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Obama Scandals

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Staff Upheaval Actually Quite Normal, Say Former Bush, Clinton Officials | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, 2014 has been a year of goodbyes at the White House. Two weeks ago, he accepted the resignation of his Ve...

Bachmann Slams Obama 'Phony' Remark As 'Insulting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed President Barack Obama for calling a string of recent scandals "phony" in a speech earlier this week. "It i...

Has Your CEO Been Suborned Into Trampling the Constitution?

Bill Frezza | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

The surveillance state may strive to know all and see all, but it cannot survive intense scrutiny of its own behavior, even when backed by an army of lawyers who are expert at stretching the law to its breaking point.

Where's the Body?

Bill Schneider | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Bill Schneider

What's missing is a victim. That's why all the scandals roiling Washington are not having much impact on public opinion. Otherwise, the scandals are all about theoretical issues and potential abuses of power.

Morning After

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


What's So Scandalous About Scandals?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

It's apparent that the word scandal has become something altogether different than what it's been historically. It would appear that what's needed is another word, a word that would distinguish what these scandals actually are.

Rand Paul: 'I Wanted To Like' Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of leading his administration down a road of secrecy and "corruption," while still at...

Obama Agenda Beset By Distracting Controversies

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, the opening months of his second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential po...

Worse Than Watergate!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Since the fall of the Nixon Administration, Republicans have attacked Democratic administrations by appending "gate" to the first two-syllable word they can find.

Obama's 'Bulworth Moment'

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

President Obama reportedly told close aides that he wants to "Go Bulworth." The implication: tell people like it is rather than engage in more focus group-tested politics. Here's what I hope the president would say, especially in light of recent 'scandals.'

Top GOP Lawmaker Claims Obama Has 'Lost Focus' On Leadership

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's "disconnected" nature and lack of "focus" on leadership has contr...

Howard Fineman

Obama Teeters At A Beltway Tipping Point | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If things work out the way President Barack Obama and his aides hope, a majority of Americans will continue to stick with him through hi...

Is Obama Cursed?

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's second-term agenda hit a road block this month when a series of scandals within the administration stacked up, one after anot...

Obama's Brief

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The president is either moping or muttering defensively about the abuses by the IRS and the tragedy of Benghazi. As I see it, if he wakes up tomorrow and is willing to speak up, there are a few things he could fairly state. First, any suggestion that "the IRS" went after the Tea Party are bogus.

Jason Linkins

Half Of America Wants To Impeach Obama, According To Impeachable Polling Outfit | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Big news this week from WorldNetDaily, America's pre-eminent source of far-right fringe theories and weird scams: about half of America would like to ...


Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert is having way too much fun with the trifecta of scandals plaguing the Obama administration. So much fun, in fact, that he's devoted an...

GOP Leaders Urge Restraint In Exploiting White House Weakness

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election loss...

Why the Public Should Yawn Over Alleged Obama Scandals

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

there's the almost ritual expectation by the public that second term presidents will be dogged by some scandal. This was the case with Eisenhower, Nixon, of course, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. This shouldn't surprise.

End IRS Scandals: Abolish the Corporate Income Tax

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

For all of its populist appeal, the corporate income tax is arbitrary and exempting some organizations from paying it is equally arbitrary. Abolishing the corporate tax altogether would supercharge the economy and wouldn't serve any particular set of political interests.

Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures By GOP

The Daily Beast | Robert Shrum | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

I've written that in the end, congressional Republicans won't agree to move forward on the budget, tax reform, immigration, job creation, or any other...

Obama Alludes To Recent Troubles In Weekly Address

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling attention to his economic proposals and efforts to expand the middle class...

Reince Priebus Issues Warning On Calls For Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama's administration continues to face the fallout from three separate political scandals, some conservatives have been quick to...

Palin Rips Obama Over 'Scandalous Hat Trick'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) ripped President Barack Obama Thursday over what she called a "scandalous hat trick." "This scandalous hat trick...

Howard Fineman

Warning To GOP: Be Careful What You Wish For | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nothing is what it seems in Washington at the moment you see it. A triple witching hour of scandal has Republicans bursting with bloodlu...

Rove Blames 'Disengaged' Obama For Scandals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove on Thursday continued a sustained effort to keep President Barack Obama at the center of a trio of scandals, claiming that th...