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Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

 

Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country.

 

So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

 

 

We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

 

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The President Speaks on Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System

 

Published on Nov 20, 2014

In an address to the nation, President Obama lays out the executive action he’s taking to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, November 20, 2014.

 

 

“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.”

– President Obama, November 20, 2014

 

Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved a tradition of welcoming immigrants into the very fabric of who we are. It’s what keeps us dynamic, entrepreneurial, and uniquely American.

But, as we know all too well, America’s immigration system is broken. So tonight, President Obama addressed the nation on the executive actions he is taking to help fix what he can:

 

1. We will build on our progress at the border with additional resources for our law enforcement personnel. 

Today, we have more agents and technology deployed to secure our southern border than at any time in our history. And over the past six years, illegal border crossings have been cut by more than half. Although this summer, there was a brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border, the number of such children is now actually lower than it’s been in nearly two years. Overall, the number of people trying to cross our border illegally is at its lowest level since the 1970s.  Those are the facts.

 

2. We will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed. 

 

3. We will take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country.

 

Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules. Business owners who offer their workers good wages and benefits see the competition exploit undocumented immigrants by paying them far less. All of us take offense to anyone who reaps the rewards of living in America without taking on the responsibilities of living in America. And undocumented immigrants who desperately want to embrace those responsibilities see little option but to remain in the shadows, or risk their families being torn apart.

 

We are a nation of immigrants, and we are a nation of laws. We must hold accountable those who broke the law, while understanding that the mass deportation of millions of Americans is neither possible nor in keeping with who we are as Americans. That is why the President is focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security: “Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.”

 

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“I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common-sense law.”

 


 

So here is the deal the President put forward tonight:

 

If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.

 

Here is what this deal is not: Amnesty. Amnesty is the immigration system we have now, in which millions of people live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules, and politicians use this issue to scare and divide Americans.

 

That’s the real amnesty — leaving this broken system the way it is. Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character. What I’m describing is accountability – a common-sense, middle ground approach: If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up.

 

The best and most definitive way to fix the system is to pass comprehensive and common-sense immigration reform in Congress. Last year, 68 Democrats, Republicans, and independents in the Senate came together to do just that. That bipartisan bill would have doubled the number of Border Patrol agents; given undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship if they pay a fine, start paying taxes, and go to the back of the line; and boosted our economy while shrinking the deficit.

 


“What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal — that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.”


 

But more than 500 days later, Republicans in the House continue to block the bipartisan bill from a vote. “Had the House of Representatives allowed that kind of a bill a simple yes-or-no vote, it would have passed with support from both parties, and today it would be the law,” the President noted.

 

So the President had to act, just as every president since President Eisenhower has over this last half century.

 

To those Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.

 

At the heart of the President’s actions is a commitment to who we are as a nation. We are a nation that values families and works together to keep them together. We are a nation that educates the world’s best and brightest, and encourages them to stay and create jobs here.

 

 

We are a nation that welcomes the tired, the poor, and the huddled weary who yearn to breathe free and build a better life for their children.

 

As the President said:

 

Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.

 

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in, and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship.  What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.

 

 

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Read more about the details of the President’s actions at WhiteHouse.gov/Immigration-Action.

 

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Here’s What the President Is Doing to Fix Our Broken Immigration System:

 

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the President will address the nation on the new steps he’s taking to increase accountability and fix what he can in our immigration system. You can watch his address live here.

 

As everyone knows, our immigration system has been broken for decades, and the President is doing his job to address the problems that he can with his executive authority. He will continue to work with Congress to pass comprehensive and common-sense immigration reform that will offer a long-term and much-needed solution.

 

So what exactly is the President’s plan for immigration? Take a look at what the President plans to do:

 

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Every U.S. president since President Eisenhower has used his executive authority to address immigration issues. However, President Obama cannot fix the system on his own — Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform in order to enact a long-term solution. The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill more than 500 days ago, but House Republicans are still refusing to bring it up for a vote.

