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  • Welsh golf resort locked down for NATO summit (why obozo will be at summit)

    09/03/2014 1:32:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-2-14 | unattributed
    A huge security operation involving 9,000 British police officers will secure a luxury Welsh golf resort hosting a NATO summit later this week, officials said Tuesday. Officers deployed across the golf course at the Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, and along a 13-kilometre (eight-mile) steel fence around the site in anticipation of the arrival of 67 world leaders for crisis talks on Russia's role in the war in Ukraine. US President Barack Obama is attending the meeting of the military alliance and security is tight, not least because Britain last week raised its terrorism threat level.
  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • Ebola fears swirl around US-Africa summit

    08/03/2014 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    A widening outbreak of deadly Ebola fever is threatening to overshadow next week's summit between African leaders and President Obama. The three-day conference will bring nearly 50 African officials to Washington, D.C. for an unprecedented gathering that officials said could be a turning point in U.S.-Africa relations. But now, Obama administration officials are competing with increasingly dire news out of West Africa, where Ebola is ravaging populations in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. At least two African leaders will forgo the conference as a result with the death toll topping 700. And while the event's agenda has not changed, President...
  • Obama to hold summit on sports concussions

    05/18/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. "As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely," the official said in a statement. At the forum, the president will argue for a "team approach" to preventing and treating concussions, the White...
  • Food poisoning fells more than 100 at Maryland food safety summit

    04/29/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/29/14 | Lindsay Dunsmuir- Reuters
    (Reuters) - A U.S. food safety summit in Maryland earlier this month has become a cautionary tale after more than 100 attendees came down with suspected food poisoning. Most of those affected complained of diarrhea, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. Local health officials have heard from about 400 of the 1,300 attendees and are at a loss as to the exact cause of their illness. The April 8-10 meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center included representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and food...
  • Bush draws boos from conservatives at Freedom Summit

    04/12/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    A mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential 2016 presidential contender, brought boos from a conservative crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists and figures organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, billionaire Donald Trump said Bush’s recent comments on immigrants coming to the U.S. as an “act of love” were “out there.”
  • Report: In Recent Meeting, Putin Surprised Netanyahu With Expression of Support

    03/04/2014 3:48:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 12.20.13 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was surprised by a forthright expression of support for the Jewish state from Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting last month in Moscow, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Friday. Netanyahu had flown to meet the Russian leader in a last minute effort to prevent an interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers from being signed. During the meeting, Netanyahu asked Putin to withhold support for the convening of a Nuclear Non Proliferation Conference the stated purpose of which would be to rid the entire Middle East of nuclear weapons, according to the report....
  • Ted Cruz at Values Voter Summit

    10/11/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube ^ | 11/11/2013 | The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube
    Complete remarks by Ted Cruz, October 10, 2013:
  • WATCH Mark Levin at the Values Voter Summit 2013

    10/11/2013 12:45:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-11-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin spoke today at the 2013 Values Voter Summit and you can watch it below. Here’s a quick quote: “So when people say to me, what do you want to do, change the Constitution? HELL NO, I want to EMBRACE the Constitution!”
  • First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids (wants healthier food options promoted)

    09/18/2013 10:09:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/13 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. Research shows food marketing is a leading cause of childhood obesity because the ads and promotions lead impressionable kids to then pester their parents to eat what they saw on TV, consumer advocates say. The first lady cited a "cultural shift" taking place in America's eating habits, and highlighted as examples salad bars that are now in many school lunchrooms and kids' restaurant menus that...
  • WH calls for Beer Summit between DOJ and Zimmerman

    07/15/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 13 replies
    07/15/13 | Me
    The White House will announce today that a truce be called between DOJ and the failed conviction of that *%&$##@* White-Hispanic, George Zimmerman, by calling on both sides to meet at the White House Rose Garden for a few beers. It is said a few feathers got badly ruffled by the whole ordeal, especially since the weight of the government and the media lap dogs could not sway the general public to disregard fact and the law and convict on emotion alone. In essence, their strategy to ignite a raging fire across the land was unsuccessful, at least to the...
  • Obama to Muslims: Tell me what you want

