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Obama chides UK & Saudi Arabia, says conflict with China is possible

US President Barack Obama says there is “the potential for conflict with China,” while also criticizing...

Obama makes case for gov access to all digital devices to prevent terrorism and...

Without mentioning the government’s case against Apple directly, President Barack Obama told a Texas audience that...

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent...

Bibi Cancels Meeting With Obama, Demands More Money Instead

Bibi Cancels Meeting With Obama, Demands More Money Instead On his own and through his proxies in what is called the US “Israel Lobby,” Benjamin Netanyahu...
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Video: Obama to Cuba: New Visit, Old Politics

Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com, says Obama's visit to Cuba extends rather than breaks old patters of diplomacy between ... Via Youtube

Watchdog audit finds billions in wasted dollars on Obamacare fiasco

There is now yet another reason to be disgusted by the ongoing fiasco known as Obamacare: A new report from the Government Accountability Office...

Obama’s Former Doctor Who Stood Firmly for ‘Medicare For All’ Dies at 92

(Common Dreams) -Dr. Quentin Young, the Chicago-based physician who cared for Martin Luther King, Jr., Studs Terkel, and President Barack Obama and was described...

Netanyahu irked by Obama’s push to revive peace talks: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation of a meeting with US President Barack Obama underlines the growing differences between the two leaders, says a...

Nobel-Prize-Winning Economist Condemns Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals

Eric Zuesse The Nobel-Prize-winning former chief economist of the World Bank, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the U.S. President, Joseph Stiglitz,...

Obama extends anti-Russia sanctions for another year

US President Barack Obama has signed a new Executive Order that extends economic sanctions against Russia for another year. The decree, published Wednesday on the...
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Video: Loyalty to Obama Drives Black Voter Support for Clinton

Lawrence Brown & Robert Greene discuss why Sanders is having trouble gaining support amongst black voters in the South. Via Youtube

ObamaCare benefiting only 15 percent of Americans

Only 15 percent of Americans say they have benefited from President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a new poll shows. Signed into law by Obama...

Obama and Netanyahu Intend Undermining Ceasefire in Syria

Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Washington and Israel jointly instigated and manipulated early 2011 anti-government demonstrations in Syria - used as a pretext for Obama’s war...
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Video: Obama’s Guantanamo closure plan: ’This is about closing a chapter in our history’

President Obama's final year in office marks the Guantanamo Bay detention facility's 15th year in operation. After delivering his closure plan to Congress, Obama...

A Coherent Explanation of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse Foreign policy is both economic and military. An interpretation of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy will be presented here that explains both...
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Video: Part 1: Will Obama’s Guantánamo Plan Close the Prison or Just Relocate It...

http://democracynow.org - President Obama has submitted a plan to Congress to close Guantánamo Bay military prison. Despite Obama's pledge to close the ... Via Youtube
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Video: Part 2: Will Obama’s Guantánamo Plan Close the Prison or Just Relocate It...

http://democracynow.org - President Obama has submitted a plan to Congress to close Guantánamo Bay military prison. Despite Obama's pledge to close the ... Via Youtube

Senate Dems start feud with Obama over Israel

US Senate Democrats have started a public feud with President Barack Obama over his decision to exclude provisions on Israeli settlements from a bill...
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Video: Obama’s Plan to Close Guantánamo Too Little Too Late

Omar Shakir, Bertha Fellow and attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights says, the proposal is very similar to the executive order Obama issued...

Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Since their arrival on the American political scene in the eighties and nineties, Green activists and voters have been tagged by Democrats as spoilers...

Would Sanders Be the Arms Control President We Thought We Were Getting in Obama?

President Obama may not have given away the $1.2 million award from the Nobel committee, but that doesn’t mean he should have abandoned his...
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Video: Wife of Ex-CIA Agent to Obama: ‘Pardon My Husband’

Holly Sterling, the wife of imprisoned CIA whistleblower, presented a petition at the National Press Club Wednesday morning that asks President Obama to ... Via...

Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Deception

Exclusive: President Obama, who once called the idea of “moderate” Syrian rebels a “fantasy,” has maintained the fiction to conceal the fact that many...
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Video: Who is on President Obama’s Shortlist to Replace Antonin Scalia?

http://democracynow.org - Nearly 30 years ago, Antonin Scalia was approved by the Senate in a unanimous vote. Analysts are projecting a much tougher road...

Obama’s Most Momentous Decision

Exclusive: President Obama must decide if he will let the Syrian civil war come to an end with Russian-backed President Assad still in power...

President Obama Fights for Global Warming Even While Talking Against It

Eric Zuesse In some small ways, U.S. President Barack Obama has tried to act against climate-change, such as his Administration’s regulatory action — snubbed recently...
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Video: SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation

Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction. Via Youtube

Saudis Goad Obama to Invade Syria

Exclusive: Syrian rebels, including dominant jihadist elements, torpedoed Geneva peace talks by setting preconditions to come to the table. But the maneuver also renewed pressure...

4,000 people calling for trial of ‘war criminal’ Obama

More than 4,000 people have so far signed an online petition on the White House website, demanding the prosecution of US President Barack Obama...

Ron Paul: Obama Caves To Neocons – Military Spending To Skyrocket

It looks like the neocons and the Beltway military-industrial complex are going to get their way, as President Obama’s plan to scale back a...

Obama administration continues suppression of torture photos

Tom Carter On Friday, the Department of Defense released 198 out of around 2,000 photos showing torture and other war crimes perpetrated by US military...
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Video: Obama makes first visit to US mosque, blasts Islamophobia

US president Barack Obama made his first visit to an American mosque this Wednesday when he met with Muslim community leaders at the Islamic...
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Video: Michael Eric Dyson on “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of...

http://democracynow.org - As the 2016 presidential race heats up and the nation marks Black History Month, we turn to look back on President Obama's...
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Video: At Mosque, Obama Confronts Islamophobia but Ignores Role of US Foreign Policy

Author Laila el-Haddad praises Obama's defense of Muslim Americans, but says his foreign policy perpetuates anti-Muslim bias. Via Youtube

Obama asks for $3.4bn to fortify NATO’s eastern flank: Report

The United States plans to deploy more heavy military equipment in Europe to fortify NATO’s eastern flank against Russian “aggression” in the region, according...

Obama to visit mosque for first time as president

US President Barack Obama is to make his first visit to a mosque during his time in office next week to make a plea for...
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Video: Obama = killer? Activists put provocative banner opposite US embassy in Moscow

Activists from a pro-Russian art organization hung a banner of US President Barak Obama on a building opposite the US embassy in Moscow. The...
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Video: Black People’s State of The Union Missing from Obama’s Address

Lester Spence, author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, says Obama won't be getting a second chance. For more...

Is Obama’s Drug Clemency a Mirage?

President Obama once promised hope and that is what some non-violent drug offenders have left as they serve draconian “drug war” sentences. But Obama’s offer of clemency...

EPA head in charge of Flint resigns as Obama pledges $80 million for poisoned...

President Barack Obama announced his administration is giving $80 million to help repairs Flint’s water infrastructure and make the drinking water safe, calling the...
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Video: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Launches “Campaign to Close Guantánamo” for Obama’s Last Year...

http://democracynow.org - Today marks seven years since President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay within one ... Via Youtube

Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side

Until now, President Barack Obama has embraced gas and oil fracking, encouraged the construction of new nuclear reactors, and hailed government investment in wind...
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Video: Barbara Lee on What Was Left Unsaid in Obama’s State of the Union

In the premiere episode of The Real Capitol Hill, we sit down with Congresswoman Barbara Lee to get her thoughts on President Obama's legacy...

Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You

One in 3.5 million: That’s your annual risk of dying from a terrorist attack in the United States, at least according to Cato analyst...

President’s Obama’s Goals for Syria Are at Odd With His Actions

U.S. ability to effect change in Syria is limited. (Photo: Thierry Ehrmann / Flickr Commons ) A number of words and terms can be used...

Secretary of State Clinton Disobeyed President Obama

Eric Zuesse At a crucial juncture after the 28 June 2009 coup by Honduras’s oligarchs overthrowing Manuel Zelaya, the popular progressive democratically elected President of...

A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s Presidency turns out to have been what neither his supporters nor his opponents expected. A balanced historical...

Obama’s Invasion Plan of Syria Was Drawn Up by Kim Roosevelt in 1957

Eric Zuesse The same person, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, who planned and headed the CIA coup to overthrow Iran’s progressive secular democratic anti-communist President Mohammed Mossadegh...

