The article describes Obama as “cultivating” Stewart to an unusual degree in order to advance the administration’s agenda. At the 2011 visit, for instance, Obama used the meeting as a chance to push his economic plan and “lay the groundwork for his 2012 re-election campaign.”
Via Jon Stewart Made Secret Visits To Obama White House @ The Libertarian Republic.
“Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he’s compromised on that I never would have expected. I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he’d support].”
Via Hope dashed: Obama poster artist says president is a disappointment @ The Guardian.
Glenn Greenwald offers context, a summary, and explains how extraordinary the Obama Administration’s actions against a free press truly are. Context: It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined – in fact, double the number of all such…