Obama Pursuing Climate Deal Outside Congress, IPCC Warns Climate Change Could Be Irreversible

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:21 am

The Obama Administration is pursuing a climate change agreement that does not require ratification by the Senate by combining new voluntary standards with a 1992 agreement. Because the plan would update a previous treaty it would not, in theory, require Senate approval and would be a mix of required domestic policies and voluntary pledges. The [...]

US Begins Reconnaissance Flights Over Syria, Obama Still Supporting Fantasy

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 5:36 am

(President Obama’s speech on Syria last September) Now that ISIS has been labeled an “imminent threat” the Obama Administration is moving to expand its bombing campaign against the group from Iraq into Syria. Pentagon officials said Monday evening that President Obama approved the use of manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria last weekend. The [...]

ISIS Labeled ‘Imminent Threat’ As US Strikes Set To Expand Into Syria

By: Monday August 25, 2014 5:31 am

In the aftermath of the killing of James Foley the Obama Administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric against ISIS now calling the group an imminent threat to US national security and global interests. Part of that label apparently entails attacking ISIS wherever they are including outside of current “limited” US operations in Iraq with plans [...]

300 More Troops For Iraq, Obama Declares ISIS Must Be ‘Extracted’

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 5:14 am

Can we call this a war yet? On Wednesday President Obama responded to the killing of James Foley by ISIS by calling ISIS a cancer that needed to be extracted. ISIS killed Foley in response to the killing of ISIS fighters from US airstrikes in Iraq after the group claimed it would kill Americans if [...]

ISIS Warns Of Retaliation If US Airstrikes In Iraq Hit ISIS Fighters

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 8:01 am

Apparently ISIS did not get the memo differentiating airstrikes from ground troops and has now warned that if US forces kill ISIS fighters in Iraq the Islamic State will retaliate against Americans “in any place.” In a video put out on social media ISIS says “We will drown all of you in blood” should the [...]

Ferguson Sees Another Night Of Unrest Despite National Guard Presence

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 4:58 am

Monday night saw renewed clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri with two people shot and at least 31 arrested. The police blamed the disharmony on a “tiny minority of lawbreakers” whom they claimed fired on them and had Molotov cocktails. Before the protests took a downward turn Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tweeted [...]

White House Rolls Back Lobbyist Ban

By: Friday August 15, 2014 10:18 am

While there was always some debate as to whether President Obama had genuinely kept his promise to ban lobbyists from his administration and the polickymaking process, now there is no doubt that the 2010 ethics package is void. After a lawsuit was brought by lobbyists, the Office of Management and Budget issued a new rule allowing [...]

UPDATED: Maliki Steps Down

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 8:10 am

UPDATE: Maliki steps down. Nouri al-Maliki has in a television address announced his decision to step down as Iraq’s prime minister and endorsed Haider al-Abadi as his successor. He said his decision was aimed at preserving the country’s “unity”. “I announce before you today, to ease the movement of the political process and the formation [...]

Obama Sends More Troops To Iraq

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 5:15 am

Breaking: #SecDef Hagel announces that additional assessment team will be sent to #Iraq — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 12, 2014 While repeating ad nauseam that he will not be sending ground forces to Iraq, President Obama has been sending ground forces to Iraq. Typically the Obama Administration labels the forces “advisers.” The latest [...]

Pentagon Says Airstrikes Will Not Stop ISIS

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 5:32 am

Tracking Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq: http://t.co/C1gTRhiJFV #ISIS pic.twitter.com/4C5jDxXHrQ — Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) August 12, 2014 Though President Obama has said the US will not allow ISIS to takeover Iraq, Army General William Mayville reported yesterday that current US airstrikes will not stop ISIS. According to the general the airstrikes can, at best, [...]

Maliki Locks Down Green Zone Fearing Coup As US Expands Bombing Campaign In Iraq

By: Monday August 11, 2014 5:26 am

In what could be part of a power struggle within the government in Baghdad, forces from the Iraqi National Army flooded the so-called Green Zone. Despite calls for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to fade into the background from President Obama and considerable loses of territory to ISIS, Maliki seems determined to stay in power. [...]

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