THE WASHINGTON POST There are moments when I come thisclose to quitting Twitter. The amount of hatred squeezed into 140 characters or less by lunatics usually cloaked in anonymity is enough to make you question your support for the First Amendment and your faith in the decency of other people. To the uninitiated, the torrent… More Obama joins Twitter. Racism quickly follows.
It’s truly a delicate balance when one is the scrutinized at every turn by right-wing lawmakers and similar adversaries… THE NEW YORK TIMES As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had… More Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues
THE WASHINGTON POST He still has almost two years left in office, but the outlines of President Obama’s post-White House life might be starting to take shape. On Monday, the president will speak at the New York City launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a nonprofit that is spinning off a White House initiative… More Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?
TPM CAFE: OPINION ~ AURIN SQUIRE When President Obama used the word “thugs” in a press conference, his overt and implied meaning escaped me at first. I watched the Rose Garden briefing—like many of my friends did—as an excerpted blip on my newsfeed. The condemnation of violence being attributed to “criminals and thugs” seemed like the usual… More What It Means When Obama Says ‘Thug’ On National Television ~ Editorial
Addicting Info This is one of those stories that no one is paying attention to because it’s kind of wonky and complicated. But here’s the For Dummies version for people like you and me. One of the weird things that happened after the deregulation of the financial industry in the 90s is that corporations that… More Obama’s Financial Reform Just Made The World A Little Bit Safer For The Other 99%
TPM DC WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to sign into law the most far-reaching health care reform bill since Obamacare, permanently ending the “doc fix” dilemma that has haunted Congress for more than a decade. It also slashes Medicare benefits for upper-income seniors. And in the strangest of twists, the legislation passed with… More Obama Is About To Sign The Biggest Health Care Bill Since Obamacare
It’s a “slow news day”… Addicting Info No matter which way you look at this photo, it’s amazing. If you see it as President Obama spreading LGBT equality, or being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or throwing magic out into the universe… it is fabulous no matter what. The image, taken… More Photo Of Obama Throwing Magic Out Into The Universe Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today (IMAGE)
TPM LiveWire While discussing potential GOP 2015 candidates who claim they would reverse the nuclear deal with Iran if elected as president, President Obama took a jab at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). During an interview that aired on Tuesday, NPR’s Steve Inskeep asked Obama about Walker’s recent comment that he would “absolutely” withdraw from… More Obama Tells Scott Walker To ‘Bone Up On Foreign Policy’ (VIDEO)
PoliticusUSA While speaking in Utah, President Obama announced a new program that will combat climate change while training 75,000 veterans for jobs in the solar industry. The President said: I am announcing a new goal to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020. As part of this, we’re creating what we’re calling… More Obama Unveils Smart Plan To Combat Climate Change While Training 75,000 Vets For Jobs
This speaks volumes about the Republican Party generally, as well as their negative messaging to constituents regarding the President of the United States. Therefore, I’m not surprised…just saddened by the fact that in 2015 prejudice and ignorance still reign supreme in the United States of America. TPM LiveWire Republicans believe that President Obama poses a greater imminent threat… More Poll: Republicans Think Obama Is A Greater Threat Than Putin, Assad