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  • Obama Defends Decision Not to Visit Border: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

    07/09/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/9/14 | Matt Wilstein
    After delivering a statement about his administration’s plans to deal with the current crisis at America’s border with Mexico Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama addressed for the first time the mounting criticism over his decision not to visit to border on his trip to Texas this week. In answering a reporter’s question on the controversy, Obama defended his decision by saying he was more interested in a substantive solution to the problem than a simple “photo-op.” The president explained that his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be making his sixth trip to the border this week and briefs...
  • Obama to visit Fresno to discuss drought response

    02/09/2014 2:35:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2-8-14 | Kathleen Hennessey
    WASHINGTON--President Obama will travel to Fresno next week to highlight federal efforts aimed at helping farmers and others hit by a severe drought. A White House official said Obama will visit the Central Valley city Feb. 14. The White House already had announced Obama's plans to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Sunnylands estate near Palm Springs that day. Obama’s visit comes as interest on Capitol Hill in taking action to alleviate California’s water crisis grows. The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday dubbed a response to the drought, but the measure faces a White House veto threat....
  • Harper feels no need to temper sugar with vinegar

    01/20/2014 11:03:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 21/1/14 | Herb Keinon
    Like US President Barack Obama’s keynote address during his visit here in March, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech to the Knesset on Monday paid tribute to Israel’s values of freedom and democracy. Like French President Francois Hollande, who addressed the Knesset in November, Harper also hailed Israel’s spirit and resilience. What distinguished Harper’s comments was that the “honey” of his praise was not then tempered by the “vinegar” of his criticism. In Obama and Hollande’s addresses, the listener knew that all the favorable comments made about Israel in the first parts of their speeches would be followed by some...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Kerry to Visit Israel, PA Yet Again

    12/09/2013 8:35:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/13 | Elad Benari
    He was just in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but United States Secretary of State John Kerry will be making yet another visit to the region this week. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that Kerry would be leaving Washington on Wednesday to return to the region for more talks with both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. "This is an important time in the negotiations, and he felt it was important to return to the region," she told reporters, according to the AFP news agency, adding Kerry would spend two days...
  • Flurry of Vatican-Russian Orthodox Talks Precede Putin Visit to Pope Francis

    11/12/2013 7:01:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/12/13 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has met with the foreign minister of the Russian Orthodox Church ahead of a Nov. 25 visit to the Vatican by President Vladimir Putin. The Vatican released no details of Tuesday’s meeting with Metropolitan Hilarion, in Rome for a Catholic-Orthodox conference on family values. Simultaneously in Moscow, a top Italian cardinal involved in Catholic-Orthodox dialogue, Cardinal Angelo Scola, met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • President Obama to visit central Illinois on Wednesday July 24th

    07/18/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    WEEK News 25 Peoria Illinois President Obama to visit central Illinois on Wednesday By WEEK Reporter July 18, 2013 GALESBURG, Ill. -- President Obama will make a stop in Galesburg next Wednesday. A White House officials says the visit is part of a 3-day bus trip and that the President will talk about the economy. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
  • Obama vs. Ted Cruz

    05/09/2013 9:44:01 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Atherton Sending Obama The Bill For Security After Fundraising Visit (DNC fundraiser)

    04/23/2013 8:28:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | April 23, 2013
    ATHERTON (CBS SF) – The town of Atherton is sending a bill to the White House, asking the Obama Administration to pay up after a fundraising visit earlier this month. On April 4th, President Obama attended a morning brunch hosted by Liz Simons and Mark Heising, then a luncheon at the home of Marcia and John Goldman. Those stops were to benefit the Democratic National Committee. Town leaders want someone to pick up the nearly $8,000 tab for police and other security services required during the visit. . .
  • Obama Visits Israel: Welcome The Stranger?

