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Colorado shooting spree could have been worse; shooter’s gun jammed, official says – Washington Post

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

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Colorado shooting spree could have been worse; shooter's gun jammed, official says
Washington Post
AURORA, Colo. —Sunday was a day to mourn here — and ask, fruitlessly, why. Two days after a shooting rampage killed 12 people and wounded 58 in a movie theater, President Obama flew in to praise victims and survivors. And Colorado leaders held the
Obama visits Colorado, tries to comfort shooting spree victimsReuters
Movie massacre suspect mum; Batman mask foundThe Associated Press
Theater shooting: Obama consoles survivors and families of deadLos Angeles Times
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US to Iraq: Review case of acquitted militant

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this July 2, 2007 file photo, Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman speaks during a press conference, near a poster of a senior Lebanese Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi appeals court has ordered the release of a Hezbollah commander who has been cleared of masterminding a deadly 2007 attack on U.S. soldiers, but officials say the White House is pushing Baghdad to keep him locked up. (AP Photo/Wathiq Khuzaie, Pool, File)The White House has asked Iraq to review the case of a Hezbollah commander who was accused of masterminding a 2007 attack that killed five American soldiers or hand him over to the United States, a senior Obama administration official said Thursday, though two Iraqi courts have declared him not guilty.

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Romney Now Says Health Mandate by Obama Is a Tax – New York Times

July 5th, 2012 Comments off

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Romney Now Says Health Mandate by Obama Is a Tax
New York Times
WOLFEBORO, NH — Mitt Romney declared on Wednesday that President Obama's health care mandate was in fact a tax, shifting his campaign's characterization of the law and aligning himself with the conservative voices in his party.
Romney: Health-care mandate is a taxWashington Post
Romney now says healthcare mandate is a tax, shifting positionFort Worth Star Telegram
Mitt Romney says healthcare plan's individual mandate is a taxLos Angeles Times
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‘Yes, Obama’s Election Campaign Is Affecting His Syria Policy. No, That’s Not A Bad Thing.’

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

Stacher and Brownlee on Democracy Prevention

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

In connection with our previous post excerpting Josh Stacher’s book Adaptable Autocrats, here’s Josh interviewing (fellow Egypt expert) Jason Brownlee about his forthcoming book, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance. Look out for their conversation starting at 06:50 on how the Obama administration did not embrace the Egyptian uprising and encouraged as much continuity as possible with the Mubarak regime — “they were trying to minimize the extent of change” says Brownlee.



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Obama: Easter ‘a time to reflect and rejoice’ – USA TODAY

April 7th, 2012 Comments off

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Obama: Easter 'a time to reflect and rejoice'
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By David Jackson, USA TODAY President Obama passed on politics for his weekly radio address Saturday, speaking instead of Easter and how "Christ's triumph over death holds special meaning for Christians." "For me, and for countless other Christians,
Obama: 'Easter weekend is a time to reflect and rejoice'Los Angeles Times
Obama marks Easter holidayThe Associated Press
Obama's Weekly Address: Easter and Passover ReflectionsABC News (blog)
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Obama in Virginia: ‘I want to make stuff here’ – Washington Post

March 9th, 2012 Comments off

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Obama in Virginia: 'I want to make stuff here'
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PETERSBURG, Va. — President Obama spoke encouragingly Friday about the improving economy, including the tentative revival of the manufacturing sector, as he touted his record on a factory floor in this battleground for his re-election campaign.
Obama: 'The economy is getting stronger'USA TODAY
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Obama: New jobs report a sign economy on reboundSeattle Post Intelligencer
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Obama & US Banks …

January 10th, 2012 Comments off

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring?

December 13th, 2011 Comments off

At Tomdispatch.com:

As the Arab Spring blossomed and President Obama hesitated about whether to speak out in favor of protesters seeking democratic change in the Greater Middle East, the Pentagon acted decisively…

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Lynch & Cook: US Policy on Egypt Needs a Big Shift

December 1st, 2011 Comments off

U.S. Policy on Egypt Needs a Big Shift – NYTimes.com:

The Obama administration’s response should begin with a clear, public presidential…

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