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More Guantanamo Detainees To Be Released

U.S. President Barack Obama is a little closer to fulfilling his six-year-old promise to close the U.S. military prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. At least five detainees are expected to be moved from the facility by the end of the month, which would leave 127 remaining prisoners at the facility, according [...]

Obama Visits Troops in Hawaii, Hails End of Afghan Mission

President Barack Obama spent part of Christmas Day with members of the military at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he touted the official end of the combat mission in Afghanistan next week.

Baseball may be Cuba's big winner

President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. would step toward normalizing relations with Cuba is pretty much a win for everyone involved — including baseball fans.

Washington Power Is Flowing Away

Too much power being grabbed by Washington — Obamacare, environmental regulations, education standards. That’s a constant complaint of conservatives not only during Barack Obama’s presidency but during George W. Bush’s

Obama: ‘I’m Glad’ Sony is Releasing ‘The Interview’

President Barack Obama declined Wednesday to say whether he would watch “The Interview,” but he said he’s happy Sony Pictures changed its mind and is releasing the comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong...

President Obama Sports Crown, Infuriates Right Wingers

As one wag so eloquently put it, "There's no getting around the fact that Obama no longer gives a fk." via Politico Sporting a tiara in a photo posted Wednesday, President Barack Obama seems to have broken his own rule of “you don’tShow More Summary

Malaysian Leader Joins Obama on Hawaii Golf Outing

President Barack Obama broke from his usual vacation practice of golfing with a handful of close aides and friends when he hit the links Wednesday with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia.

Jeb Bush’s e-mails, and what we really need to know about presidential candidates

If you could have looked through Barack Obama’s pre-2008 e-mails — or the semi-private communications of any potential president — would it give you better information than you’d otherwise have about the kind of president he’d turn out to be? With at least one potential 2016 candidate, we can approach the question, because Jeb Bush […]

Attkisson: White House Is Hiding Photos of Obama the Night of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told CSPAN on Tuesday that the White House is hiding photos of Barack Obama on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on the US Embassy. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will not turn the … Continue reading ?

President Obama Outpaces Predecessors in Filling Judicial Posts

Partisan gridlock may have characterized President Barack Obama’s first six years in office, but that hasn’t stopped him from outpacing predecessors in one key area: judicial appointments. An assessment of judicial nominations completed after the most recent session of Congress shows Mr. Show More Summary

Judge Quickly Tosses Arpaio Suit on Obama Immigration Policies

A Washington federal judge took little time to throw out Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit challenging President [wsj-people name="Barack Obama" displayName="Obama, Barack" topicId="4328" onlinesignificance="passing-mention"]’s immigration policies allowing millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country.

Don't Blame Obama If Race Relations Are Worse During His Presidency

President Barack Obama said Friday that conditions for black Americans have improved since he became president nearly six years ago. But as he said, blacks still lag behind whites. "The gap in income between black and white America persists," he said during a press conference. Show More Summary

Why we may have to negotiate with Islamic State: An expert Q&A (Guest Voice)

Why we may have to negotiate with Islamic State: An expert Q&A One of the Europe’s top experts in terrorism financing thinks the next few months will be crucial for the survival of the Islamic State. If U.S. President Barack Obama’s coalition of nations against the IS, including Canada, fails to stop the terrorist group’s [...]Show More Summary

Obama on a Roll

President Barack Obama is entering the fourth quarter of his presidency, one marked by partisan divisions that have frustrated most Americans. But the president, as he makes the turn for the finish line, has already wracked up an impressive...Show More Summary

Benen: Obama Bests GOP Economic Goals

Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney all created standards in their presidential runs with the implication that by re-electing Barack Obama in 2012, the nation's economy would never meet them, as Steve Benen writes for Maddowblog. Show More Summary

US Warming Toward Cuba: Right Time, Right Place, Right Man

Once again President Barack Obama has stepped up and boldly done what previous presidents could not or would not do. And for the historic breakthrough on defrosting our relations with Cuba, his timing could not be better This president...Show More Summary

On Cuba, Obama Goes Long and Castro Holds On

It's hard to overstate the sense of relief and joy that was felt in both Washington and Havana as Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro simultaneously announced a breakthrough in their two countries' long-running hostilities. There was, of course, much anger and hand-wringing as well and a host of questions about what happens next. Show More Summary

Cuba Will Not Revoke Political Asylum for US Fugitives Who US Government Wants Extradited

Cuba will not revoke political asylum for Americans, such as Assata Shakur, who have fled the United States, the Associated Press reports. Since President Barack Obama announced a shift in US policy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey state police and the FBI have seized upon the shift as an opportunity to force Cuba [...]

Obama gives democracy the shaft

Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace writes: “U.S. assistance to advance democracy worldwide is in decline. Such spending has shrunk by 28?percent during Barack Obama’s presidency and is now less than $2?billion per year. Show More Summary

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