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Obama lights National Christmas Tree near White House

December 2, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Obama lights National Christmas Tree near White House 01 Dec 2011 The sights and sounds swirling around Thursday’s annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree rang of the yuletide traditions of yore: a security sweep in the afternoon, the jazzy stylings of a military band, attendees milling about with […]

US Senate passes Iran sanctions

2 December 2011 Last updated at 03:53 GMT Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only The US Senate has unanimously approved economic sanctions on Iran targeting the country’s oil industry, despite warnings the move could backfire. The measures, passed by 100 votes to nil, would ban foreign firms from doing business with […]

Pakistanis burn Obama effigy and US flag

November 28, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Pakistanis burn Obama effigy and US flag 28 Nov 2011 Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis have taken to the streets across the country, burning an effigy of President Barack Obama and setting fire to US flags after 24 soldiers died in NATO air strikes. The Sunday rallies were organised by […]

US police arrest White House drive-by shooting suspect

November 17, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis US police arrest White House drive-by shooting suspect 16 Nov 2011 Barack Obama’s apartment in the White house was hit by at least one bullet that cracked a window, US Secret Service has said. The bullets were thought to have been fired during a drive-by shooting that resulted in […]

White House shooting suspect ‘obsessed with Barack Obama’

A man was arrested on Thursday after bullets were fired from an assault rifle at the White House, cracking a window in the first family’s living quarters. The US secret service said Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez had been arrested in Pennsylvania after a four-day search. The 21-year-old, from Idaho, was captured at a hotel after a […]

Obama tells Asia U.S. ‘here to stay’ as Pacific power

November 17, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis [No longer a North American power,] Obama tells Asia U.S. ‘here to stay’ as Pacific power 16 Nov 2011 President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the U.S. military would expand its role in the Asia-Pacific region, despite budget cuts, declaring America was “here to stay” as a Pacific […]

Obama tells Asia US ‘here to stay’ as a Pacific power

President Barack Obama has vowed to expand US influence in the Asia-Pacific region and “project power and deter threats to peace” there, even as he reduces defence spending and winds down two wars. “The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay,” he declared in a speech to the Australian parliament, […]

Herman Cain stumbles badly on Libya question

November 15, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Herman Cain stumbles badly on Libya question –Cain said he has ‘all this stuff twirling around in my head.’ [Yup, lots of empty space in his head to accommodate the real estate required for all that ‘stuff to twirl around.’] 14 Nov 2011 Herman Cain struggled to explain his […]

Obama Expresses ‘Disappointment’ on French Palestinian Vote

U.S. President Barack Obama says he used a private meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this month to express “significant disappointment” with a French vote in favor of Palestinians joining the U.N. cultural heritage agency, UNESCO. Obama’s private November 3 meeting with Sarkozy ahead of a Group of 20 summit in the French city […]

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions

November 13, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions 12 Nov 2011 Israel has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, raising fears that it may be planning a go-it-alone attack as early as next summer. […]