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The right states of mind
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/19/2012 5:32:30 AM

Barack Obama gave a fine speech Sunday night to a stunned and shocked nation. He is a born orator backed by a flawless machine, whose personal rise from a difficult childhood is a true inspiration, and whose achievement in breaking the ultimate color barrier is gift to us all. People like the idea that Obama is president. As a politician and president, he has only one failing -- he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country. He is out of sync with his age and its crises. There is more proof every day --

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/19/2012 6:48:08 AM     (No. 9073779)

Liberals are immune to evidence.

Still.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: flyonthewall, 12/19/2012 7:03:55 AM     (No. 9073803)

Barf barf barf

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/19/2012 7:06:53 AM     (No. 9073809)

#2, it´s best to read the piece before commenting. Noemie Emery does not produce nausea.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 12/19/2012 7:10:18 AM     (No. 9073812)

I watched his speech in NewTown....and I did not believe him. It was almost as though he was at the wrong funeral grieving the wrong victim. And his outrageous claim that the price for liberty was the slaughter of these innocent people, and he was no longer willing to pay that price, made my jaw drop. He was no comfort and, once again, proved that he is just not up to the job. Wonder what the people hit by Sandy thought of his performance?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LZK, 12/19/2012 7:20:37 AM     (No. 9073829)

As a person is molded by parents when WE are in the process of growing -- WE take on a personality that "fits"...

obama is a "collection" of personalities molded by twisted minds as he grew up -- therefore -- a very twisted man....

I´m starting to feel sorry for his family. He´s becoming more of a joke with each passing year....

LZK

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Standlow, 12/19/2012 7:29:52 AM     (No. 9073844)

How do we reconcile that saccharine speech with his THREE votes to kill those innocent infants who somehow survive an abortion? This is the man who ridiculed Special Olympians and who said he didn´t want his daughters ´punished with a baby´. Has that unfeeling man vanished and been replaced with a man of sensitive feelings? I think not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fransand, 12/19/2012 7:30:04 AM     (No. 9073845)

I´ll never understand why this man is so often referred to as a great orator! I thought after the slaughter on Friday that he needed a new speech-writer; think of President Reagan reading Peggy Noonan´s words after the space launch disaster--it was beautiful and comforting. Obama´s is flat and halting, a completely phony reaction. As for his ridiculous shout-out at Fort Hood... Everything is political posturing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/19/2012 7:35:01 AM     (No. 9073851)

I agree with #7. While normal people´s hearts went out to those grieving families Obama saw an opportunity to snatch some more power. It is true irony when you are convinced that the people who voted for you and fawn over you must truely be morons.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/19/2012 7:35:12 AM     (No. 9073852)

I can tell you that he does indeed ´inspire´ many who heard him. A wonderful Christian woman cried to me how wonderful Obama´s speech was and how he cried for the little children. Yes, she is black but very intelligent usually. I am no longer surprised that Obama won the election. Most people are in spiritual darkness, and the rest are in self imposed darkness. Even many who have believed will fall away as the end times approach. Not for us to be concerned. Just live, love and tell others about Jesus.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 12/19/2012 7:45:18 AM     (No. 9073874)

Never send a boy to do a man´s job.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/19/2012 7:49:42 AM     (No. 9073884)

I pay no attention to speeches especially when I have a person´s actions by which to judge them. Anita Dunn specifically said they use Obama on tv to get you to only think about and talk about what you´re seeing on tv. Rather than the horrible things he´s doing off camera. Further, I´m free to be sickened by anyone who frames an article with the statement that Obama is a great orator. This is a lie. He is a teleprompter reader with a deep voice. That´s all. Anyone who weeps at his speeches is a fool and is being played.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: scarface67, 12/19/2012 7:50:23 AM     (No. 9073886)


Except for anger, Obama is devoid of emotions.




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Reply 13 - Posted by: suncitypro, 12/19/2012 7:58:24 AM     (No. 9073899)

Thank you #9--you have said it all in your post.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/19/2012 8:01:55 AM     (No. 9073905)

That´s why I am eager to go over the cliff. We need to pay till it hurts and then have him come back and say he needs still more because the US produces so much energy and product per person and we need to help other countries.

