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  • In Warsaw, Obama reassures allies, offers cash

    06/04/2014 3:29:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ....Obama promised yesterday (3 June) to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance... Under attack from critics at home who say his leadership on the world stage has not been muscular enough, Obama plans to spend up to $1 billion... Obama...will attend celebrations in France with Russian President Vladimir Putin.... The Kremlin said Putin would hold private meetings on the sidelines with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, but the Russian leader had no plans to meet Obama.
  • Obama pledges "responsible end" to Afghanistan war

    05/25/2014 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Julie Pace, The Associated Press
    President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America’s longest war comes to a close. “America’s commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure,” he pledged. Speaking to troops gathered in an airplane hangar on this sprawling military base, Obama said the war had reached a pivotal point, with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their country’s security. But while many of the 32,800 U.S. forces now in Afghanistan will leave in the coming months,...
  • “Wonderful meeting you,” Obama tells Francis

    03/27/2014 5:56:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 27, 2014
    The 50 minute meeting between Pope Francis and Barack Obama has ended. The President commented on how wonderful it was to be in the Vatican again “It is a great honour. I'm a great admirer. Thank you so much for receiving me,” the US President, Barack Obama said at the start of his meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican Apostolic Palace. The meeting lasted just under one hour (from 10:28 to 11:20). After this, the Pope was introduced to the President’s entourage and gifts were exchanged between the two leaders. The two were then photographed as per custom and...
  • Obama Flies to A Europe Shaken by Putin's Bold Strategy

    03/23/2014 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Tom Curry
    resident Barack Obama flies Sunday to a Europe shaken by Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and his threats against eastern parts of Ukraine. At a summit conference at The Hague on preventing nuclear terrorism – scheduled long before the Ukraine crisis – Obama will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders. On Monday afternoon Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Russia’s neighbor and sometime rival. Putin has forced the United States and Europe to refocus on the origins of the modern transatlantic alliance -- the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a Russian invasion...
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters Make Stylish Arrival in China, Promote Family Time

    03/20/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 113 replies
    Latino Post ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Yara Simon
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in China to promote family, a U.S.-China diplomacy, and they are doing it in style. Obama wore a leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress. She paired it with thigh high boots, and seemed to be dressed for slightly chilly weather. Sasha and Malia were equally as chic. The sisters wore complementary outfits, as they are known to do. Sasha wore a velvet red skirt, a black top and tights. Malia wore a shiny silver pleated skirt and a brown shirt. The Obamas were invited by another stylish lady, Chinese First Lady Peng...
  • As Russia Swallows Up Crimea… Obama Plans Yet Another Vacation for This Weekend

    03/05/2014 7:26:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama, the hardest working man in show business, is planning a family weekend vacation in south Florida this Thursday. This comes on the heels of the Obama family’s his & her separate Washington’s Birthday weekend vacations (three weeks ago), which followed on the Obama family’s Hawaii Christmas vacation that First Lady Michelle Obama stayed on well in to January (nine weeks ago) after the rest of the family returned to Washington. CNN Coverage Manager Steve Brusk reported on Twitter: President and first lady go to Miami area for education event tomorrow, and had planned to stay for family...
  • Filipinos battle with police over scheduled Obama’s visit (And Japan, South Korea and Malaysia)

    03/01/2014 3:18:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Arab News ^ | 26 February 2014 4:41 am
    MANILA, Philippines: Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and the continued US military presence in the country. Riot police across a road from the US Embassy were pushed back by the demonstrators, prompting the police to retaliate with truncheons. ... No arrests were made and there were no serious injuries. About 500 American soldiers are based in the south where they have been providing Philippine troops anti-terrorism training since 2002. Protesters say their presence violates Philippine sovereignty. The Philippine Constitution allows foreign military bases only...
  • $100 Million Trip To Africa? That's Nothing. Obama's Head To Asia For Vacation

    09/15/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    President Obama will again pivot toward Asia next month with a week-long trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, the White House announced Friday. Obama will be away Oct. 6-12 for a trip that the White House describes as “part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. political, economic and security engagement with the Asia Pacific.” He’ll start the trip in Bali, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders meeting. He missed last year’s summit in Russia, which came weeks before the presidential election. Depending on the status of Syria talks, the summit could include a...
  • What are the Obamas Doing in Africa?

