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Op-Ed

Obama’s Reprehensible Foreign Policy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was reading an editorial criticizing President Obama for not doing more in the international realm.  Specifically, it suggested that he was too weak. He was supposedly not responding sufficiently to the alleged Russian threat to Ukraine, for instance. Another example […read more]

Health

Sebelius: 7.5 Million Now Signed Up

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president’s health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks. Sign-ups for […read more]

Politics

US Confirms Warrantless Searches of Americans

EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration’s top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress […read more]

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Op-Ed

A Mixed Obama Legacy

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   President Barack Obama announced a “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed.   Many present in the East Wing of the White House described the announcement of this initiative as “an emotional moment” for […read more]

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Op-Ed

Awakened from a Dream

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Mid-January is the time when Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is commemorated.  Cities, towns, and colleges across the country lift their voices and rise up the language of Dr. King’s dream that people are judged by the content of […read more]

Politics

The Morning Plum: Obama, Race, and the Affordable Care Act

[The Washington Post] President Obama gave a series of comments to the New Yorker’s David Remnick that, predictably, are attracting attention this morning because he said: “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.” Obama also said […read more]

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Op-Ed

Is Secretary Gates Disloyal to Obama?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t the first political appointee to analyze the work of an administration he served, even if that administration remains in power.  In 1999, while President Bill Clinton was still in office, longtime staffer and […read more]

Op-Ed

The “Promise Zones”

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   The Obama White House continues a pattern of attacking symptoms instead of the underlying disease, one rehashed progressive ploy at a time.  President Barack Obama’s Promise Zones initiative is aimed at lifting up some of the America’s poorest communities.  […read more]

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Op-Ed

Fighting Poverty on Two Fronts

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty.  Appalled by the way too many Americans lived, he empowered federal workers to develop and implement programs that created jobs, health care, housing and legal assistance.  Some […read more]

National

Obama Unveils First 5 ‘Promise Zones’

JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that “this is going to be a year of action.” Obama […read more]