Michelle And Malia Obama Spotted On A Tour Of NYU

ad1a8cc0959a944e1e28927e1da8e03dAn anonymous tipster spotted Michelle and Malia Obama on a private tour of NYU this morning..Our tipster accidentally entered the elevator with the Obamas, who were joined by an admission ambassador and several members of the Secret Service for a private tour of Goddard Hall.They also reportedly visited Weinstein Hall. .“Apparently everyone was told that the elevators were ‘shut down’ for the 10 minutes they were in the building… but I knew the truth!” …

Obama’s Middle Class Economics (More Taxes, More Spending)

President Barack Obama spoke yesterday at the Department of Homeland Security about his 2016 fiscal year budget proposal. His tone was firm, and he stood before a crowd of government workers he promised to protect from the oncoming budget sequestration.The Republican House has been leveraging Homeland Security funding over the President for the past few weeks. The department’s funding is set to run out later this month, unless the House were to pass a budget, or an independent funding bill …

Obama’s Political Posturing: Defiant And Illogical

Our president continues to be one of the most intriguing figures in American Politics.Between the midterm elections, the country’s widespread uproar in response to domestic racism, and the administration’s public relations folly in the face of Islamic terrorism in Paris, France, the final months of 2014 (and into 2015) were some of the most turbulent of Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House.Yet, he forcibly continues along a path that largely disregards public referendum, bipartisanship, …

What You Need To Know About The Senate’s Torture Report

140311-cia-hq-004_3505b0b8164d0e3808319e1ee37d7568A version of the Senate Select Committee of Intelligence’s “Torture Report” was released to the public and Congress last week, which unleashed a harrowing debate on our country’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques, or EIT’s.Even with the holiday season approaching, the legitimacy of the issue is not something to overlook. Americans are serious (or at least claim to be) about human rights and moral initiative, and the odds of you avoiding this debate are …

Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.58.39 PMAlthough Republicans warned against it, Obama announced yesterday the plan he will enact without congressional approval to fix what he called “America’s broken immigration system.” He will travel tomorrow to Nevada to sign the executive order.He said the plan included three parts. The first part is about strengthening security at the borders to avoid illegal crossing and speed the return of those who do cross. The second …

The Problem With ISIS And Why We Care

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been front and center in the headlines almost every day for the last couple of weeks. If the news isn’t about a territory they invaded in Iraq, civilians they killed in Syria, beheadings, or their threats to the west, it’s about Obama going back and forth on what to do about them.And although some of us may read the news every day …

Iran Stops Giving America The Silent Treatment After Thirty Years

On Friday, President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke on the phone for 15 minutes, marking the first conversation between heads of state in over thirty years. They might not have solved world hunger or achieved world peace, but the phone call marks an important step in United States-Iran relations. In other words, this is a big deal.So what did the US do to deserve the 30-year silent treatment? All right, …

Hey Vlad, Why Are You Putin America On Blast?

In a surprise move yesterday, The New York Times published a fascinating op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin that addressed international law, conflict in Syria, and American exceptionalism.In an unsurprising move, everybody has a lot to say about it. In case you’re not interested in sifting through the hoards of Internet Bullshit on the topic, we’ve sifted through it for you. Here’s everything you need to know about what some are referring to as Putin’s …

The Spotlight Is On President Obama In Key First Trip To Israel

President Obama is heading to Israel next week. While this may not seem like a big deal, believe it or not this marks the first time Obama will visit Israel during his four-and-a-half years as President.During this time, much has been said about Obama’s varying Middle East and North African policies, from drone usage to intervention in Libya. While some feel that he is the right man for the job, many believe that …

Joe Biden’s Tie Collection, And Other Musings From Last Night’s State Of The Union Address

The State of the Union happened last night. And Twitter, once again, almost imploded. President Obama delivered his first back-in-office address to the nation as a second-term President, coming off a rhetorical high from his Inaugural Address just last month. As we mentioned, the President gave his botched-up progress report for America, with words not heard in Washington in the past few offset years: “the state of our Union is strong.”For …

Would You Let Your Son Play Football? Obama, Goodell & NYU Community Weigh In

Remember that big football game from this past weekend? You know, the thing that bookended the Beyonce concert? It was pretty great. After all, there is nothing more American than eating terrible food and drinking while watching large men run into each other.All is not that well in the sport though, as more and more attention is being paid to the safety of players; the league has finally acknowledged repeated hits …

A Breakdown Of The Obama Cabinet’s New Big Three

Of all the Cabinet level positions, there are really only a couple anyone remembers or cares about. The Big Three being: Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of the Treasury. That’s more of less who you blame for our foreign policy, our long, strung-out wars, and our crappy economy, respectively. Now that threats of secession after Obama’s re-election have died down, his new Cabinet picks are the trendiest way to …

Obama Faces The Music In His First Post-Election Press Conference

On Wednesday, Obama held his first press conference in eight months — and his first public appearance since the president’s re-election last Tuesday. With the stench of 2012’s campaign still lingering, the vigorous event was a breath of fresh air. Behind his podium in the East Room of the White House, Obama looked as if he was still feeling the glow of last week’s sweep. Facing him was a room of reporters finally …

The American Psychological War On Iran Is A Failure

Last week, we endured the latest installment of the Iran diplomacy debacle. The presidential candidates battled over semantics; the New York Times and the rest of us became confused about the actual conversation between the two countries; and meanwhile, private businesses and Iranian citizens still feel the crush of the economic strain.Last Saturday, The New York Times published a confusing report that vaguely stated the United States and Iran have agreed upon one-on-one nuclear …

As Bad As Bush? Obama’s Five Biggest ’08 Campaign Reversals

Broken campaign promises are nothing new. Candidates run on the list of things they would like to do — but it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll actually be able to accomplish when they reach office. Obama took that game to a whole new level. On top of his failures to accomplish most of his 2008 campaign goals, here’s a list of issues on which Obama did the exact opposite of what he promised.This (incomplete) …