 

The President is doing his job, and it’s time for Republicans in Congress to do theirs so we can build a system that lives up to our history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.

 

To learn more about the President’s actions, watch his address live tonight at 8 p.m. ET here: WhiteHouse.gov/Immigration-Action

 

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The President Awards the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation

 

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President Obama delivers remarks at the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation awards ceremony.

 

 

 

President Obama Honors America’s Top Scientists and Engineers, Launches New Steps to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Innovators

 

Today, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama awarded National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 19 of our nation’s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators — marveling both at the amount of brainpower packed into the room and the magnitude of the laureates’ achievements.

“The results of the work of the people we honor today have transformed our world,”President Obama said.

 

The medals are the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. This year’s class of laureates includes individuals with groundbreaking accomplishments that have improved lives and pushed forward the boundaries of human understanding — from contributions including the commercialization of thumb drives and invention of minimally invasive medical devices, to new insights about insect-plant interactions and how heart valves operate, to the fundamental research that has made HPV vaccines a reality.

In remarks honoring the awardees, President Obama noted that to continue this legacy of scientific discovery and technological innovation, we must do all that we can to lift our game in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education:

We have to remind ourselves constantly that so much of what has set us apart economically, culturally, is our commitment to science. And we have to continue to broaden opportunities for young scientists, especially girls and minority students, to enter into the field, and we have to remind them of how exciting it is to be able to shape the world, unlock its secrets, make new stuff. That’s who we are.

President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Eli Harari, SanDisk Corporation, Calif. in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Eli Harari, SanDisk Corporation, Calif. in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

At today’s ceremony, the President announced a series of important new commitments and announcements to advance his Educate to Innovate initiative, an all-hands-on-deck campaign to help more girls and boys be inspired to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. The campaign reflects the President’s core conviction that far more needs to be done in giving students the critical skills needed to succeed in STEM fields, and that success requires action not just from the federal government, but also the broader community of educational leaders, foundations, companies, non-profits, and science and technology professionals. Steps announced by the President and Educate to Innovate partners today include:

  • 100kin10, a network of more than 200 partners, announced that it has raised another $28 million in support of the goal of preparing 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over a decade.
  • Change the Equation, a coalition of leading CEOs, committed to expanding high-quality STEM programs to more than 1 million students by 2016.
  • Discovery Communications will launch a new show next year to inspire students in STEM fields, highlighting “All-American Makers.”
  • Ongoing progress from a range of partners, with full details here.

Noting the achievements of today’s medalists and the promise and potential of a new generation of scientific discoverers, explorers, builders, and makers, President Obama remarked:

That’s one of the things that makes America exceptional — this sense that we push against limits and that we’re not afraid to ask questions. And when that spirit, that sense of possibility, is truly unleashed, then you get the remarkable men and women that you see here today.

The White House warmly congratulates all of today’s National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureates. Tomorrow’s laureates are sitting in classrooms across the country today, and the world awaits the incredible discoveries and inventions to come.

President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Science posthumously to David Blackwell, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Science posthumously to David Blackwell, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 

November 20th 2014: Photo of the Day

 

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have lunch with youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at We The Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have lunch with youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at We The Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Speeches and Remarks

 

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration

 

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

 

Remarks by the President at National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation Award Ceremony

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

 

President Obama Presents the National Medals of Science & National Medals of Technology and Innovation

 

FACT SHEET: Global Entrepreneurship Summit

 

 

Travel Journal of the Vice President’s Trip to Morocco, Ukraine, Turkey

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November 20, 2014 Dates and Milk Welcome Vice President and Dr. Biden to Morocco

Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s three-country, five-day visit to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey.

 

The first stop on the Vice President and Dr. Biden’s three-country trip was Morocco. The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s visit started on a sweet note, as they were greeted at the airport with dates and milk, a traditional Moroccan welcome.

 

Morocco has a special place in the history and hearts of Americans because it was the first nation in the world to recognize the United States nearly 237 years ago. The Vice President’s visit, the first by a sitting U.S. Vice President in decades, marked the latest chapter in a long and storied friendship.

