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10,000th Syrian Refugee to Receive Asylum in United States This Week

27 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Fulfilling the Obama administration’s goal for its resettlement program, the United States will grant asylum to its 10,000th Syrian refugee this week. Read more...

India Plans to Acquire Predator Drones from the United States to Combat Terror

India’s Defense Minister visits Washington on Monday and at the top of his wish list is to push the Obama administration to provide New Delhi with lethal drone technology – a request defense analysts believe will be granted.

The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is Set To Arrive In The U.S. This Week

8 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

This will fulfill a goal set by the Obama administration one years ago. A group of several hundred refugees will depart from Jordan in the next day, bound for California and Virginia.

Obama's biggest achievement in Syria fell short — and Assad is rubbing it in his face

The Obama administration has touted its negotiations to remove chemical weapons from Syria as a major diplomatic achievement. But a new report from the United Nations Security Council found that the regime of Syrian President BasharShow More Summary

13 payments of $99,999,999 sent to Iran, but Obama avoids THIS important question

Andrew McCarthy is asking the tough questions concerning why and how the Obama Administration paid Iran ransom for four hostages returned to the US. McCarthy is making a solid case

Secrets of the Iran ransom

(Scott Johnson) At the New York Sun last week, Claudia Rosett tentatively reported the mechanics of the Obama administration’s payment of the $1.3 billion tranche of the ransom to Iran. She discovered what Andy McCarthy calls “a bizarre...Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: How Obama Has Ushered in 'a New Era of International Terrorism'

Chomsky and Emran Feroz talk Obama's political legacy in the Middle East, the deal with Iran and the refugee crisis. The following is a recent interview with Noam Chomsky on the Middle East and the Obama Administration's policies towards Syria, Egypt and Iran, and the rise of right-wing extremism and nationalism in Europe. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Wants To Bring Immigrant Startup Founders To America With DHS-Proposed ‘Startup Visas’

The Obama administration is attempting to throw America’s doors further open to foreign business as the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new “startup visa” program to lure foreign startup founders to immigrate to America. Show More Summary

Activists seek tighter slaughter standards for chickens, turkeys

The Obama administration once again made history for animals when it closed a major loophole in federal livestock regulations last month. It finalized a new rule that bans the slaughter of “downed” calves – those who are too sick or injured to even stand up – and instead mandates that they must be promptly and... Continue Reading

PayPal cofounder Max Levchin praises White House proposal to attract immigrant entrepreneurs

(Reuters) – The Obama administration proposed a rule on Friday aimed at attracting thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs to start companies in the United States. The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would ease the ability of startup founders to build companies if they have significant funding from U.S. investors. The administration hopes the […]

More companies commit to equal pay pledge on Women's Equality Day

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Facebook, Apple, and CVS are among 29 companies that on Friday promised to work toward erasing the gender pay gap by signing onto the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge, the Obama administration announced Friday. With the new commitments, more than 50 companies employing millions of people have signed...

New T-Shirt Shows Solidarity With Lesbian Farmers

The shirt was inspired by Rush Limbaugh's assertion that the Obama administration is flooding conservative rural areas with liberal lesbians.

Indefinite Detention At Guantánamo Is More Than A Numbers Game

Recently, the Obama administration transferred 15 men who were held without charge for over a decade from the Guantánamo prison to the United Arab Emirates. Last week's transfer is the largest single transfer of detainees under President Obama, bringing the detainee population to 61 - the lowest point since he took office. Show More Summary

Kerry Meet In Geneva Shows U.S. Still Working With Russia In Syria

Despite anti-Russian rhetoric in some political camps this campaign season, doors wide open between the Obama Administration and the Russian government on Syria.

A Bunch of Big Companies Have Joined the White House Pledge to Close the Gender Gap

On Friday, Women’s Equality Day , the Obama administration added a number of big businesses to the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge. Read more...

How to Spark More Entrepreneurship in America? This Rule Could Help

The Obama Administration just took steps to ease the process of starting a business in the U.S. if you're not American.

Apple, Facebook join White House pledge for equal pay

Tech's biggest companies are joining the White House's pledge to close the gender wage gap.  The Obama administration launched its pledge in June, calling on companies to take steps toward equal pay for men and women. At the time, 28 companies signed the promise targeted toward private sector companies.  On Friday, 29 more companies joined them. Show More Summary

White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs

The Startup Visa failed in Congress. A new rule is the Obama Administration's last chance to pave the way for immigrant entrepreneurs. The post White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs appeared first on WIRED.

Obama administration essentially puts ITT Technical Institute out of business

The Obama administration took steps Thursday that could effectively force the closure of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, banning ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who receive federal aid. ITT,...Show More Summary

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