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  • $100 Million Trip To Africa? That's Nothing. Obama's Head To Asia For Vacation

    09/15/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    President Obama will again pivot toward Asia next month with a week-long trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, the White House announced Friday. Obama will be away Oct. 6-12 for a trip that the White House describes as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. political, economic and security engagement with the Asia Pacific. Hell start the trip in Bali, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders meeting. He missed last years summit in Russia, which came weeks before the presidential election. Depending on the status of Syria talks, the summit could include a...
  • Obama Pivots to Asia, Announces Trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines

    09/13/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will be traveling to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, at the beginning of next, the White House announced today. "The President will travel to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines from October 6 12 as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. political, economic and security engagement with the Asia Pacific," reads the press secretary's announcement.
  • Obama meets with gay activists in Russia

    09/06/2013 5:29:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/6/13 | AP
    Before leaving for home after the Group of 20 summit, President Barack Obama sat down with Russian civil society activists on Friday evening to assure them that he would keep pressing Moscow to respect human rights, some of the activists said. But Obama also explained to them why this wasn't always possible. The meeting was held several hours after two dozen of gay activists rallied in St. Petersburg to protest Russia's new law banning gay propaganda, which prompted some activists to call for the boycott of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Igor Kochetkov, the head of LGBT Network, who...
  • Reports: G-20 seating chart altered

    09/05/2013 6:56:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Reports: G-20 seating chart altered By: Tal Kopan September 5, 2013 07:51 AM EDT Those eager for a potentially awkward photo op of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting next to each other at the G-20 summit might be disappointed: The seating chart is putting more distance between the two leaders than previously expected. Seating at the summit is alphabetical, but the planners for the event have reportedly changed which alphabet they are using to make the chart, Voice of America and The Guardian reported. In the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used in Russian, Russia and the...
  • Caption Obama at G8 Summit

    06/18/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 52 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama reacts as the sun comes out as he works alongside Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and students on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R) arrives for a group photo with (L-R) European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...
  • President Obama Goes to Israel - Official Trailer (HD) (2013)

    03/20/2013 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/18/13 | IsraelEmbDC
    President Obama's visit to Israel reaffirms the deep and multifaceted relations between Israel and the United States. These relations are rooted in shared values and common interest. The State and people of Israel know America will always have Israel's back when it comes to Israel's security. Together, our two nations are working to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear military capabilities and denouncing those who seek to twist history and the 3,000 year old connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. America's support and cooperation on joint defense ventures give Israel the ability to defend itself, by itself....
  • Backup presidential limo on its way for Obama in Israel after fuel filling failure(Diesel)

    03/20/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 126 replies
    theguardian ^ | Wednesday 20 March 2013 09.45 EDT | Matthew Weaver
    One of the limousines in Barack Obama's fleet has broken after reports that it was mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel at the start of the US president's visit to Israel. Another limo is on its way from Jordan, according to Ma'an News agency, citing Israel's Channel 10, to replace one that was filled with diesel instead of gasolene.
  • W.H. defends Palm beach vacation

    02/14/2013 11:05:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off. "The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said
  • Obama to Vacation in West Palm Beach

    02/14/2013 6:46:10 AM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Washington Dossier ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida. Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class. Obama presumably will head directly to some fabulous golf course, having not been able to play in recent weeks because of the cold weather in Washington. While Obama may pay...
  • Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone

    06/21/2011 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Michelle, Mom, Kids Africa Trip Costing Taxpayers $171,000 At Least for Air Travel Alone Tuesday, June 21, 2011 By James Zilenziger (CNSNews.com) - The White House isnt saying how much of a tab the taxpayers will need to pick up for the week-long trip that First Lady Michelle Obama, her two children, her mother, a niece and a nephew are taking to South Africa and Botswana. But according to Congressional Research Service estimates, the flights alone will cost taxpayers more than $171,000--almost as much as the $174,000 annual salaries paid to rank-and-file members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The...
  • Caption Obama seeing the Queen's car (Save this one for photoshopping)

