Archive for March 24th, 2015

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Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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So much projection and jealousy. Eh, Ben Carson?

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Can anyone spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?

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Millions of middle fingers going up

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Continue reading ‘A Tweet Or Two’

24
Mar
15

The President’s Day

President Obama meets with Afghan President Ghani in the Oval Office. This marks the first meeting between the two presidents at the White House following the 2014 presidential election, which produced the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan’s history

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U.S. President Obama speaks at a joint news conference at the White House in Washington

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Boston Globe: US To Slow Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015 instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. ‘‘Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place,’’ Obama said in explaining his decision at a press conference after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s first visit to the White House since his election six months ago.

Obama added that the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided later this year. Ghani had asked Obama to slow the withdrawal because Afghan security forces are bracing for a tough spring fighting season and are also contending with Islamic State fighters looking to recruit on their soil. The original plan was to cut the U.S. force to 5,500 by the end of this year. ‘‘This visit is an opportunity to begin a new chapter between our two nations,’’ Obama said after meeting with Ghani in the Oval Office.

More here

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Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice listen during the press conference

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry greets Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah prior to joint news conference at the White House in Washington

Secretary of State John Kerry greets Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah

U.S. President Obama reacts to comment by Afghanistan President Ghani during joint news conference at the White House in Washington

U.S. President Obama and Afghanistan President Ghani depart a joint news conference at the White House in Washington

24
Mar
15

Press Conference with President Ghani

2:20 ET: President Obama and President Ghani of Afghanistan hold a press conference

24
Mar
15

Chat Away

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Later

2:20 ET: The President holds a press conference with Afghan President Ghani, East Room

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MoooOOOooorning!

24
Mar
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama looks at Rembrandt’s “Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul” as he tours the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 24, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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(This is a scheduled post so I’m not around to say moooOOOooorning – back later!)




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