Barack Obama

A Desperate Grover Norquist Claims Fiscal Cliff Deal Not Violation of Pledge

Grover Norquist tried to defend his pet congressmen and women while simultaneously branding President Obama as an enemy of liberty

10 years ago

Obama Tells Republicans to Forget About Causing Another Debt Ceiling Debacle

Instead of taking a fiscal cliff victory lap, President Obama used his statement to land the first blows in the…

10 years ago

Statement from the President on the Senate Deal to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

'This agreement will also grow the economy and shrink our deficits in a balanced way - by investing in our…

10 years ago

The Republicans Have Quit on America; It’s Time for Americans to Quit on Them

Republicans have quit on America. They're putting forth no effort, and most importantly at all, they haven't even bothered to…

10 years ago

Things to Like About 2012

We had some rough times in 2012 but there are things to like about the year just past. Here are…

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Obama Warns the Rich that the Fiscal Cliff is Just a Down Payment on Paying Their Fair Share

President Obama said today even if a fiscal cliff deal is agreed to, the rich and the Republicans are not…

10 years ago

Unlike most of your public utterances Republicans, Hillary was telling the truth

Unlike most of the words that come out of Republicans like John Bolton's mouths, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was…

10 years ago

There Has to Be Room for Dissent Among Obama Supporters

Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent

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Obama Calls Out Republicans for Being Rich Protecting Deficit Reduction Frauds

President Obama called out the called out the the Republicans as deficit reduction frauds, and turned the fiscal cliff into…

10 years ago

The Top Ten Smartest Democratic Quotes of 2012

If the Republicans fell all over themselves in 2012 to sound stupid, the Democrats were happy to help them along,…

10 years ago

Highlights from President Obama’s Week and 2012

West Wing Week brings you some highlights from the President's year as well as the usual recap of the last…

10 years ago

The civil war in Syria may be coming to a head as negotiations urged

The Syrian civil war drags on. Russia is sending ships and marines to Syria and both the U.S. and Russia…

10 years ago

Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi

Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for…

10 years ago

Historical or hysterical? What to make of Tim Scott replacing whack-job DeMint

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley has made history in appointing a black Republican, but was the move historical or hysterical?

10 years ago

The New York Stock Exchange is being sold, but the game’s the same

An obscure investment player of many years experience has emerged to buy the NYSE. He's a big derivatives guy with…

10 years ago

Obama is Determined to Give Republicans What They Deserve on the Fiscal Cliff

More reporting confirms that Obama's hard stance on the fiscal cliff is a reality. He is looking to drive his…

10 years ago

NRA’s LaPierre suggests a solution for 1% of gun deaths

The NRA held a press event today. Wayne LaPierre presided. He suggested police in all schools. He mentioned no new…

10 years ago

Obama Drops the Hammer on Republicans and Pulls Back His Last Fiscal Cliff Proposal

After House Republicans imploded over their own Plan B, President Obama took away much of his previous proposal by calling…

10 years ago

Expect a ringing defense from gun owners in the aftermath of 27 deaths

Politicians (a few at least) are making loud gun control noises. They do that every time there's another mass murder.…

10 years ago

Boehner Puts His Beer Goggles on and Tells Obama to Get Serious on Fiscal Cliff

Somebody better keep John Boehner away from the eggnog, as the House Speaker desperately tried to blame the president by…

10 years ago

Obama Sets the Stage for Quick Action on Gun Violence

President Obama set the stage for an epic gun policy battle with Republicans by demanding recommendations by January from his…

10 years ago

Republicans Accuse Hilary Clinton of Lying About Concussion

Hilary Clinton, felled by a concussion, is under attack by Republicans for depriving them of an opportunity to subject her…

10 years ago

Obama Tells Boehner No Cuts to Disabled Veterans Benefits

President Obama is insisting that benefits for disabled people and veterans not be cut, while House Republicans are coming out…

10 years ago

Eric Cantor’s letter spells out the continuing ALEC/Koch right-wing agenda

Eric Cantor has gotten his orders from Koch/ALEC headquarters, and there is no mistaking their intent; continue to make life…

10 years ago

At Newtown Memorial, Obama Tells America We Must Change to End the Violence

At the memorial service for the victims of the Newtown shooting, President Obama said the nation is not doing enough…

10 years ago

Obama Becomes the 6th President in History to be Elected Twice with 51% or More of the Vote