    05/30/2013 6:01:22 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 28 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2013 | Steve Peaock
    'Outreach summits' launched, 1st stop ChicagoA series of Muslim Outreach Summits are planned coast-to-coast by the Obama administration to get feedback from Muslims on how the government can better serve them and their specific desires. The president’s adopted home town of Chicago will be the first stop.
  • Black Agenda Summit at Howard: Obama “Does Not Deserve a Pass Anymore”

    02/03/2013 7:31:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politic365 ^ | 2/01/13 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    On the first day of Black history month, policy experts analyzed the current economic state of Black Americans during a summit at Howard University. One featured participant said President Obama, “does not deserve a pass anymore” regarding confronting Black issues head on and asked that the President “summon his courage” and “find his voice” on economic inequality in America. **SNIP** There has been discussion on what some refer to as a “cone of silence” over the Obama presidency regarding issues dealing with race and racial disparities in America. The Washington Monthly magazine featured Obama and race on their front cover...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • Flashback: Critics Not Invited to White House ‘Jobs Summit’. December 2009

    05/22/2012 3:24:58 AM PDT · by Son House
    Washinton Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Kara Rowland
    Representatives from NFIB and the Chamber of Commerce said their organizations were not asked to attend, but representatives from some of the country’s largest unions, Change to Win and the United Steelworkers, will participate. The nation’s unemployment rate has climbed steadily throughout Mr. Obama’s presidency - from 7.6 percent in January to 10.2 percent in October - leading critics to question the effectiveness of unprecedented levels of government spending in his first 10 months in office. The administration may have snubbed business trade associations but invited more than a dozen chief executive officers of large and small businesses, including Rose...
  • Join Us Tomorrow in Chicago

    05/19/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT · by Lurker · 14 replies
    5 19 2012 | Lurker
    Mrs L and I will be in the Loop tomorrow counter protesting the freaks who have been a gigantic pain in the ass to those of us who are trying to make a living. Let's show them who the 1% really are. Drop us a Freepmail if you are willing to join us.
  • 3 NATO Protesters Face Terror Conspiracy Charges

    05/19/2012 1:58:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2012 (AP) | (Associated Press)
    Police say three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails. Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told The Associated Press early Saturday that the three were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. He says they face a bond hearing later Saturday morning. Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly of Oakland Park, Mass. …
  • The Soros SummitFree Beacon exclusive: Inside the secret Miami meeting of George Soros’s

    05/15/2012 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/12 | Andrew Stiles
    A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way to cocktail gatherings, salsa dance lessons, and workshops such as “Occupy the Voting Booth” and “The 1 Percent Rule.” Local...
  • Highway Limitations During the NATO Summit

    05/07/2012 10:24:59 AM PDT · by deang · 7 replies
    Trucking Port ^ | 7-5-12 | Deang
    The NATO Summit will be held on May 20th -21st in Chicago and the Illinois DOT is requesting everybody to avert the city areas and mainly the downtown and the South Loop during the Summit week. Some limitations are also going to be placed on excessive and overweight shipments. From May 18th -22nd excessive and overweight shipment would not be allowed on the expressway and ramps. [Read More....]
  • VISIBLE STATISTICS AND HIDDEN MISSES: CHICAGO'S 2012 NATO SUMMIT

    05/06/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the president’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D, Wilmette) became Mayor of Chicago, many expected him to use his many Washington contacts to bring some big business his way, and he delivered. Mayor Richard M. Daley had sought to bring the Olympics to Chicago… no such luck. But Emanuel did indeed deliver, if on a slightly lesser scale: in his first year, he secured two big meetings for Chicago, the first, a G-20 conference, and the second, a NATO summit. The G-20 meeting was quietly pulled, under cover of darkness, to be held at Camp David instead (good...
  • Obama Faces Discontent at Americas Summit

    04/14/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Voice of America | 4/13/12
    ... Barack Obama is among dozens of heads of state who are in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.... While the U.S. president remains personally popular throughout the region, he faces growing discontent from his counterparts over a number of issues, including Washington's decades-long fight against the illicit drug trade... Washington's influence in Latin America has waned since the last summit in 2009, as the region increases its economic and diplomatic ties with emerging economies such as China and India.
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • Chicago Loop on Lockdown During NATO, G8 Summits (Occupy Rahm & Hussein)

