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A New, Emboldened Obama?

In “Operation Revenge,” Glenn Thrush at Politico paints a portrait of a Barack Obama who needs to feel a sense of competition and a somewhat lethargic executive who needs “a slap in the face” to motivate him. The contention is that the
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Obama Only Calls on Women Reporters at Year-End Press Conference

While the media isn’t even clear if this was a first, Barack Obama took questions from only female reporters during today’s White House press conference. The Hill reports: Obama took questions from mostly print reporters, including McClatchy’s Lesley Clark, BNA’s
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Podesta Detailed Obama’s Power Grab in September

On September 4th at Sen Harry Reid’s “annual energy conference, where green-tech-industry players, environmentalists, and politicians” meet to discuss their agenda, ongoing or preferred, Center for American Progress founder and White House insider John Podesta blandly presented what may be the
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Democrats Divided as Elizabeth Warren Rises

Democrat losses in 2014 are fueling unrest within the rank and file. The rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the anti-big business populism she represents have created a rift within that party that may take a presidential primary to play out.

Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba

While some believe today’s actions toward Cuba are within the scope of Barack Obama’s role as chief executive, there are others who maintain it’s not so clear. Given considerable opposition to his move to significantly loosen restrictions as regards Cuba,

Rand Paul Has Sit Down With Goldman Sachs

Senator and prospective 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul addressed several Goldman Sachs executives during “a closed-door audience at the firm’s 200 West offices as part of an internal company speaker series known as Talks@GS.” Reportedly, “Paul spoke about foreign

Americans View of Race Relations is Worst in Two Decades

Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House – many feel he’s done more harm than good to race relations in America – an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll “showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial

Fat Cat Republicans Gush Over Jeb

The reaction to Jeb Bush announcing the establishment of a leadership PAC as a presumed forst step for running for the GOP 2016 nomination may not have played well across the more conservative GOP base, but the GOP’s deep-pocketed donors

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