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White House correspondents dinner: Barack Obama has one mean wit – CNN


National Journal

White House correspondents dinner: Barack Obama has one mean wit
CNN
Of all recent presidents, Obama has taken humor closer to the hard-to-define threshold of what is appropriate coming from the mouth of a president. Sure, like his predecessors he usually opens with the regular ribbing of the press and his staff and
Barack Obama's Top Secret Plan to Make You LaughNational Journal
Barack Obama has one mean witWPTZ The Champlain Valley

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:28 pm

After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy – Newsday


After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy
Newsday
A day after President Barack Obama apologized and took responsibility for the deaths of American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto in a January strike along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, officials said Friday that a nearly yearlong, …

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:41 pm

Obama to Intelligence Officials: ‘We Bleed When We Lose an American Life’ – TheBlaze.com


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Obama to Intelligence Officials: 'We Bleed When We Lose an American Life'
TheBlaze.com
A day after admitting a counterterrorism strike against an Al Qaeda compound mistakenly killed an American and Italian hostage in January, President Barack Obama heralded intelligences officials for how serious they take their jobs. “We all bleed when
Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deathsNewsday
US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages; Obama apologizesReuters
'We All Bleed When We Lose an American Life' President Barack Obama SaysDaily Observer
Syracuse.com -ABC15 Arizona
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:40 pm

Barack Obama Has the Last Word on the Medicare “Doc Fix” – The Beacon (blog)


Barack Obama Has the Last Word on the Medicare “Doc Fix”
The Beacon (blog)
On April 15, President Obama signed the so-called Medicare “doc fix,” a bill that I previously warned would recruit Republicans onto Obamacare's B-Team. I had also hoped that they would reject the bill, especially after Medicare's Chief Actuary

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:30 pm

For 7th year in a row, Obama breaks promise to acknowledge Armenian genocide – CNN


CNN

For 7th year in a row, Obama breaks promise to acknowledge Armenian genocide
CNN
And it's also the seventh year in a row President Barack Obama has broken his promise to use the word "genocide" to describe the atrocity. It's a moral position taken by Pope Francis, actor George Clooney and even by the Kardashians. On the 2008 …
Obama Knows the Truth About the Armenian GenocideSlate Magazine
For some, it's the Armenian non-Genocidelegal Insurrection (blog)
What refusal to say 'Armenian genocide' says about ObamaChristian Science Monitor
Firstpost -The Guardian -Chicago Sun-Times
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:20 pm

Brother: ‘Dishonest’ Obama abandoned family – WND.com


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Brother: 'Dishonest' Obama abandoned family
WND.com
This is the first of two articles on an interview with President Obama's half-brother Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama conducted via Skype with film director Joel Gilbert. The first article focuses on Malik Obama's charge that Barack Obama exploited the family

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 11:29 pm

Barack Obama’s Deflategate joke gets thumbs down from Bill Belichick – FOXSports.com


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Barack Obama's Deflategate joke gets thumbs down from Bill Belichick
FOXSports.com
When the world champion New England Patriots visited the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama dropped a Deflategate joke. "I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town I was worried 11 out of 12 of them
Barack Obama welcomes Patriots to White House with DeflateGate jokesSB Nation
New England Patriots — Barack Obama Cracks Deflategate, Gronk JokesTMZ.com
Patriots honored by President Obama, who jokes about 'Deflategate'ESPN
Breitbart News -CBS Local
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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 9:07 pm

Blake Lively and Barack Obama’s Very Awkward Encounter – Vanity Fair


Vanity Fair

Blake Lively and Barack Obama's Very Awkward Encounter
Vanity Fair
Lively sat down with Seth Meyers last night as part of this Age of Adaline press tour, and she shared an especially delightful tale of a dinner she attended at which she met Barack Obama. There is a lot going on here, in terms of recounted awkwardness.
Blake Lively Completely Embarrassed Herself in Front of President ObamaUs Magazine

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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 5:46 pm

