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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.listen to a reporter’s question on the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, on […]

Obama: Boris Nemtsov Killing A Sign Of Worsening Climate In Russia

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:38 GMT // 0 Comments

President Barack Obama said the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia. –US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama met with members of […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Beeee My, Be My Bibi

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

For the last 25 years, Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted Iran’s nuclear bomb has been three-to-five years away, proving that Iran has secretly been developing the Second Avenue subway. A painter snuck a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress into a portrait of Bill Clinton, though some critics insist the dress is white and gold. And […]

2014 In Review Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Notable U.S. Events:January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. January 9 – Chemicals begin leaking from a […]

Bill Kristol Called For AIPAC Boycott Of Samantha Power. She Got A Standing Ovation Instead.

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:53 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama announced Samantha Power and Susan Rice as his delegation to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard suggested conference-goers boycott their speeches to snub Obama for denying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a meeting during his visit to the U.S. Of course, attendees shouldn’t […]

With hard feelings all around, White House set to rebut Netanyahu

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Expecting Netanyahu to issue withering criticism of President Barack Obama’s moves toward a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House was planning to go on the offense, dispatching two high-profile officialsU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and National Security Adviser Susan Riceto rebut the prime minister in speeches to AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby […]

Bibi vs. Barack: It’s time for a truce

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 05:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The speech itself is a terrible mistake. Arranging it without prior consultation with the White House was not only an affront to Barack Obama but to the Presidency itself. One would have thought that after all the uproar, Netanyahu would have caught a “cold” and postponed, but now that he plans to go ahead, he […]

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views, not just personalities

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:00 GMT // 0 Comments

A long, steadily worsening showdown between the rivals is coming to a head in the tense final stages of talks between world powers and Iran in pursuit of a nuclear deal backed by the U.S. but opposed by Netanyahu. READ: Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire? Highly unusual Netanyahu’s visit is highly unusual. Not only […]

Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 18:27 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing. On Feb. 19, U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for military operations in the Middle East, gave reporters a standard background briefing about the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State. The […]

Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 07:12 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Jeremy Bird, the architect of the grass-roots and online organizing efforts that powered President Obama’s presidential campaigns from Chicago, is advising a similar operation in Tel Aviv. But this time it is focused on ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Jeremy Bird, a former Obama campaign organizer, who is advising an effort […]

Obama Signs Bill To Fund DHS Through Next Friday

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 01:30 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink.YURI GRIPAS via Getty Images – Obama’s signature also starts the clock on the next deadline. It’s unclear how Congress will seek to fund the […]

Obama Condemns ‘Brutal Murder’ Of Boris Nemtsov, Calls For Investigation

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 00:01 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the “brutal murder” of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the White House National Security Council said on Friday on Twitter.One of the opposition leaders, former first deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, speaks during an anti-Putin protest in central in Moscow, on September 15, 2012. […]

Here’s What One Member of Congress Says The Obama Administration Is Hiding About Its Trade Deals

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 21:50 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman sent a letter Tuesday that reveals how the Obama administration denied his requests to view closely held U.S. trade deals. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s (D-Texas) letter, sent to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman and obtained by The Huffington Post, provides insight into an ongoing transparency debate about the Obama administration’s […]

Rick Santorum Calls For Ground Troops To Fight Islamic State

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee’s convention in Maryland on Friday afternoon, Santorum accused President Barack Obama of failing […]

Pete Sessions: Obama Accountable For Murders ‘Every Day’ By Undocumented Immigrants

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:43 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday evening of continually releasing undocumented immigrants who are murdering Americans.Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama of being responsible for the deaths of American citizens at the hands of undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | Alex Wong […]

Obama interviews 18-year-old mentee

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Obama asked McQueen about his run-ins with the law, getting back on a straight path and struggling to stay on that pathalso chiming in with his own experience growing up without a father. McQueen said that while his father lives “down the street,” the two don’t have a relationship. “That’s one of the things we […]

Sarah Palin Gave A Very Un-Sarah Palin Speech At CPAC

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to focus on veterans’ issues, a sharp departure from the more relentless Obama bashing she has delivered at CPACs past.Sarah Palin chose to focus on veterans’ issues in her speech at CPAC this year. | Scott Olson via […]

