Barack Obama

Hope and Change? Access to the President Should Never Be for Sale

Hope and Change? Access to the President Should Never Be for Sale
Organizing for Action, the Obama administration’s new “independent,” non-profit advocacy group, should be put out of business and its plan to schedule quarterly meetings with the President for its big contributors and fundraisers should be scrapped.
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Obama to Congress: 'I Am Willing to Work with Anybody to Get This Job Done'

Obama to Congress: 'I Am Willing to Work with Anybody to Get This Job Done'
The bottom line is that Democrats have offered a compromise plan to avoid the sequester, one that is balanced between revenue increases (e.g., by closing tax loopholes which benefit the wealthiest Americans and corporations) and smart - not meat cleaver, like the current sequester calls for - spending cuts.
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McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya

McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya
You really couldn't make up stuff like this if you tried. But, amazingly, there actually exists a political party in 2013 America that is filled with people like Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) - angry, petulant, irresponsible, ridiculous, utterly not serious.
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Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue

Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue
Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut, figuring that the best way to defuse the issue is to make light of his weight. But this is no laughing matter.
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President Obama Must Speak the Word 'Union' Loudly

President Obama Must Speak the Word 'Union' Loudly
President Obama must proclaim to the whole country, not just to labor union members, that he will protect the right of workers to use the power of collective action to secure equitable wages.
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Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?

Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?
After eight years of tightened access to government records under the Bush administration, open-government advocates were hopeful when Barack Obama promised greater transparency. Four years later, did the president keep his promise?
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The Firing Range Fills Up While Obama Promotes Gun Safety in MN

The Firing Range Fills Up While Obama Promotes Gun Safety in MN
President Barack Obama visited a former school in Minneapolis Monday to stand before more than 100 uniformed cops in the hopes of heading off another school massacre or other mass-shooting of the kind that has rocked the country in recent months.
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Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants
When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But Congress is still exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees.
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Obama on Immigration Reform: 'Now is the Time'

Obama on Immigration Reform: 'Now is the Time'
"Now is the time" for comprehensive immigration reform because a "broad consensus" has emerged says President Obama to a crowd in Las Vegas.
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Hannity: Fox is 'Only Media Organization That Has Delivered Fair and Balanced Coverage' of Obama

Hannity: Fox is 'Only Media Organization That Has Delivered Fair and Balanced Coverage' of Obama
Reacting to President Barack Obama’s criticism of the role Fox News Channel and Rush Limbaugh play in conservative politics, host Sean Hannity insisted that Fox News is the “only media organization on this planet that has delivered fair and balanced coverage of this administration.”
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