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Obama, Castro In First Sit-Down Between US, Cuban Leaders In More Than 50 Years – 12 April 2015

RT logoPresidents from the US and Cuba have historically sat down at a negotiating table for the first time in more than 50 years. Barack Obama met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro to discuss relations between the two countries.

READ MORE: Obama & Castro shake hands during historic encounter (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The meeting has been confirmed by the White House press service.

We are now in a position to move on a path toward the future,” Obama told Castro at the meeting. “Over time it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship between our two countries.

We are willing to discuss everything but we need to be patient, very patient,” Castro replied.

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Obama, Merkel Display ‘Tactical Disagreements’ Over Ukraine – 10 February 2015

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The option of supplying Kiev with “lethal defensive weapons” is on the table, Barack Obama said in a joint press conference with Angela Merkel. However, the German chancellor reiterated there is no “military solution” to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined,” the US president said during a joint press conference with Merkel in Washington.

“I want to emphasize that a decision has not yet been made,” Obama said when questioned about weapons a second time. “It is true that if, in fact, diplomacy fails, what I’ve asked my team to do is to look at all options. What other means can we put in place to change Mr. Putin’s calculus?”

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Obama, Congress And political Conflict: US Govt Tops List Of Americans’ Concerns In 2014 – 3 January 2015

RT logoThe Americans have called the country’s weak government leadership their top concern and the main problem faced by the US in 2014, a survey by Gallup said.

“In 2014, four issues generated enough public concern over enough months for at least 10 percent of Americans, on average, to identify each of them as the nation’s most important problem,” the Gallup poll read. “Complaints about government leadership including President Barack Obama, the Republicans in Congress and general political conflict led the list, at 18 percent.”

It is the first time ever in Gallup records that dissatisfaction with the way the US is governed has been named the primary concern by the population and the first since 2007 when the economy is not number one among concern for Americans.

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Assessing The Blame For Iraq: Bush, Obama, McCain, Others; Iraq Sunken Costs – 15 June 2014

MishMikeShedlockIn response to Iraq Splinters Into Pieces, Thank George Bush and the Neocons, I received emails from Neocon true believers and others who want to whitewash Bush’s role in creating this mess.

One person said Democrats are “equally” to blame.

How laughable. Had Bush not trumped up lies, sucking Colin Powell along for the ride, the war would never have happened. Period.

Yes, Democrat nutcases went along for the ride, notably Hillary Clinton. And had she just apologized for her stupidity, she might have won the nomination instead of Obama. Continue reading

Obama, Boehner To Have Rare, Private Oval Office Meeting Tuesday (Today) – 25 February 2014

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After an acrimonious year where they failed to agree on almost anything, President Barack Obama will host Republican Speaker John Boehner for a rare one-on-one meeting on Tuesday, the White House said.

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Judging The Obamacare Rollout Two Weeks Later; Signups Vs. Obama’s 7 Million Goal; Unprecedented Experiments – 14 October 2013

MishMikeShedlockTomorrow marks the two-week anniversary of the Obamacare rollout. Inquiring minds may be wondering how things are going. The short answer is exceptionally poorly.

Hawaii is not even up and running yet due to software glitches. On day 10, some sites reported that a mere 51,000 signups had occurred. Other places said it was double. Continue reading

NaturalNews – Mike Adams – Strategy Shifts Away From Defunding Obamacare To Simply Allowing It To Self-Destruct – 14 October 2013

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Alex Jones posed a question to me during an appearance on his live radio show Friday. The question was whether those of us opposed to Obamacare should stop trying to politically defund the project and simply stand back and let the thing self-destruct on its own. Now that Healthcare.gov has been exposed as being written in disastrously bad computer code requiring years to repair, any attempt by Republicans to interfere with the funding of the system will only cause the inevitable implosion of it to be blamed on them. Continue reading