Croeso i Gymru, President Obama


President Barack Obama meets children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, Wales. President Barack Obama visited the school with Prime Minister David Cameron, before attending a two-day NATO summit at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport









Wales Online: Nato Summit 2014: Barack Obama And David Cameron Visit Newport’s Mount Pleasant Primary School

Hundreds of wellwishers greeted American President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron as they arrived at a primary school in Newport this morning. Mr Obama’s car was adorned with an American and Welsh flag, and he greeted the smiling youngsters of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Welsh saying “bore da” – “good morning” – and then listened to a welcome message, thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales. When a smiling Mr Obama walked into a Year 6 class speaking Welsh, the pupils’ nervous chatter turned to delighted smiles.

Some onlookers had brought ladders while others stood on walls or even on the back of bikes to try to get the best view. Local resident Sally Pyrah-Barnes, 47, said the day felt like a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. “It’s good Barack Obama took time out from the summit to acknowledge the local city and the local kids,” she said. Among the crowds gathered outside was college student Jay Singh, 16. He said: “It’s pretty surreal, Barack Obama being in Rogerstone. It’s great that he’s come here and shows Newport has plenty to offer and it’s not just about Cardiff. Mrs Green added: “We both like Obama. He seems to have his finger on the pulse.”

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A crowd cheers President Barack Obama’s arrival during a visit at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, Wales










President Barack Obama speaks with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron during the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in Wales


President Barack Obama, is seated at a table with, from left to right: France’s President Francois Hollande; Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; British Prime Minister David Cameron; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as they meet about Ukraine


Secretary of State John Kerry passes a document to President Barack Obama as British Prime Minister David Cameron, speaks at a meeting of NATO leaders regarding Afghanistan


President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron bow their heads for a moment of silence for service members killed in Afghanistan



NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks with President Barack Obama as they arrive for a group photo


President Barack Obama stands with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and British Prime Minister David Cameron as he arrives for a NATO summit



167 Responses to “Croeso i Gymru, President Obama”

  1. 1 57andfemale
    September 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    little ol’ me?

  2. September 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine. The argument over President Barack Obama’s legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. President Richard Nixon was seeking re-election, “American Pie” was leading the pop charts and Lennon was in New York facing deportation from a Nixon administration eager to disrupt the famous ex-Beatle’s planned concert tour and voter registration drive. The case hinged on Lennon’s 1968 conviction for possession of “cannabis resin” in London. Lennon was eager to at least delay his deportation so Ono could fight for custody of her 9-year-old daughter by a previous husband. Lennon and Ono approached Leon Wildes, a lawyer young enough that he shouldn’t have had to ask a colleague, “Tell me, who is John Lennon?” He had grown up in a small town in Pennsylvania coal country, and “I was not into that kind of music,” he says.

    But he knew his immigration law. In time, the effort to extend Lennon’s stay in the United States would become an integral part of the legal foundation the Obama administration relied on in 2012 to set up a program that has deferred the deportation of more than 580,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. “All I can say is, John Lennon is smiling in his grave,” Wildes said in an interview. “He helped accomplish that.”…..

    …Until the Lennon case, the Immigration and Naturalization Service had not acknowledged it used its own discretion in deciding whom to deport. But through the Freedom of Information Act, Wildes discovered 1,843 instances in which the INS had invoked such prosecutorial discretion as part of a secret program for “non-priority” cases. Once the program was revealed, the INS had no choice but to concede its existence and issued official guidance on how it would be applied.

    “The remarkable work of Leon Wildes really led to the old agency of INS making its policy about prosecutorial discretion and non-priority status public for the first time,” said Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a law professor at The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law who has written extensively about executive powers in immigration law. Immigration lawyers and many legal scholars like Wadhia argue Obama draws his authority to act from a broad range of sources, from the Constitution to immigration laws to government regulations… For Wildes, now 81 years old and still at work on immigration cases, the years spent with John & Yoko were a defining time. (The “hold” music on his office phone plays Lennon’s “Imagine.”)…continued

  3. September 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I looooooooooooooooooove you Nerdy, thank you soooOoooOOOooOOOo much for the wonderful round-up!!

  4. 13 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm


  5. 30 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    • 31 CEB
      September 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I just want to hug.comfort both of them and feed them a meal of Southern comfort food. They are both such good, hard-working men who have great love for mankind.

