Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

AP President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. In his official proclamation he called on “Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump is attending a church service on a National Day of Prayer … Continue reading Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

Trump at UN to push world leaders to back reform

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will host a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations this month to push for reform of the global body that he once dismissed as a “club” for people “to have a good time.”

World leaders at the September 18 event will be asked to support a 10-point political declaration that backs UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “in making concrete changes to the United Nations,” according to the document obtained by AFP on Friday.

Attending his first UN gathering of world leaders, Trump is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 19, on the first day of the six-day debate.

His speech will likely to be the most closely watched as Washington’s allies and foes grapple with the implications of his “America-First” approach to foreign policy.

Trump has described the United Nations as an “underperformer” but stressed that it has “huge potential” to address the long list of world crises that will be at the center of this year’s UN debate.

The United States is the UN’s number one financial contributor, paying 28.5 per cent of the $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget and 22 per cent of the core budget of $5.4 billion. Continue reading “Trump at UN to push world leaders to back reform”

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

//www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/b9f85f22-8f3a-11e7-9c53-6a169beb0953 White House NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY AND FOR OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017.  The storm has since devastated communities … Continue reading President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Source – The New York Post The Obama administration is planning to permit the National Security Agency to share with other US intelligence agencies the private communications it collects from foreigners’ phone calls and messages, according to a report. The change would give access to intercepted data to more intelligence analysts, The New York Times reported. The messages include communications that cross network switches in … Continue reading Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Obama-Poindexter Pics Fuel Scalia Suspicions

WND A couple of photographs of President Obama shaking hands with a wealthy Democrat Party donor named John Poindexter, who also owns the ranch resort where he found Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead, has fueled the whispers that radio host Michael Savage just gave wings to with the blunt broadcast question: “Was [he] murdered?” As WND reported, Savage posed that question to listeners on … Continue reading Obama-Poindexter Pics Fuel Scalia Suspicions

White House reassures governors that Syrians brought to the U.S. aren’t a threat – as Obama says ‘offensive’ rhetoric he’s hearing is a ‘potent’ recruitment tool for ISIS

President Barack Obama said yesterday that the U.S. must be ‘vigilant’ about protecting the homeland and cannot become ‘complacent or lulled into thinking somehow that we are immune from these kinds of attacks.’

But, he said, some of the rhetoric he’s hearing about Muslim refugees is ‘offensive,’ and it serves as a ‘potent’ recruiting tool for ISIS.

‘First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me,’ Obama said, blasting Republicans after a meeting with President Benigo Aquino in the Philippines.  Continue reading “White House reassures governors that Syrians brought to the U.S. aren’t a threat – as Obama says ‘offensive’ rhetoric he’s hearing is a ‘potent’ recruitment tool for ISIS”

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that … Continue reading Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

Bernie Sanders doubles down on climate change-terrorism link

 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on the link between terrorism and climate change Sunday in defense of his stance that global warming presents the greatest national security threat to the United States.

“If we are going to see an increase in drought, in flood, and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is that people all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” the Vermont senator said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” elaborating on an arugment he made during the CBS News Democratic debate Saturday night. “If there is not enough water, if there is not enough land to grow your crops, then you’re going to see migrations of people fighting over land that will sustain them. And that will lead to international conflict.”

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It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign

In any time and place, war is fiendishly simple. It is the ultimate zero-sum contest — you win or you lose.

That eternal truth is so obvious that it should not need to be said. Yet even after the horrific slaughter in Paris, there remains a distressing doubt about whether America’s commander in chief gets it.

President Obama has spent the last seven years trying to avoid the world as it is. He has put his intellect and rhetorical skills into the dishonorable service of assigning blame and fudging failure. If nuances were bombs, Islamic State would have been destroyed years ago. Continue reading “It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign”

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’: An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11

“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was … Continue reading ‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’: An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11