    05/26/2011 6:09:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 141 replies
    reuters | 5/26 | reuters
  • Obama miscues on toast

    05/24/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 169 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 05/24/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    LONDON It was all going so well. But when the time came for President Obama to deliver his toast to Queen Elizabeth Tuesday night, the meticulously planned state dinner at Buckingham Palace turned, well, awkward. As Obama began wrapping up his remarks, he put down his notecards and picked up his glass. Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast, the president said, as the guests stood up. To her majesty the Queen. At this point, the band queued up God Save the Queen. But Obama wasnt quite finished yet. So...
  • President Obama Awkwardly Flubs Toast To The Queen

    05/25/2011 6:07:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/25/11 | Frances Martel
    President Obamas lack of experience with royalty was on full display today in England as he mistakenly began a toast to the Queen of England at the wrong time, resulting in God Save the Queen blaring over his words and no one getting to drink what was in their cups. Awkward.And now I propose a toast to the Queen, President Obama began in London today, but only got as far as To the vitality of the special relationship before God Save the Queen cut him off. He kept reading the toast, however, and finally raised his glass to her. No...
  • President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is

    05/24/2011 11:14:57 AM PDT · by TruthHound · 118 replies
    This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice. Barack Obama 24 May 2008 It was really nice until he got the date wrong by three years. Granted, 2008 was a great year for him, and we might try to live it for as long as possible, too, if we were him. Also, though, he may have had a stroke.
  • Obama's car gets stuck at US Embassy in Ireland..(LOL)

    05/23/2011 6:06:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/23/2010 | Youtube
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  • Travelogue

    11/23/2010 7:42:44 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 23, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Never home? President Obama has now spent more days out of the country than any other U.S. chief executive during his first two years in office: Fifteen trips to 26 countries, more than 55 travel days. Some hefty gas money, too: Air Force One costs about $181,757 per hour to operate, according to military sources.
  • Obama's Asian Shellacking

    11/16/2010 1:41:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2010 | Sam Foster
    It turns out being president is a lot harder than Barack Obama thought it was. After the biggest electoral defeat in 80 years, Obama packed up Air Force One and headed out for a political shellacking abroad. You'd be hard pressed to locate an accurate picture of world opinion regarding Obama's trip from our adoring media, so here are the highlights as reported by the foreign press. Nothing is more emblematic of the Obama Administration's tactful use of "smart power" than the front page of the Drudge Report the other day after Obama delivered his Jakarta speech. As reported by...
  • President Obama defends his trip to Asia, saying he is overseas to create jobs in America

    11/13/2010 11:31:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Nov. 13, 2010 | Sean Alfano
    President Obama is getting defensive about his attempts to play offense for the U.S. economy. The President, who is winding up a tour of Asia this weekend, told an economic conference in Yokohama, Japan Saturday that his mission is to bring jobs to America. "For America, this is a job strategy," Obama told the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. The President added that he makes "no apologies" for trying to pump up employment in the U.S. The unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently 9.6%. In his speech, Obama promoted the idea that economic competition between the U.S. and Asian countries...
  • Coconuts removed from trees for Obamas India trip

    11/05/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Nutty News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Staff
    India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. Mr Obama will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour. Photo: WHITE HOUSE Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 5:18:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 233 replies · 1+ views
    NDTV ^ | November 4, 2010
    New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 7:23:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 185 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 04, 2010
    The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai...
  • No fireworks for Obama in India

    11/04/2010 5:16:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times (London, GB) ^ | November 4, 2010 | Ramlah Merchant and Stefan Wagstyl
    Whys he coming at Diwali? He wouldnt host an official visit the White House on Christmas Day. So whys he coming to India during our biggest festival? So say many residents of Mumbai, where US president Barack Obama arrives late on Friday for a three-day trip to India. The privileged few who will meet the great man might be excited by the prospect. But for many Mumbaikers, Obama will get in the way of what they like best - a good party. Fireworks, a highlight of any Diwali - after all, it is the festival of lights - will be...
  • Los Angeles fuming over Obama visit traffic, demands investigation

