For a president who came into office claiming that he wanted to listen to what the world had to say, Mr. Obama has developed a fairly solid tin ear.
Last week, the White House pretty much tried to shut out the rest of the globe altogether.
First, the president cancelled a highly anticipated trip to Asia. “After hearing ad nausea from the Administration that America is back in Asia after a presumed absence under eight years of the Bush Administration, now comes the caveat. President Obama will cancel his upcoming trip to Guam, Indonesia and Australia – in the interest of salvaging his near singular preoccupation – health care reform,” reports Heritage Foundation Asian scholar Walter Lohman. “That didn’t take long. (Now, the trip is officially “postponed.” But this being the third time it has happened, the hosts certainly shouldn’t count on rescheduling. If it were a dinner invitation, such a guest would certainly be struck from future lists.)”
Officials at the Food and Drug Administration advised physicians Monday to temporarily stop using Rotarix, a vaccine commonly given to children to protect them against the stomach bug rotavirus, because it is contaminated with traces of a second virus.
The contaminant, called PCV-1, is a DNA virus that infects pigs and other species but is not known to cause illness in humans or any other animals. The virus appears to have come from the cell cultures used to make Rotarix.
“There is no evidence this poses a safety risk,” Margaret A. Hamburg, FDA commissioner, told reporters in a telephone briefing. read more
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Highlighting the U.S. government’s perpetual failure to secure the southern border, a Mexican military helicopter was photographed by a Texas sheriff this week flying over a residential neighborhood at least a mile into the American side of the Rio Grande.
These sorts of invasions by Mexico’s corrupt military, long on the drug cartel payroll, have been going on for years but the timing of this incursion is especially alarming since it occurred on the same week that Homeland Security officials revealed Mexican drug cartels are rapidly infiltrating federal law enforcement agencies along the southwest border.
Armed personnel occupied the helicopter, which flew over a residential area known as Falcon Heights, just south of the Starr-Zapata county line, the sheriff said.
Mexican Military Incursion In Texas | Judicial Watch
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