– Cuba’s President Raul Castro Hosts a State Dinner for President Barack Obama & Family – [Photos]

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¡Hola a todos!
(Hello Everyone!)

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Barack, Michelle Obama with daughters MaliaSasha
Marian Robinson (Michelle’s mother) arrive in Cuba_March 20, 2016
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Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant
in Old Havana after the Obama’s walking tour_March 20, 2016
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Cuba’s President Raul Castro with U.S. President Obama 
inspects the military at the Revolution Palace_March 21, 2016
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President Barack Obama, President Raul Castro, First Lady 
Michelle Obama,  First Vice President, Miguel Diaz, (red tie) 
President of the Cuban ParliamentJuan Esteban Lazo 
Hernández, listen to a Cuban orchestra at the state dinner. 
The other two women are translators_March 21, 2016
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CUBAN STATE DINNER
March 21, 2016
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Shrimp mousse under kisch supreme with cream of mojito;

golden cream soup flavored with Caney rum accompanied

by slivers of ham;

Traditional pork garnished with baby tamales with

plantain chips;

Trio of Grandmother’s sweets.

Michelle, Barack & family along with Raul Juan enjoy a baseball game 
(Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cuban National Team)_March 22, 2016
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The Rolling Stones’ first performance in Cuba_March 25, 2016
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FYI– Detroit has an excellent Cuban restaurant ​

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine Detroit – Website with Menu


 Cuban cocktail MOJITO 
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¡Disfrutar!
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The 7th Democratic Debate from Wisconsin Feb. 11th – [FULL Video] showcased Bernie’s obsession and Clinton’s credentials

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Below follows the FULL video of the 7th Democratic debate last night.
The next GOP debates take place tomorrow Saturday, February 13, 2016.   See the debate, caucus and primary schedules below.
Bernie Sanders, senator and Hillary Clinton, former
secretary of state debate hosted by PBS in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 11, 2016 
​Hillary Clinton making a point during the debate, 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin_February 11, 2016
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“Only 48 hours after getting demolished in NH, impressive performance for Hillary Clinton. Better tone. Picked her shots.”   —David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama
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“I can’t shake the feeling that everything Bernie Sanders knows about foreign policy came from the world politics section of a used bookstore.” — Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at Tufts University
Gwen Ifill (left)  and Judy Woodruff, co-anchors 
PBS.  Gwen and Judy are the first woman duo to
moderate Democratic presidential debate
February 11, 2016
Sat., February 20, 2016 –  Democrats
Tues., February 23, 2016 – GOP

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Sat., February 20, 2016 –  GOP
Sat., February 27, 2016 –  Democrats

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Next GOP debate – Sat., Feb. 13, 2016 – CBS
Next GOP debate – Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016 – CNN
Next Democratic debate –  Sun., March. 6, 2016 TBD(Flint, Michigan)
Next Democratic debate – Wed., March 9, 2016 TBD
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
Please feel free to pass this post onto someone who may have missed them.  
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The more information people have about each candidates’ positions, their vision, their competence and last but not least their temperament; the better their selection process will be. 
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Democratic Iowa Town Hall from last night [FULL Video]

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If you missed last night’s CNN Town Hall with the 3 Democratic presidential candidates; click on the link below for the full video.  This town was praised because it let each candidate give longer more complete answers vs. debate style. Each candidate was able to showcase their strengths more effectively.
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links below.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
Please feel free to pass this post onto someone who perhaps had to work and missed them.  
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The more information people have about each candidates’ positions, their vision, their competence and last but not least their temperament; the better their selection process will be. 
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Each candidate has approximately 30 minutes after the introductory remarks by Chris Cuomoand Anderson Cooper of CNN.  Bernie Sanders is introduced at the 5.5 minute mark; Martin O’Malley is introduced at the 53 minute mark and Hillary Clinton is introduced at the 1 hr. 25 minute mark.
Martin O’Malley, former governor Hillary Clinton, former
secretary of state  &  Bernie Sanders, senator
Democratic Town Hall_Iowa Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
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​President Obama is interviewed by Politico’s
 Glenn Thrush_January 25, 2016
​Chris Cuomo, attorney & moderator CNN Town Hall
Iowa_January 25, 2015
After the town wrapped up; at the 2 hr 7 minute mark; seven political strategists and  a politician gave their analysis.  Lead by Don Lemon, news anchor CNN the others were Gloria Borger, Van Jones, Peter Beieart, Bakari Sellers, Donna Brazille and Michael Smerconish.

