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2013 Is Obama's Annus Horribilis

national security. Yet overall, the former Bush aide told me, "We've ceded U.S. leadership to other actors, like the Russians and the Iranians. The world is always of two minds. They don't like us http://alvarrancorner.sweetcircles.com/ but they want us to lead and we have been trusted to lead.
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A polling puzzle: Obama's popularity at low ebb, even as economy improves

on Christmas Eve, according to the Washington Post. Obama was enrolled in the Washington, D.C., exchange over the weekend, aides said, purchasing a bronze-level plan that will set him back about $400 a month (with a salary of $400,000, the president doesn't qualify for subsidies). But aides said he won't use the plan: Obama and his family will continue to enjoy, as all recent presidents have, medical care through the U.S. military. The political stunt naturally drew criticism from Republicans, even though the party had for months prodded Obama to participate in his signature health-care law. Kim Kardashian Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., noted that Obama had the option to keep the plan he had, along with access to the doctors and hospitals he was comfortable with. Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said: Americans are looking for a lot more than symbolic gestures.
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Recent posts The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition Currently vacationing in Hawaii, Obama is finishing 2013 with approval ratings at an all-time low and the lowest they've been for any president at this point in their term since Richard Nixon, according to one new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The Real Clear Politics average puts Obama's approval rating at just over 42 percent, and his disapproval rating at 54 percent. The numbers are particularly striking when you consider that just a year ago, they were reversed, with approval ratings of about 54 percent and disapproval ratings of 42 percent. RECOMMENDED: Know your US presidents? See if D.C.
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Obama grants 1% pay raise to civilian and military employees

maintains. Now, with aplomb and without drama he greeted Raul Castro. Engagement: The best policy for creating a political space for dissent At Mandela's memorial service, President Obama called upon governments to tolerate dissent as part of realizing Madiba's legacy. This is consistent with the administration's general commitment to international human rights. The U.S. doesn't apologize for defending its democratic values. The call for opening space to dissent coincides with the human rights norms of the international community.
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AP Poll: Obama Health Care Overhaul Kim Kardashian Top 2013 Story

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Barack Obama and Raul Castro: More Than a Handshake?

(Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images / November 11, 2013) Also By Maeve Reston December 23, 2013, 7:53 p.m. HONOLULU President Obama issued an executive order Monday granting civilian and military employees a 1% pay raise in 2014. Military employees have received a raise each year that Obama has been in the White House , but civilian pay has been flat over the last three years as members of Congress have tangled over the budget and the federal deficit. On the campaign trail in 2010 and external link 2012, some Republicans targeted the pay scale of federal employees, suggesting that inflated government employment was contributing to the nations fiscal problems, although their salaries make up a small portion of the overall budget. But in recent months, Obama has heralded the growing strength of the economy, noting in his end-of-the-year news conference that our fiscal situation is firmer, with deficits that are now less than half of what they were when I took office. The president had outlined his plans for the raises in his budget plan this year. Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) called the cost-of-living adjustment a modest, but important step by the president. In the case of federal civilian employees, this will be the first cost-of-living adjustment since 2010, and given that these hardworking public servants have already contributed nearly $114 billion toward deficit reduction and some were furloughed as a result of the shutdown and the sequester, it is long overdue, Hoyer said in a statement.
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Obama signs up for Obamacare as midnight deadline nears

1 launch of open enrollment would be a showcase for the upside of Obama's much-debated overhaul. Instead, the website became a symbol of dysfunction, providing Republicans and late-night comics with ammunition, and worrying the president's Democratic allies. The site gradually improved, but a wave of cancellation notices from insurers undercut Obama's oft-repeated promise that people who liked their existing coverage could keep it. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING: In seconds, a scene of celebration transformed into one of carnage, as two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Authorities soon identified two suspects 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police, and his brother, Dzhokhar, 20, who faces multiple charges, including 17 that carry a possible death penalty. Though jolted by the bombings and a subsequent lockdown, the city rallied under the slogan "Boston Strong." VATICAN CHANGEOVER: Pope Benedict XVI stunned Catholics around the world with his announcement in February that he would resign.
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Fifa Club World Cup: Bayern Munich Wins Morocco 2013, Beats Raja 2-0

Beating Raja before their vocal home fans, Bayern became the first German club to win the FIFA Club World Cup, wrapping up a memorable year for themselves. In the first meeting between the sides, Bayern asserted themselves from the start. In the seventh minute, Bayern defender Jerome Boateng headed a corner kick from Xherdan Shaqiri into the path of fellow defender Dante who shot past Raja goalkeeper Khalid Askri from about six yards to give the European champions the 1-0 lead. Bayern continued to control the flow of the match and in the 22nd minute went two goals ahead through Thiago who struck a 14-yard shot into Askri's far corner. In the third-place match, Clube Atletico Mineiro of Brazil beat Guangzhou Evergrande FC of China 3-2 in a thrilling match. In their bid to avoid a second loss in two games and the worst campaign of a Brazilian team in competition history O Galo needed to dig deep into their motivational reserves both in the aftermath of their last-four slip-up and during Saturdays game with the Asian champions, which proved much more complex than many had predicted. In the end, however, the Copa Libertadores holders anxiety turned into relief thanks to an injury-time winner from Luan, the substitute making it 3-2 to Atletico just minutes after his team had been rocked by a red card to star man Ronaldinho.
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Awards for Bayern duo and Iajour

