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  • Britain, U.S. deny that Trump state visit delayed

    06/12/2017 9:17:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Investing.com ^ | 11 June 2017 3:42pm ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. The paper, citing an unidentified adviser at May's Downing Street office who was in the room at the time, reported Trump had told May by telephone in recent weeks that he did not want to come if there were likely to be large-scale protests. "We aren’t going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations," a...
  • The inevitable “OMG the First Lady isn’t wearing a head scarf” flap

    05/20/2017 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As advertised, the President embarked on the first trip abroad of his presidency this week, with the initial stop being in Saudi Arabia. He was joined by both the First Lady and his daughter Ivanka. Seen exiting Air Force One, Melania Trump, as always, looked completely stunning.Since they were landing in Saudi Arabia, you may have noticed something conspicuously missing from the First Lady’s ensemble. She’s not wearing a head scarf as is the custom in that country and some other Muslim majority nations. (Ivanka was spotted not wearing one either.) Lest you think that Hot Air has suddenly turned...
  • At home and abroad, Obama’s trail of disasters

    01/09/2017 6:07:27 AM PST · by Makana · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS HE PREPARES to move out of the White House, Barack Obama is understandably focused on his legacy and reputation. The president will deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday; he told his supporters in an e-mail that the speech would “celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years,” and previewed his closing argument in a series of tweets hailing “the remarkable progress” for which he hopes to be remembered. In 2010, two years after electing him president, voters trounced Obama’s party, handing Democrats the biggest midterm losses in 72 years. Obama was...
  • Obama: GOP a bigger problem than Putin or China

    09/16/2015 11:41:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Urging business leaders to lobby Republican lawmakers for higher spending, President Obama said Wednesday that partisan gridlock in Washington is a bigger threat to the U.S. than Chinese cyberattacks or Russian military aggression. “Our problem is not that China’s going to out-negotiate us, or that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is sort of out-strategizing us,” Mr. Obama said. “Has anybody taken a look at the Russian economy lately? That’s not our problem. Our problem’s us, typically. We engage in self-inflicted wounds, like this potential government shutdown. It’s unnecessary.” The president spoke to the Business Roundtable in Washington as the Oct. 1...
  • Who came out against Facebook’s rainbow flags?

    07/01/2015 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 29 June 2015 | Olga Bugorkova and Ghada Tantawi
    It was wildly popular, but not everybody likes Facebook’s pro-gay marriage photo filter—it’s prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world. If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multicolored. Maybe you even tinted your own pic. A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. But in some areas of the world, the response to the initiative was less than enthusiastic—and even downright hostile. In Russia, several filters were created which splash...
  • Bill Clinton says nothing 'sinister' in foreign donations to foundation

    05/04/2015 5:39:06 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4 | Steve Holland
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton defended his charitable foundation's acceptance of large foreign donations on Monday, thrusting himself into a controversy that is weighing on the presidential candidacy of his wife, Hillary Clinton. "I don't think there's anything sinister in trying to get wealthy people in countries that are seriously involved in development to spend their money wisely in a way that helps poor people and lifts them up," Clinton told NBC News from Kenya, in an interview taped over the weekend.
  • The President as Pest

    01/23/2015 4:19:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    With the SOTU behind us, what’s left for Obama in his lame duck years?Looking at his record, it’s difficult to see any promise of accomplishment. His entire tenure has been one vast Gobi of negative achievement unparalleled in the history of this Republic. His domestic record--to mention only the highlights--consists of the Stimulus (“shovel-ready jobs”), ObamaCare, forcing tens of millions out of the workforce, decoupling the stock market from the economy as a whole, and a still stumbling recovery. His “post-racial presidency” is a sad joke, with race relations in a state of tension unseen since the late 60s. His...
  • Argentina president defies US court order on repayment of debts

    06/17/2014 5:09:22 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | FoxNews,com
    Argentina's president has said that she would refuse to comply with a U.S. judge's order to pay $1.5 billion to winners of a decade-long legal battle over defaulted debt after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her government's final appeal. Delivering a nationally broadcast address Monday night, Cristina Fernandez expressed willingness to negotiate with the winners, but said there is simply no way that Argentina can pay the amount in cash, in full, starting just two weeks from now, which is what the U.S. courts have ordered. Under the U.S. court orders, Argentina must hand over $907 million to...
  • Senior UK Defense Advisor: Obama Is Clueless About ‘What He Wants To Do In The World’

