Tag: U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protect those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, with a …

Attorney General’s Team to Review Obama-Era Hezbollah Probes

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant movement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.

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Obama Signs U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Collaboration Act Into Law

President Barack Obama on Friday enacted legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel, one of the congressman involved in drafting the bill said Monday.

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Linda Tripp: The Colossal Clinton Con

She’s finally done it. The country faces a possible constitutional crisis should Hillary win the election. With a federal criminal investigation of the President-Elect underway, President Obama might well issue a preemptive presidential pardon on his way out the door.

JERUSALEM , ISRAEL- MARCH 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. This is Obama's first visit as President to the region, and his itinerary will include meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as …

WSJ: Israel Fears Obama Lame Duck Ambush at United Nations

The Middle East has few bright spots these days, but one is the budding rapprochement between Israel and its Sunni Arab neighbors, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, thanks to shared threats from Iran and Islamic State.

Iraqi forces deploy on October 17, 2016 in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Some 30,000 federal forces are leading the offensive, backed by air and ground support from a …

Obama’s Test: Mosul is More Than a Potentially Climactic Military Battle

More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group’s main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on the line is the Obama administration’s theory that the extremists can be defeated in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere without American ground troops doing the fighting.

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Obama, Aides Expected to Weigh Syria Military Options on Friday

(REUTERS) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) sits alongside European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery during the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016. / AFP / POOL / ABIR SULTAN (Photo credit should read ABIR SULTAN/AFP/Getty …

Palestinian president, Netanyahu Shake Hands at Peres Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians.

US President Barack Obama smiles alongside King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during meetings in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

US President Barack Obama greets guests during a suprise visit to First lady Michelle Obama's event on higher education in the East Room of the White House July 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The first lady hostedÊthe 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to recognize youths who have overcome substantial obstacles …

Israeli Minister: Obama ‘Naive and Messianic’ Toward Jewish State

Just one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Barack Obama at the UN, in which Netanyahu thanked Obama for the signing of a $38 billion military aid package, Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi on Thursday panned the US president as “naive and messianic” towards Israel.

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Israeli Expert: U.S. Silent as Iran Tests Boundaries of Nuclear Deal

Iran is systematically testing the boundaries of the nuclear deal it struck with the West, and the Obama administration has repeatedly swept this under the carpet, acting as “Iran’s lawyers” instead, a senior Israeli security expert has warned.

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GOP Leaders Promise Legislation on $400M Payment to Iran

WASHINGTON — A House leader promised Wednesday that Republicans controlling the chamber will pass legislation addressing the Obama administration’s $400 million payment to Iran in January, made immediately after four US prisoners were released.

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Dark Lord: Hacked Documents Reveal Magnitude Of George Soros’s Domestic Influence

Reviews of the more than 2,500 documents hacked from the servers of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations highlight the undue influence the billionaire financier exerts domestically, from attempting to remake the American electorate, to successfully lobbying for changes in U.S. immigration policy to funding initiatives targeting local police forces.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak arrives for the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), on September 22, 2014 in New York City. The annual meeting, established in 2005 by President Clinton, convenes global leaders to discuss solutions to world problems. …

Ex-PM Barak Claims Netanyahu On His Way Out

Former prime minister Ehud Barak issued a scathing attack Wednesday on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being a weak and paranoid leader of a government that harms the security of the state.

Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council are seen on June 15, 2016 in a building on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij, which is held by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group, during an operation to try to retake the town.

Islamic State Repels U.S.-Backed Forces in North Syria City: Monitor

Islamic State militants on Saturday pushed back U.S.-backed forces trying to advance into their stronghold of Manbij for the first time since a major offensive to capture the city and cut off the militants’ main strategic access route to Turkey, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.

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U.S. Diplomats Demand Military Action in Syria

Dozens of US State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates for US military action to pressure Syria’s government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials said Thursday.

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U.S. Signals Accommodation of Israeli Terms on Defense Aid

The Obama administration is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new long-term agreement on military aid for Israel, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, accommodating in principle a key request by its ally in the yet-unresolved talks.

US President Barack Obama (C) wearing traditional Indonesian attire attends the gala dinner during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 18, 2011.

Top Obama Aides: Childhood in Muslim Nation Influenced His Worldview

TEL AVIV – Deep inside a lengthy New York Times Magazine article, President Obama’s top aides Ben Rhodes and Valerie Jarrett expounded on how President Obama’s early childhood years in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, helped shape the president’s worldview.