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White House Says President Barack Obama Hopes to Visit Cuba – Latin Post


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White House Says President Barack Obama Hopes to Visit Cuba
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President Barack Obama (L) greets Cuban President Raul Castro and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South …
Barack Obama could duck fight over U.S. ambassador to CubaPolitico

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 8:45 pm

Toddler upstages Barack Obama with White House temper tantrum – Telegraph.co.uk


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Toddler upstages Barack Obama with White House temper tantrum
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He may be commander-in-chief of the greatest superpower the world has ever known, but there's not much even Barack Obama can do when a small child decides to throw a temper tantrum. A photograph posted to Twitter shows the moment Claudia Moser, …
Claudia Moser meets Barack Obama, throws a massive tantrumMetro
@POTUS, Obama's Twitter Debut, Faces Racist BacklashNBCNews.com
Obama set a world record by reaching 1 million followers in five hoursThe Verge
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 1:14 pm

Senate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama – AL.com


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Senate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama
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WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdleYahoo News
Senate blocks NSA bill, grants Obama fast-track trade powerMSNBC
US Senate Approves Fast-Track Trade Authority for Barack ObamaNDTV
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 2:19 am

Poll: Obama popularity on the upswing – CNN


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Poll: Obama popularity on the upswing
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Still, that, too marks a favorable upswing from last fall, when Obama was also facing some of the lowest approval ratings of his time in office. Gallup surveyed 1,024 adults from May 6-10 via landline and cell phone, and the poll has a margin of error
Barack Obama's Favourable Rating Highest In Two Years: ReportsNDTV
Obama Favorable Rating Up, Best Since September 2013Gallup.com

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 3:39 pm

Barack Obama Still Misunderestimates ISIL – Politico


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Barack Obama Still Misunderestimates ISIL
Politico
With the fall of Ramadi, and continuing through the fall of Palmyra, officials up to and including President Barack Obama have sought to recast the Islamic State's victories as “tactical” setbacks. Variations on this line were trotted out by the

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 1:15 pm

Barack Obama vs. Jeb Bush: The Climate Change Edition – Newsweek


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Barack Obama vs. Jeb Bush: The Climate Change Edition
Newsweek
To President Barack Obama, climate change is a threat to national security. To Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, it's not clear how much humans are to blame for the Earth's fluctuating climate. In his ongoing effort to combat
Jeb Bush Blames Barack Obama For Failure In IraqBayoubuzz
Jeb Bush: climate is changing but human role is 'convoluted'The Guardian
Jeb Bush says climate is changing but human role is 'convoluted'Reuters
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:24 pm

David Letterman’s Last ‘Late Show’: Foo Fighters, Bill Murray, Barack Obama … – Billboard


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David Letterman's Last 'Late Show': Foo Fighters, Bill Murray, Barack Obama
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… a Foo Fighters performance and a host of big names delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late night king. None were any bigger than the four presidents (including current POTUS Barack Obama) who at the top of
An error occurred.The White House (blog)
President Obama Pays Tribute to David Letterman on Night of Final ShowTheWrap
President Barack Obama, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More Show Up For PerezHilton.com

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:20 pm

Why Paul Ryan is suddenly so happy to work with Barack Obama – Salon


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Why Paul Ryan is suddenly so happy to work with Barack Obama
Salon
But as multiple reports over the years have confirmed, if it weren't for Ryan's unwillingness to help Obama get a “win,” the president would likely have made one of liberals' worst nightmares come true by signing on to a decidedly conservative version

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm

Barack Obama peddles one more ridiculous explanation for Islamic terrorism. – American Thinker (blog)


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Barack Obama peddles one more ridiculous explanation for Islamic terrorism.
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President Barack Obama has called climate change a "serious threat" to America's national security and linked extreme weather to the rise of Boko Haram and the outbreak of war in Syria. Mr Obama said rising sea levels could undermine the effectiveness
Barack Obama Gives Climate Change Call-To-Action at Coast Guard GraduationPatch.com
President Obama to Cadets: Lead the Way on Fighting Climate ChangeTIME
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:19 am

Barack Obama makes clear that he is not @BarackObama – Washington Post (blog)


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Barack Obama makes clear that he is not @BarackObama
Washington Post (blog)
It's been roughly 10 minutes since President Obama joined Twitter, at the time of writing, and about 30,000 people have signed up to follow him. And who could resist, given the allure of his first tweet?
President Barack Obama Launches Twitter Account, Receives Racist, Sarcastic International Business Times
Tweeter-in-Chief: Barack Obama's New Twitter Account is @POTUSNBCNews.com
How Fast Did Barack Obama Pick Up Twitter Followers? At A Rate of 3314 Per Forbes
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Posted on 18 May 2015 | 4:23 pm

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Carter says Iraq’s ‘will to fight’ at issue after Ramadi

FILE - In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of the U.S. effort to bolster Iraqi forces to retake their territory from extremist militants.

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 2:42 pm

APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization’s efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements. The ministers …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 2:21 pm

After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

Mark Rosekind testifies before a Senate hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the NHTSA in WashingtonThe U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss – a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 12:11 pm

U.S. Republicans navigate the new politics of energy abundance

Walker speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma CityBy James Oliphant OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America's unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential candidates scrambling for a way to reclaim leadership on an issue the party once seemed to own. "We've got an abundance of supply," Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said this week in Oklahoma at a gathering of putative Republican candidates for next year's presidential election.

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 11:09 am

Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game:’ U.S. trade official

Andrew Robb, Australia's minister for trade and investment, speaks during a Reuters interview at a hotel in ManilaBy Rosemarie Francisco BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) – The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, with sensitive issues likely to be ironed out when its Congress resumes sessions, the top U.S. trade official said on Sunday. "We are very much in the end-game," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters after a two-day trade ministers' meeting on the Philippine island of Boracay. "Our negotiators are working as we speak, and working through issues, we hope to conclude it soon," Froman said.

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 9:56 am

Congress’ familiar path: short-term solutions

The U.S. Capitol is illuminated at night as the Senate continues to work late, Friday, May 22, 2015, on Capitol Hill. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation's highway and transit aid, they were following a well-worn path. If a program is about to expire and the two sides are stymied over what to do, Congress often keeps the program alive temporarily and revisits the problem later. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 2:37 am

Former rebels, devout cheer as murdered archbishop beatified in El Salvador

Catholic faithful attend the beatification ceremony of the late Archbishop of San Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero at El Salvador del Mundo square in San SalvadorBy Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was gunned down at the altar by a right-wing death squad for denouncing the oppression of the poor by the military dictatorship. Roman Catholics from around the world mixed with former Marxist rebels from El Salvador's brutal civil war as over 250,000 people gathered in the capital to celebrate the country priest who confronted the U.S.-backed government. Cardinal Angelo Amato, sent by Pope Francis, officiated the ceremony that followed decades of debate over whether Romero had rejected Church doctrine by embracing radical, left-wing rebels.

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 7:04 pm

Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks before a group photo with the new Israeli government in JerusalemBy Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday. It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the United States from Netanyahu, whose relations with President Barack Obama have been strained over U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran and differences over Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. A month-long conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended in failure on Friday over disagreements on how to achieve a Middle East atomic weapons ban.

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 6:30 pm

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records this week after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 6:02 pm

State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers

Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry’s political and economic muscle …

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 4:39 pm