    06/30/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama's trip to Africa has largely been ignored by the U.S. media, and for good reason: it seems to have no real purpose. While attention to Africa is long overdue, the president is announcing no new strategy, concluding no significant agreements--merely announcing a new investment in African power generation, which African companies are arguably capable of funding and carrying out themselves. Much of his trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania consists of sightseeing with his family--and an entourage of 1,000, at a cost to taxpayers of $60 to $100 million. Consider the reason Obama gave reporters about...
  • Obama Speaks Giddy Gibberish in Berlin

    06/26/2013 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | Fred J. Eckert
    It’s always interesting to notice what the mainstream media emphasizes when reporting on a speech delivered by Barack Obama – and always even more interesting to notice what they choose not to bother questioning. Here’s ABC News on Obama’s speech last week at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin: “Today President Obama will invoke two of the most memorable presidential speeches in modern history — Kennedy’s 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech and Reagan’s 1987 “Tear down this wall” speech — both delivered here….The idea, White House officials say, is to tap into the energy and legacy of those great Cold...
  • Obama's Berlin speech: History raises the stakes

    06/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT · by MrChips · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 19, 2013 | Juim Kuhnhenn
    BERLIN (AP) — Five years and 50 years. As President Barack Obama revisits Berlin, he can't escape those anniversaries and the inevitable comparisons to history and personal achievement. With his own 2008 speech at Berlin's Victory Column and former President John F. Kennedy's 1963 historic denunciation of the Soviet bloc as markers, Obama will use an address at the city's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday to renew his call to reduce the world's nuclear stockpiles. The White House said Obama will draw attention to his plan for a one-third reduction in U.S. and Russian arsenals, rekindling a goal that was a...
  • Michell Obama & the Wee Wons: “Ich bin ein Dubliner, und nach dem mittagessen, ein Berliner.”

    06/19/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-19-2013 | MOTUS
    While Big Guy was busy charming world leaders, we had lunch. Fish and chips at Finnegan’s with Bono (!) and his lovely wife Allison, with whom we share a certain savoir faire. Allison’s a real fashion icon too! Imagine that a black slip – at the beach! (SNIP) Bono and Allison, like Big Guy and Lady M, also have two daughters; Jordan, in the gladiator outfit and Memphis Eve. I’ve no idea why they named her after a feminine hygiene product.                   Lady M and the girls had fish and chips, and Lady M also enjoyed a lobster starter, according...
  • The Most Incorrigibly Political and America-Bashing President

    05/07/2013 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Barack Obama has to be the most partisan and most ideological president we've seen in a long, long time. He cannot or will not refrain from injecting his partisan politics into almost every occasion. Did he go to Mexico last week to improve our relationship with our southern neighbor or to use Mexico, as he does anything else he can find, as a political prop to bash Republicans and as a platform to criticize the United States? What other American president has so often sidled up to foreign countries on the backs of his own countrymen? Obama's defenders deny,...
  • Obama Motorcades to Petra: A Jackass in the Desert does not a Messiah Make

    03/24/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s Palm Sunday and the new Pope Francis I celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican. Yesterday the Pope warned the faithful of the “tyranny of relativism;”  (SNIP)  “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.”  -Pope Benedict XVI And I think by now we all know the pitfalls of setting goals based on Won’s own ego and desires: I AM the Dream That reminds me, Big Guy finally wrapped up his Mideast tour yesterday with a visit to the...
  • Obama lights candles, prays at Bethlehem's Church of Nativity compound

    03/22/2013 2:17:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cns ^ | March 22, 2013 | Judith Sudilovsky
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem, stopped twice to light candles for his family and himself: first at the Church of Nativity grotto, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was born, then at the adjacent Catholic Church of St. Catherine. On the last leg of his four-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Obama also took time for a few moments of private prayer and contemplation, said Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, who was the first to greet the American leader inside the church, welcoming him as "a messenger of peace...
  • Obama Saves Irish Party & Israeli "Charm Offensive" from the Sequester Knife!