U.S. Envoy to United Nations and Obama Security Adviser Will Speak at American-Israeli Conference

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 21:47 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — President Obama will send Susan E. Rice, his national security adviser, and Samantha Power, his envoy to the United Nations, to speak to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at its conference here next week, officials at the White House said on Thursday. The move comes as relations between the United States and […]

Talk Toughens as U.S.-Israel Relations Fray

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 08:18 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — When President Obama’s national security adviser sat down with her Israeli counterpart at the White House last week, she upbraided him over leaks in Jerusalem that the Americans interpreted as an attempt to undermine nuclear negotiations with Iran. The meeting, shielded from the public but fraught with tension, brought home the depth of […]

Visiting Miami, Obama Presses Republicans on Homeland Security Funding

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 06:42 GMT // 0 Comments

MIAMI — President Obama called on congressional Republicans on Wednesday to renew financing for the Department of Homeland Security and promised to veto any measure that tried to gut his executive actions on immigration. President Obama spoke during a town-hall-style meeting at Florida International University in Miami on Wednesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) “Instead of trying to […]

Obama Calls Out America’s Dismal Voter Turnout: ‘Why Are You Staying Home?’

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 02:17 GMT // 0 Comments

President Barack Obama urged Americans frustrated with the lack of progress on immigration reform to voice their discontent at the ballot box, lamenting the dismal turnout in last November’s midterm elections.TELEMUNDO EVENTS — ‘Immigration Town Hall with President Obama hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC’ — Pictured: President Barack Obama on February 25, 2015 — (Photo […]

Obama: ‘They Can Have That Vote,’ But I Won’t Back Down On Immigration

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 01:22 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken. “In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote over whether […]

Obama Puts Pressure On Republicans Over Immigration: ‘I Will Veto’ Attempts To Block Reform

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 00:19 GMT // 0 Comments

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama raised the political pressure on Republicans over immigration on Wednesday, telling young members of Miami’s Latino community that Republicans were to blame for stopping reform and urging them to make it an issue in the 2016 elections.US President Barack Obama (R) answers a question […]

Why Obama did GOP a favor on Keystone veto

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 21:06 GMT // 0 Comments

When Barack Obama issued just the third veto of his presidency on Tuesday, of a bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans were outraged, or at least pretended they were outraged. House Speaker John Boehner called it a “national embarrassment,” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a vote to override the veto, […]

House Republicans Rebuke Federal Reserve For Highlighting Income Inequality

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 20:16 GMT // 0 Comments

House Republicans on Wednesday accused Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen of political bias, suggesting the central banker took her cues from the Obama administration as she sought to jump-start U.S. economic growth and highlight the potentially negative consequences of rising income inequality.Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen waits for the beginning of a hearing before […]

Top Obama Advisers Sharply Rebuke ‘Destructive’ Netanyahu Speech

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 19:36 GMT // 0 Comments

The strain between the U.S. and Israel deepened Wednesday, as top advisers to President Barack Obama sharply rebuked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress as “destructive” and challenged his judgment on the Iran nuclear negotiations. Netanyahu countered by accusing the U.S. and its negotiating partners of having “given up” on stopping Iran from […]

A Back-and-Forth View of the President’s Executive Power

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 17:16 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — For President Obama, this has been a week to guard his power. He went to court to defend his executive action on immigration while fighting an effort by lawmakers to reverse it. And he vetoed legislation that would have stripped him of his authority to decide the fate of the much-debated Keystone XL […]

Opinion: Netanyahu has crossed the point of no return on Iran

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s open conflict with U.S. President Barack Obama over his diplomacy with Iran has not only served a blow to the U.S.-Israeli relationship. It has also collapsed Israel’s otherwise arguably successful Iran policy. Contrary to Israel’s rhetoric, the fear of Iran getting a nuclear weapon has not been the driving factor […]

This Chart Shows The Sleeping Patterns Of The World’s Most Successful People Compared With Normal Working Adults

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Sleep is a subject of perpetual fascination. Especially when it comes to the sleeping habits of highly successful people. Madetomeasureblinds-uk.com, a company that sells blinds, used YouGov research to map the sleeping rituals of the general population against high-achieving folks like Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and U.S. president Barack Obama. The results are compelling. Thomas […]

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