    08/18/2010 8:13:52 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/18/2010 | LA Times
    The massive traffic jam that resulted from President Obama's motorcade and speech Monday night in Hancock Park is prompting calls for an investigation from some residents, who say they were caught in traffic for hours. Obama was only in L.A. for a few hours, but his presence caused numerous streets to be blocked off. Residents reported that commutes and errands that typically took minutes turned into hours-long ordeals. One particular complaint was that streets remained blocked for hours -- even when Obama was inside TV producer John Wells' Hancock Park home at a fund-raiser. "What has occurred is way beyond...
  • Absent-in-Chief:Obama MIA for Memorial Day,Vacationing as Spill Worsens(Blaming Bush for spill??)

    05/26/2010 11:03:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies · 1,077+ views
    newsmax ^ | 5/26/10
    Already under increasing fire for his handling of an oil spill that many experts now say will be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, President Barack Obama is riling conservatives and veterans with his decision to skip the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Instead, he will vacation in Chicago. The decision not only has angered conservative pundits such as Glenn Beck but also has riled military families and others who expect the president to follow tradition on the day reserved for honoring the sacrifice of Americas soldiers. On Jacksonville.com, run by the Florida Times-Union newspaper, a...
  • To avoid Obama's visit, South African police chief wants US knocked out of WC (World Cup)

    05/08/2010 8:00:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies · 981+ views
    One India ^ | May 8 | Staff
    London, May 8 (ANI): South African police chief General Bheki Cele in order to avoid a visit by President Barack Obama to the country during the World Cup, is 'praying' that the US football team is knocked out of the tournament. Briefing on senators on security, General Bheki Cele said that a visit by the US President, which could happen if the team makes the knockout stage, would be a nightmare.
  • Must See TV - FOX News, Obama At Miners' Funeral, Families Obviously Hate Fact He Is There For PR!

    04/25/2010 1:14:59 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 533 replies · 26,875+ views
    FOX News ^ | See it Live on FOX News
    Watch it yourself NOW! Obama at funerals of WV miners killed in explosion last week. He obviously there only for PR.... and families know it! Women pulling back from attempted embraces. Men not shaking hands. Distain on many faces. Note to Mr. Obama. Welcome to America outside the Beltway, where we know what you really are!
  • Obama plans meeting with evangelist Billy Graham (Obama to demand Billy Graham convert to Islam)

    04/25/2010 8:53:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    washington post ^ | 4/25/2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT/AP
    President Barack Obama is fitting in his first visit with ailing evangelist Billy Graham during his vacation weekend in North Carolina. Obama planned to see the 91-year-old Graham and his son Franklin at the elder Graham's mountainside home in Montreat, about 20 miles east of Asheville, where Obama spent a few days away from the White House. "I expect they'll have prayer, but beyond that I don't know what they'll talk about," said Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the Grahams. A White House spokesman, Bill Burton, said that when Obama last spoke with Billy Graham, in a telephone call in...
  • Obama and evangelist Billy Graham share a prayer

    04/25/2010 12:06:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 1,441+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 25 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- President Barack Obama made a pilgrimage Sunday to Billy Graham's mountainside home, concluding his North Carolina vacation with his first meeting with the ailing evangelist who has counseled commanders in chief since Dwight Eisenhower. The 48-year-old president made the short drive to Montreat from Asheville, where he spent the weekend, to see the 91-year-old Graham and son Franklin, also an evangelist.
  • Is progressive Asheville Obama's vision for America? (unwashed hippies alert)

    04/25/2010 5:27:01 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 56 replies · 1,752+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 24 April 2010 | Partik Jonsson
    Okay, maybe the Obamas Asheville, N.C., trip is just a romantic getaway and a chance to grab some 12 Bones BBQ, as the White House suggests. But you know something is going on when even the local tea party affiliate welcomes Obama to their mountain paradise. Critics like Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele have complained that Obamas ultimate vision, he has not been very clear about. So given that the Obamas kind of fell in love with the Buncombe County burg during a debate prep visit during the 2008 campaign, could Asheville itself be a clue to what the President...
  • Obamas take 'middle class' holiday in North Carolina

