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Obama’s campaign manager will advise the Tories

Jim Messina, who managed Barack Obama’s successful 2012 reelection campaign and previously served as his deputy chief of staff, has been hired by the UK’s Conservative party as a campaign strategy adviser.
The Tories are hoping to emulate Mr Obama’s re-election against a backdrop of economic problems. Many other governments that have sought re-election during economic [...]

Kafranbel tries sarcasm

The neocons of the Syrian town of Kafranbel express their bitterness at the Obama administration’s pathetic calls for Iran and Hezbollah to withdraw their fighters from Syria.
Well, they’ve tried everything else.
(I’d love to see counter-demonstrators show up at the next Stopper protest with pictures from Kafranbel.)
Hezbollah isn’t winning popularity contests among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon [...]

One or the other

After reading this article in Le Monde about the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in Syria, I can conclude only one of two things:
–Syrian rebels are engaged in one of history’s most massive and cunningly successful propaganda exercises; or
–President Obama’s famous red line has not only been crossed, it has been abjured, breached, [...]

Another president, another devil

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of his predecessor Hugo Chavez by referring to the president of the United States in satanic terms.
It was Chavez, after all, who stood at the podium of the UN General Assembly in 2006 and, referring to then-President Bush, said: “The devil came here yesterday. And it [...]

“I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be”

As it happens I think both Sarah Palin and Tom Brokaw have a point about how glittery, celebrity-obsessed and overly-cozy the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has become.
Nonetheless President Obama did his annual shtick at the event last night.

The bit toward the end about the new Spielberg film “Obama” starring Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty [...]

For the record

It was on April 14, 2012, that rock musician Ted Nugent, a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors, said the following:
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. Why are you laughing? Do you think that’s funny? That’s [...]

In which I take the side of a Republican against Obama

After being repeatedly assured by Fox News that President Obama is a dedicated socialist, it came as a shock to me to read a report by the Knoxville, Tennessee, News-Sentinel:
In the 2014 budget submitted to Congress, the [Obama] administration says it “intends to undertake a strategic review of options for addressing [the Tennessee Valley Authority’s] [...]

Too soon to tell

Guest post by Eyal
Israel’s political landscape over the past few weeks has been characterized by two major developments: President Barack Obama’s visit and speech and the return of Harry’s Place after almost a week of absence.
Naturally, the latter has been greeted with mass rallies, dancing in the streets, and a general consensus that it is [...]

Yes, that really is Michelle Obama

Is Barack a lucky man, or what?

“The era of liberalism is back”

Those were the chilling words uttered by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell after he heard President Obama’s inaugural address on Monday.
It just so happens that a movie camera was aimed at me when I read McConnell’s words, and here is how I reacted:

McConnell elaborated:
“An unabashedly, far left-of-center inauguration speech certainly brings back memories of the [...]