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David Cay Johnston: Class War Is Being Waged by the Rich Against the Poor

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-21

Republicans have accused President Obama of waging class warfare for pushing for an increase in taxes and closing loopholes that benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. Pulitzer Prize-winning tax reporter David Cay Johnston says there is indeed a class war going on in Washington — but by the rich against the poor. Johnston’s latest book is “Divided. The Perils of Our Growing Inequality.” Source: Democracy Now

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“House Votes to Overturn Obama Immigration Policy”

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-01-15

The Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed legislation in a 236-191 vote Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.
Source: Associated Press

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Obama Restores Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Greenlight To Hunt Assata Shakur?

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-19

All Black Media

Published on Dec 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) expressed relief that Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who was arrested in 2009 and accused of being a U.S. spy after allegedly supplying satellite photos and computer equipment to members of Cuba’s Jewish community, was released on Wednesday. Gross’ release was the opening move of a major policy shift that will lead to the restoration of regular diplomatic rules with Cuba, suspended in 1961, and the opening of an American embassy on the communist-ruled island.

Sires, who was born in Cuba, added

“Nothing the Cuban regime does is humanitarian in nature, particularly when it continues to deny the Cuban people basic human rights while utilizing fear, incarceration, and unwarranted force to maintain control,” said Sires in a written statement on Wednesday. “While I am relieved that Mr. Gross will finally be home with his family, I would be remiss not to wonder how the family of murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster feels as his killer, Joanne Chesimard, still roams freely in Cuba. Chesimard [a.k.a. Assata Shakur] is currently listed by the FBI as the number one most wanted terrorist and has been enjoying political asylum in Cuba for 30 years.

“It is a dangerous precedent to concede and utilize Americans detained abroad as mere pawns for trading,” Sires added. “Not only will this be an open invitation for rogue regimes and actors to follow the same playbook, but it potentially places many American lives overseas at risk.”

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Watch President Obama’s full immigration reform speech

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-21

Published on Nov 20, 2014
CNN

Watch Pres. Obama’s full immigration speech where he details his plan to shield five million people from deportation.

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Watch President Obama’s full immigration reform speech

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-21

Published on Nov 20, 2014
CNN

Watch Pres. Obama’s full immigration speech where he details his plan to shield five million people from deportation.

Posted in News, Obama Talk, Portugal | Leave a Comment »

Obama announces halt in deportations for 5 mn immigrants

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-21

Published on Nov 20, 2014
@RT America

President Barack Obama announces his use of executive authority to allow for five million undocumented immigrants to potentially come citizens.

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Obama to Visit Atlanta Health Ctr. to Talk Ebola

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-16

Associated Press

President Barack Obama will travel tomorrow to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. (Sept. 15)

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Obama addresses the nation on ISIS

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-11

CNN: President Obama addresses the nation on what actions the U.S. plans to implement against ISIS.

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Obama declares airstrikes on ISIS ‘wherever they exist’

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-11

RT
President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined his plan to authorize broader US military involvement in hunting down the fighters of the notorious Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq, Syria and “wherever they exist.

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Obama condemns Russia’s actions in Ukraine

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04

On a trip to Estonia, President Obama placed blame on Russian separatists for destabilizing eastern Ukraine. He also pledged support for the U.S.’ NATO allies. Meanwhile, reports surfaced of a potential cease-fire agreement in Ukraine. Margaret Warner reports.

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