    04/24/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 71 replies · 1,933+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12:23AM BST 24 Apr 2010 | By Tom Leonard in New York
    The Obamas spent their holidays last year in Hawaii and Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island beloved of millionaire businessmen and celebrities. However, following the US president's fresh attack on Wall Street greed this week, it was apparently deemed wiser for Mr Obama not to be pictured relaxing alongside the same bankers he has been lambasting. The couple left Washington without their children for a long weekend in Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west of the south-eastern state. Although the area is a far cry from Martha's Vineyard, the Obamas are not exactly venturing into the back...
  • Rally to Protest Obama visits, Monday April 26, Ottumwa Iowa, Macon Missouri

    04/23/2010 9:36:02 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies · 687+ views
    Iowa Republican party ^ | 04/23/2010 | Iowa Republican party
    How do I Stand Up 4 Freedom? Stand up and demand that our current government live up to the high standards that America was founded upon! Attend a "Stand Up 4 Freedom" Rally and let your voice be heard! 5-6:30PM Monday April 26 Ottumwa's Central Park 3rd Street in between N Washington and N Market Streets Ottumwa, IA 52501 6:00 PM Monday April 26 O'Laughlin, Inc. 29703 Lavender Place, Macon, MO 63552
  • Obama, First Lady Start NC Vacation With BBQ

    04/23/2010 10:22:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 82 replies · 1,976+ views
    wsoctv.com ^ | 4-23-10 | unattributed
    First stop for the first couple's weekend vacation on Friday was a roadside restaurant that President Barack Obama visited during the final month of his White House campaign. First meal on the trip: barbecued ribs. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama landed in the Blue Ridge Mountains and made a quick stop at Twelve Bones Smokehouse on the way to their resort. The White House said the first couple ate ribs, mac and cheese, greens, baked beans, corn bread and corn pudding before motorcading to their mountaintop hotel. Deputy press secretary Bill Burton said the couple -- vacationing without their...
  • Obamas Heading to North Carolina for Quick Vacation

    04/23/2010 2:40:26 PM PDT · by Baladas · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    AP ^ | April 23, 2010 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON (April 23) -- President Barack Obama and his family are heading to North Carolina for a short vacation. The Obamas planned to escape the confines of the White House at midday Friday, flying south to Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The last time Obama was there he prepared for a debate and rallied supporters during the final month of his presidential campaign. He complained at the time that the golf courses looked great, but he didn't have time to play. He's going to get that chance this weekend.
  • Obamas head for romantic getaway in N.C.

    04/23/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies · 1,180+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/23/2010 | Michael D. Shear
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are heading out of town Friday for the mother of all date nights -- a weekend getaway in picturesque Asheville, N.C. (pop. 73,000). The first daughters, 8-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Malia, are staying home, according to the East Wing. The White House says the president is staying at the Grove Park Inn , where he held debate prep in October of 2008. Back then, he groused to reporters that he was too busy to snag any time on the golf course. On this visit, he'll likely hit the links, and maybe the spa...
  • Obama visiting Iowa, Missouri, Illinois on jobs (Next week.. Back to Priority One! UmmHuh..)

