Tag: Barack Obama

Obama Calls Electoral College a ‘Vestige’ of an ‘Earlier Version’ of America

College, calling it an outdated “vision” from America’s Founding Fathers. “The Electoral College is a vestige, it’s a carryover from an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states,” President Obama said Friday during a press conference at the White House. Obama, a former constitutional […]

Obama administration on defense over fall of Aleppo

The Obama administration is finding itself back on the defensive over its Syria policy as Aleppo falls to Bashar Assad’s government and civilians are evacuated, an operation preceded by desperate pleas from the city’s battered residents and reports of atrocities against them. Ambulances reportedly were carrying out the first groups of wounded and other residents […]

Obama’s farewell: Jews ‘at the forefront of every fight for freedom’

Marking his final holiday season at the White House on Wednesday, hosting his last Hanukkah reception for America’s Jewish leadership, US President Barack Obama pulled at the community’s heartstrings by reminding them of their historic fight for liberal democratic ideals. The president is engaged in a long series of “lasts” just one month before the […]

Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship

Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren’t properly run through the FBI’s name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend. Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total. The problem was […]

Report: Obama won’t force a peace plan before he leaves

US President Barack Obama will almost certainly not pressure Israel to advance a peace process with the Palestinians during his final weeks in office, a new report claims. AP reported that it had obtained information from “US officials” that Obama had no intention of shaking Israel up with a new peace plan before he steps […]

Will Obama Forsake Israel? | Prophecy Update

Palestinian leadership has announced that it will submit to the UN Security Council a resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Israel is counting on the United States to veto the resolution as it has done previously. However, the Palestinians are hoping that President Obama will either vote for the resolution or abstain from voting, allowing the resolution […]

Bolton warns Obama on Israel action at UN

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton warned Sunday that President Obama should not take any actions before leaving office that could hurt Israel at the U.N. Bolton said during an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis that there is “a lot of speculation over in Turtle Bay at U.N. headquarters about resolutions that recognize a Palestinian state […]

Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday US President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also said he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia. “The President-elect confirmed he is willing to normalize Russian-American relations. I told him the same. We did not discuss where and when we […]

Obama presses Putin on Syria as Aleppo bombed by regime forces

The US president, Barack Obama, has urged greater efforts to end violence in war-torn Syria in brief talks with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, as concern mounts over a ferocious regime bombing campaign in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Obama made the comments to his Russian counterpart on Sunday on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic […]

Obama mulling support of UN resolution against Israeli settlements

Two months before leaving office, US President Barack Obama is considering a last minute move vis-à-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a White House official told American Jewish reporters in a briefing on Tuesday. Obama is considering several options suggested by his advisors at the National Security Council. One option would be giving the US’s support to […]