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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Barack Obama’

Troutdale Shooting: One Student, Shooter Dead

A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school Tuesday and was later found dead in a bathroom stall. Authorities have identified the victim as 14-year-old high school freshman Emilio Hoffman. This is the third violent outbreak in a high school or college campus in less than three weeks and brings the total number of school shootings …

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Sarah Palin Spared by Hillary Clinton in ’08 Campaign

Hillary Clinton celebrated the release of her new book, Hard Choices, at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Tuesday morning. The memoir seeks to expose the thought processes behind some of the tougher decisions Clinton had to make during her term as Secretary of State under Barack Obama during his first term as president. While the book contains subjects one …

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity many have already capitalized on. Following his own executive order, Obama continued to push student-loan legislation, however, as he endorsed …

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Maya Angelou: Remembrances of America’s Wise Woman

Maya Angelou was often called America’s wise woman, and since her passing on Wednesday at the age of 86, many notable people have shared their remembrances of the poet, civil rights leader and storyteller extraordinaire. In addition to those in the video clip above, a few people in high places also shared their words about their friend. mentor, and favorite …

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Blocked Live Grenade: Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

An Afghanistan war veteran, who threw himself between a live grenade and a fellow Marine, will receive the medal of honor from President Barack Obama next month. Retired Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will become the tenth recipient of the award for valor exhibited in Afghanistan or Iraq when Obama presents the medal during a White House ceremony on June 19. …

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Obama Slur Forces Police Commissioner To Resign

A police commissioner of a New Hampshire town has resigned after admitting to using a racial slur to describe President Obama. 82-year-old Robert Copeland announced his resignation on Sunday, according to the Board of Selectmen Chair Linda Murray. “The town is pleased,” Murray said. “This gives us the opportunity to move on. We are a very accepting community that really …

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Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show

Four major exit polls have pegged Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India. The campaign has been a lengthy one. Reuters reported that Indian elections are a five week process, in which security forces visit 815 million voters, in staggered groups. Last Monday, when the Indian election process wrapped up, Modi was considered the front runner. It …

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North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when it tries to make a point, whether it’s a myriad of empty threats, execution by flamethrower, or bombardments from its …

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Christiano Ronaldo on TIME’s ‘Most Influential’ List

FIFA soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is featured this year in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and joins other influentials like Pope Francis, Barack Obama and pop icon Beyoncé on this year’s list. There were only five other sports dignitaries noted on the magazine’s 2014 list. They were Brooklyn Nets star Jason Collins, Seattle Seahawks SuperBowl champion …

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Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for hundreds, or even thousands, of convicts currently serving harsh punishments for minor drug violations. Thus far in his presidency, Obama …

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Kathleen Sebelius Says She Told Obama Staying “Wasn’t an Option”

Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that she made the decision to leave and told President Barack Obama last month that staying “wasn’t an option.” Sebelius’ appearance on Meet the Press was her first interview since the White House announced her resignation Friday. She said …

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Sophie Okonedo Shines In Broadway’s “Raisin In The Sun”

Sophie Okonedo is stunning in her Broadway debut of “A Raisin In The Sun” opposite Denzel Washington. The British born actress, best known for her role in Hotel Rwanda, stars as Ruth, Walter’s (Washington) distressed, but strong, wife. A review by The Washington Post calls Sophie the play’s mournful foundation: “Okonedo is deceptively subdued as Ruth, who embodies the bone-breaking …

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