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Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan – CNN


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Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan
CNN
Tokyo (CNN) — President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China. Obama landed in Tokyo aboard Air Force One, his
Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo7Online.com
Obama Arrives in JapanVoice of America
U.S. President Barack Obama embarks on week-long Asian tripUPI.com
KSDK -Radio Australia
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

Barack Obama Just Ate The Best Sushi In The World – TIME


New York Daily News

Barack Obama Just Ate The Best Sushi In The World
TIME
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed President Barack Obama to Tokyo Wednesday by taking him to the greatest sushi restaurant in the world, the three Michelin star Sukiyabashi Jiro.
Obama Eats At One Of The World's Best Sushi RestaurantsHuffington Post
Obama Dreams of Sushi?Wall Street Journal (blog)
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside Eater
Washington Examiner -New York Daily News -PBS NewsHour
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:38 pm

Washington landslide: Obama vows government ‘is not going anywhere’ – CNN


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Washington landslide: Obama vows government 'is not going anywhere'
CNN
(CNN) — Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last month's deadly landslide in Washington won't be forgotten — least of all by the federal …
Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslideYahoo News
Barack Obama consoles Washington mud slide survivorsDaily Mail
Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivorsCT Post
Fairfield Citizen
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:57 pm

De heropening van Japan – Project Syndicate


Politico

De heropening van Japan
Project Syndicate
TOKYO – US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country's history, with Japan's economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take full advantage of its geographic position. Japan no longer considers itself the
As Obama prepares for overseas trip, Asia seeks his assurance in territorial spatsFox News
Asia pivot A work in progressPolitico
Obama Faces Asia Allies Uncertain of U.S. CommitmentBloomberg
Financial Times
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:40 am

Obama should stop delaying the Keystone pipeline – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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Obama should stop delaying the Keystone pipeline
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Pipes for underground fuel transport for TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline lie in a field in Gascoyne, N.D. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project indefinitely. April 22, 2014. Tweet. Email; Print. (24) Comments. There's
If Rick Weiland Can Say 'No' to Keystone, So Can Barack Obama | The NationThe Nation. (blog)
Barack Obama gives Canada the brush-off, yet againEdmonton Journal
Why Obama's Keystone opposition reeks of politicsCNBC.com

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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:01 pm

Barack and Michelle Obama Remember Frankie Knuckles – RollingStone.com


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Barack and Michelle Obama Remember Frankie Knuckles
RollingStone.com
By Jon Blistein. April 22, 2014 5:50 PM ET. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have shared a letter offering their thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Chicago house pioneer Frankie Knuckles, who died earlier this month, FACT reports.
Barack Obama pays tribute to 'trailblazer' Frankie KnucklesThe Guardian
Barack, Michelle Obama pay tribute to Frankie KnucklesUSA TODAY
Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Frankie Knuckles in Letter to Late DJ's FamilyHollywood Reporter
Contactmusic.com -The Root (blog)
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:02 pm

Boston Marathon winner: Barack Obama called me – Politico


Politico

Boston Marathon winner: Barack Obama called me
Politico
Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi on Tuesday made time for one important fan after becoming the first American man to win the annual race since 1983: President Barack Obama. The champion marathoner tweeted a picture of himself on the phone …
Obama congratulates US winner of Boston MarathonW*USA 9
Obama calls to congratulate Boston Marathon winnerLive 5 News

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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:16 pm

Obama puts his scary face on during story time at White House Easter Egg Roll – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Obama puts his scary face on during story time at White House Easter Egg Roll
New York Daily News
First Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Monday, April 21, 2014, …
Here's the Leader of the Free World Making Monster FacesTIME
Michelle and Barack Obama Kiss and Make Up for Easter 2014 in New Cute Fashion & Style
Obamas host annual Easter Egg RollThe Grio
National Post -CT Post -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:39 pm

Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up Pressure on Obama Again – TIME


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Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up Pressure on Obama Again
TIME
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2014. Jim Watson—AFP/Getty …
US weighs curbing deportations for illegal immigrants without serious criminal Fox News

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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 5:03 pm

Time to stop hating on Barack Obama – The News Journal


Showbiz Spy

Time to stop hating on Barack Obama
The News Journal
This letter is an answer to right-wing haters who think that Barack Obama is the worst president ever. I was not born when World War II and the Great Depression occurred but my parents told my brother, sisters, and me all about them. Mother told me of
Barack and Michelle Obama: Divorce Likely Because She's Jealous?Showbiz Spy
Flying Solo: Some Countries Get Barack Obama But Want Michelle, TooThe Ledger

