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Obama Protesters Sing 'Bye Bye Black Sheep,' Rail Against 'Half-White Muslim' In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

A raucous crowd of supporters and protesters from both ends of the political spectrum showed up outside President Barack Obama's appearance in Phoenix...

WATCH: Crowd Sings Happy Birthday To Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

During President Barack Obama's speech in Phoenix on Tuesday, one woman screamed, "Happy birthday, Mr. President" from the audience. The disruption th...

Jan Brewer, Obama Meet Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and President Barack Obama met once again on the tarmac of the Phoenix International Airport on Tuesday. Their meeting ...

Obama Traveling To Pitch New Proposals

Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the nation's mortgage finance system, including ...

Obama Returning To Arizona To Tout Housing Recovery

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak about housing's rebound in Arizona * Speech returns to themes of address given in 2009 * Arizona typica...

Jan Brewer Jabs Obama With April Fools' Day Joke

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) got in the April Fools' Day spirit on Monday, taking the opportunity to jab President Barack Obama over her longstanding i...

Obama Comments On Arizona Ruling

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued the following statement Monday in response to Arizona v. United States: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struc...

Jan Brewer Fundraises Off Tarmac Encounter With Obama

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is seeking to fill her political action committee's coffers with a new fundraising effort based on her recent high-profile...

Why Do Americans Fight Over Civility?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

This disagreement -- why civility matters -- provides a window into the dramatically different world views of liberals and conservatives that lie at the root of our current political conflicts.

Arianna Discusses Obama's Arizona Memorial Speech On 'The McLaughlin Group'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "The McLaughlin Group" on Sunday, along with Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, and Monica Crowley, to discuss the Arizona shooting and ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Blood libels aside, this week was dominated by talk of ratcheting down the tone of our political discourse and upping the civility. But the president went further, asking us to "use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations" and "sharpen our instincts for empathy." And he went further still and defined the challenge ahead: "to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American Dream to future generations." The State of the Union is a great opportunity to put flesh and blood on this challenge. The president needs to address both of the ways his administration proposes to "widen the circle of our concern," and the ways citizens can sharpen their instincts for empathy by reaching out to those in need -- rebuilding lives and communities. Without this combined effort, bequeathing the American Dream to future generations will remain just an eloquent rhetorical flourish.

Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

David Bromwich | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his words of consolation and exhortation in Tucson, President Obama strove to achieve an effect that many Americans were looking for. He comforted. Yet he did not instruct.

Obama's Eulogy Invokes Spirit Of Black Church, Reinhold Niebuhr

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Expecting a speech, Americans instead heard a sermon. Drawing on Scripture, theology an...

Sam Stein

Huckabee Praises Obama For 'Easily His Best Speech,' Slams 'Sleazy Opportunists' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the political response to it has become a litmus test of sorts for the emerging fi...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Noncommittal On Post-Shooting Gun Control Measures | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, briefing reporters for the first time since the Tucson shootings, was noncommittal when asked ...

Sam Stein

Dem Congressman: Palin May Have 'Hit The End Of Her Political Ride' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin took a lot of heat on Wednesday for her seven-minute-long statement on the shootings in Arizona, in which she mourned the tr...

Obama Re-Introduces the Human Element to the Giffords Tragedy

Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Stein

It is when there is a human element to his presidency that Barack Obama tends to stand the tallest. And on Wednesday evening, as he spoke to 20,000-plus at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, there was, if nothing else, an emotional honesty to what he had to say. To a nation looking for clarity, Obama didn't pretend to have all the answers. There is, he noted, a tendency to demand "order" from "chaos," to try and "make sense out of that which seems senseless." Life doesn't always comply.

Obama's Eulogy: A Blessing To A Bereft Nation

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The grieving community that the president addressed stretched out to an entire nation. He reminded us that America is comprised of people -- just plain people like the ones who were shot in Arizona.

The President's Speech: After the Preambles

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

After the president expresses the sympathy of the nation, we hope he will seize the moment to lead. It is a significant moment for him and his presidency, not for political gain, but for defining what this country must believe and act on.

Jason Linkins

Obama Keeps Saying He Hates Polls But He Depends On Them (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have observed, the Obama administration -- like all administrations -- is pretty disdainful of polling. Speaking at a White House press br...

Sam Stein

Obama Mocks Polls But Spends More On Them ($4.4M) Than Bush Did | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Julian Hattem During his daily press briefing on July 13, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was peppered with questions ab...

Sam Stein

Obama Planning Major Immigration Reform Push As Arizona Lawsuit Nears | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is slated to deliver a major address on immigration reform this week as his Department of Justice puts the final touches on a lawsuit ...

Arizona Lawmaker Rants on House Floor About Bisexual School Principals in Charge of Restrooms

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Barnes is not alone in embarrassing Arizonans this year. Governor Jan Brewer (R) called the capitol a "hell hole."

Top AZ School Official: Obama Speech "Promotes Worship-like Reverence"

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Obama's planned speech is controversial across the home state of Obama's former political rival. Some schools are even considering not broadcasting the speech.

Man Who Brought Assault Rifle To Obama Rally Was Part Of Radio Stunt (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, a dozen people packing heat -- including at least one man carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle -- were spotted at a pro-health care rall...