Nearly four years after declaring an end to combat operations in Iraq, President Obama is sending up to around 275 combat troops back into the country to protect Americans as the nation Obama left behind falls apart. From a presidential letter to Congress released this evening: Starting on June 15, 2014, up to approximately 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel are deploying to Iraq to provide support
Three fundraisers in New York today. No golf though. 10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:50 am || Departs White House Noon || Arrives Pittsburgh 1:25 pm || Tours TechShop Pittsburgh 1:45 pm || Delivers remarks and answers questions; TechShop Pittsburgh 3:25 pm || Departs Pittsburgh 4:35 pm || Arrives New York City 5:25 pm || Attends a fundraiser for Senate Democrats; Intercontinental
The White House dashed speculation today that it would coordinate militarily with Iran against marauding Islamist rebels in Iraq, but officials are not ruling out other forms of cooperation with the Iranians. Briefing reporters aboard Air Force One as President Obama traveled home from California, Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said U.S. officials might speak to their Iranian counterparts about Iraq “on the sidelines” of
It seems like the new Common Core educational standards suddenly appeared out of nowhere, doesn’t it? All of a sudden, every kid was getting a Common Core education. The whole thing just materialized before we got a chance to think about it! It seems that way, right? Well, that’s because it is that way. By design. Through a combination of lavish spending by Microsoft’s Bill
While President Obama returns from his latest California weekend of golf today, maybe he will contemplate the utter catastrophe that is brewing in Iraq under his watch. Veteran CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan Sunday offered up an alarming summary of the types of weapons the Islamist ISIS group – which is literally rampaging through Iraq – may now be in possession of, including
President Obama played golf twice during his mini-vacation weekend in California, both times with White House aides. Obama played Saturday and again Sunday at the fabulous Porcupine Creek Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, California. According to Roadtrippers.com: With the Santa Rosa Mountains as a backdrop, Porcupine Creek Golf Club is a stunning backyard course owned by developer Tim Blixseth. The course features an actual 19th hole.
U.S. nears talks with Iran on Iraq . . . Reuters The United States is contemplating talks with its arch enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government in its battle with Sunni Islamist insurgents who routed Baghdad’s army and seized the north of the country in the past week. Critics: Obama indecision hurting . . . Associated Press Less than three weeks after his May 27 announcement, there is