Barack Obama

Jon Queally, staff writer
The top one percent of the wealthiest people on the planet own nearly fifty percent of the world's assets while the bottom fifty percent of the global population combined own less than one percent of the world's wealth. "These figures give more evidence that inequality is extreme and growing, and that economic recovery following the financial...
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...
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...

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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...