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August 27, 2014
Joe Gandelman: Angry that Obama’s golfing?
Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started — just like clockwork. Obama’s not really...
August 27, 2014 - 10:48pm
August 16, 2014
Amy Goodman: Obama’s threat to journalism
The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom. Federal prosecutors...
August 16, 2014 - 12:12am
August 9, 2014
Rick Jensen: Democrats want Obama impeached?
The Democratic Party is not just hoping Republicans will impeach President Obama, they’re promoting the concept. What better way is there for Democrats to excite their disheartened base during this year’s midterm elections than images of white guys flogging our black President...
August 9, 2014 - 1:36am
Jason Stanford: Obama’s secret victories
I get it. When foreigners challenge America, we want our president to scream bloody murder and then send in the Marines to make sure it happens. Forget about talking softly. Go straight for the big stick. By contrast, diplomacy looks weak, like some tin-pot dictator from a nothing-burger...
August 9, 2014 - 1:35am
July 24, 2014
Nat Hentoff: Who are we as Americans?
I was astonished and angered to read last week that the American Civil Liberties Union gathered “a coalition of 45 civil rights, human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations (and) sent a letter to President Obama asking for ‘a full public accounting of ... practices’”...
July 24, 2014 - 12:02am
July 22, 2014
Tom Purcell: An oath for Obama
“I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.” “Update it?” “That’s right. Our current president isn’t following it much anyhow, so why don’t you recite it from...
July 22, 2014 - 11:37pm
July 9, 2014
Dick Polman: Idiocracy think Obama visited a mosque on July 4
It’s always fun to punk the trolls. Our saga begins on July 2, when a satirical website, National Report, posted this deadpan dispatch: “White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced today that President Obama will be visiting a Washington D.C. area Mosque on the morning...
July 9, 2014 - 11:45pm
June 28, 2014
Obama rips Republicans in speech; Minneapolis event becomes more a political rally than policy forum
Bill Salisbury St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Barack Obama used a friendly venue in Minneapolis on Friday to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the bidding of the rich and powerful at the...
June 28, 2014 - 12:45am
June 26, 2014
Obama tries to put upbeat face on his record during Minnesota visit
Bill Salisbury St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS —With Washington bogged down in partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama came to the Twin...
June 26, 2014 - 11:50pm
June 24, 2014
Obama to spend time with Minneapolis letter writer
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis woman who wrote to President Barack Obama about her financial struggles will share her thoughts with him when he visits the Twin Cities on Thursday. The president’s visit originally was announced to be for a Thursday evening fundraiser, but it has...
June 24, 2014 - 11:52pm
June 14, 2014
Obama pledges to ‘break old cycles’ for native youth
Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth riday during the first...
June 14, 2014 - 12:36am
June 13, 2014
WDAY and WDAZ live coverage of Obama’s visit to North Dakota to be on Pioneer’s website
FARGO — President Barack Obama will be visiting Cannon Ball, N.D. on the Standing Rock Reservation today and WDAY and WDAZ TV will be covering Mr. Obama’s first trip to North Dakota as President. WDAY will provide live coverage beginning with the President’s arrival and continuing...
June 13, 2014 - 12:19am
N.D. tribes differ in goals for Obama’s visit
Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service BISMARCK — Richard McCloud admits he had his fingers crossed when he heard President Barack Obama planned to visit an American Indian reservation in North Dakota. The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa said he would have loved...
June 13, 2014 - 12:11am
Byron York: What if Obama disobeys the law again?
We’ve all heard that the law requires the administration to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing prisoners from the U.S. terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — a provision the White House willfully ignored in the recent release of five Taliban commandos...
June 13, 2014 - 12:02am
May 21, 2014
Tom Purcell: Not missing out this time
President Obama is going to make me rich. That’s because the Obama administration, which has done everything in the government’s power to hamper economic growth, just loosened lending standards so that people with poor credit can buy homes. Why not? It worked out well for some...
May 21, 2014 - 12:28am