    03/19/2013 10:18:41 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 21 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 20, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Obama Visits Israel: Welcome The Stranger?By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- March 20, 2013 … In a matter of hours, US President Barack Obama will set foot on Israeli soil. This will be Barack Obama's first visit to Israel as President. One needs to ask why? This may very well be the least anticipated visit to Israel by a US President. Many do not view Obama as a "friend" of Israel - and for good reason. Obama, a Christian, grew up as a Muslim in Indonesia. As a Muslim he learned to embrace Islam and expel all other...
  • Obama wants to wear 'fake mustache' and mix with regular folks in Israel

    03/14/2013 3:40:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama has often lamented how restrictive the so-called presidential “bubble” can be. But in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 that aired on Thursday, Obama took it a step further, talking about how he has a “fantasy” of putting on a disguise -- complete with a faux mustache -- so he can converse with Israelis. “Sometimes I have this fantasy that I can put on a disguise, you know, wear a fake mustache, and I can wander through Tel Aviv and go to a bar and have a conversation, or go down to a university and meet with some...
  • Ahmadinejad Attacked in Cairo a Second Time

    02/08/2013 5:01:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/2/13 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian citizen attempted to assault Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo on Thursday evening. According to a report in the website of the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, the assault occurred at the residence of Mojtaba Amani, the acting Iranian ambassador in Cairo, during a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. The attacker attempted to physically assault Ahmadinejad as he chanted, “Down with Iran, he must leave,” Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. A journalist for the Turkish news agency Anadolu who was present at the scene said that the aggressor was swiftly removed by security guards. This is the...
  • Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition

    02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | William Bigelow
    After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran...
  • Putin: Obama Plans to Visit Russia

    11/13/2012 8:59:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Russian president Vladimir Putin claims President Barack Obama is planning to visit Russia, the outlet RIA Novosti reports. "US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday," the Russian outlet reports. "Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection."
  • Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand

    11/08/2012 11:54:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/8/12 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he travels to the Asian nations later this month. The White House says Obama will also visit Thailand. The trip comes less than two weeks after Obama's re-election. Obama's trip to Myanmar marks the culmination of a dramatic turnaround in the country's relations with Washington. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has shifted from five decades of ruinous military rule and shaken off the pariah status it had earned through its bloody suppression of democracy. The president has suspended sanctions to reward
  • Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000

    08/15/2012 2:49:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000By DONOVAN SLACK | 8/14/12 12:13 PM EDT The Des Moines Register follows up on consternation at the beer tent at the Iowa State Fair when President Obama stopped by, forcing the tent to shut down for security reasons. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted on Monday, "How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite," and "Who does PresO think he is. He comes to StateFair the SecretService shut down all small business vendors...
  • Israel-Loving Ex-Terrorist in Open Visit

    06/15/2012 12:46:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Mosab Hassan Yousef’s life has been far from simple. Born in Ramallah to the founder and leader of Hamas, he made an about-face as a young adult and for several years helped Israel fight terrorism. Yousef later converted to Christianity and moved to the United States. He wrote a book about his life story, titled Son of Hamas. Now he is making his first open trip to Israel, as a guest of Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara. “I want to tell the people of Israel that I love you,” he said in an interview with Channel 2 television. “I don’t think...
  • Cuba Declares Good Friday Holiday After Pope Visit

    03/31/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/31/12
    Cuba's Communist government has declared Good Friday next week to be a public holiday following an appeal from Pope Benedict. The Pope made the request during his recent visit to the island. Good Friday is the day Catholics commemorate the death of Christ, and is a central part of Easter celebrations. It is the first time it has been recognised as a public holiday in Cuba since the 1960s, when religious holidays were abolished. President Raul Castro took the decision in light of the success of the Pope's "transcendental visit", the Cuban government said in a statement. The holiday will...
  • Berkeley Police Visit Reporter Over OWS Story

    03/16/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Warner Todd Huston
    If police chiefs send armed officers to a journalist's door because he didn't like what was written abut him, would you feel just a tad uncomfortable as an American at the audacity? This is no academic discussion because it really happened. Not in what liberals may claim is the dangerous, intolerant south but instead in the heart of liberal land itself, Berkeley, California. Worse, one of the reasons this whole situation arose is because police were too distracted by an Occupy Berkeley protest to respond to an incident that ended up in the murder of a 67-year-old resident. But first,...
  • Iranian president to visit Venezuela, Cuba (Ecuador, Nicaragua .. mid-January-ish)

