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Hillary Clinton Dismisses Obama’s ‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t’ Foreign Policy

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Former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sharp words for President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, dismissing the president’s “don’t do stupid shit” foreign policy approach for not being “an organizing principle” worthy of “great nations.” In recent months, “Don’t do stupid shit” has emerged as White House officials’ preferred label for Obama’s foreign policy (which aims to…

Obama: U.S. Airstrikes, Aid In Iraq Continues With No Set ‘Timetable’

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said that U.S. airstrikes have successfully destroyed Islamic State arms and equipment moving against Kurdish forces in Iraq on Saturday, just hours before he was set to depart on a two-week vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. “We feel confident we can keep ISIL from going up a mountain and slaughtering the people there,” he said in a statement from the White House. Obama said the U.S….

White House: No End Date On Military Action In Iraq

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WASHINGTON — The White House gave vague assurances on Friday that U.S. military involvement in Iraq will be limited in nature, seeking to ease political and public concern about Americans being drawn back into another war. During his daily briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly stated that the U.S. would not engage in “prolonged” efforts to beat back the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS….

Obama Can Do A Lot On His Own To Change Immigration, Experts Say

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WASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are some limits under federal law, and anything the White House ultimately decides to do may be challenged in court as unconstitutional. But leading legal experts say the White House almost certainly could delay indefinitely efforts to deport millions of immigrants already in the U.S. illegally, and…

Obama On Border Crisis: House Bill ‘Extreme And Unworkable’

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve the problem,” Obama said of the House GOP at a press conference from the White House. “This is a message bill that they couldn’t pull off yesterday, so…

Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Backfires, Helps Democrats Raise Millions

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. The fundraising juggernaut was driven by Democratic opposition to a lawsuit House Republicans intend to file against President Barack Obama related to the enforcement of certain Obamacare provisions. “Since the announcement of the lawsuit, we’ve raised more than $7.6 million,” Israel said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science…

President Obama touts expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program

President Obama touts expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obamaannounced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Obama, who first announced his initiative in February, said Monday they plan to continue to build support for the program around the nation to ensure those who are…

Democrats And Republicans Complain Obama Is Too Aloof With Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it…

Darrell Issa Concedes No Wrongdoing By White House Office, Pushes Subpoena Anyway

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) conceded Friday that, despite his weeks-long effort to subpoena White House political adviser David Simas to testify before his committee, there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Simas’ office. Issa said during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which he chairs, that he’s not demanding that Simas testify because he thinks the White House Office of Political Affairs has…

Marine gets Medal of Honor for jumping onto a live grenade

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WASHINGTON — In the seconds after the blast, Marine Lance Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter recalled a loud ringing in his ears and an unshakable belief that he was going to die. “I felt like warm water was being poured all over me from the blood coming out,” Carpenter said. The Marine heard his buddies in Afghanistan calling out to him. They were close but sounded a football field away. “You’re…

Man Strikes plea for trying to Shoot President Obama

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An Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting an assault rifle at the White House will accept a plea deal. Court records show a Wednesday plea agreement hearing has been scheduled for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. One of Ortega-Hernandez’s lawyers, Robert Feitel, also confirmed Monday that he anticipated the case would be resolved by a plea. Ortega-Hernandez was scheduled to be tried later this month for…

“Deport Bieber” Petition Is Catching On Fire

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By Afiya J. Watkins With all of the pressing matters plaguing this country, one may not think the deportation of Justin Bieber would be a White House priority, but apparently there are those who would like for it to be just that. A White House petition to deport Bieber is more than halfway to success, surpassing an impressive 70,000 signatures as of noon Tuesday and putting it well on pace to reach the…

Beyonce Says She Was Shocked by Criticism of her Trip to Cuba

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Beyonce says that she didn’t understand why people were so critical of her trip to Cuba with husband Jay-Z.  The two were seeking to have some fun in the sun, only to find that there was a mess of controversy waiting for her back in the states.  She did’t mean any harm and took to “Good Morning America” to explain it all away. “It was such a beautiful trip. I…

Sister of Queens shooting victim brings personal story to gun hearing

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    Dionne Gordon with her brother Maurice Gordon, who was gunned down near their parents’ Queens home in 2010. WASHINGTON – The bitter, often legalistic policy battle over gun legislation turned personal Tuesday as victims and relatives packed a Senate hearing before heading to the White House. The session on reducing gun violence while respecting Second Amendment rights included a large delegation with the likes of Dionne Gordon, a…

President Obama Taps McDonough as Chief of Staff

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Denis McDonough, deputy national security adviser, has been chosen as President Obama’s new chief of staff, according to the White House. McDonough has advised the president on foreign policy affairs, and has been working for the president since joining his campaign in 2008. Already a trusted advisor of the president’s, McDonough has been involved in the plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan, and also the killing of Osama bin…