"Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros pre-emptively fears President Obama’s speech about ISIS."

"Ten arrested overnight as residents in Missouri town protest for a fourth night the police shooting of Michael Brown."

"President Obama announces his support for putting women’s faces on U.S. currency."

They could take genocidal tyrant Andrew Jackson off the currency to make room.

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"Barack Obama comes under fire for his handling of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy."

Rachel Maddow reports on an expected executive order from President Obama that would bar discrimination based on the sexual orientation or gender identity of Americans working for federal contractors.”

Today in time traveling Obama news:

Conservatives are claiming that the President went back in time fourteen years, to the beginning of the Bush presidency so as to use his mind control powers to force the Census to commission a study that in 14 years will lead to the Census changing how it counts health insurance so it can “skew the numbers” to make him look good, just like the way he skewed all the polls before the last presidential election to make it look like he was going to win.  Riiiight.

"Conservatives took President Obama to task for appearing on an internet comedy show, saying Lincoln wouldn’t have done such an "unpresidential" thing. Oh but Lincoln would have, and loved it."

"Progressives have had a lot of sport recently contrasting conservative attacks on Barack Obama as a vicious law-breaking tyrant in domestic affairs with their simultaneous attacks on him as a weak, trembling figure on the world scene. How could Vladimir Putin fail to notice that Obama has struck so much fear into the hearts of his enemies at home, who are cowering in their homes awaiting assaults from IRS agents and affianced gay people? Hard to say. But conservative self-contradiction about Obama’s spine reflects a much broader and deeper ambivalence about whether they are winning or losing the great battle for America’€™s culture and political system."


On Thursday, the president will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others whom many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime, according to White House officials briefed on the announcement.

Mr. Obama’s decision to use his executive authority to change the nation’s overtime rules is likely to be seen as a challenge to Republicans in Congress, who have already blocked most of the president’s economic agenda and have said they intend to fight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $7.25….

The proposed new regulations would increase the number of people who qualify for overtime and continue Mr. Obama’s fight against what he says is a crisis of economic inequality in the country. Changes to the regulations will be subject to public comment before final approval by the Labor Department, and it is possible that strong opposition could cause Mr. Obama to scale back his proposal.

Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the effort was part of Mr. Obama’s pledge to help workers thrive. “We need to fix the system so folks working hard are getting compensated fairly,” she said on Tuesday evening. “That’s why we are jump-starting this effort.”

The overtime action by Mr. Obama is part of a broader election-year effort by the White House to try to convince voters that Democrats are looking out for the middle class. White House officials hope the focus on lifting workers’ pay will translate into support for Democratic congressional candidates this fall.


Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay - NYTimes.com (via dendroica)

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Representation matters.


Representation matters.

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"Do you remember when President Bush’s political adversaries starting ragging on him during the first days after 9/11? Or during the first days of the invasion of Iraq? Me neither. Whatever you think of the holder of the presidential office, if you are actually concerned about the nation’s welfare you don’t go on TV mocking him and saying he’s weak."