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  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • Sowell: America's Birthday

    06/30/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made "America" a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world. All is not lost. But all could be lost — especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of...
  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    06/30/2014 1:06:17 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 72 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 39 2014 | Town Hall
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.</p>

    06/30/2014 12:39:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/30/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Saying he's grown frustrated with waiting for congressional Republicans, an angry President Barack Obama said Monday he will bypass Congress and act on his own to make changes to immigration policy by the end of the summer. Obama spoke Monday from the Rose Garden, where he slammed House Republicans for being too accommodating to the conservative, anti-immigration wing of their party and chided House leadership for not working to pass a "darn bill." "They're unwilling to stand up to the Tea Party and do what's right for the country. And what's worse — a bunch of them know better," Obama...
  • Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

    06/30/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/29/14 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.
  • From the President -- The Humanitarian Situation in Our Nation’s Southwest Border

    06/30/2014 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The White House ^ | June 30, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    FULL TITLE:  "Letter from the President -- Efforts to Address the Humanitarian Situation in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of Our Nation’s Southwest Border" Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Senator Reid:)  (Senator McConnell:)    (Representative Pelosi:)   I am writing to update you on my Administration's efforts to address the urgent humanitarian situation in the Río Grande Valley areas of our Nation's Southwest border, and to request that the Congress support the new tools and resources we need to implement a unified, comprehensive Federal Government response.   While overall apprehensions across our entire border have only slightly increased during this time period...
  • White House: Boehner won't seek immigration vote

    06/30/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    AP ^ | June 30 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, a White House official said Monday. Obama is expected to refocus immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and onto a Mexican border that has seen a tide of children crossing illegally from Central America, the official said. This official said that Obama decided to bypass Congress after House speaker John Boehner informed him last week that the House would not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. Obama was expected to address the status of...
  • Obama Delivers Statement on Immigration Reform

    Obama delivers statement on immigration reform.
  • Obama formally requests new powers to deal with surge at border (VIDEO)

    06/30/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama on Monday formally requested that Congress grant him additional powers to deport the wave of young people illegally immigrating into the country. In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama also asked for more money to deal with the surge of people, mostly children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, who have come to the border in escalating numbers. [READ OBAMA'S LETTER.] Obama said the administration is working to execute a governmentwide strategy as the surge across the Rio Grande Valley continues, and is “eager” to work with Congress to ensure that “we have the legal authorities to maximize...
  • Obama about to speak; Baghdad being evacuated?

    06/13/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 116 replies
    Fox News Live | 6/13/14
    Brett Bair on now. Obama about to speak. Bair wonders aloud if Obama is about to evacuate Baghdad, other Iraqi cities.
  • Former Obama Official: Rose Garden Ceremony Was To Tell Bergdahl’s Story (Tommy Vietor)

    06/03/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 3, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santor
    WASHINGTON — On Saturday, President Obama stood with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the White House Rose Garden — a voluntary media event — to announce the deal that exchanged five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl’s release. Days later, that feel-good event stands in contrast to the deal’s reception, with reports from soldiers he served with that Bergdahl may have been a deserter, and lawmakers demanding to know why the administration did not notify Congress of the deal in advance. Tommy Vietor, one of Obama’s former top aides, said Tuesday the goal of Saturday’s event was to get in...
  • Jay Carney to Step Down as White House Press Secretary

    05/30/2014 11:17:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 95 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 30, 2014, 1:57 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama announced today that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will depart as press secretary. Obama, who interrupted the White House briefing as Carney was taking questions, said Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will take his place. Carney seemed surprised by the interruption. Carney said he would leave soon, probably the second or third week of June. He will leave the White House but says he has not decided where he will go. “It’s been an amazing experience, just, so fulfilling,” Carney said, thanking the president and vice president.
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resigns

    05/30/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 210 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | BY Leslie Larson
  • Breaking: Obama announces Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation

    05/30/2014 8:20:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 192 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/14 | Yahoo News
    Trying to get details
  • The Obama Administration: 'Doing Everything We Can'

    05/21/2014 12:41:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    &#9745; ^ | May 21, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    'Doing Everything We Can'
  • CNN Reporter Stunned by Obama

