[+] Enlarge AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Barack Obama spoke Friday as the White House unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault. A new public service announcement features Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers they have a responsibility to stop sexual assault. The campaign encourages people on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens. Jon Hamm of “Mad Men,” Kerry Washington of “Scandal” and NBA All-Star Kevin Love are some of the familiar faces participating in the “It’s On Us” campaign. Obama touted the campaign weeks before a midterm election in which Democrats are counting on a strong turnout by female voters. Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
Dissecting the 5 Most Important Votes in Congress on Obama’s ISIS Plan – Yahoo News
To wit: While a clear majority of lawmakers in both chambers backed the president, most members with national ambitions did not.With an eye on campaign politics and the ever-present jockeying for leadership positions in Congress, here are a few votes that stuck out. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) View gallery . In a Senate filled with White House aspirants, Rubio zigged where others zagged. While Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) all opposed the spending bill that contained the authorization for arming Syrian rebels, Rubio voted in favor of it.
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airstrikes against Islamic State targets will continue. But he says U.S. troops will not have a combat role on the ground in Iraq or Syria. Obama spoke at the White House shortly after the Senate approved his plan for training and equipping Syrian rebels. The vote clears the measure for Obama’s signature. Related Topics: Islam , Syria , U.S.
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Organizing for Action dinner in Washington, March 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Ahead of the Mothers’ Day holiday on Sunday, the president focused his remarks on how the plan could benefit women, who the administration believes will be less stuck on partisan objections to the plan and provide support that will make what has become known as “Obamacare” as success. “Mothers are the number one validator for the young and uninsured and will be critical in the effort to encourage their kids to enroll for insurance in the fall,” a White House official said. Republicans say the law will raise the costs of healthcare for all Americans, spawn a welter of new regulatory burdens on businesses and inhibit hiring.