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Latest Barack Obama Items
I noted a strong contrast between the crowds that attended President Obama's inauguration rally and the "Restoring Honor" rally on the Mall ("Mall rally sends message of anti-Washington unrest," Politics, Monday).
The Obama administration on Wednesday put the Pakistani Taliban on its international terrorism blacklist and announced a $5 million reward for information on the group's leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that while the United States no longer is at war in Iraq, history will judge whether the fight was worth it.
Opening Mideast peace talks under the shadow of fresh violence, President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday not to allow "extremists and rejectionists" to undercut long-stalled negotiations on creating a sovereign Palestinian state beside a secure Israel.
Illegal immigration has been in a "sharp decline" over the past two years, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released Wednesday, and the Obama administration immediately touted the data as proof that it has made progress on securing the nation's borders.
President Obama's top economist, in her final speech before stepping down Friday, urged Congress to "find the will and wisdom" to spend more money to create jobs — even though lawmakers' appetite for new government spending has waned ahead of November's elections.
The United States on Wednesday changed commanders in Iraq, beginning the final phase of American military involvement in the country despite political uncertainty and persistent violence.
''I've got your back." That's what U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts said to his decades-long friend, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in introducing the AG at an April 22 speech at Vassar College. At that time, Judge Roberts was ignoring several legal deadlines to the benefit of Mr. Holder's administration on numerous motions and countermotions in a key lawsuit for which Mr. Holder's underlings effectively were acting as defense attorneys.
President Obama was granted an opportunity to give a victory speech about Iraq on Tuesday, courtesy of George W. Bush. He mentioned President Bush in passing, essentially damning him with faint praise. If Mr. Bush had followed Mr. Obama's strategic recommendations in 2007, the war in Iraq would have been lost years ago.