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By Imara Jones Today in his home state of Illinois, President Obama returned to the topic that is Americans’ number one priority but where he’s struggled to make progress: the economy. With Black and Latino joblessness in double-digits and wealth … Continue reading
By Jake Sherman and Burgess Everett Warnings from the White House, Wall Street and the world economic community be damned: Debt ceiling drama is back.The rapidly approaching fight over lifting the nation’s borrowing limit won’t only pit Republicans against President … Continue reading
By Steven Rosenfeld There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady recovery. … Continue reading
By David Swerdlick Though, like so many others, I was moved by President Barack Obama’s insightful remarks at Friday’s White House press briefing, I stand by my view that the president would have been better served in the long run … Continue reading
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
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
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
These comments were made in the briefing room without a teleprompter. A heart-felt delivery that bookends the President’s Philadelphia race speech during his first campaign for President.