2014-09-23 02:20:04

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD Chicago Cut Steakhouse Chicago, Illinois 6:46 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I just got off the phone with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Sandy Winnefeld to get the latest report on the situation in Fort Hood. Obviously we’re following it closely. The situation is fluid right now. But...

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its agreements with the country. By Reuters, The Associated Press and Haaretz …President Obama warns Russia to stay out of Ukraine or face ‘costs’ for military …New...

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region. Obama told a hastily …Reports of Russian activity in Crimea prompts stern warning from ObamaWashington...

Obama warns Russia over military moves in CrimeaLas Vegas SunLas Vegas Sun. February 28, 2014. Currently: 55 ...

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama...

BBC NewsIsraeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International says. More than 40 Palestinians were killed in the past three years and the rate of killings rose significantly in 2013, a report by the human rights group says …Israeli forces kill suspected terror attacker in West BankXinhuaObama to meet Palestinian...

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, …Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Deal After Karzai LeavesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUS army...

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if Afghan leaders don’t sign a bilateral security agreement. In an unusually blunt …US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells KarzaiBBC NewsObama threatens Karzai...

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year’s end. Mr Obama conveyed the message in a phone call to Mr Karzai, who has refused to sign a security agreement.Obama Tells Karzai He Is Moving Ahead Without HimNew York TimesComplete US withdrawal from Afghanistan...

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of the year if no security agreement is signed. Statements by the …Pentagon war budget request to follow Afghan policy decisionsReutersUS planning full Afghan...

Michelle Obama visits Miami to promote fitnessMiamiHerald.comMIAMI — First lady Michelle Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” youth health initiative by hitting the road. Her next move: head to Miami. Obama plans to visit local parks and recreation centers Tuesday afternoon to talk … and more …read...

Daily MailJustin Bieber has inspired more ill will among Americans than the radical group Muslim Brotherhood – at least according to the popularity of a White House petition calling for the deportation of the troubled Canadian singer. The petition created by a …Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Forces White House ResponseGuardian Liberty VoiceOnly one White...

Voice of AmericaU.S. President Barack Obama hosts exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday at the White House, prompting China to issue a statement of “serious concern.” The White House said late Thursday that Mr. Obama is meeting the Dalai Lama “in his …China calls on US to scrap meeting between Obama and Dalai LamaCNNChina urges...

Financial TimesChina called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, and warned the meeting would “severely impair” Sino-US relations if it goes ahead. Mr Obama is scheduled to welcome …Obama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseBBC NewsChina urges Obama to cancel meeting with...

USA TODAYOne thing you can say about first lady Michelle Obama: When it comes to promoting her causes, she’s more than game. She’s even willing to goof off with wacky guys like Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell on national television. Obama dropped by Thursday during …Michelle Obama: ‘Ew’ Sketch with Jimmy Fallon & Will Ferrell! (Video)Just...

ReutersBEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day, warning it would “seriously damage” ties between the two countries …Obama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseBBC NewsChina Warns Obama Not to Meet Dalai...

SportingNews.comWith Michael Sam announcing himself as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, sports marketers are weighing in on whether brands might align with the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. For Sam’s new agent, Joe Barkett of Empire Athletes, the past …Obama praises Michael Sam for announcement before NFL DraftCBSSports.comIdentity Politics,...

NFL.com“I really like the fact that Michael did it before the draft, because his attitude was, ‘You know what? I know who I am. I know I can play great football and judge me on the merits,'” Obama said in an interview with TNT’s Charles Barkley that aired prior to the NBA …Obama applauds Michael Sam for coming outFOXSports.comNFL Players...

CBSSports.comOther than several anonymous NFL types suggesting that the league isn’t ready for an openly gay player, and that Sam may have hurt his draft position with his announcement, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Two weeks ago, Sam was …Barack Obama Praises Michael Sam For Announcing He Is Gay Before NFL DraftThe InquisitrObama applauds...

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Musuveni that enacting an anti-gay law will complicate relations with the US. Under the proposed legislation, those convicted of homosexual acts could face life imprisonment. The law would …Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay billXinhuaObama says Uganda anti-gay bill would be ‘step backward’AFPObama:...

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in Geneva in a last-ditch bid to break the stalemate between the Syrian …Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in SwitzerlandCNN InternationalObama considers ways to ‘apply...

Los Angeles TimesObama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric …Gov. Quinn in Los Angeles: White House climate task force meetingVoicesObama officials meet in LA...

CVS Caremark has posted this note on its website from Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark President and CEO: CVS/pharmacy will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014. Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company....

Fox NewsThe U.S. government is keeping tens of millions of dollars flowing to Afghanistan despite a pair of private audits that found Afghan ministries could not properly account for the funds, according to a pointed watchdog report released on Thursday. The lengthy …Afghan ministries incapable of managing US aidAFPObama administration slams report on potential...

Wall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama said he is directing the Treasury Department to create a new type of retirement savings account for millions of Americans that would include a government guarantee. These investments, which Mr. Obama called “myRAs,” would serve …Obama to launch government-backed retirement savings programReutersObama to tout...

Washington PostTEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian official says a group of U.N. inspectors are on the way to visit a key uranium mine as part of a deal to allow expanded monitoring of the country’s nuclear sites. Nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told the official IRNA news …Obama vows to veto Congressional action on new Iran sanctionsHaaretzI will veto...

Town HallBy now we’re all well aware President Obama will focus heavily on “income inequality” in America tonight during his State of the Union Address, but one thing you won’t hear the President talk about is the income disparity between Washington D.C. and …The real inequality is in Washington, DCDaily CallerObama to set new minimum wage...

Washington PostWASHINGTON — Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes, gay athlete as speech guestsReutersObama invites guests to State of the UnionUSA...

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that Pope …Obama and Pope Francis likely to touch on poverty, abortion and Middle East …Washington...

President Obama announced the following individuals will serve in key White House posts: · David Simas, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach · Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary · Amy Brundage, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director ·...

CNN(CNN) — Tracey Madigan was looking forward to watching hockey games at the Olympics with her three kids this year. Now, she’s scrambling to cancel their plane tickets because Sochi just doesn’t seem safe. Growing security concerns surrounding the …Obama and Putin talk Sochi security, SyriaNBCNews.comTerrorist threat to Olympics called hoax,...

New York TimesThe president announced the end of the telephone metadata program, the way it exists now, after the disclosure of the practice by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden. WASHINGTON — President Obama, acknowledging that …Obama acknowledges real-world limits on changing US intelligence practicesWashington PostObama Explains...

Washington PostHeadline goes here. President Obama announced a series of changes to U.S. surveillance policies on Friday, but his announcements mark only the start of reform. In some cases, Congress will have to take action; in others, the president has asked the Justice …Anti-NSA activists don’t like Obama speechCNNObama pledges greater safeguards for intelligenceLos...

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — In announcing his long-awaited plans to overhaul government surveillance policies, President Obama on Friday sought to occupy a middle space in the simmering debate on U.S. spying. He pushed for a greater measure of transparency …Obama on NSA: A reluctant reformerPoliticoUPDATE 6-Obama bans spying on leaders of US allies, scales back...

Fox NewsTrying to strike a balance between the government’s surveillance policies and the public’s civil liberties, President Obama announced a series of steps Friday that would end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of …Obama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data Will EndWall Street...

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