read more… View photo President Barack Obama, right, rides in a golf cart with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: 14: days, all or part, spent on the island 9: golf outings 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 1: birthday parties attended, for wife of Democratic powerbroker Vernon Jordan 1: interactions with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while on the island, at the Jordan birthday party 1: jazz concert attended, with Mrs.
Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
U.S. officials said Monday that Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, and a third said they have already begun, a move that could pave the way for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets in that country. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama was not likely to offer any details about his policy in the region. Earlier this month, Obama signed a $16.3 billion law aimed at easing the long waits that tens of thousands of military veterans had endured to get medical care. The law, a product of rare bipartisanship in the House and Senate, followed reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see VA doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up months-long wait times for appointments.
Obama Authorizes US Surveillance Flights Over Syria, Possible Prelude To Attacking ISIS
airstrike at Mosul Dam, northern Iraq Aug. 21, 2014. Reuters/Youssef Boudlal Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade in Raqqa province, Syria, June 30, 2014. Reuters Previous 1 of 3 Next President Barack Obama has approved surveillance flights over Syria as a possible prelude to attacking Islamic State forced there, The New York Times, CNN and other media reported Monday evening. “There is no decision yet to do strikes, but in order to help make that decision, you want to get as much situational awareness as possible,” a source told the Wall Street Journal .
Obama to announce new efforts for vets as military engagements loom – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
Would you rather be living in the united states or western europe? United states economy is growing and 2% per year. We are creating jobs. We are debating whether the fed should raise interest rates because there is not enough slack in the economy. Europe is in a different situation. It is hard for him to take a victory lap with so many people feeling as if the economy has not gotten better and wages not increasing.
NYU’s Henry Says Obama Will Be Remembered for Saving Economy: Video – Bloomberg
Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq and Afghanistan. Two wars that literally brought Americans to their knees; turning American citizens into two categories: 1. Those intent on killing for the sake of killing. 2.