Hank Green Says It’s Not OK for the Mainstream Media to Snipe at YouTube Stars
But the Reason Isn't What You Expect -- He Even Calls Out Jon Stewart

If you missed it in the post-game coverage of the recent State of the Union speech, Pres. Obama broke new ground beyond perfecting presidential ad libs. He also agreed to one-on-one interviews with three YouTube stars, and one of them, Hank Green, isn’t happy with the way the “legacy” press corps treated the endeavor. Green’s […]

Now It’s Clear Why Tea Partyers Don’t Like Boehner

He’s darker skinned than Pres. Obama. But seriously, if you missed the president’s State of the Union Speech last night, check out Matthew Iglesia’s take over at Vox.

Obama Approval up to 50%

50%

Pres. Obama’s approval rating, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Analysts say the renewed support is largely based on improving economic news. It’s also likely he has rallied his base, especially Latinos, with a series of bold initiatives announced over the past few months.

This is Going to Piss Off Ted Cruz’s Dad

Not to mention little Marco Rubio. But America’s policy toward Cuba makes no sense, and these reforms are long overdue. There will be a hew and cry from the old guard in Miami, from FOX, and from the far rightwing, but since when have they been on the sensible side of issues?

Obama Hijacks the Show but Colbert Report Pulls No Punches

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive If you missed it, watch the revamped segment Colbert calls, “The Word,” but which Obama called, “The Decree.” The president out-deadpans the deadpanner himself.

Poll: 89% Latinos Support Obama’s Executive Order

89%

Percentage of American Latinos who support Pres. Obama’s executive order that defers deportation of undocumented family members of of legal U.S. residents, according to a new poll from Latino Decisions. “This is the most unified we have seen Latino public opinion on any issue,” Matt Barreto, a pollster for the organization, said.

Obama: Pass a Bill Already

Pass a bill. You don’t need me to call a vote to pass a bill. Pass a bill.

— President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, urging Republicans to vote on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

Republicans Warn That Immigration Order Will Foment Anarchy and Violence among Their Base – Obama Tells Them, ‘Pass a Bill’

Last night Pres. Obama unveiled his executive order to defer the deportations of 4.4 million undocumented residents, allow spouses of green-card holders to apply for legal status, make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to get visas and more. Today, predictably, Republicans are in full lather trying to shift public attention away from the fact that […]

Obama Unveils Executive Order on Immigration Reform

Here are highlights of Pres. Obama’s executive order on immigration reform from the Washington Post:

Impeachable? Here Are 18 Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Recent Republican Presidents
Presidents Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush all altered immigration law by executive action, yet none were impeached

Republicans claim that that Pres. Obama’s plan to establish temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants by executive order is illegal. Read the full report from the American Immigration Council: Executive Grants of Temporary Immigration Relief, 1956-Present They have issued a series of threats against the president if he signs the order to stand up the […]

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