For the first time ever, the Obama administration attempted to justify the use of drone strikes against enemy positions, a practice which is often criticized for not being accurate enough. White House counter-terrorism official John Brennan, who spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Monday, explained that President Barack Obama wished his administration to be “more open” about such tactics.
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The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to allow the construction of the TransCanada Corp. Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the Gulf Coast. The White House confirmed that President Barack Obama would be vetoing the legislation should the Senate also approve the bill.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney strongly criticized President Barack Obama‘s ‘Buffett Rule‘ which would ensure that American citizens whose income is in excess of $1 million per annum pay at least 30-percent tax. Mr. Obama‘s proposal is a direct consequence of remarks billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett made last September, when he acknowledged that he would not mind paying more taxes and confessed that his tax rate was lower than his secretary’s. Indeed, the best part of Mr. Buffett’s income comes from capital gains and dividends, both of which attract a lower rate of tax than ordinary income.
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