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The Obama Tapes
New Yorker Magazine, by David Remnick

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/23/2014 12:18:19 PM

This week’s issue of the magazine contains “Going the Distance,” a portrait of Barack Obama, drawn from interviews with the President at the White House and on Air Force One during a fund-raising swing through Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. There was also an on-the-record call just as the piece was closing for publication. I think I will get no argument that the piece was long enough, thank you, but there were some moments that further illustrated the President’s capacity to argue both sides of a question and, when needed, to opt for a magnanimous non-answer rather than launch

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Here we go again. Remnick just can´t get enough of his idol 0bama. 0bama says he´s somebody who is "interested in solving problems" but because of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh he can´t penetrate the Republican base? Really? His arrogance is just stunning.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/23/2014 12:43:36 PM     (No. 9702599)

Really? He´s done a pretty good job of penetrating the Republican establishment.

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