    01/12/2012 6:28:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/12/12 | Rachel Bogart
    Chicago Loop on Lockdown During NATO, G8 SummitsBy Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 1 hr 31 mins ago According to the Chicago Sun-Times, during the NATO and G-8 summits this spring, a major security perimeter will take place downtown and prohibit motorist access to certain streets. Both summits will be expecting high-profile leaders, including President Barack Obama, and the lockdown of the downtown area will be led by the U.S. Secret Service. Ultimately, cutting off areas of downtown is a step to boost security, especially since Mayor Rahm Emanuel is estimating that the summits will draw thousands of...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean leader to meet Russian president in Siberia's Ulan Ude: source

    08/19/2011 6:48:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/20/11
    (LEAD) N. Korean leader to meet Russian president in Siberia's Ulan Ude: source (ATTN: UPDATES throughout with more details) MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may begin his Russian visit on Saturday and is expected to hold summit talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a Siberian city on Tuesday, an informed source here said. The Kim-Medvedev summit will take place at a military facility in Ulan Ude, said the source, noting an advance team from the Kremlin has already arrived in the third-largest city in eastern Siberia. The commander of the military unit has recently...
  • N. Korean leader's visit to Russia imminent: Seoul sources

    08/19/2011 6:25:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/19/11
    N. Korean leader's visit to Russia imminent: Seoul sources SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il will likely visit Russia soon, South Korean lawmakers said Friday, citing a report by the nation's intelligence agency. The National Intelligence Service reported during a parliamentary meeting earlier in the day that Kim's visit to Russia is "imminent," according to the lawmakers who attended the gathering.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's Train Stops Short of Russian Border

    06/30/2011 6:05:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/30/11
    Kim Jong-il's Train Stops Short of Russian Border An armored train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was spotted heading to the Russian border on Tuesday evening. Diplomatic sources in Seoul said U.S. and South Korean intelligence officials confirmed that the armored train left Pyongyang and headed toward Hamgyong Province, and Kim was expected to meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Vladivostok. But the train never crossed the border, according to a source. Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova Wednesday told reporters Medvedev would attend several events during his trip to Vladivostok but no summit was scheduled with Kim....
  • N. Korea, Russia call off summit talk plan: sources

    06/28/2011 7:54:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/29/11
    N. Korea, Russia call off summit talk plan: sources MOSCOW, June 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea and Russia appear to have canceled their plan to hold talks between their leaders later this week, multiple sources here said Tuesday following a series of media reports of the possibility of a trip to Russia by the North's leader, Kim Jong-il. "It's my understanding that a summit between Chairman Kim Jong-il and President Dmitry Mevedev was known to be scheduled to take place in Russia's Far Eastern region of Vladivostok on June 30 or July 1," a senior South Korean government source said....
  • Russia prepares for possible visit by N.Korea's Kim

    06/27/2011 4:46:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/27/11
    Russia prepares for possible visit by N.Korea's Kim Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:06pm GMT VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, June 27 (Reuters) - Russian authorities are preparing for a possible visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, a local official in Russia's Far East said on condition of anonymity on Monday. "We are making preparations," said the local official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation. The official declined to give any details about the trip other than that Kim was expected to travel to Russia's Far East, which borders North Korea, in an armoured train. When...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il 'to Meet Medvedev'

    06/23/2011 6:44:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/24/11
    Kim Jong-il 'to Meet Medvedev' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may meet next week in Vladivostok, PrimaMedia, a news agency for Russia's Far East, said Thursday. Medvedev "will visit Vladivostok between June 29 and July 1 to inspect preparations for the APEC Summit there next year and there is the possibility of a summit with North Korean leader Kim during the visit," PrimaMedia reported. "This has been confirmed by several sources." If the summit takes place, it would be the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries in nine years. Kim and Putin...
  • Education Dep't Summit on Homosexuality Bars Reporters from Discussion Sessions

