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Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Obama is liberals’ lesser evil

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them.
As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to pr…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘We will not do the air strikes alone’

September 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted Sunday: “We will not do the air strikes alone.”
Washington is trying to build an i…continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Obama declares major disaster

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties.
The president’s declaration, which came …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Don’t fence me in

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.
Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle E…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton seeks disaster declaration

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.

Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota’s 87 counties reported…continue reading on dglobe.com

Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on dglobe.com

Obama rips Republicans in Minneapolis speech

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILL SALISBURY
St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Barack Obama used a friendly venue in Minneapolis on Friday to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the biddin…continue reading on dglobe.com