My wife and I welcome a new baby and it is quite a story… https://t.co/VTT0oBsRFK — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2017 Well said, Jimmy. That’s exactly why we fought so hard for the ACA, and why we need to protect it for kids like Billy. And congratulations! https://t.co/77F8rZrD3P — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 2, 2017
Yesterday in her historic speech, Michelle Obama spent a lot of her time talking directly to women about Donald Trump and his candidacy. But she also spoke about what it means to men. And how is this affecting men and boys in this country? Because I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this. … Read More
* from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson President Obama went off script to slam the notion that Donald Trump is a “populist” just because he uses nativist, xenophobic rhetoric during times of economic turmoil to get votes during an election year.
.@realDonaldTrump What is your obsession with magic words? Delete your run for president. https://t.co/uXTaMdL6nN — Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) June 12, 2016 Obama had his own response today….
The guy has comic chops
He always kills at these things: “This one is from two weeks ago,” Obama joked, showing a photo to show how much he’s aged. On being a lame duck: (referencing the Supreme Court vacancy) “I think we got Republican senators Tim Scott and Cory Gardner. They are in the house, which reminds me: Security, bar the doors. Judge Merrick Garland, come … Read More
Is it hard to do cartwheels over President Obama’s choice of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland today. Professor Epstein seems to think he’s a good liberal… … but you always have to question the methodology of these things. Merrick Garland is 63 years old and currently serves as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of … Read More
Last night saw President Obama’s last State of the Union address, the first of many lasts to come this year. In many ways, it was a typical SOTU address with a laundry list of things he wants to accomplish, but never will, because Republicans. On the other hand, he spoke about the broken politics of Washington, and how it is … Read More
AFTERTHOUGHT: What I liked about Obama’s response speech this time was this: And I would particularly ask America’s gun owners — who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families — to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests it’s speaking for you. What Obama seems to want … Read More
Over at The Atlantic, James Fallows asked his readers for their reaction to Obama’s “Grace” speech, in eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others last week. One critic chastised Obama for his speech, noting that he never mentioned the word “Jesus”: I read your article and largely agree with it, but as an evangelical Christian with a keen sense of political … Read More
It won’t even make the biggest headline today, but historically this is big. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that it was past time for the U.S. to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba as he announced that the two countries were reopening their embassies after more than 50 years. “When the United States shuttered our embassy in 1961, I don’t think … Read More
President Obama, standing at a podium at the front of a large audience, and in front of black church members and Rev. Pinckney’s family, begins to sing “Amazing Grace” a capella, and the people in the room join him, then musicians begin to accompany him. After one verse, the President shouts the names of the victims, saying each of them … Read More