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Obama’s Weekly Address: Traveling Abroad for Our Economy at Home

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama described the progress made during his trip to Asia, and detailed steps the administration is taking to spur job creation.  The President explained how increasing exports to Asia Pacific nations can create hundreds of thousands of jobs in America and described the upcoming jobs forum which…

Michael Moore on Obama’s Nobel Prize

I am still a bit taken aback from the right wingers who are bitching in their Rice Krispies about President Obama’s selection for the Nobel Peace Prize.  A friend sent me a link to Michael Moore’s website and he posted as good an explanation about why the President won as any I have read. Moore…

Obama Wins Nobel Prize for Diplomacy

From the LATimes: President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for what the committee called “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Obama is only the third sitting…

What would Rick Warren say?

The Bible is supposed ot be the definitive word of God, but it’s not good enough for the people that brought you Conservipedia who have launched an effort to edit the Bible to purge it of Liberal Bias. Here’s the detail on the project itself. From the BeliefNet post: As of 2009, there is no…

Olympic Bid A No Win Situation for Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Copenhagen to support the bid of their home town Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Their efforts mirrored those of the President Brazil to support the winning bid of Rio de Janeiro. In the end, Chicago’s proposal failed to gain the support of…

The Cost of Fighting Global Warming Less Than You Think

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Princeton professor and NY Times columnist gets to the bottom of of the Right Wing’s claim that we can’t afford to fight Global Warming. From Krugman’s piece in the NY Times: Some of them still claim that there’s no such thing as global warming, or at least that the…