Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Unveils Plan To Close Gitmo [VIDEO]

Wingnuts are screaming, of course. USA Today reports: Keeping the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open is “contrary to our values,” President Obama said Tuesday, as he released a plan that examined 13 potential sites for transferring the suspected terrorists but did not propose any specific location. His plan sets up a last-year confrontation with Congress about a campaign ...

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Obamas Share A Dance With 106 Year-Old Fan [VIDEO]

So sweet. Via the Washington Post: With the leader of the free world in one hand and Michelle Obama in the other, Virginai McLaurin danced with sheer and utter joy, shaking her hips like a 16-year-old and flashing a smile as bright as the camera flashes going off all around her. “She’s 106?” the president asked incredulously. “No, you are ...

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HRC Calls For LGBT SCOTUS Justice

Yesterday Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin urged President Obama to appoint an LGBT person as Antonin Scalia’s successor. He writes: To have a representative on our nation’s highest court would send a powerful message to the millions of LGBT people who have struggled for recognition — and respect — for many decades. Today, we have other legal champions who ...

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When You Find Out Obama Can’t Run Again

Getting attention on Twitter this afternoon is an adorable video of a little girl’s sobbing reaction after her grandmother tells her President Obama is limited to two terms. Little Caprina Harris shares a birthday with the president and August 4th is a “special day of celebration” in her home. Watch the video at this link to The Root.

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Obama Criticized For Plan To Skip Scalia’s Funeral

From the New York Times: The White House on Thursday tried to fend off criticism of President Obama’s decision not to attend the funeral this weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia, but even some administration allies lamented the move as a missed opportunity to ease the partisan warfare that has followed the justice’s death. Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will ...

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Obama To Make “Historic Visit” To Cuba

And the wingnuts are, predictably, screaming. CNN reports: “We can confirm that (Thursday) the administration will announce the President’s travel to Latin America, including Cuba, in the coming weeks,” according to a senior administration official. The trip, long expected, comes after Obama’s administration formally reopened ties with Havana in late 2014, following a half-century of enmity. Speaking at CNN’s GOP ...

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Maddow Slams GOP On Scalia’s Successor [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow devoted a big chunk of her show to Scalia/SCOTUS controversy. Clip recap: Rachel Maddow notes that not only does the United States need a fully functional Supreme Court, but Americans deserve one. And Republicans are threatening to damage the structure of America’s system of government by insisting that President Barack Obama not perform his duty as ...

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SCOTUSblog Predicts: Obama Will Pick Loretta Lynch

Mediaite reports: Tom Goldstein, a respected Supreme Court analyst and publisher of the influential SCOTUSblog, predicted Monday that President Barack Obama was most likely to nominate his Attorney General Loretta Lynch to the Supreme Court. Goldstein’s post came after he first suggested African-American Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would be the likely nominee, since Democrats could use Republican opposition to ...

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Obama Celebrates Gay Love On Valentine’s Day

Moments ago President Obama tweeted the above image with this message: “No matter who you are or whom you love, celebrate #Valentines Day with pride. #LoveIsLove.” We’re sure Ryan Anderson is unhappy. As you’ll see below, Ben Shapiro definitely is.

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks On Death Of Scalia

President Obama will address the nation on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 8:30PM Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House video stream. Express the president speak about making an appointment.

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CNN REPORTS: Obama WILL Make SCOTUS Nomination

Moments ago CNN broke the new that President Obama has declared that he WILL put forward a Supreme Court nomination. At this writing no timeline is known. Some analysts are saying that the likely nominee will be federal Judge Sri Srinivasan, age 48, whose nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was approved ...

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: Obama Should Immediately Make SCOTUS Nom, Shameful To Wait

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wasted no time tonight in responding the avalanche of conservatives calling for the Senate to block President Obama from appointing Antonin Scalia’s successor. Scalia’s passing was surely be a hot topic at tonight’s GOP presidential debate in South Carolina.

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President Obama To Ellen: Advances In LGBT Rights Are Among My Proudest Achievements [VIDEO]

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: President Obama and lesbian comedian Ellen DeGeneres exchanged praise with each other for advancing gay rights — DeGeneres saying Obama changed laws, Obama saying DeGeneres changed hearts and minds — in an interview on her TV show set to air Friday. During an appearance by Obama on her show, DeGeneres initiated the exchange ...

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SORRY BRISKET: Obama FY 2017 Budget “Eradicates” All Funding For Abstinence Education Programs

The Sexuality Information & Education Council applauds:  Earlier today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2017 budget, the final budget of his administration. The President’s Budget supports the sexual health of our nation’s youth by eradicating abstinence-only-until-marriage funding, increasing funds for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, maintaining funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and ...

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White House: Obama Not Interested In SCOTUS Job

Video below. Via Mediaite: Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton floated that it would be a “great idea” if she nominated President Obama to the Supreme Court when she is elected president. According to a statement today from Josh Earnest, however, Obama might not be interested in following the path taken by William Howard Taft. When Earnest was asked about Clinton’s ...

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Sanders Visits Obama At White House, Says President Isn’t Trying To Tip The Scales In Either Direction

President Obama appeared to give his tacit endorsement to Hillary Clinton in a Politico interview published on Monday. Perhaps to tamp down that impression, the president today met privately with Bernie Sanders at the White House, after which Sanders said he’s confident that Obama is remaining impartial during the primary season. The Hill reports: “There was some discussion the other ...

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Hillary Clinton: SCOTUS Justice Obama Is A Great Idea

At a campaign event yesterday in Iowa, Hillary Clinton acted as if nobody had ever suggested naming President Obama to the Supreme Court. ABC News reports: A second Clinton administration could mean a future Justice Barack Obama. At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked her if she would consider appointing ...

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Veterans Group Unleashes On Palin After She Blames Obama Because Her Son Beats His Girlfriend

A veterans group is angry that Sarah Palin has turned PTSD into a “political chew toy.” NBC News reports: Don’t blame President Obama for the PTSD that Sarah Palin claims her oldest son is battling. That was the message Wednesday from the head of a New York City-based veteran’s organization that has fought for years to get Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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Drudge Celebrates: One Year From Today

The top link on the Drudge Report this morning takes you to an “Obama leaves office” countdown clock. Over the weekend, the New York Daily News ran a full-page op-ed piece on why we’ll miss this president. An excerpt: We’ll miss his graceful style and an undervalued record of achievement that – with a year to go — has already ...

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Obama Weighs In On Dog Pants [VIDEO]

Via USA Today: President Obama has weighed on the hottest Internet debate since the blue-or-gold dress. Dogs should wear their pants on two hind legs, not on all four. That presidential declaration came Friday during a series of interviews with YouTube stars in the East Room of the White House. Adande Thorne, also known as sWooZie, asked the president about ...

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