“And by this time next year, the transition to Afghan-led security will be nearly complete. The longest war in American history will end.” Washington is negotiating with the Afghan government to secure an agreement on leaving a residual force behind to train the country’s fledgling armed forces and for possible anti-terror missions. Obama paid special attention to the recent sacrifices of the “September 11” generation of American troops, who enlisted after the attacks by Al-Qaeda on New York and the Pentagon in 2001. “Today we can say that because of their heroic service, the core of Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat, our nation is more secure, and our homeland is safer.” Obama’s changing rhetoric on Al-Qaeda has encapsulated the evolving threat from the organization and its affiliates. Before his re-election race last year, Obama often said the extremist group was “on the run,” had seen its leadership “decimated” or was “on the path to defeat” due to his anti-terror policies. But these days his terminology is more circumspect following a string of attacks by Al-Qaeda inspired or affiliated groups in Africa, Syria and elsewhere, despite the US success in largely dismantling the senior leadership that plotted the September 11 attacks.
What people do not understand is that as far as Obama is concerned, Obamacare is working (source) perfectly right now. It is happening exactly as it was drawn up. It is happening exactly as it was designed. With that in mind, Limbaugh argued Obama knew that was the case all along and called the sales pitch Obama used to push for the laws passage fraud and impeachable. I mean, Im sure that they would love it if you would happily give up your current policy, if youd happily pay higher costs so that other people can be insured, Limbaugh said. Im sure theyd like that, dont misunderstand.But the chaos, the confusion, the fact that youve got nowhere to go other than the exchange now, thats exactly as designed. They dont want an option where you keep your plan available to you.
Obama, area officials mark Veterans Day
EST November 11, 2013 President Obama and Ravens coach John Harbaugh saw eye to eye in June but won’t on Sunday. (Photo: Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 1 CONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE OWINGS MILLS, Md. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh had a good-natured message for President Barack Obama as the 4-5 defending Super Bowl champions prepare to face Obama’s beloved, 5-4 Chicago Bears on Sunday. “We appreciate the President and the fact that he’s a huge football fan, a huge sports fan,” Harbaugh said Monday. “I’m sure he’ll be watching this game very closely. “And we’ll do our best to disappoint him.” Harbaugh’s sputtering Ravens still have a chance to make good on their coach’s June vow to Obama, “that we have plans to come back next year” during a visit to the White House celebrating their unlikely Super Bowl XLVII run.
So Dad gave the tyke two options: Pick another restaurant, or eat nothing. The little prince chose nothing, then evidently squealed to his mom, who called court-appointed psychologist Marilyn Schiller. Well, the quack sided with the tot! Schorr alleged in an alarming defamation lawsuit against the shrink. She advised the judge in the Schorrs custody case that the bad dad should lose weekend visitation.
Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’
Obama will have to secure a larger deal on deficit reduction, improve the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, address climate change, and continue to exercise world leadership. “You can’t get caught in what I call ‘second-term blues,’ where you kind of sit back and hope that things are going to be okay. You’ve got to keep working at it,” he said. “If he does, I think he could develop a hell of a legacy.” On the recent National Security Agency spying scandal , Panetta defended the agency as simply carrying out the priorities established by the National Security Council. “These are professionals who do a great job at gathering the kind of intelligence that’s important to protecting this country,” he said, contrasting it to missed intelligence on al Qaeda before 9/11. “These agencies don’t go out and just gather intelligence on their own…They do it pursuant to what they’re directed to do.” He also weighed in on the transfer of the drone program from the CIA to the Defense Department, saying that both agencies could have a role in using the technology.
Obama ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Philippines Devastation
They went to war for democracy having never known it, Norton said of the two men beside her on the stage. Those from the District of Columbia have literally never known it. In College Park, Mike Duggan, a 77-year-old Vietnam War veteran, implored those at a Veterans Day ceremony: Dont forget veterans. This is not just a day about department store sales or picnics or a good meal or even getting together. It is a blessed holiday, he added. Put the flag out and say, Thank you for your service. Just one American to another one. Duggan, a Bethesda resident, was wounded in Vietnam and said he still suffers from what he calls the invisible scars of war. Fifty years after the war, theres still some of it left, he said.
Panetta: Obama may have to accept changes to Obamacare if site isn’t fixed fast
Obama praised the Philippine people for their “incredible resiliency.” Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Cristina Fernandez, President Of Argentina President Barack Obama meets with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Hamid Karzai, President Of Afghanistan Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands after a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Julia Gillard, Prime Minister Of Australia U.S.