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Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Barack Obama face a closet full of Pants on … – The Oregonian


Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Barack Obama face a closet full of Pants on
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Did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi really say Obamacare and longer emergency room visits would be a great way to meet new friends? Spoiler alert — the claim is part of a collection of Pants on Fire ratings in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:07 pm

President Barack Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal – al.com (blog)


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President Barack Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal
al.com (blog)
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal.
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:49 pm

Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ was President Obama’s toughest interview: Jay Carney – New York Daily News


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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' was President Obama's toughest interview: Jay Carney
New York Daily News
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart share a laugh during what turned out to be a tough interview on the comedy show. Jay Carney recalled President Obama's "Daily Show" appearance as the most …
Jay Carney: Jon Stewart Was 'Probably The Toughest Interview' President NewsBusters (blog)
Obama's toughest 2012 interview: Jon Stewart — VIDEOEntertainment Weekly (blog)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: President Obama's toughest pre-election DigiNews

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:22 am

Barack Obama signs Ted Cruz Iran diplomat bill – Politico


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Barack Obama signs Ted Cruz Iran diplomat bill
Politico
Ted Cruz's bill to forbid an Iranian diplomat from entering the U.S. got President Barack Obama's signature Friday, though the president noted he still considers the law “advisory.” The law spearheaded by the typically polarizing Texas Republican was a
Barack Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoyTimes of India
Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the USRT
Obama signs into law 'terrorist' UN envoy visa banBBC News
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:25 pm

Book: How Barack Obama, Eric Holder agreed on DOMA plan – Politico


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Book: How Barack Obama, Eric Holder agreed on DOMA plan
Politico
Standing in front of the portrait of John F. Kennedy on a break from the 2011 White House Super Bowl party, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder surprised each other: They'd arrived at the same legal argument to justify the decision

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:54 am

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million – TIME


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Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million
TIME
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014. Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images. President Obama has announced that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for …
US President Barack Obama extolls 'working' ObamacareDigitalJournal.com
President Barack Obama Visits With Texas Families Helped By The Affordable Burnt Orange Report
Obamacare debate: President Barack Obama criticizes ongoing attempts to 10News
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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:02 pm

Barack Obama and Joe Biden took a selfie today. Yes, for real. – Washington Post (blog)


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Barack Obama and Joe Biden took a selfie today. Yes, for real.
Washington Post (blog)
Except those two dudes are the president and vice president of the United States, and the car is a limo nicknamed "the beast," complete with armor plated, eight-inch-thick doors. "Pals," the caption reads. Obama and Biden both traveled to Oakdale, Pa., …
Joe Biden Gets Barack Obama on Board for His First SelfieMashable
Obama's $600 Million Plan to Help You Get a (Better) JobTIME
Biden Joins Instagram With Epic Obama SelfieCBS Local
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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:27 pm

Obama Trolls the GOP – Slate Magazine


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Obama Trolls the GOP
Slate Magazine
Or, I could say that Barack Obama is a cynical and manipulative liar. The first approach would get a modest number of thoughtful readers, but they probably wouldn't stay on the page very long. The second would excite the emotions. Conservatives would …

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:10 pm

Here’s Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Singing Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” – TIME


Here's Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Singing Pitbull and Ke$ha's “Timber”
TIME
Hey look, President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton covered “Timber” by Pitbull and Ke$ha! Well, not really, but kind of. YouTube channel Baracksdubs carefully spliced together clips from the politicians' past speeches to make it sound like

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 7:14 pm

Is Barack Obama ‘black’? A majority of Americans say no. – Washington Post (blog)


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Is Barack Obama 'black'? A majority of Americans say no.
Washington Post (blog)
While whites and Hispanics are far more likely to describe Obama as "mixed race," a strong majority of African Americans see him as black. And black voters voted in historically large numbers for Obama. He won 93 percent of the African American vote in …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:27 am

