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Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad

Democrats are engaged in indiscriminate attacks on President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal. They are ignoring some worthy ideas.
Tags: Federal Budget (US, Health Insurance and Managed Care, United States Politics and Government, Medicare, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Booker, Cory A, Gillibrand, Kirsten E, Harris, Kamala D, Obama, Barack, Sanders, Bernard, Schatz

Unsurprisingly, Mueller Comes Up Empty

No reader of my previous comments on the subject would expect surprise from me about the verdict of the Mueller report. No one nominated by a major political party to the presidency of the U.S. would have dreamed of cooperating with any foreign power to influence a U.S. presidential election. Aaron Burr, who was thought to be running for vice president but ended by opportunistically challenging Jefferson for president, requiring that the House of Representatives determine the victor, and who was...

Another useful reminder of the need for more criminal justice diversity on the federal bench

Long-time readers know I have been talking a long time about the prosecutorial tilt that impacts who gets nominated and confirmed for seats on the US Supreme Court and lower federal courts.  Encouragingly, the need for more balance in the courts is getting more attention as criminal justice reform continues to garner attention (especially among would-be Democratic Prez candidates).   Consider, for example, this piece on this topic at Slate by Kyle Barry under the headline "Democratic Presidentia...
Tags: Douglas A. Berman

The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Anymore.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East

The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Any More.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East

This Week: Acting Pentagon Chief’s Alleged Pro-Boeing Bias Gets New Attention

The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who spent more than 30 years at Boeing before joining the Trump administration, improperly boosted the company as a government official. The investigation came in response to a complaint from the independent watchdog group CREW, which in turn cited a January report from Politico that Shanahan’s remarks as a government employee had “fuel[ed] questions about whether he harbors an unfair ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Politico, Defense, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Boeing, Lockheed, Caribbean, Patriots, Forbes, Trump

Record Low Percentage Of ICE Arrestees Actually Have Criminal Records

The percentage of undocumented people with criminal records arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has fallen to a record low, USA Today reported Thursday, meaning that a record percentage of ICE arrestees have committed the civil violation of being in the country without proper documentation, but no criminal violation. According to ICE data flagged by the paper, just 63.5 percent of ICE arrestees in December had criminal records, the lowest figure since ICE started tracking the metr...
Tags: News, Obama, Immigration, Ice, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Jones, Homan, Matt Shuham, Thomas Homan

Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
Tags: Health, Obama, Congress, Politico, Israel, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Syria, Fbi, United States, US politics, House, Abortion, Nancy Pelosi

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.
Tags: Obama, White House, Contracting

Is Income Inequality Fair?

Opinion Is Income Inequality Fair? USA – -( Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask ‘Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?'” Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. ...
Tags: Guns, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Intel, South Africa, Williams, Bill Gates, Gates, Moore, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Gun Rights News, USA Ammoland, Walter E Williams

Obama picks upsets in his NCAA brackets, but likes big names for Final Four

Former President Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament brackets reaffirm he has soft spot for underdogs but believes in favorites at the end.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Ncaa, Usa Today

Redistricting Edge Saved GOP From Deeper Midterm Losses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical an...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Eric Holder, Massachusetts, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, South Dakota, House, Wisconsin, Redistricting, Nevada, Republican, North Carolina

NY Man Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Obama, Waters

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone calls, including racial slurs, that he made to Democratic Congressional offices. In 2018, Taubert called Waters’ Los Angeles office and said he was going to kill the congresswoman and every memb...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Syracuse, Maxine Waters, Minnesota Sen Al Franken, Democratic Congressional, Taubert, Summer Concepcion, Waters Los Angeles, AP story, Stephen Taubert

In 2010 Nunes Defended Protesters’ Right To ‘Smear,’ ‘Say What They Want’

Back in March 2010, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was an ardent supporter of the rights of those who wish to “smear” or “say what they want” to lawmakers they disagree with. But in the age of Twitter, when lawmakers can be mocked via fake “cow” accounts, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has grown a bit sensitive. During an interview with C-SPAN in 2010, right around the time House Democrats were gunning to gather enough votes for their proposal to overhaul health care — a mov...
Tags: Twitter, News, Obama, House, House Intelligence Committee, John Lewis D Ga, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Nicole Lafond, Nunes lawsuit, Barney Frank D MA

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

Sara Bareilles Premieres New Songs, Declares Love for Obama at Intimate L.A. Show

“I know it’s been a really long time since I made a record,” said Sara Bareilles, introducing a night of mostly new music at the Troubadour Tuesday. Hearing some shouted assents from the audience, she parroted back what she heard to be some fan umbrage about that. “’You bitch!’” she echoed, bemused. “Well, I’ve been […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Obama, Sara Bareilles, T-Bone Burnett, Concert Reviews

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Obama, Fifa, Gifs, Drake, BetaWorks, Kanye, Founders Fund

Judge: Government must consider climate change in oil drilling leases

Federal agencies must "take a hard look" at the impact of oil and gas drilling on climate change, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday, directing the Bureau of Land Management to revisit environmental decisions made by the Obama administration.
Tags: Obama, Cnn, Bureau of Land Management

What media bias?

“journalism”: Reporters at the Times have made 100 FOIA requests since Trump took office just over two years ago, a 669 percent increase of the number of FOIA requests it made during the four years of Obama’s second term.
Tags: Guns, Obama, Uncategorized, Times, Trump

Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

The decision could present a threat to President Trump’s agenda to quickly expand oil and gas drilling by offering opponents a roadmap to legal challenges.
Tags: News, Obama, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Interior Department, Carbon Dioxide, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Lands

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

How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -( The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
Tags: Google, Guns, Obama, Congress, America, Silicon Valley, Google Classroom, Don, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Michelle Malkin, U S Department of Education, Trump White House, Google Google, Google Chromebook, Gun Rights News

State Democrats are defying the will of California voters

There’s long been a somewhat competitive relationship between the power of governors and legislators to make law and the ability of voters to overturn what the politicians wrought and/or make law themselves via the initiative process. However in recent years that relationship has evolved from merely competitive to something approaching hostility. Having achieved total domination of the Capitol, Democratic politicians clearly resent sharing lawmaking authority with voters. We have seen numerous a...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, Capitol, Assembly, Dan Walters, Newsom, Los Angeles City Hall, Chiu

World Leaders Urge Biden To Run, Craving A Prez With Respect For Foreign Affairs

While former Vice President Joe Biden may still be conflicted about running for President, world leaders at the Munich Security Conference in February had fewer qualms. According to a Wednesday Politico report, several European leaders privately urged Biden to run, craving an American President with respect for traditional alliances and an understanding of foreign affairs. Amid the current field, Biden’s foreign affairs experience stands out. He has unrivaled relationships with world leaders,...
Tags: News, Obama, Joe Biden, Foreign Affairs, Biden, Munich Security Conference, Elizabeth Warren D MA, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, Sens Cory Booker D NJ, 2020 Democratic Primary

Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time aide to former first lady Michelle Obama will review workplace practices at a prominent civil rights law firm that fired its founder. A statement from the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center says attorney Tina Tchen will conduct a “top-to-bottom” review of the liberal nonprofit organization. The law center is […]
Tags: News, Obama, Alabama, Nation, Michelle Obama, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery Ala, Tina Tchen

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

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

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered Drilling has been halted on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land ...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Washington Post, US, Atlantic, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Interior Department, BLM, Trump, Nichols, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Brennan Linsley, Western Environmental Law Center, Rudolph Contreras