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Patrick Martin – Obama’s final State of the Union: Lies, evasions and threats

The final State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night by President Barack Obama was a demonstration of the incapacity of the American political system to deal honestly or seriously with a single social question. Obama evaded the real issues that affect tens of millions of working people in America every day of their lives. He painted a ludicrous picture …

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Leid Stories – 12.07.15

Obama’s Re-Renewed War on Guns and Terror

Last Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.—in which two shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and wounded 21 others at a holiday party before being killed in a shootout with police—was the focus of a national address by President Barack Obama last night. It was an act of terrorism, he said, and his administration is dealing resolutely with it, both domestically and in conjunction with U.S. allies. Leid Stories deconstructs the president’s speech.