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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:41 am

Obama News – Yahoo!News

First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:29 pm

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:16 pm

Obama to seek fresh start with Malaysia in overdue visit

Malaysian Muslim activists hold placards during a protest against US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Malaysia, outside the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2014Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president to visit Malaysia for nearly 50 years, seeking to put decades of uneasy relations behind him as both cast wary eyes on a rising China. Mindful of America's perennial image problem in the Islamic world, Obama — who visits Saturday-Monday — is expected to tout the US friendship with the economically thriving moderate Muslim nation. As one of several rival claimants to parts of the South China Sea, Malaysia is also an important partner in the US "rebalance" of its strategic attention to Asia, where concern is rising over Beijing's territorial assertiveness. Obama will "highlight the growing strategic and economic relationship" with Malaysia and its "credentials as a moderate, Muslim-majority state and emerging democracy", said Joshua Kurlantzick, a fellow at the US Council on Foreign Relations.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:14 pm

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before having dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:05 pm

Obama seeks to ease Asian allies’ doubts during visit to Japan

President Obama watches South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe move to their seats at the opposite ends of the tableBy Linda Sieg and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that Washington's real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. Obama will be treated to a display of pomp and ceremony meant to show that the U.S.-Japan alliance, the main pillar of America's security strategy in Asia, remains solid at a time of rising tensions over growing Chinese assertiveness and North Korean nuclear threats. It was unclear, however, whether a last-ditch round of talks between U.S. and Japanese negotiators would yield a breakthrough on a two-way trade pact seen as crucial to a broader trans-Pacific agreement that Obama has championed. The challenge for Obama during his week-long, four-nation tour will be to convince Asian partners that Washington is serious about its promised strategic "pivot" towards the region, while at the same time not harming U.S. ties with China, the world's second-biggest economy.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:02 pm

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for SenateTo hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been pushing an unrelenting …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:38 pm

Five Best Wednesday Columns

Five Best Wednesday ColumnsHadley Freeman at The Guardian on the Chelsea Clinton pregnancy conspiracies. “Exciting news from the American political scene: birtherism is back! No, not birtherism as in the nonsensical conspiracy theory about Barack Obama actually being born in Kenya. But by far the biggest debate is this: can Hillary Clinton run for president AND be a grandmother?” Alexandra Le Tellier at The Los Angeles Times tweets, “Ugh, birthers. Dana Milbank at The Washington Post on NASA’s budget problem. “NASA just confirmed what sci-fi enthusiasts have known all along: There are other civilizations out there. This bombshell was dropped Tuesday by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the Humans 2 Mars Summit in Foggy Bottom.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:15 pm

Sexual Assault in a Bureaucracy: How Universities and the Military Fail Victims

Sexual Assault in a Bureaucracy: How Universities and the Military Fail VictimsClaire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand have been leading the effort to hold universities accountable for the way they handle sexual assault on campus, similar to their efforts to reform the military in 2013. While researching sexual assault on campuses, "I’ve been struck by similarities in the experiences of some victims on college campuses to those on military bases," McCaskill said in a statement to The Wire. Reporting a sexual assault is immensely difficult no matter where it occurs, because it is the most personally painful and private moment of a victim’s life, but it is often exacerbated in these closed environments — where it may be difficult to come forward and report, because victims often feel they are under a microscope, may often know their attacker, and may have difficulty navigating the complexities on how to report these crimes. Even though the military is typically characterized as a macho environment — Army leaders have said culture is at least partially to blame for the high number of assaults — and universities are majority women, both are big bureaucracies. 

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:58 pm

SERIOUSLY? Texas teachers scare, shame and bully kids about standardized tests

If, as The Daily Caller speculates, there’s a special place in hell reserved for people who think up ways to make little kids feel horrible about themselves when they disappoint adults, then a bunch of teachers and school officials at Lamar Elementary School in El Paso, Texas should consider praying for mercy. Some parents of Lamar Elementary students believe teachers and school officials bullied their third-grade kids by sending home a bizarro, menacing handout about this week’s state-mandated STAAR standardized tests, reports local FOX affiliate KFOX. The Daily Caller has obtained the full text of the handout, entitled “What if I don’t try on the STAAR?” (See the image below.) However students who don’t do it to the satisfaction of the adults at Lamar Elementary risk flunking for the entire school year – so, no pressure kids! – and being labeled as “lazy.”

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:50 pm