Barack’s World™: How Bout A Re-Cap….A Day At The UNGA And Barack & Bill Do ObamaCARES!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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What’s an UNGA?

 

Today, President Obama delivered a speech at UNGA — the United Nations General Assembly — in New York City. The President expressed optimism at the prospects for diplomacy in solving a range of long-simmering conflicts across the globe:

“For decades, the United Nations has in fact made a difference — from helping to eradicate disease, to educating children, to brokering peace,” he said. “But like every generation of leaders, we face new and profound challenges, and this body continues to be tested. The question is whether we possess the wisdom and the courage, as nation-states and members of an international community, to squarely meet those challenges; whether the United Nations can meet the tests of our time.”

 

Find out more about President Obama’s UNGA trip.

 

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Obama expressed optimism at the prospects for diplomacy in solving a range of long-simmering conflicts across the globe.

 

“For decades, the United Nations has in fact made a difference — from helping to eradicate disease, to educating children, to brokering peace,” he said. “But like every generation of leaders, we face new and profound challenges, and this body continues to be tested. The question is whether we possess the wisdom and the courage, as nation-states and members of an international community, to squarely meet those challenges; whether the United Nations can meet the tests of our time.”

 

Specifically, he focused his remarks on three themes — the civil war in Syria and the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, the potential for diplomatic engagement with Iran, and a revival of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

 

Discussing Syria, the President said that we’ve seen progress in recent days.

 

“The Syrian government took a first step by giving an accounting of its stockpiles,” he said. “Now there must be a strong Security Council resolution to verify that the Assad regime is keeping its commitments, and there must be consequences if they fail to do so.”

 

The President also told the General Assembly that he has hopes for a diplomatic solution to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons — despite decades of mistrust.

 

“I don’t believe this difficult history can be overcome overnight — the suspicions run too deep,” he said. “But I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, that can serve as a major step down a long road towards a different relationship, one based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”

 

Finally, the President urged the entire international community to rally behind the pursuit of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

 

“Friends of Israel, including the United States, must recognize that Israel’s security as a Jewish and democratic state depends upon the realization of a Palestinian state, and we should say so clearly,” he said. “Arab states, and those who supported the Palestinians, must recognize that stability will only be served through a two-state solution and a secure Israel. All of us must recognize that peace will be a powerful tool to defeat extremists throughout the region, and embolden those who are prepared to build a better future.”

 

 

 

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President Obama and President Clinton Talk Health Care at the Clinton Global Initiative

 

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President Obama and President Clinton Talk Health Care Reform

 

Published on Sep 24, 2013

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton met in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, the opposition to the law, and the future of health care.

 

 

 

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Obama Talks Health Care At Clinton Global Initiative

 

By Bobby Cuza

 

After spending much of his day focused on foreign policy, President Barack Obama sat down in the city Tuesday evening to talk health care with a distinguished moderator: former President Bill Clinton. NY1’s Bobby Cuza filed the following report.

 

For one of his last stops on a busy day in New York, President Barack Obama brought out the big guns, teaming up with former President Bill Clinton to tout health care reform, which Obama said will bring relief both to struggling families and to the deficit.

 

“It has everything to do with the economy, in addition to what I consider to be the moral imperative that a mom should not have to go bankrupt if her son or daughter gets sick,” Obama said.

 

Tuesday’s event at the Clinton Global Initiative in Midtown came exactly one week before new state-run insurance exchanges go live. The White House is seeking to educate the public and make sure as many uninsured Americans as possible sign on to the exchanges. That, in turn, is expected to bring rates down.

 

“In many states across the country, if you’re, say, a 27-year-old young woman, don’t have health insurance, you get on that exchange, you’re going to be able to purchase high-quality health insurance for less than the cost of your cellphone bill,” Obama said.

 

Obama also sought to dispel some of the most persistent criticisms of health care reform at a time when Republicans in Congress are seeking to strip Obamacare of funding.

 

Already, the program is yielding benefits, Obama said, by, for instance, allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26.

 

“For those who say that they want to repeal it, typically, when you ask them about, ‘Well, what are all these various benefits?’, they say, ‘Well, that one’s good, and that one’s pretty good, and we’d keep that,” he said. “And you pretty much go down the list, and there’s not too much people object to.”

 

Clinton, helping sell the plan, noted that even Republican-controlled states are signing on and creating exchanges. He said that now, it’s up to the public to buy in.

 

“I think this is a big step forward for America,” Clinton said.

 

Thank you Bobby Cuza.

 

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting In New York

 

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9:45 PM: The President and the First Lady depart New York en route Andrews Air Force BaseJohn F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

 

10:35 PM: The President and First Lady arrive Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews.

 

 

10:50 PM: The President and the First Lady arrive at the White House, The South Lawn.

 

 

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13 Responses

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  3. Love the pictorial re-cap! ..Thank you because I’ve been running all day & didn’t get to see them..How awesome to be able to come here & get it all in one shot. And comment for our POTUS? WE just want the thing to work also! @Obamacare..It will work. I’ve no doubts that once folks start to reap the benefits; word will spread. Also, I agree with you about Hillary…I’m curious if she’s going to link herself to President Obama or not. Hmmm

    • She has just enough ego not to link to him. She won’t win, although she is popular among women who just want a woman in The White House, she is not a diplomat but a politician. The Presidency needs a diplomat.

      She’s got too much to prove to folks, despite standing silent thru Bill’s Oval office affairs, she is a very strong willed woman. She has no bend but not break character.

      U should see that Green Eggs & ham post….you’ll die laughing.

      • Not sure I understand the comment about the no bend no break character regarding Hillary.. But I agree with all other observations . I think by that you mean she is too rigid and not flexible ? I will add this as my opinion of Hillary and I said this even when she went up against Barack .. I think she is one cold fish! As a woman I would love to see a woman POTUS in my lifetime .. And the only person even close to being eligible is Hillary .. I don’t agree with all of her stances .. But truth be told I think she was the backbone during Bill Clinton’s terms as POTUS.. Just don’t think she fits the mold to be the head mofo in charge. .. She makes a good co pilot though you’re right her ego won’t allow for that … Headed to check out your green eggs post now

      • She lacks the bend but no break character of a diplomat.

  4. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    What a wonderful conversation between these two men.

  5. You did this brilliantly. They, Clinton and Obama were wonderful and I loved Hillary’s introduction.

    • Very good idea to get these 3 together. I don’t like the Clintons much but if Hillary expects to be POTUS in 2016, she had better hitch herself to Barack’s coattails.

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