Presidency of Barack Obama

Don’t Be Fooled Because Kansas Republicans Admit Trickle Down Is a Scam

Kansas' Republican legislators are all but admitting their precious trickle down experiment was not only a failure, it is a…

8 years ago

Republicans Push the Benghazi Video Lie to Discredit Hillary Clinton

But there really was an offensive video, and it did actually offend Muslims, and it did actually play a role…

8 years ago

Another Huge Obama Win: 12 Million Have Chosen Private Policies Through Obamacare Exchanges

Republicans were wrong again. 12 million people have chosen private policies through Obamacare exchanges.

8 years ago

Ben Carson Won’t Stop Comparing President Obama To A Psychopath

On Friday, Ben Carson doubled down by repeating his theme that President Barack Obama reminded him of a psychopath.

8 years ago

Boehner and McConnell Balance Their Budget on the Backs of the American People

Republicans are making much of their "balanced" budget but this "work harder for less" budget is not really balanced at…

8 years ago

Debunking The Lie That Obama Was Forced To Apologize For The Deaths of 2 US Hostages

Republicans and the media are accusing President Obama of being forced to apologize for the deaths of two Americans who…

8 years ago

Boehner Attempts to Undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans are more than willing to waste money to help the rich and corporations, but money spent protecting the rest…

8 years ago

Public Support For Obamacare Grows As Less Than 30 Percent Of Americans Support Repeal

A Kaiser Health Tracking Survey finds that more Americans now have a favorable opinion of Obamacare than an unfavorable one.

8 years ago

Hobby Lobby II Case Could Impose Right Wing Evangelical Tyranny On Health Insurers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora's box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to…

8 years ago

Republicans Admit Defeat and Silently Surrender In Their War On Obamacare

While Republicans aren't waving the white flag publicly, the GOP is becoming quietly aware that they have lost their war…

8 years ago

Another Obamacare Win: Red State Montana House Passes Medicaid Expansion

Montana's House voted 54-46 to approve federal subsidies for Medicaid expansion, with 13 Republicans joining 41 Democrats to pass the…

8 years ago

Montana House Refuses To Follow Other Red States Down The “Religious Freedom” Rabbit Hole

The Montana House failed to pass a "religious freedom" to discriminate bill, deadlocking on a 50-50 vote on Friday.

8 years ago

GOP Solicits Obamacare “Horror Stories” But Gets Bombarded With Positive ACA Testimonials

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers solicited Obamacare "horror stories" on Facebook, but instead got bombarded with positive ACA testimonials.

8 years ago

Obama’s Cleveland Appearance Leaves Boehner No Other Option but to Lie – Again

Eviscerated by President Obama in Cleveland, Speaker Boehner had no option but to try to bury Obama's budget in well-tried…

8 years ago

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.

8 years ago

John Boehner’s Defense of the GOP Budget is Pure Fiction, if Lies Can be Called Pure

John Boehner wants you to believe the demands of ideology over demonstrable facts, the same recipe that led us to…

8 years ago

Congressional Republicans Are Still Angry They Are Not The President

The latest outrage, the open letter signed by 47 Republican senators, is the greatest sign to date that the spoiled…

8 years ago

“Tehran Tom” Cotton’s Iran Blunder Has Made Him the New Hanoi Jane

As the saying goes, stupidity is its own reward, and Republican Senator Tom Cotton has certainly proven the truth of…

8 years ago

Jeb Bush Tells Iowans Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Let Us Down

Jeb Bush can look at an Iraq wracked by civil war and marauding barbarians, and somehow imagine that America power…

8 years ago

Obama Recovery In Full Swing As Unemployment Fell In Every One Of The 50 States Last Year

Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, saw their unemployment rate drop from 2013 to 2014.

8 years ago

Fox News Ignores Latest Jobs Report Showing Lowest Unemployment Rate In Seven Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released February's jobs numbers on Friday showing that the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.5%,…

8 years ago

Media Intentionally Hides Republicans’ Economic Failures And Democrats’ Success

t is true that Republican policies are why Americans are rapidly losing economic ground to the few wealthy elites, but…

8 years ago

GOP Congressman Distorts Obama Speech, Says President Defends ISIL

In a speech where President Obama condemned ISIS as a "death cult", Congressman Fleming interprets Obama's words to be supportive…

8 years ago

GOP Stooge Tries To Take Healthcare From 13 Million Because He Wishes Obama Wasn’t Born

Next month, the Supreme Court of the United States will consider King v. Burwell, in which millions of people will…

8 years ago

Wyoming’s Republican-Dominated Senate Kills Medicaid Expansion

On Friday, the Republican controlled Wyoming Senate voted 19-11 to reject Medicaid expansion.

