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Obama renews commitment to develop solar energy despite setbacks

President Barack Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. Obama, who is concluding a three-day fundraising tour of California, announced commitments to develop solar energy and energy efficiency by more than 300 private…

Obama tells tech leaders: GOP has nothing to run on but health care repeal

President Barack Obama warned tech leaders on Thursday to dig deep in their wallets to fund Democratic candidates and feel a sense of urgency about congressional elections in November or risk further gridlock in Washington and a failure to move on their priorities. Obama was the headline speaker at four…

Congress begins reviewing Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Vietnam

The U.S. Congress on Thursday began its review of a nuclear agreement with Vietnam which advocates say would create billions of dollars in trade but has triggered human rights concerns. President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the United States to transfer reactors…

Anti-Obama rally organizers release radio jingle, fear Obama drone attack

A spokesman for a group that hopes to oust President Barack Obama from office by rallying next week in Washington fears the president will attack participants with a drone strike. Terry Trussell, chief of staff for Operation American Spring, told “Patriot Nation” radio host Mark Hoffman that organizers are “expecting…

Obama tells Shoah Foundation: Kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows ‘man’s darkest impulses’

President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that “we have not extinguished man’s darkest impulses.” Obama accepted a humanitarian award from director Steven Spielberg at the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation, a Holocaust museum…

Republicans will be majority on House Benghazi investigation panel

The majority of seats on a new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks will be held by Republicans, a congressional aide said on Tuesday, despite Democrats’ insistence that the panel must be evenly divided in order to conduct a nonpartisan investigation. A senior House of Representatives leadership aide told Reuters…

Battle over Keystone pipeline likely to kill Senate’s attempt to pass energy efficiency bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate agreed on Tuesday to begin debate on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill, but seems unlikely to pass it unless lawmakers agree on how to proceed with the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The Senate voted 79 to 20 to advance the legislation, the…

Lindsey Graham: ‘Playing politics with Benghazi’ could burn GOP in midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Any attempt by Republicans to embarrass the Obama administration over the deadly September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could backfire in the mid-term congressional elections, a Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday. Some Republicans view the attack, in which militants killed four Americans at the U.S.…

Obama at WHCD: Fox will have a hard time convincing Americans ‘that Hillary was born in Kenya’

Obamacare the punchline at Washington press dinner (via AFP) President Barack Obama cracked jokes about the government’s disastrous health care policy rollout and mocked political opponents at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner late Saturday. The annual dinner, filled with insider jokes and elbow jabs masquerading…  …

Obama to tour central Arkansas communities leveled by tornadoes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will travel to central Arkansas on Wednesday to tour communities that were hit by deadly tornadoes earlier this week, Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor said on Saturday. The tornadoes were part of a storm system that blew through the Southern and Midwestern United States earlier…

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