‘And this became a big controversy,’ Obama said, adding that: ‘Just the fact that I was seen as questioning the police…really upset a bunch of folks and I think it indicated the degree to which the issue of police relations with minority communities, and the black community in particular, is always a hot topic.’
It was also a lie — one that could be, and has been, deployed by Republicans eager to demagogue the electorate’s association of Black civil rights with the Democratic Party. This is as much a perennial Democrat dilemma as right-wing allegations of socialism. It’s also not a compelling reason for activists to stop asking for […]
And in the days since the treatment of small children at this detention facility became major national news, the president wanted to make one thing clear to his subordinates, though his focus was not at all about ameliorating appalling conditions. Trump has repeatedly told advisers and senior aides that, no matter how great the public […]
Obama alluded to his own failed House race to Rep. Bobby Rush in Illinois. ‘When you lose you congratulate your opponent, and you look inside yourself and say, “What’d I do wrong?’ That’s how democracy works. That’s what real leaders do.
It took until now for a Donald Trump to become the nominee of a major American political party because the “menace” of diversity and demographic change wasn’t threatening white dominance before. But when Barack Obama was elected, suddenly this threat was real. White voters voted overwhelmingly for a candidate that most Americans reportedly thought was […]
Speaking to at the Nation of Islam’s mosque in Chicago late last month, the fiery minister said that he gave Obama financial support to help him win pubic office. He also acknowledged that he has withheld details of his relationship with Obama for fear of political consequences for the former community organizer.
But the night will also be remembered by the excoriating critique of Donald Trump by Barack Obama who went further than ever before. His successor he said, had “no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.
While much of the news tonight and tomorrow will focus on President Obama’s executive order lifting restrictions on stem cell research, the president also signed a memorandum on scientific integrity that will have a much broader impact on federal science research over the next four years. Veteran policy analyst Richard Jones reports here in his […]
“The thing that critics of activists don’t get is that they tried playing the ‘polite language’ policy game and all it did was make them easier to ignore,” she continued. “It wasn’t until they made folks uncomfortable that there was traction to do ANYTHING even if it wasn’t full demands.”
“With early voting starting Dec. 14, Friday’s event with President Obama, Rev. Warnock, and Stacey Abrams will inspire this historic statewide movement to generate record-shattering turnout so we can end this COVID crisis, deliver affordable health care for all Georgians, and pass a new Civil Rights Act,” Ossoff said in a statement.