Obama: We Can Save Lives And Money By Addressing Climate Change – Cbs News

I supported David Barrons nomination in the Judiciary Committee and I look forward to supporting his confirmation on the Senate floor.” But it’s not just the right who is questioning Barron. The ACLUsaid the Office of Legal Counsel memos “written or signed by Mr. Barron helped form the purported legal foundation for a large-scale killing program that has resulted in, as Senator Lindsey Graham [R-SC] stated last year, as many as 4,700 deaths by drone attacks, including the deaths of four American citizens …” The Barron flap, meanwhile, comes two weeks after a federal appeals court ordered the Obama administration to disclose publicly the legal basis for targeting Americans with drones. The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling in a Freedom of Information Act claim by The New York Times and the ACLU, said the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind its claims that it may kill enemies who are Americans overseas . The so-called targeted killing programin which drones from afar shoot missiles at buildings, cars, and people overseasbegan under the Bush administration.
Source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/obama-court-nominee-wrote-memos-authorizing-drone-attacks-on-americans/

Obama said the U.S. has long sought to work with Nigeria to contain Boko Haram. “You’ve got one of the worst regional or local terrorist organizations in Boko Haram in Nigeria. They’ve been killing people ruthlessly for many years now and we’ve already been seeking greater cooperation with the Nigerians,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News. He said the kidnapping and subsequent outrage over Nigeria’s inability to rescue the girls “may be the event that helps to mobilize the entire international community to finally do something against this horrendous organization that’s perpetrated such a terrible crime.” The technical experts heading to Nigeria will include U.S.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-team-aid-nigerian-search-kidnapped-girls-23610673

NARAL Ramps Up Attacks On Obama Nominee Michael Boggs: ‘He’s Worse Than We Thought’

In his first visit to the state as president, Obama planned to meet Wednesday with victims, local officials and emergency personnel. Fifteen people were killed in an April 27 tornado outbreak near Little Rock, which destroyed hundreds of homes. The president will make the stop while on his way to California, where he will raise money for the Democratic Party and receive an award from a foundation created by movie director Steven Spielberg. Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invited Obama to tour the storm damage and was expected to accompany him. Pryor is running for a third term against Republican Rep.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-tour-arkansas-tornado-devastation-23618188

Discussing the book in March, Clinton said reliving her tumultuous years as secretary of state has been eye-opening because when you are in the middle of it, you get up every day, you put one foot in front of the other and try to do the best you can. Geithners book comes out Monday and is expected to focus on the decisions the government made in response to the recession that gripped http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net the United States at the start of Obamas presidency. Geithner was at the center of the negotiations over the administrations massive economic stimulus package and controversial Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill. Clinton, Geithner and Gates occupied the three most powerful positions in Obamas Cabinet through much of his first term, giving their accounts heightened importance in a literary landscape littered with books about the White House. Gates was sharply critical of Obamas decision-making in his book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. He was also unsparing in his critique of Joe Biden, accusing the vice president of having been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. Gates assessment sent the White House into damage control mode for several days, with officials issuing a statement from Obama defending Biden and staging a photo opportunity of the two men having lunch together. While former officials are not obligated to share their pending books with the White House, they do typically vet sensitive and potentially classified material with administration lawyers.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/obamas-top-advisers-set-to-spill-insider-details/2014/05/07/a4804d4e-d5b6-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

“We’ll end up saving money and lives in the long term,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with Megan Glaros, a WBBM meteorologist on assignment for “CBS This Morning.” “I think that’s something most Americans understand,” he added. The National Climate Assessment presents evidence that the nation is getting warmer and illustrates the way climate change is effecting every region in the country, as well as various economic sectors. It also makes the case that civic leaders have the opportunity to limit the damage climate change will cause and seize the opportunities it presents
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-we-can-save-lives-and-money-by-addressing-climate-change/

We just uncovered evidence that Boggs voted for a bill that would have laid the groundwork for ‘personhood,’ which is one step away from overturning Roe v. Wade,” reads the email, obtained by The Huffington Post ahead of its release. On top of that, Boggs’ vote for legislation requiring doctors to list how often they provided abortion services is “exactly the kind of list that we’ve seen violent anti-choice extremists use to harass and terrorize doctors at their homes and offices,” the email continues. “Our allies on the Senate Judiciary Committee need to hear from you today so they know how important it is to ask Michael Boggs about his complete record.” Boggs is on track to become a Georgia district court judge. NARAL found details on his voting record by digging through the Journal of the Georgia House, where Boggs served from 2000 to 2004.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/06/naral-obama-michael-boggs-abortion_n_5275016.html

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