Less than a month before Barack Obama was elected to take George W. Bush’s place in the White House, a feature film about the departing president was released to theaters. It was called W., a serious biopic that somewhat humanized the 43rd President (mostly via his lifelong attempts to satisfy his father), but mostly served […]
If his administration gets its way, it would be even easier for future commanders in chief to take military action without approval from Congress.
During President Obama’s visit to a flood-ravaged area near Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week, a group of environmental activists delivered a petition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ( BOEM ) protesting the planned leasing of...Show More Summary
At the end of July, President Obama signed S. 764 — National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, the GMO labeling law. It requires food product labels to disclose GMO ingredients, but companies can decide for themselves among three options: On-package labels A symbol (yet to be developed by USDA) A link to a smartphone app or website […]
Donald Trump pre-empted the liberal media criticism of Republicans not caring about people by visiting last week, which even preceded sitting President Barack Obama. Obama waited up to ten days to visit flood-damaged Baton Rouge, with little criticism from the media, while George W. Bush was criticized for responding to Hurricane Katrina after three days. […]
Where are all the headlines praising Donald Trump on visiting Baton Rouge before sitting President Barack Obama (by four days) and Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton (who has yet to set a date to visit the city)? MSNBC called it a “photo-op,” while both CNN and the Washington Post said his visit drew a contrast between […]
President Obama wasn't late to Louisiana. And he really could have disrupted relief efforts. The post Getting POTUS Into a Disaster Area Is Kind of a Disaster appeared first on WIRED.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) called Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) “unhinged” after the senator referred to President Obama as the “drug dealer in chief,” Politico reports. Said Duckworth: “If you look at all of the things that he said, I think [...]
“We don’t pay ransom for hostages,” said President Obama. “It is against the policy of the United States to pay ransom for hostages,” said...
Hollywood tapped into President Barack Obama's story sooner than Parker Sawyers predicted. The 33-year-old actor had been working on his Barack Obama impression prior to being cast in Southside With You, thinking that, since there was some resemblance, he might someday play the president. But, as it turned out, Hollywood didn't ... More »
With Senate Republicans refusing to confirm President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Scalia, the outcome of the presidential election will determine whether the ninth, tie-breaking justice moves the court right or left. In key decisions...Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims that the standards of living of the Hispanic and African American communities in the United States plummeted during President Barack Obama’s years in office.
This week, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. This is one of the last opportunities for the Obama Administration to emphasize face-to-face how important it is to...Show More Summary
Jonathan Chait rolls up all (well some of) the conspiracy theories. Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most deviously brilliant plot of them all: [...]
The president spent the day visiting flood-ravaged neighborhoods in Louisiana.
President Obama toured flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Baton Rouge this morning as he promised he would last week when the right wing and corporate media were ginning up outrage that he didn't drop everything, terminate his vacation,...Show More Summary
President Obama said the nation grieved with Louisiana over the loss of lives after the floods there and promised support for victims’ families, as he toured flood damage in Baton Rouge.
Trump gave cartoonists a field day when he handed out play dough to the victims of flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Still…he thinks this is relevant political commentary about President Obama’s visit there today: President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing. Too little, too late! — Donald J. Trump... Read more »
Jonathan Chait: “Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most [...]
The president, facing criticism that he remained on vacation during the historic flooding, toured some of the worst-hit areas on Tuesday.