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Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.

33 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver. In his speech, he made a lot of promises about what he would do as president of the United States. Seven yearsShow More Summary

People Of New Orleans Say Government Didn't Do Enough After Katrina

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." Those infamous words from President George W. Bush praising a key federal official in charge of Hurricane Katrina relief have never found much support in Louisiana. Just 10 days after Bush spoke,...Show More Summary

Hundreds of Generals, Admirals Line Up Against Obama's Iran Deal

It was just three short days ago when President Obama was calling Republican opponents to his deal with Iran, the world's most prolific...

Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer takes new job at Hunter College; encouraged by Hillary Clinton

Harold Holzer, who is best known for his writing, co-authoring or editing some 50 books on President Abraham Lincoln, will begin a new day job on Sept. 1 as director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. Holzer, who began his career as a newspaper reporter, recently retired from […]

Best president ever! How Donald Trump’s love of hyperbole could backfire

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Manhattan real estate lawyer Jon Mechanic remembers the summer day a decade ago when Donald Trump gave him a tour of a vacant retail space inside the Trump Tower on a glittering stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Mechanic was representing Gucci, and the luxury retailer was already sold on...

South Sudan rebels, army again accuse each other of attacks after pact

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile.

Do We Really Want Equal Pay?

By Ann Friedman The other day a little girl asked Hillary Clinton whether she'd be paid as much as a man if she were elected president, a frustrating reminder that the gender-based wage gap persists, even for women at the very top of...Show More Summary

WDBJ GM: ‘It’s going to take time for us to heal’

Jeff Marks, president and general manager at WDBJ, addresses gathered media outlets Thursday afternoon. (Screenshot) The day after two journalists from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia were murdered by a former colleague, the station’s president...Show More Summary

Republicans and Hispanics

In a post the other day, I debunked the claim that Romney would have been elected president if only he had won an additional 10 percent of Hispanic voters. Romney was too far down in swing states, and there were too few Hispanics there, for that to have changed the outcome. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: White supremacy; racism; anti-immgrationism; antisemitism.]"If Mr. Trump loses, this could be the last chance whites have to vote for a president who could actually do something useful for them and for their country."—A...Show More Summary

Dudley Puts the Kibosh on September

Monday's action on Wall Street was too much for the Fed. That day, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart pulled back his previous dedication to a September rate hike earlier, reverting to only an expectation that rates rise...

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

This blog post will be updated throughout the day as the President travels to New Orleans to meet with the Mayor and residents who have rebuilt their lives since the storm. Stay tuned here for updates on the trip and to watch his remarks at 4:55 p.m. Show More Summary

Stock futures rise as Sept rate hike seems less likely

By Tanya Agrawal (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Thursday, a day after Wall Street posted its biggest one-day gain in four years. Stocks soared on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said the case for a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before. Show More Summary

Univision CEO On Donald Trump: Treatment Of Reporter “Beneath Contempt”

The day after a combative incident in which Univision reporter Jorge Ramos was forcibly ejected from a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, IA, Univision CEO Randy Falco has blasted the erstwhile The Apprentice host cum Presidential candidate in a wednesday night statement. Show More Summary

Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims, Penidng Home Sales, Jackson Hole Symposium

From Tim Duy: Dudley Puts The Kibosh On SeptemberMonday's action on Wall Street was too much for the Fed. That day, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart pulled back his previous dedication to a September rate hike earlier, reverting to only an expectation that rates rise sometimes this year. Show More Summary

Indiana president none too pleased with recent legal issues involving student-athletes

Michael McRobbie's address came two days after Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal possession of alcohol.

Brazil court gives another 15 days for Rousseff to explain accounts

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's highest accounting court gave another 15 days for President Dilma Rousseff to respond to accusations she doctored the government accounts last year to hide the deterioration of the country's finances.

Here's A Reminder That Some Lawmakers Are Still Fighting For Women's Equality

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On this Women's Equality Day, we celebrate 95 years of women having the right to vote. President Barack Obama released a proclamation Wednesday celebrating the momentous achievement, honoring "champions from every corner of our country" who banded together to earn women that fundamental right. Show More Summary

Fed Watch: Dudley Puts The Kibosh On September

Tim Duy: Dudley Puts The Kibosh On September, by Tim Duy: Monday's action on Wall Street was too much for the Fed. That day, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart pulled back his previous dedication to a September rate hike...

What? Obama 'Will Log More Than 14,000 Miles on Air Force One' to Lecture on Climate Change

USA Today published this lede from White House reporter Gregory Korte without the slightest bit of irony about carbon footprints: "WASHINGTON — President Obama will log more than 14,000 miles on Air Force One over the next 11 days in a climate change tour that will take him from the desert West to the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle."

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