Barack Obama

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
 A demonstration by Witness Against Torture calling for the closure of the offshore prison. (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc)
President Obama is considering using executive power to close the offshore prison at Guantanamo Bay, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday. Closing the detention center was part of candidate Obama's promises in 2008, and shortly after taking office in 2009 he issued an executive order that the prison be closed within a year. In January...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 President Obama pictured during his first visit to the Pentagon since becoming President January 28, 2009. (Photo: DOD/public domain)
President Obama's comments on Wednesday that U.S. military spending is under...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A suicide bombing on Thursday killed at least 43 people, including several...

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Calling out abject hypocrisy, drone opponents have picked up and run with Michelle Obama's sad-eyed contribution to the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign in support of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the jihadist Boko Haram, arguing, in the words of one revamped sign, "Your Husband Has Killed More Muslim Girls Than Boko Haram Ever Could." There was also a flood of goofy responses and furious redos of Ann Coulter's racist redo of Obama's original, thus underlining the hazards of a...