 

After arriving, the Vice President met with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The two reaffirmed our countries’ alliance and enduring friendship. The Vice President and King discussed a range of issues, including:

 

  • Achieving a secure, stable, and prosperous Magreb, Africa, and Middle East
  • The two countries’ efforts together as part of the international coalition against ISIL
  • Non-military aspects to combat violent extremism
  • Morocco’s important role as a gateway for trade and investment in sub-Saharan Africa.

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On Thursday, the Vice President addressed the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual gathering of entrepreneurs and business, government, and thought leaders.

In his remarks, the Vice President announced that the U.S. government has committed to a bold new goal to expand economic opportunity by sparking $1 billion in new private investments for entrepreneurs worldwide. In fact, half of these investments will be generated by women and young entrepreneurs.

 

“When I travel the region and the entire world, I see young people with limitless promise to make not only their countries but the whole world better…That is the reality. That’s the world we live in,” Vice President Biden said.

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Next stop on the trip: Kyiv, Ukraine. Stay tuned for more updates from the road.

 

In the afternoon, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Marrakech en route Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

Friday, November 21st

In the morning, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Cabinet of Ministers Club.  In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend a working lunch with President Poroshenko at the House of Chimeras. Following their lunch, the Vice President and President Poroshenko will deliver a joint statement to the press at the Presidential Administration Building.

Afterwards, the Vice President will attend a roundtable discussion on anti-corruption efforts. In the evening, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Kyiv en route Istanbul, Turkey.

Later in the evening, the Vice President will attend a working dinner with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

 

 

Saturday, November 22nd

In the morning, the Vice President will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion with the Atlantic Council Energy Conference.

Afterwards, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the National Democratic Institute “Checks and Balances Networ.”

Later, the Vice President will attend a working lunch with President Erdogan at the Beylerbeyi Palace.

 

 

Sunday, November 23rd

In the morning, the Vice President will meet with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

In the afternoon, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Istanbul en route Washington, DC.

 

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GOPer Practically Begging For Violent Reaction To Obama Immigration Speech

 

 

 

A Message from Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

 

 

 

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The Stories They Tell- PAPD K-9 Sirius

 

 

 

The Stories They Tell- Todd Beamer’s Watch

 

 

 

Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson and Justice

 

 

 

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Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time

 

 

 

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President Obama Signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

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Published on Nov 19, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks at the signing of the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program, November 19, 2014.

 

 

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President Barack Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, into law in the Oval Office of the White House. Among the things the act intneds to do is strengthen health and safety requirements for child care programs and providers, expand eligibility to child care programs for families and train providers

 

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President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, in the Oval Office of the White House. From left are, Rep, Richard Hanna, R-NY., Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa., Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC., and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

 

The President Gives Remarks at “ConnectED to the Future”

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Published on Nov 19, 2014

President Obama speaks at “ConnectED to the Future,” a conference with superintendents and other educators who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning. November 19, 2014

 

 

 

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Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

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Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country.

 

So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

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This is a step forward in the President’s plan to work with Congress on passing common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. He laid out his principles for that reform two years ago in Del Sol High School in Las Vegas — and that’s where he’ll return on Friday to discuss why he is using his executive authority now, and why Republicans in Congress must act to pass a long-term solution to immigration reform.

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The Senate passed a bipartisan bill more than 500 days ago, and while the country waits for House Republicans to vote, the President will act — like the Presidents before him — to fix our immigration system in the ways that he can.

