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  • Obama Urges Congress to Approve TPP ‘This Year’

    02/05/2016 8:29:35 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 02/04/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    After trade ministers from the U.S. and 11 other countries on either side of the Pacific on Thursday signed one of the biggest trade deals in history, President Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to approve it "this year." Obama said in a statement he would "continue working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to enact it [the Trans-Pacific Partnership] into law as soon as possible so our economy can immediately start benefiting from the tens of billions of dollars in new export opportunities." "We should get TPP done this year and give more American workers the shot at success...
  • Jeb Bush: NSA needs broader power to fight 'evildoers,' urges tech firms to cooperate

    08/18/2015 7:09:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    <p>Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat "evildoers."</p> <p>At a national security forum in the early voting state of South Carolina, Bush put himself at odds with Republican congressional leaders who earlier this year voted to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records.</p>
  • Twitter campaign urges ripping down rebel flag

    07/13/2015 11:09:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    WND ^ | 07/13/15 | Cheryl Chumley
    A new Twitter campaign called #NoFlaggingChallenge is encouraging people around the nation to shoot video of themselves ripping Confederate flags off their poles and posts, and then put the film on the Internet for the world to see. Some are predicting the campaign which basically urges people to trespass on private properties wont end well. This #NolagginChallenge is going to end badly, wrote one Twitter used, Twitchy found. And another: PLEASE DONT do this stupid #NoFlagging Challenge. You could get shot! No joke people are crazy enough to shoot you for it! And a third: please please be...
  • N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship (Ummm Sugar Sugar!!)

    04/08/2015 8:47:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/8/15 | BBC
    North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year. It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a "rampant violation" of sovereignty. But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management, which is on a UN blacklist. In July 2013 one of its ships was seized in Panama after Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets were found hidden under sugar sacks. United Nations sanctions ban most arms shipments to North Korea. Under resolutions adopted after Pyongyang's nuclear tests in 2006 and...
  • U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from provocative actions

    03/16/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/14 | Arshad Mohammed - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions following reports Pyongyang had fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula.
  • State Dept. urges US citizens to leave Yemen

    08/06/2013 3:20:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2013
    The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks" and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an "extremely high" security threat level. "As staff levels at the Embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an...
  • State Department urges Americans to leave Syria while commercial transportation is available

    08/05/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON The State Department is urging Americans in Syria to leave the besieged country immediately while commercial transportation is still available. The Syrian government is clamping down on a rebellion in the city of Hama, the center of anti-government activity. Thousands of protesters across the country are marching, demanding solidarity with the people of Hama and demanding the ouster of President Bashar Assad. On Friday, the State Department urged U.S. citizens who must remain in Syria to limit travel and warned U.S. citizens not in the country to avoid traveling there for now.
  • President Obama Urges Both Dems And GOP To Compromise, Avoid Credit Downgrade (flashback!)

    08/05/2011 6:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/5/11 | Colby Hall
    In a speech delivered just earlier today President Obama warned that without serious compromise by both Democrats and Republicans, the U.S. will lose its top-credit rating it if falls into a credit default. It was the second debt-crisis related speech that Obama has delivered today, and comes the day after the House GOP failed to pass a balanced budget bill because of lack of support from representatives viewed as sympathetic to the Tea Party movement. The president pointed out that the possibility of a downgrade are not great developments for either party, though some are suggesting that even if a...
  • Israel Urges Apple to Remove Pro-Palestinian App

    06/21/2011 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 6/21/11 | Josef Federman, AP
    JERUSALEM The Israeli government on Tuesday appealed to Apple Inc. to remove an application called "ThirdIntifada" from its App Store, saying the program glorifies violence against the Jewish state. Israel's information minister, Yuli Edelstein, sent the request in an email to Steve Jobs, the chief executive of the American iPhone maker. "Intifadah" is the Arabic term for two violent uprisings against Israel over the past two decades. The free application encourages its followers to share opinions and organize protests against Israel. It is linked to a website that, among other things, helped organize violent clashes with Israeli troops recently...
  • Rumsfeld Urges White House to Keep Lid on Bin Laden Intel

    05/08/2011 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 5/8/11 | staff
    Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday questioned why the Obama administration is releasing so much information about the operation that resulted in the death of Usama bin Laden and the intelligence behind it. While Rumsfeld praised President Obama for overseeing and green-lighting the daring raid last weekend, he suggested the White House could be taking a risk in sharing the details it has with the public. "The more information that goes out about intelligence, the greater the risks to our people and the less likelihood we're going to be able to capture and/or kill some of the people who...
  • Obama urges patience with higher gas prices

