Tag: Barack Obama

Obama to take trade battle to the heartland

President Barack Obama is taking the fight for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to America’s streets — directly countering the fusillades from Donald Trump and, increasingly, from Hillary Clinton.   The White House is making an all-out push to win passage of the deal in the lame-duck session of Congress, organizing 30 events over the […]

Hezbollah leader: Obama did, indeed, found ISIS

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah terror group, cited American Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s words several days ago stating that current American President Barack Obama had founded ISIS – and agreed with him.   During a event for Hezbollah supporters in Southern Lebanon, Nasrallah cited Trump, emphasizing: “The American Presidential candidate is saying this. […]

Obama: ‘Much more to do’ on climate change

President Obama praised his administration on Saturday for the progress it has made combating climate change over the past seven-and-a-half years, but pressed Americans to step up their resolve to save the environment in his final six months in office.   “There’s still much more to do. But there’s no doubt that America has become […]

Iran ‘Ransom’: Feds Claim $1.7 Billion Paid in Full

TEL AVIV — Questions continue to linger about the Obama administration’s decision to deliver $400 million in pallets of foreign currency flown to Iran aboard an unmarked jetliner the same day five American hostages were released from Iranian custody. The State and Treasury Departments both told Breitbart News that the U.S. government transferred the remaining […]

GOP senator: Obama ‘hid’ Iran payment from Congress

Sen. Kelly Ayotte wants details on a $400 million payment made to Iran, arguing the Obama administration hid the transaction from Congress.   The New Hampshire Republican sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew after The Wall Street Journal reported details of the payment and that some Justice Department officials had raised concerns.   […]

Trump stands by remarks that Obama is the Isis founder and its ‘most valuable player’

Donald Trump is refusing to back down on his claims that Barack Obama is the founder of the Islamic State (Isis) and that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is the co-founder.   The Republican presidential nominee stood by comments made on Thursday (11 August) and even called Obama the terrorist organisation’s “most valuable player”. On several […]

AGs’ Climate Change ‘Secrecy Pact’ Goes to Court

By signing a “secrecy pact” with fellow Democrat attorneys general preparing to prosecute climate change skeptics, Rhode Island’s top law enforcement officer jeopardized free speech rights and government transparency laws, according to two legal organizations that have taken him to court.   “They sought to write themselves out from open records laws their legislatures saw […]

Iran ex-president writes to Obama demanding frozen funds

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, rumoured to be planning a political comeback, has asked Barack Obama to return $2 billion of assets frozen in the US in a letter made public Monday.Ahmadinejad wrote that despite early promises by the US president to improve ties with Iran “the same hostile policies along with the same trend […]

Obama to Skirt Congress Again, Push for Nuclear Test Ban at UN

President Barack Obama has supported a ban on nuclear testing since his earliest days in office, but has been unable to rally support for ratification of a nuclear test ban treaty in the U.S. Senate.   Frustrated with this opposition and facing the end of his second term, The Washington Post reports, Obama will bypass Congress and seek a […]

Iran could have an operational nuke by 2017 end

The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it]… and now recognize the efficacy of […]