    06/07/2011 4:57:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/7/11 | Patrick Ryan
    The U.S. Department of Education refused to allow reporters into break-out sessions at its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Youth Summit, held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday. When CNSNews.com asked organizers why reporters could not attend the break-out sessions, Education Department public affairs specialist Jo Ann Webb said: “Every summit we’ve had has been this way. It’s to promote an open exchange and that’s just the rule, okay?” CNSNews.com followed-up, asking, “Even though this is sponsored by the Department of Education and paid by federal tax dollars?” and Webb replied: “It’s been...
  • Tea Party Patriots’ American Policy Summit - February 25-27, 2011 - Phoenix Convention Center

    02/01/2011 8:09:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Summit 11 ^ | 2/01/11
    The Tea Party movement will be two years old in February! We’ve stunned the establishment once, imagine what we can do with the next 40 years! Join us February 25-27, 2011 - the second anniversary of the Nationwide Tea Party Protests. Help write the first pages of a new chapter in American history at the American Policy Summit - Pathways to Liberty. We believe it is every citizen’s duty to defend America’s founding principles. That’s why one of the Tea Party Patriots’ goals is to gain the support of 60% of American citizens for the three core values of Fiscal...
  • China Leader’s Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears

    01/17/2011 1:50:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/17/11 | DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL WINES
    January 16, 2011 China Leader’s Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears By DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL WINES BEIJING — With President Hu Jintao at the helm, China has become a $5 trillion industrial colossus, a growing military force, and, it sometimes appears, a model of authoritarian decisiveness, navigating out of the global financial crisis and sealing its position as the world’s fastest rising power. But as Mr. Hu prepares to visit Washington this week in an attempt to defuse tensions with the United States, Obama administration officials are grappling with what they describe as a more complex...
  • UPDATE 4-Many business deals seen during U.S.-China summit(Santa Hu bearing gifts?)

    01/15/2011 12:48:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/14/11
    UPDATE 4-Many business deals seen during U.S.-China summit Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:56pm EST * Deal signings expected in Washington and Chicago * U.S. business also wants progress on long-term concerns * Group eyes Chinese action on beef, software (Adds reaction, details of U.S.-China business meeting) By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao will bring new business deals and possible commitments to buy U.S. beef and software when he visits Washington next week, a U.S. business group said on Friday. "He will come with gifts," Myron Brilliant, senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber of...
  • NATO Summit 'Extremely Productive,' a Satisfied Obama Says

    11/21/2010 8:21:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/21/10 | Sarah Wildman
    The Obama team on the ground at the NATO Summit in Portugal is flying home pleased. It has been, the president declared, "an extremely productive two days" in Lisbon. Indeed major goals for the future of Afghanistan and the relationship with Russia have been met. For the former, there will be an ongoing, integrated relationship, a continued flow of aid, assistance, and training. For the latter, Russia, there's been a "restart" of relations, on ice for the last two years. Europeans and Americans hope that the chilly period between the U.S. and Russia has ended and will be significantly warmer...
  • Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating (Hussein creates jobs @ 7/11?)

    11/04/2010 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/05/10
    Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating Washington, Nov 5 : Barack Obama seems to have a thing for naming summits after drinks. The makers of those beverages couldn't be happier. The US president jumped on a reporter's suggestion Wednesday that he call an upcoming meeting with top Democratic and Republican legislative leaders a "Slurpee summit" to hash out a way forward after Tuesday's elections, in which Obama's party suffered major losses in Congress. "They're delicious drinks," Obama quipped, joking that he might serve the popular slushed ice drinks at what is likely to be a frosty meeting between leaders...
  • N. Korea Set up Special Unit to Disrupt G-20 Summit

    11/03/2010 8:30:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/04/10 | Kim Hyung-won
    /being my excerpts N. Korea Set up Special Unit to Disrupt G-20 Summit Kim Hyung-won N. Korea is drawing up 'emergency plans' to raise tension in Korean Peninsula during G-20 Summit period which is due to start on Nov. 11, and they include special force operation, according to Nov. 3 report of Radio Free Asia. Quoting sources in China, it said that Kim Jong-eun went to N. Korea's Reconnaissance Bureau and instructed Kim Yong-chol, the Bureau's head, to set up special force unit to carry out military provocation or terrorist attacks. The goal of N. Korea is said to convince...
  • Hu Jintao 'Declined Invitation to N.Korea'(instead Kim Jong-il went to NE China?)