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Next GOP debate –  Thurs., Jan. 28, 2016 – FOX

Next GOP debate   Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 ABC

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IOWA Caucus – Mon., February 1, 2016 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE – Tues., February 9, 2016
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TOMORROW
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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FLINT, MIMSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is taking her show on the road to bring a town hall to Flint in light of the city’s water crisis.

The Rachel Maddow Show has kept Flint’s water crisis in the national spotlight for several months highlighting key points in the city’s ongoing saga.

Rachel Maddow will host “American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint, An MSNBC Town Hall” on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. in Flint, according to a news release from MSNBC.

Maddow, along with members of the Flint community, Mayor Karen Weaver; U.S. SenatorDebbie Stabenow; Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center; Lanice Lawson, creator of Bottles for Babies; Curt Guyette, reporter for the ACLU in Michigan; Brynn Mickle and Ron Fonger of The Flint Journal; and Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer. will discuss how the man-made Flint water crisis is now a full blown emergency, as well as the health implications and the potential solutions.

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Important national political events scheduled this week – Light Note: Trump’s Doctored Report

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TYT is not your Grandfather’s News Show

The Young Turks (TYT) is an online American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program hosted by Turkish-American Cenk Uygur, J.D. is a political commentator, co-founder and main host TYT,  Armenian-American Ana Kasparian,is a political commentator and film producer and co-host of TYT.The show has an associated network of online shows and is owned by a company of the same name (The Young Turks LLC). TYT was founded in 2002 by Uygur as atalkshow on Sirius Satellite Radio.

The show’s name derives from the English-language phrase “Young Turk”, meaning a reformist or rebellious member of an institution, movement, or political party  

The Young Turks live streams for two hours every weekday. The first hourfocuses on hard politics, foreign policy, and breaking news. It is hosted by CenkUygur, 

The second hour provides social commentary on a wide range of topics both domestic and foreign. It is hosted by Ana Kasparian along with Cenk Uygur. 

Every Friday, The Young Turks unleashes a two-hour Power Panel show, bringing in guests from the worlds of politics, journalism, pop culture, sports, and comedy. It is led by John Iadarola and Cenk Uygur in the first hour and Ana Kasparian in the second hour.

Note: “Salty” language is sometimes used to express some of the views of by the commentators.  Even though The Young Turks leans more toward liberal/progressive issues; TYT will “call out” and/or condemn liberal politicians that break the law or display bad behavior, etc. 

The Young Turks on YOUTUBE  (6pm – 8pm M-F)

The Young Turks is “the world’s largest online news show”.  YouTube  video views for the TYT Network stood at a total of 2 billion as of July 2014.  

The show offers internet-only video content via their YouTube channel, which in April 2012 averaged 750,000 views a day, and by November 2014 over 1,400,000 views a day  The Young Turks also have a network of other affiliated shows on separate YouTube channels, known collectively as the TYT Network.