8 years ago

Hillary Clinton Is Building Her Democratic Army As The GOP’s Worst Nightmare Comes True

She hasn't even announced yet, and Hillary Clinton's campaign is looking like an incumbent's reelection campaign.

8 years ago

John Boehner Falsely Claims House Focused Squarely on Jobs and the Economy

John Boehner continues to pretend he cares about jobs while pushing his Keystone XL get rich quick scheme on the…

8 years ago

Boehner’s Latest Attempt to Hoodwink America Fails Like the Rest

Boehner twisted history to claim that "the American people can't afford a repeat of the same old top-down policies of…

8 years ago

President Obama Advances 478 Billion Dollar Infrastructure Funding Proposal

The President's plan is a common sense approach to reinvesting in America by rebuilding its transportation infrastructure.

8 years ago

Obama Stands Firm On Protecting Social Security In 2016 Budget

Republicans hope to create a social security crisis, but President Obama has declared that he has no desire to indulge…

8 years ago

Obama budget sets up battle with Republican-controlled Congress

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget…

8 years ago

Conservative Pundits Lecture President Obama On YouTube Interviews And Lack Of “Dignity”

On Thursday afternoon, President Obama sat down for live interviews with three well-known YouTube personalities. As is the case with…

8 years ago

Partisan IRS Budget Cuts Create Pointless Tax Season Headaches

If there's one bargaining tactic Congressional Republican lawmakers have perfected since President Obama took the oath of office in January…

8 years ago

Obama’s Tax Plan Forces Republicans To Choose Main Street Or Wall Street

President Obama's proposal to give middle class and working class Americans a tax break has the GOP on the defensive.

8 years ago

Democrats Found Their Identity Too Late To Help President Obama’s Agenda

If Democrats had proposed any of their current populist plans last year, Republicans would have went into the midterm elections…

8 years ago

House Republicans Put Obama’s Life In Danger By Holding Homeland Security Funding Hostage

Until it is fully funded, the Secret Service will not be able to move forward with the additional security measures…

8 years ago

Why Detroit Needs Obama’s Affordable Community College Plan To Work

As Detroit continues its comeback struggle, perpetually seeking to redefine and recreate itself as a more updated community, one of…

8 years ago

John Boehner Votes to Create 35 Jobs! It’s a Jobgasm!

Keystone XL will create 35 permanent jobs, not even one person from every state in the Union. Maybe we should…

8 years ago

2014 Finishes With Best Job Growth Since 1999 As Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.6%

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released December's job numbers and revealed that the strong growth we had seen…

8 years ago

President Obama Demonstrates Statesmanship to Republicans in Meeting Mexico’s President

President Obama and Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, talked yesterday about various issues involving the two countries, including Cuba, immigration,…

8 years ago

Thanks, Obama! Economy Surges Forward As GDP Growth Fastest In More Than A Decade

The federal government reported Friday that real GDP growth rose by 5.0% for the third quarter of 2014, marking the…

8 years ago

New York Times Editorial Calls for Investigation and Prosecution of Torturers in Bush Administration

The Times says this is "about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture…

8 years ago

The Insane Republican Reaction to Obama’s Cuba News

Tom DeLay said, "Frankly, I think this could also be payback by Obama to those Cubans who normally support Republicans"

8 years ago

Drudge Suggests Obama Blackmailed Boehner to Get Funding Bill Passed

Because he can't admit to the most likely explanation, insanity in his own party, Matt Drudge tweets the least likely…

8 years ago

To Delete Obama’s Agenda From History Republicans Violated Their Pledge To America

There has been an ongoing Republican crusade to eradicate any legislative accomplish this President supported since the Koch brothers took…

8 years ago

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham Thinks Release Of CIA Torture Report “Politically Motivated”

On Tuesday, after Senate Democrats released a detailed report showing the CIA's use of torture was both ineffective and far…

8 years ago

Republican Staffer Elizabeth Lauten Loses Her Job After Attacking Obama’s Daughters

GOP staffer and former RNC media director Elizabeth Lauten lost her job after an ugly rant against the Obama daughters.

8 years ago

Archbishop of Chicago Defends Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Immigration reform is not just something the bishops want, says Cupich, but God himself. How successful will the GOP be…

8 years ago

GOP Fail: Almost Half a Million People Sign Up for Obamacare in First Week

Almost half a million people signed up for Obamacare in one week.

