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.
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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.
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.
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President Barack Obama, pressuring lawmakers to urgently approve a massive economic recove...
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.
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.
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