"President Obama’s conciliatory gesture toward the press this week — a review of Justice Department investigations involving journalists — struck some national security reporters as closing the door after the sources have already bolted," writes Elizabeth Haughey in the New …
(John Hinderaker) President Obama’s response to the multiple scandals besetting his administration has been revealing. It turns out that they have nothing to do with him: he has no idea what is going on in the Treasury Department, the...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
President Obama delivered his highly-anticipated, major, hour-long speech on his administration's counterterrorism policies yesterday, and as usual, he's taking it from all sides. The first criticism of his speech, which included both...Show More Summary
Congratulations to Chai Feldblum (EEOC, Georgetown) for her nomination to the EEOC for a second term. President Obama announced the nomination yesterday along with a group of other positions here. Given her extensive background on antidiscrimination issues in the legislative...
Despite President Obama’s conciliatory gesture of a review of Justice Department investigations involving journalists, some reporters say that chill has already set in.
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
Thanks to the efforts of advocates around the country, the Boy Scouts of America decided this week to extend membership to openly gay youth, affirming that no membership may be denied “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” The goal to extend these rights to adult volunteers in the organization, however, was not [...]
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 …
Now this is fascinating. President Obama Thursday deceptively took Osama Bin Laden’s words out of context to help make a point about how al Qaeda is on its knees and we can curtail our use of drones – and start winding down the rest of the War on Terror. Or... -
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
The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senator Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to President Obama this week arguing his...
Maybe because President Obama said so many other things in his speech Thursday -- about drones, Guantanamo and a “new phase” in the war against terrorism -- a reference to Benghazi didn’t attract much attention. But, at the risk of over-interpretation,...Show More Summary
During the course of President Obama's administration, he has gone back and forth over support for the WIPO treaty for the blind, which would make it easier for vision impaired people to get copies of books that they can read (allowing legally made copies to be shared across borders). Show More Summary
Establishment Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) defended State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Friday, shortly after President Obama nominated the Benghazi talking points manipulator for a promotion. Show More Summary
Looking out through rain-soaked frames, a graduate listens as President Obama delivers his commencement speech to the graduating class of 2013 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Click through for a look at more of the week's most striking images from around the globe. More
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....
The Department of Homeland Security has told law enforcement officials that it is “impossible” for the government to stop 3D printed guns from being made which is, you know...kinda the point. President Obama has ordered a review of the Justice Department’s processes for investigating reporters. Show More Summary
Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin's repeated and dragged-out heckling of President Obama during his drone policy speech is simply the latest in a disgusting and damaging repeat act that has become almost ritual.