    12/28/2011 12:55:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/28/11 | AFPAFP
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Venezuela and Cuba as part of a four-nation Latin America tour in the second week of January 2012, an official said Wednesday. Ahmadinejad will also visit Nicaragua and Ecuador on the trip, his international affairs director, Mohammad Reza Forghani, told the official news agency IRNA. All the countries are left-leaning and share an ideological antagonism towards Iran's arch-foe, the United States. "Mr Ahmadinejad will first go to Caracas to visit (Venezuelan President) Hugo Chavez," Forghani said, confirming an announcement made Tuesday by Chavez. "He will then go to the swearing-in ceremonies for Nicaraguan...
  • Occupy Oakland: Quan booed off stage; Michael Moore to visit

    10/28/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/28/11 | Thomas Peele
    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore plans to visit Occupy Oakland's re-established tent city today, according to his blog. At the end of an Thursday blog post entitled "Life Among the 1%," Moore writes "P.S. I will go to Oakland tomorrow afternoon to stand with Occupy Oakland against the out-of-control police." Moore is among a growing list of celebrities and organizations critical of the city's actions and Mayor Jean Quan's role in evicting protesters three days ago, when police moved in using tear gas and other devices. Injuries sustained by Iraq veteran Scott Olsen in the melee have sparked criticism from many...
  • Disappointed Democrats protest Obama's SF visit

    10/25/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli
    In a powerful display of profound disappointment with President Obama, some of the Democratic Party's biggest donors gathered Tuesday - not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest of his policies. "I don't even know what he stands for," said Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit de Corps clothing company and one of the most generous Democratic Party donors in the nation - instrumental in backing such powerhouse progressive organizations as the Democracy Alliance and Media Matters. Tompkins Buell, a longtime friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Whitehouse Releases Statement on Lobo’s Visit (Mr. Lobo Pres. of Honduras)

    09/28/2011 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Honduras News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Pepe Lobo's Press Secretary
    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras: President Obama will host President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras at the White House on Wednesday, October 5. The President looks forward to discussing a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues during their Oval Office meeting. The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as President Lobo’s efforts to restore democratic and constitutional order in Honduras and the country’s return to the Organization of American States earlier this year.
  • On Obama's visit, presidential seal blew off his limo on I-76; it later was recovered

    07/02/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 78 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 2, 2011 | DAVID GAMBACORTA
    [snip] Just ask, ahem, President Obama. Seems the big guy lost a magnetic presidential seal that was affixed to the side of his limousine as he wrapped up a fundraising visit to Philly on Thursday. The seal flew off the side of the limo and whipped by motorists in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76, where it was presumed lost . . . until shortly before noon yesterday. That's when a veteran Philadelphia police officer found the seal on the side of the highway, near the Montgomery Avenue exit, while he was assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle, said...
  • Palin to Visit Iowa as Bus Tour Kicks Into Gear

    05/30/2011 11:35:09 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 110 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/30/11 | Scot Conroy
    WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will travel to Iowa next month as part of her nationwide bus tour, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan told RealClearPolitics. Palin's trip to the nation's first voting state -- where she has not yet set foot this year --will further escalate the already feverish speculation that she is leaning toward a White House run.
  • California politicians visit California jobs … in Texas

    04/22/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/22/11 | Ed Morrissey
    When California politicians want to visit California jobs, they increasingly have to leave California to do so. That’s why Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom traveled with a small entourage of other Golden State politicians to Texas, the biggest beneficiary of California’s economic policies. So many jobs have fled California to Texas, John Fund writes for the Wall Street Journal, that the governing class needed lessons from Texas Governor Rick Perry on how not to repel business: “We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,” says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who...
  • Orion Workers Excited About Presidential Visit (Greenbay, Wisconsin)

    01/25/2011 9:09:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies · 2+ views
    ABC2 WBAY ^ | Jan 24, 2011 | Emily Matesic
    Orion Workers Excited About Presidential Visit Updated: Jan 24, 2011 6:13 PM CST By Emily Matesic Despite the Packers' victory in the NFC Championship on Sunday, President Obama, whose allegiance to the Chicago Bears is well-known, is still planning to visit Manitowoc on Wednesday. For employees at Orion Energy Systems, the president's visit is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially since he'll be recognizing the innovative work they accomplish. "This is something we never forget and will be very good, and we believe he is always behind new technology," Ahmad Abubulela said. Orion may be a leader in green technology but, as...
  • China's Hu lands in US for state visit

