Tag Archive: Obama

Obama Taps Openly Gay Fanning to Lead Army

In case you are criminally out of the loop on politics or the military: Eric Fanning, civilian advisor to Defense Secretary, Ashton B. Carter, and current acting undersecretary to the current Army Secretary, John McHugh, has been nominated by President Obama for the position of Secretary of the Army. Obama’s nomination of an openly homosexual candidate, Eric Fanning, for the... View Article

September 24, 2015 10:41 am
Obama And Netanyahu Butt Heads Over Iran Nuclear Deal

The preliminary deal over Iran’s nuclear capabilities has come to an end and it appears that most parties are cautiously optimistic about it. The highlights of the deal are practical victories for the US: in exchange for easing economic sanctions, Iran would cut its operating centrifuges by two-thirds, reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium from 10,000 kilograms to 300 for 15 years, and allow... View Article

April 7, 2015 12:34 pm
Michelle And Malia Obama Spotted On A Tour Of NYU

An 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... View Article

February 6, 2015 11:56 am
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 upcoming 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... View Article

February 3, 2015 1:15 pm
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... View Article

January 27, 2015 2:23 pm
What You Need To Know About The Senate’s Torture Report

A 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... View Article

December 17, 2014 12:32 pm
Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Although 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... View Article

November 21, 2014 9:30 am
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... View Article

September 3, 2014 1:15 pm
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... View Article

September 30, 2013 12:30 pm
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.... View Article

September 13, 2013 10:58 am
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... View Article

March 15, 2013 2:30 pm
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... View Article

February 13, 2013 9:30 am
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... View Article

February 6, 2013 10:15 am
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... View Article

January 31, 2013 11:00 am
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... View Article

November 15, 2012 11:01 am