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Op-Ed: Obama had tried to rescue photojournalist Foley

Washington D.c. - It was clear there was something even more somber than usual when President Barack Obama talked of the slaughter of photojournalist James Foley, calling him a friend. Obama had sent special forces to try to rescue him, sources are reporting.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: Meaningless marijuana test in St. Louis racial violence

Ferguson - Authorities in St. Louis are getting publicity for a report that the 18-year-old black killed by a white cop had marijuana in his system. Once a claim becomes a “scoop,” the rules of fact checking do not apply.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Amnesty details U.S. murder, torture, war crimes under Obama

A scathing new report from Amnesty International details how the U.S. military has systematically ignored and covered up the torture and killing of innocent civilians committed by its forces in Afghanistan.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: International successes pile up for President Obama on vacation

Edgartown - President Barack Obama is on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, but the international successes are piling up. The rescue mission of civilians on Iraq's Mount Sinjar is being touted as an accomplished mission. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki steps aside.
In the Media by John Presta - 61 comments

Op-Ed: Obama accomplishes two missions; Iraq's Mount Sinjar, PM resigns

Edgartown - President Barack Obama held a press briefing today in Edgartown, Massachusetts, that was initially announced as an update on the Ferguson, Missouri situation. Instead, Obama led with a discussion of the successful rescue of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
In the Media by John Presta - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Have Iraq's 'devil worshippers' pulled off new Great Escape

Sinjar - Teams of U.S. forces landed on Mount 4,448-foot Sinjar in Iraq in a sort of a modern day Moses-like mission to rescue thousands of non-Muslims considered devil worshippers.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Dick Cheney predicts Hillary Clinton will not be Democrat nominee

Washington, D. C. - Former Vice President Dick Cheney is clearly frustrated and struggling to regain lost credibility from the role played in shaping America' disastrous foreign policy during the failed George W. Bush years, mishandling and botching the events after 9/11.
In the Media by John Presta - 19 comments

Fox News contributor: Michelle Obama should 'drop a few' pounds

Fox News contributor Keith Ablow apparently thinks First Lady Michelle Obama is too fat to be an effective advocate of healthy eating among children.
In the Media by Business Insider - 1 comment

Reagan official says U.S. planning first nuclear strike on Russia

Explaining recent incursions by Russian nuclear-armed bombers into sensitive US airspace, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan has argued that the U.S. is preparing for a first nuclear strike on Russia and perhaps China.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 12 comments

Obama explains Iraq airstrike operation in his weekly address

Washington, D. C. - At the end of 2011, President Barack Obama announced the end of American involvement in Iraq, a war that he campaigned against during the 2008 Democratic primary and the 2008 General Election. It was this issue that propelled him onto the national scene.
In the Media by John Presta - 6 comments

Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 11 comments

Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq; gold higher, U.S. futures lower

Washington, D. C. - President Barack Obama made a statement from the State Dining Room of the White House, and announced "two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians."
In the Media by John Presta - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Obama sends Air Force to aid Iraqi Christians

Sinjar - President Barack Obama, risking yet another attack for trying to clean up the Bush Administration’s mess in Iraq, has sent planes to drop food and other supplies to Christians fleeing Sunni Muslims.
In the Media by Robert Weller

NATO warns of Russian assault; troops mass on Ukraine border

Kiev - As the world’s collective media focused on the Israeli/Hamas conflict in the Middle East over the last few weeks, Russia has massed approximately 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s border.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 3 comments

Pres. Obama hits all-time low in The NBC/WSJ poll

Washington - Pres. Barack Obama’s overall approval rating has hit an all-time low in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The president’s approval rating among Americans is at 40 percent, however the bad news does not stop there.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 8 comments

Schools forced to slim down on bake sales

Once a time-honored, childhood tradition, the scholastic bake sale might not have many semesters left in American schoolhouses.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why impeaching Obama is impossible but useful for politicians

Very few Americans, even ones who are in his party, are very happy with Obama now. At the same time history has shown that it is tremendously difficult to impeach a president. Many officials have reasons to call for it anyway.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

USDA officials begin changing 50-year-old poultry guidelines

USDA executives have announced plans to overhaul guide lines on poultry which have not changed in 50 years. Inspection systems and laws will all be examined and changed for the modern-day industry.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Israel spied on John Kerry during failed peace talks

Tel Aviv - Destroying whatever credibility it had left with President Barack Obama’s administration, Israel has been caught spying on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East peace mission.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

U.S. economy keeps rolling, 6 straight months of strong job gains

New numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the U.S. economy improving in ways it has not done for almost two decades. Under President Barack Obama's administration, the economy has now added at least 200,000 jobs for six straight months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 8 comments

