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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10:30 am || Delivers remarks marking the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act; South Court Auditorium 11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:20 pm || Meets with Secretary of HHS Burwell 4:45 pm || Meets with local elected officials and small business exporters; Roosevelt Room All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at noon

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Obama Signals He Will Confront Netanyahu

It was difficult to ascertain exactly what President Obama was trying to say today during his press conference when he addressed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations. But as far as I can tell, what’s going on is that the U.S. stance toward Israel is going to become confrontational, and the United States will join other countries in steps that provide some kind of recognition of a

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Obama Agrees to Maintain Force Levels in Afghanistan

President Obama announced today that he will keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan at the current level of about 10,000 troops until the end of the year, delaying a planned drawdown in response to requests from Afghan leaders and U.S. military officials. Obama spoke during press conference with Afghan President Ghani. It’s nice to see the president taking steps to counter the establishment of yet another

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McDonough: “An Occupation that has Lasted 50 Years Must End”

I’m beginning to wonder if President Obama is going to provoke another Intifada. What has happened is clear. Secretary of State Kerry tried to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize – and who knows, a second for Obama? – by negotiating a “peace” agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Now that this didn’t work, and with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu firmly ensconced under the

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CBS “Research Department” Apparently Located in West Wing

CBS News Monday helped celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obamacare by citing a statistic it said its “research department” had uncovered. Note, in the video below, the citation in small print for the news that 16 million Americans had been insured under the law. It says, “Source: The White House.” Here’s where the research came from. The report by anchor Scott Pelley goes on to cite

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The Obama Morning News || March 24, 2015

White House Chief of Staff to Israel: Get out . . . White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. A one-state solution based on unilateral annexation and abandonment of democratic rights for Palestinians, he warned, “would only contribute

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