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Bubonic Plague Killing Yellowstone LionsA nine-year study of cougars in Yellowstone National Park found that nearly half were infected with the plague-carrying bacteria Yersinia pestis at some point. Smithsonian. The Bubonic Plague came to America at the turn of the 19th Century with Chinese immigrants to California.Foreign Pests Killing Our ForestsIn many eastern US forests, over 25 percent of the trees that once existed are gone due to foreign invaders.  Science (AAAS)Builders Versus Destroye...
Tags: New York, Obama, California, Washington, Pets, US, America, Kenya, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Yellowstone National Park, Musk, Trump, Lake Victoria, AAAS, PBurns, Terrierman


Grassley Says White House ‘Failed’ To Give Good Reason For IG Firings

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said Tuesday that the White House “failed” to provide a “good reason” for President Donald Trump’s firing of two inspectors general he had inquired about. The two were inspector general for the intelligence community Michael Atkinson, and State Department IG Steve Linick. Grassley said that the White House’s response also did not address the “glaring conflict of interest” created by Trump nominating replacements from the overseen department, some of whom are maintai...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Reagan, Chuck Grassley, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Sen Chuck Grassley R IA, Grassley, Oversight Committee, Mike Pompeo, Glenn Fine


Trump golfs during pandemic despite many attacks on Obama for golfing during tragedies and disasters

Donald Trump repeatedly attacked then-President Barack Obama for golfing during times of tragedy and disaster from 2011 to 2016, a CNN KFILE review of his comments finds.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, CNN KFILE


Trump golfs despite many attacks on Obama for golfing during tragedies

Donald Trump repeatedly attacked then-President Barack Obama for golfing during times of tragedy and disaster from 2011 to 2016, a CNN KFILE review of his comments finds.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, CNN KFILE


Revenge of the Obamacrats

Obama’s top environmental official wanted nothing to do with politics after leaving the government. What did it take to bring her back?
Tags: Obama, Management


Marco Rubio zeroes in on Russia — not Obama

The new Senate Intelligence Committee chairman has no interest in fighting Trump's election-year battles.
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Marco Rubio, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump


United States: Latest Attack On The Affordable Care Act Soundly Defeated: "The Government Should Honor Its Obligations." - Proskauer Rose LLP

President Obama's Affordable Care Act has survived yet another challenge in the federal courts. In a resounding 8-1 decision this Monday, April 27, 2020
Tags: News, Obama, United States, Proskauer Rose LLP


Demoted HHS Watchdog Gives Careful Testimony In Dangerous Times For IGs

If House Oversight Committee Democrats were hoping for colorful quotes and angry fodder with which to investigate the Trump administration’s response to the novel coronavirus, they didn’t get them Tuesday. Christi Grimm, principal deputy inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, brought little fire to the Committee’s hearing after being replaced by Trump in early May.  Trump was livid after Grimm’s office released a report detailing the dire shortages in personal ...
Tags: News, Obama, Boston, United States, Pentagon, State Department, Committee, Grimm, Trump, Health And Human Services, State, Congressional, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Gerry Connolly, James Comer


Pentagon Watchdog That Trump Sidelined From COVID Oversight Resigns

The government watchdog picked to oversee trillions in COVID-19 relief spending — until he was sidelined by President Donald Trump — resigned Tuesday.  Glenn Fine had served as the principal deputy inspector general at the Pentagon, filling in as the military’s top watchdog for months, until April .  A few days earlier, colleagues of Fine’s had chosen him to chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, or PRAC. But after he was selected for that post, Trump replaced him   a...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, Defense, Barack Obama, Cnn, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, State, Mike Pompeo


Obama administration economist predicts 'best jobs and growth numbers ever' ahead of the election