 

So tune in tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET to learn what the President is doing to ensure that America will continue to be what it has always been: a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants

 

 

 

 

 

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Press Briefing

November 19, 2014 | 01:00:21 | Public Domain

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

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Travel Journal of the Vice President’s Trip to Morocco, Ukraine, Turkey

 

 

More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

President Obama FutureReady

 

 

Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action

 

Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

 

This Day in History: Seven Score and 11 Years Ago…

 

Statements and Releases

Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with King Mohammed VI of Morocco

 

Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on President Obama’s Meeting with Prince Mitib bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 1086

 

FACT SHEET: ConnectED to the Future

 

Speeches and Remarks

Remarks by the President at ConnectED Superintendents Summit

 

Remarks by the President at Bill Signing

 

November 2014: Photo of the Day

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with senior advisors during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with senior advisors during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

2014 National Youth Network Entrepreneurship Challenge first place winner Lily DeBell, 13, describes her business to President Barack Obama during an Oval Office visit, Nov. 18, 2014. Runner up Jesse Horine, 19, at left and runner up Ambar Romero, 16, visited the President with DeBell. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

2014 National Youth Network Entrepreneurship Challenge first place winner Lily DeBell, 13, describes her business to President Barack Obama during an Oval Office visit, Nov. 18, 2014. Runner up Jesse Horine, 19, at left and runner up Ambar Romero, 16, visited the President with DeBell. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

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National Guard arrives in St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

How to Prevent Another Ferguson

 

 

Most Bizarre Question CNN Ever Asked?: Don Lemon to Bill Cosby Rape Accuser…Why Didn’t You Bite It?

 

 

CNN Don Lemon offers apology over rape prevention advice in Cosby accuser interview

 

 

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accusations first reported in 2005

 

 

Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Me

 

 

Full Cosby Exchange With AP on Allegations

Published on Nov 19, 2014

With sexual assault allegations gaining increasing attention, The Associated Press reviewed an on camera interview with Bill Cosby earlier this month and made the decision to publish his full reaction to questions about the claims. (Nov. 19)

 

 

 

White House orders review of US hostage policy following ISIS executions

Published on Nov 19, 2014

While publicly maintaining a long-standing US policy of not negotiating with terrorists or paying ransoms, the White House has quietly ordered a review of relevant policies following a series of executions of US citizens by Islamic State militants.

 

 

 

Will arming school administrators protect students?

Published on Nov 19, 2014

In Washington state, where there was a deadly school shooting just last month, a different district has been training administrators to carry guns in case of a confrontation with an active shooter. The 11 volunteers say their role is to buy time in an emergency. Special correspondent Terry Murphy of KCTS Television in Seattle reports.

 

 

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All Eyes On Ferguson As Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision.


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All Eyes on Ferguson as Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

 

 

State of emergency declared in Ferguson, to last 30 days.

Published on Nov 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday declared a state of emergency ahead of an expected grand jury ruling on the police shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown. The incident in August set off weeks of protests and confrontations between police and demonstrators, and authorities fear the coming announcement may set off yet more unrest. RT’s Manuel Rapalo is in Ferguson with more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umar Lee Statement on State of Emergency

 

KKK Invites Blacks, Jews, Gays & Hispanics To Join

Published on Nov 15, 2014

“White supremacist organisation, the Ku Klux Klan is rebranding as the “new Klan” by trying to increase membership to Jews, black people, gays and those of Hispanic origin.

 

 

 

New details about Michael Brown shooting

 

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Will Mike Brown’s Killer Avoid Charges in Ferguson? Cops Stockpile Riot Gear

 

 

Ferguson on the edge: RT America special on eve of grand jury ruling

 

 

Missouri Governor on safety preparations in Ferguson

 

 

 

Brown family attorney: Zero tolerance for police too

 

 

 

Ferguson gun owner sees rise in sales

 

 

 

New Surveillance Videos Show Darren Wilson After Fatally Shooting Michael Brown.

New Videos Show Darren Wilson After Fatally Shooting Michael Brown

Published on Nov 15, 2014

(ABC) New surveillance videos show Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson leaving for the hospital hours after he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking weeks of protest in the Missouri city.
The videos, which were obtained by the St. Louis-Post Dispatch, show Wilson, 28, leaving the police station with another officer and a police union lawyer two hours after the shooting, the newspaper reported.

