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Barak Obama

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When the President uses the n-word, please quote him without those dashes

This is a file photo of Barack Obama from 2006. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)When judging whether or not to use taboo language, editors wisely consider the identity of the speaker and the context of the speech. So I hope that the use of the n-word by the President of the United States in a podcast interview about racism will allow … Read More
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Osama bin Laden was reading Bob Woodward? It’s not news to Woodward.

Journalist Bob Woodward's book, "Obama's Wars." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)One of our most fabled journalists was not exactly surprised Wednesday with disclosure of declassified government documents that touched on the reading habits of Osama bin Laden. It included word that at the time of the U.S. raid on his Pakistan compound in 2011, books in bin Laden’s bedroom included … Read More
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Fact-checking the war comparisons between Obama and Bush

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, quickly led to comparisons with his predecessor, President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official … Read More
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