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Obama Laughs About 'Crazy' Birth Certificate Questions

President Barack Obama reminisced about the conspiracy theories surrounding his birth certificate during a speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday afternoon. Obama referenced the doubts about his citizenship that led him to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011 while criticizing voter I.D. Show More Summary

Obama Reminisces About Birther Movement at Sharpton Conference: ‘That Was Crazy’

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama took a short break from making his speck about voting rights at Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network conference in New York City Friday to recall that time, not so long ago, when a large group of people in this country were demanding to see his birth certificate. "Remember that?" Obama asked the audience. "That was crazy."

U.S. rejects visa for Iranian diplomat

The U.S. won’t issue a visa for an Iranian diplomat linked to the group that took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said today. “We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa” to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was Iran’s choice for its next ambassador to the UN, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

Obama’s Tax Policies Boosted Obamas’ Tax Burden

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in total tax on income of $481,098 for 2013. That worked out to an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4%, the White House said -- a higher rate than 2012, even though their income declined.

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama will deliver a speech at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York City on Friday, April 11th, beginning at approximately 4:10pm ET. The president is expected to discuss voting rights ahead of this year's midterm elections among other topics.

Barack and Michelle Obama Made $503,183 Last Year

The President and First Lady's tax returns were released by the White House Friday

5 Things to Know About the Most Powerful Woman in Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post as secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services, thus relinquishing her responsibility for the buggy President Barack Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to takeShow More Summary

Obama is on trend to leave a budget surplus

Bill Clinton left the presidency with a budget surplus. And although the first five years of Barack Obama's presidency have featured high (but falling) deficits, it's starting to look like Obama could do the same. For the first timeShow More Summary

Obama: Sebelius 'Will Go Down In History' for Obamacare

In a Friday Rose Garden ceremony, President Barack Obama hailed the work of his newly-resigned Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for historic work in implementing the highly unpopular Obamacare program. Obama said Sebelius will "go down in history" for her work on the disastrous Obamacare website and roll out. Show More Summary

Climate Change Gets Big-Budget Treatment on Showtime

Climate change is one of the issues at the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda, and now it's getting big budget treatment in Hollywood, at least by documentary standards.

Now what?

IT WAS not a matter of if, but when. Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama’s health secretary, is one of the longest serving members of his cabinet. To compare her tenure to a rollercoaster ride would be generous, unless that rollercoaster jumped the tracks and careened into quicksand. Show More Summary

President Obama Refused Kim Kardashian's Help Because She's Viewed As Political Poison?! Ouch!

It's no surprise that President Barack Obama and his team refused Kim Kardashian's helping hand during his 2012 Presidential Run! Obama has been vocal about his disdain for the Kardashian Klan before and we don't think anything Kanye West had to say changed his mind at all! This is the President of the United States! He isn't [...]

Obama names budget chief as successor to Sebelius

Updated | 11:15 a.m. EDT: President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping...Show More Summary


President Barack Obama and departing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took another victory lap, declaring the Affordable Care Act a success on Friday in a press conference during which Obama announced Sebelius' resignation. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama Announces Kathleen Sebelius’ Replacement

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

On Thursday, the White House revealed that President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius. The president will announce on Thursday Sebelius is leaving the administration and is expected to reveal that Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Burwell is being tapped as her replacement.

After hailing civil rights milestone, Obama to narrow in on voting

New York (CNN) — If President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday at Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential library were meant to honor the legacy of the civil rights movement, Friday’s planned speech to a rights group in New York will focus on an area where activists say work remains in achieving racial equality. Obama was expected to […]


[Content Note: Misogyny.]This is an actual headline of an actual article posted on the website for the conservative rag the Washington Examiner: Everything about that is amazing. I love how it's filed under "Topics: Barack Obama," and...Show More Summary

CNN’ers Wonder if Obama Admin ‘Testing’ Racial Messaging for 2014

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

A CNN panel noted that both President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have invoked racial issues this week and speculated that the Democratic Party may be "testing" racial issues as part of their 2014 messaging.

Actually, Obama’s Record Compares Just Fine With LBJ’s

The tenuousness of any comparison between the vaunted vote-wrangling skills of President Lyndon B. Johnson and the allegedly ineffectual legislative skills of President Barack Obama was nicely summed up on Wednesday with this tweet:

Obama Could Stand to Be a Little More Like LBJ

On Thursday, President Barack Obama joined other dignitaries at a civil rights summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signature accomplishment as president: passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And in a nod to the shoulders that he stands on, Obama said, “I have lived out the promise of LBJ’s efforts.”

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