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Barack Obama denounces Islamic State as ‘cancer’ that must be ‘extracted’ from … – Telegraph.co.uk


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Barack Obama denounces Islamic State as 'cancer' that must be 'extracted' from
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Obama said that the “entire world is appalled by the brutal murder” of Mr Foley, describing him as “a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend” who was “bearing witness to the lives of people a world away”. He said that he had spoken to Mr Foley's
Why Obama Must Back Up His Tough Talk Against ISIS With ActionSlate Magazine
Obama Says 'Entire World Is Appalled' By ISIS Beheading of JournalistTIME
Transcript: President Obama's remarks on the execution of journalist James Washington Post
New York Daily News -WTVD-TV -Mirror.co.uk
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:28 am

Barack Obama weighs military options for fight against Islamic State – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Barack Obama weighs military options for fight against Islamic State
Telegraph.co.uk
The US has bombed nearly 90 Islamic State targets this month since President Barack Obama authorised air strikes to halt the group's advance on the Kurdish capital of Irbil and ease the siege of the mountain where Iraqi Yazidis had sought refuge.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 6:31 pm

Lebron James Ice Bucket Challenge – Evening News and Tribune


Lebron James Ice Bucket Challenge
Evening News and Tribune
On a yacht, James completed the challenge and nominated his two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus, along with President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the ALS Association announced that it had surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations… King vs.

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 6:11 pm

Watch Barack Obama’s statement on James Foley beheading – Telegraph.co.uk


Green Bay Press Gazette

Watch Barack Obama's statement on James Foley beheading
Telegraph.co.uk
Barack Obama will speak from Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he is currently in the second week of his annual summer holiday. The White House is not saying what topics Mr Obama will address. But the address follows White House confirmation …
Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. ObamaGreen Bay Press Gazette
Poll: Most Oppose Obama's Immigration Plan, Back Tougher Border EnforcementTheBlaze.com
Obama to speak after militants behead AmericanCTV News
Politico -Huffington Post -Latin Post
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:24 pm

Barack Obama Loathes Congress as Much as You Do – Mother Jones


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Barack Obama Loathes Congress as Much as You Do
Mother Jones
Obama does see socializing with Hill Democrats as a chore. But there's a lot that Obama sees as a chore and commits to anyway. The presidency, for all its power, is full of drudgery; there are ambassadors to swear in and fundraisers to attend and
Without Reid in his corner, Obama's presidency likely overLas Vegas Review-Journal (blog)
'For him, eating his spinach is schmoozing with elected officials': Democratic Daily Mail

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:08 pm

Watch President Obama Sing Ariana Grande’s “Problem” (Sort Of) – TIME


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Watch President Obama Sing Ariana Grande's “Problem” (Sort Of)
TIME
He already sang “Fancy,” so really, it was only a matter of time until Obama took on “Problem” — you know, the other song of the summer. Behold, the latest work from the genius known as baracksdubs, who splices together snippets from Obama's speeches
Watch Barack Obama Sing Ariana Grande's "Problem" in Hilarious New Mash E! Online
Here's Barack Obama 'Singing' Ariana Grande's 'Problem'Celebuzz
Barack Obama Sings Ariana Grande's "Problem" in Latest Lip Dub ClassicThe Hollywood Gossip
andPOP -Entertainment.ie -Uproxx
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 2:22 pm

Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am? – Foreign Policy (blog)


Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am?
Foreign Policy (blog)
I had a strange thought late last week, while chatting with a colleague about the various hot spots that are dominating the news and interfering with U.S. President Barack Obama's vacation. Is it possible, I wondered, that Obama is craftier and more

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:46 pm

Barack Obama calls for ‘understanding’ in Ferguson, as National Guard is … – The Guardian


Barack Obama calls for 'understanding' in Ferguson, as National Guard is
The Guardian
President Barack Obama called for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri to remain peaceful and for police to show restraint as tensions remain high in the city following the shooting last week of Michael Brown an unarmed 18-year-old. Obama told reporters