    05/21/2014 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | May 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This CNN info guy is somewhat speechless. Think of this next sound bite as a sound bite of a Drive-By reporter learning in real time who Obama is. This is CNN's Newsroom this morning during what they called special coverage of Obama's remarks about the VA. This is after Obama spoke, after Obama told everybody how mad he was when he found out about this. Jake Tapper spoke with the correspondent, Drew Griffin, about Obama's remarks. Tapper said, "Drew Griffin, the reporter from CNN who began this whole story with his investigation into the Phoenix VA. Drew,...
  • Watch Live: Obama Makes Statement on VA Scandal - 10:45 am ET

    05/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    President Obama makes a statement following his meeting with head the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. (Live feed at source link.)
  • Obama went to a mosque in Malaysia on Sunday, and what he said there is very, very disturbing

    04/30/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/28/14 | Joshua Riddle
    This is disturbing on a lot of levels. First, Christians don’t ask Muslims to pray for them. A Christian believes that the God of the Bible is the only God, and asking someone to pray to Allah is asking those people to put another God before Him, which is the first commandment. Secondly, no other world leader that is not a Muslim has ever done anything like this before. Obama sympathizes with a religion that literally wants to wipe us off the face of the planet. They kill women, children, gay people, or anyone that offends them. You would like...
  • Obama Criticizes America During Presser with Malaysian P.M.

    04/27/2014 9:06:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Obama Criticizes America During Presser with Malaysian P.M. Via the NYT: . . .Speaking at a news conference with Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mr. Obama treaded politely into these issues. He said he pressed Mr. Najib during their meeting about Malaysia’s civil liberties and human rights record, which has come under fresh scrutiny in recent weeks because of the legal travails of an opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. “The prime minister is the first to acknowledge that Malaysia has still got some work to do on these issues, just like the United States, by the way, has some work to do,”...
  • Obama plans statement, 7 million sign-ups reached (Today from the Rose Garden)

    04/01/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 68 replies ^ | 4/1/2014 | dragnet2
    President Barack Obama is planning a Rose Garden appearance Tuesday afternoon as sign-ups under his health care law surpassed 7 million.
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Russia is on the ‘wrong side of history’ and its actions violate international law, Obama says

    03/04/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by dennisw · 31 replies
    nationalpost. ^ | March 3, 2014 8:30 AM ET | David McHugh And Dalton Bennet
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work on an aid package to Ukraine and make it the “first order of business.” Obama said continued military actions in Ukraine “will be a costly proposition for Russia.” Russia called for the adoption of a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea,...
  • The ABC's of Diplomacy - Obama Presser Photo

    03/04/2014 10:38:45 AM PST · by Velveeta · 51 replies
  • Obama to lie in minutes.....(vanity)

    01/17/2014 7:55:54 AM PST · by Doogle · 41 replies
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  • Live Thread: Obama to Speak on State of the Sham Wow NSA Surveillance 11 A.M. EST 1/17/14

    01/17/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 80 replies
    Friday, January 17, 2014 | Kristinn
    Obama to speak on the NSA surveillance scandal from the Justice Department around 11 a.m. EST today.C-SPAN's description:The President delivers remarks at the Department of Justice presenting the outcomes of the Administration's review of U.S. signals intelligence programs. He is expected to focus on steps that increase oversight and transparency while leaving the framework of the surveillance programs in place. In addition, according to officials, the President will turn to Congress for guidance regarding the future of NSA data collection. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies recommended more than 40 suggested changes at the NSA in a...
  • Obama To Make Personnel Announcement At White House

    01/15/2014 7:51:45 AM PST · by bkopto · 117 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 1/15/2014 | SAHIL KAPUR
    President Barack Obama will make a personnel announcement at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, according to the White House. The announcement is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET in the South Court Auditorium. No further details were provided.
  • Live Thread: Obama's End of Year State of the Sham Wow Press Conference 2 p.m. EST 12/20/13

    12/20/2013 11:06:13 AM PST · by kristinn · 134 replies
    Friday, December 20, 2013 | Kristinn
    Obama checking in before he checks out for $4 million Hawaii vacation.
  • Group behind Obama at Rose Garden speech includes only 3 Obamacare registrants

    10/21/2013 2:12:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-21-2013 | Caroline May
    October 21, 2013 Group behind Obama at Rose Garden speech includes only 3 Obamacare registrants Caroline May Of the 13 people who flanked President Obama during his speech defending Obamacare in the Rose Garden Monday, just three had successfully registered for the new Obamacare exchanges.A list of the people who joined Obama on stage provided by the White House included people who have or “will” benefit from Obamacare, small business owners, representatives from “partner organizations,” and new registrants.The three people who were able to register included: Janice Baker, who introduced the president and as of last week was the only...
  • The moment Obama catches pregnant woman as she faints behind him during healthcare speech