Obama-Appointed Head of Ukraine Seems to Have Been Ousted

Eric Zuesse Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the banker whom, on 4 February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs instructed the...

German Economic News Interviews Seymour Hersh on Obama’s Syria Policy

Eric Zuesse, summary translation from the German: On January 14th, German Economic News interviewed the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding Obama’s war against Syrian President...
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Video: Part 2: An Alternative State of the Union: Progressives on Obama’s Legacy &...

Democracynow.org - President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night was the seventh and final of his presidency. Obama defended his record while ... Via...

Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You

Peter Certo State of the Union screen grab by Steve Baker / Flickr. One in 3.5 million: That’s your annual risk of dying from a terrorist...

Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You

State of the Union screen grab by Steve Baker / Flickr. One in 3.5 million: That’s your annual risk of dying from a terrorist attack...
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Video: Part 1: An Alternative State of the Union: Progressives on Obama’s Legacy &...

Democracynow.org - President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night was the seventh and final of his presidency. Obama defended his record while ... Via...
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Video: Obama delivers his last State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that America has “the strongest, most durable economy in the...
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Video: Medea Benjamin: Gitmo, Korean Peninsula, “Toxic” U.S.-Saudi Ties Should Top Obama’s Agenda in...

Democracynow.org - Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of CodePink, known worldwide for activism in the cause of justice and determination to confront ... Via Youtube

Has Obama changed America or is he another ‘counterfeit progressive’?

Is Barack Obama a transformational president? That was his ambition: to be more, as he put it, like Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton, to...

Alli McCracken Says ‘Send Obama to Gitmo’

President Obama should be given props for the progress made in thawing US-Cuban relations, but there’s a piece of unfinished business that he could...

Does Obama’s Nuclear Modernization Make the Unthinkable ‘Thinkable’?

Even those who have advised President Obama on his modernization plan are concerned about the risks posed by the updated weapons by Lauren McCauley A new investigative...

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

Garry Leech President Barack Obama took to the stage last week to announce the latest initiative in his crusade to make it more difficult for...

Obama, the Crocodile Tears of a Cold Hearted Killer

OBAMA’S TEARS  “Even those tears, I me mine “I me mine, I me mine” — the Beatles   John Chuckman   (RINF) - Had I seen the image of Obama,...
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Video: Resistance & Outrage as Obama Administration Rounds Up Central American Refugees

The new year began inauspiciously for many immigrant families. Federal agents have detained at least 121 people, including children, in raids as part of...
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Video: “Every Time I Think About Those Kids It Gets Me Mad”: Obama Tears...

President Obama has laid out his plans to take executive action in an attempt to cut gun violence. Part of his plan will result...
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Video: ud Music”A Profound Day”: Mother of Teen Who Was Shot Dead over Lo...

When President Obama spoke about gun control on Tuesday, he was surrounded by family members of people killed in shootings. Standing just behind him...
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Video: Gun Owners of America vs. American Constitution Society: A Debate on Obama’s Gun...

As President Obama announces plans to use executive actions to strengthen gun control regulations, we host a debate between John Velleco, director of federal...
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Video: Executive Action: Bush Opened Guantánamo Without Congress, So Why Can’t Obama Close It?

As President Obama takes executive action on gun control without going through Congress, could closing Guantánamo be next? In January 2009, Obama ... Via Youtube

President Obama announces executive action on gun control

President Barack Obama has formally announced plans to expand background checks for those buying guns and impose other restrictions on firearms through executive action....

New Obama rule allows doctors to declare patriots, conservatives and Constitutionalists mentally ill to...

Following the Alinsky—Marx playbooks to the letter, one thing Barack Obama and complicit members of Congress have managed to do during his tenure is...
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Video: Obama tears up as he remembers Sandy Hook at executive action on gun...

Obama formally announced plans to expand background checks to buy guns and impose other restrictions on firearms through executive action. The order ... Via Youtube
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Video: “We Have Been Betrayed”: Activist Who Refused to Shake Obama’s Hand Decries Latest...

Democracynow.org - The Obama administration has begun conducting raids and detaining families as part of an effort to deport Central Americans who have ... Via...

How Obama Enables Atrocities

Exclusive: President Obama seems so scared of offending the Saudis and their Israeli allies that he will tolerate almost any outrage, including Saudi Arabia’s mass...

Bernie bucks: Sanders smashes Obama record with $33mn from individual donors

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has broken Barack Obama’s fundraising record from individual donors with more than $33 million in the last three months...
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Video: McCain makes Obama look ‘blacker’ in 2008 presidential ad — Stanford study

A racial scandal is brewing in the US following claims that Barack Obama's skin was made to look darker, during the 2008 presidential campaign...
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Video: “Groundbreaking” Expose Shows Pentagon Thwarting Obama’s Bid to Transfer Guantanamo Prisoners

Democracynow.org - In the nearly seven years since President Obama ordered Guantánamo's closure, Republicans have blocked him at every turn. Now a new ... Via...
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Video: ‘A game of cards’: Seymour Hersh nails Obama & Kerry’s take on Assad

RT Correspondent Anya Parampil talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest bombshell piece in the London Review of Books. Via Youtube

Pentagon ‘thwarted’ Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay — report

The Pentagon has been “thwarting” the president’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for years, Reuters revealed, reportedly creating bureaucratic obstacles and showing...

It’s Official: Over A Trillion Dollars A Year Will Be Added To The Debt...

Michael Snyder (RINF) - Under Barack Obama, the U.S. national debt has risen from $10,626,877,048,913.08 on January 20th, 2009 to $18,795,033,928,275.59 on December 21st, 2015....
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Video: Angry Libyans lash out at Obama’s independence congratulations

In a message to the Libyan people, the US President said the 2011 Libyan revolution liberated them from “42 years of dictatorship.” Now there...

Gallup: Ukrainians Loathe the Government that Obama Imposed

Eric Zuesse On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that "nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government,...
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Video: Seymour Hersh’s Latest Bombshell: U.S. Military Undermined Obama on Syria with Tacit Help...

A new report by the Pulitzer-winning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh says the Joints Chiefs of Staff has indirectly supported Bashar al-Assad in an effort...

Obama Finally Commits to Putin’s Syrian Policy – Yet Continues Violating It

Eric Zuesse The basic policy-difference on Syria has been between U.S. President Barack Obama’s insistence that Syria’s legal President must be ousted before any peace-process...
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Video: Why did Obama Link San Bernardino Attack with his ISIS Strategy?

Vijay Prashad says there is no evidence of an operational relationship between ISIS and the terrorist attack. Via Youtube
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Video: Obama Countering Terror with Terror

Norman Solomon says Obama's oval office speech about gun control and terror leaves out who is the target of our foreign policy, and the...

Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?

(Photo: Wikipedia) In fairy tales, the hero makes a wish. After a few trials the wish comes true, and everyone lives happily ever after. But...
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Video: Obama Touts U.S. Strikes on ISIL, But Can Military Escalation Make Up for...

President Obama has claimed progress in fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State while urging U.S. allies to do more. On Monday, Obama touted the gains...
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Video: Obama Touts U.S. Strikes on ISIL, But Can Military Escalation Make Up for...

President Obama has claimed progress in fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State, while urging U.S. allies to do more. On Monday, Obama touted the gains...
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Video: Will Hillary Clinton Do More For Black America Than Did Obama?

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford slams the latest article from Georgetown university professor and The New Republic columnist ... Via...
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Video: Obama Accused of Giving Poor Nations a “Poison Chalice” by Skirting U.S. Climate...

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to double the funding that the United States provides to help developing countries adapt...

Translating Obama’s Speech into Candor

President Obama’s primetime speech on terrorism sought to calm a jittery nation, but by omitting relevant details, he left many thoughtful Americans scratching their heads. To clarify the...
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Video: What Obama did NOT (but should have) mentioned in address from Oval Office

United States President Barack Obama addresses the nation shortly after the Islamic State-related San Bernardino shooting. Obama is speaking to the nation ... Via Youtube
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Video: Naomi Klein Extended Interview on Role of Obama, Trudeau & Austerity at U.N....

In Part 2 of our interview with journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein she examines how the 2008 economic crisis and bank bailouts continue...
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Video: No Boots: Obama rules out ground camp, calls for support of current US...

In a rare televised address from the Oval Office US President Obama has promised to destroy the Islamic state terrorist group, but ruled out...