President Obama is certain to do something that no president has done since Eisenhower. He is about to become the…

10 years ago

President Obama Hints that Action is Coming to Deal with Mass Shootings

Obama reiterated his message that we have to put politics aside to prevent more tragedies like the Connecticut massacre, laying…

10 years ago

Just as you thought mass shooting stories couldn’t get more grotesque, 20 children are gunned down

Five decent, caring, dedicated and hard working adults were wiped out in Sandy Hook Elementary School by someone brandishing two…

10 years ago

President Obama Tears Up While Talking About the Children Who Died in Newtown School Shooting

An emotional President Obama fought back tears as talked about the 18 children who were killed today in the Newtown,…

10 years ago

Obama Announces He Won’t Prosecute Pot Smokers in Washington and Colorado

In an interview with ABC News, President Obama stated that his administration won't prosecute marijuana users in Washington, Colorado, or…

10 years ago

It Exists: Details on proposed spending cuts by the President

Republicans and the media are still pretending that Obama has put forth no budget cuts, yet he has a very…

10 years ago

Obama keeps promise to send first-time nonviolent drug offenders to rehab over jail

Lots of people think Obama hasn't changed anything on the drug war, but it turns out that PolitiFact is giving…

10 years ago

Fringe Conservatives Turn to Donald Trump for an Answer on the Fiscal Cliff

Little progress has been made on the debt issue. Donald Trump weighed in on the question a dozen years ago,…

10 years ago

Obama Stands Up In Support of Michigan Workers In Right to Work Fight

President Obama stood up for workers in Michigan today by saying, 'These so called right to work laws have nothing…

10 years ago

PolitiFact Blames Obama for GOP Failure to Ratify UN Disability Treaty

President Obama said he would sign the UN Disability Treaty but the Republicans blocked it, so it's a broken Obama…

10 years ago

In South Carolina the stampede is on to replace DeMint

Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate to take over the Presidency of the Heritage Foundation. Another extremist will undoubtedly take…

10 years ago

Conservatives Introduce Their New Fantasy: Barack the Destroyer

Bryan Fischer introduces Barack the Destroyer, the man who wants to destroy America and make Americans suffer because of their…

10 years ago

President Obama Hits 53%, His Highest Job Approval Rating in 3 Years

American voters approve of President Barack Obama's job performance by 53-40 percent, his best approval rating in three years.

10 years ago

Conflict in the Courts as Federal Judges Issue Divergent Rulings on Gay Conversion Quackery

A federal district judge has issued a temporary injunction against a new California law banning gay conversion therapy, while a…

10 years ago

The Religious Right Freaks Out Over West Point’s First Same-Sex Marriage

When West Point hosted its first gay marriage this past weekend, the Religious Right went bananas, talking about moral cliffs…

10 years ago

Obama Uses Twitter to Explain to Republicans Why Their Deficit Plan Is a Fail

In an hour long Twitter chat, President Obama took questions from a few Republicans and explained to their why their…

10 years ago

Pamela Geller Really, Really Hates Islam, Obama, and the UN

Even when compared to 2012's other conservative ranters and spewers, a sour-faced lot if there ever was one, Muslim-baiter Pamela…

10 years ago

The Republican Austerity Bomb is the Real Threat to America

Budget negotiation drama is getting more intense as the fiscal cliff or 'austerity bomb' approaches. The stakes for the poor…

10 years ago

Puzzled Republicans; here are the reasons African Americans gave the President 93% of their votes

The Emancipation Proclamation ostensibly freed the slaves back in the midst of the Civil War. Modern day slavery camouflaged as…

10 years ago

Bernie Sanders,’The wealthy and corporations must play a significant role in reducing the deficit.’

After Social Security was officially taken off the table today, Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Obama and said, 'The wealthy and…

10 years ago

Glenn Beck’s Philosophical Belch – Agenda 21

Glenn Beck takes the new Egyptian Constitution as an opportunity to push his UN conspiracy and to predict a US…

10 years ago

The Republican hyperbole about the ‘fiscal cliff’ is deafening and misleading

The ongoing debate about the fiscal cliff continues as the U.S. approaches the current debt ceiling. Republicans are responsible for…

10 years ago

The handwriting is on the wall; cursive is no longer welcome in elementary schools

With schools hotbeds of electronic teaching devices, cursive writing instruction is being phased out, no longer considered necessary

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Obama turns up the heat, ‘(The fiscal cliff) is too important to let Washington screw this up.’

