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Week in Review: A Conversation About Our Environment

From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades inShow More Summary

White House to host tribal youth gathering in July

Last summer, Obama became just the third sitting U.S. president in eight decades to set foot in Indian country when he and his wife, Michelle, visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Don’t Blame Drones

On Thursday, President Obama confessed to a terrible mistake. An American drone strike on al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan, carried out in January, accidentally killed two hostages—Warren Weinstein of the United States and Giovanni Lo Porto of Italy—who were concealed at the site. The drone program’s enemies, and even some of its friends, are aghast. Show More Summary

The Apologiator: President Obama takes responsibility, again. And again. And again…

Obama did it again: After news broke that his drone assassins killed two Al Qaeda hostages in Pakistan, including American aid worker Warren Weinstein, the president took “full responsibility” and offered his “deepest apologies.” It’s...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Watch Cecily Strong host the White House correspondents’ dinner on C-SPAN and CNN

(All times Eastern)Ah, Nerd Prom. Hosted by “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong, the “White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner” (C-SPAN at 6?p.m. and CNN at 7) looks to take a few jabs at the media and President Obama, who always comes armed with a stand-up set of his own.Read full article >>

Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back

The stories about the President and his aides escalating the fight with progressives over Fast Track and TPP are getting me worked up: Democrats Prepare for Battle as Fast Track Nears the Senate Floor Obama Compares Progressive Opposition...Show More Summary

Corporate "Free Traitors"

The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the "pull-down-on-America" Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment...Show More Summary

Obama and Bill Nye rip climate deniers in Congress using ‘I’m not a scientist’ excuse

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama asked “Science Guy” Bill Nye how to promote science education in a video released by the White House on Friday, while also taking a shot at lawmakers who have argued against the existence of climate change. “When I see members of Congress being part of the...

Obama Earns a Failing Grade for Lack of Transparency on Drone Strikes

US experts said that the US President Barack Obama administration would earn a failing grade for its lack of openness about the US drone strikes policy.

Deadly Accuracy: Only 1 in 8 Americans Killed by Drones was Targeted

Of the eight Americans killed in United States drone strikes ordered under President Barack Obama’s administration, only one, an al-Qaeda cleric, was identified and deliberately targeted.

Obama and Bill Nye Take on ‘Climate-Denier Club’ in Congress

3 hours agoNews : Mediaite

When President Barack Obama traveled to Florida this week to make a speech on climate change for Earth Day, he brought Bill Nye "the Science Guy" along with him, a fact that was not lost on Fox News' The Five. And while they were there, the two men sat down for a chat about the state of science in America and those pesky "climate-deniers" in Congress.

Making His Bed

Jeb Bush pledges to resume deportations of 5 million undocumented immigrants allowed to remain in the country under President Obama's executive action.

Poll: Majority Says Obama 'Too Soft' on Iran, More Evidence of Rubio Surge

A few notes on the latest Fox News poll: (1) President Obama's job approval rating has slipped to (42/53), sliding six net points since last...

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

President Obama travels to Florida for Earth Day, congressional leaders make nice, and sons and daughters go to work.

Eric Holder in Pictures

Called the “people’s attorney” by President Barack Obama, Eric Holder has made a lasting legacy in Washington, D.C., and not just by being the first African-American attorney general. As he prepares to step down, here’s a look back at some of his career highlights during his time as attorney general.

The Proposed Iran Nuclear Weapons Law: Fair to Congress and the President

The bill (S 615), unanimously passed by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 14th, gives Congress an appropriate role in reviewing any agreement that President Obama may reach with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, without tying the President's hands in advance. Show More Summary

The U.S. Is Still Dropping Bombs Without Knowing Who Is Under Them

For those who took seriously President Obama’s stated goals of restoring accountability and legal legitimacy to U.S. counterterrorism operations, the 2013 speech at the National Defense University was one of the most significant watersheds of his presidency. Show More Summary

Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised his spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes. Obama said he knows that the U.S. Show More Summary

Why the CIA Is Allowed to Run America's Deadliest Drone War 

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

“As President and Commander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations,” President Obama said at a press conference yesterday about killing an American and Italian hostage in a US drone strike on Pakistan. What Obama failed to explain: Why the Central Intelligence Agency is allowed to carry out these drone strikes in secrecy. Read more...

Shinzo Abe: Will he or won’t he apologize during Washington visit?

Throughout this coming week, a Japanese visitor named Shinzo Abe will be touring the United States with stops in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and a speech to Congress. Continue reading ? The post Shinzo Abe: Will he or won’t he apologize during Washington visit? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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