Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

House Russia Investigators Meet With Loretta Lynch – Bloomberg

Friday, October 20th, 2017

BloombergHouse Russia Investigators Meet With Loretta LynchBloombergFormer U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrived Friday for a closed-door meeting with House Intelligence Committee investigators looking into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. Lynch served as the nation’s top law enforcement …Gregg Jarrett: Lynch, the Clintons and a series of fantastic coincidencesFox NewsThe Media is Justified in Ignoring the Russia Uranium One Story: There’s Nothing ThereMediaiteFBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with MoscowThe HillThe Hillall 49 news articles »

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This Texas town offers hurricane relief — if your politics are right – Washington Post

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Washington PostThis Texas town offers hurricane relief — if your politics are rightWashington PostNearly two months after Hurricane Harvey socked the Texas coastline, residents are still in the early stages of the costly and complicated cleanup process. Now in one Houston suburb, residents hoping to receive aid to help relaunch their lives have to …Texas town says: You want flood aid? Forget the First AmendmentNew York PostTexas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane reliefBBC NewsHurricane Victims Must Support Israel to Get Relief, Texas City DemandsNewsweekHouston Press -The Week Magazine -Chron.com -The Interceptall 49 news articles »

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Melania Trump donates her inaugural ball gown to the Smithsonian – Washington Post

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Washington PostMelania Trump donates her inaugural ball gown to the SmithsonianWashington PostWith a giant sculpture of the American flag in mid-wave as her backdrop, Melania Trump donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Friday. “It can be a daunting task to choose an outfit that will be mesmerized …Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady payroll from Michelle Obama daysFox NewsFirst Lady Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to SmithsonianCBS NewsFirst lady Melania Trump’s inaugural gown unveiled at SmithsonianABC NewsU.S. News & World Report -USA TODAY -NBC Southern Californiaall 38 news articles »

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The Return of Obama – U.S. News & World Report

Friday, October 20th, 2017

U.S. News & World ReportThe Return of ObamaU.S. News & World ReportThe former president instills a sense of urgency and hope for Democrats during stops for gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia. By David Catanese, Senior Politics Writer |Oct. 19, 2017, at 10:09 p.m.. The Return of Obama …and more »

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Obama back on campaign trail to rally for Ralph Northam in Richmond – Washington Post

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Washington PostObama back on campaign trail to rally for Ralph Northam in RichmondWashington PostRICHMOND — A raucous crowd of thousands poured into a convention center in Virginia’s capital Thursday evening to see former president Barack Obama lend his starpower to low-key Democratic gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam just weeks before …Murphy and New Jersey Voters Can Get US Back on Track, Obama SaysNew York TimesFormer President Obama steps back onto the campaign stage to spur votersLos Angeles TimesObama Urges New Jersey Voters to Reject ‘Politics of Division’U.S. News & World ReportNBCNews.com -ABC News -Chicago Tribune -CBS Newsall 122 news articles »

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Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political spotlight Thursday for the first time since leaving office by campaigning for the Democratic nominees for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia.

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Trump blasts media for ignoring stories on Russia uranium deal – New York Post

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New York PostTrump blasts media for ignoring stories on Russia uranium dealNew York PostPresident Trump blasted the “Fake Media” in a tweet on Thursday for not following a story about a controversial uranium deal involving Russian bribes during the Obama administration. “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration …It’s on: Grassley offers Judiciary hearing to FBI informant in Russian bribery-extortion operationHot AirRussian Money Talks. America Was All Ears.Bloombergall 166 news articles »

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‘Casual Cruelty’: Bush Criticizes Current State of Politics

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former president George W. Bush criticized the current state of American politics and the Trump administration with a pointed speech on the “casual cruelty” common in modern political discussions,…

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Obama’s Name to Replace Jefferson Davis’ on Mississippi School – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

