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Capital Journal Roundtable Video: Obama’s Saudi Trip; Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

On Capital Journal Roundtable, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib and reporters Jay Solomon, Amy Harder and Patrick O'Connor discuss the significance of President Barack Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Can Obama get to 'yes' on jobs?

After aggravating Republicans with a defiant State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced that he's eager to work with the GOP — "to get to yes," as he put it.

Did President Obama Just Smack Mitt Romney Right Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race?

It was Obi Wan Kenobi who first said, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine,” but so far, it is President Barack Obama who has made good on that promise, following up his party’s disastrous 2014 midterm losses with a swaggering stride and a string of victories to [...]

Obama's Wit Has Been a Potent Political Weapon

During President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on January 20, he said, "I have no more campaigns to run." His remark brought a round of applause from Republicans in the audience. "I know," Obama said, smiling, "because IShow More Summary

Obama Mocks Romney’s Focus on Inequality

President Barack Obama took aim at his former rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, mocking the onetime GOP presidential nominee and the Republican Party for what Mr. Obama called a sudden shift in rhetoric on the issues of poverty and inequality.

White House: Giving Guantanamo Bay Back to Cuba Not on The Table

President Barack Obama has long stated his desire to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, but his administration has no intention of giving the naval base back to Cuba.

Kalwis Lo's #GetCovered Story

Kalwis Lo remembers the day that the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. While the other students that he had worked with to support the Affordable Care Act went out to celebrate, he stayed in feeling exhausted. Said...Show More Summary

Cuba and the United States: The Challenges of Starting Anew

The step made by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro could open a new era in the relations between both nations. The news translated into an intense happiness in large sections of the Cuban population. Minutes after finishing both...Show More Summary

ISIS Promises to Behead Obama and Transform America Into Muslim Province

ISIS released a gruesome propaganda video this week where they threaten to behead Obama and turn America into a Muslim province. The Times of India reported: An ISIS fighter has threatened to behead Barack Obama “in the White House and … Continue reading ?

Mike's Blog Round Up

Brad Delong: The 23 Katrinas of Barack Obama. Informed Comment: New Saudi King Salman will keep oil prices low. Philip Bump: Born-again anti-poverty crusader Mitt Romney owns four homes. Find out how much bigger his California jointShow More Summary

Obama Lawyers: House Has No Right to Sue the President

Lawyers for the White House are urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led House of Representatives that alleges President Barack Obama illegally rewrote the new health law.

Happy Hour Roundup

Republican questioning of Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing to be Attorney General was so insightful and incisive that she admitted that this is a lawless administration and pledged to indict both Barack Obama and Eric Holder. Just kidding: Attorney general nominee Loretta E. Lynch defended the Obama administration’s actions on a range of […]

ISIS Praises Saudi Media for Blurring Out Michelle Obama’s Naked Face

Barack and Michelle Obama stopped by Saudi Arabia today after his visit to India. During the stop Michelle Obama refused to cover up for the visit to the Kingdom. (Good for her!) In response to her decision, Saudi media blurred … Continue reading ?

The Roundup

Good day! International Politics Overall - The new nuclear deal between the U.S. and India is just another game of geo-politics and rewarding corporations. - If President Barack Obama is leader of the free world, then why is he honoring King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia? No really, why? - Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender, criticized the media as “gossip[ing]” [...]

Obamacare Vs. Cancer Cures

Even Republicans gushed with enthusiasm when President Barack Obama announced funding for personalized medicine during the State of the Union last week. “I am launching a new precision medicine initiative,”

Our Self-Obsessed President

(John Hinderaker) Many commentators have noted how frequently Barack Obama’s speeches focus on himself. It is true: for Obama, no matter the topic, it turns out to be mostly about him. Earlier today, Obama delivered a farewell speech in New Delhi, wrapping up his trip to India. Show More Summary

Mandatory Questions for the 2016 Election

None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Not Blurred Out on Saudi TV

Erroneous reports circulated Tuesday that Saudi state television blurred first lady Michelle Obama's face at a meeting between President Barack Obama and the new Saudi king. Fake videos surfaced online of a blurred-out Mrs. Obama atShow More Summary

CIA Leaker Convicted as Torturers Go Unpunished

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept: Monday's guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has...Show More Summary

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