president obama


Sun March 17, 2013

Will Durst: The charmingly offensive road tour

Thankfully the current revival of President Obama’s Charm Offensive is not a theatrical production because the reviews are decidedly mixed. Seeing him furiously pirouette around Washington for the last two weeks like a carnival contortionist makes you wonder if he might be secretly setting up a post-presidential career in a Las Vegas Cirque de Soleil spin-off.

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Thu February 7, 2013

Turnstyle News: Obama administration drone policy leaked

An MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.
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We talk about the dangers of technology here from time to time, and have done some on the U.S. government’s use of military drones.

Here’s the mother of all drone reporting, from NBC News’ Michael Isikoff:

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Sat December 15, 2012

Cannabis News Roundup: December 15, 2012

Cannabis leaf

(Raw Story) // US Senator Patrick Leahy wants to know “What assurance can and will the administration give to state officials involved in licensing of marijuana retailers,” protecting them from federal intervention. This question is from a letter sent by Senator Leahy earlier this month to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. One assurance would be to amend the law to allow possession, where permitted.

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Mon November 26, 2012


Thu October 25, 2012

Friday Media Roundtable: The Foreign Policy Debate

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the third and final presidential debate, which focused on US foreign policy. What did the media focus on and what was missing from the coverage? We’ll be joined by Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly, The American Independent News Network’s Eli Clifton, and Democracy Now’s Andres Contreris. Where did you see the best reporting this week? And where do you get your news about US foreign policy? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


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