Real Questions for President Obama

Part of Official Washington’s problem is that most journalists — at least those called on at presidential news conferences — represent the same “group think”...
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Video: Obama’s address to US nation on security & California shooting

United States President Barack Obama addresses the nation shortly after the Islamic State-related San Bernardino shooting. Obama is speaking to the nation ... Via Youtube

Obama’s Credibility Crisis

Exclusive: Inside Official Washington’s bubble, the Important People believe their “group think” is the envy of the world, but the truth is that their credibility...

President Obama Can Expose Corporate Election Spending

Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision paved the way for unlimited corporate spending on elections, shadowy political organizations that don’t disclose their donors...
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Video: RT ‘2035’ promo: Retired Obama, John Kerry, & ft President Snowden

RT celebrates it's 10th birthday in December 2015 #RT10. We want to thank you for your support: Thanks for watching! We hope you can...

Obama Ignores Russian Terror Victims

By Robert Parry Normally, when a country is hit by an act of terrorism, there is universal sympathy even if the country has engaged in...

Obama rejects Pentagon plan to close Guantanamo

The White House has reportedly rejected the Pentagon’s proposed plan to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and build a replacement...

Obama Taunts Putin over Syria

President Obama mocked Russian President Putin for not fixing Syria during the past month and chided him about Moscow’s Afghan quagmire in the 1980s, proving...

Flynn: Obama ignored ISIL intel to fit re-election ‘narrative’

US President Barack Obama ignored early warnings about the rise of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit...

Obama urges Putin to de-escalate tensions with Turkey

US President Barack Obama held a closed-door meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, urging him to de-escalate tensions with Turkey after it...

Paris Attacks Spur Hillary Clinton to Distance Herself from President Obama

Hillary Clinton is distancing herself from President Obama’s policy of containing the Islamic State. (Photo: Joe Crimmings / Flickr Commons) The last time the candidate...
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Video: Back to Square One, Obama Says Assad Must Go

After Vienna international talks created a political transition in Syria, Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says Obama's pre-condition that Assad must go is lock in...
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Video: Obama orders probe into intel’s alleged doctoring reports on ISIS

Barack Obama has ordered an inquiry into whether the Pentagon is covering up its military failures against ISIS. That's after members of the Republican...

Obama Administration releases welfare guide in 14 different languages to help immigrants collect taxpayer-funded...

Obviously, not every Republican voter is enamored with the candidacy of billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, but the one issue where...
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Video: US lawmakers tell Obama to fight ISIS instead of Assad

US lawmakers are calling on Obama to focus on fighting Islamic State in Syria, rather than trying to oust the Assad regime. Patricia Degennaro,...
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Video: Legal Challenge Led by 26 State Governors Blocks Obama Immigration Order

Salvador Sarmiento, Legislative Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, says President Obama has numerous options to pursue reform and ... Via Youtube

Former Drone Pilots to Obama: Civilian Killings Driving ‘Terrorism, Instability’

Air Force whistleblowers say US drone program "is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world." by Lauren McCauley Four former...

Baiting Obama to ‘Shock and Awe’

Official Washington’s armchair warriors are pounding their drums again, demanding a larger U.S. invasion of Syria and decrying President Obama as “feckless” for showing...

Will President Obama Leave a Failed Legacy on Secret Money in Politics?

President Barack Obama has said he ran for office because he believed "so strongly that the voices of ordinary Americans were being drowned out...
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Video: Full video of a man ‘eavesdropping’ on Putin & Obama at G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey - READ...
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Video: Putin & Obama hold talks on G20 sidelines

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. RT LIVE...

Obama’s Gitmo Failure

As President Obama approaches his final year in office, he has yet to fulfill one of his earliest promises, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. It remains...

Can Obama Level with the People?

Exclusive: Another terrorist outrage — this one in Paris — is spreading fear and fury across Europe. Which makes this a key moment for...

Obama deported more people than any US president: American writer

President Barack Obama has “humanely” deported more immigrants than any US president in history, according to American writer and political activist Mickey Z.  The author...
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Video: “A Very Big Mistake”: Joseph Stiglitz Slams Obama for Pushing the TPP

As Congress debates the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about the trade deal. "The irony is that the ... Via...

Obama Keeps Pre-Judging Classified Docs Cases

There he goes again. In recently proclaiming Hillary Clinton free of any national security breach — even as the FBI was continuing its investigation of her...

Will Obama Give Israel Even More American Weapons and Dollars To Kill Palestinians?

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on November 9 in the White House and is considering the Israeli request to give a...

Obama’s Double-Standard on Leaks

Though President Obama touts America as a nation of laws and evenhanded justice, there is a blatant double-standard regarding how people are punished for national...
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Video: Netanyahu to Meet With Obama, Appear at Center for American Progress

Journalist Max Blumenthal explains why presidential candidate Hilary Clinton would preserve the status quo in the Israel/Palestine conflict and why a ... Via Youtube
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Video: Israeli PM Netanyahu visits Washington for face-to-face talks with Obama

Smiles for the camera as the leaders of Israel and the US meet in Washington - but disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal and...
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Video: Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for People’s Social Movements

350.org's Clayton Thomas Mueller says President Obama's historic decision speaks to the power of environmental, indigenous and labor movements that ... Via Youtube

War Criminals Obama, Netanyahu visit in White House as protesters gather outside

US President Barack Obama has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 13 months. At the meeting on Monday, Obama said it was “no...

Ron Paul: Without Authority, Obama’s Syria War Illegal

As the US State Department goes around the world lecturing other countries about how they must adhere to the rule of law, the White...
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Video: A Carbon Bomb Defused: Obama Rejects Keystone XL in Historic Win for Environmental...

Democracynow.org - The environmental movement is celebrating one of its biggest victories to date: President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Via Youtube

Obama’s Risky ‘Mission Creep’ in Syria

Exclusive: President Obama’s plan to dispatch up to 50 Special Forces troops into northern Syria may be a bid to appease Official Washington’s war...

Obama’s Criminal Drone War

President Obama has relied on the lethal drone program as a “low cost” way to eliminate “terrorists,” but the project has institutionalized an imprecise strategy...

Americans oppose Obama’s plans for figting ISIL: Poll

Most Americans disapprove of US President Barack Obama’s approach in fighting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a new poll has found. More than 6 in...

Hypocritical Obama says USA isn’t about ‘occupying countries’ & ‘firing missiles’

America’s world supremacy is not about the number of occupied countries and fired missiles, believes the US president. Its international strength relies on diplomacy,...

Obama’s Abuse of ‘Espionage’ Act

President Obama who took office vowing “transparency” has run one of the most opaque administrations in U.S. history, hiding information that the public needs...
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Video: Obama Is NOT Banning the Box

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford questions Obama's latest claim to be banning the box. Via Youtube
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Video: Power Wars: How Obama Continued Bush’s National Security State After Campaigning Against It

Democracynow.org - With just over a year left in office, President Obama is running out of time to fulfill his longstanding promise to close...
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Video: President Obama’s Executive Order: Ban the Box Immediately

TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway talks to the ACLU's Toni Holness about the implications of a federally mandated "Ban the Box" act. Via Youtube
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Video: The Co-ops Collapse: How GOP & HMOs Undercut Obamacare’s Nonprofit Option, Leaving 500K...

As the Obamacare open enrollment period begins, it's the end for many healthcare co-ops, leaving hundreds of thousands of people scrambling to find coverage...

Twice in One Day, Ban Ki-Moon Condemned Obama’s Actions on Syria

Eric Zuesse I earlier reported that in an interview with Spanish newspapers published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s...
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Video: The Endless War Grows: Obama Sends U.S. Forces to Syria, Reversing Pledge of...

Democracynow.org - The White House has announced a team of special operations forces numbering less than 50 will be sent to Syria. This marks...

National debt to hit $20 trillion when Obama leaves office

The total national debt in the United States is set to hit the $20 trillion mark around the time President Barack Obama leaves office...

‘Mentally Unstable’ Obama Looking To Start A War With China?

By Michael Snyder This week, Barack Obama sent a guided missile destroyer into disputed waters in the South China Sea to see if the Chinese...

Obama’s Half-Hearted Cuba Detente

President Obama’s “normalization” of relations with Cuba have been more tell than show, with much of the half-century U.S. embargo left in place and...

Obama Keeps Pentagon Spigot Open

Though he ran for the White House as a “change” candidate, President Obama has mostly favored continuity, including bending to the usual pressure from the...
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Video: CrossTalk: Obama cornered

Doubling down or re-calibrating? After finding itself painted into a corner, the Obama administration appears to be doing both when it comes to Syria....
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Video: Despite Military Crackdown in Papua & Other Rights Abuses, Obama Hosts Indonesian President...

