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New Adviser to VP Biden Was Behind Removing Jerusalem from Democratic Platform in 2012

Colin Kahl“I’m honored that Colin Kahl will serve as my new National Security Advisor,” Vice President Joe Biden proclaimed, following the announcement that Dr. Colin Kahl will be joining the Vice President’s team of advisors.

Kahl who previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East from 2009-2011, has reportedly been one of the lead staffers of President Obama behind the famous gaffe for the Democratic party caused during the 2012 Democratic National Convention when the party omitted that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel from its party’s platform the Weekly Standard reported. Read more »

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Obama Admits ‘Contradictory’ Syria Policy Helps Assad

Obama(AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

“I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance,” Obama said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” ”We are not going to stabilize Syria under the rule of Assad,” whose government has committed “terrible atrocities,” Obama said. Read more »

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Boehner Wants (American) Troops on the Ground Fighting ISIS

John BoehnerWith the president repeatedly promising the nation that the fight against the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS will not include US troops on the ground, the Speaker of the House may not agree with the presidents strategy.

Speaking with ABC News, John Boehner (R-OH) said he thinks the United States will eventually have to use combat troops to augment the U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, if the president wants to ultimately defeat them. Read more »

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Obama at UN: US Coalition Will Dismantle Islamic State ‘Network of Death’ With Force

obama un(AP). Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death” that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region.

Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the U.S. would be a “respectful and constructive partner” in confronting the militants through force. But he also implored Middle Eastern nations to take the lead in addressing the conditions that have sparked the rise of extremists, including cutting off funding to terror groups. Read more »

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President Obama to Host Netanyahu for Bilateral Meeting on October 1

netanyahu obamaPresident Barack Obama is scheduled to host meetings with leaders of Middle-Eastern countries in the coming days, one of them being Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

The bilateral meeting is scheduled to take place in the White House on October 1st, National Security spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden announced earlier today. Read more »

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First Lady Passes One Million Followers on Twitter, Instagram; White House Celebrates

Michelle Obama twitter page @FLOTUSAfter joining the Twittersphere in January of 2013, long after she became the First Lady, Michele Obama (@FLOTUS) has recently passed the 1 million follower count, as did her Instagram account, and the White House is now celebrating.

In a blog post, the official White House website highlights the First Lady’s use of the social networks to interact with ordinary Americans. “The First Lady uses Twitter and Instagram to connect with people around the country and keep her followers up-to-date on the latest news from her initiatives, Joining Forces, Let’s Move, and Reach Higher. From participating in a Google+ Hangout during her trip to Africa to her Twitter Q&A #LunchWithFlotus on healthy school lunches, the First Lady is continually looking for new ways to connect with the public and answer their questions.” Read more »

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Prosecutor: 800 Rounds Found In White House Intruder Case

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(AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd declared that the accused intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, was a danger to the president. Gonzalez was arrested just inside the White House front door. Read more »

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Melissa Rivers Received Condolence Letter from Obama After Joan’s Death

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Speaking out publicly for the first time since her mother’s passing, Melissa Rivers appeared on the show her mother was most known for, Fashion Police.

In a special tribute episode for Joan Rivers that aired on Friday, the late comedian’s daughter revealed that despite Joan’s constant comedy some of them aimed at the president and the first lady, Obama has written a condolence letter to the Rivers family. Read more »

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Obama Thanks Congress for Bipartisan Vote to Aid Syrian Rebels

ObamaPresident Barack Obama thanked congress on Thursday for passing a bill that will train and equip Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic State militant group.

The vote passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday, both chambers passed the bill with bipartisan support. Read more »

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Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels

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(AP) - President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.

The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize the program. Final approval in the Senate was expected Thursday. Read more »

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VP Biden Apologizes For Offensive ‘Shylocks’ Comment

Biden Detroit Rally 9-28-08 Getty-thumb-180x270Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday apologized for using the word “shylocks” in a speech Tuesday, saying he made a “poor choice of words.”

