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Voting Rights: Will Iowa Be The Next State To Let Felons Vote?

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking to roll back the state’s ban on felon voting, she announced this week. Iowa is one of three states with constitutions that permanently ban convicted felons from voting unless the governor choses to restore the felon’s franchise. Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech a constitutional amendment, which would need to go through the legislature, to change the current system, though the details of the proposal are still unclear. More than 5...
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Kamala Harris Announces Run For President: ‘I’m Very Excited About It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, who grew up in Oakland, California, and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democr...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Obama, Abc, California, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, India, San Francisco, Ap, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times


Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into Democratic presidential race

By JUANA SUMMERS WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, a daughter of immigrant parents who grew up in Oakland, California, is one of the earliest high-profile Democrats to jo...
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Why the Best Executives Are So Highly Paid

--> The higher I have risen in my career, the more criticism and the more obstacles I have faced. In today’s world, if you lay off an employee, fire someone, or make any other decision that potentially upsets people, you face incredible scrutiny. Former employees will go on blogs and criticize you and your leadership style. You will be attacked by many people. This is something that has happened to every leader and every organizer throughout the ages. The leaders of companies, organizations, and...
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Ex-Obama security chief: A lot to work with on wall deal

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he agrees with some of the components laid out in President Trump's shutdown proposal.
Tags: News, Obama, Stories, Jeh Johnson, Trump


Editorial Observer: Iran and the United States: Doomed to Be Forever Enemies?

President Trump and hard-line advisers want to isolate and undermine the government in Tehran. Engagement is a better option.
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Reagan, Iran, United States, Terrorism, Middle East, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Bolton, Tehran, Yemen, Defense Department, Hezbollah


Trump is achieving his goal of being the un-Obama, except on Middle East wars

Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, but both believe the US should avoid starting new wars and get out of old ones in places like Syria and Afghanistan.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Obama, US, Syria, Afghanistan, Middle East, Mars, Venus, Trump, Opinion contributors


Trump wants to be the un-Obama, but he's a lot like him when it comes to Middle East wars

Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, but both believe the US should avoid starting new wars and get out of old ones in places like Syria and Afghanistan.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Obama, US, Syria, Afghanistan, Middle East, Mars, Venus, Trump, Opinion contributors


California needs to save us from this Trump rollback

As President Donald Trump races to gut the Obama administration's auto mileage and emissions program, the California Air Resources Board, an agency little known outside the state, could help protect us from the rollback.
Tags: News, Obama, California, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, California Air Resources Board


It's up to California to save us from this Trump rollback

Daniel Becker and James Gerstenzang say that as President Donald Trump races to gut the Obama administration's auto mileage and emissions program, the California Air Resources Board should fight to maintain its ability to set its own state standards for the auto industry.
Tags: Obama, California, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, California Air Resources Board, James Gerstenzang, Daniel Becker


A conspiracy of dunces

Just before Christmas, a story broke that seemed too strange — and too hypocritical — to be true. As Democratic Party elders were trying to stifle loutish impeachment threats by fanatical House freshmen, it was revealed that Democratic operatives had used cyber fraud to manipulate the 2017 Alabama Senate race. It’s hard to know precisely who masterminded the plot because the perpetrators have lawyered up and are pointing fingers at one another. But according to the New York Times and subsequent ...
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‘This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy’ Trailer Features Doomsday Prep, Artificial Intelligence, and More

Kal Penn and director Adam McKay want to teach you about the global economy. That doesn’t sound very exciting at first, but just wait – the This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy trailer goes to great lengths to make all of this sexy, funny, and, well, kind of scary. And it’s educational, too. For instance: you’ll learn all about how we’ll turn into cannibals a mere two months after the global economy collapses. This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy Trailer This Giant Beast T...
Tags: Television, Movies, Labor, Obama, Documentary, Osama Bin Laden, Singapore, Los Angeles, Thailand, Prague, Global Economy, Moscow, Oxford University, Panama, Penn, Gary Vaynerchuk


Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced in state court to only 81 months for murder of Laquan McDonald

As reported in this lengthy local article, headlined "Jason Van Dyke given relatively lenient sentence of under 7 years in prison for Laquan McDonald shooting," a high-profile killer seems to get a relative low sentence in an Illinois courtroom yesterday. Here are some of the details: Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of Laquan McDonald, bringing to a close one of the most racially fraught and sociall...
Tags: Law, Obama, Fbi, Chicago, Fox News, Illinois, Donald Trump, South Carolina, James Comey, Trump, Laquan Mcdonald, Hunter, Walter Scott, Michael Slager, Cook County, McDonald


DACA Seems Safe For Another Year Thanks To Lack Of Supreme Court Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation and that President Donald Trump has sought to end seems likely to survive for at least another year. That’s because the Supreme Court took no action Friday on the Trump administration’s request to decide by early summer whether Trump’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was legal. The program has been protected by several federal courts. Based on the high court’s usual practices, t...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Summer Concepcion, Lack Of Supreme Court Action


Trump, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the White House for 90 minutes with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who had traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Trump and Ki...
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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


