Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016 Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
Today belongs to Trump, but Obama's vision will win in the end Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images As Obama said in Boston, the hopeful vision of America is “the hope of slaves sitting around a fire ... to protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts and to replace Affordable Care Act plans with something that provides ... 01/20/2017 - 2:00 am | View Link
Obama’s respect for history not Trump’s deal NEW YORK — Our nation is about to replace a president who loves soaring ... Yet he kept placing those bets on hope. “Yes we can” was a clever political slogan, but it went to the heart of the case he would make again and again, right down to the ... 01/15/2017 - 6:51 pm | View Link
Barack Obama’s nostalgic goodbye That was a not-too-subtle contrast to President-elect Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. In many ways, Obama’s speech was a repudiation of those who said he raised unreasonable expectations with his hope-fueled campaign in ... 01/11/2017 - 12:35 am | View Link
What would you suggest for President Obama's new campaign slogan? President Obama's re-election campaign is looking for a new slogan to replace his 2008 mantras of hope and ... Here’s my question to you: What would you suggest for President Obama's new campaign slogan? Interested to know which ones made it on air? 02/21/2012 - 10:23 am | View Link
Obama's Slogan: Looking to Replace Hope and Change WASHINGTON - Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don't Quit. They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama's re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh slogan to ... 02/17/2012 - 6:30 pm | View Link
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Barack Obama's nostalgic goodbye (CNN)Eight years ago, Barack Obama inspired Americans to embrace political change with the mantra "yes we can." He bade them farewell Tuesday after a ... 01/23/2017 - 6:58 am | View Website
Obama's Final Speech As POTUS Was Pretty Unremarkable Obama’s ascent to the presidency began, of course, when he delivered the keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Though he was there in support of then ... 01/11/2017 - 4:23 pm | View Website
7 moments that stood out during President Obama's farewell ... President Barack Obama’s journey as the leader of the United States of America came full circle Tuesday night in Chicago. Eight years ago, he was at McCormick Place ... 01/10/2017 - 6:55 pm | View Website
Erasing Obama Make America Sick Again is the slogan floated by Senator Chuck Schumer, who is much better at messaging a negative than Obama ever was at messaging a positive. 01/6/2017 - 6:24 pm | View Website
In the ongoing saga of Trump and his deep ties to Russia, a new wrinkle. According to CNN, the White House tried to put the kibosh on stories published last week concerning evidence that there were in fact ongoing communications between Trump's associates and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
This is, in the words of former VP Joe Biden, a big fcking deal.
CNN has interviewed "multiple federal officials," and found that "the FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign."
Now why would they worry about that, again?
As a congressman, Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello made national waves for holding a series of town hall meetings with Tea Party critics and for supporting the strongest elements of the Obama agenda despite representing a deep red district. In January, he surprised the commonwealth by challenging the Democratic lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, in the race for Virginia’s governorship, which is up for grabs this November as Terry McAuliffe steps down from his term-limited position.
“The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign,” CNN reports.
“White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts.”
“The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts.
Jeff Sessions just gave his private prison cronies a pat on the behind by rescinding President Obama's order restricting the use of private prisons for federal prisoners and detainees.
As you can imagine, stock prices for those merchants of doom shot right up.
Here's what just happened to the stock for CoreCivic (formerly CCA), the nation's largest private prison company: pic.twitter.com/VyndB39H0o
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) February 23, 2017
CoreCivic is what used to be Corrections Corp of America, an evil, disastrous, horrible company that has a longstanding record of mistreating prisoners.
But with all those deportations, I guess they're expecting to need those private prisons.
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Additionally, CoreCivic spent over $1.6 million in 2016 to lobby Republican congress members in regards to using private prisons for immigration detention facilities.
“The White House and prominent Republicans have largely dismissed the noisy eruption of civic activism at town-hall meetings across the U. S. as the work of professional organizers and paid activists, partly because MoveOn and other liberal groups have offered help,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Interviews suggest otherwise. Many participants are first-timers who echo in passion, though not in politics, the people who emerged early in the tea-party movement in 2009, when unhappy voters banded together against what they saw as government overreach by the Obama administration.”
New York Times columnist Charles Blow this week pushed back against calls for liberals to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters.
In his column on Thursday, Blow responds to people like New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof who have cautioned against vilifying Trump voters.
Blow reminds his readers that Democrats were in a similar position after President Ronald Reagan's re-election in 1984.
"Democrats were whining and moaning, shuffling their feet and scratching their heads," he writes.