        September 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm


  6. 33 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  7. 34 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    POTUS ❤

  8. September 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Gymru? I thought it was Cymru? I shake my fist at changes in transliteration!

  9. September 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm


    as MsChipssss would say….

    Thanks so much to the Legendary NW…..

  10. 43 Linda
    September 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm


    My 2 found kittens are 12 weeks old- . They both weigh just over 2 pds now and it turns out they are Siamese Tabby mix. They are fast changing colors and developing the Tabby stripes….they are sooooo cute.

    • 44 0388jojothecat
      September 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      I have a Siamese tabby mix and she is such a sweetie. I adopted her and a chocolate tabby (he is dark brown, brown, and tan with white chest and feet). I later adopted their Siamese sibling seven months later. This summer I caught and spayed the momma cat and two of her newest kittens, I still need to catch the other two and get them fixed. If they are over 2lbs they can get neutered. I waited for mine to be older and they took longer to recover. It seems they recover faster when they are younger. I now have one older cat and three kittens….they are so cute but have a lot of energy….but lots of fun and love.

      • 45 Linda
        September 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        They sound wonderful…. I also have an adult female calico. Her coloring sounds similar to your chocolate tabby.

        • 46 0388jojothecat
          September 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

          my older adult female is a calico tabby too! She has some orange and black in her coat. My old lady is 16yrs old and they give her much respect….most of the time. She did not care for the two new ones for four months of hissing and growling…now she tolerates them and they get out of her way.

      September 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm


  11. 48 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  12. 54 JER
    September 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  13. 55 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    • September 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      I wish Christie will be indicted on this. Please , please… may he and his gang of cronies go to jail !

    • 57 Linda
      September 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      John Wisniewski said that information was leaked and they have been aware of it for a very long time.

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      September 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      It’s coming up on a year that this happened and when it came to light that Christie’s staff was associated with it. When indictments come down which I hope is soon that it leads direct to Christie….

  14. 59 FoxfireTX
    September 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Bringing this over from the last thread.

    Here is a link for the full article we could not get access to in the London Times written by PBO and Cameron jointly:


  15. 60 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    The ever flip flops of Rand Paul……. 😉

    • September 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Paul is courting both the young vote and the authoritarian, xenophobe Right. So he’s talking with both sides of his mouth.

      At least his father was more coherent, and more intellectually honest. Deadly wrong on so many issues, but honest with himself and others. The son is a pathetic joke.

      • 62 COS
        September 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        For someone who doesn’t believe in foreign policy, now he says he would have acted more decisively. Give me a break!!!! This is Flip flopping to the nth degree.

  16. 64 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    The Talk-A-Ton hate Hosts on the Radio……are a dying breed. I just hope…..the death is Tomorrow.

  17. 65 FoxfireTX
    September 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    GREAT photos! Thank you NW!

  18. September 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    LMAO! Just read on twitter that Tavis Smiley is going to be on Dancing With The Stars! LMAO! 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!!

  19. 84 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  20. September 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    “According to John Sides, “Democratic candidates are currently over performing how past history suggests they should be doing in a number of races.” Wang (who relies solely on polls) has the probability of Democrats maintaining control of the Senate at 90% today and 85% on election day.

    So hold on to your hats folks, we’ve got two months to go and the fat lady ain’t sung yet 😉 ”

  21. 86 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

  22. 87 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  23. 89 anniebella
    September 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I heard Eric Cantor has a job on Wall Street.

  24. 90 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm


  25. 93 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  26. 94 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  27. 95 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

  28. 96 Nena20409
    September 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm

  29. 97 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

  30. 98 nospin
    September 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    not political at all.
    Yes is it from Kmart but I am loving this commercial. This woman knows how to shop like a boss. 🙂

  31. 99 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  32. 100 Dudette
    September 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  33. September 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  34. September 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    “This is the context in which President Obama has sent envoys to the region to develop a plan. To see if a plan can be concocted that meets the above criteria, the president, more than anything, needs time. And that’s the best way to understand the bellicose statements from Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry. In saying that we will not tolerate these beheadings and will chase the murderers to the “Gates of Hell,” Biden and Kerry are assuaging the bloodlust aroused by these killings and keeping the Democrats from creating distance from the administration in their impatience for decisive action. The administration will do something, but they aren’t ready to do anything, yet. Unlike the last administration, this administration strives to understand the complicated world as it is and not make commitments based on delusions that have no chance of success”.

