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Washington state man arrested over threats to Obama

A Washington state man was arrested by federal agents on Tuesday after making threats against President Barack Obama in emails sent to the FBI, authorities said.


Publisher cancels Barton book on Jefferson

David Barton

A Nashville-based publisher is recalling a controversial best seller about Thomas Jefferson by evangelical leader and historian David Barton because it contains historical errors, The Tennessean reports. Barton's book, The Jefferson Lies, claims to expose liberal myths about the nation's third president, but a group of conservative scholars says Barton's take on Jefferson is factually untrue, The Tennessean's Bob Smietana writes.


Obama: U.S. makes history on Mars

Obama said the successful landing of Curiosity -- "the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another planet" -- is "an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future." "It proves that even the longest of odds are no match for our unique blend of ingenuity and determination," Obama said.


Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and plans for a quiet weekend at Camp David, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day. Obama played golf with a group of friends and aides at Andrews Air Force Base before heading to the presidential getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.


Obama orders new steps to help small business

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a series of modest steps aimed at helping small businesses, his latest election-year effort to counter Republican attacks on his economic record and show voters he is trying to tackle high unemployment.


Can any president succeed in today’s political world?

Lost in the chatter about whether President Obama will win a second term in November is an even bigger — and perhaps even more important — question: Is it possible for a president — any president — to succeed in the modern world of politics?


THE NEW ‘BARACK OBAMA’ BOOK: Is he our geekiest president yet?

IN HIS BRAND-NEW biography “Barack Obama: The Story,” The Post’s David Maraniss deftly hops along the personal islands of the president’s formative years, from his days with laid-back Hawaiian classmates to his long insular hours in New York, and his soul-searching from Occidental to Illinois, and his looking backward to Kenya and Kansas. It is a sweeping multigenerational journey.


Controversial auction of Reagan blood vial canceled

The controversial auction of a vial that contained President Ronald Reagan’s blood has been halted, and the valuable glass tube is being donated to the former president’s foundation.


Seven of President Obama's Most Heinous Transgressions Against American Society

The Amateur

In the intro to his new book, The Amateur, serious author Edward Klein promises to reveal the "dark side" of President Obama, the one his "advisers have gone to elaborate lengths to hide" from the American public. "[B]ased on my reporting, I concluded that Obama is actually in revolt against the values of the society he was elected to lead," Klein writes. It's a bold claim, to say the least, and we were skeptical. But after reading all 258 pages, we can confirm that Klein has the evidence to back it up.

Senh: It's funny read.


Obama: Biden comments pushed up same-sex marriage announcement

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama's announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage came sooner than planned as a result of comments made by Vice President Joe Biden, he said in an interview broadcast Thursday.


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