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Republicans backed by gas and coal lobbies fight Obama — and science — over climate change

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

US conservatives backed by the powerful gas and coal lobbies are at loggerheads with both the scientific world and President Barack Obama on the environment — but have failed to block his path on climate change. Among them are several Republican White House contenders, who deny or downplay...

Vladimir Putin: Barack Obama Betrayed Us, Russia Will Team With France To Fight Islamic State After Paris Attacks

Islamic State is facing fire from all sides and far beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq following the Paris attacks, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. In addition to Kurdish rebels, pro-Assad fighters, Russian forces, American...Show More Summary

Man jumps White House fence, triggering lockdown

A man draped in an American flag jumped over the fence of the White House while President Barack Obama was inside with his family celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, officials and US media said. In a statement, the Secret Service named the man as Joseph Caputo: "Caputo was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Wants War – ‘Unleash The Military’ Cries Bush While Barack Obama Claims ISIS Is Less Of A Threat Than Climate Change

Jeb Bush has slammed US President Barack Obama for saying that climate change is a ‘bigger threat’ to America and its allies than radical Islam. Obama made the comment at a climate change summit, as reported by Fox News. Fox also interviewed Republican candidate Jeb Bush, who can be seen shaking his head in disbelief... Show More Summary

Man Who Jumped White House Fence on Thanksgiving Has Been Identified

17 hours agoNews : Mediaite

A man reportedly jumped the White House Fence on Thanksgiving afternoon while President Barack Obama and his family celebrated inside. The man, who was immediately detained by Secret Service, jumped the fence onto the North Lawn at 2:45 p.m.

Barack Obama pleas for Americans to welcome Syrian refugees

18 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

President Obama made a holiday plea Thursday for Americans to accept Syrian refugees with open arms.

'Obama Needs to Reconsider Blanket Support for Turkey’s Acts' - HuffPost

Even though many facts surrounding the downing of the Russian Su-24 are still up for debate, those that are known for certain are already very alarming. Taking into account the recent events, US President Barack Obama should reconsider some aspects of his foreign policy, a Huffington Post columnist wrote.

Obama Admin Issued 680,000 Green Cards To Immigrants From Muslim Countries In Last Five Years — Another 680,000 To Come Over Next Five Years

The immigration policy of the administration of President Barack Obama has come under renewed attack from Republicans after newly released figures from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that in the last five years the United States issued about 680,000 green cards to immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Show More Summary

Obama reminds Americans of pilgrim roots to urge compassion for Syrian refugees

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Amid intensifying domestic debate over whether the United States should accept Syrian refugees, President Barack Obama urged Americans to lend a helping hand to those fleeing war and persecution at the hands of militants such as the Islamic State group. In a Thanksgiving address, the U.S. president...

Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity." Continue reading ? The post Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama Pardons 'Abe' the Turkey, and the Chinese ... Gloat

President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense. As part of a peculiar annual tradition at the White House, Obama on Wednesday granted amnesty from the dinner table to two turkeys named "Honest" and "Abe"—...

Obama Reminds Us That Pilgrims Were Refugees Once, Too

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) -- President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were...Show More Summary

Hollande ‘Depressed’ by Obama’s Lack of Anti-ISIL Resolve

US President Barack Obama believes that there is no need to build a new antiterrorist coalition now that 65 countries are already fighting terrorists in Syria.

Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries...Show More Summary

Obama On Laquan McDonald, Chicago Police Video: ‘Deeply Disturbed,’ Police ‘Protect Our Communities With Honor’

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken to Facebook to address the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video and the first-degree murder charges against Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, as reported by the Inquisitr. Chicago had braced for unrest that never came on Tuesday evening. Show More Summary

Obama signs bill making it harder to close Guantanamo Bay prison

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Away from public view, US President Barack Obama signed a defense bill Wednesday barbed with measures designed to undo his bid to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. In a terse statement, the White House said Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, along...

Obama Sends Thanksgiving Message About Teen Shot By Chicago Cop

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was "deeply disturbed" by police video showing a white Chicago cop fatally shooting a black teenager, but praised the "overwhelming majority" of officers for their service. Obama, in his first...Show More Summary

Obama says U.S. is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

By Roberta Rampton and Kylie Gumpert WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they were safe as millions of travelers set off for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday and authorities stepped up security at airports in response to the attacks in Paris two weeks ago. Show More Summary

While Others Panic, Obama Keeps Calm and Carries On

While critics fault him for not solving every crisis in the world, Barack Obama keeps a sense of priorities.

Obama Hints He Might Use Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hinted at possible plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison through executive action as he signed an updated national defense authorization bill on Wednesday. This is the sixth consecutive year that...Show More Summary

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