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?Obama Only Took Women Reporters' Questions at Year-End Press Conference

Yesterday, President Barack Obama held the annual end-of-the-year press conference, answering questions from the Sony hack (he called the decision to pull The Interview a "mistake") to the "debate" over police reforms in light of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner decisions. Show More Summary

Obama May Have Just Forced Sony To Release 'The Interview'

Seth Rogen fans may want to thank President Barack Obama this weekend. When Obama called Sony's decision to cancel Rogen's movie, "The Interview," "a mistake" at his year-end news conference on Friday, he may have guaranteed the movie will leave the studio's vault. Show More Summary

Obama Got It Right On Cuba

Representative Kevin Cramer sent out a press release yesterday evening reacting to President Barack Obama’s recent move toward more normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba. Not only does Cramer agree with President Obama’s move, it seems our Congressman supports lifting all trade sanctions with Cuba. From his press release: I support the lifting of sanctions against...

North Korea proposes joint investigation with US into Sony cyber attack

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington’s “slandering” after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation. The US blames the isolated state for the hacking which prompted the...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A feisty Obama takes on the press

(Reminder via @armandodkos): no one should ever forget this awful Richard Cohen column about @StephenAtHome http://t.co/... in 2006. — @DemFromCT Politico: This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Two world leaders, one press conference mash-up

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin both recently held end-of-year press conferences, so why not compare them? Both world leaders spoke about a range of topics, though Putin's lasted around three times longer...Show More Summary

Now at CNN, Jay Carney Sees Keystone Decision Differently

In his time as White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney would often get questions about whether President Barack Obama would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. Mr. Carney would invariably answer that the State Department, not the president, was running the Keystone review project. Project watchers believe that Mr.  Obama’s views on the matter are expected [...]

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Family Resemblance? (Image of Fulmoth Kearney used with kind permission of Merlyn White) It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Show More Summary

U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia ahead of peace talks with Ukraine

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents. President Barack Obama prohibited American exports of goods or services to Crimea, a strategic peninsula...

Obama Downplayed Sony Hack In Exclusive CNN Interview

President Barack Obama told CNN's Candy Crowley Friday that the unprecedented attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment was a mere act of "cybervandalism" rather than cyberterrorism or even an act of war. Crowley landed an interview...Show More Summary

Editorial: Barack Obama is right: Sony blew "The Interview"

The weak-at-the-knees callowness of Sony took a deserved double-bill drubbing on Friday.

BitTorrent To Sony: Let Us Distribute ‘The Interview’

As part of Sony Picture Entertainment's media blitz today to defend its decision of pulling The Interview after President Barack Obama called the move “a mistake,” SPE CEO told NPR that Sony “very much wanted to keep the picture in release"...Show More Summary

Sony Fires Back at Obama: Actually We Did Call the White House – Several Times (Video)

Barack Obama told reporters today that Sony should not have canceled “The Interview” and that they should have called him. Sony fired back at Obama after the press conference saying they had several conversations with the Obama White House before … Continue reading ?

Obama signs massive defense spending bill

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft flies over a target area during Operation Desert Storm. President Barack Obama signed a defense bill today that would prohibit the retirement of the A-10. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Fernando Serna WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Barack Obama Mixes Up Joe Flacco & James Franco When Discussing 'The Interview'

Earlier in the week, Sony sparked an I nternet outcry when they announced that the Christmas Day release of The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen would be scrapped, amid pressure from North Korean hackers. When discussing...Show More Summary

Sean Penn Says Pulling 'The Interview' Gives ISIS 'A Commanding Invitation'

Sean Penn has joined George Clooney, Judd Apatow, Aaron Sorkin and Barack Obama in blasting Sony for its decision to pull "The Interview" from release. In a letter sent to Mother Jones, Penn noted that Sony's move -- which happened after...Show More Summary

Sony CEO says he had to stop release of 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton, responding to criticism from President Barack Obama, told CNN the studio had "no alternative" but to cancel the release of The Interview. Mr.... To view the full story, click the title link.

President Obama’s Presser Full of Women

During his end of the year press conference, President Barack Obama did something quite out of the ordinary. He didn’t call on a single male or television reporter throughout the presser’s entirety. “The fact is, there are many women...Show More Summary

Sony Pictures head rebukes Obama’s criticism: ‘We have not caved. We have not given in’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton accused President Barack Obama of not understanding his company’s decision to cancel the release of the film The Interview and insisted to CNN on Friday he had not backed down to the hackers who attacked his company last month. “We have not caved. We...

Obama: Sony Made a Mistake

It’s rare that I completely agree with Barack Obama, but I agree with Barack Obama. The video is of one those stupid autoplay videos, so I am embedding it on a separate page, here. I just wish he could apply this same logic to see how some of his own actions — like coddling dictators […]

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