Posts tagged as: Obama

Karzai: Issue of brother “resolved” with Obama (video)

Karzai: Issue of brother “resolved” with Obama (video)

On Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he spoke to President Barack Obama about his half-brother’s role in southern Afghanistan and that he believed the issue was now resolved. US officials have voiced concern over the activities of Ahmad Wali Karzai, a powerful official with broad business ties in Kandahar, the southern city where US [...]

Obama: iPad and Xboxes turn information into a distraction

Obama: iPad and Xboxes turn information into a distraction

In his speech addressing the graduates at Hampton University on Sunday, US President Barack Obama said that all Americans share the same responsibility of providing every child the kind of education and training that will aid them in becoming competent in an economy wherein a high school diploma is no longer enough. Additionally, Obama said [...]

Further UN sactions would drastically hurt Iran-US ties

Further UN sactions would drastically hurt Iran-US ties

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still in an antagonistic mood towards the US, after talking on Monday in the UN conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) against the latter for keeping other nations from harnessing peaceful nuclear energy. He warned that further UN sanctions against Tehran would definitively diminish any possibilities for a diplomatic discourse [...]

Obama visits Gulf of Mexico, pressures BP over oil spill

Obama visits Gulf of Mexico, pressures BP over oil spill

On Sunday, a vast oil slick bore down on the Gulf Coast, threatening an economic and ecological disaster as President Barack Obama sharpened his criticism of BP Plc and pressed the energy giant to halt the oil gushing from its ruptured well. As he visited the area and pledged a “fully coordinated, relentless relief effort” [...]

Vera Baker: President Obama’s Mistress?

Vera Baker: President Obama’s Mistress?

Reports are coming in from the National Enquirer saying that US President Barack Obama is involved in a cheating scandal with a young woman named Vera Baker. Baker served as Finance Director on an early Obama campaign. The Enquirer alleges that Obama and Baker spent a night together in a D.C. hotel after a night [...]

US Justice Department to sue Arizona over immigration law

US Justice Department to sue Arizona over immigration law

US government sources said on Wednesday that officials in the Obama administration are urging the extraordinary step of suing Arizona over its new immigration law, and the Justice Department is considering such an action to block the legislation from taking effect. The Arizona law criminalizes illegal immigration by defining it as trespassing and empowers police [...]

Protesters at LA fundraiser question Obama on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal in Military

Protesters at LA fundraiser question Obama on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal in Military

Protesters of the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy on gays in the military disturbed President Barack Obama at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer. They were shouting at President Obama, asking him what he intends to do about the policy.  The ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy prohibits gays from openly serving in the [...]

Goldman Sachs lawsuit bolsters Democrats’ case for rules

Goldman Sachs lawsuit bolsters Democrats’ case for rules

To bolster their case for overhauling financial-industry regulations, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats are using the Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. of derivatives-linked fraud. The SEC civil claims announced yesterday against the most profitable firm in Wall Street history came a week before the Senate is set to debate [...]