White House ‘Rewriting’ Afghanistan Withdrawal Agreement

By: Monday February 23, 2015 7:54 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) And the lipstick comes off the pig. After the White House spent months promoting a false narrative about getting out of Afghanistan – with its usual enablers in the corporate media – the truth has become [...]

State Department Spokeswoman Says US Cannot Defeat ISIS Militarily

By: Wednesday February 18, 2015 8:01 am

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf offered an interesting analysis of the US’ policy towards ISIS. On the show Hardball on MSNBC Harf claimed there was no military solution to the ISIS threat saying “We cannot kill our way out of this war,” rather, Harf offered, the US should focus on economic concerns in the Middle [...]

Obama ISIS Authorization Includes Ground Troops For Syria

By: Monday February 16, 2015 8:01 am

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants. Within the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) is a provision for not allowing “enduring offensive combat operations.” What counts as “enduring?” No one really knows. The obfuscating language is supposed to pacify concerns by members of Congress who [...]

Obama Says Still Thinking About Sending Weapons Into Ukraine, Merkel Opposed

By: Monday February 9, 2015 12:06 pm

US may supply defensive weapons to #Ukraine if diplomacy fails, President Obama says http://t.co/FknHXRCtCa pic.twitter.com/zaGorAZ1Iy — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 9, 2015 In a joint press conference today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama said he had yet to make a decision related to sending US weapons into Ukraine. The president’s decision comes [...]

Obama Pledges To Push Trans-Pacific Partnership In State Of The Union

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:41 am

Last night President Obama gave his second to last State of the Union speech. The topics covered varied from increasing taxes on the wealthy to climate change and the obligatory “a better politics” pablum. Also included was a push for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP has proven to be controversial on a [...]

2015 State Of The Union Address

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Tonight President Barack Obama will gives his second to last State of the Union address. The speech is expected to focus largely on policies that are geared towards the middle class including higher taxes on capital gains, inheritance, and Wall Street to help offset tax credits and cuts for lower income Americans. According to the [...]

Obama Set To Propose Taxes On Capital Gains, Inheritance, And Wall Street

By: Monday January 19, 2015 8:55 am

It only took 5 years, but President Obama is finally set to offer some concrete proposals to deal with wealth inequality in America. Unfortunately, the proposals come as the Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress and Obama enters the twilight of his presidency. President Obama is reported to be planning to announce [...]

White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

By: Friday January 16, 2015 6:55 am

According to a report by the CIA Inspector General, the White House was informed of the CIA’s plan to hack US Senate computers to discover what was going to be in the Senate Torture Report. CIA Director John Brennan met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough then ordered CIA employees to “use whatever [...]

Obama Facing Criticism For Not Showing Up At Paris Unity Rally

By: Monday January 12, 2015 7:08 am

World leaders linked arms in solidarity at today's Paris march: http://t.co/viNFtNgJzu pic.twitter.com/BVY9RBqLHJ — NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 11, 2015 As a demonstration of solidarity with the people of France and the slain cartoonists, leaders from around the world attended a unity march in Paris last week. Notably absent was President Barack Obama. In fact, no prominent [...]

Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Resignation

By: Monday November 24, 2014 8:55 am

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced his resignation to be completed when the Senate confirms a replacement. The announcement came at an event at the White House where President Obama offered a warm summation of Hagel’s career and personal friendship with the president. Flanked by both President Obama and Vice President Biden, Secretary Hagel [...]

Obama Reverses Pledge On US Combat Role In Afghanistan

By: Monday November 24, 2014 5:49 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) Last May President Barack Obama announced that US forces in Afghanistan would finally be ending their combat mission and in 2015 would move to an advisory role. According to The New York Times that pledge has [...]

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