Democracynow.org - On Monday, President Obama met Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, at the White House to discuss climate change, trade and ... Via Youtube
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Video: Obama’s Education Reversal is Sheer Political “Theater”

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford says that the Obama administration claim to want a reduction in time spent on...
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Video: Bill McKibben: Climate Activists Celebrate Obama’s Arctic Drilling Freeze & Harper’s Canadian Defeat

In a victory for environmentalists, President Obama has ended the possibility of oil drilling in the Arctic for the rest of his tenure. The...

Will Obama Succumb to Pro-War Baiting?

By Rick Sterling Recently Counterpunch published an article “Obama’s Legacy: An Abyss Gazing Backwards” by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad. It exemplifies the faulty analysis and conclusions...

Obama Bends to ‘Endless’ Afghan War

By failing to challenge many of Official Washington’s “group thinks” on the war policy, President Obama has become captive to them as reflected in...
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Video: The Longest U.S. War, Prolonged: After Vowing Afghan Pullout, Obama Extends Occupation Indefinitely

Democracynow.org - President Obama has reversed plans to withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the time he leaves office. On Thursday, Obama said...
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Video: Breaking The Real Reason For Obama’s Delay In Afghanistan Withdrawal

In this video Luke Rudkowski covers the breaking news of Obama delaying the drawdown in Afghanistan. obama has just given a speech saying he...
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Video: CIA Whistleblower’s Wife Asks Obama for Husband’s Pardon

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's wife, Holly Sterling, breaks her silence and says her husband was wrongly convicted under the Espionage Act after going ... Via...
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Video: A New Snowden? Whistleblower Leaks Trove of Documents on Drones & Obama’s Assassination...

Newly leaked government documents have provided an unprecedented window into the secret U.S. drone assassination program across the globe. Via Youtube

Another Way Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Help International Corporations Privatize Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Recently, the issue was raised regarding the profits that would flow to international corporations by Obama’s proposed trade-deals encouraging...

Obama Pledged to Stop the Afghanistan War, But Its End is Nowhere in Sight

President Obama on Thursday proclaimed to be against endless wars, even as he announced that the US will continue to wage one. “I’ve decided to...

US Congress Must Launch Urgent Inquiry Into Obama’s Drone Use

The U.S. Congress must launch an immediate independent inquiry into the Obama administration’s drone strikes overseas, Amnesty International said following today’s publication of a...

Leaked: ‘New Snowden’ releases Obama’s drone program papers

A cache of classified documents has revealed the inner workings of US drone operations in Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan, including the mechanism of targeting...
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Video: US troops will stay in Afghanistan after Obama

President Obama will keep 5500 US troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials. He is expected to...

Is Barack Obama Actually TRYING To Start World War III?

Michael Snyder (RINF) - Why has Barack Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control? This is essentially...

Recognizing Neocon Failure Shows Obama Has Come To His Senses – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge and others are misinterpreting Steve...

Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview and the crisis of US policy in Syria

By Barry Grey In an extraordinary interview Sunday evening on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” program, President Barack Obama sought to defend his policy in Syria against...

Needling Obama for More Wars

Exclusive: Rather than encourage a healthy, wide-ranging debate on world affairs, the mainstream U.S. news media prevents any serious deviation from Official Washington’s war-loving “group thinks,”...

Obama’s Two-Timing Foreign Policy

By Robert Parry The mystery of the Obama administration’s foreign policy has always been whether President Barack Obama has two separate strategies: one “above the...

Secrecy of Obama’s TPP Trade Deal

The “free trade” advocates managed to jolt the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement back to life and declared success, but now must walk the giant TPP trade...

European Publishers Pretend that Obama Is Right and Putin Is Wrong

Eric Zuesse A typical example is Christophe Leclercq’s Euractiv website, news for Europeans. (Leclercq “was EU Commission official with DG Competition (coordinator for Information Society)....

Putin telling Obama ‘go to hell’ with Syria battle: Sen. Graham

Russian President Vladimir Putin is flaunting his disregard for US President Barack Obama by launching a campaign of airstrikes against Daesh (ISIL) in Syria,...

Obama Boots Syrian Peace Chance

By Robert Parry President Barack Obama is turning his back on possibly the last best chance to resolve the bloody Syrian war because he fears a backlash...

Obama Closes Opening to Iran

Despite prevailing on the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama isn’t following up that victory with a more realistic policy to incorporate Iran into resolving Mideast conflicts....
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Video: Syria blame-game: Obama slams Russian air strikes, says they strenghten ISIS

Barack Obama lashes out at the Russian anti-ISIS campaign in Syria, claiming its air strikes are strengthening Islamic State. Retired US Air Force Lieutenant...
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Video: “This Has Become Routine”: Obama Speaks Out After 10 Killed in Oregon in...

Democracynow.org - Vigils were held in Oregon last night after a gunman opened fire at a community college Thursday morning, killing nine people before...

Obama Tolerates the Warmongers

By Daniel Lazare “Only odd-numbered world wars start in Sarajevo.” That was the joke during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. Though it turned out not to be true,...

Obama v. Putin: Their Debate on Crimea

The Source of the ‘New Cold War’: The Basic Disagreement Between Obama and Putin Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION The basic disagreement between U.S. President...
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Video: Putin and Obama or Tom & Jerry? Discussing UNGA with Slavoj Zizek

The UN General Assembly heard from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday. The leader did not shy away from throwing the word aggression ... Via...
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Video: Putin, Kim & Obama skate to ‘Why can’t we be friends?’

Courtesy: Jenkem Magazine (www.jenkemmag.com) Skaters from Jenkem Magazine teamed up with French counterparts at Cliché for impersonated ... Via Youtube
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Video: A Critical Look at VICE’s Story on Mass Imprisonment with Obama and Holder

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the story by the news magazine Vice on mass incarceration features massive hypocrisies in the policy decisions...
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Video: Putin Checkmates Obama On New World Order WWIII

In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest propaganda and gives you a real look at what's happening with between Putin and Obama...

Obama Lied When He Said This

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad...
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Video: Putin: Obama and Hollande are not Syrian citizens, can’t decide Syria’s future

Putin and Obama have held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, shortly after they both addressed...
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Video: Obama Fighting Allies on Syria at the UN

Prof. Sabah Alnasseri of York University says Obama speech at the UN tilts allies in the region towards Russia, when they should be convening...
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Video: High voltage: Putin & Obama address UN hours before long-awaited meeting

The meeting of Putin ad Obama, who have not talked in private for a long time, became one of the highlights of 70th UN...

Obama’s Ludicrous ‘Barrel Bomb’ Theme

By Robert Parry The U.S. government has dropped hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs on Iraq alone in the last dozen years — and even...
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Video: Obama slams strong states imposing will on weaker ones: Who did he have...

During his address at UNGA 2015 President Obama slammed strong states imposing will on weaker ones. Who did he have in mind? People in...
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Video: Is Obama Fighting ISIS, Assad or Russia?

Prof. Sabah Alnasseri of York University says Obama speech at the UN pushes anti-ISIS forces towards Russian strategy. Via Youtube

Obama’s Self-Deceit

President Obama, who has boasted of ordering military strikes on seven countries, chastised Russia and China for not abiding by the rules of international...
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Video: Obama vs. Putin at the U.N.

President Obama and President Putin address the UN on their strategies for fighting the Islamic State. Via Youtube

Obama Deifies American Hegemony

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Today is the 70th anniversary of the UN. It is...
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Video: Obama & Putin Spar at U.N.: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize...

Democracynow.org - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal meeting in two years on Monday in New York to...
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Video: ‘US cannot solve world’s problems alone’: Obama addresses UNGA (FULL SPEECH)

President Barack Obama said the US is willing to work with Russia and Iran to solve the current crises in Syria. Speaking at United...

Obama’s True Foreign-Policy ‘Weakness’

From the Archive:  Official Washington considers President Obama “weak” because he doesn’t bomb every country that the neocons want bombed, so Obama talks “tough”...

Can Obama Lecture Xi on Human Rights?

Exclusive: The Obama administration often scolds China over its human rights record — and President Obama is sure to hammer away at those themes in...

Obama’s Flak Demeans Putin’s Posture

Exclusive: Afraid of neocon criticism, President Obama is going out of his way to insult Russian President Putin prior to a summit meeting. Obama’s...

