Tag Archives: President Obama

In which presidents (and other important American people) shake hands with people

I know this freaks you out, conservatives, but sometimes, American leader shake hands with people … all sorts of people … Continue reading

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Obama calls congress’ bluff on Syria

President Obama says he will ask for congressional authorization to strike Syria.

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This is what people will remember from Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address

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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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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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Obama’s #MLKMemorial speech a call for persistence, but also patience

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The president dedicated the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall today — an historic, goose pimple inducing prospect if you think about it; the nation’s … Continue reading

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Read this: Melissa Harris Perry asks, is there a liberal racial double-standard for presidents?

In her latest essay for The Nation, Melissa Harris Perry writes about what she calls the two very different standards that white liberals seem to hold presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to.

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This week’s Herald column: Obama’s new economic script

The president flips the script.

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How to beat a billionaire (or, enter the ‘Buffett rule’)

If you’re fighting against a very rich man, in a very deep economic malaise, the best way to beat the rich man is simply to point him out.

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This week’s Herald column: Congress exists

It’s become kind of a theme of mine, so I build on this post and Jonathan Chait’s excellent New York Times article to reiterate it.

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