Obama-O'Reilly Super Bowl Interview

The Barack Obama – Bill O’Reilly Super Bowl Sunday Interview

Mediaite describes the interview…

The much anticipated encounter between the leader of the free world, President Obama and the highest rated cable news host, Fox News Channel titan Bill O’Reilly took place and no subject was off limits. For the first half of the interview, the conversation between Obama and O’Reilly was slightly contentious on the topics of Egypt and healthcare reform, yet in the second half of the interview O’Reilly encouraged Obama to be introspective and analyze what was the worst part about being President and how the office has changed him personally.

Obama and O’Reilly seemed to enjoy themselves throughout the live discussion, even during moments of disagreement. Most surprising though was O’Reilly’s announcement that today’s fifteen minute interview is only the beginning, as O’Reilly announced that Obama agreed to answer additional questions that will be shown on tomorrow night’s The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. Given how loose and comfortable Obama looked here, even despite O’Reilly’s occasional interruption to keep the President’s answers more brief than usual, it seems likely that many viewers will eagerly anticipate the next part of this showdown.


West Wing Week

West Wing Week – 2/4/11

The White House

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama focused on the innovation part of his plan for winning the future by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world, with events at Penn State and around Washington, D.C.

Egypt · Egyptian President Mubarak · Egyptian Unrest

Anderson Cooper Leaves Egypt

Huffington Post

Anderson Cooper announced on Saturday that he is leaving Egypt after a week in which he and his crew were repeatedly targeted by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak.

He tweeted, “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave #Egypt. CNN continues to have many teams in place. It was a hard decision to leave.”

Cooper was attacked twice by pro-Mubarak forces. On Tuesday, he was punched in the head repeatedly. On Wednesday, the window of the car he was in was smashed through by a rock. He was forced to go into hiding and report from a secret location.

Cooper is the latest high-profile American journalist to leave Cairo this week. Katie Couric and Brian Williams both returned to the U.S. earlier in the week.


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Ronald Reagan Centennial

10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan

Think Progress

[Today] marks the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth, and all week, conservatives have been trying to outdo each others’ remembrances of the great conservative icon. Senate Republicans spent much of Thursday singing Reagan’s praise from the Senate floor, while conservative publications have been running non-stop commemorations. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee and former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich are hoping to make a few bucks off the Gipper’s centennial.

But Reagan was not the man conservatives claim he was. This image of Reagan as a conservative superhero is myth, created to untie the various factions of the right behind a common leader. In reality, Reagan was no conservative ideologue or flawless commander-in-chief. Reagan regularly strayed from conservative dogma — he raised taxes eleven times as president while tripling the deficit — and he often ended up on the wrong side of history, like when he vetoed an Anti-Apartheid bill.

ThinkProgress has compiled a list of the top 10 things conservatives rarely mention when talking about President Reagan HERE:
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