To stay in the conversation, Barack Obama is going small – Politico


Politico

To stay in the conversation, Barack Obama is going small
Politico
This week, President Barack Obama took a guided tour of sawgrass and alligators and brought Bill Nye the Science Guy along on Air Force One to tape a White House website video about climate change. Next week? Tune in for the next episode of Barack …
Obama turns up heat on climate change debate in FloridaCNN
Barack Obama Trolled Rick Scott on His Climate Change DenialNew Times Broward-Palm Beach
President Barack Obama To Travel To EvergladesCBS Local
Wall Street Journal (blog) -Sydney Morning Herald -The News-Press
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Posted on 23 April 2015 | 9:44 am

Barack Obama: Elizabeth Warren is ‘wrong’ on trade – Politico


Politico

Barack Obama: Elizabeth Warren is 'wrong' on trade
Politico
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Elizabeth Warren is “wrong” in her criticisms of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement he's trying to reach — an unusually direct criticism of the senator whose support he has courted on other issues that are
Obama defends, pitches TPP trade deal as Democrats balkRT
Elizabeth Warren strikes back against Obama over tradeCNN
“I love Elizabeth Warren, but she's just wrong”: Barack Obama hits back at Salon
Huffington Post -The Economist -TIME
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Posted on 21 April 2015 | 11:30 pm

Obama News – Yahoo!News

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:58 pm

Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and used the jar to help illustrated the point. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:28 pm

Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

Attorney General Eric Holder waves to Justice Department during a farewell gathering at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, April 24, 2015. Holder was bidding farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder was addressing employees at an afternoon ceremony one day after his chosen successor, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed by the Senate following a months-long delay. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:27 pm

White House to host tribal youth gathering in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning what it says will be the first-ever gathering of tribal youth in Washington.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:38 pm

Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen: Pentagon’s Carter

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease U.S. concerns. “The (Iranian) ships have turned around … Obviously what their onward plans are, we don’t know,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a small group of journalists traveling with him after a trip to California. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier the flotilla was in international waters about midway along the coast of Oman on Friday and still headed northeast. Warren declined to say the ships were going back to Iran or headed toward Iran.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:28 pm

Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

United States Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting Friday, April 24, 2015, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and the leaders of northern indigenous groups form the Council. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITIQALUIT, Canada (AP) — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:15 pm

U.S. pro-Israel lobby opposes push to toughen Iran nuclear bill

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An influential pro-Israel lobbying group is pressuring U.S. lawmakers not to support amendments to toughen a bill that lets Congress review a nuclear agreement with Iran, hoping to avoid a partisan battle that could doom the legislation. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been urging Republicans not to back amendments that might turn many Senate Democrats against the “Iran Nuclear Review Act,” or prompt Democratic President Barack Obama to renew his threat to veto the legislation. “To achieve that goal we are supporting the leadership of Senator (Bob) Corker and Senator (Ben) Cardin on the bill.” AIPAC is considered one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, and its support makes it less likely an amendment seen as a “poison pill” that would kill the bill would attract the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:42 pm

No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visitJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama …

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:39 pm

Several U.S. probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence GroupBy Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two U.S.-born al Qaeda militants, U.S. government sources said on Friday. The Senate Intelligence Committee also is reviewing the attacks, a Congressional source said. Depending upon the results of the CIA watchdog's investigation, U.S. President Barack Obama could establish an outside investigative panel to examine the drone attacks, and broader U.S. drone policy, said a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The White House has revealed few details about the reviews, declining even to identify the CIA Inspector General as the office doing the initial probe.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:36 pm

Obama rallies intelligence staff after botched strike

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to mark its 10th anniversary in McLean, Virginia, April 24, 2015A day after revealing that the United States killed two Western hostages in a botched operation against Al-Qaeda, a mournful President Barack Obama assembled intelligence staff to pay tribute to their work and patriotism. "There may be those outside who question or challenge what we do," a resolute Obama told officials at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as he addressed the deaths of 73-year-old American Warren Weinstein and 39-year-old Italian Giovanni Lo Porto. Obama has appeared publicly to take "full responsibility" for the two men's deaths, which officials suggested was a result of a drone strike on an Al-Qaeda compound in Pakistan in January. "It's hard," Obama admitted.

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:23 pm