Ahmed Could Have Been Obama’s Drone Victim

Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy who brought a homemade clock to school and was subsequently arrested because the clock looked similar to a bomb...

Broke U.S. government needs millions of new Obamacare enrollees to prevent program from collapsing

Obamacare is in trouble again, and it will take a massive infusion of members and taxpayer money to save it. The Washington Times reports that...

Will President Obama Stand Up to the Big Pharma Drug Thugs?

It takes a lot of courage to defy the folks who make tens of billions a year selling drugs. We will find out soon...

Will the Obama Administration Hold VW Accountable for Corporate Crime?

"This is a huge test of how serious the administration’s commitment is to prosecuting white collar crime." by Deirdre Fulton The allegations being leveled against auto manufacturer...
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Video: Fracture: Joy-Ann Reid on Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide

In the new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide," MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid looks at the history of race...

Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was ‘premature’: Journalist

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 was “premature” and based on unfulfilled promises rather than meaningful actions, an...

Obama’s Fateful Syrian Choice

By Robert Parry There is an obvious course that President Barack Obama could follow if he wants to lessen the crises stemming from the Syrian...

Video: Exclusive! Karen Hudes On Serving Commercial Liens on Obama, Lagarde and The World...

Please Support The Show — http://richieallenshow.com/donate/ http://richieallenshow.com/ https://www.facebook.com/richieallenshow ... Via Youtube
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Video: CrossTalk: Obama’s Syria

Ending Syria's horrific civil war is possible, but the political will to do so remains elusive. Over the years the facts on the ground...

Obama oversaw largest US military budget since World War ll: Activist

The United States and its allies have fueled the violent conflict in Syria by backing the terrorist networks operating in the country, an anti-war...

Obama’s war crimes in Yemen

By Niles Williamson  Speaking before the Human’s Rights Council in Geneva, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for...

Obama’s Legacy Will Not Be One of Peace

The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W....

Neocons Blame Obama for Syria

Exclusive: Neocons are so obsessed with their dream of Syrian “regime change” that they are castigating President Obama for not sharing their hallucination of nearly invisible “moderates”...

Neocons Blame Obama for Syria

Exclusive: Neocons are so obsessed with their dream of Syrian “regime change” that they are castigating President Obama for not sharing their hallucination of nearly invisible “moderates”...

Neocons Blame Obama for Syria

Exclusive: Neocons are so obsessed with their dream of Syrian “regime change” that they are castigating President Obama for not sharing their hallucination of nearly invisible “moderates”...
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Video: Iran Deal Vote: Victory for Obama, “Stinging Defeat” for Israel Lobby

In a major foreign policy victory for President Obama, Republicans in the Senate failed to secure enough votes Thursday to derail the Iran nuclear...

Half Of Americans Think Obama Has Worsened Racial Divisions

Almost half of all Americans believe that racial divisions in the country have worsened under Barack Obama’s presidency, according to a Rasmussen poll. Forty-seven percent...

Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal 2015-08-31 22:16 From: cbsnews.com President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay...

Obama Marks Labor Day With New Order Expanding Paid Sick Leave

Benefits to spread to 300,000 workers, but rhetoric contradicts White House push for pro-corporate trade deals by Nadia Prupis President Barack Obama on Monday will issue an...

Did Saudi King ‘Snub’ Obama on Iran?

Exclusive: Besides following dangerous “group thinks” on big questions, like the Iraq War, the mainstream U.S. media runs as a mindless pack on smaller...

Obama: US, Saudi Arabia discuss to end horrific situation in Syria

President Barack Obama has said that he would discuss to end the ongoing crisis in Syria in a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman...
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Video: Deep Contradictions in Obama’s Arctic Policies

Roxanne Dunbar Oritz, author of Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States says that Native Americans need more than name restoration from the Obama...
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Video: Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal in Senate

Phyllis Bennis, the author of Understanding the US-Iran Crisis examines, the opposition to the Iran nuclear deal by the Senate Republicans. Via Youtube

Attacking Zionists that back Iran accord ‘offends’ Obama

US President Barack Obama says he is offended by attacks against American Jews who have voiced support for a nuclear agreement between Iran and...

34th US senator hands President Obama victory on Iran nuclear agreement

Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski has become the 34th member of the Senate, who came in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, surviving President Barack...

President Obama is a Muslim, Republicans say

A new opinion poll shows a majority of Republicans believe that the first black president of the United States Barack Obama is a Muslim. The...
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Video: Is Obama Greenwashing His Climate Record in Alaska?

Investigative journalist Steve Horn says the National Petroleum Council has institutionalized pro-gas and pro-oil policy regardless of which political party is in ... Via Youtube
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Video: “Our Climate, Our Future”: As Obama Visits Arctic, Alaskans Urge Him to Reverse...

Democracynow.org - Weeks after approving Shell's plans to drill in Alaska, President Obama is heading to the state to warn about the dangers of...

Cheney blames Obama’s Iraq troop withdrawal for rise of ISIS

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is accusing President Barack Obama of being responsible for the rise of Islamic State in Iraq. He also denied...
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Video: Republicans To Let Obama Take Your Passport Without A Trial

In a radical attack on the due-process rights of Americans that received virtually no media attention, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted ... Via Youtube

Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

Eric Zuesse The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on...

Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama – the...

The Riddle of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Exclusive: For nearly seven years of his presidency, Barack Obama has zigzagged from military interventionist to pragmatic negotiator, leaving little sense of what he...

The War Criminal Who Won The Nobel Peace Prize: Barack Obama

As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds....
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Video: Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic Despite Protests & Pledge...

http://democracynow.org - The Obama administration has granted Royal Dutch Shell final approval to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for...
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Video: Revealed: Obama’s Plan to Defeat ISIS

He really Should have thought of this before flooding the Middle East with guns. Via Youtube
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Video: ISIS ‘going to lose’? US strategy not as successful as Obama claims

The US has been stepping up its attempts to crush Islamic State. It has begun launching airstrikes from a Turkish military base, and is...
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Video: Obama’s Africa Trip & Legacy of Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Telesur's The Global African looks at President Obama's recent trip to Africa and the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. Via Youtube

Obama’s Stupid Blame-Iran Game

By Gareth Porter If and when the Iran nuclear agreement gets through Congress, many people in Washington hope that President Barack Obama will articulate a...

Hunger-Striking Detainee Tests Obama’s Will to Close Guantánamo

Since the age of 23, Tariq Ba-Odah has been detained at the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay. Never charged with a crime, Ba-Odah went on hunger...

US Congress and President Obama Officially Recognize Donbas’ Freedom!

George H Eliason It's true! President Barack Obama beat Russia's President Putin to the punch by recognizing the right of Donbas to ascend to the...

Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III

In an extraordinary speech delivered Wednesday, US President Barack Obama went public with a warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus...

The Obama Administration Just Blew Off Human Trafficking Concerns to Pass the TPP

This spring, investigators discovered mass graves of human trafficking victims in Malaysia. How did the US State Department respond? By upgrading its assessment of Malaysia’s human rights efforts....

One year of Obama’s Iraq-Syria war

Bill Van Auken This week marks the first anniversary of the initiation of air strikes in Iraq and launching of yet another US war in...

Pew Global Poll Finds that Obama’s Effort to Isolate Russia Is Succeeding

Eric Zuesse The latest Pew international poll finds that whereas U.S. and global sentiments toward Russia were rather moderate, not hostile, until after U.S. President...
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Video: Obama foresees ‘another war in Middle East’ without Iran deal

President Barack Obama has warned that without the Iran nuclear deal, there will be another war in the Middle East. He said that those...
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Video: Dirty Truth About Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Daphne Wysham and Chris Williams unravel the contradictions in President Obama's Clean Energy Plan and his “all of the above strategy” over the last...

Obama’s Pragmatic Appeal for Iran Peace

Exclusive: President Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal and urged Americans to support this initiative for peace, but his choice of American University for...
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Video: Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will...

http://democracynow.org - As scientists warn 2015 is on pace to become the Earth's hottest year on record, President Obama has unveiled his long-awaited plan...
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Video: Obama authorizes airstrikes ‘to defend’ Syrian rebels, target Assad troops if necessary

Russia has slammed a US decision to defend rebel forces in Syria as counterproductive, with Washington's initiative already leading to speculation the Assad ... Via...
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Video: Obama Starts Another War, Your Daily Uncensored News?

