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  • Obama Adminstration Downplays Leon Panetta’s Afghanistan Comments

    02/02/2012 3:23:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    abc ^ | 2/2/12 | Luis Martinez
    Obama administration officials are downplaying Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s comments that by late next year U.S. troops could switch away from a combat role in Afghanistan to an advise-and-assist mission. Panetta’s remarks caught members of Congress, as well as European and Afghan allies, by surprise, and some surmised that his comments were a trial balloon for a strategy shift. En route to a meeting in Brussels with NATO defense ministers, Panetta said Wednesday that it was his hope that U.S. and NATO troops would transition to a training-and-advisory mission in Afghanistan in mid- to late-2013. “Hopefully, by mid- to the...
  • Obama adminstration moves to fix kids coverage gap

    03/29/2010 5:46:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 426+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/29/10 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top health care official put health insurers on notice Monday that the new health overhaul law requires them to cover kids with medical problems, trying to dispel uncertainty over a much-publicized benefit. It remained unclear if the sternly worded letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would settle a dispute over a widely touted achievement of the health care law that Obama signed last week.
  • Democrats and the Owen Nomination

    07/29/2003 10:08:41 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 17 replies · 319+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 29, 2003 | Chris Field
    Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on the motion to end the Democrats' filibuster of Texas Justice Pricilla Owen to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the 3rd vote to end the Left's blockade of Justice Owen this year. Do you remember last year when the Democrats held the Senate majority? During those dark days, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.), killed the Owen nomination in committee. At that time they thought they were done with her. A funny thing happened two months later that the Daschle Democrats didn't expect: the elections of...