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Cruz, Rubio, and Other Conservatives Want to Stop Obama From Replacing Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday, leaving a vacancy in the highest court nine months before Election Day. That should leave President Barack Obama plenty of time to find a qualified replacement to succeed Scalia. Show More Summary

Conservatives Quickly Refuse Any Obama Court Replacement After Antonin Scalia's Death

49 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

It took only a few minutes after news broke of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death on Saturday for conservatives to demand that Senate Republicans block any replacement nominated by President Barack Obama. The most prominent reaction came from Conn Carroll, a spokesman for Sen. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At 79

50 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a ranch in West Texas on Saturday, opening up a vacancy on the nation's narrowly divided highest court with less than a year left in President Barack Obama's term. Scalia...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama wants 62 million girls around the world to get schooling

A year after Taliban militants tried to kill her, Malala Yousafzai met President Barack Obama, the first lady and their daughter Malia at the White House. The young Pakistani education activist was 15 when gunmen boarded her school bus, asked which girl was Malala, and opened fire. Somehow, she...

Things to know about Obama's summit with SE Asian leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. U.S. officials say the two-day summit at the Sunnylands estate is not directed against China, a strategic rival of the U.S. Show More Summary

Memo to GOP budget chairmen: National debt will explode under your presidential candidates

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Among the lesser-known facts of the Obama presidency is this: inflation-adjusted federal spending is lower now than when Barack Obama first took the oath of office. Nevertheless, after seven years of flat-spending and declining deficits,...Show More Summary

‘Southside With You’ Tells Romantic Tale That Started With First Date Between Michelle and Barack Obama [Video]

Southside With You is a love story that tells the story of the first date between Michelle and Barack Obama. The year was 1989, long before he became president and she first lady. The film was one of the most popular at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and Miramax and Roadside Attractions are buying the... Show More Summary

Obama Gets Praised By Ellen For His Work Toward LGBTQ Equality

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

On Friday, Ellen DeGeneres tried to thank President Barack Obama for work towards LGBTQ rights and protections, and he made sure to thank her in return. After Ellen praised Obama for his championing of same-sex marriage, his orders to protect LGBTQ people in the workplace, and his repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell, Obama responded: [...]

Obama Confesses: Washington is ‘Boring’

President Barack Obama on Thursday confessed to talk show host Ellen Degeneres something we all pretty much already knew: that Washington, DC, is ‘boring’ and ‘depressing.’

North Dakota Newspaper Editor: Obama Going For “Killing Blow” Against The Oil Industry

This video commentary by Dickinson Press editor Dustin Monke is pretty great. In it he addresses President Barack Obama’s proposed $10 per-barrel tax on oil production (which, as I’ve pointed out previously, would amount to about a $4.2 billion tax on North Dakota based on current production levels), something he calls an attempted “killing blow”...

The Polarity in Temperament Between Donald Trump and Barack Obama

Embed from Getty Images The President is almost always aiming to unite others when he speaks, unlike Mr. Trump, who without question is the most polarizing figure in the 2016 race for the presidency. — New York Times columnist, Mr. David...Show More Summary

Does ASEAN Really Matter to America?

Robert A. Manning Diplomacy, Asia If everyone is a strategic partner, then nobody is a strategic partner. OK, OK, I get the symbolism, but it is a measure of how devalued the language of diplomacy can be that U.S. President Barack Obama...Show More Summary

Barack Obama told Ellen DeGeneres that being president is all about making 'big choices'

President Barack Obama recently went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." During his last year as president, he reflected on his first. "The good news is, we're generally going in the right direction. My hope is that we'll continue to do so."...Show More Summary

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Prominent black leaders echoed the theme —...Show More Summary

California desert to be protected as national monument

(Reuters) - Some 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert were designated national monuments by U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, roughly doubling the amount of public land set aside for protection during his presidency.

Judge Abdul K. Kallon: From Sierra Leone to a Shot at the 11th Circuit

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, a Sierra Leone native who moved to America in 1980, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Barack Obama First-Date Movie ‘Southside With You’ Near Deal With Miramax, Roadside Attractions

EXCLUSIVE: Southside With You, the film that chronicles the first date between future U.S. President Barack Obama and future First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, is near closing with Miramax and Roadside Attractions in a North American rights deal around $2 million. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Accuses Marco Rubio, Donald Trump of Sounding Like Barack Obama on Gay Marriage

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz accused rivals Donald Trump and Marco Rubio of using the "talking points" of President Barack Obama when calling last June's Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling the "law of the land."

Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the...Show More Summary

Obama Praises Ellen for Shifting Attitudes on Marriage Equality: ‘Nobody’s Been More Influential’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama chatted with Ellen DeGeneres on her eponymous show Thursday, and thanked her for the role she played "changing hearts and minds" to make marriage equality more accepted.

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