President Obama turned up the heat on House Republicans today by laying out a stark choice on the fiscal cliff.…

10 years ago

Obama’s Support for Israel’s Iron Dome Gives GOP Fits of Cognitive Dissonance

Facts crash into belief where Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is concerned. How could Obama have paid for it…

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Bernie Sanders Applauds Obama for Taking Social Security Off the Fiscal Cliff Table

After the White House took Social Security off the fiscal cliff negotiating table, Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded the move and…

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Grover Norquist Faces a Full-Out Republican Revenue Insurrection

Apparently, to Grover Norquist an agreement with him is as legally binding as a mortgage, at least in his own…

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Obama’s Margin of Victory is Now Bigger than Both of George W. Bush’s Wins

As of now, President Obama's popular margin of victory is bigger than both of George W. Bush's election wins in…

10 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

10 years ago

Fox News Uses Racist Code Words To Attack Obama and Susan Rice

Fox News put their racist dog whistle on high today as they claimed that it would be arrogant for President…

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Hardcore Conservative Saxby Chambliss Repudiates Norquist Tax Pledge

Cracks begin to appear in the no new taxes wall as Saxby Chambliss signals a willingness to rethink the question…

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2012 is a special Thanksgiving thanks to key Congressional races

The 2012 election was especially satisfying for the Presidency and the new faces that will show up in Congress, especially…

10 years ago

Things I am Grateful for in 2012

Even in troubled times, there are a great many things to be grateful for. Here are a few of mine.

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President Obama Commends the American Spirit of Helping Our Brothers and Sisters in Need

President Obama used his weekly address to remind us that Thanksgiving is a time to put aside our differences after…

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America is a Christian Nation. If We Don’t Like it, We Should Get Out

Another one of the 24 percent tells the 76 percent to get out because America is THEIR country: white and…

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No Jive Turkeys Here: The Odd and Funny History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

The presidential turkey pardon has had its share of odd and funny moments, and here is a look at a…

10 years ago

How the Pax Americana is to Blame for Israel’s Attacks on Gaza

Israel could not have attacked Gaza without the tacit consent of the American government, which persists in seeing Israel as…

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Pushing Back against George Will’s Half Truths and Lies About Elizabeth Warren

George Will writes about an agency founded and briefly run by newly-elected Senator Elizabeth Warren. Will tells many half-truths and…

10 years ago

Fundamentalists Admit They Prayed for Obama’s Defeat and God Said No

James Dobson determined that Obama's defeat means we are living in a time of judgment and that God can make…

10 years ago

Republicans have changed little, so there is no reason to trust them

The crazy has bubbled to the surface, and Republican loonies are running amok in post-Obama reelection America.

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Pelosi and Reid Have Obama’s Back: No Social Security Cuts and Taxes Must be Raised on the Rich

Both Democratic leaders in the Senate have Obama's back on the fiscal cliff. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are emphatic…

10 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

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Obama Tells House GOP America Will Blame Them if Middle Class Taxes Go Up

The President pointedly laid out only two scenarios: Taxes go up for everyone or Congress lets the Bush tax cuts…

10 years ago

Obama Poised to Win as GOP Signals A Complete Cave In on Tax Cuts for the Rich

The ground is shaking and the rumblings are getting louder as top congressional Republicans are signaling that they are about…

10 years ago

Bill Maher: Now that Obama’s won he must become, ‘An angry black man pushing a liberal agenda.’

Bill Maher urged the president to get back at the right wing hacks who called him an angry black man…

10 years ago

The Mystery that is Hillary Clinton: To be, or not to be a 2016 Candidate

There are 2 prominent women who could assume their party's mantle as Presidential candidates in 2016. They are Condoleezza Rice…

10 years ago

John Boehner Hates the World Until President Obama Mentions His Birthday

While meeting in front of the press to discuss the fiscal cliff Speaker John Boeher looked like he hated the…

10 years ago

Red State Secession Would Be a Dream Come True for the Rest of America

Don't tell me that some little part of you would not just like to say to Texas, or to another…

10 years ago

Republicans Declare Defeat and Claim They Have Lost the Culture War

Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics

10 years ago

David Petraeus Debunks Right Wing Conspiracies about His Resignation and Benghazi

David Petraeus isn't speaking publicly, but he is setting the record straight. Petraeus debunked the right wing conspiracy theories in…

10 years ago

President Obama to John McCain: You Got a Problem with Me Old Man?

