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The Government Cafe

May 24 '11
May 23 '11

GOVT: Updates on Yemen.

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#SecClinton statement on the ongoing situation in #Yemen: http://go.usa.gov/jHL

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May 17 '11

Part 2 of Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly debating rapper/poet Common’s appearance at the White House.

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May 17 '11
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Apr 15 '11
"The United States condemns the Qadhafi regime’s continued brutal attacks on the Libyan people in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for a stop to all attacks on civilians."
Apr 14 '11
Apr 13 '11
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and Vice President Joe Biden talk during an event at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Tuesday. Biden and Salazar joined others to dedicate a plaque for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran, who was involved in building the memorial. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and Vice President Joe Biden talk during an event at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Tuesday. Biden and Salazar joined others to dedicate a plaque for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran, who was involved in building the memorial. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Apr 1 '11
Reuters: Gaddafi forces sow landmines in east Libya

(Mar 31) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have sown land mines in areas around the city of Ajdabiyah, adding a dangerous new element to the war on the eastern front, human rights and mine experts said on Thursday. The mines include Brazilian-made anti-personnel mines and Egyptian-made anti-tank mines. […]

The first field was sown around electricity pylons a few yards off the  Ajdabiyah-Benghazi road in an area of sand near the town’s Eastern Gate,  Peter Bouckaert, a Human Rights Watch monitor in Benghazi, told  Reuters.

Mine clearers marked out 24 anti-tank mines and 30 to 40 anti-personnel mines, he said, adding that many vehicles and people on foot pass by the area. […]Bouckaert said his team had also found stocks of mines abandoned by Gaddafi’s forces. “We found 12 warehouses of anti-vehicle mines in Benghazi, tens of thousands of them,” he said. […]

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Reuters: Gaddafi forces sow landmines in east Libya

(Mar 31) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have sown land mines in areas around the city of Ajdabiyah, adding a dangerous new element to the war on the eastern front, human rights and mine experts said on Thursday. The mines include Brazilian-made anti-personnel mines and Egyptian-made anti-tank mines. […]

The first field was sown around electricity pylons a few yards off the Ajdabiyah-Benghazi road in an area of sand near the town’s Eastern Gate, Peter Bouckaert, a Human Rights Watch monitor in Benghazi, told Reuters.

Mine clearers marked out 24 anti-tank mines and 30 to 40 anti-personnel mines, he said, adding that many vehicles and people on foot pass by the area. […]

Bouckaert said his team had also found stocks of mines abandoned by Gaddafi’s forces. “We found 12 warehouses of anti-vehicle mines in Benghazi, tens of thousands of them,” he said. […]

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Mar 31 '11
Obama announced his plan to reduce oil imports to the United States by one-third, Neela Banerjee reports. In this photo, Libyan rebel fighters collect the last remaining drops of gasoline from the tanks of a filling station in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

Photo credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Obama announced his plan to reduce oil imports to the United States by one-third, Neela Banerjee reports. In this photo, Libyan rebel fighters collect the last remaining drops of gasoline from the tanks of a filling station in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

Photo credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Mar 29 '11

President Obama speaks on Libya. 

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Mar 17 '11
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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan from the Treaty Room office in the White House residence, Wednesday night, March 16, 2011.
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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan from the Treaty Room office in the White House residence, Wednesday night, March 16, 2011.


(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Mar 17 '11

A group of young Republicans are devoted followers of Tony Horton’s P90X workout routines. Kelsey Hubbard talks to the celebrity fitness trainer about his workout regimen and putting congressman through their paces in the House gym.

Mar 10 '11
GOV’T: “The California state Legislature and the congressional delegation are about to look a lot more like California.”
— Dan Schnur, director of USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics. According to new census figures released Tuesday, California’s minority population has grown substantially, most dramatically in the interior of the state. The figures project a sharp rearrangement of the state’s political power during this year’s redistricting of legislative and congressional seats.

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GOV’T: “The California state Legislature and the congressional delegation are about to look a lot more like California.”

— Dan Schnur, director of USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics. According to new census figures released Tuesday, California’s minority population has grown substantially, most dramatically in the interior of the state. The figures project a sharp rearrangement of the state’s political power during this year’s redistricting of legislative and congressional seats.

Click through on the map to play around, or read the story here.

Mar 9 '11
Cornel West - Union-busting (Smiley and West podcast)

Cornel West takes on union-busting and the state of our democracy.

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