Archive for August 8th, 2015

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Aug
15

The President’s Day Of Well Deserved Golfing

President Barack Obama, center, smiles as he steps off a green after putting while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama places the ball on the green before putting while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama places the ball on the green before putting while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks with Cyrus Walker, right, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama with Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and Robert Wolf

President Barack Obama, right, carries a golf club as he approaches a green while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Comedian Larry David watches as U.S. President Barack Obama putts while playing golf at Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Comedian Larry David watches as President Barack Obama putts

President Barack Obama holds a golf club as he squats down near a green while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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President Barack Obama, left, plays golf with Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, center, and Larry David on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama looks in the direction of the fairway as he retrieves a club from a cart while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, front, gestures while talking as golf partner Robert Wolf, behind right, looks on while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, right, watches his ball as he plays golf on the first hole with Larry David, left, at Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama putts while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama drives a golf cart while golfing Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the island playing golf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

08
Aug
15

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08
Aug
15

On This Day

President Barack Obama sits with daughter Sasha during a barbecue with family and friends in celebration of his 49th birthday on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 8, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama sits with daughter Sasha during a barbecue with family and friends in celebration of his 49th birthday on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 8, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

08
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

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Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Barack Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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BBC: UN To Examine Syria Chemical Weapons Attacks

The UN has adopted a resolution aimed at identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. UN chief Ban Ki-moon and the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be asked to prepare a plan for an inquiry. The vote came after the US and Russia agreed on the final text of the resolution. A mission to eliminate Syria’s chemical arsenal was set up after a deadly attack outside Damascus in August 2013.

 Late last year, the OPCW declared it had removed or destroyed all 1,180 tonnes of declared toxic agents and precursor chemicals. After Friday’s vote, the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, said it was a clear message that the perpetrators would not go unpunished. “Today’s resolution has been adopted with the council’s unanimous support,” she said. “This sends a clear and powerful message to all those involved in chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The joint investigative mechanism will identify you if you gas people.

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President Barack Obama listens to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama, assisted by Staff Secretary Joani Walsh, signs bills in the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2014. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama walks through the Cross Hall of the White House, Aug. 8, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza




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