Obama: Washington Feels Broken

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President Obama says he underestimated how politics trumps problem solving in Washington.

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  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol'Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol'
    Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season
    Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
  • Lucci, Trebek donate TV objects to Smithsonian
    The Smithsonian Institution is adding relics from soap operas and game shows to its national entertainment collection to tell the story of daytime television. More
  • Just as ‘Worthy’: Bettye LaVette roars back with new album - Chicago Daily Herald
    ... first show at the Howard in Washington, D.C.? ... of months before you sang for President Obama. ... So I have to see how it feels.
    03/6/2015 - 12:07 pm | View Link
  • When Bibi Came to Town - Institute for Policy Studies
    Under fire, McConnell delays Iran bill vote - USA Today
    03/6/2015 - 10:22 am | View Link
  • Alaska Rep. Young again on hot seat for provocative remarks - UPI
    Congressman lashes out at members urging wolf protections - Miami Herald
    03/6/2015 - 9:52 am | View Link
  • Movement of free neighbourhood libraries draws ire of local councils - ABC Online
    ... it's minus 3 but it actually feels like minus 9 ... snow and ice of a suburban Washington DC street ... like, somebody put in one of Obama's ...
    03/6/2015 - 9:36 am | View Link
  • History came to Selma – then left it behind - Miami Herald
    50 years after Selma, a worry over its legacy - USA Today
    03/6/2015 - 6:05 am | View Link
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  • Netanyahu says no ‘disrespect’ meant to Obama
    © Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.
    03/3/2015 - 6:54 am | View Link
  • No 'disrespect' meant to Obama: Netanyahu
    Washington, March 3 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his speech to Congress scheduled for Tuesday is not meant to signal any "disrespect" for US President Barack Obama but he feels "a moral obligation" to warn lawmakers of the dangers of cutting a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme. The White House and Netanyahu, however, appeared far apart on how to prevent Iran ...
    03/3/2015 - 4:24 am | View Link
  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.
    03/2/2015 - 3:22 pm | View Link
  • Obama urges police to change practices, build trust in minority communities
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing at the White House in Washington March 2, 2015. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force ...
    03/2/2015 - 3:19 pm | View Link
  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal
    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. "The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran ...
    02/28/2015 - 8:51 pm | View Link
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  • Obama says has 'substantive' dispute with Israeli PM
    "The president certainly feels that... we need stability ... "The issue is a very clear, substantive challenge," Obama told reporters in Washington. Netanyahu on the eve of his election victory promised there would never be a Palestinian state as long ...
    03/25/2015 - 7:49 am | View Link
  • Three-Minute Briefing: As Ted Cruz Gets Obamacare, GOP Alternative Still on the Drawing Board Five Years Later
    He’s likely to thoughtfully praise the U.S. for its military and financial support, and give props to Obama for leaving a few troops in ... showered on him – inviting Ghani to take the mic feels like asking James Taylor to follow AC/DC at a biker ...
    03/25/2015 - 7:40 am | View Link
  • Ugly: Journalist 'Debates' Conservatives on Obamacare, Things Escalate Quickly
    Ron Fournier is a columnist for National Journal and a cable news mainstay who served as the Associated Press' Washington bureau chief for years ... Rudy Giuliani's acerbic commentary about President Obama's patriotism -- wrongly asserting that Obama ...
    03/25/2015 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • JTA’s Eden, Kampeas analyze tension between Israel, US
    Ron Kampeas, JTA’s Washington, D.C., bureau chief ... “If that’s the case, and Netanyahu was being straightforward in his speech, then (Obama) feels that’s something he should have been saying since 2009, not surprising them with it in 2015 ...
    03/25/2015 - 6:01 am | View Link
  • Obama bashes Bibi
    But now things have gotten so bad that the White House no longer feels it has to pretend or ... a path back to improving relations with the Obama White House — if he wants, wrote David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy recently.
    03/25/2015 - 5:54 am | View Link
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  • President Obama Job Approval
    All Commentary & News Stories - Netanyahu Isn't the Problem, Obama Is - Nolan Finley, Detroit News - No, Obama Isn't Nicer to Iran Than Israel - Jonathan Chait, NY ...
    03/25/2015 - 2:43 am | View Website
  • Barack Obama
    First term 2008 primaries Obama–Biden campaign Transition 1st inauguration Electoral history Presidency Timeline: '09 '10 '11 '12 First 100 days Nobel Peace Prize ...
    03/24/2015 - 7:12 pm | View Website
  • Politics | Washington Examiner
    The latest politics news and commentary from Capitol Hill and beyond to readers across the nation.
    03/23/2015 - 11:24 pm | View Website
  • Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage
    Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News.
    03/23/2015 - 9:51 pm | View Website
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    President Barack Obama Obama Administration 3/22 Job ratings. Major polls 3/19 Gallup daily tracking 3/22
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