During the Obama presidency, the United States had trouble convincing our enemies we meant what we said — because we often didn’t. President Barack Obama’s red line wasn’t a red line in Syria; our promises to oppose Russian aggression and occupation of Ukraine were lost on deaf ears in Moscow; Obama did not promptly provide logistical help […]
LEGACY: Graph” How Much Debt Did Each President Leave The Country? Well, in this sense, Newsweek’s comparison of Barack Obama and FDR works.
Adele, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Kris Kristofferson, Torres, and more contribute to Cover Stories, a new tribute album to singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, Rolling Stone reports. Barack Obama wrote the LP’s foreword—read a statement from him below. Show More Summary
FLASHBACK: Barack Obama’s Press Freedom Legacy. “As journalists often note, the Obama administration has prosecuted more leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all former presidents combined.”
Right-wing talk-show host Rush Limbaugh claims any legislative success President Barack Obama enjoyed during his first year in office was because of the color of his skin. “You have the first African-American president. You have everybody...Show More Summary
On Monday, our friend SooperMexican at The Right Scoop caught this embarrassing exchange on MSNBC as Katy Tur admitted to her guest that she was couldn’t recall President Barack Obama being caught on a hot mike in 2012 saying he’d have “more flexibility” to work with Russia after his reelection.
Everyone knows about Bill Clinton and his sax, and how Barack Obama can croon a mean Al green. But did you know Lincoln could deadlift 1,300 pounds?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.
President Trump “played a full round of golf Sunday, enjoying once again a habit he regularly assailed Barack Obama for. After initially saying Trump had only played a few holes, the White House reversed itself Monday after professional golfer Rory [...]
When a Republican congressman on MSNBC brought up a 2012 incident where President Barack Obama was caught on a hot mic promising to give Russia's Vladimir Putin a little more "flexibility" after the election year, NBC journalist and MSNBC host Katy Tur seemed not to recall the incident.
Apparently the future Obama Presidential Center needs some cash. According to Page Six, the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago needs a $1.5 billion endowment. Architects of the center say it will be tough to raise that amount of money, partly because the 44th president did not do a lot of fundraising while he was still in the White House. Show More Summary
Before Donald Trump became president, he sent several dozen tweets criticizing then-President Barack Obama for playing golf. “I just want to stay in [the] White House [and] work my ass off,” he told reporters in February 2016. That November,...Show More Summary
Barack Obama is ranked the “12th best president” ever in the United States, according to historians. A panel of 91 historians estimated that former President Obama ranked just below Woodrow Wilson and slightly above James Monroe in his placing. Show More Summary
Reality is setting in: For seven years, few issues have animated conservative voters as much as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But with President Barack Obama out of office, the debate over “Obamacare” is becoming less aboutShow More Summary
The president is supposed to serve the American people, not himself. This piece originally appeared in the February 23 issue of The New York Review of Books. When Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in...Show More Summary
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: The End Of Identity Politics: “Class is finally reemerging as a better barometer of privilege than is race—a point that Republican populists are starting to hammer home. The children of Barack Obama, for example, have far more privilege than do the sons of Appalachian coal miners—and many Asian groups already exceed American […]
Long before Barack Obama ran a successful campaign for the White House based on hope, he was a senatorial candidate whose speech during the 2004 Democratic National Convention was all about the topic ? and it thrust him into the national spotlight. Show More Summary
By March 2009, Barack Obama had made nominations to one in six positions requiring Senate confirmation. With 10 days to go until an exact comparison can be made, the Trump team has made nominations to just one post in 16. As many as 1,200 roles require Senate approval, including Cabinet secretaries, agency chiefs and ambassadors. Show More Summary
Just weeks after leaving the White House, President Barack Obama ranks as the 12th best U.S. president overall in a new poll of historians c...
WHO KNEW THAT BARACK OBAMA WAS SO RACIST? As I’ve said, Richard Fernandez has been on a roll lately. For example: