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  • Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

    White House.gov Press Office Feed
    astone
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In his address, the President spoke to ways in which we can address these challenges, including the transition away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources like wind and solar, an effort in which America is already leading. And he…
  • EGYPT

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    Ramblin'Randy
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Our President, Barak Obama, is having discussions within our government about Egypt.  The United States has stationed troops in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for over thirty years.  These are token forces that help create stability in that region. The Islamic State, or ISIS, is a threat to the region, and our government is considering its options relating to the troops.  The troops could become a target for Islamic State violence.  Currently, the troops are lightly armed since there has been little risk of harm.  The troops have been a symbolic show of strength in a relatively safe…
  • Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They May Not Win in 2016 Without Him

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    Patrick Healy
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Taking his outsider message into the heart of the Democratic establishment, Bernie Sanders warned party leaders that the huge crowds he has drawn may not vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 unless he is at the top of the ticket.
  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story

    Barack Obama News
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.
  • Obama plans hike on Alaskan glacier

    Barack Obama
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    US president's itinerary could include hike across Exit Glacier to examine to highlight global warming
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  • Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

    astone
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In his address, the President spoke to ways in which we can address these challenges, including the transition away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources like wind and solar, an effort in which America is already leading. And he…
  • Letter from the President -- Alternative Pay Plan for Federal Civilian Employees

    hardcastle
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE August 28, 2015 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President): I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2016. Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative pay plans for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of "national emergency or serious economic conditions…
  • Letter from the President -- Alternative Pay Plan for the Uniformed Services

    hardcastle
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE August 28, 2015 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) I am transmitting an alternative plan for monthly basic pay increases for members of the uniformed services for 2016. I am strongly committed to supporting our uniformed service members, who have made such great contributions to our Nation over the past decade of war. As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a…
  • Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

    hardcastle
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the Donbas, Ukrainian political and economic reforms, and implementation of the Minsk agreements.  The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on reaching agreement with Ukraine’s commercial creditors on debt restructuring, and welcomed news of an agreement among several pro-reform political forces to run a common slate of candidates in Ukraine’s local elections this October.  The Vice President also emphasized the United States’ strong support for constitutional…
  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

    hardcastle
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: James O’Brien – Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Department of State Charles “Chip” Lyons – United States Representative, Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Aaron Williams – United States Alternate Representative, Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Esther Brimmer – Member, National Security Education Board Michael Guest – Member, National Security Education Board…
 
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  • EGYPT

    Ramblin'Randy
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Our President, Barak Obama, is having discussions within our government about Egypt.  The United States has stationed troops in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for over thirty years.  These are token forces that help create stability in that region. The Islamic State, or ISIS, is a threat to the region, and our government is considering its options relating to the troops.  The troops could become a target for Islamic State violence.  Currently, the troops are lightly armed since there has been little risk of harm.  The troops have been a symbolic show of strength in a relatively safe…
  • 'सेफ कम्युनिकेशन' के लिए मोदी-ओबामा हॉटलाइन हुई चालू

    Srishta News
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:49 pm
    भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति बराक ओबामा और उनके राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकारों के बीच हॉटलाइन या संचार की सुरक्षित लाइनें हाल ही में चालू हो गईं। हालांकि अभी तक इसका उपयोग नहीं किया गया है। ओबामा 26…
  • Black leaders urged Obama to visit Selma on 'Bloody Sunday'

    segundobp
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) – A grand jury indicted two former Atlanta-area police officers on murder charges after prosecutors said they used stun guns on a man while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The indictment filed Monday charges former East Point police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, in the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr. The two did “materially accelerate” Towns’ death by repeatedly using their stun guns on Towns, who was “exhibiting signs of Read more…
  • What's good for the Goose: Comparing Trump to Hitler (Slightly frightened at how easy this was)

    meerkah
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Starting with the 2008 campaign season, and then again in 2012 (and in between…and after…and to this day), we, the American Public, have had to endure a myriad of “Obama is like Hitler” comparisons.  None of which ever made any sense to anyone who actually knew anything about Hitler, or Obama for that matter. When he first started to gain traction,  Obama was called a ‘brilliant orator, just like Hitler.’ When Obama would visit schools, the children singing to him were viewed as being “indoctrinated” (in to what exactly was never made clear).  Some folks even…
  • Miscelleaneous Miscellany: Its a Complex World.Or Is It?

