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Obama: 'We're Not Growing as Fast as We Should'

On Friday in a press conference at the White House East Room, President Obama said that he saw attacks on potential Treasury Secretary nominee Lawrence Summers in the same way he saw attacks on National Security Advisor Susan Rice when Obama was considering her as Secretary of State. Aug 9, 2013 1:16 PM PT

Obama: We're Not Interested in 'Spying on Ordinary People'

On Friday, as renewed questions arose regarding American response to Al Qaeda in the Middle East as well as scandals ranging from Benghazi to the National Security Administration’s surveillance of Americans, President Obama held a rare press conference in the East Room of the White House. Aug 9, 2013 1:12 PM PT

Obama: Snowden 'Not a Patriot'

On Friday in a press conference at the White House East Room, Barack Obama responded to a question from NBC’s Chuck Todd about NSA leaker Edward Snowden by saying Snowden was “not a patriot.” Obama said that Snowden had been charged with three felonies and said if Snowden believes what he did was right, he could come back to the United States to be charged. Aug 9, 2013 1:07 PM PT

Obama: Time to 'Put the Whole Elephant Out There' on Surveillance

On Friday, in a press conference at the White House East Room, President Obama said of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, “once the leaks had happened, we’ve seen information coming out in drips and in drabs, sometimes coming out sideways.” Aug 9, 2013 1:01 PM PT

Obama on Lack of Benghazi Arrests: I Got Bin Laden

During a press conference at the White House East Room on Friday, reporter Ed Henry asked President Obama about why no one had been caught in relation to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi. Aug 9, 2013 12:58 PM PT

Obama: Putin Looks Like 'Bored Kid Sitting in the Back of the Classroom'

On Friday, in a press conference at the White House East Room, Chuck Todd of NBC News asked whether President Obama could work with Vladimir Putin. Obama responded by saying that Putin “had that kind of slouch, looking like that bored kid sitting in the back of the classroom.” Aug 9, 2013 12:42 PM PT

Obama: No Olympics Boycott over Russia Gay Rights

On Friday, President Obama spoke about America’s increasingly broken relationship with Russia. With regard to the Olympics, Obama said, “I do not think it is appropriate to boycott the Olympics.” Aug 9, 2013 12:36 PM PT

Alec Baldwin Joins MSNBC Friday Primetime Lineup

On Thursday evening, Mediaite reported that actor Alec Baldwin will be joining the MSNBC primetime lineup every Friday night at 10 PM ET. His program will replace the Lockup prison documentary series that airs at that time each Friday. Aug 8, 2013 6:39 PM PT

Slate Won't Use Washington Redskins Team Name Anymore

In a desperate bid for attention,, the property recently passed up by Jeff Bezos in his new purchase of the Washington Post, has announced that it will “no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.” Which, presumably, is designed to make Redskins owner Daniel Snyder cry tears of salty disappointment as he wipes them away with $100 bills. Aug 8, 2013 2:10 PM PT

CNN Money Puzzles Over Youth Unemployment, Ignores Obamacare

Only CNN could run a column on “Why America’s youth aren’t finding jobs” and neglect to mention Obamacare. Over the course of Nin-Hai Tseng’s 555 word story, CNN Money cites a variety of reasons why young Americans’ unemployment rate is ridiculously high, particularly noting unemployment in jobs that typically requiring more experience, forcing more experienced unemployed people into more menial jobs and squeezing out the young. Aug 8, 2013 2:02 PM PT

WaPo Columnist: Time for Obamateeth!

With Obamacare safely in place, Washington Post columnist Harold Pollack of the Century Foundation is now calling for Obamateeth. That’s right – it’s time for you to chip in to provide dental coverage to 85 million Americans. Aug 8, 2013 1:53 PM PT

WaPo Columnist: Obama Not Working With Putin Because Stakes 'Too Low'

On Thursday, Washington Post columnist Max Fisher attempted to find the photo that could “perfectly sum[] up Obama’s relationship with Putin.” He settled on a picture of President Obama walking with British Prime Minister David Cameron, with Putin peeking over Cameron’s shoulder in the background. Fisher’s point: Russia is not even important to Obama anymore. Aug 8, 2013 12:17 PM PT

Obama in San Diego Blasts Military Sexual Assault, Still Silent on Filner

President Obama visited Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California, where he lectured soldiers about the problems of sexual assault within the military. “Hear it directly from me – the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama said, “It undermines what this military stands for and what the Marine Corps stands for when sexual assault takes place within our units.” He added that the Obama administration would do everything in its power to “stop these crimes of sexual assault” and uphold “the honor and integrity that defines our military services…that message is coming all the way from the top.” Aug 7, 2013 1:31 PM PT


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