 

Dispatch calls also obtained by the newspaper reveal how quickly the situation between Wilson and Brown escalated.
Wilson can be heard just before noon on August 9 asking other units if they need his help locating a robbery suspect.
“You guys need me?” he asks in the recordings.
Less than 10 minutes later, another officer asks for help controlling the scene where Brown was shot.
Get us several more units over here. There’s going to be a problem,” says the officer.

 

During the call a woman appears to be crying in the background.
Brown was unarmed when he was shot six times by Wilson. Weeks of protests and some incidents of looting followed after the shooting outraged the Ferguson community.

 

Wilson, who has been suspended with pay, claimed he was injured in a confrontation with Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson previously said that the confrontation started because the teenager was walking in the middle of the street.
A state grand jury is investigating whether he should face criminal charges. A decision is expected this month.
The Department of Justice is also looking into the case.

 

 

Does anyone see any visible signs on Darren Wilson of a blown eye socket? Bruises? Contusions? ANYTHING from an attack by Michael Brown? Remember the bogus claims from George Zimmerman how Trayvon Martin went for his weapon and a “fight for his life” ensued?

 

Whom you gonna call to protect you from those paid to “serve & protect”…..you?

 

#IndictTheCop

 

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US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

The Week Ahead

Monday

The President will attend meetings at the White House

 

Tuesday

Participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office

 

Wednesday

Hosts “ConnectED to the Future”, a conference with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning

 

Thursday

Awards a new class of recipients the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation

 

Friday

Attends meetings at the White House

 

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On the Rhodes: An Update from Burma

 

Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today

 

President Obama Addresses the University of Queensland

 

West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, “The Future That We See”

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: ¡Asegúrate! Inscríbete en cobertura médica desde hoy

November 15, 2014 | 3:41 | Public Domain

En el mensaje de esta semana, Mayra Álvarez, Directora del Grupo de Intercambios de los Estados en el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos recordó que la inscripción abierta bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio comienza este fin de semana. En el último año más de 10 millones de personas han obtenido un seguro médico, incluyendo a más de siete millones personas que se inscribieron en la cobertura a través del Mercado de Salud. Ellos son la prueba de que la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio está funcionando, logrando que la cobertura sea más asequible, accesible y de mayor calidad para millones de personas. El Presidente alentó a todos las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos a aprovechar del período de inscripción abierta, y recordarle a sus amigos y familiares a hacer lo mismo.

 

 

President Speaks at the YSEALI Town Hall

November 14, 2014 | 01:07:07 | Public Domain

On November 14, 2014, President Obama participated in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at Yangon University in Rangoon, Burma.

 

 

President Obama and Ang San Suu Kyi Hold a Press Conference

November 14, 2014 | 41:06 | Public Domain

On November 14, 2014, President Obama and Ang San Suu Kyi held a press conference at her house in Yangon, Burma.

 

 

President Obama Speaks After a Civil Society Roundtable in Burma

November 14, 2014 | 3:43 | Public Domain

On November 14, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks after participating in a Civil Society Roundtable at the U.S. Embassy in Burma.

 

 

President Obama Meets with the President of Burma

November 13, 2014 | 11:05 | Public Domain

On November 13, 2014, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma.

 

 

The President Wraps Up Trip in Burma, Heads to Australia

 

President Obama Walks Toward Air Force One in BurmaPresident Barack Obama walks towards Air Force One past honor guards and a group of representatives from Burmese ethnic groups before departing fromNaypyitaw International Airport in Burma. November 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama has spent the week traveling in China, Burma, and Australia to help further the U.S. rebalancing strategy and his firm belief that our economic ties to the Asia Pacific region are integral to America’s economic growth.

 

After securing a historic agreement with China to reduce carbon pollution, the President traveled to Naypyitaw and Rangoon, Burma for the East Asia Summit, the U.S.-ASEAN Summit, and for a bilateral meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein.

 

Two years ago, President Obama became the first American president to visit this country. On this visit, both Presidents discussed the progress that Burma has made in the pursuit of a more open democracy and the work that’s left to do:

 

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  • Welcoming the G20′s Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

     

    We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and pledged to assist others to achieve needed health security capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.

