Friday , 19 December 2014

Politics

Christie to Talk About Possible White House Run with Family During Christmas

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ABC/ LOU ROCCO(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie is nearing a decision on whether he’ll run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, according to nj.com. Christie actually made the admission to a youngster at Mendham Township Middle School Wednesday when asked if he was planning to seek the presidency. Saying that it was something he was ... Read More »

Obama: Sony Hack Proves U.S. Needs to Do ‘A Lot More’ to Protect Against Cyber Threats

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The actions of hackers who released a trove of e-mails stolen from Sony Pictures executives indicates the U.S. has not done all it can do to prevent enemies from exploiting “vulnerabilities” in our technology, President Obama said Wednesday. “We’ve made progress,” Obama said in an exclusive interview with ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir. “But what ... Read More »

Obama Describes ‘Substantive,’ Blunt Conversation With Cuba’s Raul Castro

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama says his history-making 45-minute phone call with President Raul Castro of Cuba was “substantive” and blunt as it charted a new course for relations between the longtime rival nations. “I was very insistent with him that we would continue to promote democracy and human rights and speak out forcefully on behalf of the freedom of ... Read More »

Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Drug Offenders, Grants 12 Pardons

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Credit: The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of eight individuals and granted pardons to 12 more. According to the Department of Justice, the eight people whose sentences Obama shortened had been convicted of drug charges. Each of their sentences, scheduled to last until at least 2019, will now expire in either April or June of ... Read More »