Creation Story

Barack Gump (aka Forrest Obama)

May 18, 2012
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President Obama has routinely assumed the personas of former U.S. presidents. In this photo, Obama is channeling an iconic image of John F. Kennedy known as “The Loneliest Job.” Now the Obama White House has “amended” JFK’s online biography—and the bios of many other of the past century’s U.S. presidents—with a closing “Did You Know?” section in [...]

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Inside Rev. Wright’s “Cardboard Box”

May 17, 2012
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Edward Klein’s new book about Barack Obama, The Amateur, takes its title from an alleged quote by former President Bill Clinton. Calling Obama an “amateur” is only one of many stunning claims offered in Klein’s unauthorized biography. But Clinton’s criticism of his wife’s earlier presidential rival is minor compared to allegations made by Rev. Jeremiah [...]

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Santorum Test Markets for Obama

January 5, 2012
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Four years ago, Barack Obama gave a victory speech after a record Democratic turnout propelled him to a come–from–behind Iowa caucus win. On Tuesday night, the president touted his administration’s victories as spoke to devoted Iowans over a live teleconference video feed. Obama plugged the end of the Iraq war, health care reform, and college affordability as [...]

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Romney’s Own Saintly Story

December 21, 2011
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President Obama’s creation story has been well-known since his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the subsequent republication of Dreams from My Father. Newt Gingrich has published a lot of books, including many historical works, but has yet to write his autobiography. He has, however, made his personal tale of redemption a key [...]

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Obama Unrepentant, Newt Penitent

December 12, 2011
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“I didn’t overpromise,” President Obama said of a stagnant economy in a CBS 60 Minutes interview last night. “And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was gonna be.” Obama appeared unrepentant, asserting that he “always believed that this was a long-term project.” Obama added that recovery “was gonna take more than a year. It was gonna [...]

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Obama Plays, Blagojevich Pays

December 8, 2011
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted on 18 counts of corruption, including trying to trade or sell President Obama’s former US Senate seat. Blagojevich’s prosecutors emphasized that he had originally campaigned for office as a reformer who would end pay-to-play politics. Obama and Rahm Emmanuel helped [...]

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