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Obama will win over Senate in Iran row: academic – Tehran Times

Tehran TimesTEHRAN – President Obama has seriously opposed any new sanctions against Iran after a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the major powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) in Geneva in …EU suspends some sanctions as Iran halts high-level uranium enrichmenteuronewsIran curbs uranium enrichmentThe News InternationalEU […]

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The clock starts on Iran nuclear deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMonday marks the start of the six-month nuclear deal between the United States, allies, and Iran. President Obama’s administration announced Monday that Iran has begun cutting back on uranium enrichment activities; in return the United States and its …UN watchdog says Iran takes the first step to curb bomb-making abilityFox NewsEU Eases Iran Sanctions […]

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Intelligence reforms to dominate Sunday shows – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Sunday talk shows will be dominated by politicians and officials dissecting President Obama’s speech about electronic surveillance and privacy issues. In a major speech Friday, Obama announced an array of intelligence reforms in an effort to satisfy …Tech industry: Obama’s NSA reforms ‘insufficient’Washington PostObama Curtails NSA SpyingVoice of AmericaWhat Obama Did (and Didn%C2%92t) […]

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Tech industry: Obama’s NSA reforms ‘insufficient’ – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO—Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama’s speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people’s privacy and the economic …Clapper declassifies more spying docs after Obama speechFox NewsObama’s NSA Telecom Surveillance Reforms Really Won’t […]

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For NASA, 2014 Brings a Big Year for Commercial Spaceflight (Video) – Space.com

Space.comFour private companies working to build commercial spaceships to launch NASA astronauts into space are gearing up for a big year in 2014, space agency officials say. This year, private spaceflight companies Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp., Boeing Space …The Greatest Achievement by Mankind: Why the Moon Landing Could Never …The People’s VoicePresident Obama signs […]

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Obama and NSA: So what is metadata anyway? – CNNMoney

CNNMoneyPresident Obama announced new limits on how much “metadata” the National Security Agency can collect about Americans’ telephone conversations. OK. But what’s the metadata he’s talking about? It’s information wireless carriers collect about where, when …Reaction to Obama’s NSA speech ranges from lukewarm to skepticalChristian Science MonitorObama’s restrictions on NSA surveillance rely on narrow definition […]

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Obama’s restrictions on NSA surveillance rely on narrow definition of ‘spying’ – Washington Post

Washington PostPresident Obama said Friday, in his first major speech on electronic surveillance, that “the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security.” Obama placed restrictions on access to domestic phone records collected by …Obama: Tech a ‘tool for individual empowerment, not government control’CNETUS-Germany relations hit new low amid […]

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Keeping Wide Net, Obama Sets Limits on Phone Spying – New York Times

New York TimesThe president announced the end of the telephone metadata program, the way it exists now, after the disclosure of the practice by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden. WASHINGTON — President Obama, acknowledging that …Obama acknowledges real-world limits on changing US intelligence practicesWashington PostObama Explains How NSA Should WorkNBCNews.com5 Takeaways […]

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Changes to US surveillance policy in detail: What happens next – Washington Post

Washington PostHeadline goes here. President Obama announced a series of changes to U.S. surveillance policies on Friday, but his announcements mark only the start of reform. In some cases, Congress will have to take action; in others, the president has asked the Justice …Anti-NSA activists don’t like Obama speechCNNObama pledges greater safeguards for intelligenceLos Angeles […]

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Obama orders NSA phone data limits, tighter restrictions for spying on … – Fox News

Fox NewsTrying to strike a balance between the government’s surveillance policies and the public’s civil liberties, President Obama announced a series of steps Friday that would end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of …Obama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data Will EndWall Street JournalObama calls for […]

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Rusbridger: President Obama’s NSA reforms ‘remarkable’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has described President Barack Obama’s plans to reform US electronic spy programmes as “remarkable”. He noted, however, that the British authorities are “closing their eyes and hoping [the story] goes away”.NSA reportedly collects millions of global text messages dailyIrish TimesNSA ‘ harvested around 200m text messages a day’Telegraph.co.ukNSA harvested […]

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Budget deal would preserve NASA’s big missions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — The nation’s space program would fare reasonably well under a fiscal 2014 spending bill expected to pass Congress later this week. The $1.012 trillion package includes $17.65 billion for NASA, only slightly below what President Obama …Incredible Pictures from MarsNBCNews.comMind-Blowing Beauty of Mars’ Dunes: HiRISE PhotosDiscovery NewsManned Mission to Mars By 2030s […]

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Gates’s criticism of Obama in ‘Duty’ shows risks of initial ‘team of rivals’ approach – Washington Post

Washington PostIn reminiscing about his time in office and the advice he has received along the way, President Obama often cites an early warning passed on by the Washington veteran he decided to keep in his first Cabinet: Robert Gates. “Every day,” Gates told Obama in …Robert Gates memoir shocks WashingtonChristian Science MonitorWhite House on […]

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Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his …In His New Memoir, Robert M. Gates, the Former Defense Secretary, Offers a …New York TimesFormer Defense […]

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McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call … – Fox News

Fox NewsRepublican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.Iraq conflict: Sunni fighters seize FallujahBBC NewsIraqi PM to al Qaeda fighters: ‘We will not withdraw’ from […]

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American abducted by al-Qaeda makes video plea – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels “totally abandoned …American worker kidnapped by Al-Qaida appeals to ObamaJewish Telegraphic AgencyAmerican held by al Qaeda in Pakistan […]

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President Obama And Family In Hawaii For Christmas: An Account

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia are in Hawaii for their annual Christmas trip. As Zennie62Media is part of the White House Press Pool, we are able to share the accounts from the pool reporters who are there with The President. Here are the press notes in the […]

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Former Microsoft Exec Picked to Fix HealthCare.gov – PC Magazine

PC MagazinePresident Obama today announced that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will serve as a senior advisor on HealthCare.gov. As part of the “One Microsoft” effort, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in July that DelBene would retire as …White House taps new chief for health care websiteUSA TODAYZients to transition to WH in Feb; […]

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Obama Selfie? Really Helle Thorning-Schmidt Selfie At Mandela Funeral

President Obama can’t catch a break at times. Sitting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron, it was she who initiated making the “selfie” (the new hot word for a self-portrait made with a smartphone) at the “festive” funeral for Nelson Mandela. But even with that fact, and her defense […]

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Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela at massive memorial – Fox News

Fox NewsPresident Obama implored the thousands of people gathered in a stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to continue Nelson Mandela’s mission of erasing injustice and inequality. In a speech that received thunderous applause at FNB …Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at Mandela memorialCNNObama is cheered, but Zuma is booed by some […]

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President Obama Shakes Raul Castro’s Hand, Twitter Trend Erupts

President Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro at the funeral for Nelson Mandela, and really, in the sprit of Mandela himself, and yet, many on Twitter, who are either ignorant of the meaning of the now-late South African President’s life, or just looking for something to blast Obama about just because, issued some rather […]

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President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, at 1:31 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). 1:31 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]