Posts Tagged “Obama”

Judge Hands Obama Defeat On Fast And Furious Records

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Judge Hands Obama Defeat On Fast And Furious Records

A federal judge has said President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege to block Congress’ from acquiring the records from the botched Fast and Furious guns probe that resulted in thousands of guns to land in Mexico. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the ruling on Tuesday that the Justice Department’s disclosures about…

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Obama Pushes Gun Control Without Congress

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President Barack Obama issued new executive orders enacting broader gun control measures that will likely face legal pushback from Republicans. Saying that something needed to be done and that there was no action from the GOP, Obama signed executive orders that would shorten the time gun owners must report a lost gun and require background…

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U.S. Approves Travel to Cuba, Obama Wants to Go

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The United States reached an agreement with Cuba to establish air travel between the two nations beginning sometime in 2016, State Department officials confirmed Thursday. Under the agreement between Deputy Asst. Sec. of State Thomas Engle and Cuban Ambassador Yuri Gala Lopez, charter operations and schedule air service on commercial airlines will resume sometime in…

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Obama Calls For Unity Against ISIS, Does Not Budge On Accepting Refugees

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President Barack Obama said the United States will continue to stand with its allies in the fight against ISIS, but would not change his position on Syrian refugees. During a press conference with French President François Hollande on Tuesday, Obama said America stands in “total solidarity” with France, and that next week’s trip to Paris…

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Trans-Pacific Trade Details Unveiled

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Trans-Pacific Trade Details Unveiled

After months of secrecy, the long-awaited details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was released Thursday, as the text over the free-trade agreement that will impact almost half of the world’s economy was unveiled. If ratified, the TPP will be a landmark move for President Barack Obama, who had to rely on Republicans for support in fast-tracking…

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Obama Vetoes Defense Spending

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Obama Vetoes Defense Spending

President Barack Obama vetoed the defense spending bill Wednesday as a rebuke to Republicans who wants to ensure the military remains fully funded as Congress enters a period of uncertainty involving other budget issues. With the upcoming debt ceiling approaching and appropriations for the U.S. government ending in December, Republicans sent a $612 billion defense…

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Jobs Report Shows Economic Weakness

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Jobs Report Shows Economic Weakness

Plagued by China’s economic weakening and uncertainty in Europe, the U.S. economy only added 142,000 jobs in September, far short of predictions. Adding insult to injury, the Labor Department revised July and August jobs numbers downward. The unemployment rate, however, remained at 5.1 percent, the lowest point during Barack Obama’s presidency. Analysts typically state that…

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Ted Cruz: The Republican Party’s Surrender Politics

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Ted Cruz: The Republican Party’s Surrender Politics

by Sen. Ted Cruz What happens in politics when one side is absolutely committed to its principles, willing to fight for them no matter the cost, and the other side reflexively surrenders on every issue? We have modern-day Washington. Today, President Barack Obama fights relentlessly for his liberal priorities. Like the Terminator, he never gives…

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Obama One Vote Shy of Iran Deal

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Obama needs just 34 votes to avoid defeat of key foreign policy deal. Just one vote now stands between President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy. With the announcement by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Deleware) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) voting in favor of the Iran deal on nuclear weapons, Obama needs to find one more Senator to…

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Trump: “Nobody’s gonna mess with us”

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Earlier this month, Donald Trump discussed how he would handle being Commander in Chief. “I will rebuild our military. It will be so strong and so powerful and so great… that we’ll never have to use it. Nobody’s gonna mess with us.” The top brass at the Pentagon have been complaining for years that the…

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