    03/20/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-20-2013 | MOTUS
    Finally, an answer to the question “Why does Congress have such low approval ratings?” Harry on Senate floor linking Big Guy’s idea for sequestration to the deaths of 7 brave Marines It’s because they are so despicable. I recommend that they work on that. Meanwhile, back at the Big White where the ill effects of Big Guy’s idea for sequestration are still being felt: (snip) Hard to believe, butt Big Guy headed out on Air Force Won right after the St. Patrick’s day celebration on his Mid-East Charm Offensive. Mazel Tov! So far, so good! “Say, Bibi, about that Iron...
  • President Obama Set To Begin "Charm Offensive" In The Middle East

    03/20/2013 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ ^ | March 20, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama left for the Middle East on Tuesday evening. He’s on a mission to charm the Israelis into making peace concessions and to find some way to peacefully stop Iran from building a bomb.
  • Backup presidential limo on its way for Obama in Israel after fuel filling failure(Diesel)

    03/20/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 126 replies
    theguardian ^ | Wednesday 20 March 2013 09.45 EDT | Matthew Weaver
    One of the limousines in Barack Obama's fleet has broken after reports that it was mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel at the start of the US president's visit to Israel. Another limo is on its way from Jordan, according to Ma'an News agency, citing Israel's Channel 10, to replace one that was filled with diesel instead of gasolene.
  • Shifra’s Tips To Obama On His Upcoming Trip To Israel

    03/20/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 3/19/13 | Shifra
    **A Post by Shifra** Honestly, I was not planning to do this. I mean, your wife, Mooch, has a staff of, what, 26 people? So, I figured you must have an entire army of people to help you out. But after that ridiculous interview you gave to Israel’s Channel 2 last week, I thought you could use a few pointers. First of all, you wished you could “wear a mustache in Tel Aviv” ? Seriously, who writes your material? Because two words come to mind: Fire Them! And, if you just made that up on the spot, I gotta tell...
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • Revealed: This is why Obama is visiting Israel

    02/24/2013 3:58:46 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 02/11/2013 at 9:49 PM | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – President Obama’s planned visit to Israel as soon as next month has already secured Israeli and Palestinian pledges to restart so-called land-for-peace talks, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli officials speaking to WND. The officials disclosed the Obama administration told both sides the talks would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state in what is known as the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli retreat from some of the strategic West Bank and possibly some eastern section of Jerusalem. According to the informed officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed that once the talks begin there will be a...
  • Obama Visit Code Name: Unbreakable Alliance (Israelis asked to vote for their favorite logo)

    02/18/2013 6:05:15 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/17/2013, 6:41 PM | By Gil Ronen
    The English version of the code name chosen for the operations surrounding the upcoming visit to Israel by U.S. President Barack Obama, scheduled for March 20, is "Unbreakable Alliance." The Hebrew name is "Brit Amim," which means, literally, "an alliance between nations." According to Maariv/NRG, the names were chosen carefully by the National Public Information Staff, which is wary of upsetting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage

    11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012 Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every...
  • Obama Takes a Victory Lap in Burma and Calls it Myanmar

    11/19/2012 9:25:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-19-2012 | MOTUS
    Big Guy took his FORWARD! campaign to Southeast Asia this weekend. At his presser in Thailand yesterday, BO explained how he’s planning to deport the American System to the Near East: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: main reason Lady M did attend. Plus she hates Thai food. (snip)because Thailand I think is more successful economically than some of its neighbors, it's now in a position to be a donor country. Got that Thailand? You didn’t build that on your own! Somebody else made that happen! Now it’s time to spread your wealth around. Although the presser was in Bangkok,...
  • Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit

    05/02/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/5/12 | Amir Shah & Chris Blake
    President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama's visit and Wednesday's anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan. Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field late Tuesday, then traveled to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with President...
  • Final security bill for Obama’s Moneygall visit tops $16million

    07/21/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | July 21, 2011 | CATHAL DERVAN
    President Barack Obama’s one day visit to his ancestral homeland of Moneygall in Ireland cost the taxpayer $16.5million – much of it in overtime. Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has revealed the full breakdown of the $36million security costs for the recent visits by Obama and the Queen. Shatter has confirmed to the Irish parliament that travel and subsistence allowances worth close to $5million were paid to police on duty in May. Other unspecified ‘other costs’ for police work around the visits amounted to almost $6million, according to the final figures. The Queen’s four-day visit resulted in a security...
  • Zuma snubs Michelle Obama during First Lady's South Africa visit

    06/21/2011 11:59:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6-21-11 | Aislinn Laing
    South Africa President Jacob Zuma has snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her three-day stay. Mr Zuma was out of the country for the first day of Mrs Obama's second solo trip abroad on Tuesday and although he returned on Monday night, aides said he was "not available" to meet her. Instead, he arranged for Corrective Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to greet her on her arrival in Pretoria on Monday night, and one of his three wives, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, to meet her...
  • Coconuts removed from trees for Obama’s India trip

    11/05/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Nutty News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Staff
    India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. Mr Obama will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour. Photo: WHITE HOUSE Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during...
  • 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit

    11/04/2010 7:23:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 185 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 04, 2010
    The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday. Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai...
  • No fireworks for Obama in India

    11/04/2010 5:16:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times (London, GB) ^ | November 4, 2010 | Ramlah Merchant and Stefan Wagstyl
    Why’s he coming at Diwali? He wouldn’t host an official visit the White House on Christmas Day. So why’s he coming to India during our biggest festival? So say many residents of Mumbai, where US president Barack Obama arrives late on Friday for a three-day trip to India. The privileged few who will meet the great man might be excited by the prospect. But for many Mumbaikers, Obama will get in the way of what they like best - a good party. Fireworks, a highlight of any Diwali - after all, it is the festival of lights - will be...
  • First Family Leaves Lasting Mark On Some In Bar Harbor

    07/19/2010 9:34:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1+ views
    WABI-TV ^ | July 18, 2010 | Rob Poindexter
    The First Family's weekend getaway in Bar Harbor ended on Sunday as Air Force One took off a little after 10:00 in the morning. For the folks around the Bar Harbor area things have started to return to normal. Matthew Schneider, the General Manager at the Qarterdeck restaurant, says he's already looking ahead to the rest of the summer. "It's gonna be business as usual," he says. "We have a big cruise ship coming in tomorrow. 2200 people coming off that boat. Our normal everyday tourists are here, yeah it's back to business as usual." But for some of the...
  • Obama to visit Columbus on Friday

    06/16/2010 2:27:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies · 491+ views
    WDTN.com ^ | 16 Jun 2010
    Obama to visit Columbus on Friday President will deliver opening words at a ceremony Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010, 1:10 PM EDT COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - Air Force One will touch down in Ohio's capital city when President Obama visits on June 18. Obama will visit Columbus to meet with workers and deliver remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Route 40 is set to be resurfaced along with bridge work on Interstate 71, among other projects made possible by the recovery and reinvestment act.
  • Netanyahu Cancels White House Visit Set For Tomorrow Over Gaza Flotilla Incident

    05/31/2010 7:10:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 140 replies · 7,029+ views
    Monday, May 31, 2010 | Kristinn
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is canceling a scheduled meeting with Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow to return to Israel to deal with the fallout of the raid by Israeli forces to enforce the Gaza blockade on a flotilla of ships trying to run the blockade, MSNBC reports.Netanyahu is in Canada today. YNET News reports he is cutting his trip short in Canada to leave for Israel.
  • POLL: Obama's visit just bounced off Reid (7% more likely to vote for Reid)