An Obama administration economist has reportedly left Democrats concerned about President Trump's re-election prospects with his prediction about the state of the economy leading up to November.Speaking to a group of Republican and Democratic officials in early April, Politico reports Jason Furman, who was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President Obama, surprisingly asserted that "we are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country."As...
Tags: News, Obama, Politico, Steve Buscemi, Biden, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Obama White House, Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Exposes Trump’s ‘Colossal’ Lie About Obama

The newspaper's editorial board just wiped out Trump's favorite talking point.
Tags: News, Obama, Trump, St Louis Post


Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain, Trump and Biden

Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, John, John Mccain, Biden, Relief, Barack, Trump, McCain, United States Economy, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Donald J, Joseph R Biden Jr, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


'You have to respond forcefully': Can Joe Biden fight Trump's brutal tactics?

The former vice-president faces a fog of insinuations, accusations and smears. Aides insist he is up to the taskBarack Obama adds star power to Joe Biden’s campaignOnce, Joe Biden was adamant. He would wait until after the November election to give his opponent a nickname: “Former president Donald Trump.” Related: Family values: why Trump's children are key to his re-election campaign Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, US elections 2020


This NBC Executive Became a Conspiracy King and a Pro-Trump Media Boss

This article was co-published with Responsible Statecraft.A former NBC executive who founded one of the earliest—and more successful—fake news websites quietly assumed a leadership role at The Epoch Times as the news outlet ramped up its pro-Trump messaging after the 2016 election.Epoch’s influential role as a Trump-friendly media outlet coincided with access to Trump allies seeking friendly interviews, uncritical coverage of the administration’s policies, and a venue to advance the White House’...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Nbc, Obama, Washington, Mexico, White House, China, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Linkedin, Beijing, Dubai, Chinese communist party, Pentagon


Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

Criticized for golfing twice on a Memorial Day weekend during which the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, President Donald Trump responded Sunday and Monday by drawing attention, again, to former President Barack Obama's golfing.
Tags: News, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

Criticized for golfing twice on a Memorial Day weekend during which the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, President Donald Trump responded Sunday and Monday by drawing attention, again, to former President Barack Obama's golfing.
Tags: Obama, US, Barack Obama, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump Whines Over Negative Golf Coverage While Attacking Biden, Obama

Trump frequently criticized Obama for playing golf while in office.
Tags: News, Obama, Trump, Biden Obama


Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Waiting Longer Than Usual To Visit His Golf Club

President Donald Trump was on the defensive on the morning of Memorial Day after he spent the weekend at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend,” Trump tweeted. “The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin – I knew this would happen!” He bragged about the two and a half months that had passed between his golf excursion this...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Golf, Donald Trump, Trump, Sterling Virginia, Trump Tweets, Cristina Cabrera, Trump Pats, Visit His Golf Club, Fake Totally Corrupt News


"Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend."

"The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin - I knew this would happen! What they don’t say is that it was my first golf in almost... ...3 months and, if I waited 3 years, they would do their usual 'hit' pieces anyway. They are sick with hatred and dishonesty. They are truly deranged! They don’t mention Sleepy Joe’s poor work ethic, or all of the time Obama spent on the golf course, often flying to.... ....Hawaii in a big, fully loaded 747, to play. What did that do to the...
Tags: Isis, Law, Obama, Hawaii, Golf, Trump, ISIS Caliphate, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Sleepy Joe


Trump takes a shot at Obama while making 266th visit to one of his golf courses

President Donald Trump was seen golfing at his Virginia club on Saturday and Sunday, marking his first visit to one of his golf properties since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, Obama, Virginia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


The 5 Worst Mistakes First Time Investors Make

Investing for the first time can be both scary and exciting. There’s the prospect of making a serious profit, but it’s often coupled with the fear of losing it all. If you’re a first time investor, it’s best to avoid this kind of thinking. You need to learn the lingo, come up with a strategy, and make sure you invest astutely. For first time investors, this starts with avoiding these 5 common mistakes. 1.  Working with a financial advisor who is not a fiduciary This is the first case where learn...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Obama, John Oliver, Sales, Tips, Silicon Valley, Investopedia


Why is Trump so restrained about the Biden sexual assault allegation?

