Tag Archive | "President Obama"

TIME’s Person of the Year: Why Not Malala?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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  President Barack Obama is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Again. I don’t have anything against the President receiving the honor, but as I read the explanation for that choice, it occurred to me that if …

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High Anxiety on the Election Front

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up …

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Hurricane Sandy: Which Presidential Candidate Will She Help?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy could not have had better timing for a country that has just about reached its limit on campaign fatigue. Not that I’m glad that the Frankenstorm with the friendly-sounding name has wreaked havoc on the entire Northeast and …

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Debate Number Two: 15 Reasons It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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As we count down the hours to presidential debate number two, we know that the town hall style questions have been pre-approved and pre-scripted by the respective campaigns.  Odds are, we’re not going to learn much new about either candidate …

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Presidential Debates: Here They Come!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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It’s presidential debate time! The moments we’ve all been waiting for in the 2012 campaign! OK, so maybe you haven’t been on the edge of your seat about the stand-at-the-podium, semi-scripted events that are a presidential campaign rite of passage.  …

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

Saturday, September 8, 2012

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  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he’d be …

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PunditMom Round-up!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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So where was I this week when I wasn’t here? Working away as 2012 Election Editor at iVillage iVote with posts about the biggest and best gaffes of the campaign season (so far!), President Obama’s commencement speech at Barnard College

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President Obama Cries “Uncle” on Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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My short response is, “It’s about freakin’ time!” My longer, more thoughtful take on the President’s “evolution” on same sex marriage is over at iVillage iVote, where I’m trying to keep up with my duties as 2012 Election Editor!…

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Rick Warren & His Let Them Eat Cake Social Policy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Rick Warren is one of the most high-profile religious leaders in America. If you’re not familiar, he’s the head of the Saddleback mega-church in California and an author who apparently is on somewhat friendly terms with President Obama.  But …

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Santorum Thinks You’re a College Snob

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Just when I think Rick Santorum can’t say anything else to make my jaw drop, he conjures something new to confirm my suspicions that he’s not just an uber-conservative, but that maybe he’s gotten a few too many whiffs of …

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Jodi Kantor Looks at “The Obamas” as Parents

Friday, January 13, 2012

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The just-released, best-selling book “The Obamas“  written by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor is getting a lot of push back from the White House in connection with her reporting of Mrs. Obama’s interactions with the President’s …

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President Obama: Populist for a Day?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Most political observers agree that President Obama has gotten his populist mojo back, at least in front of the camera, just in time for the 2012 campaign.  Recent appearances have proven that the 2008 campaign Obama is out in full …

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