    robertbirnbaum
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Colbert, Stewart and now Key & Peele One of the art world’s more significant confabs is the Venice Biennale.This year the gathering took a decidedly political direction: …In building the archive, and a related project called “The Guantanamo Effect,” Ghani (Mariam Ghani, an Afghan-American artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. explained: “We noticed that ideas, policies and personnel circulated among all the different U.S.-run prisons in the world. So, first you have U.S. corrections officers and U.S. policemen who are deployed as military police to Afghanistan when they’re…
 
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    Barack Obama News

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.
  • Elections Live Digest: 8/28

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    It was not clear how many migrants had drowned. Dozens of boats are launched from lawless Libya each week, with Ita... .
  • Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    " In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy. As Biden ponders a challenge to Clinton for the Democratic nomination, she has rolled out a string of high-profile endorsements in the early-voting contests of Iowa and South Carolina and scheduled an onslaught of fundraisers across the country in the effort to throw cold water on a possible Biden bid.
  • Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants.
 
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    Barack Obama on Huffington Post

  • Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Every Sulfurous Belch

    Chris Weigant
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The entire Trump phenomenon reminds me of a basic rule from the world of magical/fantasy fiction. It's not quite Asimov's "three laws of robotics," but it's still been used my many authors who write about wizards casting dangerous spells. Read more: Chris Weigant, Most Impressive Democrat of the Week, Midotw, Most Disappointing Democrat of the Week, Mddotw, Republican, Democrat, Democratic, Democrats, Obama, President Obama, Barack Obama, Congress, House, Senate, Trump, Donald Trump, George Will, Sulfurous Belch, Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, Frank Luntz, David Duke, Jorge…
  • Iran Deal Foes Plot New Attack

    The Huffington Post News Team
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Capitol Hill opponents of the landmark Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B to ratchet up pressure on Iran as President Barack Obama moves clo... Read more: Iran Deal, Obama, Politics News
  • Betsy Rosenberg: Why Obama Is Still Missing A Key Step When It Comes To Climate Change

    Betsy Rosenberg
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults. Read more: Carbon, Emissions, Warming, President Obama, Climate Change, Energy, Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy, Arctic, Katrina Anniversary, Green News
  • GVH Live : Did U.S. Pave Way for a Nuclear Iran?

    GVH Live
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Republican Senator Bob Corker addressed his concerns with the Iran Nuclear Deal, pointing out that Iran poses a threat to the stability in the Middle East as well as the security of Israel. Read more: Iran Nuclear Deal, Senator Corker, Iran Deal, President Obama, Politics News
  • Peter D. Rosenstein: Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Faces Anti-Clinton Media Narrative

    Peter D. Rosenstein
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    We have been witnessing the most biased reporting of any election I have ever seen. This isn't only about FOX news spouting lies and bringing racists on to attack President Obama. This is about the media apparently doing all it can to bring down Hillary Clinton. Read more: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, President Obama, Fox News, Democratic Primary, Politico, Media News
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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    President Obama's Weekly Address

  • Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

    The White House
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century.
  • It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

    The White House
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President spoke to the economic progress that our country has made over the past few years, from over 13 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, to 17 states raising the minimum wage.
  • Weekly Address: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Protecting the Right To Vote

    The White House
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by underscoring the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy – that all of us are created equal and that each of us deserves a voice.
  • Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

    The White House
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President celebrated the fiftieth birthdays of Medicare and Medicaid, which together have allowed millions to live longer and better lives.
  • Weekly Address: Wall Street Reform is Working

    The White House
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President speaks to the progress we have made in making our financial system stronger, safer, and more fair in the years since financial crisis.
 
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    President Obama's Weekly Address (Audio)

  • Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

    The White House
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century.
  • It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

    The White House
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President spoke to the economic progress that our country has made over the past few years, from over 13 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, to 17 states raising the minimum wage.
  • Weekly Address: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Protecting the Right To Vote

    The White House
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by underscoring the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy – that all of us are created equal and that each of us deserves a voice.
  • Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

    The White House
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President celebrated the fiftieth birthdays of Medicare and Medicaid, which together have allowed millions to live longer and better lives.
  • Weekly Address: Wall Street Reform is Working

    The White House
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this week's address, the President speaks to the progress we have made in making our financial system stronger, safer, and more fair in the years since financial crisis.
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