President Obama is warning John McCain that if he keeps jabbering on and threatening to block any nomination of Susan…

10 years ago

Obama Uses His Press Conference to Set a Tax Cut Trap for House Republicans

President Obama used his press conference in order to set a trap for House Republicans that will leave them in…

10 years ago

Idiot Republican Says Conservatives Are the New N-words

We've seen some crazy conclusions drawn since Election Day, but Larry Klayman's claim that conservatives are the new N-words is…

10 years ago

After a near-perfect military career, General Patraeus hits a snag

Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his…

10 years ago

The Republican Petraeus Obsession is All About Impeaching Obama

Republicans have quickly shifted from licking their election defeat wounds to try to tie David Petraeus' affair to Benghazi in…

10 years ago

After Getting His Ass Kicked By Obama, Paul Ryan Tries to Boss Around Barack

Showing that he learned absolutely nothing from getting his ass kicked on Election Day, Paul Ryan returned to the House…

10 years ago

Les Misérables Resonates Thanks to Misery Born of Republican Ignorance

Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, addressing themes of social injustice that are still embraced today in the Republican…

10 years ago

Dirty Weather Puts 24 Hours of Reality in the Face of Climate Change Deniers

2012's weather is a terrifying foretaste of the future of ourworld with Global Warming. Watch 24 Hours of Reality, the…

10 years ago

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted wants to dramatically change electoral votes to favor Republicans, and make it nearly impossible…

10 years ago

Election Results Reveal White Racism Remains Firmly Entrenched

Analysis of the white vote reveals they choose Romney by significant margins. What does this mean when it comes to…

10 years ago

Republicans are Blaming George Clooney for Mitt Romney’s Defeat

The braniacs at World Net Daily and the American Family Association have convinced themselves we voted for Obama because George…

10 years ago

Investigate Rick Scott for the Voting Obscenity that is Florida

As the absentee vote count continues in Miami-Dade county. Post-election, Rick Scott should be investigated

10 years ago

Obama Dares House Republicans to Push America off the Fiscal Cliff

President Obama let Republicans know that he is in charge by telling House Republicans to give him a deal that…

10 years ago

What Obama’s Victory Means to the Religious Right

The Religious Right took a black eye in 2012 but they are far from powerless and will be back to…

10 years ago

Obama’s Message to Conservative Billionaires: You Can’t Buy the White House

In a conference call with reporters today, Obama senior advisor David Axelrod said the message of the election to conservative…

10 years ago

Team Obama Destroys the GOP’s Delusions about the Hispanic Vote in 2016

In a conference call today, Team Obama deflated the Republican talking point that they can fix their demographic problem by…

10 years ago

Romney Pays for his Disrespect of African Americans By Losing 99% of the Vote in Some Communities

The booing of Mitt Romney's treatment of Obama at the NAACP convention was not a one time thing. African Americans…

10 years ago

Awkward! Netanyahu Congratulates Obama on His Win

Facing intensified scrutiny over the awkward position he's placed his country in, Netanyahu rushed congratulations to the President last night.

10 years ago

In spite of huge Republican money and relentless attack ads it’s Obama

Incredible amounts of money were spent on the 2012 General Election. And lots of that money was wasted when expensive…

10 years ago

Was Election Night a Mandate for the Status Quo?

America won four more years for President Obama, but did we issue a mandate for change or for the status…

10 years ago

Whether Republicans Like It or Not It’s an Obama Mandate

Obama swept the country in a decisive defeat of Romney with so far 303 electoral votes to 206, and possibly…

10 years ago

Do You Want This Guy with the Tear on His Cheek or Do You Want the Vulture Capitalist?

It was an emotional night in Des Moines, Iowa as the President gave his last speech at a campaign rally…

10 years ago

Obama Calls Out Romney for ‘Changing the facts when they’re inconvenient to your campaign’

At a grassroots rally in Columbus, Ohio, the President said, 'Changing the facts when they're inconvenient to your campaign -…

10 years ago

Former bin Laden Hideout Pakistan is the Only Country that Prefers Romney

In a poll of countries around the world, President Obama is preferred to Romney in 20 of the 21 countries…

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