    02/28/2010 6:39:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies · 2,946+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | February 28, 2010 | STEVE TETREAULT
    WASHINGTON -- During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother. In remarks that could not have been more laudatory, Obama repeatedly characterized the veteran Democratic leader as a man "made of very strong stuff" who was making the right decisions for the state back in the nation's capital.
  • 'Mighty Michelle' wows London before G20 summit (HURL Level 5 Alert)

    04/01/2009 7:51:32 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 66 replies · 2,429+ views
    AFP ^ | 4-01-2009
    On her first visit to Britain since husband Barack became US president, Michelle Obama dazzled London with her signature classic style Wednesday, leading one newspaper to dub her "Mighty Michelle". The First Lady accompanied her husband to Downing Street first thing for breakfast with British premier Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah before the men discussed Thursday's G20 summit and the women visited a cancer care centre. Later, she was to meet "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling when she sits next to her at a pre-summit dinner. Michelle Obama's understated chic has injected a welcome dash of class into the...
  • As Challenges Mount, Ardor for Obama Cools Abroad

    01/18/2009 1:51:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 1,060+ views
    AP Report ^ | January 18, 2009
    As challenges mount, ardor for Obama cools abroad By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer Barack Obama got a global standing ovation long before he was elected president. But in a fickle and fast-moving world, the overseas reviews are already turning mixed. Though much of the world will party through the night Tuesday after Obama is sworn in as America's 44th president — just as it did when he was elected — there are signs the ardor is cooling as the sheer weight of his challenges sinks in. A deepening global recession, new hostilities in the Middle East, complications in...
  • Obama spent nearly $700,000 for stage, lights in Berlin speech

    10/31/2008 5:30:00 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama paid a German company nearly $700,000 for staging, sound and lighting services at the time [Note] CQ [/NOTE] he delivered a speech this summer in Berlin and declared himself a citizen of both the U.S. and the world. Billed as a highlight of Mr. Obama's July trip to Europe, the speech [-] delivered before hundreds of thousands of people in front of the historic Victory Column in Tiergarten [-] was organized by the Berlin-based company Mediapool, opening much like a rock concert, with warm-up performances from the band Reamonn and reggae singer Patrice. The...
  • Obama spent nearly $700,000 for stage, lights in Berlin

    10/31/2008 2:36:44 PM PDT · by flyfree · 43 replies · 888+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama paid a German company nearly $700,000 for staging, sound and lighting services at a time he delivered a speech this summer in which he declared himself a “citizen” of both the U.S. and the world. Billed as a highlight of Mr. Obama's July trip to Europe, the speech - to hundreds of thousands of people in front of the historic Victory Column in Tiergarten - was organized by the Berlin-based company Mediapool, opening much like a rock concert, with warm-up performances from the band Reamonn and reggae singer Patrice. The German company, whose Web...
  • Obama’s Meddling Undermines Future U.S.-Iraq Relationship

    10/17/2008 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 15, 2008 | Mohammed Fadhil
    Iraqis want victory in the war; Obama wants victory in the election.The status of forces agreement (SOFA) can be regarded as the crown jewel of the U.S.-led change in Iraq. ItÂ’s not an overstatement to say that it represents an aspect of victory in this war. By victory I mean that it will mark the beginning of a time in which Iraq is officially a partner of the U.S., as it will join Iraq and the U.S. in a new relationship that serves the national interests of both countries. Above all, it will be a major boost for the effort...
  • Fact Check: Did Obama try to seek a delay in U.S.-Iraq talks? (Why YES the traitor did!)