    01/18/2011 1:45:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/11 | Stephen Collinson - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday for a state visit promising frank talk over economics and currency disputes, but likely to expose a wide gulf over human rights. Hu landed at Andrews Air Force base and was expected soon afterwards at the White House for a rare private dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in recognition of the key nature of a relationship under severe recent strain. The full pomp of the state visit comes Wednesday, when Hu will be greeted by full military honors before Oval Office talks and a lavish state...
  • Pay Attention, This Was A Huge Week For The Yuan Becoming A Global Currency

    01/16/2011 4:21:57 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2011, 4:35 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    The big message in Hu Jintao's interview with the WSJ is that China is ready for the yuan to play a larger role in the global economy. But the interview just caps what was already a big week for the Chinese currency. For example, China said for the first time that it will low foreign investors to participate in yuan-denominated private equity vehicles.
  • Berwick's Orwellian Wellness Visit

    01/04/2011 8:15:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    american spectator ^ | 1/4/11 | Robert M. Goldberg
    As reported in this publication, Democrats have been quick to defend Donald Berwick's dead of night inclusion of advanced directive and end of life planning into what is called the Annual Wellness Visit (what most of us call a checkup). They claim it's purely voluntary and that Medicare already covers advanced directive discussions. But the inclusion of the advanced directive and end of life planning is not voluntary, only the patient's discussion is. Doctors are required to bring it up year after year. What's more, noting that Medicare added the discussion of advance directives to the initial physical exam begs...
  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia

    10/28/2010 10:25:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia By: Kendra Marr October 28, 2010 12:21 PM EDT President Barack Obama will visit one of the world’s largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child. The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta — the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world — during his swing through the country Nov. 9-10. Islam is the dominant religion in populous Indonesia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. White House...
  • Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks [India]

    10/22/2010 8:44:39 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Oct 22, 2010, 17:38 IST | Daily News & Analysis
    A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight. As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that "America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi", would not be for more than 20 minutes. The president's programme in Parliament House complex itself will be less than an hour affair, Parliament sources said today. It is scheduled to start at 5pm. The programme will feature a welcome speech by vice president Hamid Ansari and a...
  • hina says President Hu's state visit to U.S. "far-reaching"

    10/22/2010 2:53:11 AM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 4 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | Chinese Government Release
    Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday confirmed it had started preparations for President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States early next year, which the ministry said would be profound and far-reaching for bilateral ties. "China and the United States have maintained close communications about the visit, which will be very important and will bring far-reaching influence for bilateral relations in new era," spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a regular press briefing. Although Hu's U.S. visit had long been under discussion, it was the first time that China's foreign ministry confirmed the visit and elaborated on its significance. Ma said both China...
  • Obama to Skip Sikh Shrine on Visit to India

    10/19/2010 10:28:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | Lydia Polgreen
    NEW DELHI — The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it was no surprise when the gold-plated marvel was touted as the likely third stop on President Obama’s visit to India, scheduled for early November. But the United States has ruled out a Golden Temple visit, according to an American official involved in planning. Temple officials said that American advance...
  • N. Korea: Why Did Kim Jong Il Go To China?

    09/02/2010 2:47:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/01/10 | Gordon G. Chang
    Why Did Kim Jong Il Go To China? Gordon G. Chang, 09.01.10, 11:15 AM ET /snip Beijing, however, does not get a vote. For one thing, Kim Jong Il, whose juche ideology makes a fetish of independence, would never seek the approval of the Chinese in such an obvious fashion. He would, of course, introduce his son as a courtesy, but it would be politically unacceptable for him to ask for China's OK. If reports of Kim seeking approval were true or if he were summoned by Beijing over the succession, he would have had to make the journey to...
  • N. Korean leader appears to be heading to third destination on China trip

    08/29/2010 2:05:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/29/10
    N. Korean leader appears to be heading to third destination on China trip BEIJINSHENYANG, China, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appears to be heading to a third destination in China, instead of returning home from a surprise trip to the neighboring ally believed to be linked to Pyongyang's father-to-son power transition process. Kim's special train left the Chinese city of Changchun around 9:15 p.m. Saturday in what was believed to be a departure for home. But as of Sunday morning, there have been no signs the train has entered North Korea via the Chinese border cities...
  • Air Force One Flies overhead...Raspberry given.

