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Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith criticizes President Barack Obama for falsifying a significant portion of his first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Smith builds his case on the research in David Maraniss’s new book, Barack Obama: The Story. But even when joining Obama’s critics, Smith tries to protect him–and the media that allowed Obama to get away with his lies for years, with no small amount of help from Smith himself.
Smith says that Maraniss presents “38 instances” in which the available evidence contradicts “significant elements of Obama’s own story of his life and his family history.” Yet he all but excuses Obama’s falsehoods, claiming that they were motivated by a desire “[t]o tell a familiar, simple, and ultimately optimistic story about race and identity in the 20th Century.” That Obama might have had political ambitions in mind–given that the book was released on the eve of his campaign for the Illinois state senate–does not compute for Smith… READ THE FULL STORY HERE
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Obama uses embassies to push for LGBT rights abroad

American efforts launched out of embassies at administration’s direction have met support and criticism for gay rights activism Associated Press in Warsaw theguardian.com President Barack Obama’s administration has taken the US gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the … read more

USA : VA review finds ‘significant and chronic’ failures

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying problems raised … read more

Supreme Court rules against Obama on recess appointments

Richard Wolf, USA TODAY  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to the powers of the presidency Thursday, ruling decisively that President Obama violated the Constitution by going around the Senate to name key labor and financial watchdogs. Resolving … read more

Philly rail service resumes after Obama intervenes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuter rail service in the Philadelphia area was restored early Sunday, just hours after workers returned to their jobs following a brief strike that was ended when President Barack Obama intervened. Jerri Williams, spokeswoman for the Southeastern … read more

United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation’s north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid … read more

‘We should be ashamed’ Obama on mass shootings

By turns angry and anguished, President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that his “biggest frustration” since taking office has been America’s failure to take even modest steps to curb mass shootings so frequent that they threaten to become routine. “The … read more

Georgia courthouse shooter had bombs, assault rifle, sheriff says

A man who shot a sheriff’s deputy outside a north Georgia courthouse was killed in the shootout with authorities there, Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said. The shooter, armed with explosives and an assault rifle, apparently intended to storm the … read more

Unaccompanied Children from Central America arrive at US borders

Wave of Minors on Their Own Rush to Cross Southwest Border   Children’s Journey The great Central American migration is becoming dominated by women and children fleeing violence and economic hardship. MORE PICTURES HERE By FRANCES ROBLES  SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — After … read more

Russia has pulled back its troops from the border with Ukraine

By Daryna Krasnolutska, Volodymyr Verbyany and Gopal Ratnam Photographer: Vikto Drachev/AFP via Getty Images Pro-Russian fighters of Vostok (East) battalion guard a checkpoint on the road between… Read More Related Ukraine, Russia Gas Deal Seen on Germany Pressure Russia has … read more