12:44 PM, November 20th, 2013

The Youngs are revolting against Obama (and it’s not just because of Obamacare). 

4:06 PM, July 19th, 2013

"There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me." - President Obama commenting on the Zimmerman trial verdict.

(Photo source: MSNBC)

4:57 PM, June 6th, 2013
Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
The New York Times editorial is NOT PLEASED about the news broken by The Guardian about the federal government’s data collection on phone calls through Verizon (essentially everything but the actual conversation). The anger in the editorial is visible and sharp, and is an excellent interrogation of the necessity and effectiveness, as well as the morality, of measures like this one.  (via thepoliticalnotebook)
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11:32 AM, June 6th, 2013

The Front Page - June 6, 2013

1. Obama Defends Spying on Your Calls: Apparently, the Obama administration’s go-to response when it comes to scandals is simple: “We did this for you.”

2. Woman Rescued from Philly Rubble: A 61-year-old woman was pulled from the debris of a collapsed Philadelphia building, bringing the toll of survivors up to 14. 

3. West: Holder Scarier Than Al Qaeda: Who poses a bigger threat to U.S. security: Attorney General Eric Holder or Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current head of Al Qaeda? According to former congressman Allen West, the answer is easy. 

4. U.S. Condemns Syrian ArmyThe Syrian Army is wreaking havoc on a number of villages surrounding Qusair, a strategic border town it seized from rebels after two weeks of fighting that reportedly left no building undamaged. 

5. Girl, 10, Moved to Adult Transplant List: A 10-year-old girl dying of cystic fibrosis has been moved to an adult transplant list after a federal judge in Philadelphia granted the temporary request due to her severe condition.

Photo: Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistanis are silhouetted against vehicle headlamps while walking on street darkened by power cuts, on the outskirts of Islamabad. By Muhammed Muheisen/AP. 

1:24 PM, May 24th, 2013

Don’t have an hour to watch President Obama pontificate on the future of national security? No worries! Watch the key moments from his speech in less than 250 seconds

12:22 PM, March 14th, 2013
Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song,” says the president. “ ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.
<3 you, everything about this. [via, h/t @jessicagolds]
2:54 PM, March 7th, 2013



Rand Paul’s 12+ hour filibuster about drones gets a succinct 43-word response.

Meanwhile, we have the transcript from the first seven hours of Paul’s filibuster, and that alone takes up over 100 pages.

Short and sweet(?)

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4:36 PM, March 1st, 2013


Nice save, @whitehouse social media.

ICYMI, the whole Jedi Mind Meld FREAKOUT.

*golf clap*

12:50 PM, March 1st, 2013
Here on the Newsbeast social desk, you&#8217;ve got to be ready for anything. 

Here on the Newsbeast social desk, you’ve got to be ready for anything. 

6:04 PM, February 19th, 2013



My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.

In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.

I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…

And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!

Kind of disappointed? 

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10:20 AM, January 7th, 2013
A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control, and I hope he gets it.”
9:45 AM, January 4th, 2013


President Obama reacts to the news of the Sandy Hook school shootings, delivered by deputy national security adviser John Brennan, on Dec. 14, 2012 — a day he has called the worst of his presidency.  (Photo: Pete Souza / The White House via The New York Daily News)

5:17 PM, December 14th, 2012

Obama: “Our hearts are broken today.” Read full transcript here.

3:26 PM, December 14th, 2012


President Obama tears up while talking to the nation about the school shooting today in Connecticut 

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