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White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

Friday, 31 July 2015 20:15 Written by
Got questions about the Iran nuclear deal? Too bad, if you were an AIPAC activist at a briefing this week with top Obama administration officials. At the briefing Wednesday, Howard Kohr, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee director, stopped the proceedings before his activists could ask questions. The question is why? And what does the leak of the story mean? Did the Obama administration bigfoot AIPAC and muscle into the pro-Israel group’s lobbying session
Iran’s Closed Covenants
Friday, 31 July 2015 19:33 Written by
The Obama Administration insists there’s nothing secret about the Iran nuclear deal, even as it claims not to have read two crucial side deals Tehran has struck with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “Confidential agreements, but no secrets” is the way top U.S. negotiator Wendy Sherman describes the deals, which are thought to concern the military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear programs. Try parsing that distinction. And while you’re at it, consider that there might…
Yes, the trouble with us is political dishonesty
Friday, 31 July 2015 16:13 Written by
The most profound lesson for our children and future leaders from US President Barack Obama is that you can be both powerful and graciously unassuming. I watched the most powerful man perched on a high stool – the kind we have at my local – and engage civil society members in a candid talk that reminds you of a brainstorming session at a blue-chip boardroom or an Ivy League academy. It is the kind of
Obama set to reject Keystone XL pipeline project: US lawmaker
Friday, 31 July 2015 15:48 Written by
July 31, 2015 | By Canadian Press | ReplyMore Tweet Republican critic says announcement to come in August Sen. John Hoeven says President Obama will
Shade Court: Presidential Jabs, Huffy Models, and Diss Track Blunders
Friday, 31 July 2015 15:30 Written by
It’s hot, you’re here, Shade Court is in session—let’s get to this. In this week’s Shade Court, Barack Obama does what he does best, One Direction continues its shade-a-thon and Cara Delevingne has clearly not been taking shade lessons from Naomi Campbell. Shade Court Docket #2015JZ000115
Saginaw development official visits White House for summit
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:38 Written by
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Saginaw economic development leader was among a group of officials from across the country talking face-to-face with members of the Obama Administration at the White House Thursday, July 30. JoAnn Crary, president of Saginaw Future Inc., participated in the White House Forum on Economic Development, organized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA. Full coverage:News about Saginaw Future Crary, who serves as chairwoman of the IEDC Board of Directors,
Obama nuclear deal gets boost from quartet of Democrats; one represents US hostage in Iran
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:15 Written by
By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama. "It's very clear to me that the agreement is the best path forward," two-term Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee, who counts hostage Amir Hekmati as a constituent, told The Associated Press in an interview. "This agreement allows us to prevent…
Lawless: Three Federal Judges Slam Obama Administration's Noncompliance
Friday, 31 July 2015 12:43 Written by
A string of federal judges have been angrily slamming their gavels this month, incensed over a similar issue they're encountering. See if you can spot the trend, with a hat tip to Gabriel Malor. On the president's legally-dubious, unpopularimmigration fiat: A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement
Obama Administration Launches Review Of Federal Coal Program That’s Costing Taxpayers Billions
Friday, 31 July 2015 08:53 Written by
Climate by Claire Moser - Guest ContributorJul 31, 2015 9:42am CREDIT: Greenpeace Protesters rally outside the listening session for the federal government's coal program on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Share0 Tweet0 Comment Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday launched the first high-level review of the federal government’s coal program in more than three decades, noting concerns with
Obama stands by Planned Parenthood: Videos grossly distorted by ‘extremists on the right’
Friday, 31 July 2015 07:54 Written by
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