Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Who’s afraid of shutting down Gitmo?

President Obama reiterated in his press conference today that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is a terrible idea, counterproductive to U.S. national security, and should be closed. He also said that he will continue to pursue doing so. That … Continue reading

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The best analogy for the Republicans’ stance on the debt ceiling

I don’t think anyone has put it any better than this …

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Obama vs Romney on gay marriage: a tale of two evolutions

President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage today, delighting his base and making life potentially very awkward for one Willard Mitt Romney.

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Obama and Wall Street: an awkward relationship

The New York Times tees up a fascinating look at the delicate, awkward dance between WLl Street and a president they hate, but who they also fear, because the believe he is likely going to be re-elected.

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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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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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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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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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