8 years ago

Republicans Wrong: 135 Legal Scholars Say Obama’s Immigration Actions Are Constitutional

135 legal and immigration scholars say that President Obama's immigration actions are well within the legal authority of the executive…

8 years ago

Immigration and the Shoddy Pretense of Journalism that is CNN

In examining the GOP's wild accusations of Obama "lawlessness," CNN declines to go beyond GOP talking points to the facts…

8 years ago

The GOP Poutfest Ignited: House Republicans Sue President Obama Over ACA

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that House GOP will be using taxpayer money to sue President Obama over the implementation…

8 years ago

Pelosi Slams Republican Failure While Praising Obama for Strong Leadership

Pelosi detailed the threats Republicans have been making against President Obama for doing what all modern presidents before him have…

8 years ago

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks Calls For President Obama to Be Sent To Prison for Five Years

Republican Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama thinks they can send President Obama to prison for 5 years for doing what…

8 years ago

Get Covered Illinois Uses Humor To Upend Republican Obamacare Lies

The timing seems like it couldn't be better for this clever ad from Get Covered Illinois, the Land of Lincoln's…

8 years ago

Fox News Contributor Tells Republicans To Shut Down The Government To Spite Obama

In a column on his website RedState Tuesday, Fox News contributor Erick Erickson told Republicans in Congress that they should…

8 years ago

Latest Obamacare Scandal is Just More Republican Hypocrisy and Lies

Media Matters went to the trouble of exposing the GOP's latest Obamacare scandal on Thursday, three days before CNN made…

8 years ago

Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed…

8 years ago

The GOP is Getting Hysterical Over Impending Immigration Executive Action

Republicans are even talking about embarrassing themselves with another lawsuit, like the one that worked so well with healthcare reform

8 years ago

GOP Strategist Behind Republican Obstruction Of Obama Now Laughably Calling For Compromise

Republican strategist Frank Luntz said that after winning the Senate majority, Republicans should work with Democrats and President Obama to…

8 years ago

Republican Georgia Senate Candidate Wants To Prosecute Obama For His Success

According to Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue, his only reason for serving is to prosecute Democrats and President Obama…

8 years ago

A Week Before Midterms, GOP Devastated By The Fact That The Affordable Care Act’s Working

This week The New York Times published an assortment of answers to the question, "Is the Affordable Care Act Working?"…

8 years ago

Ted Cruz Has Disqualified Himself from Public Office

A series of episodes of egregious dishonesty this past week have clearly demonstrated Ted Cruz's unsuitability for public office

8 years ago

The Republican Refusal to Deal with Reality Runs Deep

"travel ban works for african countries, liberal logic: liberal political hacks spread ebola to stop the spread of ebola, nice…

8 years ago

Right-Wing Media Will Blame Obama For Rising Gas Prices But Stay Silent When Prices Drop

During President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, conservative pundits and Republican politicians have continuously blamed him anytime the price…

8 years ago

NRA Board Member Ted Nugent Calls For The Assassination Of President Obama

In a post on his Facebook page Tuesday, has-been rocker Ted Nugent wrote that if those who supported the NRA…

8 years ago

The Congressional Budget Office Vs. Paul Ryan: Will the Nonpartisan Entity Stand Its Ground?

There are very few nonpartisan, unbiased institutions left to us. But we always have the Congressional Budget Office. Or do…

8 years ago

Natural Born Job Killers: Why Republicans Are Afraid to Reveal Their Job Creation Ideas

It is difficult to believe that any American might think, even for a nano-second, that Republicans serve anyone other than…

8 years ago

U.S. Intel Failures Have Become the Latest Republican Benghazi Hoax

Led by Fox News (again), the mainstream media's reaction to Obama's admission of American intel failures has become the latest…

8 years ago

Enough About ISIL, Obama Needs To Take Off The Gloves and Go After Republicans

As we head into precarious midterm elections, President Obama needs to stop trying to explain why he feels it's necessary…

8 years ago

After Doing Nothing for Six Years, Republicans Claim We Need More…Republicans

We are supposed to believe that "Republicans are working to create jobs for Americans. Democrats are working to save their…

8 years ago

Dem Rep Slams Do-Nothing Congress For Skipping Town Without Voting On War Authorization

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized Congress for leaving Washington on a lengthy recess…

8 years ago

Of Course! Rush Limbaugh Blames George W. Bush’s Great Recession On President Obama

During Thursday's broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh made the unbelievable claim that the Great Recession,…

8 years ago

Sarah Palin Wants President Obama Impeached For Following A Law Passed By Republicans

In an 'exclusive' article for Breitbart.com, the former half-term Governor of Alaska wrote that the President needs to be removed…

9 years ago

Darrell Issa Tells Obama To Forget About Immigration Reform And Deport DREAMers

On Wednesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), released a letter to the press that he…

9 years ago

GOP Mouthpiece Nicolle Wallace Claims Obama Thinks He’s A Victim And Is Not A Leader

During a panel discussion on Wednesday's broadcast of Morning Joe, conservative pundit Nicolle Wallace made the claim that President Obama…

9 years ago

Regarding Surge In Iraqi Violence, Majority Of Americans Feel That US Should Not Intervene

CBS News and The New York Times released a poll Monday showing that 50% of Americans feel that the United…

9 years ago

Same Old: Kevin McCarthy Replaced Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader

If you expected change, tailor your expectations to expect more of the same because this is another House defined by…

9 years ago

Do Other Countries Really ‘Hate’ Obama as the Right Claims?

