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Netanyahu, Obama are old allies navigating new challenges

55 minutes agoNews : The Rundown News Blog

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly met today, renewing their famously frosty, and occasionally tendentious relationship after a seven-month hiatus. The leaders spoke to reporters and listed a...Show More Summary

Secret Service director Pierson resigns amid heavy criticism for security errors

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that showed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, who had been in her position since March 2013, faced growing calls from lawmakers to...

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Pierson's resignation and said Joseph Clancy, a veteran of the agency, was named acting director. Show More Summary

Secret Service Director Resigns: Julia Pierson Steps Down

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned. The controversy sparked by the man jumping the White House fence and making it inside the building to the Green Room sparked bi-partisan calls for either President Barack Obama to fire Pierson, of the for first female Secret Service Director to resign. Show More Summary

Israeli PM tells Obama : Iran shouldn’t get nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the “threshold” of being able to develop nuclear weapons. Show More Summary

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

President Barack Obama (right) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. They were expected to discuss U.S. efforts against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Iranian nuclear capabilities, and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. Show More Summary

Politico: Is Obama’s assassination is the only thing that can save the Secret Service?

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A controversial column in Politico claims that the Secret Service is being grossly mismanaged and that ultimately President Barack Obama is to blame. The piece, titled “Something is Rotten in the Secret Service,” was published Tuesday. Author and former Washington Post reporter Ronald...

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

Screen image by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. Show More Summary

Fox host to CDC director: Obama lied about ‘things’ so maybe you’re lying about Ebola

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Wednesday asked CDC Director Dr. Tim Frieden how he could be trusted to tell the country the truth about Ebola when President Barack Obama had misled Americans about “a lot of things.” Following the news that a case of Ebola had been diagnosed in Texas,...

Obama, Netanyahu to Meet as Iran Deadline Looms

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel’s summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship. Much of Wednesday’s Oval Office discussion is expected to focus on another delicate issue:…

Narendra Modi must offer more than hope – ask Barack Obama

For a politician who was treated as a pariah as recently as 2005 and denied a visa to enter the US, this hasn't been a bad few days for Narendra Modi, the Hindu-nationalist who was elected India's prime minister by a landslide last May. In a whistle-stop 100-hour visit to the US, Mr Modi successfully [...]

Obama and Modi call for ‘new US and India agenda’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have called for a “new agenda” between their countries during Mr Modi’s US visit. The two leaders outlined their agenda for future US-Indian relations in an article, as Mr Modi visited the White House for a second day. Show More Summary

Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama: Reports

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An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency. The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for...

U.S. troops arrive in West Africa to join fight against Ebola

A health worker stands on September 7, 2014 at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, LIberia which is run by the non-governmental French organization Doctors without Borders. US President Barack Obama said in an interview aired on September 7 the US military would help in the fight against fast-spreading Ebola in Africa. Show More Summary

Armed man allowed to ride in an elevator with Obama

Secret Service agents unknowingly let a man with a gun ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On a day when the Secret Service is being scrutinized for allowing a man with a knife to...Show More Summary

Report: White House intruder tackled by off-duty agent

The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. The agent had been on security detail for President Barack Obama’s daughters and...Show More Summary

White House urges Secret Service to release probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s spokesman is urging the Secret Service to release results of its investigation into a White House intrusion as soon as possible. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says there is legitimate public interest into how a man armed with a knife was able to jump a security fence and [...]

President Obama Should Call George W. Bush, Here’s Why

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush have never been close, at least not that we know of. However, former presidents sometimes advice those in office and maybe Obama should think about calling Bush for advice about multiple issues. Show More Summary

Obama, Modi to set new U.S.-India agenda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters after paying his respects at a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian embassy in Washington Tuesday. Modi met Monday with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key U.S. Show More Summary

Obama Missed More Than Half Of Intelligence Briefings, Government Accountability Report Says

President Barack Obama has missed more than half of his intelligence briefings during his time in office, according to a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report. The intelligence daily briefings report indicates that President Obama only attended 42.1 percent of the meetings. Show More Summary

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