Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama

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May
15

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama walks through an honor cordon as he arrives for Commencement Exercises of the US Coast Guard Academy (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama gives the keynote address at commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. President Obama used the occasion to speak about the dangers of global warming to both America and international security

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President Barack Obama and Ensign Mary Hazen strike a pose after she received her diploma at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation

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President Barack Obama and Ensign Robert H McConnell strike the Charlie’s Angels pose

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Coast Guard commissions sit upon a table as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the 134th Commencement Exercises of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut May 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with guests on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at Groton-New London Airport

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19
May
15

Night Owl Chat – Yes, the First Lady is more awesome than you

Chat on, night owls.

(Now, dammit, where’s my gym membership card…)

12
May
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama participates a discussion on poverty at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Georgetown hosted the Catholic Evangelical Leadership Summit on fighting poverty in America

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President Barack Obama participates in a discussion on poverty with (L-R) moderator E.J. Dionne, Jr., Robert Putman Professor at Harvard University, and Arthur Brooks President of the American Enterprise Institute

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12
May
15

President Obama Gives Some Real Talk On Poverty

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11
May
15

A funny thing happened on the way to Mau-mauing Barack Obama

So, Senator Elizabeth Warren and presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders have been on the warpath over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its attendant fast track trade authority. In doing so, they have engendered much support among the usual—and some not-so-usual—sectors. Namely, the people who always thought Barack Obama was a sell-out to corporate special interests, evidenced by him not frog-marching Jamie Dimon and other banksters to stand for federal indictments over the 2008 meltdown.

A funny thing happened, though, which should have been predictable to anyone who has seen Pres. Obama operate for the past 7 years: he fought back.

She’s absolutely wrong,” Barack Obama said, before I could even get the question out of my mouth.

Matt Bai of Yahoo has an illuminating interview with the President over TPP and the opposition to it from members of his own party, led by Sen. Warren.

As many of us on the “Obot” side have been saying:

“Think about the logic of that, right?” he went on. “The notion that I had this massive fight with Wall Street to make sure that we don’t repeat what happened in 2007, 2008. And then I sign a provision that would unravel it?

“I’d have to be pretty stupid,” Obama said, laughing. “This is pure speculation. She and I both taught law school, and you know, one of the things you do as a law professor is you spin out hypotheticals. And this is all hypothetical, speculative.”

It’s the idea that Pres. Obama would cavalierly undo one of his signature achievements—setting up rules so that 2008 didn’t happen again, rules which he plucked an obscure academic named Elizabeth Warren to help implement—to coddle the same Wall Street is ludicrous on its face.

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08
May
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks to Nike Employees and other Oregonians at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The President spoke about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pacts which include the U.S. in a trade agreement with 11 other nations

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets employees as he arrives to deliver remarks on trade at Nike's corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Sports shoe maker Nike Inc put its weight behind Obama's push for a trade deal with Asian countries on Friday with a promise to create up to 10,000 U.S.-based manufacturing jobs if the pact is approved.    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to deliver remarks on trade at Nike's corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Sports shoe maker Nike Inc put its weight behind Obama's push for a trade deal with Asian countries on Friday with a promise to create up to 10,000 U.S.-based manufacturing jobs if the pact is approved.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. President Barack Obama high-fives employees after his remarks on trade at Nike corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Obama on Friday pressed fellow Democrats to support his push for a trade deal with Asian countries, promoting the benefits he sees as attainable in a visit to sneaker maker Nike Inc, which promised the pact would help it create up to 10,000 U.S. jobs. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama takes off his coat after his remarks on trade at Nike corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Obama on Friday pressed fellow Democrats to support his push for a trade deal with Asian countries, promoting the benefits he sees as attainable in a visit to sneaker maker Nike Inc, which promised the pact would help it create up to 10,000 U.S. jobs. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama high-fives a boy in the audience after his remarks on trade at Nike corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Obama on Friday pressed fellow Democrats to support his push for a trade deal with Asian countries, promoting the benefits he sees as attainable in a visit to sneaker maker Nike Inc, which promised the pact would help it create up to 10,000 U.S. jobs. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama bids farewell to employees after his remarks on trade at Nike corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon May 8, 2015. Obama on Friday pressed fellow Democrats to support his push for a trade deal with Asian countries, promoting the benefits he sees as attainable in a visit to sneaker maker Nike Inc, which promised the pact would help it create up to 10,000 U.S. jobs. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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First lady Michelle Obama, right, joined by Jill Biden speaks to an audience of mothers and children during their annual Mother’s Day Tea to honor military-connected mothers at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by Dr. Jill Biden speaks to an audience of mothers and children during their annual Mother’s Day Tea to honor military-connected mothers at the White House

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First lady Michelle Obama poses for a selfie with Hannah Bajakian during the annual Mother’s Day Tea to honor military-connected mothers at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 8, 2015. Hannah's father, Todd Bajakian, leads the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady Michelle Obama reacts as a little girl gives her a gift during the annual Mother’s Day Tea to honor military-connected mothers at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as a little girl gives her a gift

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