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Maneka Gandhi to Obama: Stay Away From Cruel, Archaic Pamplona Bullfights

As US President Barack Obama prepares to visit Spain in July, Maneka Gandhi, Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, has written a letter in support of... The post Maneka Gandhi to Obama: Stay Away From Cruel, Archaic Pamplona Bullfights appeared first on PETA.

Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House On The Fourth Of July

51 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” was Barack Obama’s favorite song of 2015, and the rapper visited the White House earlier this year to meet with the president. He’ll be back for another visit on Monday, only this time, he’ll be performing, too. As Politico reports, the Obamas are hosting a Fourth Of July […]

Obama administration says 64 to 116 civilians killed in drone strikes, but rights groups are skeptical

After escalating one of the most lethal covert operations in U.S. history, President Obama finally made a public estimate of the civilian cost of the nation’s secret drone program, which has targeted Islamic militants in remote corners of the globe. Human rights groups immediately challenged the...

Hacked Emails Reveal NATO Pushed Obama Administration to be Tough on Russia

Leaked emails reveal that NATO’s former supreme commander conspired against US President Barack Obama to ensure the alliance maintained a provocative stance toward Russia.

Why Are Incarceration Rates In The US So High Relative To Other Countries?

Why are incarceration rates in the US so high relative to other countries? This question was originally answered on Quora by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 139: What's your senator up to this holiday weekend?

It's Thursday, June 30 and Day 139 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 102 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico in Crisis as Obama Authorizes Federal Financial Control (Multimedia)

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Puerto Ricans took to the streets Thursday to protest what they see as a return to colonialist policy after President Obama signed an emergency measure to put the island’s finances under the oversight of the federal government.

3 Reasons We Can't Believe President Obama's Dramatically Low Figures on Drone Deaths

The president consistently misleads the public when disclosing information about covert drone wars. After years of demands for accountability from drone survivors and their supporters, the Obama administration on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend finally released the death toll of U.S. Show More Summary

Obama Administration News-Dumps Data on How Many Civilians It’s Killed

Between 64 and 116 civilians in countries other than Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria have been killed by U.S. airstrikes during President Obama's tenure, the administration said Friday in a pre-holiday-weekend disclosure likely timed to minimize public attention. Show More Summary

Obama Releases Numbers on Civilian Casualties Caused by US Drones

After being pressured for years to release data related to drone-related casualties, US President Barack Obama issued a report on Friday which claims only 116 civilians have been mistakenly killed by since he took office. The figures are markedly lower than those presented by human rights groups.

John McCain Blames America For Afghanistan

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A couple of weeks after blaming the Orlando massacre on President Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) let fly again, telling a Pakistan television station in an interview posted online Friday that the U.S. is to blame...Show More Summary


Someone please alert the media that Hillary Clinton is winning. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 30, 2016 Because I swear to the fates if I have to see one more headline about how President Obama is going to inject some enthusiasm...Show More Summary

U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's government said on Friday it inadvertently killed up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.

Monae, Lamar to perform at White House on Fourth of July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae (moh-NAY') and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House. Spokesman Josh Earnest says the musicians are performing at Obama's annual Independence Day event for "military heroes."

Obama to reveal civilian deaths from US drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will disclose the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Drone Strikes Killed Up To 116 Civilians During Obama Administration: Report

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

President Barack Obama's government said on Friday it inadvertently killed up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones. Obama's...Show More Summary

Obama Calls for Zika Funding—Again

The president urged lawmakers to pass vital legislation to combat the virus on Friday before Congress recesses for the summer.

Think Tank: The Library Of Congress Has Too Many Librarians, So We Should Reject New Nominee To Run It

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We were both surprised and happy when President Obama nominated the obviously well qualified Carla Hayden to be the new Librarian of Congress to succeed James Billington, whose tenure was considered such a disaster that staffers literally...Show More Summary

Oldest US Park Ranger Beaten and Robbed in Her Home; Presidential Coin Stolen

The nation’s oldest full-time park ranger was brutally attacked in her San Francisco Bay Area home after a robber broke in and stole a coin she received from President Barack Obama. According to Fox News, 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, who works as an interpretive ranger at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front […]

White House photographer Pete Souza reveals what's in his bag

'The Situation Room', photo by Pete Souza. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. There's no photographer in the world with a job quite like Pete Souza's. Show More Summary

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