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SCOTUS Allows Trump Admin To Enforce Its Transgender Troops Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have. The Trump administration had urged the justices to take up cases about the plan directly, but the court declined for now. Those cases wi...
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‘Trump Slump’: Gun Sales Down In Shifting Political Climate

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry — expanding the reach of concealed carry permits and easing restrictions on so-called “silencers” — remain in limbo, and prospects for expanding gun rights are nil for t...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, House, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, State University of New York


Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign With "For The People" Slogan

Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced on January 21 that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris, the 54-year-old daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made history when in 2016 she became the second Black woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her announcement is not exactly a surprise: The career prosecutor and former California attorney general has been rumored as a potential presidential candidate even before she took federal office.Symbolically, Har...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Senate, New York City, Barack Obama, United States, Iowa, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, San Antonio, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Trump, U S Senate, HARRIS


Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid

California senator Kamala Harris has launched her presidential campaign for 2020, adding to a crowded Democratic field dominated by a new generation of women and minority candidates. The 54-year-old former prosecutor announced her bid for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America programme, saying "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of ...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, Abc, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, New Hampshire, Washington Dc


A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy


Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald makes hole-in-one with former president Barack Obama

While Cardinals fans await word on whether Larry Fitzgerald returns, he played golf with a former president Barack Obama and made a hole-in-one.            [Author: azcentral sports]
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UCLA ‘needs to inject some life’ into men’s basketball program with coaching search

The optics were just all off. UCLA in Pauley Pavilion, getting trampled by Liberty, the crowd showering the Bruins with boos. Don MacLean, UCLA’s all-time leading scorer who was on assignment calling the game for Pac-12 Networks, knew. Things couldn’t go on like this. “I think that was the final nail in the coffin,” MacLean said. About 30 hours after UCLA’s 15-point loss to Liberty, news broke of Steve Alford’s dismissal. UCLA announced the coaching change the following morning. The Bruins are j...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Athens, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, New Mexico, Chicago Bulls, Usa Today, Oregon State, Olympiakos


State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, GAO, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner, David Gootnick


U.S. State Dept says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in paragraph 8) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of former President Barack Obama's policies on global warming,...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, U S State Dept, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner


U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, GAO, U S State Department, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner, David Gootnick


Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

The open acknowledgment in the Missile Defense Review of U.S. plans to counter Russian and Chinese technological advances likely will alarm those nations. It marked a departure from the approach taken by Republican Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to tamp down concerns by major nuclear powers about expanding U.S. missile defenses. "Our goal is simple: To ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States - anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Trump said at th...
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U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of former President Barack Obama's policies on global warming, which Trump has repeatedly suggested is not as serious as scientists claim. In the 2014 executive order, Obama directed the State Department and other agencies to factor climate resilience into development programs to help vulnerable populations around the world protect themselves from the effects of droughts, floods, and storms exacerbated by climate change...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, State Department, Trump, GAO, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, General Accountability Office


Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


No, the government shutdown isn’t a ‘crisis’

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says The Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.” The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!” But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business — families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where’s the crisis? Pundits talk as if government is the most i...
Tags: England, Congress, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, La, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Fda, Tsa, Lausd


Journalist Who Exposed FIFA Official Corruption Is Shot Dead

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. Tiger Eye PI, the investig...
Tags: Facebook, News, Barack Obama, World news, Bbc, Fifa, Malawi, Ghana, Ahmed, Accra, Kwesi Nyantakyi, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ahmed Hussein, Nana Akufo Addo, Ghana football association, Agyapong


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teaches fellow Democrats how to use Twitter

Such is the hope, at least, of Democrats on Capitol Hill, who have undergone a class in how to tweet more effectively, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the veritable Twitter superpower. “With @AOC, @RepDebDingell, @jahimes, @davidcicilline, @RepCartwright & @Twitter representatives at training session on Twitter for Democratic Members of Congress,” tweeted California congressman Ted Lieu, after the lesson. Nobody in the Democratic party – Michelle and Barack Obama included – has as much Twitter ...
Tags: New York, News, California, Barack Obama, Capitol Hill, Alexandria, Michelle, Ted Lieu, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Twitter for Democratic Members of Congress


