Obama slipped into campaign mode, criticizing Republicans for lowering taxes for the wealthy, and failing to raise the minimum wage. “I’ve lost count how many Republicans are running for this job,” he grinned. “They’ll have enough for an actual ‘Hunger Games.’ That is an interesting bunch.”
In a conference call with former staffers, President Barack Obama compared his legacy to that of President Ronald Reagan, and asked them to help set the foundation for his Democratic successor.
During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune.
“We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” Obama remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
“I got so mad at you!” Sean Hannity said to Christie, recalling the moment when the governor “hugged” the president in New Jersey, while New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo both declined a presidential visit.
Obama reminded critics that there were only 90 miles between the U.S. and Cuba, and that our countries are united with “deep bonds of family and friendship between our people.” He insisted there is “enormous enthusiasm” for his changes on Cuba policy, including in public opinion polls and from Americans who want to travel to the communist country.
Now that the legal case for Obamacare is solidified and his dramatic trade authorities have been granted by Republicans, Obama is continuing to move forward on the more politically difficult elements of his “bucket list” (or his f*cket list?) which included executive action on immigration reform and climate regulations.
“Effective today, guests are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime,” the White House announced this morning. “Visitors are also encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.”
On Wednesday evening, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a troop of Girl Scouts on the White House lawn to pitch their tents for a camping event.
It’s the moment his longtime supporters were waiting for, but perhaps a smaller event than they would have expected during the peak of the Christie-mania that occurred after winning a resounding re-election in 2013 as a Republican governor in a blue state.
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was one of the mobilizing forces behind the decision to light up the White House with the colors of the gay pride movement to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
Removing the Confederate flag, Obama says, would remind Americans that “the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery was wrong.” “By taking down that flag we express God’s grace,” he said. “But I don’t think God wants us to stop there.”
President Obama taped an exclusive video for Logo’s Trailblazer Honors tonight in New York City, praising Caitlyn Jenner for blazing the trail for transgender people on the most talked about Vanity Fair cover of the year.
Speaker John Boehner, confirmed a White House official, joined the president on Air Force as well as Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Chris Christie sided with Chief Supreme Court Justice Roberts’ dissent of today’s decision, pointing out that the redefinition of marriage should be decided by the people and “not by five lawyers” who were “sitting in black robes at the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Obama said the gay marriage ruling would now “strengthen communities” across the country, making Americans more equal, calling it “a victory for America.”
“Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else,” he wrote on his Twitter account. He signed his message with the hashtag “#LoveWins.”
NBC and the federal government want you to know that July 4 fireworks are dangerous.
On six different occasions, Obama insisted that his signature healthcare reform law was working.
This time, however, Biden decided not to drop the f’word.
“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” he announced from the podium, noting that Republicans had been working for years to bring it down. “As the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working,” he added.
President Obama has yet to react to the news that the Supreme Court upheld the legality of Obamacare subsidies, but many of his former staffers cheered as the the latest legal attempt against Obama’s signature healthcare law failed.
“Hey, listen, you are in my house,” Obama said. “You know know what? It’s not respectful when you get invited to somebody…” he trailed off before lecturing the protester. “Shame on you, you shouldn’t be doing this,” he said.
Why Won’t President Obama enforce Federal Laws on Marijuana, Immigration, Marriage, And Payments To Terrorists?
“I think the pattern is the prosecutorial decisions are made on a daily basis over at the Department of Justice absent any political interference,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says.
Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend a White House reception being held to observe LGBT Pride Month.