    04/20/2010 3:40:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 277+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/10 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama will travel to Iowa, Missouri and Illinois next week to talk about the U.S. economy and jobs, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president continues his campaign to convince Americans he can ease their economic woes.
  • Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout

    04/17/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT · by lizol · 52 replies · 1,656+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010
    Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout The Associated Press Saturday, April 17, 2010; 2:56 PM WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has canceled plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski (lekh kah-CHIN'-skee). A White House statement Saturday cited hazardous flying conditions posed by the ash cloud from the erupting volcano in Iceland. The cloud has forced huge portions of European airspace to be closed. The fear is that microscopic particles of highly abrasive ash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail. Obama was to leave Washington on Saturday night for Sunday's state...
  • Barack Obama? Not bothered...Schoolgirl left wondering what all the fuss is

    04/02/2010 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies · 2,657+ views
    Mail Online ^ | April 2, 2010 | David Gardner
    One little girl was distinctly unimpressed with all the excitement when President Barack Obama came to town. Many supporters in the crowd in Portland, Massachusetts queued up for hours for the chance to meet the president. Some even camped out overnight in torrential rain to be first in line for a front row place. Unimpressed: A young girl (right) looks bored as Mr Obama greets adoring fans at a big rally in Portland, Maine Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1263165/Barack-Obama-Not-bothered--Schoolboy-left-wondering-fuss-meeting-president-amid-crowd-frenzy.html#ixzz0k08OWNQQ
  • Miller-Meeks: Obama Visit Shows Loebsack is Vulnerable

    03/26/2010 4:08:42 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Miller-Meeks for Congress ^ | 3.25.10 | Mariannette Miller Meeks
    OTTUMWA, Iowa Its no coincidence that President Obamas national health-care campaign tour begins in Iowa City, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said today. "Dave Loebsack is vulnerable this fall and now he's trying to run for political cover by having the President stump for him right here in his backyard," Miller-Meeks said of the two-term Democrat congressman from Mount Vernon. Miller-Meeks, a U.S. Army veteran and an eye doctor who is a former president of the Iowa Medical Society, said Obamas stop is "on its surface designed to promote the budget-busting, massive health care bill signed into law this...
  • Cheers reign but jeers also greet Obama (21-year-old student: We cannot afford this!)

    03/25/2010 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,621+ views
    Globe Gazette ^ | 3/25/10 | Deirdre Cox Baker
    Cheers reign but jeers also greet ObamaBy Deirdre Cox Baker, For The Globe Gazette Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:05 PM CDT IOWA CITY Dr. Erik Edens stayed outside the University of Iowa Field House for hours Thursday, steadfastly holding a sign that read: Destroyer in Chief Stop Socialism. The 46-year-old Davenport native, who is now an Iowa City physician, was one of 250 protesters who showed their feelings during President Obamas visit Thursday. Ive never done anything like this before, Edens said, explaining that he thinks the health-care reform bill that Obama signed Tuesday will destroy much of...
  • VIDEO: Audience Member Faints At Obama Health Care Rally In Iowa

    03/25/2010 11:30:24 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 1,691+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    During his speech in Iowa about health care someone in the audience faints.
  • Watch Barack Obama's Health Care Speech in Iowa City LIVE

    03/25/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 57 replies · 1,547+ views
    In May of 2007 then Senator Obama first announced his health care plan in Iowa City, launching a grassroots campaign for reform. Now President Obama will return to Iowa City, on Thursday, March 25th, to discuss the Health Care Reform, which passed Sunday night. The President on Health Care: An Iowa Journal Special aired live on IPTV WORLD and online at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25th, with hosts Paul Yeager and Dean Borg. A rebroadcast of the speech will air on IPTVs primary channel Thursday at 7:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion on The Iowa Journal with some...
  • Obama launches sales blitz for health reform

    03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 994+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Hieu Pham
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AFP) US President Barack Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law. Obama returned on Air Force One to Iowa, the cradle of his 2008 campaign, to proclaim he had made good on the political change he promised, by enacting reforms dreamed of by Democrats for generations, but never realized until now. The president was also expected to take on Republicans as they seek to define the historic bill as a costly, big government power grab, in...
  • Obama to travel to Iowa after signing health care legislation

    03/23/2010 6:24:44 AM PDT · by throwback · 55 replies · 798+ views
    (NECN/ABC) ^ | TJ Winick
    On Thursday, the President heads to Iowa City, where he announced his health care reform plan three years ago. This time he is trying to rally consumers behind it.
  • Iowa City preparing for visit from President Obama Thursday (ticket and protest info)

