Category Archives: Barack Obama Presidency

Foreign Affairs: Alan J. Kuperman- ‘How Barack Obama Failed Libya’

Source:Foreign Affairs– free at last in Libya? Source:The New Democrat “On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973, spearheaded by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, authorizing military intervention in Libya. The goal, Obama explained, was … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Dana Milbank- ‘Barack Obama’s Intransigent Backbench’

Source:The Washington Post– a left-wing wing rally in Washington led by Senator Bernie Sanders (Democratic Socialist, Vermont) opposing any new cuts to social programs. “Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, red in the face, took off his jacket and rolled up … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama: Mitt Romney- ‘I Stand by What I Said Whatever it Was’

Source:President Barack Obama– Governor Mitt Romney (Republican, Massachusetts) the multiple choice presidential nominee. Source:The Daily Press  “Mitt Romney in February: “I’m not sure which is worse; him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we must be a less … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama: ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

Source:President Barack Obama– The First Family of the United States. Source:The Daily Press  “President Obama wishes a happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. He shares why First Lady Michelle Obama is the best mom he knows, how … Continue reading

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The New Republic: William Galston- ‘Forward Thinking’

“What can Obama and congressional Democrats do about the bad economy? Friday’s job growth numbers, reported by the Labor Department, present a sobering picture for President Obama and the Democrats. With the pace of hiring down and the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Brookings: William A. Galston- ‘President Barack Obama’s First Two Years: Policy Accomplishments, Political Difficulties’

Source:Brookings Institution– President Barack H. Obama (Democrat, Illinois) 44th President of the United States. “Dueling Explanations for the Mid-term Election Results During his first two years in office, President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress compiled a substantial … Continue reading

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The Hill: Bernie Becker- ‘Members Eager For White House Tax Plan’

Source:NPR News– House Republicans talking about their own tax plan. “Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are eager for the Obama administration to release its blueprint for corporate tax reform. Members said the unveiling of the plan would help … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Leon Wieseltier- ‘Osama Bin Gotten’

Source:Josh Lyman– Americans celebrating the assassination of Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, in Washington. “A few days after September 11, 2001, my wife and I walked down to the White House. The city was stilled with grief and … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Jonathan Cohn- ‘President Obama to Talk Entitlement Reform’

Source:The Week– President Barack H. Obama (Democrat, Illinois) 44th President of the United States. “The big news on Sunday was the announcement, from senior White House adviser David Plouffe, that President Obama plans to make a major policy speech about … Continue reading

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CBS News: President Obama- ‘Gabby Opened Her Eyes For the First Time’

Source:CBS News– First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Captain Mark Kelly, the wife of U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords (Democrat, Arizona) “At the memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama said that … Continue reading

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