  35. September 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Great video’s – thanks fo this close-up insight of the Wales’ visit, Wales online 🙂

  36. September 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule

    By Associated Press September 4 at 1:55 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked an Ohio law that scales back early voting, ordering the state’s elections chief to set additional voting times just ahead of the fall election.

    The ruling from U.S. District Judge Peter Economus comes in a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups, several predominantly black churches and others challenging two early voting measures in the perennial presidential battleground state.

    One is a directive from Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted that established uniform early voting times and restricted weekend and evening hours. Another is a GOP-backed law that eliminates golden week, when people could both register to vote and cast ballots. Without those days, early voting would typically start 28 or 29 days before Election Day instead of the prior 35-day window.

    Ohioans can vote absentee by mail or in person.


  37. 106 Lb4Obama
    September 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Verdict in on Governor uUltrasound (McDonnll in Va.). I hope the little worm gets carted off in cuffs for 20 years!

  38. 110 japa21
    September 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yo, Chips


    Cristiano Ronaldo wants a move back to Manchester United.

    That’s right, the Real Madrid superstar who made his name at Old Trafford could be heading ‘home’ before the end of his career.

  39. 111 JER
    September 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    LIVE NOW: AG Holder on DOJ Investigation in Ferguson, MO – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 112 anniebella
      September 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Oh the Tea Party Republicans folks are going to hate Holder even more, to that I say So.

      • 113 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        September 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm


  40. 116 anniebella
    September 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Joan Rivers died.

  41. 119 Linda
    September 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Joan Rivers has died. RIP

  42. 123 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking · 36s
    Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81, daughter says

  43. 125 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Bob McDonnell is the first Virginia governor convicted of a felony.

    A federal jury today convicted Virginia’s 71st governor and former first lady Maureen McDonnell of the first count of the indictment — conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud.

  44. 126 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Mark Berman ‏@themarkberman · 59s
    BREAKING: Bob McDonnell found guilty of 11 counts, all corruption; Maureen McDonnell guilty on 8 corruption counts, obstruction of justice

  45. 127 criquet
    September 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    GA all.


    • 128 Nena20409
      September 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      And Many DC pundits and Michelle Bernard thought…..the charges were Not serious? I suppose, the Jury Said…….GUILTY!

  46. 129 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Hayes Brown ‏@HayesBrown · 1m
    ♫Bob McDonnell behind bars


  47. 131 MadameSoph
    September 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Watching Attorney Holder’s press conference:

  48. 132 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  49. 134 Nerdy Wonka
    September 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    • 135 nospin
      September 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      I think Bob’s most egregious crime was throwing his wife under the bus to save his own skin.

      For that alone he deserves 40 years.

  50. 136 dotster3
    September 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Wife guilty on 8 counts, he of 11—–sweeping guilty verdicts. Gee, I remember when he was going to be a pres. or VP candidate.

  51. 140 No Child Left Behind
    September 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  52. 143 JER
    September 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    LIVE VIDEO: Jury reaches verdict in McDonnell corruption trial – http://www.wusa9.com/videos/news/2014/06/24/4053085/

  53. 144 Nerdy Wonka
    September 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  54. September 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  55. 149 criquet
    September 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Don’t let them forget:

    And Govs Christie and Walker are being investigate(maybe soon indicted) and Gov Rick Scott is already known to the law for his medicare dealings and the GOP list goes on.

  56. September 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  57. 153 criquet
    September 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Lots of news today:

    • 154 Vicki
      September 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm


      This Plus OH voting rights act—What a day!

    • 155 57andfemale
      September 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      I was just reading how terribly, insultingly, illegally, and morally wrong that LA decision was yesterday. I’d seen snippets here and there, and I’m looking for one good analysis that sums it all up.

    • 156 Nena20409
      September 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      The Domino effect on September……..Month…….where is Neil Diamond to make it so?

  58. 157 JER
    September 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  59. 158 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Joan Rivers has died. May she RIP.

  60. September 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

  61. 161 criquet
    September 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Ugh. CNN, please!

  62. 162 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  63. September 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  64. September 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

  65. 166 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  66. 167 JER
    September 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    3:40 PM: President Obama participates in a leaders’ working dinner, Cardiff Castle

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