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30.07.2014 Democracy Now!

U.S., EU Unveil Toughest Sanctions on Russia to Date

U.S., EU Unveil Toughest Sanctions on Russia to Date

The Obama administration has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine. President Obama said the measures will target Russia’s economy, but rejected claims of a new Cold War. President Obama: “If Russia continues on its current path, the cost on … »

11.06.2014 Democracy Now!

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Obama: Congress “Should Be Ashamed” of Inaction on Gun Control

Speaking at the White House, President Obama urged a national “soul searching” on gun control. He also called congressional inaction a source of “shame.” President Obama: “It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet we kill each other in these—in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially … »

28.03.2014 Amy Goodman

Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History

Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History

“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” So wrote President Barack Obama, back on Jan. 29, 2009, just days into his presidency. “Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” Now, six years into the Obama administration, his … »

19.09.2013 Democracy Now!

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

President Obama is calling on Congress to revisit gun control legislation in the aftermath of Monday’s shooting rampage at a naval base in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead, including the gunman. Speaking to the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Obama said the spate of mass shootings in the United … »

06.09.2013 Amy Goodman

Obama and Putin: Time For Diplomacy on Syria

Obama and Putin: Time For Diplomacy on Syria

“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack Obama ramped up a planned military … »

10.08.2013 Amy Goodman

Suggested Vacation Reading for President Obama: “Catch-22″

Suggested Vacation Reading for President Obama: “Catch-22″

As the Obama family heads to their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, perhaps the president should take along a copy of “Catch-22″ for some beach reading. Joseph Heller’s classic, satirical antiwar novel, published in 1961 and based on his experiences as a bombardier in the second world … »

22.01.2013 IDN InDepthNews

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

By Jaya Ramachandran The increasing resort to drones by President Barack Obama will over the long term usher in “a new arms race and lay the foundations for an international system that is increasingly violent, destabilized and polarized between those who have drones and those who are victims of them”, … »

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