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No plans to change US nuke strike rules: Pentagon chief

45 minutes agoIndustries / Military : Defence Talk

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday the Pentagon has no plans to pursue a “no-first-use” nuclear weapons policy. His remarks at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico follow media reports saying President Barack Obama was weighing an overhaul of longstanding US nuclear policy, including by pledging to never conduct the first strike in

Obama defends Syria policy in face of renewed criticism

President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria's brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo. With just months left in...Show More Summary

Watch this wife of vet who committed suicide due to PTSD make heartbreaking appeal to Obama

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Tuesday night, in the midst of President Barack Obama’s CNN town hall in front of military members and family at Fort Lee, the wife of a soldier who committed suicide because he feared the stigma of PTSD made a heartbreaking plea to the president for help for vets. Introduced by host Jake...

President Barack Obama Defends Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

President Barack Obama weighed in on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s non-violent protest during a presidential town hall Wednesday. According to Daniella Diaz of CNN, an audience member asked Obama about Kaepernick’s...Show More Summary

Obama Hopes Military Members, National Anthem Protesters Will Consider Each Others' Pain

President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed the ongoing protests occurring during the national anthem at sporting events, saying he hopes those protesting and those standing during the anthem will at least consider each others’ pain. During...Show More Summary

Obama had a tense exchange with CNN's Jake Tapper over why he won't say 'radical Islamic terrorism'

President Barack Obama sparred with CNN host Jake Tapper in a tense exchange over Obama's refusal to use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism." During a CNN town-hall event focusing on the US military, Gold Star mother Tina Houchins...Show More Summary

US Congress passes funding bill; averts government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved and sent to President Barack Obama legislation preventing government shutdowns at the end of this week by temporarily funding federal agencies through Dec. Show More Summary

President Obama elaborates on NFL anthem protests

During a Presidential Town Hall that aired Wednesday night on CNN, President Barack Obama faced a variety of questions from service members and their families. One member of the armed services asked a pointed question about the ongoing anthem protests happening during football games. “Mr. President,” said First Lieutenant James Sutter, “we honor those who…

President Barack Obama honors NASCAR champion Kyle Busch

Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing paid a visit to the White House on Wednesday. President Barack Obama honored NASCAR champion Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. Busch overcame serious injuries to win the 2015 Sprint Cup championship. Show More Summary

1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

Relatives of Jesse Owens and the 17 other African-Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics will be welcomed to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday _ an honor Owens and others didn't receive after they returned home 80 years ago        

WATCH: President Barack Obama’s town hall on CNN with host Jake Tapper

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama sits down with CNN’s Jake Tapper and a military audience to talk about national security, veterans’ issues and foreign policy challenges on Wednesday night. During the town hall, active duty service members, veterans and the military community in Fort Lee,...

The Saudi 9/11 Bill Is A Gross Stunt That Empowers Conspiracy Theorists

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Congress offered a rare show of unity Wednesday when Republicans and Democrats in both chambers overwhelmingly voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that allows the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue...Show More Summary

Californians in Congress split on whether to let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabians

Californians in Congress were deeply divided over Wednesday’s vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its … Click to Continue »

House Roll Call: 9/11 bill

House Roll Call: 9/11 bill The 348-77 roll call Wednesday by which the House voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. A "yes" vote is a vote to overrideShow More Summary

Obama: Veto override 'a mistake' and 'a political vote'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress' vote overturning his veto of Sept. 11 legislation was "a mistake" and "basically a political vote." Speaking during a CNN town hall event, Obama said he understands why the override happened, given the perceived political peril of voting against 9/11 families before an election.

Congress Overrides Obama's Veto of Sue-Saudi Bill

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow victims and families of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attack 15 years ago. The 97-1 Senate vote easily surpassed the 67 votes required to override a presidential veto. Show More Summary

Congress' controversial 9/11 bill could have lasting consequences for the US

Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the family members of September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Some of Obama's staunchest supporters in Congress came out against his veto, including Democratic New York Sens. Show More Summary

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77...

Clinton v. Trump: Marriage Equality

This election year, everything we've fought for is on the line. We have seen so much progress for the LGBTQ community under the leadership of President Barack Obama, and it all could be reversed by a Donald Trump presidency. Trump has...Show More Summary

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to reject President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of Obama’s eight-year-long presidency. The vote was 348-76, well above...

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