    10/12/2008 4:42:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 1,071+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/11/2008 | cnn
    The Statement: Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin said at a campaign stop near Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 10 that "Senator Obama tried to make a secret deal with the Iraqi government" to delay an agreement that would spell out the U.S. troop presence in Iraq. Referring to an October 10 Washington Times article, Palin said Obama "tried to influence negotiations with Iraqi leaders in a way that would set back America's cause there."
  • Obama tried to sway Iraqis on Bush deal

    10/10/2008 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Stingray · 10 replies · 491+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 10, 2008 | Barbara Slavin
    [quote]EXCLUSIVE: At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.[/quote]
  • Obama tried to sway Iraqis on Bush deal

    10/09/2008 8:01:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies · 2,339+ views
    washington times ^ | 10.10.08 | Barbara Slavin THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.
  • Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqis to ignore deal keeping troops in Iraq

    10/09/2008 7:30:26 PM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 11 replies · 1,577+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9 Oct 08 | Drudge
    Hope this isn't duplicate - I did search first.
  • Obama's Talk with Iraqi Foreign Minister (Obama's version)

    09/15/2008 4:53:49 PM PDT · by XEHRpa · 28 replies · 543+ views
    FirstRead (MSNBC) ^ | Monday, June 16, 2008 | Domenico Montanaro, Athena Jones
    FLINT, Mich. -- Obama reiterated his commitment to withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq during a telephone conversation this morning with the country's foreign minister, he told reporters in a 10-minute press conference on the tarmac here. ... He said he told Zebari that negotiations for a Status of Forces agreement or strategic framework agreement between the two countries should be done in the open and with Congress's authorization and that it was important that that there be strong bipartisan support for any agreement so that it can be sustained through a future administration. He argued it would make sense to...
  • DRUDGE-WASH TIMES Friday Obama Secretly tried to sway Iraqi Government

    10/09/2008 5:54:42 PM PDT · by Snappy1MarineMom · 179 replies · 10,248+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/09/08
    WASH TIMES Friday: Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops in Iraq... Developing...
  • Obama Violated The Logan Act: Why Hasn't He Been Charged?

    10/03/2008 12:57:46 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 15 replies · 906+ views
    Obama Violated The Logan Act: Why Hasn't He Been Charged? The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization (http://law.jrank.org/pages/8357/Logan-Act.html. The Logan Act reads as follows: Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any...
  • Undermining McCain Campaign Attack, Republicans Back Obama‘s Version of Meeting

    09/20/2008 2:29:14 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 64 replies · 378+ views
    ABC news ^ | 8/19/2008 | Jake Tapper and Kirit Radia
    Earlier this week, the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seized upon a column in the New York Post that described Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as having urged Iraqi leaders in a private meeting to delay coming to an agreement with the Bush administration on the status of U.S. troops. "Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a drawdown of the American military presence," Post columnist Amir Taheri wrote, quoting Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who told the Post that Obama, during his meeting with Iraqi leaders in July, "asked why we were...
  • ABC: Bush officials support Obama’s account that he didn’t try to undermine negotiations with Iraq

    09/19/2008 2:19:33 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 62 replies · 211+ views
    Hot Air via LGF ^ | 9/19/08 | Allahpundit
    "...Two officials of the Bush administration say that if Obama had done what the Post story asserted – which they believe to be untrue – U.S. Ambassador Crocker and embassy officials attending the meeting would have ensured that the Bush administration heard about it immediately. If such an incident occurred in front of officials of the Bush administration, it would have constituted a foreign policy breach and would have been front-page huge news; it would not have leaked out two months later in an op-ed column..."
  • A Call For Hearings Into Senator Barack Obama's Violation Of The Logan Act

  • Obama Objects

    09/18/2008 4:25:22 PM PDT · by DrBombbay · 9 replies · 192+ views
    NY Post/Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-18-08 | Amir Teheri
    Obama Objects By Amir Taheri New York Post | Thursday, September 18, 2008 IN Monday's Post, I discussed how Barack Obama, during his July trip, had asked Iraqi leaders not to finalize an agreement vital to the future of US forces in Iraq - and how the effect of such a delay would be to postpone the departure of the US from Iraq beyond the time Obama himself calls for. The Obama campaign has objected. While its statement says my article was "filled with distortions," the rebuttal actually centers on a technical point: the differences between two Iraqi-US accords under...