Tag: Barack Obama

The World’s Most Powerful People 2014

No one would call Vladimir Putin a good guy. In 2014 he strong-armed his way into possession of Crimea and waged an ugly proxy war in neighboring Ukraine, during which an almost certainly Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile downed a civilian jetliner. But as the undisputed, unpredictable and unaccountable head of an energy-rich, nuclear-tipped state, no one would […]

Kerry urges US-China cooperation on climate change

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. and China must work together to stave off a global catastrophe from climate change. He appealed for greater cooperation between the two world powers despite strains between them over cyber theft and maritime security.   Kerry heads to Beijing this week, to set the stage for […]

Congress hands Obama keys to Iran nuke deal

The New York Times reported many in the White House believe an agreement designed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons would be the most important foreign policy accomplishment of the Obama presidency. But if a deal is struck, the paper said, Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on […]

Obama’s “Ebola Czar” Thinks Overpopulation Is Top Challenge

In addition to having essentially no medical qualifications for the newly invented  “Ebola czar” post aside from serving as a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical firm, attorney and political operative Ron Klain (shown) is under fire after a video surfaced of him declaring that “growing population” — particularly in Africa — was the “top leadership challenge” […]

How Obama Transformed the Federal Judiciary

In July, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a ruling that threatened the future of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. By a vote of two to one, the court held, in Halbig v. Burwell, that the insurance subsidies that allow millions of Americans to buy health […]

Netanyahu to urge Obama not to be lenient with Iran

Netanyahu wants to convince Obama that a nuclear Iran would be a bigger threat to world peace and security than the threat posed by ISIS, which is mostly a regional threat. Netanyahu is also worried that the world powers would be lenient with the Islamic Republic in nuclear talks in order to convince Tehran to […]

The U.S. Doesn’t Declare War Anymore

Our leaders are increasingly cautious about using the ‘w’ word   When Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks, it signified the last time the U.S. officially declared war.   Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq: technically, those were not wars. Those conflicts, and other in between, are […]

Obama To Tout U.S. Action On Climate At U.N. Summit

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration plans to emphasize strongly its climate change efforts at next week’s United Nations climate summit in New York, officials said this week.   “We are taking this summit seriously both to show the world that the U.S. is leading on climate change, and to call on other leaders to step […]

Kerry: ISIS Is ‘the Order of Satan’

CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday defended President Barack Obama’s statement that the Islamic State is not Islamic, saying that they can call themselves whatever they want, but “they’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam.” In fact, he said, they are “the order of Satan.” “The Islamic State, they […]

Large Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama Mission to Destroy ISIS, Poll Shows

Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants.   Pressure is mounting […]