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Obama´s shocking case for
attacking Syria: Gruesome series
of videos taken in aftermath of
gas attacks that White House is
using in closed-door briefings
to persuade lawmakers to back US strikes

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/8/2013 5:33:01 AM

President Barack Obama has been showing an officially-verified collection of 13 graphic videos to lawmakers that depict the horrors of the chemical gas attacks in Syria in behind-closed-door briefings - as he lobbies to win approval for his plan to use military force against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. So far, support for the president´s plan has been sparse, with even fellow Democrats opposing the use of military force in Syria. He is preparing a media blitz for Monday and promised Americans in his weekly address on Saturday that ´This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan.´ CNN first

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/8/2013 6:13:52 AM     (No. 9510925)

Forget the videos. I want to see irrefutable proof that Assad did this and not the Al-Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood rebels.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 9/8/2013 6:31:44 AM     (No. 9510938)

I want to see the shocking videos of Benghazi first.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 9/8/2013 7:24:37 AM     (No. 9510988)

Nothing we read here shows that Assad launched this chemical attack. Where´s the proof? What if Zippy´s Bro´-hoodies did it?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NancyD, 9/8/2013 7:41:15 AM     (No. 9511008)

It´s obvious what they are going to do.

Liberals look at everything emotionally. All of their decisions are based on feelings.

They think they can pull the heart strings of the American people by showing horrible pictures of people being killed, and that alone with change their minds. It may work, but then again it may no.

IF anyone has the guts to stand up and ask BO, where is the proof that Assad did this to these people, then he won´t have the support.

Pictures tell a story. However BO´s own words are rhetoric and the people know it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Flagstone, 9/8/2013 8:09:52 AM     (No. 9511051)

Call me old school but I am a bit uneasy with YouTube videos steering our foreign policy of late.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/8/2013 8:10:03 AM     (No. 9511053)

How about a reporter publishing photos and video of ALL the individual abortions condoned by this creature as long as he has been in office. Dr Gosnell work might be a start.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/8/2013 8:11:34 AM     (No. 9511055)

Hmm, reminds me of the scene in 1984 where the sheeple are watching a movie in the theater about the war with Oceania, showing piles of their dead to get them all riled up and support Big Brother, who truly loves them.
Or the propaganda films of so called Polish atrocities used by Hitler to justify his invasion of Poland 74 years ago this month.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dcbroome, 9/8/2013 8:19:13 AM     (No. 9511062)

Sorry, color me skeptical. I watched the video at the linked govt site and I am not convinced. I am an RN who used to work the ER at a very busy trauma center. I have had my share of dead people. Some of the "dead" bodies didn´t ring true to me. Same with the "convulsing" people. And I thought sarin gas caused vomiting/defecation? All "victims" looked very clean. It would take way more than this to convince me that the US should get involved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 9/8/2013 8:50:38 AM     (No. 9511090)

The community organizer with his bloody red line is now a rabid endorcer of war.Who is Our enemy?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 9/8/2013 9:11:07 AM     (No. 9511117)

Pretty convenient to have all those videos shot so well right after the event. The Catholic nun who says they´re fake is sounding more and more correct.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mulhaven, 9/8/2013 9:19:45 AM     (No. 9511121)

"Anecdotes are the great enemy of of logic". This is why the ´Rat pukes like to use anecdotes. Recall all the asinine anecdotes that were used to "convince" legislators that the government should take over health care? Especially by the pathetic Pelosi.

Why can´t that loser in the White get a rational argument assembled for his war? That is a rhetorical question. We all know he and his gang have no rationality. Everything for him is personal, and mostly driven by who he hates or what he feels. The mindless statists and the DNC media goofs have no real concern for people, they just want to advance their control.

We all know he loves the Brotherhood because they share his bigotry. But what possible outcome is he pursuing that would be a benefit to America? Again, a rhetorical question.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/8/2013 9:25:30 AM     (No. 9511134)

I didn´t see any dead Americans in those photo´s, just muslims. Muslims that hate Americans.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: horacer, 9/8/2013 9:35:22 AM     (No. 9511150)

Who took the videos. What did our intelligence verify, that the videos are videos. In it´s last report on Syrian war crimes the UN said to forget the chemical weapons attacks that had occurred to that point. Their are regular atrocities committed by both sides as bad or worse. Syria has devolved into hell on earth. A few American bombs won´t change that.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 9/8/2013 9:56:35 AM     (No. 9511196)

Good observation, #13.