    04/07/2011 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/7/11 | Hayley Peterson
    FAIRLESS HILLS, PA. President Obama on Wednesday urged Americans to be patient with higher prices at the gas pump for now and trust that his administrations energy policies will eventually tamp down on the soaring costs. We cant afford to continue this kind of being in shock when gas prices go up, Obama said from a town hall-style meeting of roughly 500 employees at Gamesa Technology Corp., a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Fairless Hills, Pa. Weve got to have a sustained energy policy that is consistent, he said.
  • White House Urges Supreme Court Not to Jump Into Health Care Law Cases Prematurely

    03/15/2011 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/15/11 | Lee Ross
    The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case. (Snip) In his filing last month, Cuccinelli said there's a "palpable consensus" that the high court will ultimately have to pass judgment on the merits of President Obama's health care law and should do so without delay. Furthermore, Cuccinelli argues that his case involves "pure issues of constitutional law" that appellate judges on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be unable
  • Democrat urges unions to 'get a little bloody when necessary'

    Sometimes it's necessary to get out on the streets and "get a little bloody," a Massachusetts Democrat said Tuesday in reference to labor battles in Wisconsin. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) fired up a group of union members in Boston with a speech urging them to work down in the trenches to fend off limits to workers' rights like those proposed in Wisconsin. "Im proud to be here with people who understand that its more than just sending an email to get you going," Capuano said, according to the Dorchester Reporter. "Every once and awhile you need to get out on...
  • Issa urges firing of Amtrak chief, counsel

    01/24/2011 10:41:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    washington times ^ | 1/25/11 | Jim McElhatton
    A powerful House Republican wants Amtrak's chairman and top lawyer fired. Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in a recent letter to Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV that both Amtrak Chairman Thomas Carper and General Counsel Eleanor Acheson "unlawfully interfered" with the independence of the rail agency's Office of Inspector General.
  • Doctors' lobby urges Congress to prevent steep Medicare cut

    11/09/2010 7:58:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/9/10 | Mike Lillis
    Blaming congressional inaction, the nation's largest doctors' lobby is urging lawmakers this month to block a steep cut scheduled to hit Medicare doctors at the start of December. The American Medical Association (AMA) is warning that a failure to prevent the cut would be "a catastrophe for seniors" because many doctors would stop seeing Medicare patients altogether. Physicians are facing a 23 percent cut on Dec. 1, and an additional 1.9 percent cut is scheduled for Jan. 1. "This is not about doctors," AMA President Cecil Wilson told reporters on a press call Monday. "It's about access to care for...
  • 'Tea party' urges drastic cutting

    10/20/2010 7:14:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/10 | Patrice Hill
    "Tea party" activists are exhibiting a fervor for budget cuts not seen in years, pushing to slash everything from Social Security to unemployment benefits in their drive to cut the burgeoning federal debt. But while applauding their budget-cutting zeal, economists are divided over whether their prescription is good medicine for a weak economy. Some say it's reminiscent of President Hoover's drive to balance the budget during the Great Depression and would backfire this time as well. Tea party groups and candidates, while fractious at times, are mostly united
  • (Video) Schakowsky Urges Dems to Intimidate Voters: Oct. 18, 2010

    10/20/2010 2:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/20/10 | PollakForCongress
    On Monday night, my opponent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) delivered this speech to Democrats at a restaurant in Chicagowith U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and Governor Pat Quinn in attendance
  • DOJ urges appeals court delay on oil spill ruling

    06/25/2010 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/25/10 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department on Friday urged a federal appeals court to delay a judge's ruling overturning a drilling moratorium in the Gulf. In court papers, the Obama administration said the suspensions in deepwater drilling are crucially important to protect human health and the environment from another disaster. At the same time, the federal government's lawyers argued that the moratorium targets only a small number of deepwater operations that present safety concerns, affecting less than 1 percent of the existing structures in the Gulf dedicated to oil exploration and production.
  • Prince Charles Urges Environmentalists,"Follow The Islamic Way To Save The World"

    06/10/2010 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies · 1,296+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | June 10, 2010 | Rebecca English
    Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic 'spiritual principles' in order to protect the environment. In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions - but particularly those of Islam. He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of 'sacred traditions'.
  • IMF chief urges EU use rescue money for growth

    05/26/2010 3:27:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 207+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/10 | AFP
    BRASILIA (AFP) IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn urged EU countries to coordinate their national crisis recovery plans, notably by using part of a one-trillion-dollar EU-IMF stabilization fund to boost growth. "Part of this money should be used to boost growth, because without growth prospects in the eurozone and European countries it will be difficult to get out of the crisis," he told reporters during a visit to Brasilia. The fund he was referring to is a 750-billion-euro (one trillion dollar) rescue package put together earlier this month in a bid to prop up the euro after markets took fright at...