Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Hope Poster Creator Turns On Obama

Shepard Fairey, the creator of the iconic poster that came to represent the 2008 Obama campaign, has turned on the president, much to the delight of right wing sites. A camera crew from TMZ asked Shepard Fairey if he’d use the same word underneath his portrait of then-Sen. Obama, given his track record as president. The 43-year-old Fairey paused for …

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Obama Mocks GOP Fear-Mongering

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RNC: Americans Expect More

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Moscow Times Names President Obama A Hero Of Russian LGBT Rights Movement

The Moscow Times today named President Obama as one of the top five heroes of Russia’s LGBT rights movement.   American authorities have long raised questions about human rights and LGBT issues in Russia, and Obama sent a clear signal during his visit to St. Petersburg for the G20 summit, where he organized a meeting with human rights and LGBT activists …

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Obama: This Isn’t The Cold War, I Welcome Putin’s Involvement In Syria

On today’s Good Morning America.

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Obama Addresses Nation On Syria

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Obama Tonight On Facebook & Twitter

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RUSSIA: President Obama Meets With LGBT Activists In St. Petersburg

The Washington Times reports: President Obama told Russian gay rights leaders and other activists Friday that fighting for social justice helped him to get elected president. “I got my start as a community organizer,” Mr. Obama said during a meeting with activists in St. Petersburg, Russia. “I got elected president by engaging people at a grassroots level.” Mr. Obama, who …

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Headline Of The Day

Buzzfeed reports: Following his cancellation of a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama may infuriate the Kremlin further by meeting Russian human rights activists, including LGBT rights groups, during his upcoming trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit. Four Russian non-governmental organizations told BuzzFeed Monday they had been invited to the meeting, scheduled for this …

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Obama: I’ll Ask Congress On Syria

UPDATE: This is how Matt Drudge is spinning it. UPDATE II: Boehner is quick to react. UPDATE III: Cameron supports today’s announcement.

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President Obama Speaks On Syria

At this writing the president is ten minutes overdue and reporters on the scene say they can see him on the phone in the Oval Office. Twitter watchers say that nearby anti-war protesters can occasionally be heard on the White House audio feed. UPDATE: I’ve replaced the live stream with a recording.

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Putin Cautions US On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin today denied reports that Syria has used chemical weapons and urged the United States not to take action. Mr Putin said it would be “utter nonsense” for Syria’s government to provoke opponents with such attacks. Speaking to journalists in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Mr Putin urged Mr Obama – as a Nobel Peace Prize …

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President Obama: If We Launch Attack On Syria, It Will Be A Limited, Narrow Act

USA Today recaps the statement made minutes ago: President Obama said Friday he is considering a “limited, narrow act” as a military response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Calling it “a challenge to the world,” Obama said the use of chemical weapons threatens U.S. national security and merits a response. Obama emphasized that he …

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LIVE: President Obama Speaks At March On Washington 50th Anniversary Tribute

The president is slated to begin around 3pm.

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Obama Opposes Olympic Boycott

“I know that one question that’s been raised is how do we approach the Olympics. I want to just make very clear right now I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics. We’ve got a bunch of Americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. Nobody’s more offended than me by …

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ABC Reporter Grills White House Press Secretary Jay Carney About Russia

Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: Under questioning from ABC News’ Jon Karl, Carney said Obama has made clear that he opposes anti-gay laws in other countries that persecute LGBT people. “The president absolutely opposes and has made clear in other countries laws that discriminate against individuals, whether for race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation,” Carney said. Pressed by …

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Obama Cancels Meetings With Putin

The Associated Press reports: In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow’s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense …

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Obama On Russia: I Have No Patience For Countries That Treat LGBT People Badly

Last night President Obama made a lengthy appearance on the Tonight Show, where Jay Leno brought up the subject of Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people. Jay Leno also brought up the recent crackdown on gays in Russia, comparing the country’s treatment of homosexuality to the way Nazi Germany persecuted Jews. President Obama said he has “no patience for countries that …

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