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  1. the national interest
    Conservatives Still Using the Fake Obama IRS Scandal to Defund the Tax PoliceAn imaginary 2013 IRS scandal returns to justify protecting wealthy tax cheats.
  2. potus
    Obama Is Sorry You’re Stuck at Home ‘Playing Board Games or Watching Tiger KingWatch his commencement speech for the class of 2020.
  3. president obama
    Obama Reminisces About Getting Kicked Out of Disneyland for SmokingKool and the Gang was involved in his story.
  4. Obama Speaks Out on DACA: ‘To Target These Young People Is Wrong’It was a rare rebuke from the former president.
  5. Progressives Need a New Foreign-Policy Vision. This Senator Says He Has One.Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut is trying to sell liberals on restrained realism in Syria and other global hot spots.
  6. Chelsea Manning and the False Logic of Harsh Prison SentencesThe idea that shorter periods of incarceration encourage crime is the myth that fuels the American prison state.
  7. Obamas Have Started Moving Out of White House and Into New D.C. Rental HomeMovers were seen carrying golf clubs and boxes labelled “dog supplies” and “his bathroom.”
  8. President Obama Awards Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of FreedomBiden broke down in tears during an emotional farewell.
  9. Mitch McConnell Says Voters Won’t Tolerate the Blocking of Supreme Court PicksThe Majority Leader reveals that he has developed a brain injury that has erased all memory of the events between Antonin Scalia’s death and today.
  10. Obama’s Job Approval Rating Double That of W.’s at Same Point in Second TermIn an era of perceived equivalence between the two parties, we sometimes forget Obama’s leaving office in much better shape than his predecessor did.
  11. These Are the Lessons to Take — and Not to Take — From the First Debate in 2012Trump shares at least one key advantage that Romney also enjoyed in his commanding win over Obama.
  12. politics
    Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Preserve in HawaiiThe president is on something of a conservation kick.
  13. Trump Mocks Media for Believing He Actually Means the Words He SaysOn Thursday, Trump vowed to keep telling the “truth” about how Obama “founded ISIS.” Now Trump mocks the media for failing to hear his “sarcasm.”
  14. Obama Confirms That the Fight Against ISIS Will Go On for a WhileBut notes some progress.
  15. Obama Pens Open Letter to America’s Police“We have your backs,” Obama writes.
  16. Donald Trump Suggests Obama May Be Losing the War on Terror on Purpose“He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands,” Trump said Monday, adding that Obama may have “something else in mind.”
  17. In Hiroshima, Obama Proposes ‘Moral Revolution’ During his historic visit, Obama met with survivors and called on mankind to get its moral progress in line with its technological prowess.
  18. transgender rights
    11 States Sue Obama Over Transgender PolicyThe suit calls Obama’s policy a “massive social experiment” and objects to his interpretation of Title IX.
  19. America Ends Longtime Arms Embargo Against VietnamObama says the move isn’t about countering Chinese influence in the region. (But it’s about countering Chinese influence in the region).
  20. Wage Growth Hits Postrecession High; Income Gap Shrinks by a Full SmidgenThe median U.S. worker has seen his or her paycheck grow 3.4 percent over the past 12 months, marking a new record for the recovery, the Atlanta Fed reports.
  21. Trump: Transgender Issues Is About States RightsSocial conservatives are calling Obama’s directive on transgender students an attack on children. Will they be content with a presidential candidate who refuses to defend their position on the merits?
  22. department of linguistics
    Understanding the Wilmore ‘Nigga’ ConversationIt challenged a lot of strongly held notions about respectability.
  23. Sanders and Clinton Betray Obama on Saudi ArabiaObama is fighting to kill a bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue the Saudis. Sanders and Clinton aren’t helping.
  24. early and often
    Obama Says Lack of Planning in Libya the ‘Worst Mistake’ of His PresidencyToday, he says Libya is a “mess.” 
  25. early and often
    Obama: Senate Republicans’ Decision to Oppose SCOTUS Nomination ‘Dangerous’It could “erode the integrity of the judicial branch.”
  26. the national circus
    Obama Is a Lousy Media CriticBlaming the press for Trump’s rise is a fundamental misunderstanding of the political moment.
  27. Obama to the Republican Party: You Created Trump’s Muslim Ban“How did we get here? We got here in part because the Republican base had been fed this notion that Islam is inherently violent.”
  28. from the archives
    John Heilemann: The Case for Merrick GarlandFrom 2010, the case for nominating the man Obama nominated six years later.
  29. White House Vetting Jane Kelly for Supreme CourtIf Obama nominates Jane L. Kelly, Iowa senator Chuck Grassley could be in a tough spot.
  30. early and often
    Clinton and Sanders Clash Over ObamaThe implicit argument over Obama’s legacy became explicit at Thursday night’s debate.
  31. Obama Plans to Shame Corporate America Into Paying Women EquallyLarge companies will now have to report how much they pay employees by race, gender, and ethnicity.
  32. Obama Wins Another Battle in His War on CoalBut this thing is probably headed for the Supreme Court.
  33. Obama Wants Companies to List Campaign GiftsOne in a series of final “audacious executive actions.”
  34. iran nuclear deal
    Sanctions on Iran Lifted Following Nuclear Deal ComplianceThe country met its commitments under last summer’s nuclear agreement, and can now rejoin the world economic community. 
  35. Obama’s Economy Needs the Universal Basic IncomeIn his final State of the Union, the president diagnosed a problem that only the universal basic income can solve.
  36. Biden: Obama Offered Money Amid Beau’s IllnessThe veep will not be silent.
  37. encounter
    Loretta Lynch Isn’t Giving In to FearThe attorney general is much like her boss: She refuses to freak out.
  38. thanks obama
    Thanks, Obama!Including the disappearance of aerosol hairspray. 
  39. the national circus
    White Rage and Obama’s TearsThe gun-obsessed right tried to blur the truth about the president’s emotion and his modest executive action. It didn’t work.
  40. In Latest Gaffe, Trump Suggests Obama May Be a Human Capable of Genuine EmotionsDonald Trump may have finally gone too far.
  41. Obama’s Gun Proposals Trigger Record-High Share Price for Smith & WessonGun manufacturers were never among Barack Obama’s top campaign contributors, but they probably should have been. 
  42. Obama Gets Emotional While Laying Out New Gun Policies“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad.”
  43. The Obama Administration’s New Deportation Plan Could Be a Headache for ClintonA plan to deport hundreds of Central American families could put the Democratic front-runner between Barack and a hard place.
  44. gun control
    Obama Calls No-Fly List Gun-Ownership Loophole ‘Insane’Meanwhile, the New York Times has called for more gun control in its first front-page editorial in 95 years.
  45. Obama Tells Americans to Chill Out and Enjoy Thanksgiving Intelligence suggests that the only specific and credible threat facing the homeland is overeating.
  46. Ted Cruz Is Pretty Hot As a CartoonNo presidential candidate’s distorted self-image has ever been this vividly drawn.
  47. Appeals Court Spoils Obama’s Immigration PlansThe ruling will likely tee up a high-profile Supreme Court showdown just months before the general election.
  48. Obama and Netanyahu Are Trying to Be Friends AgainThe president and the Israeli prime minister met face-to-face in the White House Monday.
  49. police brutality
    Obama Acknowledges ‘All Lives Matter,’ Then Explains Why That’s Not the Point“The African-American community is not just making this up.”
  50. boots still on the ground
    Obama Withdraws Promise to Withdraw Troops From AfghanistanIt’s official: America’s longest war will extend its run.
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