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August 28, 2013
Thousands have gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today, to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. President Obama is scheduled to address the assembled crowds at roughly 3pm EST, and you can catch his (and others’) remarks online via livestreams from The Telegraph and other outlets. (Photo via LA Times)

Thousands have gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today, to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. President Obama is scheduled to address the assembled crowds at roughly 3pm EST, and you can catch his (and others’) remarks online via livestreams from The Telegraph and other outlets. (Photo via LA Times)

14:54 // 7 months ago
August 7, 2013

U.S. - Russia summit cancelled in response to Edward Snowden asylum decision

  • Last Week Russia granted temporary asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, despite the protestations of the U.S. government, presumably ending any chance that Snowden will ever face federal charges in the United States.
  • This Week President Obama called off a previously scheduled trip to Russia for one-on-one meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, going so far as to tell Tonight Show host Jay Leno that Russia has a tendency to slip into a “Cold War mentality” from time to time. source
16:23 // 8 months ago
August 1, 2013
We are extremely disappointed that the Russian government would take this step despite our very clear and lawful requests in public and private that Mr. Snowden be expelled and returned to the United States.
White House spokesman Jay Carney • Responding to the news that Russia has granted temporary asylum to accused NSA whisteblower Edward Snowden, despite the numerous protestations of the Obama Administration. The White House is reportedly considering canceling upcoming one-on-one meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama; however, the President is currently far busier convincing Congress not to revoke the NSA’s authority to spy on American citizens. source
14:45 // 8 months ago
July 19, 2013

But what I will always remember is as I was leaving that party in 2003, I was approached by another guest, an established author. He asked about the man I had been talking to. Sheepishly he told me he didn’t know that Obama was a guest at the party, and had asked him to fetch him a drink. In less than six years, Obama has gone from being mistaken for a waiter among the New York media elite, to the president-elect.

What a country.

Obama Mistaken For Waiter, Asked To Fetch Drink At 2003 Party

White people.

(via waitingonoblivion)

Raise your hand if you want to know who the author is.

(via waitingonoblivion)

20:20 // 9 months ago
July 18, 2013
18:11 // 9 months ago
July 15, 2013
Cases are brought on the merits. The merits are evaluated by the professionals at the Department of Justice. That’s not something the president involves himself in.
Jay Carney • Responding to a reporter’s question,regarding the possibility that President Obama might be involved in the Department of Justice’s review of possible federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, during a morning briefing at the White House on Monday. President Obama has offered little in the way of opinion on the matter since Zimmerman’s verdict was revealed on Saturday, instead urging the country to remain calm in the wake of the jury’s decision. source
15:29 // 9 months ago
July 1, 2013
In European capitals, there are people who are interested in if not what I had for breakfast, then at least my talking points…That’s how intelligence operations work.
President Obama • Commenting on recent allegations, that the NSA has monitored (or attempted to monitor) European officials, during a speech in Tanzania on Monday. The President’s comments came on the heels of new allegations that the NSA has bugged European Union buildings, both inside and outside the United States’ borders. source
15:36 // 9 months ago
June 27, 2013
I have not called President Xi personally or President Putin personally and the reason is…I shouldn’t have to.
President Obama • Confirming that he has not personally reached out to either Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chinese President Xi Jinping, regarding the United States’ request for the extradition of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, during a press conference in Senegal. President Obama elaborated, saying that the United States has a number of business and political deals in place, and that he didn’t believe “wheeling and dealing” was appropriate on this issue. source
20:20 // 10 months ago
June 11, 2013
0:02 // 10 months ago
May 30, 2013
A letter was intercepted at the Secret Service’s White House mail-screening facility on Thursday, after the deadly substance ricin was found in an envelope addressed to President Obama. Similar letters were sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns earlier this week, and the FBI is currently investigating possible connections between the letters. (Photo via Chicago Tribune) source

A letter was intercepted at the Secret Service’s White House mail-screening facility on Thursday, after the deadly substance ricin was found in an envelope addressed to President Obama. Similar letters were sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns earlier this week, and the FBI is currently investigating possible connections between the letters. (Photo via Chicago Tribune) source

15:45 // 10 months ago