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Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. During his upcoming trip to Asia, the president and the region's leaders will be keeping close watch on the Russian troops amassed on Ukraine's border and the status of a tenuous diplomatic deal aimed at keeping those forces at bay. In Asia, the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis is being viewed through the prism of the region's own territorial disputes China. Japan and the Philippines _ two of the four countries Obama will visit _ are locked in tense disputes with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas and will be seeking reassurances that the U.S. would back them if the conflicts boiled over. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:44 am

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

A boy waits in line at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday. The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread security bug, which surfaced this month and allows hackers to steal data online without a trace. Companies from Amazon.com Inc to Google Inc. have been forced to take steps to protect against Heartbleed. HealthCare.gov, a health insurance exchange for the 36 states that opted out of creating their own state insurance exchanges, was created under Obama's signature health care law, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:56 am

China’s shadow to follow Obama around Asia

A Malaysian Muslim activist walks past a banner during a protest against US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Malaysia, outside the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2014President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy. China's regional ascent is now reality, with its growing economic and military influence nudging and worrying neighbors that look to Washington as a counterweight. China is the "leitmotif that's going to be running through the trip," said Christopher Johnson, a former CIA China analyst now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The thing that both Beijing and those of us who watch at all closely will be watching …will the president be saying the 'C-word' — China — on a regular basis throughout the trip?"

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:56 am

Ladies Love the Wage Gap

Ladies Love the Wage GapEqual pay would just make finding a husband so much harder, Mike Huckabee likes his chances in North Korea, and a Fox News host wants no minimum wage.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:04 am

To Be Totally Frank

To Be Totally FrankBarney Frank on political power-play, a hardly quiet retirement—and defending Alec Baldwin from accusations of homophobia.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:50 am

Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

An American flag flutters in the wind next to signage for a U.S. Social Security Administration office in BurbankBy Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback. Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency spokesman told Reuters. The statements will be sent to workers at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60, he said, adding the agency would continue to promote use of the online statements. The SSA stopped mailing most paper statements in 2011 in response to budget pressures, and saved the SSA $70 million annually – about 50 cents per mailed statement.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:10 pm

Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of ‘Nashville’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:37 pm

Healthcare, Hillary, and Other Tidbits From the Clinton Document Release

Healthcare, Hillary, and Other Tidbits From the Clinton Document ReleaseYesterday's release of some 7,500 pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House offered a mix of revelations about the first battle for healthcare, Hillary Clinton's public image, and the Lewinsky Affair. This week's national gaze may have been affixed to Chelsea Clinton's impending motherhood but, as the document release showed, relations between the Clintons and the Mezvinskys had a little bit of a pregnant pause over healthcare in the 1990s: They also counted then-Rep. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) as a possible get on health care because he is "occasionally independent but don't hold your breath." In a later document, Clinton identified Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) as a "possible but difficult" get, which is humorous because Specter counted himself as the 60th vote on the Affordable Care Act after he switched parties in 2009. One now-infamous phrase of the Obama administration's healthcare kerfuffling actually had a surprise appearance in the Clinton administration as well.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:21 pm

Iran slams U.S. justice verdict on Manhattan skyscraper

Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. government move to seize a Manhattan skyscraper owned largely by a foundation that promotes its language and Islamic culture, saying this violated the right to religious freedom in the United States. According to a court document filed in New York on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to distribute proceeds from the sale of the Fifth Avenue high-rise to families affected by alleged Iranian-aided attacks, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The settlement marks the latest turn in a long-running battle over the 36-storey building owned chiefly by Alavi Foundation, a non-profit Persian and Islamic cultural center. Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said the decision “lacks legal justification and negates America’s commitment to protecting its citizens’ religious freedom.” “Confiscation of the properties of an independent charity organization raises doubt about the credibility of U.S. justice,” she was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:19 pm

Sen. Warren’s book focuses on working family woes

BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:07 pm