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GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans because they ignore climate change

By JULIET EILPERIN WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy-dominance agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production a...
Tags: News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, America, Barack Obama, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Wyoming, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Interior Department, Donald Trump, BLM


Donald Trump is using Stalinist tactics to discredit climate science

A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change would be disastrous. Yet that’s what White House officials want ‘The creation of the new panel of climate change deniers echoes the campaign by Joseph Stalin’s regime.’ Photograph: Czarek Sokołowski/AP Americans should not be fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science. The Trump administration has already purged information about climate change fro...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, America, ExxonMobil, United States, United Kingdom, Coalition, National Security Council, Greenpeace, Hitler, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Environmental Protection Agency, London School Of Economics, Cnbc


Trump To Visit Ohio As Part Of 2020 Blitz On The Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory in the state, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Oh...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, White House, General Motors, Ap, Gop, New Hampshire, Mary Barra, Gm, PAC, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Fox News, Donald Trump


Trump Dismisses Democratic Push to Pack Supreme Court

President Trump on Tuesday rejected the idea that has gained traction among Democrats of adding seats to the Supreme Court, saying it will "never happen.""I wouldn’t entertain that," the president said Tuesday at a press conference at the White House. "If they can’t catch up through the ballot box winning an election, they want to try a different way.""We would have no interest in that whatsoever. It will never happen." he added."“It won’t happen, I guarantee you, for six years."With two conserv...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Iowa, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, El Paso, Antonin Scalia, HARRIS, Gillibrand


Former Obama White House counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe

Greg Craig potentially engaged in oversees lobbying.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Mueller, Greg Craig


Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota


Trump reportedly has a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House, but that's just the starting price for these luxury setups

Virtual golf simulators briefly became a hot topic last month when the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had his own full-room golf simulator installed in the White House. Professionals use golf simulators to track their swing data and improve their technique. Casual players can use a golf simulator to take a virtual tour of the world's most-celebrated courses. But they're not cheap — custom pricing for the TrackMan Simulator starts at $49,995. Last month, the Washington Po...
Tags: Post, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump


NYT: DOJ Moves FARA Probe Into Obama White House Counsel To DC

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. have taken over a criminal investigation into whether former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig failed to register as a foreign agent after the case was moved from New York in January, the New York Times reported Monday. The decision to move the case from the Southern District of New York to D.C. comes as the Justice Department suggested it would step up prosecution of illegal foreign lobbying cases. Craig faces allegations that he failed to regist...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Ukraine, New York Times, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Craig, Obama White House, Southern District of New York, Skadden, Demers, Gregory Craig


Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58. The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information. Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House ...
Tags: Business, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Harvard University, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Princeton, Clinton, Princeton University, Treasury Department, CEA, Council of Economic Advisers, Krueger


Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

The investigation of Gregory B. Craig, who served as White House counsel in the Obama administration, comes amid a growing crackdown by the Justice Department on illegal foreign lobbying.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Ukraine, Justice Department, Craig, Slate, Mueller, Skadden, United States Politics and Government, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Gregory B Craig, Mercury Public Affairs, Manafort, Arps, Paul J


Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum […]
Tags: Business, News, Obama, Princeton, Princeton University, Krueger, Alan Krueger, Nation & World Politics


De Blasio calls Obama’s early days in office ‘a lost window’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama’s early days in office were “a lost window.” Minutes later, in front of a larger audience, de Blasio praised the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s […]
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Nation, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, Concord, N H AP


Reductio Ad Absurdum

Here’s an opinion piece by the two NYU students who accosted Chelsea Clinton at that Christchurch massacre vigil and denounced her as part of the hate that had spurred the attack. This is because she tweeted criticism of Ilhan Omar during the original “benjamins” controversy more than a month ago. (Here’s what I wrote in response to that original flare-up. A month later I wrote this.) Many Jews who are not supporters of the Israel right or the occupation or AIPAC thought that Omar’s remarks us...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Israel, US, Barack Obama, Iran, Gop, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Christchurch, Chelsea Clinton


Op-Ed Columnist: Is the Force With Beto?

A tulip craze swept a young Democrat into the White House once. Will it happen again?
Tags: News, Obama, White House, BETO, Barack, Democratic Party, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020


Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Antis Embraces Operation Choke Point as Policy

Opinion U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so subtly threaten a bank for lawfully serving businesses that don’t reflect her political views. While the media did their best to protect Barack Obama and his administration from any hint of scandal, two gun related issues man...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, White House, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Wells Fargo, Nra, Sloan, House Financial Services Committee, OCP, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Gun Rights News


Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, United States, Maine, Arkansas, Tennessee, House, Nebraska, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, North Carolina


Oprah On Work: The Key To Success Is Making Others Feel Heard 

Last week, thousands gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City for the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, where leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies, along with some very high-profile names, came together to share their cutting-edge "breakthroughs" for entrepreneurial success.Over the course of the summit, the keynote speakers — including Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, President Barack Obama, and Oprah — weighed in on topics ranging from...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Barack Obama, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Salt Lake City, Oprah, Ryan Smith, Pittsburgh, Salt Palace, Richard Branson Ashton Kutcher, Career Coach For Women Of ColorA Week


In the Woke War against Beto, Root for Beto

Earlier this morning, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president, and there are two things I believe with equal intensity. First, I don’t want Beto to be president. He’s a culturally left economic progressive who may be the serious candidate closest to an actual open-borders position on immigration. Second, I don’t want to see the Democratic party become so radical — and so obsessed with matters of race and privilege — that even Beto is too “moderate” to win.So, in the woke...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Cnn, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Ohio, Philadelphia, Msnbc


Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Hillary Clinton, Dc, Biden, Yemen, Ali, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Americans Can Do Two Things at the Same Time

Surely we have heard and seen enough by now that any lingering “optimism” about Trump governing as an anti-interventionist in foreign affairs has totally evaporated. What Trump promised in foreign policy terms in 2016, and what he instead delivered, are two radically different things—the same could be said of Obama, the so-called peace candidate of […]
Tags: Obama, North Korea, Barack Obama, Iran, Syria, Fbi, Democrats, Anthropology, Venezuela, Cia, Concepts, Cuba, Chewing Gum, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Trump


Some Notes on Voting, Ethnicity, Religion and Race

Over the last few days, as part of his continued attacks on Jewish Democrats, President Trump has insisted that American Jews are streaming out of the Democratic party. We have a century of statistics on these issues. In fact, the exact opposite is happening. In 2012, 2016 and 2018 the percentage of Jews voting for Democrats has gone up in each cycle, from 69% in 2012 to 79% in last November. But I thought this was a good opportunity to look at Jewish voting demographics in the context of the in...
Tags: News, Obama, California, US, Barack Obama, Republican Party, South Asia, Trump, East Asia, Josh Marshall, Barrack Obama, Editor’s Blog


Cory Booker: Ivy League elite or hunger-striking hero?

The New Jersey senator wants to take on Trump in 2020, but what sort of president would he be? His background offers many mixed clues Cory Booker takes selfies after a campaign event in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Cory Booker came to national attention in 2002, fighting an election against incredible odds. In the contest for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he faced both an entrenched incumbent who would later go to jail for corruption and an entire political ma...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Obama, Congress, Stanford, America, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Judaism, Yale, New York Times, Iowa, New Jersey, Oxford, US Senate


Disapprove

It’s not going to be easy for Senate Republicans to vote to disapprove of President Trump’s declaration of emergency at the border. They should do it, nonetheless, on principle and out of institutional self-respect.At the conclusion of the showdown over funding for his border wall, Trump announced that, on top of the $1.3 billion Congress appropriated, he would tap roughly $3 billion from other sources and declare an emergency to get access to another $3.6 billion in military construction funds....
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Mike Lee, Trump, Congressional


Obama's former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone's data

Silicon Valley tech firms use their dominant position to quash competition and maintain control over people's information, according to a new report for the British government. Jason Furman, a Harvard economist and former adviser to Barack Obama, says the UK must strengthen its competition rules to prevent damaging mergers like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram. He and a panel of experts said the UK should ensure consumers have more control over their data, enabling them to switch from domin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, Bill Gates, Philip Hammond, Silicon Valley, Tim Berners Lee, Sen Elizabeth Warren


Omar On Obama And Trump: ‘One Is Human, The Other Is Really Not’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tried to soften her criticism of former President Barack Obama Monday by dismissing comparisons between him and President Donald Trump. “That is silly to even think, and equate the two,” Omar told Fox News. “One is human, the other is really not.” Omar on Trump and Obama: “one is human, the other is really not” pic.twitter.com/Mwr3TWS09P — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 12, 2019 Last week, Omar said Obama’s drone policy and treatment of children at the border were...
Tags: News, Obama, Politico, Barack Obama, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar, Kate Riga, Ilhan Omar D MN, Omar On Obama


WaPo: In Talk With Pence, Cheney Compared Trump’s Foreign Policy to Obama’s

In a recent “off-the-record” discussion with Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Dick Cheney compared President Donald Trump’s foreign policy to former President Barack Obama’s, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post. At one point during what the Post described as a “vigorous back-and-forth,” which took place during a March 9 retreat in Sea Island, Georgia that was hosted by the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, Pence remarked: “Well, who wrote the...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Syria, Ronald Reagan, Nato, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Dick Cheney, Cheney, New York State, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence


Tammy Baldwin On The Next Battle For LGBTQ+ Rights

It’s 2019 and, in more than half of the states in the United States, it remains legal to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, in housing, in public spaces, and many other areas. The absence of a federal anti-discrimination law has a deep impact in the everyday lives of this community: Research shows nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. have experienced discrimination based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.Sen. Tammy Baldwin hopes to chan...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Indiana, United States, House, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi


How to stay cool under pressure, according to Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama shared his secrets on how he was able to remain calm and level-headed under immense pressure throughout his presidency while speaking at a tech conference this week. The 44th President of the United States told attendees in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday that there some truth to his nickname “no drama Obama,” despite admitting he would still be ridden with fear over making a mistake. It wasn’t until his second term did Mr Obama experienced a “shedding of fear” ...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, United States, Salt Lake City Utah


"The Six Wings Of The Democratic Party."

According to FiveThirtyEight:The Super Progressives — Very liberal on economic and identity/cultural issues, anti-establishment... Prominent examples: Ocasio-Cortez , Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.... People in this bloc generally see the Democratic Party as too centrist and too cautious...The Very Progressives — Very liberal on economic issues, fairly liberal on identity issues, skeptical of the Democratic establishment. Prominent examples: Bill de Blasio, Sen. Jeff...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Obama, Oregon, Virginia, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Democratic, Democratic Party, Pelosi, FiveThirtyEight, Josh Gottheimer, Mark Pocan



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