How My Side Hustle Led To A Full-Time Job As Michelle Obama's Hairstylist

You might not know the name Yene Damtew yet, but you've definitely seen her work. The 31-year-old hairstylist is responsible for every one of former First Lady Michelle Obama's looks on her Becoming book tour, after years of working as an assistant in the White House.But before landing a full-time gig with the first family (and opening her own salon, Aesthetics, in Arlington, VA), Damtew was running a makeshift salon out of her parent's garage. Ahead, she shares how she went from being a colleg...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, White House, Michelle Obama, Cal State Fullerton, WNBA, McDonald, Sasha, Mrs Obama, Obamas, Johnny, Malia, Johnny Wright, Marymount University, Candace Parker


The Best Work I Saw at the Medium Festival of Photography: Part 2

  I never set out to be an opinion columnist. It’s true. Hell, before 2008, if you’d told me I’d become a professional blogger, much less do the job for nearly 9 years, I’d have taken you for a crazy person. But everything realigned 10 years ago, in the eye-teeth of The Great Recession, and frankly, I don’t think the world has been the same since. It’s funny, reading the papers, following the discussions about whether the 10 year bull market has finally turned bear. Will the stock market’s tumbl...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Obama, California, China, Massachusetts, Russia, America, Fbi, Portland, San Diego, Monsanto, Rob, Mcdonalds, New Mexico, Vietnam


#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi


William Barr: “The Single Most Important Thing We Can Do In Gun Control”

CNSNEWS.com: (CNSNews.com) – “In 1994, you said that gun control is a dead end,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Attorney General-nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. “Do you still believe that prudent controls on weapons won’t reduce violent crime?” Feinstein, a staunch gun control advocate, asked him. “I think that the problem of our time is to get an effective system in place that can keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people,” Barr replied....
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Military, Gun Control, Dianne Feinstein, Trump, Nra, Feinstein, Calif, PAUL, John Calvin, Barr, Heller, John Locke


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


Where’s the Investigation into Senator Feinstein’s Chinese Spy?

Opinion Senator Feinstein quietly covered up that her driver and San Francisco office director of 20 years had been spying for the Chinese government, while she and her husband made millions from China. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Let’s look at a case study in Justice Department and news media bias: the treatment of President Trump compared with the treatment of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. The media’s glee over news that a group of anti-Trump bureaucrats took it upon themselves to invest...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Washington, Senate, China, Russia, America, San Francisco, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Republican Party, Dianne Feinstein, Justice Department, Newt Gingrich, Clinton, Trump


Sophie Turner Had To Dye Her Hair Twice A Week For Game Of Thrones

Everyone is gearing up for the final season of Game of Thrones, which will premiere on April 14. For months, HBO has been taunting fans with cryptic trailers that have everyone questioning: Who's going to end up on the Iron Throne?Well, when we asked Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, to spill the details in a recent interview, she had nothing to share about the ending of the epic series that has been airing since 2011 (although she has told three or four of her friends exactly what goes dow...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Hbo, Obama, Joe Jonas, Turner, Kit Harington, Priyanka Chopra, Sophie, Britney, Priyanka, Sophie Turner, Wella, Madelaine Petsch, Britney -LSB- Spears


"Weather permitting, we would sit on the Truman Balcony, enjoying the weather and a martini (or two), with delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by their extraordinary chefs; they used to make the most delicious, mini open-faced BLTs with a hit of sugar."

Writes Valerie Jarrett in her new memoir, quoted at The Daily Mail.Jarrett says she loved the movie theaters at the White House and Camp David with their 'very comfortable chairs' that came with a blanket, pillow and a footrest in the front row. Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying. 'I think the contrast to real life made him feel better', she writes....In Saudi Arabia, they stayed at King Abdullah's ranch where she found a larg...
Tags: Law, Obama, Saudi Arabia, White House, Valerie Jarrett, Barack, Obamas, Abdullah, Valerie, Jarrett, Camp David, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Daily Mail Jarrett, Hillary Michelle, State Department Gifts


22 Reasons Michelle Obama's Hair Is National News

Michelle Obama has always wowed us with her fashion choices, but her style above the neck has also been memorable. And since the first lady has already gone through her midlife crisis hair change (i.e. the bangs), we've loved seeing how her look has evolved even after President Obama's two terms. In honor of her birthday, we're reminiscing on all of her best hairstyles - some of which made international news. Read on to see them for yourself. Related: ...
Tags: Obama, Beauty, Michelle Obama, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Birthdays


Michelle Obama's Facialist Spills All Her Skin-Care Secrets

We don't know where Michelle Obama is right this very moment, or what she's doing, but we do know one thing: She is glowing. We say this confidently because, over the past few years (most notably since leaving the White House) the former FLOTUS has sported an omnipresent, lit-from-within radiance that'd make the women in a Vermeer painting jealous.While a devotion to a healthy lifestyle is partly to thank, Mrs. Obama's glow also has a secret weapon: Jennifer Brodeur, the Montreal-based "skin gu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, White House, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Montreal, Mrs Obama, Winfrey, Vermeer, Sophie Turner, Brodeur, Madelaine Petsch, Carl Ray, Jennifer Brodeur, Michelle It


The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyberattack

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack during the record partial government shutdown. Thousands of workers who monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Workers deemed essential are still in place, but the absence of so many others could still leave the US at risk. "In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration has endangered the integ...
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