     

    The communique commends the extraordinary international commitments and cooperation toward the Ebola response to-date, while urging countries around the globe—as well as international organizations and the private sector—to do their part. The statement also goes one step farther to achieve global implementation of the World Health Organization International Health Regulations, which over 40 countries and 17 G-20 members have now pledged to accelerate through the Global Health Security Agenda.

     

    Specifically, among other steps, G20 Leaders pledged to:

     

    • Expedite the provision of funds and other forms of assistance to the affected countries, including personnel, medical teams and personnel, medical and protective equipment, and medicines and treatments;
    • Share their experiences fighting the epidemic to ensure healthcare workers and other responders encounter the safest conditions possible;
    • Urge greater efforts on the part of researchers, regulators, and pharmaceutical companies to develop safe, effective, and affordable diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments;
    • Call upon international and regional institutions—as well as civil society and the private sector—to devise ways to mitigate the impacts of the epidemic and facilitate an economic recovery for the affected countries;
    • Encourage the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund to continue their strong support for the affected countries, including through concessional loans, debt relief, and grants;
    • Build capacity to prevent, detect, report early and rapidly respond to infectious diseases such as Ebola so that future outbreaks of infectious diseases can be stanched before they develop into epidemics; and,
    • Set a date by next May for those members that wish to accelerate action to announce a timeline for establishing the needed capacity across the Economic Community of West African States and other vulnerable regions to combat future infectious disease threats. We look forward to working with partners, including through the Global Health Security Agenda, to set this timeline and to achieve this important goal.

     

    All told, the international community has already committed more than $1.5 billion to fight the epidemic, while officials from countries large and small have worked on the ground hand-in-hand, together with authorities from the affected countries and humanitarian responders, to beat back this disease. But, today’s communique signals a commitment on the part of the world’s largest and most powerful countries to see this challenge through and to recognize infectious outbreaks for what they are: global threats. The United States will be there until the Ebola epidemic is contained and the affected countries are back on their feet. And today, many of our closest allies and partners pledged to be right there with us.

 

Letters to the President: Marla and the Affordable Care Act

 

Weekly Wrap Up: #ReadySetEnroll

 

Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

 

President Obama’s Statement on Keeping the Internet Open and Free

 

Published on Nov 10, 2014

President Obama today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.

 

 

#AskDrH: The President’s Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change

 

 

Getting Ready for Open Enrollment

 

Get Off the Sidelines: It’s On Us

 

Letters to the President: The Dicksons and the Affordable Care Act

 

Letters to the President: Kristy and the Affordable Care Act

 

Statements and Releases

 

FACT SHEET: The G-20 Brisbane Summit

 

G20 Leaders’ Communiqué

 

Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

 

The Twitter Storm™

The Twitter Storm™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keystone Pipeline passed in Congress …. #NOKXL!!

 

The Keystone Pipeline XL ….

 

Guest Blog Post: Dr. Rex Horty, “The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline.” STOP It.

 

Obama disputes job projections for Keystone XL pipeline: NYT

 

Keystone XL Pipeline: Why It Is NO Good For America

 

 

NO Keystone XL Pipeline And Here’s Why: Major Oil Spills In Alberta Canada.

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House set to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Published on Nov 13, 2014

The House of Representatives on Friday is expected to pass a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, while Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will bring the National Security Agency reforming “USA Freedom Act” before his chamber for a full vote. Both pieces of legislation face significant hurdles on their quests to become law, potentially setting the stage for more partisan battles. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.

 

 

The 1,700 mile long Keystone XL pipelineproposed by TransCanada would run fromAlberta down to Houston, Texas and move 435,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day.

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline running from Alberta’s tar sands south to Nebraska and Texas continues to stay in the public eye. Mitt Romney gave it center stage in acampaign ad released today, and the House Republicans attempted to attach it to a drilling bill .