Even if gas containers are found with Assad´s name on them, it´s none of our business or responsibly to "punish" anybody. Allah will do that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 9/8/2013 9:59:09 AM     (No. 9511201)

I think we should see daily the ones killed in Chicago.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/8/2013 10:06:54 AM     (No. 9511211)

Where are the videos of Muslims in Africa burning Christian Churches full of worshipers? Those trying to escape are hacked to death by machetes.
How often has that happened with not a word from the administration?
How about the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt? The beheading of the priest and his assistants?
Obama has selective outrage.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 9/8/2013 10:15:27 AM     (No. 9511231)

Ah, the true last refuge of a scoundrel, "It´s for the children". I might be more on board with the present administration if they weren´t so fond of abortion and infanticide.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Eliza M, 9/8/2013 10:55:43 AM     (No. 9511289)

WE WANT PROOF!!!!!NOW!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jigzsaw, 9/8/2013 10:56:06 AM     (No. 9511291)

How about showing some videos of abortions--oh, forgot we´re not allowed to do that.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 9/8/2013 11:06:42 AM     (No. 9511318)

Interesting to note that this is not a presentation of facts but rather an appeal to emotion - "Look at the horror!" instead of "It was launched from here, by this weapons system, at this time."

Being lead around by the greatest "feeling" rather than any proof is not way to run a country, but then again, Obama has been running things in an unfit fashion for five years...why stop now?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/8/2013 11:25:27 AM     (No. 9511345)

We have no way of knowing when those pictures were taken. It could have been any time in the past 10 years.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: jglas, 9/8/2013 11:29:13 AM     (No. 9511347)

The Russians pretty well proved the rebels have and had chemical weapons (sarin gas). We know Assad has them. Obama has not proved who did this. So who did it? Only the rebels benefit from it so they have to be most suspect. We should not enter this war on the side of the rebels until we know Assad did it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dman, 9/8/2013 11:29:26 AM     (No. 9511348)

If the evidence is so irrefutable, then why isn´t Assad and company on trial for war crimes? Try these war criminals in absentia at the Hague, rather than lobbing a few meaningless (but very expensive) Tomahawk missles. Perhaps we might even get more of our European allies on board with this alternative. A trial at the Hague would hold Assad just as accountable, be less prejudicial in the civil war, and would carry far less risk of escalation into a wider war.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: The Advocate, 9/8/2013 11:46:23 AM     (No. 9511381)

Obama and his Administration lied about Benghazi.
They have NO credibility.
Let the Syrians sort out Syria.
Assad protects the Christians- Obama has failed to protect Christians in the Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria, etc.
Will Obama stand by when his AQ rebels slaughter the Christians?
Impeach Obama.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Libertygal, 9/8/2013 12:16:26 PM     (No. 9511446)

It was about as well orchestrated as Sandy Hook, the Boston bombing, and Benghazi, and the stories are just as believeable. /S

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Reply 26 - Posted by: badrad, 9/8/2013 1:31:15 PM     (No. 9511545)

Made by the Masters of Deceit, Marxists. Glenn Beck fell for the rebel eating the heart of a Syrian soldier to whip up his masses and the truth is elusive in the Muzzie and Russian propaganda war.

PC has lost folks and the only way to stop the madness if for the GOP to win Congress through the people.


Tea party Patriots a real force for helping save the nation if they leave their social issues and Jesus First pins on the back burner. Dog whistle it to the base not as Bachman and Akin did and knock themselves out of the race. The Masters of deceit know exactly how the nation feels about anything. And they will use it "the children of darkness being wiser in the ways of the world than the children of light".

Marx invented the discipline of sociology which led to Alinsky and mind manipulation, people-movers and -controllers and the awful state we are in--they used our goodness to do it-they used our sense of fair play to do it. They know us, we do not know them but we can. We can turn off the TV, toss out the print media and opinion magazines and take a crash course in how to sort out the truth. prayer is a big one, fasting and praying as the Pope ordered/suggested.

The Art of War super/warrior won by knowing his enemies and never doing the predictable. We could do the same. Read Aldous Huxley´s "Brave New World, revisited"...probably on-line free. Going back to the source provides opportunity for insights that opinion pieces of it sliced and diced and served up with the opinion of others.

