Politico media reporter Dylan Byers lashed out at New Media for reporting the news that President Obama shook dictator Raul Castro's hand and later took a selfie photo at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Apparently, Byers was unaware of the fact that his own publication gave both stories prominent play at the top of their homepage. Show More Summary
It remains to be seen if “POTUSface” catches on.
FactCheck.org took a look at President Obama's claim last week that education spending was withering over time and came to the conclusion that he was wrong (Obama on Education Investments). "It has increased from 4.7 percent [of GDP]in 1985 to 5.1 percent in 2010 with ups and downs along the way."
President Obama recently lamented the growth in inequality in the United States, and called, among other things, for an increase in the federal minimum wage from its present level of $7.25. The problem is that a much higher federal minimum would raise unemployment, and widen inequality among young persons with few skills. Show More Summary
Forget the handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro, here’s President Obama posing for a “selfie” with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela...
Katy Perry, like most Hollywood stars, is a pretty vocal supporter of President Obama, and sometimes that can lead to an awkward moment or two if your less famous parents don't see eye to eye. And Perry revealed to Marie Claire this week that her parents wanted to watch her perform at Obama's inauguration this year live, but she shot them down because of how they voted.
Thought I'd highlight this piece from today's links: What Obama Left Out of His Inequality Speech: Regulation, by Thomas McGarity, Commentary, NY Times: President Obama’s speech on inequality last Wednesday was important in several respects. He identified the threat to...
At Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony today, President Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro. The Guardian reports: The controversial handshake with Castro is likely to dominate headlines back home in the US, where many conservatives...Show More Summary
The left-wing polling firm Public Policy Polling took a look at Michigan and concluded that ObamaCare is hurting Democrats in a state President Obama won by 9 points in 2012. Obama's approval is upside-down 47/51%; ObamaCare polls even worse with only 34% supporting and 48% opposed; and Republicans are polling ahead of their challengers. Show More Summary
Not content to let some silly South Carolina sheriff have all the fun, Maricopa County Sheriff and proud 'Murcan Joe Arpaio announced he would not lower his agencies' flags to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela, as President Obama had requested. Read more...
Other than enthusiastically shaking the hand of Cuban dictator Raul Catro, another bizarre moment for President Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was when Obama was caught in a lighthearted moment taking what is known as a "selfie" with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Charles Lane writes about President Obama’s “pivot” to economic inequality. Like other commentators, Lane misses the fact that there is no pivot. Addressing inequality has been the organizing theme of the Obama administration — from the stimulus to Obamacare to “regionalism”. Show More Summary
Fresh off the latest round of controversy regarding when and where it’s appropriate to take a photo of yourself, President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt apparently snapped a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, where they’re all guests. Read full article >>
When President Obama said that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, he was clearly taking some liberties with the strict truth. 1 But as Ezra Klein points out this weekend, the reason he pressed this point so hard is that Americans have an understandable fear of losing their health insurance. Show More Summary
"Selfie," the act of taking a picture of oneself using a smartphone and putting it online, was deemed the word of the year this year by the...
Selfie for British PM David Cameron, Danish PM Helle Thorning Schmidt & Barack Obama during #MandelaMemorial #AFP pic.twitter.com/FqhNIliXzJ — AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) December 10, 2013 Above is a photo of Danish Prime Minister...Show More Summary
The Daily Show presents President Obama's barefaced lies about NSA surveillance. The lesson: if the President says the NSA is not doing it, then the NSA is doing it.
A photo from today's Mandela memorial of President Obama snapping a funeral selfie alongside UK PM David Cameron and Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt while an unamused Michelle scowls nearby is making the rounds right now, but it only tells a fragment of the full story. Read more...
At a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Tuesday, President Barack Obama said: “It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailer as well, to show that you must trust others so that they may trust...Show More Summary
Tuesday was filled with moving and powerful tributes to late civil rights icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela, including a passionate speech by President Obama, but there were none quite like CBS This Morning's. As...Show More Summary