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Category: Barack Obama administration
April 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Obama’s ‘good-faith compromise’

Social Security and Medicare cuts are necessary We, as a nation, have to make some tough financial decisions. To balance our collective budget and stop deficit spending, changes to Social Security and Medicare benefits will be necessary [“White House: President’s budget is a ‘good-faith compromise,’” front page, April 6]. We cannot continue expecting our government to provide…

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April 9, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Obama apologizes for remark on looks

America is overreacting Give me a break. Obama was providing his dear old friend Kamala Harris (California’s attorney general) an old-fashioned compliment and simply saying out loud what the rest of American guys and gals were surely noticing, if not outright thinking [“‘Best-looking attorney general’ remark leads to Obama apology,” page one, April 6]. He duly…

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April 1, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Obama mediates resolution between Israel and Turkey

Move is constructive for relationship between U.S. and Middle East I join Americans of Turkish descent, members of the Pax Turcica Institute, to welcome Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent apology and offer of compensation to Turkey for a mishandled Israeli military raid on the Mavi Marmara cruise ship in May 2010 [“Win for Obama: Israel,...

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Foreign policy, Israel | Topics: Turkey

March 31, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Obama makes San Juan Islands a national monument

Victory for Washington state, economically and otherwise Last October I visited the San Juan Islands and started to actively encourage President Obama to create a national monument on Lopez Island and surrounding areas. Recently I’ve learned that President Obama has in fact approved the creation of this outstanding new national monument [“Obama creates San Juan...

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March 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kizhaber address White House on coal

Coal terminals will counteract environmental progress On behalf of FRIENDS of the San Juans, I would like to thank Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber for urging a thorough examination of the greenhouse-gas emissions and other air-quality effects of coal leasing and export in their March 25 letter to the White House’s Council on…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Environment | Topics: coal, Jay Inslee

March 28, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Obama gives San Juan Islands monument protection

Designation will protect natural beauty and stimulate economy As a veteran of the United States Navy and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am writing today to express my thanks to President Obama for designating the San Juan Islands as a national monument [“Obama creates San Juan Islands National Monument: read the proclamation,” seattletimes.com, March 25]. This…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Economy, Environment | Topics: Dave Reichert, pubilc lands

March 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Northwest governors ask Obama to review implications of coal export

Governors show commendable leadership Reading the newspaper does not usually inspire spontaneous cheering, but reading “2 governors wade into coal-export controversy” [NWTuesday, March 26] did just that. As one of countless citizens concerned about climate change, I agree that greenhouse-gas pollution connected with coal export needs a comprehensive evaluation. Other kinds of pollution, from burning coal…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Environment | Topics: coal industry, Jay Inslee

March 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Supreme Court takes on Arizona law that discourages illegal immigrants from voting

Problem is significant In theory. the Obama administration is supposed to look out for the welfare of United States citizens. The watchword here is “theory.” It seems the Obama administration is much more concerned with the “rights” of illegal immigrants to vote in U.S. elections than protecting the rights of U.S. citizens [“Arizona’s voter-registration hurdle...

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court | Topics: Arizona, Voting rights

March 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Debating the Keystone XL Pipeline

Pipeline will lead to runaway climate change I urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and for your readers to speak out against it [“Obama’s climate goals shape Energy, EPA choices,” News, March 5]. Despite what a few industry-paid climate-denial “scientists” are mouthing, the scientific community as a whole is practically unanimous in validating…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Energy, Environment | Topics: Barack Obama, Keystone XL Pipeline, oil

March 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Obama’s Energy, EPA appointments reflect his climate goals

Stand up to greed Greed may trump efforts to leave our children and their children a healthy planet. Why would anyone invest in the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuel on the plant if not out of greed? Be a voice of sanity and let President Obama and locally elected officials know that rejection of the proposed Keystone…

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