The French international delivered two excellent performances for FC Bayern Munchen, including a fine goal in his teams 3-0 semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande FC, and has as such been honoured with the adidas Golden Ball, as well as the TOYOTA Award. FIFA.com recaps all the individual prizes in full: adidas Golden Ball and TOYOTA Award: Franck Ribery (FC Bayern Munchen) Whenever the explosive Frenchman was in possession, the crowds in Morocco held their collective breath. Ribery left spectators stunned with his lightning-quick dribbling and darting forward runs, continuing the remarkable form he has produced throughout 2013. The FIFA Ballon dOr candidate not only created countless goalscoring http://macknzos.iloveblog.com/2013/12/25/spains-christmas-lottery-pays-out-3-4-billion-in-winnings/ opportunities for his team-mates but also set Bayern on their way to victory over Guangzhou Evergrande FC in the semi-final, his powerful volley opening the scoring against the Chinese outfit. Being honoured with the adidas Golden Ball and the TOYOTA Award crown a memorable year for the 30-year-old who, as well as winning the Club World Cup itself, will go down as this edition's standout performer. adidas Silver Ball and TOYOTA Award: Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern Munchen) Bayerns captain was also the man that orchestrated their triumph from his position of defensive midfield.
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Bayern test awaits rampant Raja

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The FIFA Club World Cup would be the Bavarian giants fifth title of 2013, a year in which they have won the Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. Pep Guardiolas men made short work of Guangzhou Evergrande FC in the semi-finals, easing to a 3-0 win, and their coach, who won the trophy with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, will be keen to maintain his spotless record in the competition. The Spanish tactician has presided over five wins in his five Club World Cup games, making him the most successful coach in the tournaments history. This years competition has already been a fairy tale experience for home club Raja Casablanca. The Moroccan champions were regarded as the weakest side on paper at the start of the tournament and struggled for long periods in their opener against Auckland City FC before grabbing a stoppage-time winner. Les Rajaouis have grown in belief since then, earning an extra-time victory over CF Monterrey in the quarter-finals and then producing their very best football to sweep aside Atletico Mineiro in the semis.
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Merry Christmas? Not In New York

The Splendor will sail on seven-day cruises, alternating between Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, beginning Nov. 9. Before that, as the ship repositions, the line has added two eight-day cruises a New York to San Juan sailing on Oct. 24 and a San Juan to Miami sailing embarking on Nov. 1. Carnival officials did not say when Splendor would return to New York for spring/summer cruises in 2015.
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Carnival drops New York winter cruises

For corporations looking to squeeze a large number of people into a tapes single building, super-tall towers dont make a lot of sense: they waste too much space on service shafts. But for trophy-hunting billionaires, it seems that views are everything, these days especially if the views in question are of Central Park. Build a high-ceilinged, full-floor, ultra-luxe apartment a thousand feet in the sky and even closer to Central Park South, and it seems that theres almost no limit to how much you can charge for it. From the point of view of skyscraper lovers, this is good news. The richest corporate tenants the ones in the financial-services industry tend to want large uninterrupted floor plates for their trading rooms, which often results in dull, uninspired architecture.
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Capital New York could open more avenues for Politico

Coach Jason Kidd took 30 minutes after the game to blog do something or talk to someone behind closed doors -- only he knows if that person was in Russia or just one of his co-workers in Brooklyn that he hasn't exiled yet. But whatever it was, it couldn't have been enjoyable. He emerged looking haggard with his suit mussed and a faraway look in his eye. Then he ripped his team, saying: "I think it is getting very close to just accepting losing." Kidd's expression said two things: (1) Man, it's a lot harder to swallow these games when you're a coach than when you're a player and http://pajfan.livejournal.com/6164.html you can just go home, plus you're making 10 times the salary; (2) He never dreamed he'd be judged while starting Alan Anderson and Mirza Teletovic. So much for that "best starting five in the league" stuff. So Merry Christmas in the Big Apple. It's often said the NBA season doesn't really start until now, when America sits down to watch a slate of national television games with the family as the football seasons comes toward an end.
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The local Times Union newspaper has four. "One large void that grew out of newsroom cutbacks, particularly at local newspapers, has been state government reporting," said Amy Mitchell, the director of journalism research at the Pew Research Center. "As newspaper budgets tightened, many lost their statehouse beat reporters. In some states and cities, nonprofit news outlets have stepped in to fill some of that gap." "So," Mitchell said, "there is an opportunity here for an organization like Politico. Though at the tape same time, it may be harder in cities beyond New York and D.C.
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Ontario Headed Toward Another Minority Government: Poll

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