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Jennifer Bendery

Marco Rubio Accuses Obama Of 'Emboldening The Taliban' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday charged President Barack Obama with "emboldening the Taliban," citing details from a new book by for...

Sam Stein

Pork Finds A Way: Military's F-35 Funding In Budget Despite Obama Veto Threat | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Throughout the past year -- perhaps even longer -- the Obama administration and the Pentagon have made a point of showing their eagerness...

Obama's Biggest Gaffes, One Year Later

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is not nearly as gaffe-prone as his predecessor. But even he slips up once in a while. Vote for his biggest stumbles since the electio...

Sam Stein

Gates: Gitmo Deadline Was Smart Politics, But Won't Be Met (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday that the Obama administration's efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay would ...

GOP Sees Opportunity With White Voters After Gates Saga

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for ar...

Crunch Time: American Politics as Usual, Even for the "Transformational" Presidency

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

We are the "we" who can make ending racial profiling in America part of President Obama's here-and-now agenda, not just another slot in the portfolio of the presidency.

Lynn Sweet: Gates Question Was Not Planted

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Coulter said on FOX News that Obama "had that question planted." She added, "I do have proof." On NBC's "Today Show" on Wednesday morning, host Matt L...

The Case of Henry Gates

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

What happened to Gates is a daily occurrence in American ghettos. Police officers sometimes unfairly stop black men while driving their cars. It's called a "DWB" incident: driving while black. .

If Skip Gates Lived in China and Other Stories of Racial Profiling Around the World

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In many parts of China, without the protection of an American passport, Ivy League credentials, diplomatic status or fame, dark skinned people find themselves branded as a drug dealers or worse.

The Gates of Political Distraction

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Umbrage at a Harvard professor's class snobbery might derail this generation's greatest hope for actually mitigating the class divide.

Why This White Guy Was Not Arrested While Trying to Break Into a House Not His Own

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

My hope is that white folks will finally get what our African-American brothers and sisters have been trying to get through our thick skulls for about half a century now: It's different being black.

No Racism In Obama's Post Race America

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

One wonders what chaos would erupt if Obama had explicitly called out the arrest for what it actually represented: stupidity and racism.

The Birth of Desperation: Irresponsible Opposition

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Republicans are imploding, and the resulting compression into a black hole of nothingness is not pretty. Apparently nothing can escape this growing object, not even light or logic.

The GOP Sets Its Priorities on Stupidity

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

No wonder Republicans have decried the president taking on too many issues at the same time. Apparently all they can handle is the trivial.

Gates, Crowley To Join Obama For Beers This Week

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: There are several reports that the beer diplomacy between President Obama, Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...

Sam Stein

GOP Rep. Will Offer Resolution Demanding Obama Apology To Cambridge Police | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a time of economic distress, two wars, and a health care reform effort stalled by political friction, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, (R-Mich.) is set to i...

Securing the Gates

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
August J. Pollak

The real reason a Harvard Professor was arrested in his own home.

Sam Stein

Fox News Obsesses About Gates Arrest During Exclusive Gibbs Interview | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House was hoping that the president's impromptu address of the Skip Gates saga on Friday would effectively sweep the issue under the rug. Th...

Obama Addresses Gates At Briefing, Says He Called Officer

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, President Barack Obama said Friday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on...

Sam Stein

Gingrich: Obama Should Humbly Admit He Blew Gates Reaction | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Friday morning ventured into the racial and political debate over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates...

Whatever Works: Obama, Gates, and Crowley

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Now that he's reverted to his conciliator mode by inviting Gates and Crowley over for a brew, Obama is playing to his strength. For the American beer industry this could be a great moment.

Cop: Obama's Gates Response "Disappointing"

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Cambridge police commissioner says his department is "deeply pained" by President Barack Obama's statement that his offic...

No Apology Needed, President Obama, for Speaking Out on Gates

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It took just the right touch of passion and hint of anger that Obama brought to the table in the Gates' affair to get the tongues wagging about race and policing.

Gates Pushes Obama Against Whistleblower Protections

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an election featuring Democratic allegations that U.S. intelligence was distorted to justify a misbegotten war, Barack Obama endorsed new prote...

Obama At Pentagon: Visiting Wednesday To Talk Iraq, Afghanistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is scheduled to visit the Pentagon tomorrow afternoon, where he is to meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other military lead...