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Obama and Putin engage in 90-minute phone call about Russia’s seizing of Crimea

President Obama spoke to Russia’s President Putin today for about 90 minutes, and told him that he’s violating international law with Russian troops leaving their bases in Crimea to seize control of the Ukraine territory. Both sides put out descriptions of the lengthy discussion. First, here’s the White House’s explanation…

WATCH LIVE: Obama addresses Ukrainian situation

President Barack Obama will address the recent developments concerning Russian troops’ apparent incursion into Crimea on Friday. Watch on this live stream from the Associated Press below. Live streaming video by Ustream Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

Obama, tech firms to announce $400 million software donations to U.S. schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to announce on Friday that private companies have donated more than $400 million worth of software and software licenses to bring more technology to classrooms. Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based software company, will make over $300 million of software available to students…

Voter warns Mary Landrieu on Obama: ‘I don’t vote for black people… They got their place’

An article published by NPR on Tuesday indicated that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) tough re-election battle in Louisiana could be less about her vote for health care reform, and more about her decision to support the country’s first black president. For weeks, groups like Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity have…

Obama to Afghan president: U.S. considering complete troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama told his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday he is now planning a full US troop withdrawal, but did not rule out a deal on a post-2014 mission with the next Kabul government. Obama told Karzai by telephone that, since the Afghan leader had refused to sign…

Ted Nugent: Obama using health care reform and IRS to start a race war, just like the Nazis

Rocker-turned-conservative activist Ted Nugent declined multiple invitations Monday by talk show host Dennis Miller to back away from his comparisons of the Obama administration to Nazi Germany. Nugent offered a non-apology last week for his widely condemned comments referring to President Barack Obama as a “subhuman mongrel.” Miller said Obama…

Venezuelan President Maduro challenges Obama to ‘high-level dialogue’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro challenged his US counterpart Barack Obama on Friday to hold “high-level dialogue” between their governments, as opposition protests rattled the leading OPEC member. “I call a dialogue with you, President Obama… between the patriotic and revolutionary Venezuela and the United States and its government. Accept the…

Obama takes jab at New Jersey’s Chris Christie for opposing minimum wage hike

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday singled out New Jersey’s embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie for criticism for balking at a push to raise the minimum wage, a move favored by most Americans. During a meeting with top advisors and a group of 14 Democratic…

‘Birther queen’ Orly Taitz wants to be California’s next Attorney General

In a California election season dominated by Democratic Party nominees and very few Republicans, former U.S. Senate candidate and Obama ‘birther’ conspiracist Orly Taitz has filed paperwork to run for Attorney General. According to the Sacramento Bee, the attorney-dentist-real estate agent from Orange County, California is attempting to appear on…

Revealed: Bucking Republicans, Obama’s 2015 budget to call for end to austerity

No more Mr. Nice Guy. After years of negotiations with Republicans over the U.S. budget, President Barack Obama is setting off on his own course. Obama’s 2015 budget, due in early March, could make the end of an era for Democrats. In recent years, Democrats have taken up much of…

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