Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Slams Climate Change Deniers

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One Year Ago Today

In the 72 hours following Joe Biden’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, the world waited to see if the president would follow suit. One year ago today we first got that news via a prematurely posted ABC News article that was removed minutes later. But by then others were already confirming the president’s historic interview with ABC reporter Robin Roberts.  It’s ...

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Obama Congratulates Lambda Legal

It’s their 40th anniversary. (Via Towleroad)

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President Obama Supports LGBT Inclusion For Immigration Reform Bill

Speaking tonight at a press conference in Costa Rica, President Obama endorsed including LGBT couples in the immigration reform bill currently before the Senate. Obama says that recognizing same-sex relationships in the bill is “the right thing to do.” But he says it would be premature to telegraph what he will or won’t do before lawmakers send him a bill. ...

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RNC On Obama’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of his second term, that is.

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Obama On Collins: I Couldn’t Be Prouder

Wingnut sites are losing their shit. Heh.

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President Obama Calls Jason Collins

Via Raw Story: President Barack Obama called NBA player Jason Collins on Monday to praise his courage after he became the first star in big-time American professional team sports to come out as gay.  Collins, currently a free agent who has played for six teams over 12 seasons, made the announcement in a blockbuster article in Sports Illustrated. “The President ...

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Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx As Transportation Secretary

President Obama has taken some flak over the lack of diversity in his Cabinet, including a dig delivered from the Nerd Prom podium this weekend by Conan O’Brien. Today he nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Foxx gained national prominence last year as the official host of the Democratic National Convention. During today’s ...

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President Obama At The Nerd Prom

Mediaite reports on the president’s speech at last night’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner. Obama mocked NBC, tore into his own recent shortcomings, and ruthlessly mocked his critics on both sides of the aisle. “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this – second term, baby!” Obama said after taking the stage to a hip hop song. Obama said that, even after ...

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BOSTON: President Obama Speaks At Service For Victims Of Bombings

C-SPAN has the full speech. RELATED: Here’s just one example of how Teabagistan is reacting to the president’s speech.

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Obama On Immigration Reform Bill

“This afternoon, Senators Schumer and McCain briefed me on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that they have drafted with their colleagues in the Senate. This bill is clearly a compromise, and no one will get everything they wanted, including me. But it is largely consistent with the principles that I have repeatedly laid out for comprehensive reform. This bill would ...

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Obama: This Was An Act Of Terrorism

In yesterday’s first press conference on the Boston bombings, President Obama did not use the word “terrorism” and wingnut sites went predictably ballistic. Today the president did say the word and praised Boston’s first responders: “If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil – this is it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid.

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President Obama Speaks On Boston Attack

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CNN Poll: Obama’s Approval Ratings Are Highest Regarding LGBT Rights

The president’s overall approval rating is 51%.  That’s up four points since last month but is four points below his all-time high.  When those polled were asked about specific issues, only his “policies towards gays and lesbians” scored over 50%.

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Obama Pitches Gun Control In Connecticut

Speaking before a Connecticut audience that included Newtown families, yesterday President Obama denounced the members of Congress who have said they won’t even allow a vote on gun control.

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Obama On Death Of Margaret Thatcher:
“America Has Lost A True Friend”

President Obama has released a statement on the death of Margaret Thatcher. With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. As a grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters ...

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WND Cheers Anti-Christ Poll

World Net Daily is thrilled about a poll released yesterday in which 26% of those surveyed claimed that they believe President Obama is or might be the Anti-Christ.

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Obama On SCOTUS: No Predictions

Yesterday President Obama spoke with the nation’s two largest Spanish-language networks regarding this week’s marriage cases before the Supreme Court.  Speaking to Univision: “I never predict what the court will do. But I used to teach constitutional law, and there is certainly a strong basis for determining that in this age, given what we now know, given the changes that ...

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Obama Tweets Encouragement

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Israeli US Embassy Cheers Obama

With the theme song from Golden Girls.

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