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Video: Obama Doesn't Rule Out Visiting Cuba

OMG. President Obama talks to ABC's David Muir. At the very end of this video, Muir asks Obama is he'd visit Cuba. Obama doesn't rule it out.

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Marking an abrupt sea change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, President Obama said today he is open to visiting the communist Caribbean country before he leaves office.

“I don’t have any current plans, but let’s see how things evolve,” Obama told ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir in an exclusive interview.

“The first thing he said was, ‘Mr. President, for you I don’t mind interrupting my corned beef sandwich.’ So I told him he has mustard on his upper lip,” Obama joked.


 

AP Poll: 80 Percent of Russians Back Putin Despite Ruble's Fall

20% loss in the ruble value in the last few days alone

AP: "Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution"



MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.

And yet most Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution. The situation as seen from a Russian point of view is starkly different from that painted in the West, and it is driven largely by state television's carefully constructed version of reality and the Kremlin's methodical dismantling of every credible political alternative.

As Putin prepares to face his public in a much-anticipated televised news conference, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday found that about 80 percent of Russians still support him.

But it also showed that confidence in the economy is slipping. This is particularly true in Moscow, where people have become accustomed to imported goods and foreign travel, now once again off-limits for many because of the fall of the ruble and Western sanctions over Ukraine.

How Russians view Putin is associated with how they get their news, the poll showed. Those who identified state television as their main source of news are more likely to approve of Putin (84 percent) than those who have other sources (73 percent), while those who tune into the news often also have a more favorable opinion of him.


 

Flashback: When Obama Shook Hands With Raul Castro at Mandela Memorial (Video)



Photo- President Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro  

This was the second U.S.-Cuban leader handshake in the last five decades. Back in 2000, Fidel Castro shook the hand of then-President Bill Clinton.

Flashback December 10, 2013.
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Krauthammer Blasts Obama: There Is Not a Tyrant He Will Not Appease...

Charles: He gave this away for NOTHING in return...

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U.S. Official Says Federal Investigators Connect Sony Hacking to North Korea




USA Today
WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities have determined that North Korea is behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said a formal announcement of attribution by the U.S. government could come as soon as Thursday.

Sony Pictures Entertainment was hit by hackers Nov. 24. A glowing red skeleton appeared on screens throughout the Culver City, Calif.-based Sony subsidiary.

The hack appears to have been because of The Interview, a comedy that features James Franco and Seth Rogen as tabloid TV journalists who score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.



 

Eric Bolling on Cuba: "Fantastic Policy Move By President Obama" (VIDEO)

Ugh. Did he not hear anything Marco Rubio said today at his press conference?

Eric Bolling on tonight's Fox News 'The Five' only sees the move from an economic perspective, at least that what it sounds like here.

Take a listen- "Fantastic"



 

McCain, Graham: Obama Writing New Chapters in American Foreign Policy- Appeasing Dictators, Thugs and Adversaries


'Friends demoralized and enemies emboldened'

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released the following statement opposing President Obama’s plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba:

"We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. It is about the appeasement of autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries, diminishing America’s influence in the world. Is it any wonder that under President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our friends demoralized?

Unfortunately, we fear the most damaging chapter to America’s national security is still being written. We dread the day President Obama takes to the podium to announce a nuclear deal with the Iranian ayatollahs which does little, if anything, to deter their nuclear ambitions, placing our nation and our closest allies in even deeper peril"



 

O'Reilly: If Elizabeith Warren Was Elected President, She'd Make Obama Look Like Ronald Reagan (Video)

Liberalism in America--


Bill O’Reilly said that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “is emerging as the face of liberal America.”

O’Reilly explained that some on the left believe that Hillary Clinton is too socially moderate, so they are encouraging Warren to run for president.

According to O’Reilly, Warren also “wants stringent government control of firearms, robust health care subsidies, and government-mandated wages for low-paid workers.”

“In short, she is a classic liberal thinker who believes Washington should control the lives of individuals for the collective good.” O’Reilly said that some younger Americans, minority voters, and left-wing baby boomers view Warren as a hero.

He said, “If Sen. Warren ever gains the White House, she'd make Barack Obama look like Ronald Reagan.”

 

Rubio on Obama's New Cuba Policy: 'The White House Conceded Everything'...'This is a Victory For The Oppressive Cuban Government'



Marco Rubio blasted President Obama Wednesday for promising to normalize relations with Cuba's communist regime.

Rubio, whose family fled Cuba, slammed Obama as “the single-worst negotiator we’ve had in the White House in my lifetime” and promised to use whatever leverage he has in the 114th Congress to oppose an easing of trade and travel restrictions.

“It is a victory for the repressive Cuban government and a serious setback for the repressed Cuban people,” he said. “The White House has conceded everything and gained little.”



 

Michael Moore: 'Cuba’s Pissy Whiny Neighbor Grows Up'


...'Thank U Obama'


truthrevolt
The left’s favorite documentary maker responded to President Obama’s move to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba in what is being deemed as “the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.” The president’s announcement of restoring relationship between the two countries, said Michael Mooore, showed that Cuba’s “pissy whiny neighbor” has finally grown up

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a much different response to the president’s moves to restore the political relationship with Cuba, arguing that rather than furthering human rights, it would only serve to solidify the Castro regime:

"This is going to do absolutely nothing to further human rights and democracy in Cuba," Rubio said in a recent interview. "But it potentially goes a long way in providing the economic lift that the Castro regime needs to become permanent fixtures in Cuba for generations to come."

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Video- David Letterman Mocks Jeb Bush In ‘Top Ten’ Segment

"If I run, who will rig the election in Florida?"


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On Tuesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he was exploring the possibility of running for president in 2016 and predictably CBS Late Show host David Letterman had a field day with the Republican’s announcement.

During his Tuesday evening show, the CBS comedian announced the “questions Jeb Bush is asking himself while actively exploring a run for president.” Unsurprisingly, Letterman’s 10 “questions” were merely liberal attacks on Bush such as “Am I sure I won’t embarrass the family?”





 

New Video of the 17-hour Hostage Standoff in Sydney

Video shows snipers across the street at the Channel 7 newsroom




Video from CBS This Morning
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