Articles in Category: 'Barack Obama'

By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 16, 2011 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Most would agree that one would have to stoop pretty low to question the story of a man's mother's death.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: July 30, 2011 3:55 AM
Fragging: "To intentionally kill or wound (one's superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade."
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 4, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The great thing about Iowa is that no matter who the voters select in their neighborhood huddles, it doesn't really matter.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: August 27, 2011 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry's rapid lead over previous Republican front-runner Mitt Romney was predictable.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 8, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans can hardly believe we're having a national debate about birth control in the 21st century -- more than 50 years after The Pill became available and decades after condoms became as commonplace as, well, balloons.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 2, 2011 3:55 AM

Defense Secretary Robert Gates leaves office this month as widely respected as any public figure in America today, appreciated for his willingness to return to public service at a moment of high danger in Iraq and to faithfully serve presidents of both parties.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 4, 2011 3:55 AM

"Leading from behind." That's what an unnamed White House aide told the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza that Barack Obama was doing on Libya.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 6, 2011 3:55 AM

Last week, I noted that various forms of the word "unexpected" almost inevitably appeared in news stories about unfavorable economic developments.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 8, 2011 3:55 AM

Why aren't voters moving to the left, toward parties favoring bigger government, during what increasingly looks like an economic depression?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 16, 2011 3:55 AM

Barack Obama did not watch the Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, N.H., on Monday night, we are told. He was busy addressing a campaign fundraising event in Miami.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 18, 2011 3:55 AM

Pundits lately have been comparing Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, suggesting he is a likely loser in 2012.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 22, 2011 3:55 AM

One of the few issues on which opinion has moved left over the last few years is same-sex marriage.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 25, 2011 3:55 AM

Not long ago, I wrote about how the private sector outraces and laps government. While governments dither and dispute, the private sector discovers.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 29, 2011 3:55 AM

Some of society's most intractable problems come not from its failures but from its successes. Often you can't get a good thing without paying a bad price.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 27, 2011 3:55 AM

Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 1, 2011 3:55 AM

In the glossy pages of The New Yorker, in graceful prose and with good reporting, the dreams and nightmares of the admirers of Barack Obama and his policies lie exposed.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 12, 2011 3:55 AM

What is there to say about Barack Obama's speech to Congress Thursday night and the so-called American Jobs Act he said Congress must pass?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 19, 2011 3:55 AM
Barack Obama has been at pains to convince voters that he cares about jobs. It seems to be a hard sell.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 14, 2011 3:55 AM

The United States is a country that has been peopled largely by vast surges of migration -- from the British Isles in the 18th century, from Ireland and Germany in the 19th century, from Eastern and Southern Europe in the early 20th century, and from Latin America and Asia in the last three decades.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 26, 2011 3:55 AM

The Republicans' presidential debate Thursday night, sponsored by Fox News and Google, gave primary voters and caucus-goers at least one good reason to reject every candidate on the stage.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 29, 2011 3:55 AM

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels did not attract as large a crowd when he spoke at the American Enterprise Institute (where I am a resident fellow) earlier this week as he did several months ago, before he disappointed admirers by announcing that he wouldn't run for president.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 25, 2011 3:55 AM

Those who consider themselves constitutional conservatives should take care to consider not only the powers that the Constitution confers on the different branches of government and reserves to the states and the people, but also the schedule that the Constitution sets up for sharp changes and reversals of public policy.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 6, 2011 3:55 AM

Leadership, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his press conference Tuesday announcing he would not reverse his decision not to run for president, is something you can't be taught or learn.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 10, 2011 3:55 AM

President Barack Obama obviously is scrambling in his attempt to win re-election.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 17, 2011 3:55 AM

Napoleon is supposed to have said that the quality he most valued in his generals was luck. In the current race for the Republican presidential nomination, Napoleon's favorite would clearly be Mitt Romney.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 27, 2011 3:55 AM

At the moment, national polls show Herman Cain leading or tied for the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 31, 2011 3:55 AM

The argument is being made in some quarters that, however unsuccessful Barack Obama's domestic policies have been, his record in foreign policy has been successful. But when you examine the claims of success, they seem a bit peculiar.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 3, 2011 3:55 AM

Washington was all a-Twitter (literally) Monday over Politico's story about the sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain -- and about Cain's serial self-contradictions.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 26, 2011 3:55 AM
The world usually turns out to work differently from what American presidents expected when they were campaigning.
 
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