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  • Obama Pressures Israel To Curb Anti-Tunnel Defense

    07/20/2014 4:34:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/20/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts Sunday to limit Israel’s gradual destruction of Hamas’ tunnel network in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza, which now conceals many of the rockets and jihadi units that attack Israelis. In a morning call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama “reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself [but] also raised serious concern about the growing number of casualties, including increasing Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza and the loss of Israeli soldiers,” said a 2.00 p.m. statement from the White House. Israel’s government did not officially respond to Obama’s statement, which came after Israel ground...
  • Santelli Slams "Don't Ignore The Long-End... Recessionary Pressures Are Building"

    04/10/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/10/14 | tyler durden
    With 30 year bond yields set to close their lowest in 10 months, CNBC's Rick Santelli is concerned at the signals that the Treasury yield curve is sending.If yesterday's minutes from the Fed were supposed to walk back their 'hawkish' tone, then Santelli slams they are "gonna need a really big billboard" because the term structure is still flattening. "When 'flattening' is the theme, that is not painting a rosy outlook for the long-term economy," and as Santelli warns, this is when the Fed is pulling out of its extraordinary policies. Santelli screams, "the entire monetary policy side has to...
  • New Campaign Pressures Hillel into Partnerships with Anti-Israel Orgs

    03/10/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/10/14 | staff
    A new campaign that seeks to pressure the Jewish campus group Hillel into partnering with anti-Israel organizations is being hailed as a way to “a “liberate young Jews from the vice grip of Zionism” by anti-Zionist activist Max Blumenthal. Blumenthal, who recently wrote a book that compared Israel with the Third Reich, praised the new campus movement “Open Hillel” during a speech at Brandeis University, according to video posted by a group called Safe Hillel. “There is a movement afoot, an organic movement on campuses now … which I consider to be a movement to liberate young Jews, from the...
  • Companies paid more for wholesale goods, though inflation pressures muted ('How Ya doin'?)

    08/17/2011 4:10:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17/11 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A key measure of wholesale inflation rose in July by the most in six months. The measure, called core wholesale inflation, excludes volatile food and energy prices. It surged 0.4 percent last month. But most economists say they aren’t concerned about the increase. One reason is that it was driven largely by costlier tobacco products and pickup trucks, which economists say are probably one-time events. Raw material prices also fell in July. Those figures should lead to lower wholesale prices in coming months.
  • Among Democrats, economic pressures are changing tax-cut dynamics

    08/26/2010 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/26/10 | Lori Montgomery
    With the economy rapidly weakening, some senior Democrats are having second thoughts about raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest families and are pressing party leaders to consider extending the full array of Bush administration tax cuts, at least through next year. This rethinking comes barely a month after Democrats trumpeted plans to stage a high-stakes battle over taxes in the final weeks before the November congressional elections.
  • President pressures bankers to lend more; back reform bill

    12/14/2009 1:40:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 296+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 12/14/09 | Ronald D. Orol
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- President Barack Obama on Monday pressed the chief executives of the nation's largest banks to lend more to small businesses, increase their assistance to troubled homeowners and end their opposition to bank regulatory reform legislation moving on Capitol Hill. "I urged these institutions here today to go back and take a third and fourth look about how they are operating when it comes to small business and medium-sized business lending," Obama said after meeting at the White House with the bankers. "Banks could be doing more to lend to small businesses." See full text of Obama's remarks....
  • Obama's calculations were wrong

    07/22/2009 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 8 replies · 750+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 21 July 2009 | AMNON LORD
    I admit I was mistaken about the direction the relationship between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government would take. It seemed consensual that the two-state solution was on its way to the freezer with a tag attached: "See under 'solutionism.'" This would have placed the differences between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the level of principle. On the ground, Obama would avoid confrontation with Israel and work with Netanyahu to accelerate economic cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis. Instead, Obama chose to embark on a collision course. Among Netanyahu's advisers there are some who believe that...
  • Obama pressures Senate on climate change measure

    06/27/2009 12:49:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 784+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/27/09 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON – Hailing the House, President Barack Obama put pressure on senators Saturday to follow its lead and pass legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions, helping usher the U.S. into a new age of energy efficiency. "Now my call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this: We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past," the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address. "Don't believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth. It's just not...
  • Democrats Face Pressures on Roberts Issue

    09/19/2005 4:49:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 975+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats face conflicting pressures as John Roberts' nomination as chief justice advances, prodded by liberal groups to oppose the appointment yet considering whether a vote in favor might temper President Bush's choice for a second Supreme Court vacancy. "In three days of testimony, Judge Roberts gave no reason for optimism that he would vote to uphold a woman's right to choose," the National Women's Law Center said in a memo circulated Monday, part of a sustained effort by liberal groups to maximize Democratic opposition to the nomination. "There's been extensive outreach to senators and their staffs by...
  • CA: Bill pressures attorney general in prison misconduct

    04/20/2004 5:34:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/20/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - After months of scathing reports and hearings detailing shortcomings in California's correctional system, a flurry of bills designed to spark reforms began moving through Senate committees Tuesday. One of the most controversial requires the attorney general to review allegations of employee conduct in state prisons, potentially second-guessing local prosecutors such as those in San Joaquin County. The district attorney's office there declined to file charges against California Youth Authority employees internal investigators say beat two youths and filed false reports about the January incident. Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office already is reviewing that decision to see if...
  • Somalis meet face to face with mayor

    10/11/2002 4:31:21 PM PDT · by SheLion · 12 replies · 352+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 11 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) Somali leaders and Mayor Larry Raymond pledged Friday to work together to resolve friction after the mayor warned of a strain on resources if more Somalis moved to the city.</p> <p>The meeting was behind closed doors, and Somali leaders said afterward that they understand the social and economic pressures facing the city.</p>