Oh, and we need to get involved in non-actions in other countries to replace the tyrants who shoot rebelling citizens with religious tyrannies that will behead the non-believers.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 12/19/2012 8:04:18 AM     (No. 9073910)

Theory vs. Practice.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/19/2012 8:27:50 AM     (No. 9073950)

This Chicago disturbed dork is not my president. The voters that count elected Mitt Romney. Obama is an aberration that is doing immeasurable damage to America and the futures of our children. The Democrat Party and the MSM should be held accountable for what they have done. They pose a bigger threat to America than all Islamic nut jobs combined. I will despise them forever.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/19/2012 8:28:01 AM     (No. 9073951)

I am listening to ´Atlas Shrugged on audio book during my commute. Occasionally I find myself wondering if the CD has ended and the top of the hour news is in its place? Then I am forced to wonder why the politicians keep making the wrong choices when fac. Finally, I have remeber that their decisions are consistent with the flawed decisions of the electorate. Oh well, ´Who is John Galt?´


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Reply 18 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/19/2012 8:30:08 AM     (No. 9073954)

This is an excellent article and the liberals should be challenged much more about this. Liberals are like a swarm of insects. They support policies that destroy their state or nation and then move to a place that has been controlled by conservatives and hence is still prosperous and introduce the same destructive policies there, so the cycle repeats. The USA is an example of this on the world stage. It has been prosperous because it has been governed by conservative policies and people were coming from around the world to be here. Now it is being transformed and policies introduced which will impoverish it. The problem is where will people who want opportunity and prosperity go now?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/19/2012 8:31:28 AM     (No. 9073959)

Sorry, posted from my tablet. Should have read ´wrong choices when faced with a clear option of right vs wrong?´


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Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/19/2012 8:34:34 AM     (No. 9073966)



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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/19/2012 8:41:45 AM     (No. 9073975)

It´s a great article and on the mark but what´s the point. The obvious failure of progressive policies has been pointed out over and over. The problem is that the majority of the electorate doesn´t want to hear the truth or is too stupid to understand it. Lecturing morons about economics is a waste of time. We have to find a way to reach them that they will respond to, almost at a primal level. Frankly, I don´t know if that´s possible.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 12/19/2012 8:47:20 AM     (No. 9073992)

Ann Coulter nailed it when she said that "0bama is god to the Godless". It is the only explanation possible for why so many people think that his emotionless, empty, halting orations are so breathtakingly brilliant. Combine that with hearty doses of black racism and white guilt and self loathing and it´s perfect recipe for the fast-worsening, Hellish nightmare we continue to endure.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 12/19/2012 8:50:33 AM     (No. 9074001)

#3

I couldn´t get past

he gave a fine speech



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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 12/19/2012 8:59:41 AM     (No. 9074022)

So glad to see this is a Must Read. Every Republican in Congress and their staffs should receive a copy of this article.

Thank you #3 for correcting #2.
#4 is exactly correct "He was no comfort and, once again, proved that he is just not up to the job. Wonder what the people hit by Sandy thought of his performance?"

I do believe that color is going to become less relevant very soon, because Obama and his thugs in his administration, the Congressional Black Caucus, black entertainers, and progressive have overplayed their hand. It has worn very thin with people who work hard to earn a decent living in order to have a comfortable home and to save some money for some things they hope to have in the future.

Thank goodness Governor Snyder signed the Right-to-Work bill into law in Michigan. Maybe, just maybe, the beautiful state of Michigan will have a chance to recover from the decades of union dictatorship.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: lalo, 12/19/2012 9:04:04 AM     (No. 9074037)

I´m with #11 - not a great orator by a long shot - no feeling and quite wooden! The only oratorial thing he has going for him is that upward gaze of destiny as captured in his election logo. Obama the Great. President for the Ages.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/19/2012 9:09:03 AM     (No. 9074045)

It was hard to imagine people would vote for him twice. I´d bet they´d do it a third time as well. America, where are you?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/19/2012 9:40:00 AM     (No. 9074113)

I can neither look at or listen to this man. America has gone probably forever. There is no principle, edict or doctrine that teaches that the ability to emote overrides basic Biblical values and yet America operates almost entirely as if there were.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/19/2012 9:54:18 AM     (No. 9074159)

The GOP can become the party of the working man, any economic class.The gap is waiting to be fillled. Gov. Romney tried but it didn´t work, this time.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 12/19/2012 10:01:43 AM     (No. 9074187)

The meat of the article comes after the word "Mysteriously" in the last two paragraphs. The Repub leadership continues to waste opportunities to call the communist in chief on his failed policies. Of course The Bamster gets away with his agenda-no one is stopping him.

I.e. I still don´t understand why we allowed him and his wife to blow 1.4 billion dollars on fun and entertainment last year. Who is authorizing this money? Don´t the "cut spending" republicans control the gov´t purse strings???

