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December 16, 2013
14:58 // 9 months ago
We’ve seen several red lines put forward by the president, which went along and became pinkish as time grew, and eventually ended up completely white. When that kind of assurance comes from a leader of a country like the United States, we expect him to stand by it. There is an issue of confidence.
Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former intelligence chief of Saudi Arabia, describes his country’s disappointment in the United States and Obama regarding the Syria conflict. 

(Source: nytimes.com )

12:35 // 9 months ago
December 5, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 5, 2013

Obama once lived with his nearly deported Kenyan uncle, the White House revealed today. He was a law-school student, it was the ’80s and the president was waiting for his apartment to be ready. The revelation is something the government denied until this week, which Drudge is calling a flip-flop for some reason.

With chaos taking over in the Central African Republic, the French government is sending troops into the country this week. France ceded control of the former colony in 1960.

Speaking of France, the country’s central bank gave Bitcoin a thumbs-down this week. The move contrasts Ben Bernanke’s recent cautious thumbs-up in the U.S.

Cities across the country took part in strikes against the fast-food industry.

Blame faulty wiring in the brain for dyslexia, a new study says.

21:00 // 10 months ago
December 3, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 3, 2013

Detroit can go ahead with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history ($18 billion in debt, for those playing at home), which is bad news for retired city workers, who now find their pensions facing a sudden threat.

Earlier this year, a Nigerian man spent three days trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, surviving thanks to an air bubble on his sunken ship. He thinks the rescue was divine deliverance.

Kim Jong-Un apparently fired his uncle, who was a powerful deal-broker in the country. Couldn’t negotiate that one, it seems.

Good news for Obama’s Kenya-born uncle: He won’t be forced out of the U.S., after a judge threw out a deportation notice.

Two companies that nobody likes can officially get married.

19:38 // 10 months ago
msnbc:

Got a question for President Obama? Now is your chance to ask him.
Hardball host Chris Matthews will sit down for a Q&A with the commander-in-chief on Thursday at American University in Washington, D.C.  During the town hall-style interview, Obama will also answer students’ questions, in addition to some of yours, via the official “Let’s Play Hardball” group on msnbc.com.
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP Images)

"So what does it feel like to be like the millionth person to upstage Chris Matthews?"

msnbc:

Got a question for President Obama? Now is your chance to ask him.

Hardball host Chris Matthews will sit down for a Q&A with the commander-in-chief on Thursday at American University in Washington, D.C.  During the town hall-style interview, Obama will also answer students’ questions, in addition to some of yours, via the official “Let’s Play Hardball” group on msnbc.com.

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP Images)

"So what does it feel like to be like the millionth person to upstage Chris Matthews?"

19:05 // 10 months ago
November 30, 2013

More on “rooting for failure”

poorrichardsnews said: Conservatives are not cheering the pain of regular people. We are cheering the failure of Obamacare and policies like it that HURT regular people. I have no shame in cheering Obama’s policy failures b/c they are harmful to the American people.

» SFB says: But where were the news conferences, the Fox News alerts, the parading of people who couldn’t get their lifesaving cancer treatments under the old system? Where was the media attention when thousands of people were routinely dumped once they got sick? When did Republicans in Congress hold an oversight hearing on the leading cause of personal bankruptcy—medical debt? — Ernie @ SFB

11:41 // 10 months ago
November 25, 2013
sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"
— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

The President too likes sunsets!

sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"

— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

The President too likes sunsets!

15:35 // 10 months ago
November 24, 2013
12:50 // 10 months ago
Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure. A future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon.
United States President Barack Obama said late Saturday night in a statement that took place just as the news came in about nations in Geneva working with Iran to finally reach a deal over its nuclear weapons program. 
11:06 // 10 months ago
November 7, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 7, 2013

In a landmark move for the gay rights movement, the Senate has passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill (floating around in various forms since 1994) that bans discrimination against people on basis of their sexuality or gender identity. That’s the good news. The bad news is that John Boehner is sitting on his hands.

President Obama is really, really, really, really, really freaking sorry that the health care law isn’t working out like he promised.

Virginia has a new governor-elect, but the scandal around the current governor is just getting good. Too bad.

Microsoft has finally figured out that you can’t update a web browser every five years.

Legendary pastor Billy Graham just turned 95. He’s still kickin’.

21:08 // 10 months ago