Obama sets out to nominate new justice

The casket of the late Supreme Court justice was placed in the court’s Great Hall on Friday, and thousands filed through to pay their respects. From left, Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor were among the mourners. The White House said Friday that it will go ahead with the nomination of a replacement on the court. Jacquelyn Martin/ Pool via The New York Times

Despite long odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice – The Boston Globe By Kathleen Hennessey and Mary Clare Jalonick| Associated Press  02/20/2016 | RePost: 02/21/2016 4:24:27 AM| WASHINGTON — It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Obama set out this week on a quest to put his third justice on the Supreme Court, hoping to overcome solid Republican opposition and difficult election-year politics in what likely will […]

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Governing: Clinton More Effectively

Governing: Clinton can govern more effectively/ David Goldman / AP

Clinton Can Govern More Effectively Than Sanders – The Atlantic Governing: Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate. Norm Ornstein | 02/5/2016 | RePost:02/07/2016 3:31:53 AM| Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have something in common. Both have an electoral strategy predicated on the ability of a purist candidate to revolutionize the electorate—bringing droves of chronic non-voters to the polls because at […]

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How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions

US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Apollo Theatre in New York on 19 January 2012.

The GOP’s entire identity is based on a lie: How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions |Salon For six years, Republicans have pilloried Obama for out-of-control spending. But there’s one big problem with that … by:Bob Cesca |Friday, Oct 16, 2015 02:50 PM EST |RePost: 10/17/2015 4:48:20 AM| Following the first Democratic debate, Fox News and the broader conservative ecosystem erupted in a coordinated effort to paint the Democrats as […]

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Hillary Clinton won’t have to fight Obama’s battles on health care

Hillary Clinton won’t have to fight Obama’s battles on health care | MSNBC >by: Alex Seitz-Wald |06/25/15 06:14 PM | Noteworthy RePost: 07/01/2015 6:34:05 AM | If Hillary Clinton takes the oath of office on January 20, 2017, she’ll inherit a health care reform law that will be already seven years old and likely deeply entrenched, thanks in part to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidy system for state-based […]

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The ‘Obama refuses to lead’ crowd falls silent

President Barack Obama speaks at an event on Oct. 2, 2014 in Evanston, Ill.

The ‘Obama refuses to lead’ crowd falls silent | MSNBC >by Steve Benen |12/17/14 04:56 PM | RePost: 12/20/2014 9:27:20 AM| Kevin Drum pauses today to take stock of the recent actions from President Lame Duck. So how have things been going for our bored, exhausted, and disengaged president? He’s been acting pretty enthusiastic, energized, and absorbed with his job, I’d say. It’s funny, in a way, to think about […]

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The Comeback Kid? President Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington

The Comeback Kid? | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 12/05/14 03:09 PM |12/06/2014 5:08:25 AM| Exactly one month ago today, President Obama, at least on a surface level, looked like he was in a very discouraging place. A day earlier, the Republican Party had not only scored a series of big wins in the 2014 midterms, the White House was confronted with the realization that the GOP would dominate control […]

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Six Ways Not to Think About Obama’s Immigration Order

President Obama onboard Air Force One

Six Ways Not to Think About Obama’s Immigration Order  – The Atlantic It’s not a constitutional crisis—but it’s not business as usual, either. >by: Garrett Epps | 11/23/2014 7:00:04 AM EST| RePost: 11/24/2014 1:32:40 PM| Senator Tom Coburn [on Immigration Executive Action] warns that President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new “deferred action” program for undocumented aliens may spark “instances of anarchy.” Senator Ted Cruz compares Obama to the Roman […]

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Immigration Executive Orders: What’s the difference?

Ronald Reagan campaigning in 1979

Reagan And Bush Made Immigration Executive Orders | Business Insider >by: Andrew Taylor, Associated Press 11/17/2014, 10:07 AM |RePost: 11/18/2014 1:53:15 PM| WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent. Two of the last three Republican presidents — Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — did the same thing in extending amnesty […]

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America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake!

President Barack Obama and First Family

A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake! >by: William Thomas | 06/21/2013 | RePost 11/09/2014 8:04:40 AM| There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United […]

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House GOP’s anti-Obama lawsuit gets a price tag – Exposed

Obama: House lawsuit brings new twist to familiar conflict

House GOP’s anti-Obama lawsuit gets a price tag >by Steve Benen| 08/26/14 08:00 AM | Re-Post 08/30/2014 5:43:21 AM | It’s been about a month since House Republicans voted to move forward with an odd lawsuit against President Obama, and yesterday, the election-year stunt got a price tag. D.C. law firm BakerHostetler will handle the House Republicans’ lawsuit against President Barack Obama. House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., said the firm […]

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