NBCNews.comObama’s Name to Replace Jefferson Davis’ on Mississippi SchoolNBCNews.comA public elementary school in Mississippi named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States. Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary, which is named for Jefferson Davis …Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After ObamaSlate Magazine (blog)A Mississippi School Named for Jefferson Davis Is Being Renamed After ObamaMother JonesMississippi school named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis to be renamed after ObamaAOLSan Francisco Chronicle -TPM -The Hill -Newsweekall 42 news articles »

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Trump finally comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama – CNN

Monday, October 16th, 2017

CNNTrump finally comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks ObamaCNN(CNN) Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he’d penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week. He also claimed his …Criticized for not commenting on soldiers killed in action, Trump falsely says Obama did even lessWashington PostObama aides lash out after Trump claims past presidents didn’t call fallen soldiers’ familiesPoliticoToday’s Impeach-O-Meter: How Trump Makes Fact Sausage Out of Confusion MeatSlate Magazine (blog)NBCNews.com -MSNBC -The Hill -Business Insiderall 47 news articles »

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As Trump Deregulates, Chicken Lobby Would Speed Inspections

Monday, October 16th, 2017

While President Donald Trump unravels many of the policies put in place during the Obama administration, the poultry industry has been lobbying hard to speed up poultry inspection lines, NBC News reported.The…Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Baldwin reprises Trump ‘SNL’ role: Eminem, Puerto Rico, Obama, Corker provide fodder – ABC News

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

EW.comBaldwin reprises Trump ‘SNL’ role: Eminem, Puerto Rico, Obama, Corker provide fodderABC NewsAlec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and he took the opportunity to mock the commander in chief on several fronts, using the events of the past week as fodder. As part of the show’s cold open, …’Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin’s Trump demands Pence walk out of everythingUSA TODAY’SNL’ Cold Open: Alec Baldwin Brings The Trump But No Weinstein YetDeadline’Saturday Night Live’s’ Trump Responds to Eminem’s FreestyleVarietyThe Hill (blog) -EW.com (blog) -Entertainment Tonight -Mashableall 46 news articles »

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Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort – CNNMoney

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

CNNMoneyExclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effortCNNMoneyRussian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the …Russian-linked campaign used Pokémon Go to meddle in electionThe HillPokemon Go reportedly used for Russian meddling, tooCNETCNN: ‘Pokemon Go’ was used by Russian trolls to sow discord on social mediaBGRAppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Game Rant -Mirror.co.uk -Raw Storyall 35 news articles »

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House Intelligence Committee will release Facebook’s Russia ads – Politico

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

PoliticoHouse Intelligence Committee will release Facebook’s Russia adsPoliticoHouse Intelligence Committee leaders announced Wednesday that they will release Facebook ads linked to Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics in 2016. The House’s top Russia investigator, Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and ranking Democrat Rep.House Intelligence Committee says it will release the Russian-bought Facebook adsBusiness InsiderLawmakers Plan to Release Russian-Bought Facebook AdsGizmodoFacebook’s Sandberg meets with lawmakers amid Russia probeABC NewsBloomberg -TheStreet.com -USA TODAY -Engadgetall 190 news articles »

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How Sarah Huckabee Sanders sees the world – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Washington PostHow Sarah Huckabee Sanders sees the worldWashington PostThis is the world as seen through the eyes of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: As a girl, she watched her father, Southern Baptist pastor-turned-GOP-governor Mike Huckabee, sidelined when he entered politics. Arkansas Democrats …Trump Challenges Cabinet Member’s IQ, Fights Senator He Needs. What Is Going On?NPRTrump disputes unidentified report on Kelly’s imminent firingPoliticoBehind the Lens of HistoryU.S. News & World ReportMSNBC -The Weekly Standard -Quartz -Washington Examinerall 443 news articles »

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Ex-campaign manager: ‘Disappointing’ Clinton hasn’t condemned Weinstein – The Hill