The president rarely misses a chance to sling mud but he has been uncharacteristically quiet about Tara Reade’s claimSometimes Donald Trump portrays his election rival, Joe Biden, as a sleepy geriatric who should be in a care home because “he doesn’t know he’s alive”. At others, the president speaks of Biden as a wily manipulator who conspired with the deep state and China.But in this scattergun approach, the US president has been uncharacteristically reluctant to use what, in normal times, woul...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Senate, China, US, Joe Biden, Pandora, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Capitol Hill, Vietnam, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


Trump Used To Tee Off On Obama For Golfing During Ebola Outbreak That Killed 2 In America

Obama should give up golf while president to "really focus on the job," Trump scolded.
Tags: News, Obama, America, Trump


Trump seen doing same thing he criticized Obama for during Ebola crisis

As coronavirus cases in the US continue to rise, President Donald Trump was seen golfing at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. This is the first time he has been seen on a golf course since the pandemic began. In 2014, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing after a second confirmed case of Ebola was reported in the United States.
Tags: News, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Sterling Virginia, Trump National Golf Club


Former head of pandemic response team at the NSC speaks out: 'I'm frankly scared'

The official who oversaw epidemic preparedness for the National Security Council under President Obama said the absence of public guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic leaves her “frankly scared.” She also believes and that eliminating her position weakened the American response to the coronavirus when it emerged 18 months later.
Tags: News, Obama, National Security Council, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, NSC


Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

The idea after the Watergate scandals was to keep government honest. President Trump’s goal seems to be to ensure its loyalty.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, House Of Representatives, Fine, State Department, Barack, Atkinson, Grimm, Miller, Trump, Mike, Chao, Pompeo, O'Donnell, Ethics and Official Misconduct


Key Obamacare opponent emerges as Trump's top warrior in mail-in voting battle

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, long at the forefront of Republican efforts to undo Obama-era policies through the courts, is emerging as a key warrior in President Donald Trump's growing fight against expanding mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Obama, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Ken Paxton


Here's how an antitrust case against Google could play out, and why it might not stick, according to a lawyer who worked on the famous Microsoft case (GOOG)

Evidence is mounting that Google might soon be hit with at least one major antitrust case in the US. But Washington will be gearing up a long and complex battle to prove that Google has acted anticompetitively. A new paper published this week lays out what an antitrust case might look like, and claims there is "significant reason for concern" that Google violated US antitrust law. A previous FTC staff attorney who worked on the famous Microsoft antitrust case in the '90s also gave his opinion ...
Tags: Google, London, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, Washington, US, Trends, European Commission, American Express, Ohio, Brussels, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Alphabet, Ftc


Here's how an antitrust case against Google could play out, and why it might not stick, according to a lawyer who helped go after Microsoft in the '90s (GOOG)

Evidence is mounting that Google might soon be hit with at least one major antitrust case in the US. But it will be a long and complex battle to prove that Google has acted anticompetitively and hurt consumers as a result. A previous FTC staff attorney who worked on the famous Microsoft antitrust case in the '90s explained how a case could play out, and why it won't be an easy battle. "Ultimately, you've got to show that consumers are suffering higher prices or less choice," he said. Visit Bus...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, European Commission, American Express, Ohio, Brussels, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Alphabet, Ftc


Barack Obama poised to add his star appeal to Joe Biden's campaign

The former president, the most popular politician in America with a huge social media following, can bolster the Democratic nominee with key groups and drive voter registrationFormer president Barack Obama has dipped his toes into the 2020 presidential campaign recently and is positioned to do more in the coming months as Joe Biden’s effort to defeat Donald Trump gathers steam.Interviews with about a dozen Democratic strategists, officials and people close to Obama indicated members of the party...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Valerie Jarrett, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Earth, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Cecil, Trump, Platt, Michael Flynn, Jarrett