Obama.

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