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The HillEx-campaign manager: ‘Disappointing’ Clinton hasn’t condemned WeinsteinThe HillA former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton · Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE said it is “disappointing” that the former Democratic …As Democrats denounce Weinstein, Clintons and Obama stay mumCNNMedia swarm Hillary Clinton over silence on Harvey WeinsteinWashington ExaminerFormer Running Mate Says Hillary Clinton Will Address Harvey Weinstein Scandal “When Time Is Right For Her”DeadlineWashington Free Beacon -Sacramento Bee -Fox News -BBC Newsall 120 news articles »

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over.’ – Washington Post

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Washington PostEPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over.’Washington PostEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.” Speaking at an …Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power PlanCNNEPA to begin repealing Obama’s landmark climate rule TuesdayThe HillTrump Administration to Terminate Obama’s Climate PlanU.S. News & World ReportFox News -ABC News -CBS News -CNBCall 91 news articles »

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ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse – New York Times

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

New York TimesISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en MasseNew York TimesDIBIS, Iraq — The prisoners were taken to a waiting room in groups of four, and were told to stand facing the concrete wall, their noses almost touching it, their hands bound behind their backs. More than a thousand prisoners determined to be Islamic …ISIS is losing badly. Should Trump or Obama get the credit?Washington ExaminerTensions Rise Between Iraqis and Kurds After ReferendumWall Street JournalScorned and stateless: children of Isis fighters face an uncertain futureThe GuardianThe Daily Progress -Daily Star -Hot Airall 60 news articles »

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Trump defends throwing ‘beautiful, soft’ paper towel rolls into crowd of hurricane victims in Puerto Rico – Business Insider

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Business InsiderTrump defends throwing ‘beautiful, soft’ paper towel rolls into crowd of hurricane victims in Puerto RicoBusiness InsiderPresident Donald Trump in an interview broadcast on Saturday defended his decision to throw rolls of paper towels into a crowd filled with people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. He told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, on the …Trump says ‘fake’ is ‘one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with’The Week MagazineMike Huckabee’s Trump interview was ridiculousMedia Matters for America (blog)’SNL’: Weekend Update Slams Trump — If Obama Hated Guns He’d Toss Them Like Paper TowelsHollywood

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Conway: Obama’s ATF decided not to regulate bump stocks – CNN

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

CNNConway: Obama’s ATF decided not to regulate bump stocksCNNWashington (CNN) White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blamed the Obama administration Thursday for not regulating bump fire stocks, also known as bump stocks, which were used in the Las Vegas massacre. A bump stock is a device that enables …Conway: Second Amendment is ‘bedrock’ of our ConstitutionThe HillTrump White House has a new ‘bump stock’ strategy: Blame ObamaWashington ExaminerKellyanne Conway spars with CNN host over gun control after Las Vegas shootingEW.comThe Week Magazine -Mediaite -Daily Mailall 38 news articles »

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Jeff Sessions Just Reversed A Policy That Protects Transgender Workers From Discrimination – BuzzFeed News

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

BuzzFeed NewsJeff Sessions Just Reversed A Policy That Protects Transgender Workers From DiscriminationBuzzFeed NewsThe Justice Department under Obama decreed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned transgender discrimination in the workplace. But in a new memo, the attorney general rescinded the policy. Originally posted on October 5, 2017, at 7:00 a.m..US anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice DeptReutersTrump’s Justice Department just rescinded a memo protecting transgender workersVoxSessions reverses DOJ policy on transgender employee protections: reportThe Hill (blog)The Week Magazineall 13 news articles »

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Ex-Presidents to Attend Texas Concert for Hurricane Relief

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


All five living former U.S. presidents are bringing their hurricane-relief efforts to the concert stage later this month in Texas.

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W.

