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President Barack went to CIA headquarters yesterday, with a message. "There have been some conversations that I've had with senior folks, at Langley in which people have expressed understandable anxiety." He was referring to his decision to release classified documents detailing questionable interrogation techniques in the previous Bush administration. In a visit to the CIA, where he praised employees, Obama said much of the information in the memos had already leaked out.
President Obama sent a strong message to Wall Street when he proposed imposing new limits on the size and activities of the country's largest banks. In an effort to prevent another financial Armageddon, Obama wants to prevent commercial banks (those that lend and maintain deposits) from also owning hedge funds or private equity units, and from engaging in proprietary trading (trading for their own accounts using their firm's own money).
President Obama has made his new nuclear posture public. It has three pillars --disarmament, nonproliferation and peaceful uses. He said they are central to the vision, outlined in Prague last September, of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and seeking a world without them. He's proposing measures to reduce and eventually eliminate existing nuclear arsenals; strengthening the Non-proliferation Treaty and halting proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional states; and prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons or materials. He's also placing heavy emphasis on the black market that feeds illicit programs
Politico reports that Obama and the Republicans face differences in counterterrorism issues.
Facing a war-weary public, President Barack Obama is expected to call for a major withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan Wednesday night, with roughly 10,000 coming home to the U.S. in less than a year.
In years past, federal workers have received additional time off.
President Barack Obama dismissed a recent poll showing that a third of Americans don't know he's a Christian - and blamed an online campaign of misinformation by his conservative enemies for perpetuating the myth that he's a Muslim.
Assistance is coming for family members who have to leave their jobs to become caregivers for severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, courtesy of a bill signed Wednesday by President Barack Obama. The bill, estimated to cost $3.7 billion over five years, also expands veterans care for women, the homeless, and those who live in rural areas.