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O’Reilly: Why don’t you talk about black families? Obama: I do, but you’re not listening

President Barack Obama repeated his assertion to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that the conservative network unfairly covered his administration in the second part of a combative interview. “Absolutely,” Obama said when the host asked if he’d been unfair. “Of course, you have, but I like you anyway, Bill.” O’Reilly…

President Obama, Bill O’Reilly spar in combative pre-Super Bowl interview

President Barack Obama and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly grew testy with one another in a 10-minute live interview aired Sunday ahead of the Super Bowl. Things began tense and remained so throughout, with O’Reilly asking Obama if telling Americans that they could keep their insurance if they liked it…

Major companies tell Obama they won’t discriminate against the long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama unveiled in an interview aired Friday an initiative designed to help the long-term unemployed as part of his drive to boost the sluggish US economy. Obama said 300 major companies including so far Walmart, Apple and Ford had agreed with him to establish a code of best…

A six-to-one lead: Poll shows Hillary Clinton obliterating the potential 2016 Democratic field

It’s as if the last seven years never happened: Hillary Clinton is the prohibitive early Democratic favorite in the White House race. A Washington Post poll Thursday had Clinton obliterating the potential Democratic field and showed she would handily dispatch scandal-dented Republican hopeful Chris Christie in a 2016 general election.…

Jon Stewart: Republicans’ response to Obama was ‘world’s sh*ttiest open mic night’

Tuesday night’s speech by President Barack Obama presented a mixed bag for Daily Show host Jon Stewart, with a passive-agressive chief executive followed by what he described as a bumbling set of GOP responses. “To sum up the 2014 State of the Union: a litany of vague pledges, a justified…

Good news: Next debt ceiling battle might not be so bitter

The world’s largest economy once more faces the threat of default unless the US Congress raises the debt ceiling, but feuding between Barack Obama and foes may not push the nation to the brink this time. Republicans on Capitol Hill are keen to avoid a repeat of the kind of…

Three years before the vote, fundraising machine gears up for Hillary Clinton

With the news that America’s largest liberal fundraising group is to back a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, a growing sense of inevitability is building around her prospective candidacy. The former secretary of state who once occupied the White House as first lady and narrowly lost the Democratic nomination…

Fox News contributor: Angry blacks to blame for rise in ‘American Anglo-Saxon’ racism

A Christian radio host insisted last week that white people were no longer racist, and even if they were, it’s the fault of racist black people. Sandy Rios, of American Family Radio, was offended when a listener suggested she was racist toward black people, who she blamed for inciting white…

White House panel: No one should wait more than half hour to vote

A presidential commission Wednesday said no American should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote, unveiling proposed reforms to tackle long lines and clogged polling places on election day. The panel, commissioned by President Barack Obama after last year’s general election, called on states to adopt increased online…

Obama suggests racism animates some critics, animated conservative critics freak out

President Barack Obama predictably angered his critics by suggesting that some of them don’t like him because he’s black. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said in a 17,000-word profile by The New…

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