    01/16/2014 2:03:22 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01.15.14 | Nico Hines
    Sir Hew Strachan, an expert on the history of war, says that the president’s strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America’s position in the world. President Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors. Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them...
  • Sowell: Syria and Obama

    09/09/2013 1:33:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 10, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    I cannot see why even a single American, a single Israeli or a single Syrian civilian should be killed as a result of a token U.S. military action, undertaken simply to spare Barack Obama the embarrassment of doing nothing, after his ill-advised public ultimatum to the Syrian government to not use chemical weapons was ignored. Some people say that some military response is necessary, not to spare Obama a personal humiliation, but to spare the American presidency from losing all credibility — and therefore losing the ability to deter future threats to the United States without bloodshed. There is no...
  • Sowell: Syria and Obama: Part II

    09/09/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 10, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Chickens are coming home to roost for Barack Obama, both at home and overseas. When he first entered the White house, to worldwide acclaim, and backed by huge majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, he could do whatever he wanted — and could do no wrong, in the eyes of the mainstream media. People believed whatever he said, whether about how he would cut the federal deficit in half during his first term or how people could keep their current insurance and their current doctor under ObamaCare, which would also insure millions more people and yet...
  • Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto

    05/28/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 149 replies
    http://topinfopost.com ^ | May 28th, 2013
    The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war. According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up

    12/27/2012 11:47:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Is life like a pizza, where if some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box? Given that hypocrisy is an important part of diplomacy, and diplomacy is necessary to foreign policy, allow me to congratulate you on winning a second term. I wish I could also congratulate you on your conduct of international affairs. I do thank you for killing Osama bin Laden. It was a creditable action for which you deserve some of the credit you've been given. Of course the intelligence was gathered, and the mission was undertaken, by men and women...
  • EDITORIAL: Hillary’s replacement

    12/04/2012 5:25:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Editorial
    Susan Rice is not the best choice to lead State DepartmentAmbassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s deceptive Benghazi spin ought to be enough to sink her bid for promotion. Mrs. Rice’s infamous talking points insisted that a YouTube video, rather than preplanned terrorism, prompted the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Yet there’s plenty more in her past that calls into question her fitness as a potential replacement for Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Mrs. Rice made the rounds on Capitol Hill last week in an attempt to round up support. She met...
  • OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY NOW IN FLAMES

    09/14/2012 9:50:37 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 14, 2012 | Tom Tancredo
    A U.S. ambassador is dead, and over 30 U.S. embassies across the globe are under violent attack as a direct result of President Obama’s attempted appeasement of radical Islam. How many more Americans will die before that policy can be reversed and Obama removed from office? Keep in mind that by international treaty and tradition, every embassy in a foreign nation is considered the sovereign soil of that nation. Climbing a wall and invading an embassy compound is the same as invading that country. The horrific events of Sept. 11, 2012, in Egypt and Benghazi were a logical and predictable...
  • The Hip-Hop President: All Swag, No Cattle

    09/13/2012 8:38:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Wazzup, President Obama? You've got room on your schedule to schmooze hip-hop radio DJs, debate Nicki Minaj's rap lyrics, hobnob with big donor celebs Jay-Z and Beyonce, and hang with Hollywood gossip TV anchors. _ We see your passion on the golf course, basketball court and beach. We see you late night on Letterman and Leno. We see your boundless energy on the campaign trail. We see your Twitter donation solicitations from dusk till dawn. But when it comes time to play leader of the free world in times of international crisis, it's "see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya." He's...
  • EDITORIAL: The world Obama created (leading from behind)

    09/12/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Leading from behind leads to global chaosThe tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years. In Benghazi, four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered in a coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate by Islamic militants. On the same day, al Qaeda released a video in which leader Ayman al-Zawahri eulogized Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan al Qaeda commander believed killed in June by a U.S. drone strike. This was no coincidence. In Cairo, demonstrators — upset over...
  • Bee swarm attacks Hillary Clinton

    08/06/2012 8:07:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6 Aug 2012 | Justin Sink
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Malawi had an inauspicious finale on Monday as she and her detail were targeted by a swarm of bees at the airport. Clinton and her detail were headed to board her plane at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital, Lilongwe, when a swarm of bees descended on the farewell gathering. According to press reports, Malawi and American officials scampered for cover while Clinton ran onto the jet for cover.