Tag: Barack Obama

Bowe Bergdahl trade a Barack Obama sell out to Taliban?

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bowe Bergdahl trade a Barack Obama sell out to Taliban?

Critics say Bowe Bergdahl not worth 5 Taliban “war criminals” By Barry Cooper   U.S. President Barack Obama stood in the Rose Garden recently with the parents of Bowe Bergdahl to celebrate the release of their son from Taliban captivity. What began as a triumph quickly soured, like warm milk in the sun. A few days […]

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Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

West has “duty” to oppose Russia’s thuggish behaviour against Crimea By Brian Lee Crowley   Russia’s cynical, dishonest and thuggish seizing of Crimea in defiance of international rules and its own treaty commitments is the greatest test the West has faced since the fall of the Berlin Wall. As I read much of the commentary about […]

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Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

Barack Obama’s ethanol policies have unintended consequences A special report from Associated Press  Ethanol was touted as the fuel of the future. President Barack Obama said it was an important part of his Green Energy strategy. But no one anticipated the environmental damage it would cause. The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of […]

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Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

Barack Obama’s ethanol policies have unintended consequences A special report from Associated Press  Ethanol was touted as the fuel of the future. President Barack Obama said it was an important part of his Green Energy strategy. But no one anticipated the environmental damage it would cause. The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of […]

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United States of America: Political myths and realities

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
United States of America: Political myths and realities

Presidents of the United States of America aren’t the powerhouses they’re made out to be As the clock ticks down on the United States of America meeting with “spendmageddon” the emptiness of the Presidency (and the veniality of Congress) has never been more clear. Unfortunately, there are a few myths in the way, myths that are […]

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Barack Obama facing tough choices over govt spending

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Barack Obama facing tough choices over govt spending

Assuming no breakthrough in Congress, Barack Obama must choose what matters most In the Oval Office President Barack Obama is trying to figure out what to do if Congress can’t pass a budget resolution or won’t raise the debt ceiling. The House rose for the weekend, and won’t sit until Monday night, after the American […]

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Government shutdown mostly ignored by Americans

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Government shutdown mostly ignored by Americans

US government shutdown not affecting lives of ordinary Americans By Norman Leach   What if you had a government shutdown and no-one noticed? We might be in that spot with the so-called government shutdown in the United States. Last Tuesday, Oct 1, the wheels of government were to have ground to a halt. News outlets trumpeted […]

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US financial crisis promises ill winds for Canada

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
US financial crisis promises ill winds for Canada

US financial crisis – one day the federal government will slip into default Another US financial crisis. Another government shutdown. Moans galore about curtailed services, border backups, and the like. Over the years, there’s been nearly a hundred of these short-term gaps in funding, brought about by the US Constitution’s division of responsibilities, and its […]

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Syria – Obama screws up, Putin scores diplomatic coup

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Syria – Obama screws up, Putin scores diplomatic coup

Kerry and Obama bumble Syria file By Barry Cooper   The most remarkable feature of the Syria civil war is that it has turned into a confrontation between Russia and America. This amazing spectacle was made possible in equal parts by the bumbling of the Obama administration and the ambitious dreams of Vladimir Putin. In […]

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Keystone XL pipeline – Obama sets new test for approval

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Keystone XL pipeline – Obama sets new test for approval

Climate impact can make or break Keystone XL pipeline By Clare Demerse In a landmark speech on climate change yesterday, U.S. president Barack Obama said that the climate impact of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal “will be absolutely critical” to his decision on its fate. In the hours since, it’s been a fascinating — and revealing […]

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