Huxley predicted the Brave New World (Order) and thought it would take 500 years. It has taken less than one hundred. Time speeding up?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: veritas, 9/8/2013 2:55:49 PM     (No. 9511627)

1. Didn´t Stinky do the same after the sicko Muslim brothers bombed the Boston Marathon? Showing raw video of the ragged bloody limb-stumps, the surgeries and their aftermaths, the follow-on surgeries, the half-healed limb-stumps when he was gathering support for giving the Muslim world that good, long, well-past-due harsh trip behind civilization´s woodshed he administered? /s [do I really have to say that?]

2. Let´s not forget Step 1 and Step 2 in the huff-and-puff over Who-Shot-John: 1. Find out what it´s really about [Obama in trouble? Russia´s gas line?]; and 2. what really is in our power to do and control [especially follow-on events]? Assuming what others will do "after" presumes perfect knowledge of their values and their [rational] thinking. "Who did it" presumes we must do "something."

#7: Stinky doesn´t "condone" abortion. He celebrates it, and passed a law to extend it to born-alive babies.

#12: Stinky couldn´t get a rational argument for any of his policies or positions even if there was a place to rent them.

#17: Indeed! And Stinky´s "selective"" outrage is also phony.

#21: Not to mention that his manipulate-the-emotions approach: a. disparages the intelligence of the Senators and Representatives [well, as if they really have any]; and b. certainly does not lead to sober consideration of consequences or even whether we can accomplish anything Stinky says we will.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: saraguay, 9/8/2013 3:02:54 PM     (No. 9511640)

so obama has a minimum number of people who are gassed to elicit a tomahawk strike? what about the first 500 people months ago? and, after the strike, then what happens: chaos, deepening of positions, lawlessness and america is really the bad guy (to the middle east) and for what?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/8/2013 3:29:10 PM     (No. 9511679)

One hopes the photo shopping on these pictures is better that what they did on his so called Birth Certificate. I really don´t think they are that clever, so I hope they don´t stamp ´Forged in the USA´ on them again. It is embarrassing.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/8/2013 3:33:38 PM     (No. 9511684)

What´s with this administration and videos???

Maybe they should arrest the video maker like that did the guy who made the video they blamed for the Benghazi assassinations.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/8/2013 3:59:09 PM     (No. 9511716)

I´m not buying that group photo. Sorry. You can if you want to.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/8/2013 5:58:49 PM     (No. 9511847)

When will a politician have the guts to stand up and ask, "Mr. President, have you no shame? Are you at last become so low and devoid of moral turpitude that you must resort to this? Shame on you! Shame, shame, shame on you!"

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jacooley, 9/8/2013 8:14:00 PM     (No. 9511956)

First: I think Sarin was used and it is likely that the Assad regime did it.

Second: I do believe it is clearly a war crime of the sort that used to get people hanged. I would be delighted if the person who gave the order and those who carried it out ended up like Saddam.

Third: I think the civilized world would be unwise to merely wink at letting this genie out of the bottle. I nerve agent use comes without consequences, then what about biological agents? Radiation-based weapons like a dirty bomb? Or, a full nuclear blast?

That said, I am not sure what the goal is here or why tearing up some airport runways somehow balances the great scale of justice for such an atrocity.

Is the goal to downfall of the Assad regime? If so, do we care who replaces them and gains access to the chemical weapon stocks? Or, is it to somehow teach the Assad regime a lesson while they stay in power?

What is our plan if things escalate, for example via an attack on Israel or a terrorist retaliation on our embassies? Are we ready for a civil war on one country (with both factions reprehensible) to spread into a wider regional shooting war where we have an ally to defend?

If this is critical to protect this region, then where are the other Arab nations? Why doesn´t them jump in to punish Assad? This is creating a massive refugee problem in their back yards, yet they seem curiously disinterested in doing anything about it directly.

This look like improv at the club on open mike night, not a sober foreign policy discussion.





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Reply 34 - Posted by: Sulaco, 9/8/2013 9:07:52 PM     (No. 9512005)

"...promised Americans in his weekly address on Saturday that ´This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan.´

Well, Ya. since he lost those two on purpose!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: sailor43, 9/8/2013 9:51:34 PM     (No. 9512047)

Syria, a sovereign nation, did not sign the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1996.  The present conflict affects only Syrians.  This conflict is not an international dispute; it´s a civil war initiated by insurgents and fought entirely in Syria.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_parties_to_the_Chemical_Weapons_Convention#States_that_have_signed_but_not_ratified

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Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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