Tag Archives: President Obama

Skeet Shooting Truthers Doubt Skeet Shooting Photo

By now we’re familiar with the story. The president said he’s gone skeet shooting occasionally at Camp David. Issue closed. Ignore the Skeet Shooting Truthers who demanded that he prove it. Instead, the White House awkwardly released an August 2012 … Continue reading

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Six More Weeks

Artist – Bob Englehart This happened today. Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin! m.flickr.com/photos/whiteho… — David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 2, 2013

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Absolutely Horrible

There are no words for this. Less than two weeks ago, Hadiya Pendleton was leading her classmates in the King College Prep School Marching Band down Pennsylvania Avenue on the afternoon of President Obama’s second inauguration. It would be an … Continue reading

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The Obama Team’s Farewell Gift for Hillary Clinton

This is too damn cool: Last week campaign disclosure reports revealed that Hillary Clinton had finally retired the debt from her 2008 presidential campaign—with a little help from the guy who beat her, Barack Obama. Clinton’s debt once totaled more … Continue reading

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The President Is Aware of All Hunting Traditions

The president talking about gun ownership in an interview with The New Republic: “Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural … Continue reading

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An Interview With President Obama

President Obama sat down for an interview with The New Republic recently and broke the mold for Presidential honesty, holding court on the current state of affairs, from guns and skeet shooting at Camp David to college football, Syria, and hopes … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

There is a wealth of excellent photographs from last night’s inaugural ball, but this one really stands out to me for its shear symbolism. (h/t TPM)

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The Historic ‘Firstness’ of the President’s Second Inaugural Address

The first few paragraphs of my Tuesday column about the president’s address yesterday: Naturally, any president who delivers an inaugural address seems to take their own stab at one-upping the great lines of marble-men like John F. Kennedy or Abraham … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a Second Term

Artist – Chris Weyant This was one of the greatest things to happen today. There will be memes. Also — HBO is reportedly developing a third mini-series based on the events of World War II with Tom Hanks and Steven … Continue reading

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The Satisfied Grin of a Man Who’s Earned His Post

The president taking one last look at the crowd at the National Mall: I really get the sense from both the president’s absolutely satisfied grin in this video and the way the Obamas are practically bounding down Pennsylvania Avenue that … Continue reading

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President Slammed Paul Ryan in Address

Ryan was sitting on the dais at the inauguration and the president attacked a slogan Ryan invented. President Obama took direct aim in his inaugural address at the Randian rhetoric that animates the politics of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and … Continue reading

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President Obama’s “Big Deal”

Krugman: I’d suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole. F.D.R. had his New Deal; well, Mr. Obama has his Big Deal. He hasn’t delivered everything his supporters wanted, and at times the survival of his … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

President Obama places his hand on the bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. and is sworn into office for a second term. Michelle Obama is glowing.

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Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of … Continue reading

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An Invocation Speaker I Can Applaud

The Obama team’s selections for inaugural invocation speakers have been lacking. First, it was megachurch preacher Rick Warren in 2009, then, this year, Pastor Louie Giglio who wrote anti-gay remarks in the 1990s. Giglio withdrew from the post. But their … Continue reading

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Republican Outreach

Artist – Monte Wolverton In other news, two teams will be headed to the Superbowl after today! Also — some guy was sworn in for a second term as president. That’s important, too. I jest.

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Video: President Obama’s Oath of Office

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Organizing for Action

It has been a busy news week which saw President Obama unveil a sweeping proposal for gun control and the Republicans completely and utterly caving (and I hate that word) on the debt ceiling, but this may have been the … Continue reading

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Socialism Has Come

via Bloomberg U.S. corporations’ after-tax profits have grown by 171 percent under Obama, more than under any president since World War II, and are now at their highest level relative to the size of the economy since the government began … Continue reading

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Party of Reagan. Or Maybe Not.

President Obama referenced Ronald Reagan’s support of gun control during his press conference today so the right wing’s natural response is to claim Reagan only supported gun control because he had Alzheimer’s. From MSNBC’s interview with Erich Pratt of Gun … Continue reading

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