Barack Obama

Top NY golf clubs turned Obama down on Labor Day weekend, claims report

Top NY golf clubs turned Obama downNew York, Sep 11 : A report has claimed that President Barack Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend.

Several golf courses including, the Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected the President's request because they did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate Obama, reported NBC New York.

The President was in Westchester on August 29 to attend fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island.


Obama vows to ' degrade, and ultimately destroy' ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Barack ObamaWashington, Sep 11 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly said that the United States will "degrade, and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism plan.

In a nationally televised address, Obama said on Wednesday that the campaign would entail "an escalated U. S. military role" and the formation of a broad international coalition to support the Iraqi forces and troops from other allies in countering the ISIS in Iraq and Syria, reported the BBC.

He also said that the U. S. airstrikes that have been targeting the jihadists in Iraq will also be expanded to cover ISIS targets in Syria.


Obama appoints India-American to key administration post

Obama appoints India-American to key administration postWashington - US President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian-American to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts yesterday, the White House said in a statement.

"These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers. I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come," Obama was quoted as saying in the statement.


Kim K chides Obama for calling hubby Kanye West 'jacka**'

Kim K chides Obama for calling hubby Kanye West 'jacka**'Washington, Sept 6 : Kim Kadarshian has slammed U. S. President Barack Obama for calling her husband Kanye West a "jacka**".

According to GQ magazine, the 33-year-old reality star insisted that the 44th and current President of the United States should not have commented on pop-culture and abused her husband, Contactmusic reported.

Obama, who had previously accused the couple of encouraging youngsters to become obsessed with wealth and fame, had made the remark to an aide when West interrupted Taylor Swift's speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (ANI)


Obama appoints Google's Megan Smith as new US chief technology officer

United States, Barack ObamaWashington, Sep 5 - The President of the United States, Barack Obama has named Google executive Megan Smith as the new US Chief Technology Officer.

Megan Smith, a Google vice president and champion of women in technology, is an MIT-educated engineer who worked most recently at Google X, the company's lab for hyper-ambitious projects like the self-driving car and the future of robots. Before that, she led the business development team for nine years, The Verge reported.


Slain US journalist's family wants IS to answer for son's 'sinful execution'

Slain US journalist's family wants IS to answer for son's 'sinful execution'Washington, Sep 04 - Following the beheading of another US journalist, Steven Sotloff, the family of the slain journalist has asked the IS leader to answer for the sin he committed with the execution of Sotloff.

The American journalist's family broke its silence soon after the US intelligence confirmed the video released by the IS was authentic.

Reading out from a statement, the family spokesperson, Barak Barfi said that the family had a message for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and cited passages from the Quran, asking him why he violated the tenets, the CNN reported.


U.S. to send 350 additional troops to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel

U.S. President Barack ObamaWashington, Sep 3 - The United States would send an additional 350 troops to Iraq in order to safeguard U. S. staff stationed in Baghdad, claimed the White House .

U. S. President Barack Obama approved the request for additional troops today after the Defence department reviewed State department's demand for extra military personnel for security.

According to ABC News, Obama said that the troops would not start any fight in the country.

A U. S. official said that the troops consisted of Marines and Army personnel serving in the U. S. Central Command's theater of operations.


NATO to oppose Russian aggression: Barack Obama tells Europe

Barack ObamaWashington: Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.

Ahead of a high-stakes NATO summit that begins tomorrow, Obama will also make a symbolic show of solidarity with Eastern Europe when he visits Estonia for meetings with Baltic leaders. He was due to arrive in the Estonian capital of Tallinn today morning.


Obama won't attend 'close pal' Clooney's wedding in Italy

Barack ObamaNew York, Sept 2 - President Barack Obama won't be joining George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin in Italy.

It was earlier revealed that Angelina Jolie "was on the fence about going, as she's not big on schmoozing at Hollywood get-togethers, but changed her mind when she was told that the US president had RSVP'd 'Yes'!", the New York Post reported.

Now, Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield has revealed that told me Obama won't be flying to Italy as he wasn't invited and has more important things to do.

Rosenfield added that the amount of misinformation that is being reported regarding this wedding is astounding. (ANI)


Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in IraqWashington - US President Barack Obama on Monday notified the Congress about his authorisation for conducting targeted airstrikes and humanitarian assistance to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State (IS) militants.

In his notification to the Congress, Obama said on August 28, he "authorised US Armed Forces to conduct targeted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the town of Amirli, Iraq, which is surrounded and besieged by ISIL."

In the northern Shiite town of Amirli, thousands of Shia Turkomen have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by IS militants.


There is no competition to American leadership from China and Russia: Obama

Barack ObamaWashington: US President Barack Obama has said American leadership was never more necessary in the world than now and there is no competition to it from countries like China and Russia.

"The truth of the matter is that the world has always been messy. In part, we're just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through," Obama said at a Democratic Party fund raiser in New York.


US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

Barack ObamaWashington : The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused on Friday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval.

The testimony by the State Department's Wendy Sherman immediately prompted objections in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose Democratic and Republican members pushed for clear markers as part of the diplomatic effort.


White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan!

White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan!Washington - The White House Friday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine.

It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it by his opponents.

"The President stands squarely behind his decision to wear his tan suit yesterday," White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters at his daily news conference.


Obama admits US doesn't have strategy to combat ISIS in Syria

Obama admits US doesn't have strategy to combat ISIS in SyriaWashington, Aug 29 - United States President Barack Obama has reportedly said that the nation does not have a strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

Obama said in a press briefing at the White House that the U. S.'s top defense officials have been asked to prepare a range of options about what America could do to take on the ISIS in Syria, which he said is "a safe haven" for the terrorist group, reported CNN.


Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama

Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: ObamWashington - Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

"If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by Russia. The separatists are trained by Russia. They are armed by Russia. They are funded by Russia," Obama said yesterday.

The President, who earlier spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said he and Merkel agreed on the Russian role in Ukraine.


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