    10/21/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama helped a pregnant woman who began to faint during his speech about health care reforms today, joking 'That's what happens when I talk too long.' Mr Obama reached out to catch prospective Affordable Care Act beneficiary Karmel Allison who was standing directly behind him as he discussed the glitches of the new healthcare website in the Rose Garden of the White House. Around 25 minutes into the speech, Ms Allison became unsteady and started to lose consciousness. At that point, the President turned around and helped catch her before she actually fainted. 'I got you. You're OK,'...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 21,2013

    10/21/2013 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 84 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 21, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Obama: 'No one is madder than me' about healthcare website

    10/21/2013 9:41:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said Monday his administration was spearheading a "tech surge" to fix the problems plaguing the online ObamaCare insurance exchanges. "We are doing everything we can possibly do to get the websites working better, faster, sooner," the president said, adding that the White House had recruited the "best and brightest" from the private sector to help tackle the technical problems. "No one is madder than me that the website isn't working as it should — which means it's going to get fixed," Obama declared. The president's reassurances come at a critical time for the president's signature program. Fear is...
  • President: Obamacare 'Not Just a Website,' and Despite Glitches, 'The Product Is Good'

    10/21/2013 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/21/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Monday morning, President Obama addressed the website glitches and delays that have plagued the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act, declaring the “product” to be good and reminding his audience that the healthcare law is “not just a website.” Since its October 1 rollout, the online registry for the Obamacare health exchange has been beset by website glitches, long wait times, and clunky programming. “You probably heard the new website where people can apply for health insurance and browse and buy affordable plans in most states hasn’t worked as smoothly as...
  • Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

    10/21/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 145 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/21/13 | Julie Pace - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law, but declared he was confident the administration would be able to fix the issues. "There's no sugarcoating it," Obama said. "Nobody is more frustrated than I am." The president said his administration was doing "everything we can possibly do" to get the federally run websites up and running. And he guaranteed that everyone who wants to get insurance through the new health care exchanges will be able to....
  • Woman nearly faints in Rose Garden

    10/21/2013 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2013 | Justin Sink
    A beneficiary of President Obama's signature healthcare law standing behind the president during his speech Monday in the Rose Garden nearly fainted toward the end of his remarks. Karmel Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes according to information provided by the White House, began holding the hand of a woman standing next to her at the event and breathing deeply. Noticing the disruption, Obama halted his remarks to turn around, just as Allison appeared to be falling backward. Another event attendee braced her from behind while the president held her arm to prevent her from falling. A White...
  • Consumer Reports: ‘Stay Away From’

    10/21/2013 8:59:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2013 | Alec Torres
    Consumer Reports, which publishes reviews of consumer products and services, advised its readers to avoid the federal healthcare exchange “for at least another month if you can.” “Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess they’ve made,” the magazine said, having tested the site themselves over the course of the past three weeks.Noting that only 271,000 of the 9.47 million people who tried signing up in the first week managed to create an account, Consumer Reports then provided a few tips to those attempting to slog through the application process. From attempting...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Address State of the Obamacare Sham Wow 11:25 A.M. EDT 10/21/13

    10/21/2013 6:47:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 215 replies
    Monday, Ocotber 21, 2013 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama will speak to the nation today at 11:25 a.m. EDT from the Rose Garden with citizen props standing around him to tout the glories of Obamacare. The White House has leaked to the press Obama is "frustrated" about the problems with the government exchange website.
  • Obama to address widespread health care problems - Rose Garden - Monday morning

    10/21/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to acknowledge that widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. Obama was scheduled to speak Monday from the Rose Garden, his first health care-focused event since the scope of the problems became apparent. The troublesome rollout of the health care exchanges has been a glaring embarrassment for Obama's signature legislative achievement. White House officials say the president will discuss steps the administration is taking to address the failures, including ramping up staffing at call centers where people can...
  • Obama aims to resuscitate Obamacare with Rose Garden rally

    10/21/2013 6:18:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-21-2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama goes back on the virtual campaign-trail Monday, with a midday rally in the Rose Garden to champion his crippled takeover of the nation’s health-sector. “The President will be joined by consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the [Obamacare] health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered,” said a White House statement. “The group will include individuals who have already applied for and enrolled in quality, affordable coverage through the Marketplaces and those who are planning to after exploring...
  • Obama to speak on Thursday about path ahead on fiscal issues [Live Thread for Clown, 10:35]

    10/17/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/13
    ... Obama will deliver a statement on Thursday at 10:35 a.m. about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll have more to say about this tomorrow...
  • Obama to speak on shutdown at 4:45 p.m.

