Obama’s Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President’s Role : Npr

He offered those remarks at a Justice Department black history month event, just days after he took office. That kind of blunt talk is what some of the president’s black supporters wish Obama would try more often. But can he? Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele built a now famous series of skits around Obama’s reserve . The president is played by Peele and Key serves as his official Anger Translator, Luther.
Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/08/22/341935015/obamas-reaction-to-ferguson-raises-questions-about-presidents-role?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Export-Import Bank. The bank provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. products. But it will cease functioning unless Congress renews its charter before October. Some Republican lawmakers who supported the bank in past years now want to put it out of business.
Source: http://www.whig.com/story/26352391/obama-urges-renewal-of-us-export-import-bank

Obama to visit N.C. for American Legion convention | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Park was heavily involved in the effort to try to fix the bugs. His move to California signals a growing effort by the government to try to recruit from Silicon Valley. Earlier this month, Park helped the White House lure Google engineer Mikey Dickerson to Washington to take a role bolstering the government’s computer systems. In his new assignment, Park will help channel ideas from the tech community, the source added. It is unclear who will replace Park.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-tech-policy-maven-moves-silicon-valley-role-004623678–finance.html

Obama and ‘History’ – Yahoo News

A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention Tuesday. The statement said more details will be made available in the next few days. The continue American Legion is holding its 96th annual national convention at the Charlotte Convention Center. In addition to the president, North Carolina Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr will also address the group Tuesday.
Source: http://hamptonroads.com/node/726467

Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role – Yahoo News

But he must weigh that against his aversion to the risks that could come with plunging the United States into a country torn apart by an intractable internal conflict. Syrians Return to Battle-Scarred Homes White House officials have suggested that airstrikes in Syria are an option, though the officials say specific military proposals has not yet been presented to the president. “We’re actively considering what’s going to be necessary to deal with that threat, and we’re not going to be restricted by borders,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser. “We’ve shown time and again that if there’s a counterterrorism threat, we’ll take direct action against that threat, if necessary.” Even before Foley’s murder, Obama found himself on far different footing in the Middle East than he probably expected in the sixth year of his presidency. After running for the White House on a pledge to end the Iraq war and then making good on that promise in late 2011, Obama thrust the U.S.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-faces-tug-military-action-syria-25095885

Obama Again Faces Tug of Military Action in Syria – ABC News

Apparently that’s OK, because according to the words of Martin Luther King Jr., which Obama had embroidered into the Oval Office rug, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” James Foley’s family might not agree. Nor would the Yazidis, or the hundreds of thousands of Syrians murdered by gas and artillery and barrel bombs, or the 100,000 Bosnians and others killed in the heart of Europe in the late 20th century, or the 1 million Rwandans killed in 1994, or the roughly 2 million Cambodians massacred between 1975 and 1979. History, in all cases, looked on impassively. In Obama’s telling, history is making American might unnecessary because the “tide of war is receding.” Others believe that wars are won or lost. They don’t ebb and flow like oceans. Sadly for the president and the country he leads, his own over-eagerness to disengage from global responsibilities and to back away from military commitments has stimulated just the sort of forces he describes as retrograde.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-history-070000866.html


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