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How gerrymandering keeps Congress from passing gun control laws – CNN

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CNNHow gerrymandering keeps Congress from passing gun control lawsCNNWashington (CNN) Two of the most complex issues in American politics — gun control and gerrymandering — are colliding this week in Washington. The Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and hundreds more injured has restarted a debate …and more »

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Michelle Obama talks Vegas shooting, “honoring” the office of president – CBS News

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CBS NewsMichelle Obama talks Vegas shooting, “honoring” the office of presidentCBS NewsFormer First Lady Michelle Obama lamented that offering comfort to victims of gun violence has become “too much” of part of the job of being president, and expressed her condolences to the victims and families of the deadly Las Vegas shooting, and she …Michelle Sends Barack Obama Anniversary Wishes: ‘You’re Still My Best Friend’NewsweekObamas celebrate 25th wedding anniversaryThe Hill (blog)After the Las Vegas Massacre, Obama and Clinton Show Us Why He Was President and She’ll Never BeMediaiteToday.com -Politico -Glamour -Business Insiderall 114 news articles »

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Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun politics – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Washington PostNow is exactly the right time to talk about gun politicsWashington PostSunday night started out as a beautiful evening in Las Vegas, with country music in the air and the lights of the Strip mingling with stars. At least 59 people lost their lives at such a uniquely American scene, and more than 500 were injured …Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on gunsThe HillDemocrats protest GOP inaction on gun controlPoliticoCongress Might Still Make It Easier to Buy a Silencer After the Las Vegas ShootingTIMEDetroit Free Press -Sacramento Bee -BuzzFeed News -The Daily Callerall 396 news articles »

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Gerrymandering case hits Supreme Court – CNN

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CNNGerrymandering case hits Supreme CourtCNNWashington (CNN) The Supreme Court will hear a case on Tuesday that could change the way state legislators draw district lines and realign modern day politics. At issue is extreme partisan gerrymandering, and the case has brought together odd …This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape PoliticsNPREric Holder: Redistricting has broken our democracy. The Supreme Court should help fix it.Washington PostHow the New Math of Gerrymandering WorksNew York TimesNational Review -The New Yorker -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Salonall 110 news articles »

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Facebook Does More Explaining Ahead Of Its Date With Washington – BuzzFeed News

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

BuzzFeed NewsFacebook Does More Explaining Ahead Of Its Date With WashingtonBuzzFeed NewsFacebook says 10 million people saw the ads a Russia-linked entity bought in an effort to disrupt U.S. politics. Originally posted on October 2, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.. Updated on October 2, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.. Alex Kantrowitz. BuzzFeed News Reporter …and more »

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The gun debate, again – CNN

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CNNThe gun debate, againCNNWashington (CNN) The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history thrust the bitter debate about gun rights back to the center of Washington politics Monday — and everyone reached for familiar scripts. As horror and disbelief rocked the nation …A Familiar, Partisan Response In Congress To Las Vegas MassacreNPRAfter Las Vegas massacre, Democrats urge gun laws; Republicans silentReutersRepublicans reject Democratic calls for immediate vote on gun controlWashington ExaminerPolitico -Chicago Tribune -The New Yorker -Billboardall 192 news articles »

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Calls for tighter gun control resurface in wake of Las Vegas shooting – CBS News

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CBS NewsCalls for tighter gun control resurface in wake of Las Vegas shootingCBS NewsWASHINGTON — Supporters of tighter gun control were quick to push for new laws after the Las Vegas massacre. Hillary Clinton tweeted: “Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop …and more »

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – The Guardian

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The GuardianDid Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?The GuardianThe popular ‘Blacktivist’ account claimed to be a force for community organizing. Now it looks to have been part of Russia’s effort to influence politics. A large memorial mural of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty …Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in ElectionNew York TimesWeek 19: Internet Billionaires Prepare for Their Public ShamingPoliticoGoogle deepens probe of Russian meddling in US election amid congressional pressureMarketWatchSan Antonio Express-News (subscription) -Baltimore Sun -Markets Insider -Yahoo Financeall 82 news articles »

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