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  • Obama's Michael Brown address: I won't do stupid things - President Obama's remarks on the Michael Brown killing didn't light any fires. But maybe that was the point. Maybe the president does want to wait until all the facts are in, rather than following the Twitterverse into a headlong rush to judgment.
  • A Brief History of President Obama Not Having Any Friends - Once again, we're reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn't made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times. The Times story interviews several Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid's chief of staff, Sen. Joe Manchin and others, most of whom grumbled about not wishing Obama would try harder to help them out. Reid's discontent, voiced ...
  • With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again - President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
  • After White House face time, Obama plans return to vacation spot - President Obama plans a late-afternoon return to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday, heading back to vacation after a short trip to the White House for a little office face time.
  • Obama to people of Ferguson: Let's seek to heal each other (+video) - Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, President Obama said. He urged the public not to pre-judge the incident that led to Michael Brown's death.
  • Obama to people of Ferguson: Let's seek to heal each other - Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, President Obama announced Monday.   Mr. Obama, back in Washington for two days of meetings in the middle of his vacation, spoke directly to the people of Ferguson in remarks to reporters in the White House briefing room. “So to a community in Ferguson that is rightly hurting and looking for answers, let me call once again for ...
  • Obama will send Holder to Ferguson, says police should not be militarized - President Obama announced Monday that he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to take stock of the tense situation there and predicted that Congress will re-evaluate the merits of federal programs that arm local police with military gear.
  • Uber hires former Obama campaign manager - President Obama's former campaign manager is taking his talents to Uber. The taxi hailing service announced Tuesday that it had hired David Plouffe, who managed Obama's historic 2008 campaign, to serve ...
  • Obama says Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul dam - President Obama on Monday claimed another success in the U.S. air campaign in Iraq, but offered no clear end to the U.S. involvement in the war against Sunni Muslim militants.
  • Obama Keeps Distance From Ferguson on Concern of Risking More Harm - President Barack Obama is calling for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri -- from a distance. While the White House hasn't ruled out an eventual trip to Ferguson, visiting now would divert law-enforcement resources to provide presidential security instead of keeping the peace, said aides, who asked for anonymity to discuss their planning. Obama also doesn't want to be seen as taking ...

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