    03/22/2010 9:32:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies · 1,471+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 03/22/2010 | Jami Brinton
    UPDATED: President Barack Obama will speak about health care Thursday in Iowa City, marking passage of the historic legislation by returning to the place where he proposed his reform plan in 2007 while campaigning for the Democratic nomination. Members of the general public who wish to attend the event can register for tickets at the following site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/rsvp/university-iowa-100325 Doors open at 11 a.m., the speech will begin at 1:00 p.m. Obama will discuss how health care insurance reform lowers costs for small businesses and American families and gives them more control over their health care, said Matthew Lehrich, a White...
  • Obama Confronted at Pep Rally By Disgruntled Unemployed Worker (Video)

    03/19/2010 9:27:00 PM PDT · by curth · 5 replies · 778+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Its about the economy, stupid. An unemployed Ohio woman confronted Barack Obama after his health care pitch. She lost her job in the insurance industry this year and blamed Obama for it. Unemployed worker Ingrid Martin says the leftist bloggers are now attacking her for confronting Obama during his dog and pony show. Could you even imagine if this would have happened to Bush? Do you think it would have made a few headlines? This actually happened on Wednesday but for some reason the corrupt media ignored it.
  • Allies everywhere feeling snubbed by President Obama

    03/17/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 941+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2010 | Robert Kagan
    The contretemps between President Obama and Israel needs to be seen in a broader global context. The president who ran against "unilateralism" in the 2008 campaign has worse relations overall with American allies than George W. Bush did in his second term. Israelis shouldn't feel that they have been singled out. In Britain, people are talking about the end of the "special relationship" with America and worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has openly criticized Obama for months (and is finally being rewarded with a...
  • Can't even give tickets away to see Obama

    03/13/2010 9:33:39 AM PST · by mom4melody · 64 replies · 2,329+ views
    Fox 8 News ^ | 3/13/2010 | Staff Writer
    Tickets Available For President's Visit to Strongsville FOX8.com Staff Writer 11:02 AM EST, March 13, 2010 WASHINGTON -- President Obama will be in Strongsville Monday, March 15, to discuss health care insurance reform at the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center.
  • [BREAKING] JAPAN MAINSTREAM "NIKKEI" NEWS CALLS OBAMA CANCELLING ASIA TRIP (VIA TWITTER) "INSULTING"

    03/13/2010 8:36:15 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 167 replies · 4,709+ views
    The Japanese daily equivalent to the American "Wall Street Journal", the "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" (or "Nikkei" for short) has run a Japanaese language story just now reporting the slamming that Obama and Gibbs are getting for not only cancelling the Obama Asian trip, but in the rather crass, cavalier, informal and rude way it was apparantly gingerly announced (by Gibbs apparantly) through "Twitter".Alludes in Japanese that this is insulting in an Asian context. Original article (link provided to Japanese) is: 米大統領のアジア歴訪延期、「ツイッター発表」で波紋Or my translation: "Obama's Asian Trip Postponement; (White House) Announcement Via 'Twitter' Causes Waves"
  • Obama postponing trip to Asia to work on healthcare

    03/12/2010 6:10:04 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 239 replies · 6,887+ views
    Fox News | 3/12/10 | staff
    America's Newsroom on Fox News has reported. Just announced on the air, not on website yet.
  • Health bill vote puts Obama's Australian visit in doubt

    03/11/2010 3:24:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies · 655+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12th March 2010 | Brad Norington
    THE White House is battling to play down speculation that Barack Obama may be forced to delay his visit to Indonesia and Australia next week because of the failure to meet his timetable on passing health legislation. The US President's spokesman, Robert Gibbs, has stressed over the past week that Mr Obama wanted a major health reform bill passed by March 18, the day he leaves for his Asia-Pacific visit. But Congress leaders from his Democratic party are struggling to muster enough votes in time for Mr Obama to make an on-time departure. Mr Gibbs yesterday said the White House...