 

But this week it was reported that over the past few months, a million liters (quarter million gallons) of oil from several pipelines have spilled in Alberta. Canada’s The Star reported on Wednesday that cleanup crews are working to prevent contamination from the three major oil spills:

 

The latest spill occurred earlier this week in northeastern Alberta near the town of Elk Point, where Enbridge confirmed a spill of about 230,000 liters through its pumping station on the Athabasca pipeline.  The biggest incident was earlier this month near Red Deer and Sundre in central Alberta, where 475,000 liters of oil from Plains Midstream Canada leaked, some of it spilling into the Red Deer River.

 

This is not the first time the Canadian tar sands giant, Enbridge, has been involved with an oil spill. In July 2010 one of its pipelines ruptured in Marshall, Michigan and spilled an estimated 819,000 gallons.

 

Even proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline see these incidences as worrisome, and confidence in the tar sands extraction and transportation throughout Canada has clearly been shaken.  For example, Doug Bloom of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and president of Spectra Energysaid:

 

Any spill right now is going to be bad timing. There’s such a focus now with Gateway and with Keystone XL and other projects going through regulatory review. Any time there’s any kind of an incident no matter how large or how small, it’s going to be prominent

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The 1,700 mile long Keystone XL pipeline proposed by TransCanada would run from Alberta down to Houston, Texas and move 435,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day.  Environmentalists and residents near the proposed pipeline fear that that it could leak in critical areas such as Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer.

 

TransCanada’s own analysis shows that the Keystone XL pipeline would have 11 “significant spills”over its 50-year lifecycle, while an independent study estimated that there could be as many as 91 spills. The first leg of the Keystone  pipeline even suffered 12 spills in 2010 – a record for a pipeline’s first year in operation.

 

Although not always reported in the media, oil spills from pipelines, wells, and infrastructure happen so frequently that at this point they are just part of doing business for oil companies.  For example, a report from USA Today found an average of 22 large spills offshore every year between 2005 and 2009.

 

And yet, the spill has not deterred proponents of the pipeline.  In fact, Canadian Premier Alison Redford has called for an investigation into the spills, while still trying to get Keystone XL built over the Canadian-American border.

 

These spills could not come at a better time to remind people that pipelines leak. For “bitumen”, the unrefined petrochemical from the tar sands, to be fluid enough to flow through pipelines, lots of toxic solvents must be mixed in, and these will form a toxic cloud in a large spill.

 

With increasingly severe tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards far beyond anything we’ve seen yet, and catastrophic increases in natural and man made disasters, now is the time to decrease pipeline additions to our natural landscapes.

 

We can not keep pumping CO2 and all the other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere past the point of no return.

 

Even if you do agree with this “jobs and industry” point of view, the picture on that front isn’t that rosy. All the employment numbers are at peak, for construction, not operation, and many of those are for distant contractors, not local jobs. Same for our tar sands.

 

This is disaster waiting to happen,Republicans are holding 2.9 million jobs hostage,just to get 6,000 temporary jobs as they do the bidding of big oil,this is a heavier oil it does not float,a true contaminate. Rich people need the money. They have life styles to maintain and can’t survive with out it. Poor people going without drinkable water suffering thirst is nothing compared to rich people going without money and suffering a lack of wine and caviar.

 

But Keystone XL is win win for wall street. Big profits from the crude and big profits from taxpayer funded bottled water, water filtration and water supply systems after a few good spills. The point is to poison the water!

 

Running the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills of Nebraska where the Ogalalla aquifer could be irreversibly poisoned was such an intelligent plan by the old, billionaire Kochroaches.

 

What happens if a pipeline spill contaminates an aquifer turning sweet water into grey water? I believe when that happens the government will treat the spill just like they did on the Deep Horizon oils spill, cater to big business, meanwhile the people involved will not have clean water to drink.

 

NO Keystone XL Pipeline. The 6K or so jobs dangled before ignorant Americans are temporary jobs with most going to Canadian drilling workers subbing as pipeline construction workers. The crude is not even meant for American consumption, it is being exported overseas. Get the facts about issues before taking sides.

 

NO to Keystone XL.

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