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Obama Spokesman: “No Evidence” Planned Parenthood Acted Unethically by Selling Aborted Babies

The top spokesman for President Barack Obama today said there’s essentially no evidence that Planned Parenthood acted unethically by selling the body parts of aborted babies. Ergo, there’s no reason for Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood. The comments from White House spokesman Josh Earnest come despite a fourth video showing the abortion giant potentially breaking […]

Jon Stewart Addresses Those 'Secret' Meetings With President Obama

  Media outlets, particularly conservative ones, had a field day this week analyzing Jon Stewart’s alleged “secret” White House meetings with President Barack Obama. It's even been suggested that Stewart has been working “in concert” with the president, casting the comedian’s integrity into question. Show More Summary

Keystone pipeline’s fate to be decided during Obama’s term

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama plans to decide before leaving office whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would send Canadian crude oil to US refineries. Eric Schultz, a White House spokesman, said Wednesday that the issue will be resolved before January 2017. “That approval...

Senate confirms Joseph Dunford as next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The US Senate confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military’s top officer, after President Barack Obama chose him for the post in May. Dunford, 59, currently the commandant of the US Marine Corps, will replace General Martin...

Obama Targets Democrats for Support in Implementing Iran Deal

Two weeks into President Barack Obama's campaign to win backing for the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, it's increasingly clear his strategy is focused on gaining just enough Democratic support to sustain a presidential veto should lawmakers reject the agreement.

Jon Stewart Returned to Stand-Up at the Comedy Cellar Last Night

8 hours agoNews : Mediaite

After delivering an aggressive defense of his "secret" meetings with President Barack Obama during last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart headed over to the Comedy Cellar in New York's West Village, where he ended up performing his first true stand-up set in years.

Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart’s return to stand-up at The Comedy Cellar

12 hours agoHumor : The Comic's Comic

As Comedy Central viewers watched Jon Stewart on The Daily Show concocting a fun story about why he'd ever have a secret meeting with President Barack Obama, patrons at The Comedy Cellar in New York City were privy to an even rarer treat Wednesday night -- watching Stewart onstage doing stand-up comedy. Stewart followed Louis […]

Giving Those Who’ve Been Incarcerated a Fair Shot at Government Jobs 

While speaking at the NAACP national convention earlier this month, President Barack Obama endorsed “banning the box” on job applications so that formerly incarcerated people, like me, have a fair chance at employment.

Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their commitments.

Former Heads of Homeland Security, NSA Back Encryption

Three prominent former national-security officials endorsed the use of encryption in communications, breaking with President Barack Obama and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey in their standoff with Silicon Valley over new uses of the controversial technology.

Jon Stewart dishes on meetings with Obama: We took turns fcking a replica of Reagan’s eye socket

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show on Wednesday by addressing the media furor over his “secret” meetings with President Barack Obama, while mocking Fox News and Politico for hyping the encounters. “It was a roundtable meeting with the President, Elvis — still alive —...

Crocodiles and Pontius Pilate: The Iran Debate’s Descent

“I can’t run again,” President Barack Obama said yesterday, speaking in Mandela Hall at the African Union headquarters, in Addis Ababa. “I actually think I’m a pretty good President—I think if I ran I could win.” Obama, at the end of...Show More Summary

“Fattah Buttonholed Obama Directly, According to Indictment”

Roll Call: The Department of Justice’s indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah alleges Fattah’s quid-pro-quo scheme included an in-person effort to get President Barack Obama to give a lobbyist an ambassadorship. Fattah, a powerful Pennsylvania Democrat, is a longtime ally of the president’s … Continue reading ?

Reporter: Obama Should Stop U.S. Hunters From Killing Animals Like Cecil the Lion

During Wednesday's White House press briefing, Julia Edwards -- a reporter for the Reuters news service -- asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest if President Barack Obama would respond to the “growing outcry” over the killing of Cecil,Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Mike Huckabee's Holocaust analogy is 'offensive,' and it gives Obama an out

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday called former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) recent controversial comments about the Iran deal "offensive," and said that they could actually be helping President Barack Obama sell what...Show More Summary

Senate confirms Obama's pick for Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., who is currently commandant of the Marine Corps, is expected to take over Oct. Show More Summary

Anti-Gay Ethiopians Freak Out as Rainbow Welcomes President Obama

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Photo via Facebook/Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus President Barack Obama has been using his time in Africa to advocate for the rights and dignity of LGBT people. Currently, only 21 of the 56 countries on the continent have decriminalized...Show More Summary

Obama criticised for saying Ethiopia is democratic

Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections. On Tuesday, Obama urged African leaders to […]

Jon Stewart tells Larry Wilmore about ‘secret’ meetings with Obama: ‘What did he want? Hang out, eat nachos’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Jon Stewart, like President Barack Obama, is heading into his last days on the job — and Larry Wilmore wants to know what it’s like. The “Nightly Show” host said Obama’s recent trip to Kenya, where some conspiracy theorists believe the president was born, shows he...

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