Many outlets, serious and satirical, are focusing on on the size of Donald Trump’s inaugural crowd. There are some pretty good pictures out there showing that, indeed, the crowd for Donald Trump were much smaller than Barack Obama’s eight years ago. Show More Summary
Obama's secret war is Trump's open war.
The last fortnight has yielded three spectacles reflecting the demise of the left, the rise of a new reactionary right and a novel political era more generally. Outgoing US President Barack Obama's "Yes we did" speech was a fitting liberal...Show More Summary
An MSNBC panel noted on Sunday that President Donald Trump would soon be using falsehoods -- which the administration calls " alternative facts" -- to try and undermine President Barack Obama's health care reform law. During a discussion...Show More Summary
JOEL POLLACK ON BARACK OBAMA, THE GOD THAT FAILED: The South African political observer R. W. Johnson wrote in 2001 that the left-wing parties of post-colonial Africa shared what he called a “common theology”: They do not merely represent the masses but in a sense they are the masses, and as such they cannot really […]
Much commentary on Barack Obama’s presidency has focused on the shortcomings and missed opportunities, but it must be recalled how grim was his inheritance and fierce his opposition, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Most of…Read more ?
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An MSNBC panel noted on Sunday that President Donald Trump would soon be using falsehoods — which the administration calls “alternative facts” — to try and undermine President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. During a discussion about the future of the Affordable...
The National Park service retweeted some other Twitter users over the weekend, who compared how lightly attended US President Trump's inauguration was compared to Barack Obama's in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump took a moment on Sunday to show staffers a letter former President Barack Obama left him in the Oval Office. Speaking at an event swearing in new White House staff, Trump thanked Obama for writing what was presumably the customary letter presidents leave their successor in the Oval Office before departing. Show More Summary
On the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, “Saturday Night Live” bid farewell to Barack Obama with a touching musical number. Cecily Strong kicked off the performance, singing “To Sir, With Love” as she stood in front of a large photo of Obama. Show More Summary
Outgoing President Barack Obama announced his decision to overrule his secretary of defense and commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning on Wednesday last week. But it turns out it may not quite be the happiest of endings for the 29-year old whistleblower. Show More Summary
As we pass from Barack Obama’s two-term presidency into Donald Trump’s first term, it feels to most conservatives like we’ve been in the wilderness for some time and may wander through it a while longer. It’s a tiring trudge, especially if we lose our way. Show More Summary
Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé: It can be tough out there for an academic who’s been out of the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn’t updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we...
Comedy show that it may be, Saturday Night Live has a record of perfectly pitched emotional sendoffs that get your eyeballs leaking saltwater quick. In its goodbye to Barack Obama, the show was no different, as Cecily Strong and Sasheer Zamata sang a simple, moving rendition of "To Sir, with ... More »
Barack Obama is officially in vacation mode. The 55-year-old former President was spotted lining up his shot on the course during his first day out of office on Saturday (January 21) in Ranch Mirage, Calif. He is currently vacationing with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha, 15, and Malia, 18, in the Palm Springs area. [...]
The Huffington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went after the press Sunday for trying to “delegitimize” President Donald Trump, a man who spent years telling the country that Barack Obama was not constitutionally eligible to be president. Show More Summary
Fox News host Chris Wallace ran out of patience with Donald Trump’s chief of staff Sunday morning for insisting that the crowd for the newly elected president’s inauguration equaled ex-President Barack Obama’s crowd in 2009. Pointing at Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s...
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went after the press Sunday for trying to “delegitimize” President Donald Trump, a man who spent years telling the country that Barack Obama was not constitutionally eligible to be president. “I’m...Show More Summary
Aziz Ansari’s SNL Monologue was, of course, focused on the elephant in the room…the Donald Trump presidency. “Beyonce ain’t moving. I ain’t moving!” Along with the usual digs, some of the SNL show also focused on paying respect to