    08/17/2010 11:33:32 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies
    My twisted brain | 8/17/10 | Me
    I was outside mowing my lawn this morning. As I shut the mower off and was putting it away, I heard a jet overhead. Since we're fairly close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it's usually nothing spectacular. I just happened to look up. It was not one of the usual C-17's that come over head. It was a 747, headed to the north-east....and you could just make out a very distinctive paint job. I said to my youngest son, "Look...it's Air Force One!". I then did what I felt was necessary for the situation. I stuck out my tongue and gave...
  • What to pack for your visit to Jerusalem

    07/27/2010 3:02:09 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 9 replies
    www.nileguide.com ^ | july 24, 2010 | Judy Lash balint
    So you’re on your way to the Holy Land and you can’t wait to get to Jerusalem for your first glimpse of the city that’s holy to more than half the population of the world. What are the essentials you should bring along to make your trip that much more enjoyable?
  • Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)

    07/05/2010 10:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    She was a vivacious young queen when she first saw New York City in 1957, regal in white gloves but as dazzled as any tourist. 'snip'“Nearly two decades later, in 1976, the 50-year-old queen made her second visit to New York, marking the Bicentennial of America’s Declaration of Independence from Britain. Now, in the twilight of a reign that has spanned 58 years, one of the longest of any British monarch, the 84-year-old queen is to visit New York on Tuesday for a third time, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 'snip'In contrast to her first...
  • Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico

    06/29/2010 6:05:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    Racine Post ^ | June 29, 2010
    June 29, 2010 Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico President Barack Obama will be greeted in Racine Wednesday by some tough questions over his administration's decision to ax jobs in Kenosha. The president-backed bailout of Chrysler last year allowed the car manufacturer to shutter its Kenosha plant and move the jobs to Mexico. That has liberals and conservatives asking questions about Obama's commitment to jobs in southeastern Wisconsin. The liberal Capitol Times in Madison said Obama should address the Chrysler decision during his visit to Racine. They write: We do...
  • Obama's Stimulus Visit Results in Lost Payday for Construction Workers

    06/18/2010 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 517+ views
    fox ^ | 6/18/10 | staff
    President Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs -- a "good news" story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president's visit. The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day...
  • Obama to visit Columbus on Friday

    06/16/2010 2:27:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies · 491+ views
    WDTN.com ^ | 16 Jun 2010
    Obama to visit Columbus on Friday President will deliver opening words at a ceremony Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010, 1:10 PM EDT COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - Air Force One will touch down in Ohio's capital city when President Obama visits on June 18. Obama will visit Columbus to meet with workers and deliver remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Route 40 is set to be resurfaced along with bridge work on Interstate 71, among other projects made possible by the recovery and reinvestment act.
  • Obama on track for Australian visit (but he may have to cancel again)

    06/01/2010 12:35:29 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 396+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 1st June 2010
    PLANS are still being made for US President Barack Obama's Australian visit in a few weeks' time, despite concerns he may have to cancel again. Mr Obama is grappling with the US's worst ever environmental disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Efforts to block the spill have failed and the White House says it might leak until August. Mr Obama is due to visit Canberra and Sydney in mid-June, but there is speculation he may feel the pressure to stay at home and deal with the crisis. He had to cancel a previous Australian visit, in March, to rally...
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    05/03/2010 7:59:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 990+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/03/10
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    05/02/2010 5:00:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 1,279+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/03/10
    N. Korean train believed to be carrying leader Kim arrives in China: official SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean train, believed to be a special armored train for the country's leader Kim Jong-il, arrived in the Chinese border city of Dandong early Monday, an informed official in Seoul said. "We have confirmed the arrival of a special train at Dandong, and we believe it is highly likely that Chairman Kim is on board," the official said, referring to the North Korean leader by his official title as the head of the National Defense Commission. The government is trying...
  • N. Korean leader's trip to China seen imminent: source

    05/02/2010 4:35:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 364+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/02/10
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