In a speech at the Legal Services Corporation conference on Tuesday, Biden was trying to describe bankers that target servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term that some see as offensive to Jews. Read more »

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Poll: 57% Say Obama Isn’t Being Tough Enough With ISIS

Obama ISIS speechDespite his tough rhetoric and recently launched military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week, President Barack Obama is hardly trusted on meeting that challenge, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll published Wedensday. His approval ratings on handling terrorism and foreign policy have also taken a hit. Read more »

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ADL Deems Biden’s Use of ‘Shylock’ Term As ‘Offensive’

Joe BidenVice President Biden, known for his gaffes, is being criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for using a stereotype that has been described as anti-Semitic.

In a speech at the Legal Services Corporation conference, Biden was trying to describe bankers that target servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term that some see as offensive to Jews. Read more »

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Former Veep Dan Quayle Rips Obama’s ‘Weak’ Foreign Policy Approach

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Former Vice President Dan Quayle on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy approach, claiming it had turned more friends into enemies.

During a radio appreacrence on the ‘Cats Roundtable’ radio program, Quayle told radio host John Catsimatidis that nations “have more problems being a friend of the United States than being an enemy of the United States” because of Obama’s inconsistent statements and his inability to stick to his promises. Read more »

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At Jewish Fundraiser, Obama Vows To Defeat ISIS

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President Barack Obama on Friday received the backing of one of the most influential Jewish leaders in America, following his declaration of war against the brutal terrorist group ISIS.

Howard E. Friedman, a former president of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and a leading supporter of Jewish political causes, hosted a $10K-32.4K fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Friday afternoon with the attendance of President Obama.

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DC Teacher Compares Bush, Hitler in Homework Assignment

homework dc school hitler, bushA public school teacher at the McKinley Tech Middle School in  D. C. sent home an assignment to the sixth-grade class that required them to compare and contract two leaders, former President George W. Bush and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Parents who saw the assignment found it very troubling. One parent said that what bothered her was the ‘lack of respect’ shown to the former president, and claiming an opinion as fact. Read more »

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Poll: 70% Of Israelis Don’t Trust President Obama To Lead Fight Against ISIS

Obama ISIS speechAs President Barack Obama vowed to defeat the growing threat of ISIS, as much as 70 percent of Israelis don’t seem to trust him to fulfill that commitment, a new poll published Wednesday morning showed.

According to a Panels politics poll conducted for the Knesset channel, only 26% of respondents said they trust President Obama to lead the fight against ISIS, while 70% don’t trust him. Read more »

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Obama Announces Strategy to ‘Ultimately Destroy’ ISIS

Obama ISIS speech(AP) - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Obama declared in a prime-time address to the nation from the White House. “This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.” Read more »

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LIVE: President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIS Threat

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President Obama Meets Congressional Leaders Ahead of Prime-Time Address on ISIS

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Following the announcement that President Obama will address the nation on the Islamic State threat, the president met with congressional leaders on Tuesday, where he told them that he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria.

The president is scheduled to address the nation, where he will outline his plans to ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ the terrorist group, on Wednesday at 9pm from the State Floor of the White House. Read more »

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Obama Discusses ‘Combating the Scourge of Anti-Semitism’ With Turkey’s President Erdogan

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Meeting with Turkey’s newly elected President Recap Tayyip Erdogan on Friday in Newport, Wales, where both leaders were attending the NATO Summit, President Barack Obama discussed with him multiple issues including cooperating in the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

In a statement released by the National Security spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, the White House said Obama and President Erdogan “also discussed the importance of building tolerant and inclusive societies and combating the scourge of anti-Semitism.” Read more »

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Newt Gingrich: No Strategy Is Better Than Bad Strategy from Obama

newt gingrichLast week Thursday, President Obama made his most revealing remarks about the United States’ role in fighting the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS or ISIL.

President Obama addressing the nation said that “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Read more »

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Biden: We Will Follow ISIS To The Gates Of Hell

Biden Detroit Rally 9-28-08 Getty-thumb-180x270Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a harsh warning to ISIS terrorist, declaring hell will break out once the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, including the dual American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by ISIS militants Tuesday.

“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice,” the Vice President said during an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. “Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside.”

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Obama Turns Focus On Putin: Russia Is A Threat To Peace in Europe

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(AP). Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target.

“You lost your independence once before,” Obama said following meetings with Baltic leaders in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. “With NATO, you’ll never lose it again.” Read more »

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350 More Troops Assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

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(AP) - President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.

The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in the Iraqi capital. The Defense Department reviewed the request and recommended the additional troops. Read more »

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