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President Obama — Cuban Cigar Crisis … La Foto Es Verdad – TMZ.com


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Barack Obama just can't stay away from the smell of Cuban cigarsWeb India

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:02 am

‘Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few … – Washington Post (blog)


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'Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few
Washington Post (blog)
Each month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) appears on a radio show where he answers questions from listeners. On Thursday, a guy who used to live in Somerville, Mass., called. "Governor," the man said. "This is Barack Obama, formerly of
'Barack Obama, Formerly of Somerville' Wishes Gov. Deval Patrick Well on Live Boston.com
'Governor, This Is Barack Obama, Formerly Of Somerville.'WGBH NEWS
Barack Obama Prank Calls Boston Public Radio StationMediaite
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:17 am

Obama sheds Clark Kent demeanor, tries on Superman costume – CNN


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Obama sheds Clark Kent demeanor, tries on Superman costume
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(CNN) — In case you haven't noticed, President Obama has been flexing his executive muscles lately. On paper, it's a head-scratcher. After all, he lost control of the Senate in the last election. His popularity is hovering near an all-time low. And
Watch Barack Obama come (almost) full circle on CubaQuartz
Barack Obama's Cuba SurpriseThe New Yorker
Obama Announces Beginning of Normalization of Relations With CubaSlate Magazine (blog)
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:44 am

Obama Gives Voter ID Laws a Boost – Bloomberg View


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Obama Gives Voter ID Laws a Boost
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President Barack Obama's decision to grant temporary legal status to five million immigrants could end up haunting Democrats' voter registration efforts, by fueling the Republican push for voter registration laws requiring proof of citizenship. The

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:05 pm

Is Barack Obama Melting Down? – Western Journalism


Is Barack Obama Melting Down?
Western Journalism
Barack Obama is melting down. Desperate to leave a positive legacy, he is beside himself and grasping at straws. With popularity polls at an all time low and virtually no one approving of how he is doing his job, he is doing an end run around the U.S. …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:46 pm

Props To Barack Obama … Wait, What? – FITSNews


Props To Barack Obama … Wait, What?
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By FITSNEWS || This website has little use for U.S. President Barack Obama. He represents everything that's wrong with America … and his policies (like those of most of his “Republican” frenemies) continue to inflict lasting damage to our free market

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:59 pm

Vladimir Putin is nearly twice as popular as Barack Obama – Chicago Sun-Times


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Vladimir Putin is nearly twice as popular as Barack Obama
Chicago Sun-Times
According to Gallup, Obama has the approval of 43 percent, which is virtually flat from December 2012 (42 percent) and down from 54 percent two years ago. In one way, Putin can thank Obama for his extremely high support. "The Russian people have a …
Is Obama destroying the Russian economyPolitico

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:27 pm

The Liberation of Barack Obama? – The Weekly Standard (blog)


The Liberation of Barack Obama?
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This breathless news comes from Politico and one wonders if even they don't get a little weary of the Perils of Obama routine. Why should we care if he feels liberated and is going into his pivot man routine? The United States is being humiliated and …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:18 pm

The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences – People Magazine


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The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
People Magazine
The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren't as far in the past
Obama: 'No Black Male My Age' Hasn't Been Mistaken for a ValetNBCNews.com
Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial ProfilingThe Frisky
Obama had trouble getting cabs in Chicago, first lady saysChicago Tribune
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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 11:30 am

The Surprising Way Barack Obama Changed ‘Into The Woods’ – Huffington Post


The Surprising Way Barack Obama Changed 'Into The Woods'
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"You are not alone." As director Rob Marshall remembers it, he heard President Barack Obama inadvertently use that "Into the Woods" quote during a memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It was then that Marshall

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 9:57 pm

Obama News – Yahoo!News

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:39 am

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

A movie billboard is displayed behind a Sony Pictures Entertainment Studio entrance in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:33 am

For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

People line up to take the bus outside the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That’s about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:31 am

China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the Taiwan issue was one of China’s core interests and remained the most important and most sensitive issue in Sino-U.S. ties. “China firmly opposes the arms sale to Taiwan by the U.S. This position is resolute, clear and consistent,” Qin told a daily news briefing. …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:24 am

US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, students stand outside a building to find an Internet signal for their phones in Havana, Cuba. In programs revealed by the Associated Press in 2014, USAID secretly created a primitive social media program called ZunZuneo, staged a health workshop to recruit activists and infiltrated Cuba’s hip-hop community. Those programs were part of a grassroots campaign aimed at undermining the Castro government through the citizenry, rather than directly targeting political leaders. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:23 am

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases. Arpaio's decision to disband the criminal employment squad will end his last major foothold in immigration enforcement after the courts and federal government have gradually reined in his powers in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:22 am

It’s law now: ‘No Social Security for Nazis’

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP’s investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich’s network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:21 am

U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaper

Lawyer Stanley Cohen arrives at the Manhattan Federal Court house in New YorkLONDON (Reuters) – U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. Citing emails, the Guardian said talks with the spiritual leaders of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, aimed at releasing hostage Peter Kassig began in mid-October and ran for several weeks with the knowledge of the FBI. U.S. officials were not immediately available to comment on the newspaper report. …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:12 am

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo a farmer drives his tractor past a soybean field toward grain storage bins near Ladora, Iowa. U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba, and soybeans are one of the main products Cuba now buys from the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:42 am

White House releases snapshot of plan to rate U.S. colleges

A woman lies in the grass at Columbia University in New YorkBy Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks. The U.S. Education Department will rate institutions on their performance, intake of low-income students, completion rates, affordability, employment prospects and student loan repayment rates. …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 5:06 am