FROM Richard Grenell
President Obama Goes Back to the UN In his second annual address to the UN General Assembly today, President Obama emphasized peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. He acknowledged widespread pessimism about the process but said, if the “teachings of tolerance” of three great religions were observed, there could be a positive outcome.
President Obama Goes Back to the UN Last year, in his first speech to the UN General Assembly, President Obama promised a new era of American engagement with the rest of the world. Today, he emphasized peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Acknowledging widespread pessimism about the process, he encouraged drawing upon the "teachings of tolerance" of three great religions to realize a positive outcome. Though the President defended his record on Iran's nuclear program and healing the global economy, he had little to say about North Korea, Iraq's political instability or the shaky state of his counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. We hear excerpts from his address , different opinions on its strengths and weaknesses and what else is going on in the halls of the United Nations.
War and Peace and the Nobel Prize President Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize today with humility and a defense of the war in Afghanistan. He said the use of force can bring lasting peace. Compared to others who've won the prize, he called his own accomplishments "slight." We hear excerpts of today's " lecture " and get different reactions. Why did he get the prize? Was it premature? Was the Nobel committee sending a message? Did it create an embarrassing contradiction? (View the slideshow )
Obama Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo President Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize today with humility and a defense of the war in Afghanistan. He said the use of force can bring lasting peace. Compared to others who've won the prize, he called his own accomplishments "slight." We hear excerpts of today's " lecture " and get different reactions. Why did he get the prize? Was it premature? Was the Nobel committee sending a message? Did it create an embarrassing contradiction? (View the slideshow )
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.