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Op-Ed: Six more leave Guantanamo but facility far from closure

Montevideo - On December 7, six Guantanamo prisoners flew to Uruguay. There were four Syrians, a Palestinian, and a Tunisian. The six had never been charged and had been cleared for release five years ago in 2009.

The late Mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, dies at 78

Former DC mayor, Marion Barry, a debatable and tireless supporter of the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate D.C. politician. Barry died on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 78.

Boehner won't rule out govt shutdown over immigration fight

Washington D.c. - Recently, the Obama administration has been considering a plan that aims to shield about five million immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally from deportation as part of a set of executive actions that maybe announced next week, officials say.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Mom of slain Ferguson youth taking case to the UN Committee

When an event such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri gets media attention, it gets that attention all over the world.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

White House to appoint former chief of staff as Ebola Czar

Washington - Following the hospitalization of a second Dallas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola, the Obama administration said it was considering appointing an Ebola czar, and has now tapped a former chief of staff for the position.

Op-Ed: Conservative alternatives to Obamacare that just might be better

Republicans and Tea Party members don't care about people. Obamacare proves President Obama does care. Liberals tell you these things. There are conservative alternatives which might be better and do show compassion, however, maybe more compassion.

Obama says White House expects FCC to uphold net neutrality

At a town hall-type meeting Thursday in Southern California, Pres. Barack Obama said his administration “expects” the FCC to maintain net neutrality, and to prevent Internet service providers from offering multiple tiers of service.

President Obama signs $1 trillion stopgap spending bill

Washington - On Friday, September 19, President Obama signed a $1 trillion spending bill that includes funding for his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria.

Obama's strategy to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Washington - President Obama has launched a new national strategy to combat antibiotic resistance. The strategy seeks to find new types of diagnostic testing and to improve disease surveillance.

White House evacuated as intruder storms towards West Wing

Washington D.c. - Staff members and members of the media have been evacuated from the White House following an intruder scaling the fence and rushing towards the building.

Obama to ask Congress for millions to fight Ebola outbreak

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for close to $1 billion in funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As part of his response, the president also plans to include more U.S. military involvement in the crisis.

Op-Ed: Western Russian-Ukraine Invasion Charades

Washington and its western cohorts are currently ratcheting up their "Russia invaded Ukraine" charades because President Obama's fraudulent follies in Ukraine are failing miserably.

Op-Ed: Nation to hear 'the plan' on Wednesday

On Wednesday the nation will hear from our Commander-in-Chief on plans to deal with the threat of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State." Speaking on "Meet the Press" Sunday, Obama said he would first meet with Congress on Tuesday to discuss his plan.

St. Louis police officer: I'm into diversity, I kill everybody

Ferguson - The St. Louis County police officer who pushed CNN's Don Lemon during live coverage of protests in Ferguson, MO. is now suspended from duty after an online video surfaced showing the officer launching into an hour-long racist rant.

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.

Op-Ed: It is time for 'dreamers' to hold onto their dream

Every year more than 20,000 of young migrants arrive to the United States in what hopefully will be the promise of a better life. Before 2012, these migrants were at high risk of being deported even if they had spent many years living in the U.S.

President seeks to abolish subminimum wage for the disabled

United States President Barack Obama is moving forward with a plan that will guarantee that disabled federal workers will no longer receive less than the federal minimum wage.

Gym rat films President Obama pump iron in Polish hotel gym

U.S. President Barack Obama is traveling in Europe, busy aligning himself with countries opposed to the shenanigans of Russia's Vladimir Putin. While in Poland this week the health-conscious president found time for a workout - and was filmed doing so.

The bear is loose: President Obama takes stroll, greets passersby

Doubtless for U.S. President Barack Obama's detractors the video linked here won't be so watchable. But it should keep amused all of those who do like the man. He's a friendly, personable guy and the video shows it.

U.S. President Barack Obama extolls 'working' Obamacare

At a news conference in the White House on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama detailed some successes of what the nation calls Obamacare. The health care program had a disastrous rollout in October but Obama said it's working now.

Despite ICJ ruling, Japan proceeds with Pacific whale hunt

Japan announced on Friday it would conduct a scaled-down annual whale hunt in the Northern Pacific this year, according to Reuters. This is despite an international court ruling in March against their Antarctic whaling program.

Op-Ed: The future of advertising lies within video games

Although there are no commercial breaks in video games, there is no shortage of advertising and product placement within the gaming world.

Disney paves the way for dreamers Special

Orlando - There is an old and well used saying, “Don't reinvent the wheel.” It is a cliche saying to be sure, but that is caused by people so often try to do exactly that -- create a new solution -- when the solution has already been found.

Keystone XL pipeline green lit by U.S. State Dept report

Washington - In a report released today the United States State department has found that the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.However,the project has yet to be fully approved by President Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: Mr. Dithers Goes to Washington

Obama's game plan seems to be slash and burn. He will get his way or he will misuse his Executive powers to get what he wants.

NSA reportedly bugs intercepted laptops purchased online

A new report found that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely intercepts shipping deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

Op-Ed: Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Moscow - Whistle-blower and former NSA analyst Edward Snowden remains holed up in Russia. From Russia Snowden has sent a Christmas message to those prepared to listen. It is a warning about an increasingly totalitarian future unless we heed the warning signs.

Obama family attends Oregon State-Akron game in Hawaii

Honolulu - During a vacation in Hawaii, President Obama and his family attended an Oregon State Beavers vs. Akron Zips basketball game.
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President Barack Obama works as his motorcade arrives at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.
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Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th  2012 after Obama s victory is announc...
Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th, 2012 after Obama's victory is announced.
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President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about an agreement reached with Iran on its nuclear pr...
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about an agreement reached with Iran on its nuclear program at the White House in Washington November 23, 2013. Obama said on Saturday that the deal between Iran and six major powers was an important first step toward a comprehensive solution to Iran's nuclear program
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President Barack Obama paid a visit to a Washington Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2012.
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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden
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Brittney Lewis works at a Denney's Restaurant, performing a service folks should know more about, as she declares what she believes America needs, with wisdom with which most folks might agree.
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The White House is always fenced off, but currently additional barriers are set up as the city prepares for President Obama's second Inauguration Day.
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President Obama pauses to " look one more time"
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Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
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President Obama pauses to " look one more time"
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The Newseum is all dressed up for the Inauguration.
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Shakira, Stevie Wonder and Usher performing at President Obama's 2009 inauguration.
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President Obama has painted the Afghan occupation as progress, while numerous reports contradict his rose-colored messaged.
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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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President Barack Obama greets members of the audience following his remarks at an event with military personnel at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about an agreement reached with Iran on its nuclear pr...
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about an agreement reached with Iran on its nuclear program at the White House in Washington November 23, 2013. Obama said on Saturday that the deal between Iran and six major powers was an important first step toward a comprehensive solution to Iran's nuclear program
With permission by Reuters / Joshua Roberts