    09/03/2010 3:25:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/03/10
    Hu Jintao 'Declined Invitation to N.Korea' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had hoped to see Chinese President Hu Jintao in Pyongyang for a summit rather than visit China again last week, a source claimed Thursday. Hu had accepted the invitation during Kim's last visit in May but decided such a visit would send the wrong signal amid international sanctions against the North after it sank the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan. A diplomatic source in Beijing familiar with North Korean affairs said Thursday, "Back in July, the North asked China if Hu could visit Pyongyang, but it seems China declined...
  • [Flashback]White House Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    08/30/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | By MATTHEW JAFFE, KAREN TRAVERS and SUNLEN MILLER
    "What I'm interested in is taking action right now to help businesses create jobs right now, in the near term," the president said at the opening session of the White House jobs summit. ..."I'm confident that people like you -- who built thriving businesses or revolutionized industries or brought cities and communities together and changed the way we look at the world and innovated and created new products -- that you can come up with some additional good ideas on how to create jobs," he said. "I need everybody here to bring their 'A game' here today," Obama added, challenging...
  • Liberals at Media Mogul Summit Lambaste Obama Economic Policy

    RUSH: There is a most amazing story at Tina Brown's website called The Daily Beast. It's written by Lloyd Grove who used to write about Lindsay Lohan for the Washington Post, 'cause that's about all gossip is now. I don't care what magazine, what gossip column in the newspaper you read, it's all about Lindsay Lohan, and Lloyd Grove has made the transition now to hard news. A couple of days ago this week and late last week I shared with you the information from Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric who was in Rome at a private dinner and told...
  • Obama: Odd Man Out in Economic Summit!

    06/28/2010 10:39:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 48 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-10 | Mike's America
    Our allies are moving to cut spending and debt at the same time Obama urges them to party on! President Barack Obama, right, stands beside French President Nicolas Sarkozy and other G8 Leaders during a family photo with African Outreach Leaders during the G8 Summit at the Deerhurst Resort in Hunstville, Ontario, Canada, Friday, June 25, 2010.With U.S. Gross Domestic Product being revised significantly downward and our high unemployment rate well above that of our nearest neighbor Canada, you would think Obama might listen to how our friends and allies are responding to the global economic crisis. But it seems...
  • Police arrest more than 500 at Toronto summit

    06/27/2010 2:36:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 79 replies
    hosted ^ | 6-27 | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO — Police raided a university building and rounded up more protesters Sunday in an effort to quell further violence at the global economic summit after black-clad youths rampaged through the city, smashing windows and torching police cruisers. Police said they have arrested more than 500 demonstrators, many of whom were hauled away in plastic handcuffs and taken to a temporary holding center constructed for the summit.....
  • Hundreds summit Everest over weekend: official (climbers take advantage of good weather conditions)

    05/24/2010 4:01:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 373+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | AFP
    KATHMANDU (AFP) – More than 200 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest at the weekend, taking advantage of good weather conditions in the final days of the climbing season, a Nepalese official said Monday. Dozens more are now in a race to conquer the world's highest peak before the brief season comes to an end later this week, Tilak Pandey told AFP by telephone from Everest Base Camp. "About 216 climbers have summited Everest over the weekend and at least 30 more are expected to climb tomorrow," said Pandey, an official with the Nepal mountaineering department. The figures do...
  • Leaders to discuss cybersecurity threats

    05/05/2010 5:47:35 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 191+ views
    Nine News ^ | May 6, 2010 | Chris Lefkow
    Government officials and business leaders from around the world will discuss the growing threat to cybersecurity, at a three-day meeting in Texas. The Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by the EastWest Institute (EWI), opens in Dallas on Monday and will feature discussions on ways to protect the world's digital infrastructure from electronic threats. The summit is being held following sophisticated cyberattacks on Google which the internet giant said originated in China. US President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser James Jones and White House cybersecurity co-ordinator Howard Schmidt are expected to address the summit. The EWI, a non-partisan think tank, is bringing...
  • Obama's nuke summit dangerously delusional

