Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech

SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when he began to hear what sounded like a drum beat and chants of “We want change, we want change.” … Continue reading

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President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Obama’s Immigration Town Hall

WASHINGTON —  President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken. “In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama’s veto message, … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: President Obama’s Early Career In Chicago

Hat tip BuzzFeed.com

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Speaker John Boehner and Benjamin #Netanyahu Crossed the Line…

Hat-tip Frank Jones We know that neither Boehner nor Netanyahu are particularly fond of the President, but that’s not …the point. An elected official conspiring with a foreign head of state to undermine U.S. foreign policy and the Office of … Continue reading

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Arrives In India

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