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  • “Tell them I’m coming” — President Obama planning Ireland visit

    01/11/2017 11:43:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 09, 2017 04:47 AM | Sheila Langan
    In his final official call with the outgoing US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley, President Obama said he’d be visiting Ireland again soon. “The lasts sentence that the president said to me on Wednesday of this week when we were saying goodbye was ‘please tell ‘em I’m coming’,” Ambassador O’Malley told Marian Finucane in an interview on RTE Radio. “So I think that’s the President’s way of saying informally that you’ll probably see him again.” As for a time frame, O’Malley predicted “my guess is in the coming year or so.” …
  • Confrontations Await Obama After Productive Trip

    11/16/2014 8:21:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
    After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. Given his faltering political support in the U.S. and his party's recent election losses, his trip to China, Myanmar and Australia appeared to offer respite. The president, who was due to arrive in Washington late Sunday, basked in policy breakthroughs with China and warm welcomes in Myanmar and Australia. "I intend to build on that momentum when I return home," Obama said at...
  • What more to discuss? For Obama and world leaders it's Trump

    11/19/2016 5:03:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2016 7:26 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Trying to tie up loose ends of his foreign policy agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday instead found world leaders more focused on someone else: President-elect Donald Trump. Global hand-wringing over America’s next president has taken much of the wind out of Obama's final overseas trip. Adopting an altruistic tone, Obama has offered frequent reassurances that the U.S. won’t renege on its commitments. Yet he’s been at a loss to quell concerns fully, given new signals from Trump that he intends to govern much the way he campaigned. Obama’s visit to Peru, the last stop on his trip, has brought...
  • Obama Warns Of America’s 'Pitfalls' While Speaking in Malaysia

    11/21/2015 11:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 11/21/2015 | David Rutz
    President Obama spoke to a group of young Southeast Asian leaders Friday in Malaysia and warned them about about avoiding the "pitfalls" the United States suffers from, the Washington Times reports. Human Rights Watch says on its main Malaysia page that the country’s government has engaged in a "strong crackdown on civil and political rights, including charging organizers of peaceful demonstrations. Though he had promised to repeal the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Najib Razak pushed through amendments to strengthen it, as well as a repressive counterterror law." Obama, however, warned the leaders about such American weaknesses as racial divides, income...
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Unfriendly Skies ("stealth jihadists have been active in the U.S. for decades")

    11/19/2015 5:09:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 17, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai was most probably the end result of a stealth jihad operation. That might seem like a strange way of putting it, because we usually think of stealth jihad as something that radical Muslims do to subvert non-Muslim societies. Yet, unless there were already a stealth network in place, its unlikely that an ISIS operative would have been able to get by security and place a bomb on board the Russian plane. Although ISIS has taken credit for the bombing, they probably did so with the help of another group -...
  • Michelle Obama gives Queen birthday surprise as she decides to accompany US President at his lunch*

    04/20/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 4/19/2016 | Gordon Raynor
    Michelle Obama has given the Queen an early birthday surprise by announcing she will accompany the US President when he has lunch with Her Majesty later this week.Mrs Obama has struck up a firm friendship with the Queen during her previous visits to the UK, and famously ignored royal protocol to put her arm around the monarch's shoulders in 2009. Until now, the US Embassy had indicated that President Barack Obama would be on his own for a private lunch with the Queen at Windsor Castle on April 22, the day after she turns 90.But Buckingham Palace has confirmed that...
  • Barack Obama to dine with Queen at Windsor Castle for her 90th birthday

    03/16/2016 8:51:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 16, 2016 | Richard Palmer
    Mr Obama will go to Saudi Arabia on April 21 to participate in a summit with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - hosted by King Salman. Mr Earnest said: "The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.
  • Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest (/stuff that happens every day)

    03/11/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 3/11/16 | Willa Frej
    Pro-gun group Open Carry Texas is planning to openly carry guns at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas -- and their demonstration on gun rights will coincide with President Barack Obama's keynote address at the event on Friday. Open Carry Texas has been bringing guns to the festival for the last two years, according to the Dallas Morning News. This year, members are planning to hold small info sessions during SXSW to "engage in conversation and education" about gun rights laws in the state and encourage young festivalgoers to "carry in lawful defense of themselves and others,"...
  • Obama at SXSW: Follow the president’s trip to Austin live

