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Barack Obama talked to the creator of "The Wire" and it's hard to tell who's the bigger fanboy.

59 minutes agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The president sat down with writer David Simon to discuss the consequences of the war on drugs. You know your friend who won't stop talking about how great The Wire is? The one who's always trying to get you to watch the whole series,...Show More Summary

Obama Escalates US Involvement In Iraq With Bombing Of Tikrit

Endless War: As US Strikes Tikrit & Delays Afghan Pullout, War on Terror Toll Tops 1.3 Million — Democracy Now! (@democracynow) March 26, 2015 President Barack Obama has plunged the US even deeper into the war in Iraq ordering the bombing of Tikrit at the behest of Iraqi officials. Obama has no authorization [...]

Watch Barack Obama And The Wire Creator David Simon Discuss "The Other America"

The two use the series as a bridge to discuss mass incarceration and country's culture of policing. Read more...

The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia University, sources told BuzzFeed News.

Watch N.C. State Player Wonder: “The Fck Wrong With Barack Obama?”

An N.C. State player’s words are going viral after he was caught on live television cursing out President Obama. It all happened Saturday after the eighth-seeded Wolpack pulled off what could be the biggest upset of the 2015 NCAA Tournament making it to the Sweet 16 by ousting the Villanova Wildcats. Show More Summary

‘Wire’ creator David Simon tells Obama what’s wrong with the war on drugs: ‘It’s draconian and it doesn’t work’

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama sat down Thursday with David Simon, creator of “The Wire,” to talk about the war on drugs. The White House posted video of the 12-minute discussion between the president, who describes the HBO program as “one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in...

Barack Obama, Eddie Huang and the Future of Menswear in Tokyo

6 hours agoFashion / Men's Fashion : Kempt

Today’s must-reads from around the Internet. Superfan Barack Obama interviews The Wire creator Michael Simon, hopping into a style time machine with Eddie Huang, keeping an eye on the future of menswear coming down the Tokyo runways and…

Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

Inside the elaborate, often unglamorous world of presidential hotel stays

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

President Barack Obama has visited scores of foreign countries in his six years in the White House, conducting high-stakes diplomacy amid high-priced luxury at some of the world’s poshest destinations.

Senate edges toward OK of Republican balanced budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan to the cusp of Senate passage early Friday that positions Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his...Show More Summary

Obama Talks Drug Policies With ‘Wire’ Creator David Simon

President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Thursday that the country was in the midst of a more "productive" and "smarter" conversation about the drug war.

Self-Hating Jews, Self-Hating Americans, Self-Hating Whites

As Ann Soetoro, Barack Obama’s mother, said of other Americans in Indonesia, “They are not my people.”

White House Least Transparent in 50 Years - Former CIA Analyst

US President Barack Obama’s administration has proven to be the most restrictive with respect to freedom of information in over five decades, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst Raymond McGovern told Sputnik on the sidelines of the US-Russian Forum in Washington, DC.

Barack Obama, Wire Fan in Chief, Finally Got to Interview David Simon

There are two levels on which to appreciate this interview. The first is that Barack Obama and David Simon have a lot of interesting things to say about the war on drugs, over-policing, and the state of criminal justice in America. The...Show More Summary

Obama Invites NATO Chief to Visit in May - US National Security Council

US President Barack Obama invited NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to visit him in May, National Security Council’s (NSC) spokesperson Bernadette Meehan announced in a statement.

Barack Obama talks the war on drugs with the creator of The Wire

Barack Obama called HBO series The Wire "one of the greatest pieces of art in the last couple of decades" in an interview with the show's creator that was released today at the Bipartisan Summit for Criminal Justice Reform. The Wire chronicled the effects of the drug war as it was waged on the streets of Baltimore in the early 2000s, detailing […]

Failing US Mid-East Policy Likely to Cause Proxy War in Yemen - Senators

US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East has contributed to the security crisis in Yemen that is likely to cause a large scale regional proxy war, US Senator Lindsay Graham said during a news conference with other lawmakers.

Barack Obama, Wire Superfan, Interviewed David Simon

As a former journalist, The Wire creator David Simon probably had some pretty tough questions lined up for his visit to the White House. Well too bad, because Barack Obama is asking the questions here!... More »

Obama Lauds Efforts to Overhaul Criminal Justice Practices

President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Thursday that the country was in the midst of a more "productive" and "smarter" conversation about the drug war.

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