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House Republicans Vote to Sue President Barack Obama, But Scramble to Pass … – Latin Post

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House Republicans Vote to Sue President Barack Obama, But Scramble to Pass
Latin Post
Ahead of the summer recess, the House of Representatives voted to grant House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, the authority to file his litigation against President Barack Obama, yet lawmakers continue to struggle to pass legislation for the border crisis.
Congress sputters on Iron Dome funding VA bill heads to Obama New Gaza Politico
House Will Vote Thursday to Block Obama's DACA ExpansionTheBlaze.com
Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measureCharlotte Observer
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 1:19 pm

Barack Obama tries to save Hamas – Power Line (blog)

Barack Obama tries to save Hamas
Power Line (blog)
Khaled Abu Toameh argues that John Kerry's Gaza diplomacy is intended to save Hamas. And he isn't alone in holding this view. It is shared, not without reason, by the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia — all of

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:22 am

Barack Obama’s ambitions for Africa will be a measure of American engagement … – The Economist


Barack Obama's ambitions for Africa will be a measure of American engagement
The Economist
Does Barack Obama's America have the patience and confidence to welcome this change, harnessing it for mutual gain? Or is today's America more like an old-world power, risk-averse, inward-looking and fearful of change? Africa may seem a sideshow now …
Barack Obama aims to re-engage with AfricaFinancial Times
Barack Obama Welcomes African State Heads to WashingtonNDTV

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:34 am

Barack Obama "Favorite" Katy Perry Sings at the White House—and Brings Her … – E! Online

E! Online

Barack Obama "Favorite" Katy Perry Sings at the White House—and Brings Her
E! Online
"We have just one of my favorite people performing tonight—Katy Perry," Obama introduced the night's musical entertainment. "We are so grateful to her." PHOTOS: Smokin' hot Democrats. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta.
'She's a wonderful person!': American President Barack Obama hails Katy Perry Daily Mail
Barack Obama Says He Loves Katy Perry, Calls Her One Of His 'Favorite People'Fashion Times
Katy Perry one of my favourite people: Barack ObamaFirstpost
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 2:53 am

Barack Obama Has Really Pissed Off Maggie Gyllenhaal – Daily Caller

Barack Obama Has Really Pissed Off Maggie Gyllenhaal
Daily Caller
Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in the new miniseries “The Honorable Woman” on the Sundance Channel, which centers on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has become increasingly disillusioned with Barack Obama. Gyllenhaal, who backed Obama's …

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 9:54 pm

House GOP gives up on immigration, but finds time to sue Barack Obama – Washington Post (blog)


House GOP gives up on immigration, but finds time to sue Barack Obama
Washington Post (blog)
Any bill that included that would have been dead on arrival in the Senate, so what Republicans have decided to do is nothing, and hope that Barack Obama gets the blame. There's some chatter that Republicans could still come together and pass something, …
Begging for ImpeachmentTIME
Barack Obama's immigration moves could be unstoppablePolitico
House Votes to Authorize Boehner to Sue ObamaWall Street Journal
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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 9:26 pm

How Hillary Clinton has become more popular than Barack Obama – Washington Post (blog)

How Hillary Clinton has become more popular than Barack Obama
Washington Post (blog)
“You're likable enough, Hillary.” How times have changed since then-Sen. Barack Obama made that remark in a televised debate ahead of the 2008 New Hampshire primaries. Back then, more of the public preferred Obama over rival Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 4:19 pm

The Washington Post Takes on Barack Obama Over Gaza War – Algemeiner

The Washington Post Takes on Barack Obama Over Gaza War
President Barack Obama may have just had his own “Walter Cronkite Moment,” involving the Gaza War and the Washington Post. The date was February 27, 1968. Cronkite, the anchor of the CBS Nightly News, was the most-watched, and most-admired …

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 9:09 am

Border battle: House GOP moves to block Barack Obama – Politico


Border battle: House GOP moves to block Barack Obama
The House GOP language would block President Barack Obama from expanding DACA and prevent him from granting a similar reprieve to other immigrants here illegally. The administration is actively considering executive action on deportations, and a final …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 1:19 am

President Barack Obama visits Parkville on his way out of KC – KMBC Kansas City

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President Barack Obama visits Parkville on his way out of KC
KMBC Kansas City
President Barack Obama visited a Parkville, Mo., coffee shop and talked to some residents on his way up to Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Images: President Barack Obama visits Parkville. President Obama at Parkville Coffee.
Obama To Jesus Heckler: 'I Believe In God, Thanks For The Prayer'CBS Local
President Barack Obama dines with KC area residents, prepares for Wednesday KSHB
Obama stops for iced tea in Kansas City suburbKSDK
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 5:54 pm

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Eric Cantor Bows Out Early

Eric Cantor Bows Out EarlyEric Cantor is done. The now-former House majority leader announced early Friday that he would resign his seat in Congress on Aug. 18, cutting short his term by four-and-a-half months to let his successor get a head start (and maybe to start making the big bucks). The news comes just a day after Cantor left his leadership position in the House, and because Congress is about to start a five-week recess, it means he won't return to the Capitol as a lowly rank-and-file member, stripped of his lavish office space, his large coterie of staff and his security detail. Holding it concurrently would mean taxpayers wouldn't have to foot the bill for a new election, and Cantor's likely successor, David Brat, would be able to take office immediately, Cantor wrote.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 12:33 pm

Senate committee approves Treasury undersecretary nominee

A Senate committee has approved the Obama administration’s nominee for the Treasury’s top post for international affairs, clearing the way for a final vote in the full Senate. The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to confirm Nathan Sheets as Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs, a spokesman for the committee said in an email late on Thursday. Sheets is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate, though it was unclear when that would take place. The committee also approved the appointment of Robert W. Holleyman, the former head of information technology lobby group BSA/The Software Alliance, as deputy United States trade representative.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:48 am

U.S. top lawyer calls for greater transparency over execution drugs

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the U.S. ambassador's residence in OsloAttorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty. States that impose capital punishment have turned to new suppliers of chemical combinations for lethal injections after European drug makers objected to having their products used for that purpose. A group of death row prisoners sued Arizona in June, saying the secrecy surrounding the drugs used in other failed executions in Ohio and Oklahoma violated constitutional rights. "There may not be a legal requirement for transparency and talking about, describing the drugs that are used," Holder told PBS NewsHour in a wide-ranging interview on Thursday.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:39 am

At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics

Singer Katy Perry performs her song "Roar" at an event for the Special Olympics hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:28 am

For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business

A view inside the first detention center specifically for mothers recently arriving from Central America with children in Karnes City TexasBy Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities. In the past six years, Geo Group was awarded nearly $880 million from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to government contracting data compiled by SmartProcure.us. In July, ICE, the agency responsible for immigration detention, modified its contract with Geo Group to convert the company's adult detention center in Karnes County, Texas to house families.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:12 am

10 Things to Know for Today

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:10 am

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

President Obama attends celebration of Special OlympicsBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there – but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own restaurant and is a Special Olympics star in year-round sports. "Presidents need encouragement once in a while too…Thank you, Tim," Obama said after Harris left his seat during the president's remarks to give him a hug, Harris' trademark at his restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:50 am

Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:33 am

USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

FILE - This Aug. 24, 2010 file photo shows chickens in Sparks, Md. The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. The final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors by around a fourth. But those that remain will focus more on food safety than quality, requiring them to pull more birds off the line for closer inspections and encouraging more testing for pathogens. There would also be more inspectors checking the facilities to make sure they are clean. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 8:30 am

House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOPWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 8:05 am