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Obama To Spotlight Risks Of Head Injuries In Sports

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host a conference highlighting the risks of head injuries to young athletes on Thursday, se...

'It's Not Toughness Republicans Love, It's Bullying'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

When President Obama told David Remnick last week that he "would not let [his] son play pro football," conservatives jumped at the chance to fit that ...

Obama: 'I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama again voiced concern about the National Football League's concussion rate, acknowledging that players "know what they're doing"...

Obama Open To Redskins Name Change

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football t...

'You Don't Put Stuff On Your Head If You're President'

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Navy's triumph in its annual football battle with Army and Air Force is getting to be a habit. Presenting t...

Is Football More Dangerous Than the Military?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Dangerous or not we need to allow them to pursue their own dreams. Most football players play because they want to. Most soldiers fight because they have to. I wonder, Mr. President, which would you prefer your child to participate in?

'Not Like We Signe Up To Play Tennis'

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

-- Super Bowl week is beginning to resemble one of those family reunions where your crazy uncle says something outrageous, but just true enough to sp...

The End Of The NFL?

Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

NFL violence makes strange bedfellows. With Super Bowl XLVII looming, President Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard have both expres...

Obama Doesn't Know If He'd Let Son Play Football

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is a big football fan with two daughters, but if he had a son, he says he'd "have to think long and hard" before ...

Obama Weighs In On Football Head Injuries

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Count President Barack Obama among the football fans who believe the game may have to tone it down a notch. In an interview with The New Republic, ...

Obama Talks Football, Troop Withdrawal, Malia And Sasha's School, And Jessica Simpson

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL VIDEO In a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, President Obama said that a substantial number of the 140,000 U.S. troo...

The Audacity of Nope

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.