Light Note:
In the meantime; on a lighter note; enjoy Donald Trump’s doctored note regarding the candidate’s health directly below reported by TYT’s Cenk Uygur.
Left:  Jayar Jackson, Dave Koller, Dave Rubin, Ben Mankiewicz, 
Ana Kasparian, co-host, Cenk Uygur, co-founder/host Steven Oh, 
John Ladoral and Andrew Napier attend The Young Turks 
documentary ‘Mad as Hell’ Los Angeles Premiere at 
Harmony Gold Theatre_November 6, 2014
​President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and
final State of the Union address to a joint session of 
Congress Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – 9pm

Detroit Visits:
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Tues., January 12th – 6:30 – 8:30 pm  (Tickets $300 & $2,700)
Hillary Clinton hosts a fundraiser and singer Michael Bolton will perform at theDetroit Marriott Renaissance Center.
Wed., January 20th 
President Obama will tour The Detroit Auto Show at COBO Center

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Next GOP debate – Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016 – FOX
Next GOP debate –  Thurs., Jan. 28, 2016 – FOX
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[Common Sense] Connecticut to Ban Gun Sales to Those on Federal Terrorism Lists

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“I am taking this commonsense step with this executive order simply because it’s the right thing to do,” Dannel Malloy told reporters in Hartford. “If you can’t fly without clearing government watchlists, you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun.”

The measure, which Malloy said needs federal approval, would require state police to review whether a potential gun buyer was on the federal no-fly list or on a watchlist for people suspected of ties to terrorism.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy_December 10, 2015

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Leadership Lessons From Admiral Michelle Howard, The Highest Ranking Woman In Naval History

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AHOY!

Admiral Michelle Howard is the first African-American Navy commander and first four star woman in Navy history and first African-American and first woman to hold the post as Vice Chief of Naval Operations confirmed July 1, 2014 

Admiral Michelle J. Howard Bio

In April 2009, Admiral Michelle Howard had been in her new job as commander of an anti-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden for just three days when Captain Richard Phillips was kidnapped by Somali pirates after they hijacked his cargo ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. “The pirates were using the fuel in the life raft to steer toward shore,” Admiral Howard recalls, “and it was obvious that if they got to shore [in Somalia] with Captain Phillips, we were probably not going to get him back.”  

The goal was to get the pirates to stop moving, without stressing them into desperate action. The kidnapping and subsequent dramatic rescue became the plot for the 2013 movie, Captain Phillips starring [Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi best actor in a supporting role]  but the backstory, and Admiral Howard’s role, was far more complex.  For the full story click on the link below.

Admiral Michelle J. Howard​
​Admiral Michelle Howard commanded The USS Boxer (LHD-4) a 40,000 ton Wasp class amphibious assault ship 
The USS Boxer was the flagship for CTF 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean three days before the kidnapping of Captain Phillips. 
Admiral Howard, assumed command of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 and Combined Task (CTF) 151 three days into her new assignment devised the plan to rescue Captain Phillips April 2009.
​Admiral Michelle Howard attends her ceremonial 
event in Wash., D.C. after confirmed July 1, 2014
​Admiral Michelle Howard is given “the secret handshake” from President Barack Obama
BUILDS CAMARADERIE 
There are many examples of traditions that build camaraderie in the military, but few are as well-respected as the practice of carrying a challenge coin—a small medallion or token that signifies a person is a member of an organization. Even though challenge coins have broken into the civilian population, they’re still a bit of a mystery for those outside the armed forces.
CHALLENGE COIN ORIGINS

It’s nearly impossible to definitively know why and where the tradition of challenge coins began. One thing is certain: Coins and military service go back a lot farther than our modern age.

One of the earliest known examples of an enlisted soldier being monetarily rewarded for valor took place in Ancient Rome. If a soldier performed well in battle that day, he would receive his typical day’s pay, and a separate coin as a bonus. Some accounts say that the coin was specially minted with a mark of the legion from which it came. 


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A Historic Deal to Prevent Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon – President Obama’s Full Remarks

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Good Morning!
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Delegates from Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States in Vienna on

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 after agreeing to an accord to significantly limit

Tehran’s nuclear ability.  CreditPool photo by Carlos Barria

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran and Federica Mogherini, the 

European Union foreign policy chief, at a plenary session on Tue,, July 14, 2015

CreditLeonhard Foeger/Reuters
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It’s A Great Day!

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