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Why Did Obama Diss Helen Thomas?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Why did Obama refuse to answer Helen Thomas' question alluding to Israeli nuclear weapons? Simple. Because if he did, the media would have reported it as a gaffe.

Can't Get There from Here

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The Obama administration has made its first serious misstep. No, it wasn't the wooing of ingrate Republicans, or the dining with clueless reactionary pundits. It is much more significant.

The Voice Of American Pragmatism

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Decades of Reagan, Bush and now Limbaugh Republicanism have created such a toxic environment for American pragmatism that anyone who dared to step in that direction has been ridiculed and silenced. That ended last night.

Obama News Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video... Read Obama's opening remarks here President Barack Obama, pressuring lawmakers to urgently approve a massive economic recove...

Obama's Press Conference Answers Three Formal Grade-Levels Higher Than Bush's First

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

I copied each transcript into separate Word documents, deleted the intros and all reporter questions, leaving just the unscripted answers to all questions. Then I ran Word's readability tool.

Obama's Impressive Recovery

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

After eight years of a president who was barely able to respond to impromptu questions, it was simply refreshing to have a leader who can deliver forthright, direct responses.