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 2:39 pm

Obama: Time to review local police militarization – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


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Obama: Time to review local police militarization
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
WASHINGTON — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the …
Ferguson Violence Again Puts Obama in the Spotlight on RaceTIME
President Barack Obama heading back to Washington in rare vacation breakThe Post-Standard – syracuse.com
Barack Obama blasted for golf outing with friends straight after James Foley Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:50 am

Obama, Holder meet on Ferguson – Politico


Politico

Obama, Holder meet on Ferguson
Politico
President Barack Obama announced Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, while also calling for an end to unrest in the town. The president said Holder's visit would include meeting with investigators
Obama Should Go to Ferguson, ProntoBusinessweek
The unrealistic expectations of Obama in Ferguson shootingWashington Post (blog)
Barack Obama: Ferguson protesters must "seek to heal rather than wound"Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:36 pm

Obama News – Yahoo!News

TX Gov Perry in Washington: ‘Confident’ in case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he’s confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:45 pm

Justice Department Ordered To Turn Over Fast And Furious Documents

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice to turn over the Fast and Furious documents President Barack Obama has been protecting with executive privilege. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave the department until Oct. 1 to provide the list of documents to Congress, The Washington Post reports. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hopes the documents explain why the Justice Department refused to acknowledge the failed Fast and Furious operation for almost a year. Obama has invoked executive privilege in an attempt to protect the documents, and the Justice Department has said the documents should not be released. The operation came to light in 2010 after two of the guns were found on the scene where border agent Brian Terry was killed.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:32 pm

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder stops to shake hands with a patron at Drake's Place Restaurant, before his meeting with local community leaders, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:16 pm

Lawmakers Could Do a Lot More Than Dump Ice Water on Their Heads

Lawmakers Could Do a Lot More Than Dump Ice Water on Their HeadsSeveral lawmakers have used their large public platforms to raise awareness for ALS research by participating in the ice bucket challenge, which is more than the average American can do. At the same time, Congress also has the power to sustain funding for medical research long after the social media campaign dies out.  As Sam Stein at The Huffington Post reported, at least 18 members of Congress who've done the ice bucket challenge also voted to cut funding to the National Institute of Health through the Budget Control Act of 2011. Congressional Republicans agreed to the budget in exchange for across the board budget cuts — the sequester.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:03 pm

U.S. Representative Ryan sees no government shutdown this year: paper

House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan talks to reporters as he walks on the U.S. Capitol building in WashingtonRepresentative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. Ryan, a Wisconsin representative who chairs the House Budget Committee, told the Washington newspaper Roll Call on Wednesday that Republicans were considering authorizing government expenditures until Dec. 11.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:52 pm

British Muslim calls for action on jihadi subculture after beheading video

By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A senior British Muslim called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. In Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation into the death of Foley on the video, which featured a masked man apparently speaking English with a British accent. Horror at the video spanned from the West to Baghdad, where Iraqis asked why the United States and its allies had not cracked down on Islamic State fighters long before they captured large areas of Syria and Iraq.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:44 pm

White House faces Democratic Senate revolt over nuclear security cuts

Members of the Senate are asking Obama to increase spending to secure global nuclear weapons stocks

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:05 pm

U.S. opens criminal probe into journalist Foley’s death: Holder

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the death of American journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Foley was beheaded by the Islamist militant group Islamic State, an act shown in a video released on Tuesday in which the group called for the United States to end its airstrikes in Iraq. Obama responded that the United States would be relentless in fighting the organization despite the killing. The identity of Foley’s killer, whose face was covered in the video, is unknown. …

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:10 pm

Foley’s death isn’t changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers’ minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It’s equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:53 pm

Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along streets of Syria's northern Raqqa provinceBy Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is staging air strikes on the same group across the frontier in Iraq. This, along with United Nations sanctions targeting the Sunni Muslim militants in both Syria and Iraq, has strengthened Assad's belief that the United States and Europe are coming around to his way of viewing the conflict, according to sources familiar with Syrian government thinking.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:44 pm