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GOP Nevada Governor Sandoval removed himself from consideration for the US Supreme Court on Thursday after reports surfaced that President Obama was considering nominating the Republican governor to the high court.
President Obama released information today about his proposed budget to Congress. The radical proposal includes an increase in oil taxes, expanding Medicaid, a multi-billion dollar initiative to promote computer science in public k-12 schools, and funding to find a cure for cancer research. The proposals signals the Obama is aggressively attempting to accomplish certain goals before his term is over.
U.S. officials announced today they plan to respond to Iran’s ballistic missile program by sanctioning the country. The sanctions will be aimed at some Iranian citizens, international companies, and other individuals.
As the Iran Nuclear Deal approaches an important milestone, parties on both sides of the deal begin to point fingers at each other. Fearing President Obama will go easy on Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests and other non-nuclear activities in order to save the nuclear deal, members of Congress urge the president to take a stronger stance. Iranian government officials, on the other hand, are pointing to recent changes in U.S. visa laws that could potentially damage Iran’s economy by restricting some people traveling on business and those with dual citizenship status.
According to a report, the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have been indirectly providing the Syrian military with intel on extremist fighting in Syria. There is fear in Washington that the agenda to oust President Assad will throw Syria into chaos and destabilize the region.
US President Obama will meet with 150 heads of state next week to negotiate an agreement on a global initiative that US scientist are describing as the last best hope to prevent the worst effects of climate change. But the president is walking in with no bargaining chip as Congress can’t even agree if climate change is real.
U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu insist there is still a chance to find peace in the Middle East, regardless of the changing diplomatic and political environment in the region that would suggest it would be impossible to achieve before President Obama’s term ends.