Alright, so I have one day before Defcon and BlackHat, so I decided on doing a new platform for sharing news that should be...
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Video: Obama authorizes airstrikes on Assad troops

The US president has reportedly authorized the Air Force to protect Syrian rebels trained by Washington to fight against Islamic State by bombing any...
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Video: Clinton Insider: Obama Wants To Turn U.S. Into A Caliphate

Larry Nichols-Obama wants to turn us into a caliphate, that way he can be a leader. http://larrynichols.com/ Help us spread the word about the...
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Video: What Obama Didn’t Say in His African Union Address

American policies have left the masses of Africa behind and propped up strongmen, says Executive Director of Friends of the Congo Maurice Carney. Via Youtube

Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but...
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Video: In Ethiopia, Obama Hails Democracy Despite Recent Election Where Ruling Party Won 100%...

http://democracynow.org - On Monday, President Obama made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. But he is facing criticism after...

Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror”

By Bill Van Auken On the second leg of his trip to Africa, President Barack Obama appeared on a joint platform with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam...

Obama Gitmo plan: Kick out half, bring in half

The Obama administration wants to step up transfers of 52 Guantanamo prisoners to foreign countries and bring in the rest to prisons on US...
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Video: Obama Visits Ethiopia and Kenya, Land of His Father, to Discuss Counterterrorism, Gay...

http://democracynow.org - Obama arrived Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for talks with leaders on counterterrorism efforts against al-Shabab in Somalia, and ... Via Youtube

Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative

Buying into the narrative that Iran is a rogue nuclear state could harm the thawing of relations between the country and the US I’m glad that...

Obama Buys False Iran Narrative

President Obama has fallen into the habit of accepting whatever “group think” is prevalent in Official Washington, which often falsely accuses some “enemy” of...

As Obama Lectures Kenya, What Lessons Must US Learn from Africa?

Obama receives applause in Kenya, but region continues to suffocate under U.S. policies whose results often run counter to stated goals by Jon Queally As President Barack...
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Video: Obamacare Death Panels In Financial Death Spiral

Obamacare is in a financial “Death Spiral”.13 percent of people covered by Obamacare in 2015 have been dropped from coverage because many of them...

Obama Should Release MH-17 Intel

A year ago, the U.S. government issued a sketchy report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shoot-down citing “social media” and other flimsy data implicating...

Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like...

President Obama postures as prison reformer

By Evan Blake US President Barack Obama visited Federal Correctional Institution El Reno, a medium-security prison in Oklahoma on Thursday, as part of a series of...

Perhaps This Is Obama’s Grand Strategy

Eric Zuesse Washingtonsblog’s anonymous founder and principal commentator is one of the most deeply knowledgeable writers on current events, and on July 19th he headlined "Governments...
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Video: The War on Drugs is a War on Minorities: Former El Reno Prison...

http://democracynow.org - President Obama became the first sitting president in history to visit a federal prison Thursday when he toured the El Reno Federal...

White House official in charge of Obamacare rollout hired as health insurance lobbyist

By George Gallanis Marilyn Tavenner, former director of HealthCare.Gov and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was unanimously selected as the new CEO...

Obama’s remarks on Syria disingenuous: US geopolitical analyst

US President Barack Obama’s remarks that Iran, Russia, Turkey and other regional countries must be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis are...
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Video: Obama’s Carceral Reform: Is It Real?

TRNN host and producer Eddie Conway answers Obama's recent speech calling for changes in mass incarceration policies. Via Youtube

Obama calls for criminal justice reform in system ‘skewed by race and wealth’

President Barack Obama is leading a drive for a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system. He wants a federal review of solitary confinement,...

Obama, Saudi King Salman speak on Yemen war, Iran nuclear conclusion

US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have held talks over Riyadh’s war on Yemen as well as the...
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Video: “Another Chance at Life”: Man Granted Clemency Last Year Reacts to Obama’s 46...

http://democracynow.org - We end today's show with a new push by the White House to support bipartisan prison reform – this time by reducing...
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Video: With Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Expected, Can President Obama Sell It to Congress...

http://democracynow.org - We go to Vienna for an update on what could be the final stages of a historic deal between Iran and six...

Will Obama Undo the Harms of the War on Drugs?

Reports are circulating that President Obama is preparing to commute the sentences of dozens of individuals currently imprisoned for nonviolent drug-related crimes. So far...

McConnell says Iran deal will be ‘hard sell’ for Obama

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that President Barack Obama will have a hard time convincing Congress over a possible nuclear agreement with...

Obama’s Posturing Risks Iran-Nuke Deal

The Obama administration is risking the success of the Iran nuclear negotiations by playing some political theater to appear tough to its Republican and...

Obama’s Deadly Cold War Legacy

Exclusive: President Obama is endangering his legacy by letting neoconservatives still set his foreign policy, including the creation of a new and costly Cold...
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Video: Deadline looms: Iran deal close, Obama ‘sceptical’

U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly said the chances of a deal on Iran's nuclear programme are less than 50 percent. That's despite the...

President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

Eric Zuesse So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership,...
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Video: OBAMATRADE: Biggest Threat To U.S. Since American Revolution

On this Tuesday, June 23 edition of the Alex Jones Show, we cover the corrupt "trade agreement" known as Obamatrade and the resistance to...

Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Obama heads Washington's lunatic fringe - a criminal gang waging endless wars, deploring peace, and pursuing phony war on terrorism...

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Thomas Gaist The US government will continue its military intervention in Iraq...
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Video: TPP PASSES: Obama Now A Dictator

The ultimate horror of completely captured government is upon us. An illegal, unconstitutional secret treaty that strips citizens of our rights and imbues Obama...

Hillary Clinton won’t release her personal medical records, but Obamacare keeps YOUR medical records...

Consider it another case of the governing elite playing by a set of rules different from the ones they impose on the rest of...

CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that "President Barack Obama's top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and...
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Video: After Marriage Equality & Obamacare, Mixed Results from SCOTUS on Abortion, Pollution, Executions

http://democracynow.org - After historic rulings that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, this week the ... Via...
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Video: Obama’s Gun Grab Begins – Infowars Nightly News – 06/19/2015

On this Friday, June 19th edition of the Infowars Nightly News Lee Ann McAdoo breaks down how the Charleston South Carolina church shooting is...
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Video: No Labor Protections in Obama’s Overtime Plan

Activist and author Eugene Puryear challenges the Fair Labor Standards Act and the president's claims that this will indeed be a benefit to working...

Ex-CIA chief criticism over Iran nuclear talks doing ’disservice’ to Obama

A recent criticism by former CIA head Michael Hayden over nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is doing “disservice” to...

Obama blatantly protecting Israel from justice for war crimes

The Obama administration is “hamstrung” by the Israel lobby into opposing a Palestinian bid to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war...
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Video: The Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, So Why Is the Health Care Industry Celebrating?

Six million people remain insured, but as many as 58 percent of federal exchanges provide one or two healthcare plans, meaning the profit-driven healthcare...

King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty — narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in...

War on Whistleblowers, After Obama

The war on whistleblowers has injected fear of prosecution into all honest communications between national security officials and reporters, meaning that the public instead...
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Video: Undocumented Trans Activist Jennicet Gutiérrez Challenges Obama on Deportations at White House Event

http://democracynow.org - President Obama's immigration policy came under direct challenge Wednesday at the White House. As Obama spoke to a gathering ... Via Youtube

US Drone Program to Remain in Shadows as Obama Abandons Key Reform Promise

Blueprint for a new transition plan involves a dual command structure–giving the Defense Department and the CIA joint control of drone strikes (Common Dreams) - U.S....

Obama tells Hollande NSA stopped spying on French officials

US President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that Washington is no longer spying on him following leaks that the US...
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Video: “It’s Not Just a Matter of It Not Being Polite to Say ‘Nigger’:...

http://democracynow.org - President Obama spoke openly about racism in the United States during a podcast with comedian Marc Maron. In the interview ... Via Youtube

For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t...

Obama urged to impose sanctions on China over hacking allegation

Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has called on US President Barack Obama to stop rhetoric against China and impose sanctions on the country...
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Video: Drawing Heat: Wife of Israeli minister apologizes for joke about Obama

The talk-show hosting wife of the Israeli Interior Minister has attracted severe criticism for an unfortunate choice of joke on Twitter about Obama. Read...

US denies Obama invited Netanyahu to Washington

The White House has denied a report by an Israeli newspaper that US President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for...

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Obama is no man of the people. He never was throughout his political career. He serves powerful monied interests exclusively. As...

Israeli minister’s wife tweets racist joke about President Obama

A racist message on Tweeter about US President Barack Obama by the wife of Israel's Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has caused uproar on social media. "Do...

