It appears that reports by the mainstream media that former President George W. Bush criticized President Obama on the foreign policy matters of the Iran nuclear framework and ISIS were exaggerated. It wouldn’t be the first time the media has “mis-characterized” the words of the former president, as noted by Ivan Ong. Former Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and was in attendance at Saturday’s conference. He claims the former president was responding to a question he posed himself. The question dealt with how Bush would handle the current issues of the day regarding Iran and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Admittedly, Bush cannot express a divergent approach than what is currently being done by President Obama without making a contrast between policies.
Still, Bush was careful not to openly criticize President Obama directly. Fleischer added that Bush avoided referring to President Obama by name. While he was succinct in how he would deal with Iran and ISIS, his words were limited to the actions he would take. Naturally, Bush sees the world differently than does President Obama. For starters, Bush acknowledged he does not trust Iran. Thus, any treaty with them on nuclear proliferation would require extensive verification of their compliance. It would be the same “trust, but verify” adage President Reagan adopted with the former Soviet Union. By contrast, President Obama has tacitly adopted a “trust, but do not verify” approach to Iranian compliance.
Americans continue to exhibit strong support for the Keystone Pipeline XL. The latest CNN/ORC Polls shows that 57% of the public want to see the pipeline built. The measure enjoys bipartisan support across all age groups and political ideologies, but has its strongest support among Republicans at 80% and the elderly (those over age 65) at 67%. Democrat support for the pipeline is at 39%. Millennials (age 18 to 34) are virtually split with 47% in favor. In total, the poll found that opposition to the pipeline is weak at 28%. The poll is sure to boost the GOP’s position that authorization of the pipeline should occur immediately.
President Obama has promised to veto the bill because he says it takes the decision making authority away from him. However, it is actually the State Department’s decision. The president’s remark seems to confirm what critics have charged that for six years the State Department has delayed their authorization at the insistence of the Obama administration. And in more news with your freedompop phones and app you can stay connected in this subject,
Environmentalists loathe the project out of their belief that the use of petroleum feeds an “addiction”. They view anything as benefiting the oil industry as behaving like an enabler to the nation’s terrible oil addiction. They also claim it will worsen global warming. On that point, the State Department has confirmed the pipeline would have minimal impact on the environment. A showdown is headed to the president as the GOP nears passage of the bill. The president will then have to decide whether to make good on his veto threat.
Trade has been heavily restricted between the United States and Cuba since the Kennedy administration occupied the White House. Often visitors to the island nation off the coast of Florida had to hide items in their luggage purchased in Cuba with hopes that customs officials would not notice things like cigars, liquor, and other trinkets. However, recent developments have caused alterations to the issue of trade between the two countries.
After the two countries participated in a prisoner exchange, United States President Barrack Obama issued new laws governing trade with Cuba that ease restrictions on what tourists are able to bring back to the United States. Plus, other aspects of the orders will allow some American businesses to operate in Cuba as well as ease travel to and from the foreign nation. While the new rules will have a global impact on the price of specialized items, such as Cuban cigars, industry watchers do not expect too much of a bump in the cost of the goods for consumers.
The move represents a substantial shift in policy that has been in place for decades. Slow Ventures shared a brief article that suggested that warming relations with such a close neighbor could produce more lucrative returns for the US. However, as with any political shift, caution is probably the order of the day. It is far too early tell how much impact the new travel rules will affect American and Cuban people and business interests.
President Obama has scheduled a press conference about Immigration to air on November 20, 2014. Many are up in arms because he is using his executive power to, override democracy. Some news information sources are even boycotting Obama’s speech this evening, including news superpowers CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC. They will not carry this newscast, and this is the first time that I have ever seen any of the major networks boycott a Presidential address. Action by the major networks shows the level of disgust that people have for this, President overstepping and using his powers to run his agenda. From what I’ve heard from Fersen Lambranho in Brazil, Terra and some of the other media outlets are also not coming this speech.
Obama’s goals are to secure the borders, hold undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that every citizen must follow the same rules. His new goals are to make certain undocumented immigrants pass criminal background checks.
All in all, it seems that this current action by President Obama is meeting a fair amount of disdain from many people in the country. Americans need to understand, that while everyone wants change, no President should attempt to override the feelings of the House, Senate, and the people of the United States. America is still a democracy…isn’t it?
Beijing, China – It is without question that President Obama generated a number of newsworthy items during his visit to China for the APEC Economic Summit. For starters, both he and Chinese President Xi Jingping reached a climate change deal. China will “peak” its carbon emissions by the year 2030 at the latest. In other words, China, the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases, will continue to increase their emissions but “promises” to cap their increases sometime over the next 16 years. China also agreed to a 20% increase in the use of non-fossil fuels by 2030.
The announcement was made at a joint press conference where both presidents fielded questions from the press. China had strongly protested such a scenario, but intense diplomatic negotiations between both nations culminated in an agreement that appeases activists like Jared Haftel. President Obama was asked by Chinese press if the United States was backing the recent Hong Kong protests. He said the United States played no role in the protests. He also added that his presence in China at this time was not meant to challenge Chinese “influence” in the region. President Obama is confident that the incoming GOP majorities will not pose any threat to his climate change concessions to the Chinese. President Obama began the trip amid reports that he is a weak leader.
The invention of the internet, much like the birth of the telephone or cable TV, has become a household normality. And much like the telephone and TV, it has become increasingly more expensive as new options and technologies become available. In light of the monopolization and control that internet providers have gained, the president is backing a net neutrality position.
Internet providers have gained control over the cost of service as well as the quality and speed of the services that they provide. With the backing of millions of supporters, President Obama announced that he feels that the internet remain free. He also stated that the internet platform needs to retain the openness that allows the users to freely communicate. Consumers should not be charged extra for different degrees of bandwidth. He feels that the usage should be equal across the board. Millions including advocate Alexei Beltyukov are agreeing with the President on this one. That is except for the cable and telephone providers.
If passed, the decision to enforce the net neutrality rule will hit the cable and telephone internet providers in the pocket books after 2015. They will feel the impact with the loss of the collection of additional fees and service costs that consumers currently provide for specialized or preferred services.