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Obama: Jekyll & Hyde on energy

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama once again tried to reconcile the split personality of his energy policy. On the one hand, the President clearly stated his Dr. Jekyll……

Tech security researchers tell Obama: NSA spying has broken communication infrastructure

Open Letter From Security Researchers Explains How NSA Has Weakened Our Communications Infrastructure (via Techdirt) Among the many problems with President Obama’s weak statement concerning NSA surveillance was the fact that he didn’t even address the serious issue of the NSA undermining cryptography with backdoors. The White House’s task force…

Pastor tells Fox News: Obama’s getting us ready to embrace the anti-Christ

Fox News gave a platform to a Texas megachurch pastor who predicts that President Barack Obama is paving the way for the anti-Christ. Fundamentalist Christian pastor Robert Jeffress appeared Monday night on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss his new book, Perfect Ending, which suggests the president’s policies were conditioning Americans…

A more progressive America is emerging, but Republicans won’t go down without a fight

Popular opinion is moving towards more progressive policies, though Republicans won’t go down without a fight Oh to be a liberal in America today. In New York City, a Democrat has finally been elected mayor after a 24-year absence from City Hall – and he’s a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. Gay marriage…

Amnesty: Detainee transfers show ‘significant progress’ towards closing Guantanamo

The United States announced it had transferred two Sudanese detainees from Guantanamo to their home country, its second release this week as President Barack Obama works to close the prison. Noor Uthman Muhammed, 51, and Ibrahim Othman Ibrahim Idris, 52, were the last Sudanese prisoners at the US naval base…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to speak on Nelson Mandela’s death

President Barack Obama will deliver a live statement regarding the death on Thursday of South African activist and leader Nelson Mandela. Watch Obama’s remarks live via NBC News below. [Image via Agence France-Presse] Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

All is not lost: Three reasons not to count President Obama out

The roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has hatched a spasm of obituaries for Obama’s second term, and more than a few for Liberalism as We Know It. That’s right, Error 404: Ideology Not Found. At best, pundits have surmised that Obama’s popularity will never recover. Comparisons between the implementation…

President Obama and First Lady visit fasting immigration activists

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited a group of activists on Friday who are fasting to protest inaction by the House of Representatives on immigration reform. According to the Associated Press, the protesters have foregone all food for 18 days, drinking only water. The president visited the…

Health-care price inflation is at its lowest rate in 50 years

President Obama makes a statement before the start of a meeting with representatives of health insurance companies in the White House in Washington Friday. (Evan Vucci/AP) Health care spending is growing at the slowest rate on record, and health-care…  …

U.S. food banks struggle to meet new demand caused by food stamp cuts

Across the country, food banks that were already struggling to feed the millions of U.S. citizens who need nutritional assistance are now bracing for a surge in demand for help as deep cuts in the food stamp program take effect. According to NBC News, one in seven Americans will be…

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