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Reply 30 - Posted by: maryc, 12/19/2012 10:24:50 AM     (No. 9074241)

To all those liberals who vote for higher taxes then move : do us all a favor and stay in the bed you made. CA is the perfect location for you ´fairminded´.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/19/2012 10:38:36 AM     (No. 9074266)

Explaining the facts to the Great American Public doesn´t work, has never worked, and will never work. Civicly, most of them are still stuck in their sophomore year in in high school, and approach elections with the same mindset they did back then: they vote for the most "cool", the "most popular" and the "most likely to succeed", with looks and reputation the biggest determiners of how they vote.

Wishful thinking and a desire to think of themselves as "nice" and "caring" determines their choice of politicians and policies, and practicality and reality be damned.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/19/2012 10:45:21 AM     (No. 9074280)

California is a beautiful state yet we were reduced to working for the labor unions, their gold plated pensions, and the illegal alien´s children university scholarships.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mathman, 12/19/2012 10:45:26 AM     (No. 9074282)

It is regrettable that people, although capable of reason, do not reason well (or sometimes employ reason at all). No reasoning person could possibly believe Zippy. Those things which he promise do not happen. Why trust someone who has deceived you in the past? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
He promised prompt assistance to the victims of Sandy. Well? It has not happened.
He promised to close Guantanamo. Not.
I could go on.
Believe this guy at your own risk!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/19/2012 10:58:00 AM     (No. 9074306)

I personally don´t listen to Obozo no matter where or what the occasion. Sunday, I was watching the football game when they cut away. I immediately started channel suffering and to my surprise, there was the game being shown on CNBC while Obozo was mouthing off everywhere else.

As for those who voted for Obozo, the overwhelming majority of them where those who receive the largest chunk of federal freebees. And they are not about to let someone else come in and stop the gravy train. It´s that simple. That´s why so many of them stay where they are. Those who actually want jobs and fend for themselves are moving to red states where there are a lot more choices, including said jobs. Sooner or later, those bastions of liberalism are going to collapse. Then wait for the wailing and gnashing of teeth. It will be horrendous.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Reality, 12/19/2012 11:05:47 AM     (No. 9074328)

#7
You reminded me that after the Fort Hood masacre , Former president Bush and his wife quietly and without fanfare immediately visited with and comforted the survivors.
You would never see that from this narcesist.
Every thing is all about him. Did he have TOTUS at Newtown?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/19/2012 11:07:30 AM     (No. 9074333)

Note on the Gettysburg Address

by H.L. Mencken

The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

To those for whom emotion rules all, #9 is right. Otherwise fine people were moved.

But think about the context of what Obama was saying, and it is this ... read the sharply insightful understanding of Mencken above.

If you don´t understand the point, you´re The Problem.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 12/19/2012 11:29:42 AM     (No. 9074373)

He personifies the words, “there’s no there there.” It’s no wonder that from his very first day on the job, he spared no expense or energy in concealing who he really was and still is. “A fine speech?” “A born orator?” Sorry, Noemie Emery, but no sale! He’s a performer. Just as a singer sings, a dancer dances, a juggler juggles and a comic cracks jokes, he performs. Allegedly, in some circles most suspiciously, enough susceptible voters have invited him to stay on stage for a second act. Now virtually unencumbered, he embarks upon his four year finale. Think he’s changed your country from the way you remember it? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Arby, 12/19/2012 11:40:08 AM     (No. 9074397)

Was it Higgins or Col. Pickering who said, "By George, she´s got it!" ?

Unfortunately, it was obvious that this was the state of play and the sheeple voted for Fauxbama anyway. You might even forgive the first election, but you can´t forgive the second. His ideas are simply disastrous. The next POTUS will have a huge hole from which to begin his or her administration. Jimmy Carter sleeps peacefully; he is no longer the worst president ever.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/19/2012 2:20:58 PM     (No. 9074701)

Cant stand the Marxist Kenyan Alinsky-loving transcript-hiding phony liar nor his kooky Chewbacca Mooch wife. Nor his VP, that demented idiot Bite-me Biden. Nor his Sec. of State, that PIAPS Liar. Nor his Commie Cabinet. Nor his spokesperson idiot liar Carney. None of ´em! They´re all worthless! Give me back the country I defended in the late 60´s, this place we live in now really sucks!

Semper Paratus

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/19/2012 2:21:07 PM     (No. 9074702)

I disagree with #14 on the idea "we need to pay till it hurts." We are already hurting. It´s time for Obama to pay till it hurts, for destroying the greatest country in the world, America! Why do you think he´s spent millions hiding who he is?