Barack Obama’s ‘One Of A Kind’ Birthday Tribute To Michelle Is Love In A Tweet

The former president shared a throwback photo of the couple on Twitter.
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The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics. Studies have begun to raise doubts about the unit’s methods. At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence...
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See Barack Obama's sweet message to Michelle on her 55th birthday

Barack Obama took to social media to wish his wife Michelle Obama happy birthday with a sweet message.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Shutdowns don’t get bad linearly; they get bad exponentially

Federal employees missed their first paycheck last week; from here on in, every milestone dramatically exacerbates the pain of the shutdown: a halt to aviation as TSA screeners quit en masse, civil cases stall in federal courts, 38 million hungry Americans denied food stamps and 10% of food sales in the US vanishing; deals expiring with the landlords of 40,000 low income households; then 2.2 million more households are imperiled; landlords renting to federal agencies will go without rent but wo...
Tags: Post, News, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Fda, Tsa, Shutdown, Trumpism, Center for American Progress, Office of Management and Budget, American Carnage, Federal Transport Agency, Sam Berger, Christopher Flavelle Jennifer A Dlouhy, Ryan Beene Bloomberg


Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, California, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Andreessen, United States, President, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Head, Bill Maris, Alphabet


Hawkish establishment goes after Tulsi Gabbard

This year it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, either. On clo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, West Bank, Lausd, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Party, Obama Clinton, National Guard, Tulsi Gabbard


Did President Obama Once Spend $65,000 on Hot Dogs?

A leaked email used in 2009 to push the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory was repurposed in 2019 to spread rumors about bulk hot dog purchases.
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A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led to his removal from various powerful committees in Congress this week. “I'm a western Iowa newspaper owner who has chronicled @SteveKingIA and his troubling remarks for 2 decades,” tweeted Bu...
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Andrew Wheeler: Trump coal-lobbyist EPA nominee says climate change ‘not the greatest crisis’

The former coal-lobbyist Donald Trump has tapped to officially take charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that he does not believe climate change is a major crisis. Andrew Wheeler, who has served as acting administrator at the EPA since July, said during his Senate confirmation hearing that he would push to repeal environmental protections put in place by President Barack Obama and intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change and threatening the p...
Tags: Science, Senate, Barack Obama, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Trump, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Andrew Wheeler


Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. Jarrett’s “Finding My Voice” recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers. Marlantes, known for his Vietnam War novel “Matterhorn,” […]
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Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ucla, Dartmouth College, State, Don


Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019

Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019 January 15, 2019 Leadercast No Comments 7 Views Tags: Atlanta, conference, event, Leadercast Live, Leadercast Live 2019, Leadership, leadership events, Leading Healthy Teams, Teamwork A team that reaches the summit of a mountain is considered a success, but great leaders know the journey doesn’t end when you reach the top. Healthy teams don’t just reach their pinnacle, they stay...
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Pompeo Trip Fails to Ease Questions Over U.S. Goals in Mideast - Bloomberg

Pompeo Trip Fails to Ease Questions Over U.S. Goals in Mideast - Bloomberg:Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrived in the Middle East a week ago on a mission to prove the Trump administration can be a reliable partner in tackling the region’s thorniest problems. He returns having failed to stifle doubts that have dogged the U.S. for years.With stops in eight countries in eight days, Pompeo sought to hammer home how different President Donald Trump’s approach is from that of his predecessor Bar...
Tags: Travel, Barack Obama, Qatar, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Donald Trump, Gulf, Trump, Pompeo, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Michael Pompeo, Jamal Khashoggi, Mideast Bloomberg


Details Emerge Of The Lavish Spending From Trump’s $104M Inauguration

President Donald Trump’s inauguration rang in at $104 million, more than double President Barack Obama’s in 2008. Details are starting to emerge of just what all of that money was spent on. The New York Times reports $10,000 for makeup for 20 aides at an evening event, $30,000 in per diem payments for staffers on top of their fully compensated hotel rooms, room service and transportation. The bill from the Trump International Hotel alone totaled $1.5 million. ABC News adds $130,000 spent on p...
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