Obama trade agenda favors big corporations: Social Activist

US President Barack Obama’s proposed trade agenda, which he has recently urged Congress to approve, favors big corporations and is unfair to smaller businesses,...

Obama’s Libya Fiasco

Exclusive: With Libya’s bloody “regime change” in 2011, the Obama administration and its European allies opened the door to anarchy and now the emergence...
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Video: Obama Is Above The Law

Alex Jones breaks down how Obama is trampling on the Constitution. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we're reaching millions help...
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Video: As Democrats Walk Out on Obama’s TPP Deal, Where Does Presidential Candidate Hillary...

http://democracynow.org - Former secretary of state, senator and first lady Hillary Clinton kicked off her White House bid to become the first woman U.S....
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Video: Obama Pushes Internet ID Verification in Response to NSA Hacking

After a catastrophic breach of Government employee records, the White House ordered federal agencies to implement cyber security fixes "without delay", using ... Via Youtube

How Obama Consolidated the Legacies of Bush and Clinton

As the presidency of Barack Obama has evolved, or devolved, as it were, it’s become clearer to everyone that he is little more than...

How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations – but excluding Russia and China, since he is...

The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine...

Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia,...

Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’ Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave...
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Video: Clinton Nemesis: Obama Is Hugo Chavez On Acid

Also scheduled today is Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and former Justice Department attorney who has been called a "Clinton nemesis" for...
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Video: CrossTalk: Obama’s Failure

The Islamic State continues to thrive and establish itself as a power base in the Middle East. Though it must be pointed out that...
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Video: Obama’s Plane & EPA’s Plans: Hypocrisy, Decadence, and A Preview of Elitist Global...

Boehner is pushing for a vote this weekend on FastTrack authority. FastTrack is not only open defiance of the Constitution and the requirements for...

Obama Does Have a Strategy in Iraq: Escalation

Almost nine months after President Obama admitted that “we  don’t have a strategy yet” to challenge the Islamic State — and just days after...

Obama hints at escalation of Iraq-Syria war

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Obama hints at escalation of Iraq-Syria war By Patrick Martin 10 June 2015 President Obama...

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Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015?  Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution.  In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year.  At this point, the only thing that could derail those plans is Barack Obama.  For years, the threat of a Security Council veto has been the one thing stopping a resolution from moving forward.  But now that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected and has put together a cabinet that does not seem inclined to negotiate with the Palestinians, the Obama administration is pledging to “reevaluate our approach” and says that it will not “prejudge” what it will do if a vote comes up at the United Nations.  And as you will see below, one news source is now reporting that behind the scenes Barack Obama has already given the “green light” for France to go ahead with a resolution on a Palestinian state at the UN.  If this is truly what Obama plans to do, it will absolutely shatter U.S. relations with Israel and plunge the entire Middle East into chaos.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but 136 countries already formally recognize a Palestinian state.  Those 136 nations have a combined population of more than 5.5 billion people.

As of this moment, the major holdouts are the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.  But most of the European nations have already indicated that they are ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the United States will.  In fact, as I mentioned above, France plans to lead the push for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council.

The “State of Palestine” already has “non-member observer” status at the UN, but obviously they are not satisfied with that.  They have been very eager for formal recognition by the UN, and now that the Vatican has given them formal recognition that has really bolstered their cause.  The following is from a CNN article about the Vatican announcement that stunned the world on Wednesday…

The Vatican announced Wednesday that it had brokered a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” upsetting Israeli advocates and propelling Pope Francis into the heart of yet another geopolitical fray.

The treaty is expected to be signed “in the near future,” the Vatican said. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to visit Pope Francis on Saturday, the day before the church canonizes two Palestinian nuns.

The treaty is thought to mark the first time the Holy See has formally recognized Palestinian statehood in a legal document.

Of course this didn’t come out of a vacuum.  The truth is that the Vatican has been moving in this direction for quite some time.  Just consider what the Washington Post had to say about the matter…

The move should not be too great a surprise. Since the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize Palestine as a “non-member observer state” in 2012, the Vatican has referred to the “state of Palestine” in its communiques. When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land last year, the official Vatican program referred to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the leader of the “state of Palestine.” And the pontiff publicly referred to the “state of Palestine” at a speech in the West Bank.

Now that the Vatican has done this, international pressure on Obama to support a UN Security Council resolution on a Palestinian state is increasing.

When the UN Security Council resolution being drafted by France comes up for a vote later this year, what will Obama do?

Well, according to Debka, Obama has already given the “green light” for France to move forward…

US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians.

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.

Not only that, Debka is also reporting that members of the Obama administration have actually traveled to France to help draft the resolution…

To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as  a general declaration of intent.

Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance.

If what Debka is reporting is accurate, this represents a massive betrayal of Israel by the Obama administration.

However, the Jerusalem Post is reporting just the opposite.  They are reporting that Obama plans to veto the French resolution…

US President Barack Obama has told associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on Friday.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said this past March that Paris planned to start discussions with partners in the “coming weeks” on a United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict.

“I hope that the partners who were reluctant will not be reluctant anymore,” said Fabius, referring to the United States, which has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any action at the United Nations.

So what is the truth?

Only time will tell.

But what we do know is that Obama was absolutely furious when Netanyahu promised during his most recent campaign that there would not be a Palestinian state as long as he was in office.

And we do know that the Obama administration has pledged to “reevaluate our approach” and has said that it will not “prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action”

The U.S. would “reevaluate our approach” based on Netanyahu’s “change in his position,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters as the president flew to Cleveland to deliver a speech on economic policy.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised the possibility that the reevaluation could include a shift in position at the U.N. She avoided the usual U.S. language about vetoing Security Council resolutions that Israel opposes.

“The prime minister’s recent statements call into question his commitment to a two-state solution,” Psaki told reporters. “We’re not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action.”

In the final analysis it is so hard to tell exactly what Obama will do, because as he has shown over and over again, lying comes as naturally to him as breathing does.

However, I think that we can get some clues about how obsessed Obama is with the establishment of a Palestinian state from public statements that he has made throughout his presidency.  The following quotes from Barack Obama regarding the need for a Palestinian state come from one of my previous articles

#1 “Negotiations will be necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for two peoples”

#2 “And I think everybody understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the aspirations that they’ve held for so long.”

#3 “The only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine”

#4 “Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”

#5 “Let me be clear: The United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. That is a goal shared by Palestinians, Israelis, and people of goodwill around the world. That is a goal that the parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. That is a goal that I will actively pursue as President of the United States.”

#6 “…we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic”

#7 “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”

#8 “None of us are under any illusion that this would be easy.  As I said in my speech this morning, it has already entailed significant political risk by President Abbas, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu.  But I think the reason that they’ve been willing to take those risks is they realize this is the best way, the only way, for us to achieve what should be our goal:  two states living side-by-side in peace and security.  It’s right for Palestinian children.  It’s right for Israeli children.”

#9 “Just as the Israeli people have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination. Palestinian children have hopes and dreams for their future and deserve to live with the dignity that can only come with a state of their own.”

#10 “The only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state.”

In the end, I believe that Barack Obama is going to choose to betray Israel at the United Nations, and it will have very serious ramifications that will literally be felt all over the planet.

So what do you think?  Please feel free to participate in the discussion by posting a comment below…

Four Arab leaders cancel meeting with President Obama

Four Arab leaders have called off their upcoming meeting with US President Barack Obama amid the Persian Gulf states’ escalating tensions with Washington.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman would not meet with Obama in Washington this week, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would instead send Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi interior minister, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the defense minister.

The announcement was made after Eric Schultz, a White House spokesman, said on Friday that King Salman would be coming to “resume consultations on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues.”

There was “no expression of disappointment” from the Saudis; New York Times quoted a senior Obama administration official as saying on Sunday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said when the king met Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh last week, he indicated that he was looking forward to coming to the meeting.

“If one wants to snub you, they let you know it in different ways,” said the official.

He said King Salman is expected to call Obama on Monday to talk about his last-minute decision not to attend the summit.

Along with the Saudi king, the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain have also cancelled the Washington trip. Only the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait would be present at the meeting and the other countries would send their deputies.

President Obama was scheduled to meet with the Arab leaders at the White House on May 13 and at Camp David, Maryland, on May 14.

They were expected to discuss nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries -- the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany -- and the crisis in Syria and Yemen.

