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Wall Street Journal reporter Katie Rosman recalls witnessing party guest mistake Barack Obama for waiter at 2003 Tina Brown party in New York

By Leslie Larson With unprecedented candor, President Obama spoke about the prejudice he has faced as an African-American man — prompting Wall Street Journal reporter Katie Rosman to recall witnessing Obama being mistaken for a waiter at a Manhattan soiree … Continue reading

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Obama takes on race

By Greg Sargent Obama has often been called upon to use his unique historical position as the first black president to engage the nation in a conversation about continuing racial injustice. In a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room … Continue reading

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Confirming Rich Cordray to Lead the CFPB

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President Obama Remarks on Trayvon Martin Case

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President Obama’s Anguish

By The Editorial Board President Obama did something today that he hardly ever does — and no other president could ever have done. He addressed the racial fault lines in the country by laying bare his personal anguish and experience … Continue reading

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Barack Obama, Black President, Has Finally Entered the Room: What if Trayvon Martin Had a Gun and Stood His Ground?

By Chauncey DeVega President Obama has spoken less about race than any other President in recent memory. Today’s surprise speech on the Trayvon Martin case is a payment on that gross neglect against the debit on his account as the … Continue reading

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Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago’

By Mark Memmott “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. “Another way of saying that was Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” In extensive … Continue reading

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Time for Congress to Pass Commonsense Immigration Reform

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Despite What the President Said, There’s Nothing “Transparent” About a Secret Court Issuing Secret Rulings

By Trevor Timm On Charlie Rose last night, President Obama gave his most detailed defense of the NSA surveillance programs since a FISA court order demanding that Verizon hand over phone records information on all its US customers leaked to the … Continue reading

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Time to Pass Commonsense Immigration Reform

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