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Barack Obama

Venezuela

The Trump Treasury Department’s move to impose sanctions on and to freeze the assets of a series of high-profile Venezuelan actors—including the country’s new vice...
Iran

A senior Iranian cleric’s observation this week that Iranian missiles could hit Tel Aviv in seven minutes made international headlines and was a useful reminder...
settlements

Two important things happened tonight: Donald Trump reversed Barack Obama's policy toward Israel's settlements, and the New York Times headline on the story about it...
ISIS

From the February 2017 issue: ... In the eight years of the Obama presidency, war broke out twice between the Palestinians and the Israelis and nearly...
Obama officials

On his way out the door of the People’s House, former President Barack Obama informed reporters that his time out of the political spotlight might...
Barack Obama

For a president who won the White House by promising to serve as an antidote to the ills of the Obama era, Donald Trump’s allies...
Obama

As John Podhoretz wrote, these are days of promise and opportunity for America’s political media professionals. So far, they’re squandering their shot. By indulging in...
alternative facts

It’s possible the new White House team knew what they were doing when they sent Sean Spicer to pick a fight and say things that...
donald trump

The general line about the Trump speech is that it was very dark. That misses the true import of the speech, which is that it...
Barack Obama

Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss...

Our final podcast of the week features our tear-bathed tribute to the departing Barack Obama and his commutation of the sentences of traitors and the...
White House

When he took the stage at his final presidential press briefing, the reporters in attendance couldn’t have known that Barack Obama’s opening statement would be...