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Obama’s Duplicitous V-Day Remarks

Obama's Duplicitous V-Day Remarks

by Stephen Lendman

Obama and Vladimir Putin are geopolitical polar opposites. Russia's leader supports peace, stability and mutual cooperation among all countries.

He believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. He embraces UN Charter and other fundamental rule of law principles.

He opposes interfering in the internal affairs of other nations. He believes no country may attack another except in self-defense - and only if Security Council members authorize it as core international law stipulates.

Obama thrives on endless wars of aggression, violence and instability. He claims a divine right to intervene against other nations at his discretion - politically, economically and militarily.

He believes war is peace. He calls wars of aggression liberating ones. His notion of humanitarian intervention is genocidal slaughter and destruction - against one nation after another. 

He flagrantly breaches Nuremberg Principles defining crimes against peace to include:

"(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (and)

(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i)."

He targets all sovereign independent countries for regime change. He wants US-controlled puppet leadership replacing them.

He wants unchallenged dominion over planet earth. He wants its resources plundered for profit, its people ruthlessly exploited.

Endless US wars of aggression rage. One country after another is systematically raped. 

Fundamental freedoms are targeted for elimination. New World Order priorities matter most. 

On May 9, in his weekly remarks, Obama discussed V-Day's 70th anniversary.

His comments addressed America's European war effort alone - creating the illusion that US forces defeated Nazi Germany almost singlehandedly. 

No nation contributed more with greater sacrifice than Soviet Russia. Without its heroic efforts, Hitler might have won. 

Obama ignored its contribution entirely. His "tribute to all who served" included only US "soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guard, (and) merchant marines (who) risked their lives, and gave their lives so that we, the people the world over, could live free."

"This was the (US) generation that literally saved the world - that ended the war and laid the foundation for peace."

He urged "rededicating ourselves to the freedoms for which they fought" - ones he's systematically gone all-out to destroy at home and abroad.

"Let's make sure that we keep striving to fulfill our founding ideals," he said.

America was always run by its rich, well-born and privileged. It's democracy is fake. It exists in name only. Ordinary people have no say whatever. 

Elections when held are farcical - meaningless exercises in illusion. Half or more of the electorate opting out shows popular rejection of rule of, by and for monied interests only.

They run things. Duopoly power serves them. Washington's criminal class is bipartisan. Popular needs and concerns are increasingly ignored. They're disappearing in plain sight. 

"Let’s stand united with our allies, in Europe and beyond, on behalf of our common values - freedom, security, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world - and against bigotry and hatred in all their forms so that we give meaning to that pledge: 'Never forget. Never again,' " Obama blustered.

Fact: Neocon lunatics run the Washington asylum. 

Fact: State terrorism is official policy. So is carving up whole continents for profit.

Fact: America's only enemies are ones it invents.

Fact: No nation in world history harmed more people over a longer duration than America.

Fact: None more duplicitously breach core democratic principles it claims to support.

Fact: None wage more endless wars of aggression against nations threatening no others.

Fact: None support more despotic regimes for its own self-interest.

Fact: None have greater imperial aims - destructive ones violating core international laws, norms and standards.

Fact: None more threaten world peace, security and stability.

Fact: None more leave humanity's survival up for grabs.

Fact: Nothing matters more than stopping this monster before it kills everyone.

Putin is geopolitically opposite. He's not revanchist. He has no territorial aims.

He doesn't threaten his neighbors. He supports multi-world polarity. He deplores war. He champions peace. 

He wants all conflicts resolved diplomatically. He justifiably opposes America's hegemonic ambitions. He knows we must find a way to end wars or they'll end us.

His forthright Saturday Moscow Red Square V-Day address contrasted markedly with Obama's duplicity.

He "pa(id) tribute to all those (from dozens of countries) who fought" to defeat the scourge of fascism.

"Many European nations were enslaved and occupied," he explained. "The Soviet Union bore the brunt of" Hitler's aggression.

Its heroic efforts contributed most by far to his defeat. "Veterans of the Great Patriotic War…should know…we highly value their fortitude, courage and dedication to frontline brotherhood."

Putin notably "pa(id) tribute to our allies in the anti-Hitler coalition. We are grateful to the peoples of Great Britain, France and the United States of America for the contribution to the Victory," he said.

He explained how "basic principles of international cooperation have come to be increasingly ignored."

He stressed the importance of multi-world polarity. He warned about "strong-arm block thinking gaining momentum."

He stressed the urgency of "creati(ng) a system of equal security for all states…Only then will we be able to ensure peace and tranquility on the planet."

He welcomed around 30 foreign leaders, other dignitaries and numerous guests from abroad who participated in Saturday's momentous commemoration.

Obama, US officials and rogue Western counterparts were noticeable by their absence.

China's Xi Jinping stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Putin. Its military forces for the first time marched with their Russian counterparts in the ceremonial parade. Its ships joined Russia's Black Sea Fleet offshore.

China's participation highlights deepening Sino/Russian ties. Both leaders adopted a joint declaration on strengthening strategically important/mutually beneficial relations.

A separate joint declaration involves cooperating on Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road Economic Belt development.

Important bilateral economic, financial, business and security agreement documents were signed.

Current, past, and certain future ones signify increasing Sino/Russian ties benefitting both nations enormously.

Together they're a powerful political, economic and military alliance against destructive US hegemonic ambitions - a union for peace and stability v. America's war machine.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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by Stephen Lendman

Obama terror-bombed Yemen throughout his tenure.He murdered hundreds of noncombatant men, women and children in cold blood.

He's at it again. He's waging proxy war against Houthi rebels.

He's using rogue state regional allies to do his dirty work.

They ousted illegitimately US-installed puppet Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Israel quietly joined Obama's dirty war. On March 22, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi accused Washington and Israel of using Takfiri extremists to stage terrorist attacks on Yemeni civilians.

Mosques were targeted. Scores were killed, hundreds injured. Al-Houthi urged Yemenis to unite against elements aiming to destabilize the country.

"Everyone is a target," he said. He didn't know at the time Washington intended using proxy forces to terror-bomb Yemen into submission.

America's goal is longstanding. Eliminate all independent governments. Replace them with US-controlled puppets.

Hadi was a convenient stooge. Obama wants him back in power serving US interests.

At the same time, denying Iran a regional ally. Aiming to isolate Tehran regionally by eliminating its key allies - mainly Syria and Hezbollah.

Then replacing Iran's independent government with one Washington controls.

America allies with the region's worst despots to further its objectives.

It's in bed with Israel's hegemonic ambitions. Both countries partner in each other's high crimes.

They threaten world peace. They  terror-bomb adversaries.

Washington planned war on Yemen months earlier. It's controlling and directing ongoing Saudi-led aggression against a nation posing it no threat.

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It quoted Yemen's Al-Haq Political party Secretary-General Hassan Zayd saying:

On direct orders from Netanyahu, "for the first time…Zionists are conducting a joint (military) operation in coalition with Arabs."

Yemen's al-Massira television said aggressor warplanes deliberately targeted civilian homes and a market where people were shopping.

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Houthi forces keep advancing. Reports indicate heavy clashes near Aden.

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Iranian MP Zohreh Tabibzadeh spoke for others saying "(w)e expect the NAM countries to condemn this aggression."

Yemenis intend defending their country, she stressed. They deserve universal support against US-planned, sponsored and directed terror-bombing.

On Saturday, Reuters said Houthi fighters continued making gains - despite Saudi-led air attacks.

Yemen is the latest example of Washington's war on humanity.

It's systematically ravaging and destroying one country at a time.

Post-9/11 alone, its aim for unchallenged global dominance took millions of lives.

Gideon Polya estimates Bush/Obama genocidal war on Iraq alone (since 2003) killed 2.7 million people - from violence and "violently-imposed deprivation."

Since 1914, Western wars on Iraq killed nine million, Polya estimates.

What Britain began a century ago, it now partners in what Washington continues - wars without end against Arab populations being systematically exterminated.

Western media scoundrels ignore an ongoing Arab Holocaust far greater than what Hitler did to Jews.

Try finding a single Western report explaining it. None on one of history's greatest crimes.

Arab lives don't matter. Western white supremacists consider them fair game for mass slaughter and exploitation.

Washington's Afghan, Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian wars continue. Yemen is Obama's latest aggression.

It follows his installing Nazis to run Ukraine - to wage dirty war without mercy on Donbass residents wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.

What happens longer term  remains to be seen. Washington's war on humanity threatens world peace.

Madness defines US policy. Lunatics in charge won't quit until they turn all countries to rubble.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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