New York Times: President Obama's speech on Thursday was the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America. For the first time, a president stated clearly and...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Following President Obama's big speech this Thursday on national security and counterterrorism, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took the opportunity to go after the Obama administration and the DOJ for their...Show More Summary
Hates Ronald Reagan Now here's a conspiracy theory I've never heard before: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Obama would not be president if it weren't for the 1986 amnesty bill that Ronald Reagan signed into law. Show More Summary
President Obama’s speech yesterday, presenting his vision of a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, included welcome rhetoric about the importance of constitutional principles, including Due Process and rights to dissent. It may...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: President Obama delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this morning, which was especially noteworthy because he addressed the ongoing problem of sexual assaults in the military. Obama said, "We have to be determined to stop t …
It's like they say: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Especially when it comes to right-wing extremists. As Karoli reported yesterday, now the conspiracy theorists are claiming that President Obama deliberately created...Show More Summary
When I saw that President Obama had decided to nominate Victoria Nuland as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs that struck me as a pretty frontal 'There is no Benghazi scandal; get over it' to Senate Republicans....
President Barack Obama delivered a commencement speech to Naval Academy graduates Friday in which he warned that sexual assaults in the military branches threaten to erode America's faith in the armed forces. "We need your honor, that inner compass that guides you," the president said. Show More Summary
The Washington Times attempted to recycle misinformation about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's warning that GOP obstructionism of President Obama's nominees is unsustainable, but published an inaccurate argument that doesn't support...Show More Summary
While President Obama's national security speech yesterday was full of positive rhetorical flourishes, it remains one of the strangest presidential speeches I have ever heard. For large sections it seemed like the speech was delivered by a critic of the Obama administration instead of the individual responsible for its policy decision.
promoted by Rosi Governor Chris Christie consistently gets kudos for being willing to work with President Barack Obama on issues related to the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. But for some reason none of that credit accrues to the President, who is often accused of being unwilling to cross party lines. Show More Summary
In case you haven't been following, the hot new right-wing narrative is that President Obama, despite not having any provable connection to the IRS's inappropriate targeting of conservative non-profit groups, is nonetheless culpableShow More Summary
Right-wing media figures are attacking President Obama over his decision to lift a moratorium on a Guantánamo Bay detainee transfer to Yemen -- a decision that has earned the praise of a former top Navy judge and is an important step...Show More Summary
Our communications director, Brad Woodhouse, fired off this email to supporters today about how Republicans in Congress need to stop playing political games and do their jobs: Friend -- Getting in President Obama's way has been the top priority for Republicans in Congress since day one. Show More Summary
On Fox News, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani suggested that the Obama administration has refused to recognize extremist Muslim ideology as a unifying theme in terrorist attacks on the U.S. even though the day before President...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media A host of the Fox News show The Five was so angry that the Justice Department had investigated one of the network's reporters that she told her viewers on Thursday to find anyone who voted for PresidentShow More Summary
Gallup: Forty-one percent of Americans now characterize their economic views as “conservative,” or “very conservative,” the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year’s downtick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the [...]
While Attorney General Eric Holder may have recused himself in the Associated Press probe he did approve the search warrant for a Fox News reporter’s emails. The information was revealed yesterday as President Obama spoke on his administration’s support for press freedom.
Yes, that was Code Pink's Medea Benjamin, shouting questions at President Obama during his speech yesterday on counter-terrorism. Many online journalists joked it was the closest thing to the president answering questions they'd seen...Show More Summary
This nomination is guaranteed to get the congressional flying monkey Republican caucus howling: President Obama defied Republican critics on Thursday by nominating to a high-ranking State Department job an official involved in editing controversial talking points about the attack last year in Libya. Mr. Obama sent the Senate his choice of Victoria Nuland, a former [...]