    04/16/2010 9:25:33 PM PDT · by JLS · 7 replies · 493+ views
    Orange Country Register ^ | 16 April 2010 | Mark Steyn
    In years to come – assuming, for the purposes of argument, there are any years to come – scholars will look back at President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit and marvel. For once, the cheap comparisons with 1930s appeasement barely suffice: To be sure, in 1933, the great powers were meeting in Geneva and holding utopian arms-control talks even as Hitler was taking office in Berlin. But it's difficult to imagine Neville Chamberlain in 1938 hosting a conference on the dangers of rearmament, and inviting America, France, Brazil, Liberia and Thailand ...but not even mentioning Germany.
  • Fox News 'All-Star' Panel on What Came Out of Obama's Nuclear Summit

    04/14/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,588+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2010
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What was unprecedented this week was the unprecedented use of the word "unprecedented" by the president to describe a conference which was completely fatuous. What were the accomplishments? [Snip] Look, this was all a conference about changing the subject. The subject when it comes to proliferating nukes is Iran. If it requires nukes, it's the end of the NPT, it's the end of all effort to prevent a weapon from falling in the hands of terrorism. It's the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world. It will change the world. It will change the Middle East. Everybody...
  • Islamic Crest Over Obama's Nuclear Summit?

    04/14/2010 7:28:04 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 21 replies · 1,166+ views
    ECR ^ | 14 Apr 10 | EC
    I wonder. Is it just coincidence that the Nuclear Security Summit logo looks an awful lot like an Islamic crescent? Here's a couple of interesting images from the summit, along with an actual Islamic crest for your consideration. And by the way, do you remember the Islamic crest that's now the logo of our Missile Defense Agency?
  • At nuclear summit, Obama snubs an ally

    04/13/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Wapo ^ | 4/13/10 | Jackson Diehl
    Forty-seven world leaders are Barack Obama’s guests in Washington Tuesday at the nuclear security summit. Obama is holding bilateral meetings with just 12 of them. That’s led to some awkward exclusions -- and some unfortunate appearances, as well. One of those left out was Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, who got a phone call from Obama last week instead of a meeting in Washington. His exclusion must have prompted broad smiles in Moscow, where Saakashvili is considered public enemy no. 1 -- a leader whom Russia tried to topple by force in the summer of 2008. After all, Obama met...
  • Iran: No Use for Peaceful Nukes

    04/13/2010 10:06:41 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 3 replies · 206+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 4/13/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 And any nation — including Iran — should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -Barack Obama “While we recognize that under the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] Iran has the right to a civilian nuclear program, Iran needs to restore confidence in its exclusively peaceful nature,” U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced in a joint statement ahead of their first sit-down. Iran’s position on the “peaceful” use of nuclear power was expressed by Behzad Soltani, of the...
  • 'Israel will have presence at summit'

    04/09/2010 12:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 351+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4/9/10 | STAFF
    Obama aide: Large delegation from J'lem to fly to DC, despite PM's cancellation. ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — US President Barack Obama's national security adviser says that Israel will still have a "robust" delegation at a nuclear security summit in Washington next week, even after Israel's prime minister abruptly decided not to attend. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had said he would be at the conference to underline the danger of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons. Officials in his office said Netanyahu reversed himself because some nations planned to use the conference to target Israel over its barely concealed nuclear weapons program....
  • (Olsteen) Lakewood (Church) deal gets skeptical reception (from city council on $7.5M stadium)

    03/25/2010 12:21:46 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies · 667+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2010, 9:11PM | BRADLEY OLSON
    City Council on Wednesday gave a cool response to Mayor Annise Parker's plan to sell the former site of the Compaq Center to Lakewood Church for $7.5 million, the first hint of discord between the newly elected mayor and the 14-member council. The numerous questions — ranging from whether the 606,050-square-foot building was worth far more to why the proposal was not vetted more thoroughly — threw into doubt a sale that Parker needs to close a lingering budget gap before the end of the year. Parker said that if further vetting does not bring council around to the idea,...