Posts Tagged: obama

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Are you planning your weekend Orange is the New Black binge? Check out more clips from the #WHCD2014: http://politi.co/1iQFjw6

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Sen. Jim Inhofe on Obama’s Benghazi remarks during Super Bowl interview: “It’s just an outrageous lie, it is kind of hard to call it anything else. It’s kind of like Obamacare.” (Photo: John Shinkle/POLITICO)

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SPECIAL REPORT: Congress? Who needs Congress? Americans heard President Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own. What they didn’t hear: Just how far he’s actually pushing his executive authority. http://politi.co/1n2vPRo

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Obama Through the Ages: State of the Union Snapshot

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The president’s speech Friday detailing reforms to the National Security Agency’s data collection programs had little resonance with Americans, a new poll shows.

Half of the respondents said they did not hear about the proposed changes to the NSA, according to a poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center and USA Today.

Only 41 percent said they heard a little about the proposed changes President Barack Obama announced, which included significantly altering the bulk metadata program as it currently exists.

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President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.

Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.