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Two years ago President Barack Obama decided to expel 35 diplomats in retaliation for interfering with the American elections and the harassment of U.S. Embassy employees in Russia. Many sources indicate the diplomats are, in fact, Russian intelligence agents. For the past 70 years, both Russia and ...
When the Bush administration wanted to torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, it adopted "enhanced interrogation techniques." When President Obama decided not to investigate Bush's torture regime, he said it was "time to look forward, not backwards." Now that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel, a leading ...

When reports of an alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels first broke in mid-January, Donald Trump managed to avoid the worst of it, with other news stories crowding it out. But as the weeks have gone on, Daniels has found ever-more creative ways to stay in the news, despite a nondisclosure ...
It's the kind of meeting, with seemingly no preconditions and set up by South Korea, conservatives would have panned relentlessly had President Barack Obama decided to do it, claiming it would only embolden and strengthen the hand of a dictator we couldn't trust. And we've seen Trump make grand ...
And as seen by the video above, Obama decided to take the connection a step further by meeting the toddler in person and giving her a memory to last her lifetime. “Keep on dreaming big for yourself... and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you!” Obama tweeted Tuesday. Parker's photo is the ...
With the guns finally silent and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) expelled from Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria — the twin capitals of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate — President Trump signaled victory in his State of the Union address. “Last year, I pledged that we would work with our allies to ...

Defense relations between Vietnam and the U.S. have been strengthened since 2016, when President Obama decided to fully lift the ban on the sale of assault weapons to Vietnam. The Trump administration has also identified Vietnam as a “cooperative maritime partner.” Derek Grossman, an expert at the ...
Besides her whopper that the United States didn't enter Afghanistan until Obama decided to go in, Pierson was well-known for mixing it up with anchors and hosts, leading to many of them mocking her to her face over her outlandish claims and defenses of Trump's comments. Following Trump's election ...
This is a simple example of how some Western experts, circles and media have approached the Syrian debacle; specifically, since former US President Barack Obama decided his administration's priorities in the Middle East. The western focus has shifted from the moral duty to support a peaceful popular ...
After Congress failed to pass a bill to reform the immigration system during his presidency, Barack Obama decided to exercise his prosecutorial discretion to deport only people who posed an arguable danger to the country. Obama was, in fact, otherwise extremely aggressive in his deportation efforts, ...
Mr. Wiley told our art reporter Robin Pogrebin that he and Mr. Obama “decided very quickly that we were just going to strike out a path of our own.” The artists themselves, both African-American, have a history of tackling race issues — surely adding to the context with each the paintings were completed.
In 2012, the administration of President Barack Obama decided that those who arrived illegally as children and meet other conditions can qualify for the program. That status, which can be renewed every two years, means they are in no danger of deportation. President Trump has announced that he intends ...
Malia Obama declaring war on Rosa Parks' granddaughter over pro-President Donald Trump remarks is fake news. There is no truth to a report that Obama and Parks' “granddaughter” were embattled in a war of words over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Obama has been the subject of ...
Because it's exactly what happened when Obama decided to abandon his own red line. Fortunately, the U.S. also has good options with which to confront Assad. For one, the U.S. military could engage forward deployed Syrian command units that have been linked to previous chemical attacks. Doing so ...
So it was with Obama's decisions in 2015 and 2016 to permanently remove a combined 126 million acres of coastal waters in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans to oil and gas development, using his authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Obama cited the health and safety of polar bears, ...
... East Institute members, professors, aid workers, business people and youngsters looking for their first step up on a career ladder that suddenly looks more promising now than it did under the previous administration, when Obama decided the best policy in the Middle East was as little as possible contact.
Obama decided to save them, while most people in America thought he shouldn't, very free market oriented. "Obama thought different. He lost badly politically, but in hindsight we can see he did the right thing. It is a classic example of strong, bold leadership. " However apart from that, Hosking said the night ...

