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You Can Rent Obama’s College Digs

As a Columbia student in 1981 President Obama paid $360 a month. It’s now $2300. For a mere $2,300 a month, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with high ceilings, exposed brick and hardwood floors can be yours. It was $360 a month when Obama moved in, in 1981 — and $2,500 a month earlier this year. [...]

We kicked off the week with an article about reporter James Risen’s analysis that there’s a so-called “war on whistleblowers” being conducted by the Obama administration. Risen also discussed his theory that President Obama has been “The Greatest Enemy to Press Freedom in a Generation.” On both counts, Risen is greatly exaggerating if not entirely [...]

Professor Cornel West believes President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are war criminals. We spoke on radio Tuesday night. COLMES: You’ve actually called (President Obama) a war criminal. Would you expand upon that? Do you think he should be tried? DR. WEST: Well, I think all war criminals should be accountable and [...]

Yet another attempt to trespass the White House, but this time the Secret Service was on the job. Video of the incident shows a man wearing a dark shirt and white gym shorts on the lawn outside the White House being yelled at by Secret Service officers. He briefly lifted his shirt to show his [...]

The Fear Election?

Fear makes you more conservative. Fear makes conservatives even more conservative. At TNR Alice Robb summarizes experimental studies and research conducted by Professor John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that shows people move to the right ideologically when they are confronted by images that bring to mind their own mortality — a liberal person becomes [...]

Hysteria over the Ebola virus is reminiscent of what happened to Ryan White, the child who was stricken with AIDS. The lack of correct information which circulated in the media resulted in a bullet being fired through his family’s living room. The Whites were essentially run out of town. In Jon Cohen’s 2001 book, Shots [...]

In Rolling Stone, Paul Krugman makes his case. Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but [...]

As Oklahoma family has been putting up a tombstone with President Obama’s name on it for three years.  One neighbor who recently moved into the area said, “I was absolutely offended.” “He is the president of the United States and it actually is about respect,” Ms. Phillips said. “It’s a total respect thing because this person [...]

New York Times writer Paul Krugman spoke to Jonathan Karl on ABC‘s “This Week.” [Krugman noted that] his policy accomplishments far outstripped the legacies of recent presidents like Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton (though not LBJ and FDR). “Obama really has left the world a different place,” he said on This Week. Krugman cited the [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow introduced President Obama at a fundraiser at her Los Angeles home. The actress, singer and food writer gushed over the commander-in-chief as she introduced him at the Democratic National Committee reception and dinner held in her backyard ‒ when she could form words at all. In a brief introduction punctuated by “ums,” Paltrow [...]

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