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Obama Defends Auto Bailout: 'We Bet On American Workers'

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to sustain momentum from Vice President Joe Biden's strong debate showing b...

Tragedy and Farce

Richard Klass | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

President Obama has dispelled the myth that Democrats are weak on national defense. Karl Rove understands this. That is why he is attacking the president. This farce won't work. Truth will.

Obama Is Getting Missile Defense Right in Europe

Sean Kay | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Sean Kay

Perhaps it is time to get the politics out of missile defense and let threats, capacity and, indeed, science inform the national interest.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Picking His Fights

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is basing a large part of his campaign on what he can manage to accomplish without dealing with the congressional gridlock, and this is quite likely a winning political strategy.

In Defense of My President

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With frustrations high and solutions still a bit unclear, we should expect the pressure to become intensified in the coming months. However, it is crystal clear to me that there are unrealistic expectations of the president.

Sam Stein

Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment Makes Defense Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2011 defense budget proposal includes language that would prevent the government from working with contractors who deny victi...

Don't Kid Yourself -- The F-22 Lives

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The defense budget is being cut in the sense that it's going up. The F-22 has been killed in sense that we've appropriated all the money we need to keep building them until we have to think about it again. The good news is that we're calling bad news good news.

Jason Linkins

First Shot Fired In Defense Budget Battle | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one in politics ever looks bad vowing to "take on the lobbyists," and in his latest YouTube missive, President Barack Obama got downright bellicose...

Sam Stein

Obama White House Losing Patience On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underscoring the reality that GOP opposition to the stimulus seems firmly entrenched, the Obama administration mounted a more aggressive stance in fav...

Sam Stein

Obama Staffs Defense, Danzig's Future Up In Air | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team announced on Thursday afternoon the staffing of key positions in the Department of Defense, ending a process that proved a b...

Sam Stein

Pentagon Problems: Obama Runs Into Delays Staffing Defense Team | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has run into some difficulty staffing the top rungs at the Department of Defense, with the expected short tenure of Secre...

Obama Ousting Top Bush Pentagon Officials

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although President-elect Barack Obama's decision to keep Robert M. Gates at the helm of the Pentagon will provide a measure of continuity for a milita...

Sam Stein

Obama's National Security Team: Questions All About Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama rolled out his national security team on Monday morning, bringing together a group of highly qualified stars tasked with carrying out his...

A Progressive Case for Gates

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

In keeping Gates, Obama is actually indicating that he is very serious about instituting significant reform of the Pentagon.