House passes border crisis bill as Obama vows to act alone

Washington - The US Congress has passed two measures to stem the flow of Central American children into the United States despite the strong objections of President Barack Obama, who vowed to address the crisis unilaterally.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. House of Representatives votes to sue Obama

Washington - The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt.
In the Media by AFP - 4 comments

Iran calls on Muslims worldwide to arm Gaza

Tehran - On Tuesday, during his Eid al-Fitr address, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spent most of his time talking about the Israel-Gaza conflict, condemning Israel while calling the attacks on Gaza "genocide."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 9 comments

Obama plans to use executive power to allow illegals to stay

Washington, D. C. - U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to use executive authority to issue millions of work permits to those who entered the country illegally if no congressional action occurs by the end of summer.
In the Media by Justin King - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Bill Maher — Asks GOPers for specifics of what Obama’s doing wrong

Los Angeles - Critics of President Barack Obama love to say that he lacks leadership, that he doesn't have the respect of the world or that he isn't strong enough when it comes to foreign policy. Ask that same critic for specific examples and they come up empty.
In the Media by John Presta - 3 comments

Putin faces lawsuit in Malaysian jet downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a lawsuit in the shooting down and murder of 298 Malaysian airlines employees and passengers. The White House says Putin is "culpable."
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Putin allegedly fires artillery on Ukraine as bodies retrieved

Donetsk - Instead of backing off because of the world’s condemnation of Russia for the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, Moscow began an artillery barrage into Ukraine territory Thursday.
In the Media by Robert Weller

A Facebook Page Says: 'Barack Obama Must Die'

A Facebook Page Says “Barack Obama Must Die” and then defends it by saying they're only stating a scientific fact that he must die someday.
In the Media by W.V. Fitzgerald

Op-Ed: Loggerhead turtles and oil exploration: They just don't mix

It was a huge victory, and bittersweet, but after five years of debate and struggle by environmental groups, including Oceana, the endangered loggerhead sea turtle finally won federal protection for its critical habitat on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Ted Cruz claims FAA flight ban is 'economic boycott of Israel'

Texas Republican Ted Cruz attacked the Obama administration on Wednesday, claiming the FAA flight ban to Israel was politically motivated.
In the Media by Dan Pelberg - 14 comments
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In this file photo taken in August 2011  President Obama huddles with the Galesburg High School foot...
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In this file photo taken in August 2011, President Obama huddles with the Galesburg High School football team during the stop on his three-day bus tour in the Midwest
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President Barack Obama talks with Ricardo Zuniga  Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs  an...
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President Barack Obama talks with Ricardo Zuniga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Cecilia Muñoz, Domestic Policy Council Director, before delivering remarks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Mexico
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President Barack Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal  the U.S. Commander for Afghanistan...
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President Barack Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the U.S. Commander for Afghanistan, in the Oval Office
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Obama Calls-in the Marines to shield him and Turkish PM from rain
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Obama Calls-in the Marines to shield him and Turkish PM from rain
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President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House  November 3  2010...
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President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House, November 3, 2010.
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David Cameron and President Obama address the media outside Lancaster House in May 2011
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David Cameron and President Obama address the media outside Lancaster House in May 2011
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President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have lunch at Ray s Hell Burger in Arli...
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President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., June 24, 2010.
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President Barack Obama peers out a window with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the Doheny Memorial L...
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President Barack Obama peers out a window with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the Doheny Memorial Library to scope out the crowd size at a rally at the University of Southern California Alumni Park in Los Angeles
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Barack Obama and Netanyahu in the Oval Office
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Barack Obama and Netanyahu in the Oval Office
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President Obama during his 2011 State of the Union address
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President Obama during his 2011 State of the Union address
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President Obama s Long Form Birth Certificate.
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President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate.
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The President meets with the BP Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs in the White House
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The President meets with the BP Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs in the White House
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In true British tradition the men serve the meat and the women serve the salad at an impromptu barbe...
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In true British tradition the men serve the meat and the women serve the salad at an impromptu barbecue held in honour of President Obama's visit to the UK in May 2011
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Pictured is VP Joe Biden  U.N. envoy Susan Rice and President Barack Obama.
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Pictured is VP Joe Biden, U.N. envoy Susan Rice and President Barack Obama.
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President Obama delivers an address at Georgetown University
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President Obama delivers an address at Georgetown University
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President Obama places a wreath at the site of the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero.
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President Obama places a wreath at the site of the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero.
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White House Correspondents  Dinner
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White House Correspondents' Dinner
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate  which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit  2011
President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit, 2011
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