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Jon Stewart on Obama France No-Show: ‘What The F–k?’

On Monday’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, host Jon Stewart used his opening segment to question why no high-ranking official from the United States participated in Sunday’s rally in Paris against Islamic terrorism in the wake of the shooting

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Attending Paris Rally a Political Risk for White House

For the Obama administration, skipping the Paris unity march was the lesser of two evils. Attending would surely have garnered some praise from the media but it also would have been hard to explain on the domestic and international front.

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White House: ’Should Have Sent’ Better Representation to Paris March

White House Press Secretary John Earnest acknowledges that the Obama administration should have had better representation at the Paris unity march. “I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent somebody with a higher profile to be there,” Earnest said.

Abbas in Paris at Anti-Terror Rally (AP)

Sen. Ted Cruz: WH Absence From Paris March ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Symbolic’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argues that the lack of a White House presence at the Paris march Sunday was not only symbolic of the lack of American leadership to confront radical Islam, it was also dangerous. President Obama did not attend Sunday’s Paris rally, which featured dozens of world leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Why Obama Watched Football Instead of Going to Paris

After sitting out the “#HandsUpDontShoot” and “#BlackLivesMatter” demonstrations, Obama and Holder were not going to be caught on camera attending a “#JeSuisCharlie” rally in Paris, no matter how many other world leaders were going to be there in solidarity with the French people, with the Jewish people, or with freedom of expression in general.

Abbas in Paris at Anti-Terror Rally (AP)

Palestinian Terror Gets a Pass at France Rally

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas joined the front rank of world leaders in Paris at a massive anti-terror rally on Sunday, separated by a few world leaders from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also led the march through the city streets. The gesture was intended to create a message of unity and peace, but it also had the effect of sanitizing Abbas’s ongoing support for terrorism against Israeli civilians.

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San Francisco Solidarity Rally with France Terror Victims

As millions gather in Paris to protest against terrorism and for free speech and tolerance, the French consulate in San Francisco will host a solidarity rally on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza. The rally will honor the victims at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket, where Islamic radicals killed 12 and four, respectively, last week.

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Eric Holder to Represent U.S. at Anti-Terror Rally in France

Attorney General Eric Holder will be representing the United States at Sunday afternoon’s rally against terrorism in Paris, France, according to news reports. President Barack Obama has no public events scheduled, and Secretary of State John Kerry is on a trip to India.