This foreign usurper has hijacked our nation and foisted the banner of Marxism. He IS the enemy, along with the new Democrat Party, and their propaganda media. Communism is well entrenched. We have paid too much already.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/19/2012 2:37:39 PM     (No. 9074746)

Obama is the wrong man to lead our country at a-n-y-t-i-m-e!! Also, he is not the first person to `rise from a difficult childhood`. Millions have and millions don`t want to trash our Constitution because of it. He has been summarily brainwashed into the marxist ideology during his upbringing. That can only be characterized as child abuse, but the harm has been done and we are paying for it.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 12/19/2012 3:14:26 PM     (No. 9074814)

Well, the morons voted in bigger numbers than we did. We are stuck with him for four more years unless any of us can figure out how to make him disappear legally.

The sight of him makes me sick and listening to him just doesn´t happen. My mute button is worn out. Now I avoid what he says and does with great care.

Frankly my brain is worn out from trying to think of ways that will turn people´s brains from mush to the thinking organ that God intended it to be. It´s an impossible task, but surely someone has a few ideas that will turn the morons into normal people again. We have lost the propganda war for now. If someone actually thought that speech from Newtown was comforting and worthwhile there is no hope for us as a nation. We are truly livining in an alternate universe.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: lencu255, 12/19/2012 3:55:40 PM     (No. 9074884)

Bunch of idiots not seeing what correct usage of commie/fascist playbook is doing to this country.
These guys, I mean leftist radicals, they have learned from marx/lenin/mao/hitler (add castro, alinsky, etc) teachings. Our conservatives are in complete oblivion to that. Not one step in the last 15-20 years was done right. They, GOP, allowed the radicals obtain 100% control of the mainstream media, banks, education (maybe Wall Street). And what conservatives produced? Krauthammer, Rush, Hannity and Reince Priebus!
To what publication can we write to the editor comments like we do here, on Lucianne? So the independents and liberals can read it. Nowhere!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: gone2pot, 12/19/2012 5:47:44 PM     (No. 9075061)

he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country. He is out of sync with his age and its crises. There is more proof every day

And that will make a difference to the majority of voters because...?

Republicans should run on the facts, and against the proven failures that Obama´s ideas produce when put into effect.

News flash girlfriend, the Republicans are too busy bravely falling down, rolling over and soiling themselves whenever a leaf falls off a tree, someone coughs, a car door slams, EdChrisWolf calls them extremists, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi whispers Boo in their ears or Obama gives them a stern look. See? There´s just no time at all for the GOP to run on facts and against proven failures.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 12/19/2012 6:14:30 PM     (No. 9075095)

My Great Grandfather and his two brothers fought at Gettysburg. Unfortunately the Union they fought to save turned out to be not worth saving. Øbama and the Demrats have seen to that. Number 37 is quite correct.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/20/2012 2:57:43 AM     (No. 9075548)

Words, just words. He is not a great orator. He has a strange, choppy delivery, kind of like he is reading, line by line.

I believe nothing he says, except when he occasionally slips and lets us know what he´s really thinking (spread the wealth around, utility rates skyrocketing, bashing the Constitution).

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Reply 47 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/20/2012 6:28:55 AM     (No. 9075646)

For the frighteningly long period of socialist sufferings ahead, it´s time to look at Dr Paul Fick´s alarming new book,
THE DESTRUCTIVE PRESIDENT, all about the raging vindictive individual now operating in the White House. Read a few descriptive pages: www.destructivepresident.com
It´s the unresolved aspects of this persons
anger we all need to know more about.
Remember Paul M Fick PhD, he wrote the best seller a few years back THE DYFUNCTIONAL PRESIDEnT about another case, Slick Willie.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/20/2012 8:08:02 AM     (No. 9075817)

The first para reminded me of the beginning of another speech.

I think it started with "Cassius is an honorable man..."

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MONROEVILLE, Pa.—When the Texas Wesleyan Rams arrived here this month to defend their 10 straight national titles, the 14 players and coaches wore navy blue and gold track suits and carried matching bags. The walkie-talkies worn on the hips of tournament personnel crackled to life: "Texas Wesleyan has entered the building." The opposing teams,?most of whom brought only a handful of players, some in a mishmash of college sweatshirts,?stopped to watch in awe and dread. "We are the New York Yankees of table tennis," said Texas Wesleyan University Coach Jasna Rather. "Everybody hates our guts."

On upcoming trip, Obama
will try to pivot to Asia - again
McClatchy Newspapers, by Lesley Clark    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four-nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that’s been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere. Yet even as Obama attempts to boost his effort to emphasize U.S. interest in Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is complicating efforts to reassure Asian nations _ which share the region with an increasingly assertive China - that the U.S. is committed to their security. The administration’s efforts to refocus U.S. policy toward Asia were already being questioned in the region with the



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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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