With Garland Supreme Court choice, Obama dares GOP to say yes

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Merrick Garland has been described by Orrin Hatch (R – UT) as a “consensus pick.” Now watch the GOP block him.
Ted Cruz, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

One implication of Ted Cruz’s presidential eligibility

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Cruz has a list of people who would be eligible for president despite foreign birth, but he’s missing one.
President Obama's last State of the Union, via YouTube

Obama’s State of the Union summarized the bulk of our domestic policy debate in two sentences

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Our economic problems aren’t black and brown people’s fault, thank you very much.
President Obama hugs Gabby Giffords, via Wikimedia Commons

GOP freaks out at Obama for announcing that he will enforce existing gun laws

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At this point, the GOP is basically arguing that background check laws are themselves unconstitutional.
Thanksgiving Turkey

How much do Republicans hate Obama? A large plurality of them oppose him on turkey pardons

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“We’re not going to find a question that better measures reflexive opposition to the President”
President Obama speaks in Kenya, screenshot via YouTube

President Obama zings anti-refugee Republicans

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Folks who have spent seven years calling Obama a Muslim communist are about to get real sensitive about tone.
Marchers take part in the Forward on Climate rally on February 17, 2013 in Washington DC, the largest climate rally in U.S. history. Rena Schild /

Obama rejects the Keystone Pipeline

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A major win for climate activists and model for future campaigns.
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HERO gets endorsements from Obama, Biden and Clinton ahead of Election Day

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When will Beyonce weigh in? Seriously!
A MQ-9 Reaper, via Wikimedia Commons

As Obama announces delayed withdrawal from Afghanistan, major expose on drone program published

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“Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination.”
Don't Tell Me to Wait

Don’t Tell Me to Wait

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Kerry Eleveld’s out with a new book on the LGBT movement’s relationship with President Obama. Read it.
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This was the moment Donald Trump finally realized he isn’t going to be president

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Trump’s had his moments, but endorsing a birther conspiracy theorist at yesterday’s rally is different.
Iran Deal negotiations, via Wikimedia Commons

Iran Deal will survive, as administration secures 34th vote in Senate

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Diplomacy wins, for now.
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Mike Huckabee: “The Iran deal is marching the Israelis to the door of the oven”

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Presidential candidate and raging putz Mike Huckabee went full Godwin on the Iran deal.
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