Tag Archives: Barack Obama

A Silly Lie From The National Review

All of Teabagistan has leaped upon a word cloud posted by Pew Research that even the wingnuts at Townhall allow “isn’t the most precise form of polling.”  In fact, President Obama’s current approval rating is 47%.  At this point in his second term, Dubya’s approval rating was 39.8%. 

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Cardinal Calls Gay US Ambassador Nominee A “Faggot”

Last month President Obama nominated openly gay DNC co-chair Wally Brewster to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Here’s how the local the Catholic Church reacted this week: Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez referred to Brewster as a “maricón” — which is usually translated as “faggot” — during a press conference. At his side, Monseñor Pablo Cedano promised …

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President Obama Calls Chad Griffin

Griffin is the former head of AFER, who brought Prop 8.

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President Obama Cheers DOMA Demise

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GERMANY: President Obama Lauds Gay Rights At G8 Speech In Berlin

“When we stand up for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and treat their love and their rights equally under the law, we defend our own liberty as well. We are more free when all people can pursue their own happiness. And as long as walls exist in our hearts to separate us from those who don’t look like …

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Obama: We Should Be Proud Of The NSA

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President Obama Calls For ENDA Passage At White House LGBT Pride Event

Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: President Obama energized attendees at the annual Pride reception held at the White House on Thursday by saying “we need to get” the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed. Citing a letter he said he received from a PFLAG mom from Ohio named “Susan” expressing concern that LGBT people aren’t protected from harassment in the workplace, …

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Obama: Nobody’s Listening To Your Calls

President Obama today addressed the latest flap: “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program is about. What the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers, and durations of calls; they are not looking at people’s names and they’re not looking at content.  If the intelligence committee actually …

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Mass Shooting In Santa Monica

Three known victims so far. One suspect reportedly in custody…

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New York Times Editorial: President Obama Has Now Lost All Credibility

From the New York Times editorial board: Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists …

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Obama Issues Pride 2013 Proclamation

This afternoon the White House issued President Obama’s proclamation in recognition of LGBT Pride Month.  The message cites the president’s support for ENDA, the federal bill to overturn DOMA, and HIV reduction campaigns. For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from founding promise into lasting reality. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and …

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Obama Backs Illinois Marriage

Unsurprising, but still welcome. President Obama would support Illinois’s same-sex marriage bill if he were still serving in the legislature there, the White House said Tuesday.  “Were the president still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally,” spokesman Shin Inouye said in response to a question from POLITICO. “While the …

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Today’s Top Trending Topic On Twitter

Above is the most popular response to today’s #1 trending topic on Twitter.  Another example: “It’s never on a car parked in a business park or office complex between the hours of 9-5.” And another: “I let the air out of their tires, because air was meant to be shared by everyone.” Democrats are getting their shots in too: “Awkward; …

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Obama’s Approval Rating Unaffected

Despite all of the GOP screaming in recent weeks, a CNN poll released yesterday shows that the president’s approval rating has improved slightly or stayed the same. According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53% of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president’s approval rating was …

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Quote Of The Day – Andrew Sullivan

“Has this president broken the law, lied under oath, or authorized war crimes? Has he traded arms for hostages with Iran? Has he knowingly sent his cabinet out to tell lies about his sex life? Has he sat by idly as an American city was destroyed by a hurricane? Has he started a war with no planning for an occupation? …

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Obama: IRS Director Has Resigned

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Jay Carney: Obama Is Not Nixon

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Obama Mocks Benghazi “Coverup” Claims

Think Progress has the text of today’s remarks.

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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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