    03/11/2016 5:01:19 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 11 March 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    President Barack Obama’s seven-hour visit Friday for a SXSW discussion on civic involvement will be followed by two Democratic fundraisers. Follow along live.
  • Obama: I’m Going to South by Southwest To Ask For ‘Ideas’ To ‘Update Our Government’

    03/05/2016 8:50:52 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/5/2016 | Ian Hanchett
    That’s why, next week, I’ll travel to Austin, Texas, to visit South by Southwest. It’s an annual gathering of some of our most creative thinkers, coders, makers, and entrepreneurs from across the country. And while I’m there, I’m going to ask everyone for ideas and technologies that can help update our government and our democracy to be as modern and dynamic as America itself. This has been a goal of mine since before I was President. On my campaign in 2008, we saw how technology could bring people together and help them engage as citizens in their own communities. So...
  • Obama eyes Cuba visit, says Castro not 'an ideologue'

    12/14/2015 8:33:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama is hopefully planning a visit to Cuba and sees longtime co-dictator Raul Castro, who has taken over for ailing brother Fidel, as a pragmatist, not "an ideologue." In a newly released Yahoo interview, Obama said, "I am very much interested in going to Cuba, but I think the conditions have to be right."The president told correspondent Olivier Knox, "My hope is that sometime next year we look at the conditions there and we say, you know what? Now would be a good time to shine a light on progress that's been made, but also maybe to nudge the...
  • Obama's Cuba Trip Called 'Totally Unacceptable' by Senate Dem

    02/18/2016 4:25:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 2/18/16 | Bridget Johnson
    .....Obama will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22.... Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called it "totally unacceptable for the president of the United States to reward a dictatorial regime with an historic visit when human rights abuses endure and democracy continues to be shunned." "This will mark the first time a U.S. president is visiting a dictatorship in Latin America since Lyndon Johnson's 1968 visit to Nicaragua...Since Castro seized power, nine American Presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush - did not rush to the island to shake hands with an...
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • Obama cancels traditional Waldorf Astoria hotel stay after Chinese takeover

    09/14/2015 11:47:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-12-2015 | The Guardian
    Barack Obama will not stay at New York’s Waldorf Astoria during the UN general assembly this month after the hotel was bought by a Chinese insurance firm. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and the US delegation would stay at the nearby New York Palace Hotel. “There are a range of considerations that influence where the president will stay when he’s not at the White House,” Earnest said. “Those considerations include everything from available space to cost and to security.” Earnest would not say whether the Chinese acquisition of the Astoria had raised concerns about possible espionage. Anbang Insurance...
  • Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier (all by himself)

    09/02/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below. “How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.” Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of...
  • Obama Angers Kenyan Leadership in Push for Gay Rights in Africa

    07/26/2015 1:27:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Obama’s first trip to Kenya since becoming president has highlighted the disappointment that many Africans feel in his presidency. While President Bush earns high praise and achieved a great deal in Africa, particularly with regard to his efforts fighting AIDS, Obama . . . not so much.In his article entitled, “Africa’s Disappointment with Obama,” Edward-Isaac Dovere writes: Beneath the ecstatic welcome President Barack Obama will receive when he arrives in his father’s homeland of Kenya on Friday is a lingering sense of disappointment.More than the first black president, he’s the first African-American U.S. president, and that’s accentuated a frustration among...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 6:15:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/25/15 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott,
    President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen." Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Many Kenyan leaders had encouraged Obama not to discuss gay rights on his first trip to the country as President....
  • On eve of visit, Obama voices support for gay, transgender rights in Africa

    07/23/2015 10:29:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 23, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa on Thursday as he began a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views on such controversial issues to himself. Obama, who departed Washington late Thursday for a trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, had faced criticism from rights groups and growing calls to press the issue aggressively while in a region known for a bleak record on human rights. In an interview with the BBC, Obama said he had been "blunt" with African leaders about gay rights in the past...
  • OBAMA VISITS SOUTH DAKOTA FINALLY: And The Locals’ Reaction Is Nothing Short Of Epic

    05/09/2015 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 51 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05-09-2015
    South Dakotans apparently have good BS detectors. Check out the expressions on their faces.