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Thomas Frank: ‘An Ineffective and Gutless Presidency’s Legacy Is Failure’

White House/Pete Souza The Salon columnist imagines President Obama’s inevitable library, and how it will cope with the transition of “an unlikely champion” of the masses to “the only thing between [Wall Street] and the pitchforks.” Thomas Frank in Salon: In approaching this subject, let us first address the historical situation of the Obama administration. The task of museums, like that of history generally, is to document periods of great change. The task facing the makers of the Obama museum, however, will be pretty much exactly the opposite: how to document a time when America should have changed but didn’t

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Obama Planning to Retire to Rancho Mirage?

Let the speculation begin! President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out. The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates. The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true.

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Conservative thirst for blood just reached a new more disturbing level.

Conservative thirst for blood just reached a new more disturbing level. Conservative ‘Christian’ Says President Obama’s Execution Should Be Worse Than Being Drawn And…

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Gaza Conflict: Hospitals Shelled, Death Toll Soars and Peace Protesters Attacked (Videos)

The tone of the White House and some of Israel’s other Western allies shifted slightly Monday from unequivocal support to “concern for the growing number of casualties” and calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the Palestinian death toll in the now two-week operation by the Netanyahu administration climbed to 548. “Democracy Now” reports that more than 100 Palestinians were killed in a 24-hour period between Saturday and Sunday nights. The dead include 72 residents of Gaza’s poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods

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Climate Failure: US Passes Saudi Arabia as World’s Largest Oil Producer

Headline:  Climate Failure: US Passes Saudi Arabia as World’s Largest Oil Producer Author:  Don Lieber Is President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy a success? Or a climate failure?

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What the Media Wont Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before an investigation – that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible

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Never Waste a Crisis: Illegal Immigration Edition

By Michael Becker President Obama’s fundamental governing philosophy seems to be “Never let a crisis go to waste.”  That was Rahm Emmanuel’s statement in the first year of Obama’s presidency and it seems the President has never wavered from that concept. Have you noticed, for the last six years  everything  is a crisis.  Especially after 2010 when Republicans took the House, and the only way  President Obama  could jam his agenda down the throats implement his agenda was by “Executive Order.”  Illegal immigration is our latest “crisis.” As it happens, illegal immigration really is a crisis. The problem, however, is twofold.  First, the crisis is for our nation, not for the illegal aliens who are flooding over our southern border.

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Obama Aid Ravages Third World Farmers

President Obama proclaimed two years ago: “As the wealthiest nation on Earth, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to lead the fight against hunger.”  Obama loves to preen about the U.S. government’s purported generosity to the world’s downtrodden. However, like previous presidents, he has largely ignored  how U.S.

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President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – President Obama signed an executive order today to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination during a ceremony at the White House. The order bars businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It also explicitly bans discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity, building upon prior actions by the administration to extend basic fairness and explicit protections to transgender people.

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President Obama on MH17: ‘We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists’ – live video

President Obama on MH17: ‘We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists’ – live video

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