Oh, how they hate Obama. I mean 'hate' with a capital "H." We're talking about most of the world's population.…

9 years ago

President Obama Nabs Another Terrorist As US Forces Capture Benghazi Ringleader

U.S. intelligence agencies and the military have successfully apprehended one of the ringleaders of the Benghazi attack.

9 years ago

No End Game: How the Treatment of Bowe Bergdahl Will Destroy the Republican Party

Republicans refuse to let Barack Obama have any political victories. However, by attacking a United States soldier Republicans have signed…

9 years ago

Draft-Dodging Swiftboater Saxby Chambliss Confirms That Obama Can’t Trust Republicans

GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss said if he had been told of the exchange of the Gitmo prisoners for Bergdahl, he'd…

9 years ago

Lindsey Graham’s Threat to Impeach The President Is Racial Animus Towards Obama

Graham is doing his best to take up the slack and perpetuate racial animus toward people of color; particularly the…

9 years ago

Lindsey Graham’s Ticked Off That Obama’s Releasing Gitmo Detainees and Ending the War

On Monday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent a strongly worded letter to Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the Chairman of the…

9 years ago

California Democrat Slams Republicans On Their Criticism Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Release

On Sunday afternoon, Democratic Congressional candidate James Kimber, who is running against Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) in California's 50th District,…

9 years ago

Republicans Lose Their Minds Over the Fact That the War in Afghanistan is Ending

The reaction from three Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee to the President's announcement that America's longest war was…

9 years ago

President Obama Baits Karl Rove By Saying He Might Have Had a ‘Mild Concussion’

During a talk about the dangers of concussions, the President said he had probably had multiple "mild" concussions when he…

9 years ago

Howard Dean Destroys The Media’s Narrative That Obama Does Not Have A Clear Foreign Policy

During Thursday's broadcast of Morning Joe, the panel, which included former Democratic Vermont Governor and DNC Chairman Howard Dean, discussed…

9 years ago

Another One Bites The Dust as Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Violation

Dinesh D'Souza, author of the conspiracy laden "Obama's Rage", plead guilty in a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday to a…

9 years ago

Toxic? Not So Much. President Obama’s Daily Approval at 50%

The President -- the one that the media keeps tittering Democrats must distance themselves from because he is so hated…

9 years ago

A Plurality of Kentuckians Like Obamacare, As Long as It’s Called Something Else

A plurality of registered voters in Kentucky have a favorable impression of Kynect. Kynect is Obamacare, by a different name.

9 years ago

Koch Brothers Latest Obamacare Ad Is Their Most Dishonest And Deceptive One Yet

The Koch Brothers SuperPAC, Americans for Prosperity, is currently running an ad in Michigan targeting Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters,…

9 years ago

Media Finally Catches On and Busts Darrell Issa’s Clinton/Obama Smear

Another day, another lie debunked. WaPo's fact checker gave Darrell Issa's stand down accusations against POTUS and Hillary Clinton Four…

9 years ago

Marco Rubio Whines About Stimulus Five Years Later But Still Has No Ideas To Speak Of

Monday marked the fifth anniversary of President Obama's stimulus package that helped pull the nation out of the worst recession…

9 years ago

Obama Challenges Congress to Follow His Lead and Raise the Minimum Wage

President Obama tells the people to ask their representatives why Congress won't raise the minimum wage for everyone, after he…

9 years ago

Obama Bails Out Republican Incompetence, Declares State of Emergency for Georgia

President Obama declared an emergency in the State of Georgia after birther Gov. Nathan Deal failed to respond appropriately to…

9 years ago

Huge Victory For Obama As John Boehner Will Bring Clean Debt Ceiling Bill To House Floor

Apparently, realizing he was in a no-win situation, Boehner finally conceded on Tuesday morning and told his caucus that he…

9 years ago

Say What? Now House Republicans Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling Unless Spending Is Increased

It appears that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has a new plan for Republicans to apparently get a…

9 years ago

House Republican Blasts His Own Party, ‘Jesus himself couldn’t be the speaker’

A Republican John Boehner ally tries to justify why the Speaker can't do his job by saying that even Jesus…

9 years ago

Did God Harden Barack Obama’s Heart or Did He Make Joseph Farah Stupid?

What Farah demands from Obama is that the president set aside the United States Constitution and embrace an imaginary Bible…

9 years ago