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Sandoval on SCOTUS

Gov. Sandoval to Obama: Thanks but no thanks on SCOTUS

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.
Bill Maher petition White House

White House responds to Bill Maher petition

White House officials responded to a petition launched by HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher requesting President Obama to appear on the show or to explain why President Obama would not appear on the show.
Obama Budget

President Obama bold budget proposal to Congress

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.
Bill Maher Petitions President Obama

Bill Maher petition to Obama reaches threshold

A petition launched on the White House’s We The People official website asking President Obama to appear on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher reached 100k signatures within days.
New Iran Sanctions

Day after Iran hands over Uranium, US announces new sanctions

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.
NSA Spying on Congress

NSA Caught Spying on Congress, Israel

The NSA spied on conversation between members of Congress and officials from Israel during the Iran nuclear negotiations, according to a senior White House official.
Iran Deal Nears Critical Phase

The Iran nuclear deal is entering a make-or-break phase

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.
US Cooperates with Assad

US military provided Syrian President with intelligence on extremists

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.
Obama Paul Ryan

Obama aims to form global climate change policy, Republicans seek to stop him

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.
President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu Oval Office Meeting

Obama, Netanyahu commit to peace in White House meeting

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.

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