Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Carried Out Ten Times More Drone Strikes Than Bush By
There were ten times more air strikes in the covert war on terror during President Barack Obama’s presidency than under his predecessor, George W. Bush. Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first...
DOJ Source Says Chelsea Manning On Obama’s “Short List” For Commutation By
(REPORT) — Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is on President Barack Obama’s “short list” for a potential commutation, a Department of Justice source told NBC News, which adds that the president’s decision could be announced as early as Wednesday. Manning,...
Obama’s Failed Legacy In Afghanistan: 300 Marines Headed Back To The Endless Afghan War By
WASHINGTON — Despite campaign promises to bring an end to U.S. wars in the Middle East, there’s still no end in sight to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as Barack Obama enters the final days of his presidency. As one Army unit rotates out of Afghanistan, The...
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn: US Dems Must ‘Challenge Power’ & ‘Change A Broken System’ By
LONDON — The British Labour Party went on the attack after President Barack Obama criticized Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s leader. The spat between high-profile representatives of the two left-leaning parties divided by the Atlantic Ocean comes as Democrats consider...
Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government. Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental...
Obama To Announce Retaliatory Action Against Russia By
(REPORT) — With just a few weeks left in power, President Obama is running out of time to make good on his promise of retaliatory action against Russia to “punish” them for what he and other officials say is an attempt to “hack” the US election. Officials...
Obama Quietly Approves Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act By
(REPORT) — In the final hours before the Christmas holiday weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday quietly signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law—and buried within the $619 billion military budget (pdf) is a controversial provision...
Trump Could Use Obama’s Unilateral War Declarations As Precedent By
(ANALYSIS) — Campaigning in 2008 as a critic of the expansion of US wars abroad under the post 9/11 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), President Obama ended up spending his entire eight years in office falling back on the AUMF as his go-to pretext...
Obama Scraps Post-9/11 Muslim Registry By
(REPORT) — Totally unused since 2011 according to most officials, the NSEER system, which required registration of immigrants entering and exiting the US from predominantly Muslim countries, has been canceled by the Obama Administration, as the incoming Trump Administration...
Obama Bans Drilling Indefinitely In Most Of Arctic, Atlantic Waters By
HONOLULU (REPORT) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama’s...