Tag Archives: President Obama

April 1st Isn’t The Only Day for Fools

One rumor/conspiracy theory/lie that just keeps popping up (with the aid of some otherwise serious people) is that Barack Obama was not actually born in America, and therefore is not constitutionally eligible to be president.  The people who adhere to this … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

It has been just over one week since the start of the military conflict in Libya.  The US took a lead role providing strategic and tactical support that our country’s top military leaders consider America uniquely capable of providing.  Now, we … Continue reading

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The Ties That (Put Us in A) Bind

With my recent focus on the likely contenders in the 2012 presidential election, I got to thinking about that American institution that some of us love to hate around election time—the Electoral College.  The body was established in Article II, … Continue reading

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The Race Is On…Or It Will Be Shortly, I Guess

Nearly four years ago (2/10/07), then-Senator Barack Obama formally entered the 2008 presidential race.  With about a year to go until the 2008 primary season started, he needed the time to build grassroots support, raise money and show that he could … Continue reading

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Taxing Questions

Congress returned to Washington, D.C. this week after its summer recess.  The session will last four weeks, before the body adjourns for midterm electioneering.  This short legislative session is likely to be dominated by issues concerning the economy, specifically tax … Continue reading

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A Drop in The Bucket

On Labor Day, President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass $50 billion in spending on U.S. infrastructure.  According to the White House, the plan seeks to “expand and renew our nation’s roads, railways and runways” over the next 5-6 … Continue reading

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