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Obama Stands His Ground at Latin Summit

Obama Stands His Ground at Latin Summit

President Obama at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia defied Latin American leftists and the AFL-CIO, which means, all in all, he had a pretty good summit. The United States insisted that Fidel Castro be excluded from the proceedings, and Obama stuck to his guns. We have discussed in the OAS the pathway whereby Cuba can fully participate in some of these regional forums.  But the fact [...]

Did Obama Pay a Lower Rate Than His Secretary?

Did Obama Pay a Lower Rate Than His Secretary?

Updated 1:10 pm ET President Obama paid a total federal tax rate in 2011 on adjusted income of $789,674 that may be lower than that of his secretary, even though she earned substantially less. Obama has spent the past week touting the Buffett Rule, which calls on those who make $1 million – just a little more than Obama made – to pay at federal tax rate of at least [...]

Quote of the Day || April 13, 2012

Quote of the Day || April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11 || Holds an East Room celebration of the first anniversary of “Joining Forces,” and then travels to Philadelphia to continue the celebration. Afterward, Michelle will be in New York City to appear on The Colbert Report Thursday, April 12 || Continues the celebration with events in Shreveport, Louisiana and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida Friday, May 11 || Offers the commencement address at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, [...]

Carney Indirectly Rebuts Rosen, But Doesn’t Condemn

Carney Indirectly Rebuts Rosen, But Doesn’t Condemn

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today offered a mild rebuttal to Democratic operative and Obama adviser Hilary Rosen, noting that mothers who raise children at home have a tough job. Rosen remarked last night that Ann Romney had “not worked a day in her life,” eliciting storm of protests from backers of Mitt Romney. “I think we can all agree– Democrats and Republicans — that raising children is an [...]

Mittens Loves His Missouri Fox Trotter

Mittens Loves His Missouri Fox Trotter

Saddle up the ponies dahling, we’re going riding! This is a video provided to Gawker by a Fox “mole,” who has since been outed. All I can say is, when I go riding, I very much love a horse who’s easy on the rump. But please, not a quarter horse. I want THE WHOLE HORSE, thank you very much. Yikes. What a crew these Republicans were. One wants to reintroduce [...]