While parents and children alike live in constant fear of another school shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have not only refused to be silenced, but have begun a worldwide movement of their own. After 17 students and teachers at their Parkland, Fla. school were murdered on Feb.
After the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, massacre took the lives of 20 children and six adults, Obama decided a response was necessary to begin his second term. Unlike past mass shootings, which rapidly faded from memory, this time was different. Congressional negotiators felt public pressure and ...
After Congress failed to pass a bill to reform the immigration system during his presidency, Barack Obama decided to exercise his prosecutorial discretion to deport only people who posed an arguable danger to the country. Obama was, in fact, otherwise extremely aggressive in his deportation efforts, ...
This matter was passed from president to president until Barack Obama decided to return it to Iran in a nuclear deal he was negotiating. $400M plus $1.3B in interest was agreed upon. At the time, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was essentially being held hostage in Iran after being convicted of ...
Mr. Wiley told our art reporter Robin Pogrebin that he and Mr. Obama “decided very quickly that we were just going to strike out a path of our own.” The artists themselves, both African-American, have a history of tackling race issues — surely adding to the context with each the paintings were completed.
In 2012, the administration of President Barack Obama decided that those who arrived illegally as children and meet other conditions can qualify for the program. That status, which can be renewed every two years, means they are in no danger of deportation. President Trump has announced that he intends ...
Malia Obama declaring war on Rosa Parks' granddaughter over pro-President Donald Trump remarks is fake news. There is no truth to a report that Obama and Parks' “granddaughter” were embattled in a war of words over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Obama has been the subject of ...
Because it's exactly what happened when Obama decided to abandon his own red line. Fortunately, the U.S. also has good options with which to confront Assad. For one, the U.S. military could engage forward deployed Syrian command units that have been linked to previous chemical attacks. Doing so ...
Despite Farrakhan's history of inflammatory hate speech, in 1995, Obama decided to attend the Million Man March in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Nation of Islam. In addition, according to former Nation of Islam executive Dr. Vibert White, Obama and Farrakhan would “show up at events together” in ...
"Obama, in his wisdom, I think – and I'm a Republican, I don't usually say that about Obama – decided that a more effective way to do it is through audits. You don't get as much media, but it's more effective. You get many more of them. And you don't get just people that are there that day, you get anybody in ...
But Obama decided not to send US forces into battle in Syria. That decision nearly tore the Obama team apart, putting Power, a passionate advocate of humanitarian intervention, at odds with Rhodes, who channels the president's innate caution. On screen, the strain is clear. “The two powerful threads in ...
Obama decided that one aspect of his selective enforcement would be allowing young people who entered illegally before their 16th birthday (such as children brought in by their parents) to apply for protection from deportation. These young people were called Dreamers because an early bill proposing ...
SZA got a major co-sign from Barack Obama earlier this week, and she had quite the reaction to it when finding out. Even though he's not in the White House anymore, Barack Obama decided to keep his annual tradition alive a couple days ago when he shared his year-end playlist, recapping his favorite ...
The politician sparked a tradition when seated in the White House of sharing the music and books that had inspired him during the year. Now settling into his role as a citizen, Barack Obama decided to update this tradition with a new playlist. It's a pretty fine selection, too - Clash favourites such as SZA, ...
Obama decided that providing lethal weapons to Ukraine would accomplish little but antagonize Putin. Yet refusing to arm Ukraine had the opposite effect: It emboldened Putin. Obama's hesitance is one reason why Russia-backed rebels control eastern Ukraine today. Trump, who generally sees himself as ...
President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia but did little else after Putin took the Crimean Peninsula in what was the first big European land grab since World War II. Obama decided that providing lethal weapons to Ukraine would accomplish little but antagonize Putin. Yet refusing to arm Ukraine ...
The tension has not reached a rupture of the diplomatic relations and for now the embassies of both countries are maintained. These were reopened in 2015 after decades of confrontation as former President Obama decided to promote rapprochement. ← Fears in Cuba about Currency Unification · The ...
In the eyes of most Israelis, it was the last, vengeful act of Barack Obama's administration, a stunning departure from U.S. policy of many years. Obama decided to let the Security Council pass the measure, which demanded an immediate halt to all Israeli construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
“Obama decided to interpret it a certain way and certain states decided to interpret it another way in terms of federal enforcement.” The uncertainty is also a source of frustration for Matt Schramm, owner of Kaleafa Cannabis Company in Oak Harbor. He said he hopes the recent move by Sessions pushes ...
I'm not going to spend my time criticizing. There are plenty of critics in that arena,” Bush added. He refused to criticize Obama at the time. The relationship between Trump and Obama has not gone as smoothly, however. The president has not shied away from continuing to slam Obama's decisions since the ...
We (conservatives) screamed our heads off when Barack Obama decided to just pick and choose which immigration laws he wanted to ignore so it's only fair we can't pick and choose the marijuana laws to ignore. The Controlled Substances Act needs to be amended. Like many jarring decisions and ...
America lost track of slavery, which is particularly ironic because one of the main reasons half a million people in Libya are at risk of enslavement is that former President Barack Obama decided to go all “Call of Duty” on Libya in 2011 and left the nation a mess. The question now is what is being done to ...
Obama decided all right, rejecting the pipeline project application and blaming Republicans for creating an unrealistically short time frame for ...
The senators brought up some Obama decisions they said hurt the state, and Trump asked Zinke after each one: “Can we change that and help ...
The difference with Trump is that he opposes Obama's decisions and policies but offers little or nothing to replace them. He is a human ...
Or it could be the day Obama decided not to take actions against the Syrians, after they used chemical weapons on their civilian population.
When Congress failed to provide for such payments, Obama decided to flout the Constitution and provide for these payments from other ...
A year after Sally Ride, America's first woman in space and my longtime partner, died of pancreatic cancer, President Barack Obama decided to ...
The writer was correct, however, when he notes that including them in the plan “became politically unpalatable” when Obama decided to make ...
The left rejoiced when President Barack Obama decided to normalize relations with the Cuban regime, reopened our embassy, and allowed ...
Imagine, then, that this hypothetical repeal effort failed three times in a row, despite congressional majorities, and so instead Obama decided to ...
For the fiscal year 2017, then President Barack Obama decided the number should be 110,000, against the backdrop of a global refugee ...
Barack Obama decided that the 1992 Clean Air Act gave the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to force states to regulate carbon ...


 

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