    09/30/2013 2:19:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 9/30/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will speak from the White House briefing room Monday at 4:45 p.m. ET, as a government shutdown looms at midnight. Obama had been scheduled to speak at the start of a Cabinet meeting then.
  • Obama Press Conference at 4:45.

    09/30/2013 1:42:02 PM PDT · by Toespi · 210 replies
    A little Republican bashing party coming our way.
  • Full transcript: President Obama’s news conference in Russia [Benghazi mentioned]

    09/06/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT · by thouworm · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sept 06, 2013 | Pres. Obama
    QUESTION: Just a follow-up (OFF-MIKE) full congressional approval (OFF-MIKE) Senate (OFF-MIKE) and the House does not (OFF- MIKE) would you go ahead with the strike? OBAMA: You know, Brianna (ph), I think it would be a mistake for me to jump the gun and speculate, because right now I’m working to get as much support as possible out of Congress. But I’ll repeat something that I said in Sweden when I was asked a similar question. I did not put this before Congress, you know, just as a political ploy or as symbolism. I put it before Congress because I...
  • Obama to address the declining Egypt situation from Martha’s Vineyard

    08/15/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 113 replies
    President Obama will break into his Martha’s Vineyard summer vacation Thursday morning to make a statement on the unrest in Egypt, the White House said.
  • WikiLeaks founder: Obama surveillance changes vindicate Edward Snowden

    08/10/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    WikiLeaks founder: Obama surveillance changes vindicate Edward Snowden By Keith Laing - 08/10/13 10:40 AM ET The founder of the WikiLeaks website said on Saturday that President Obama’s announcement of changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program this week vindicated Edward Snowden’s release of information about the program. “Today the President of the United States validated Edward Snowden’s role as a whistleblower by announcing plans to reform America’s global surveillance program,” WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange said in a statement. “But rather than thank Edward Snowden, the president laughably attempted to criticize him while claiming that there was a...
  • Obama describes Putin as 'like a bored kid'

    08/09/2013 6:39:03 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 9, 2013 6:21pm EDT | Steve Holland and Margaret Chadbourn
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday denied he has poor relations with Vladimir Putin after canceling their Moscow talks, but said the Russian president can sometimes appear "like a bored kid in the back of the classroom." U.S.-Russian relations plunged to one of their lowest points since the Cold War this week after Russia granted temporary asylum to fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden. Obama retaliated by abruptly canceling a Moscow summit with Putin planned for early next month. At a White House news conference on Friday, Obama insisted that he does not have bad personal relations with...
  • Putin has ´that kind of slouch,looking like the bored kidin the classroom,´ says Obamaduring

    President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.
  • Obama Says 'Tightly Organized and Relatively Centralized Al Qaeda' is 'Very Weak'

    08/09/2013 1:15:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/9/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Barack Obama, speaking at a Friday afternoon news conference, maintained that the "core" of al Qaeda is "on its heels" and "has been decimated" while admitting that regional elements of the terrorist organization can still "pose a threat" to American interests. ABC News's Jonathan Karl asked the president still believes that al Qaeda has been "decimated," as he said in a speech last May. Watch Obama's response below:
  • Obama: Putin ‘slouches’ like a ‘bored kid at the back of the classroom’

    08/09/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 112 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    During his press conference on Friday, President Obama indicated that his relationship with Putin was cordial – even though the Russian president had poor body language.
  • Obama Presser – August 9 – 3 pm Eastern {LIVE THREAD}

    08/09/2013 11:31:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 314 replies
    August 9, 2013
    Talk to the hand. I got a plane to catch.
  • Drones, Guantanamo part of broad Obama counterterrorism speech

    05/23/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2013 | Stephanie Condon
    President Obama on Thursday will deliver a major speech on his counterterrorism policies, addressing everything from drone strikes and the status of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, to continuing efforts to fight al Qaeda and the legal framework for the continuing "war on terror." In the substantive speech to be delivered at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Obama will announce plans to restart transfers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to third countries. Before their transfer, the prisoners would have to be cleared for release, and the U.S. would have to be satisfied that an oversight and monitoring program...