At this point, are you even fucking surprised?
While demonstrators marched across the country to protest the latest slayings of black men by police, President Obama spoke from a NATO summit in Warsaw on Thursday to address the reality of bias in the criminal justice system, the urgency for reform and the common interest all Americans have in demanding change.
After months of bureaucratic wrangling, the Obama administration has disclosed its official count of civilians killed in airstrikes outside of conventional war zones: Somewhere between 64 and 116 since 2009. Strangely enough, the administration chose to release the numbers on the Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend.
Earlier this morning, President Obama arrived in Canada to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for Obama’s final North American leaders’ summit. And as the three men went to shake hands, the moment every U.S. citizen has been waiting for finally arrived: Justin Trudeau fucked up.
A police oversight agency in Chicago has recommended firing an officer who made “an offensive racial remark” about Barack Obama during preparations for his visit to the city last year. While the oversight agency has not publicly disclosed what the remark was, the Washington Post, citing an official familiar with the investigation, reports that the officer referred to the president as a “nigger.”
With his improvised, frequently contradictory policy statements, Donald Trump’s proposals have often better resembled a Rorschach test than a traditional political platform. On Monday, however, the presumptive Republican nominee offered his clearest rejection of authorial intent yet, tasking the American people with decoding his claim that “there’s something going on” with President Obama and radical Islam.
In a statement regarding this morning’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead and 53 more injured, President Obama has announced that “the FBI is appropriately investigating this as an act of terrorism.”