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  • Obama portraits make history with compelling works from significant painters

    02/15/2018 6:59:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Rick Brettell, Art Critic
    The U.S. was rather late in establishing a National Portrait Gallery - and in creating the conditions for commissioning official portraits of presidents and first ladies. There is little doubt that the Obamas were the most stylish and sophisticated first couple since the Kennedys and, as powerful individuals in their respective roles, the Obamas elected to each choose a different painter, thus breaking the tradition of commissioning official portraits from one - always white and always male - artist. But nothing is typical about the Obamas. They were the first African-American couple in the White House, and nothing is typical...
  • Senator calls Susan Rice Inauguration Day email on Russia 'disturbing' [Note Date]

    02/13/2018 11:38:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Brooke Singman, Alex Pappas
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham described as “disturbing” a newly revealed Inauguration Day email from Susan Rice that detailed former President Barack Obama's guidance at a high-level meeting about how law enforcement should investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. While an attorney for Rice said there was nothing unusual about the note, White House spokesman Raj Shah told “Fox & Friends” the email “raises a lot of questions.” Rice’s email, which she sent to herself on Jan. 20, 2017, seemed to document a Jan. 5 meeting in the Oval Office with Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director James...
  • Slight modification of the new Presidential Portrait

    02/12/2018 6:36:11 PM PST · by FrankR · 121 replies
    Self | 02-12-2018 | Frank R
    I did a slight adjustment to Baracks new "portrait"....(or maybe, "POTrait") to make the "garden setting" a little more appropriate for him.
  • Former President Obama to visit Monterey this week

    02/07/2018 3:44:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 7, 2018
    Former President Barack Obama is expected to be in Monterey Wednesday to attend a private AT&T leadership conference on the Monterey Peninsula. Many celebrities and professional golfers are in town this week because of the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Advertisement Details surrounding Obama's Central Coast visit are very hush-hush. Local Monterey police officers said they have not even been briefed on the visit. It's unclear when the 44th President of the United States' plane is scheduled to arrive. High profile dignitaries often land at the Monterey Jet Center. The Monterey County Sheriff's bomb squad worked with Secret Service...
  • [Great editorial] Clinton–Obama Emails: The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn’t Indicted

    01/23/2018 2:02:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2018 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    New FBI texts highlight a motive to conceal the president’s involvement. From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton emails caper was President Barack Obama’s call - not the FBI’s, and not the Justice Department’s. The decision was inevitable. Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or,...
  • Chasing Hillary memoir will detail 10 years of reporting on Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 22, 2018 | by DAVID CANFIELD
    This April, Harper will publish Chasing Hillary, a new political memoir from New York Times writer-at-large Amy Chozick, EW can confirm exclusively. The book will provide a remarkably intimate and deeply personal portrait of Hillary Clinton as she withstood two dramatic losses for the presidency. Chozick’s book is the result of a decade’s worth of reporting on the former U.S. Secretary of State. Chozick’s front-row seat to Clinton’s presidential campaign implosion in 2008 led to her getting assigned the “Hillary Beat” through to 2016, when she’d once again face a painful defeat, this time in the general election to Donald...
  • Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Immigrants’ Ties to Terrorism

    01/16/2018 2:36:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit. The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors. "ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists," the...
  • GOP access to FBI files rattles agents caught in political fight [Fake News]

    01/16/2018 12:30:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Chris Strohm and Greg Farrell, Bloomberg
    The Justice Department's decision to give access to documents about FBI investigations to congressional Republicans risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say. Some officials view the department as capitulating to a small group of Republicans who are intent on helping President Donald Trump undermine the integrity of the FBI and, by extension, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election. It's the latest setback for a law enforcement agency that...
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 11:57:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Obama on climate change: 'A pause in American leadership'

    12/01/2017 11:40:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 1, 2017 | by Associated Press
    NEW DELHI – When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India's capital, he never once used the words "Donald Trump" and was careful to avoid any direct reference to his successor in the White House. Yet he made plenty of veiled references, many of which drew laughter from the audience. He talked about the importance of thinking before posting on social media, pointing out he had more Twitter followers than other people "who use it more often." He said if somebody told him climate change was a hoax he couldn't bridge that difference of opinion. And...
  • EWW! White House Has A Problem With Cockroaches, Ants And Mice

    12/01/2017 3:44:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/01/17 | Ed Mazza
    President Donald Trump has complained repeatedly about leaks in the White House, but it looks like he also has a problem with bugs. And mice. A list of White House work orders from the past two years ― including the final year of the Obama administration ― obtained by NBC Washington reveals a vermin problem at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including mice in the Situation Room. “They are old buildings,” former GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told the station. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
  • Obama Presidential Center headed for federal review this week

    11/29/2017 2:27:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Architect's Newspaper ^ | November 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN HILBURG
    After making its way through local approvals, the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), proposed for Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side, will now face its first round of federal review. Set to take up over 20 acres of the Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux-designed park, the future of the OPC is now in doubt after becoming entwined with the merger of the nearby Jackson and South Shore golf courses. Because the two projects would monumentally alter usage patterns in the historic park, an environmental review process has been triggered for each proposal under both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...
  • Iran complying with nuclear deal, IAEA says

    11/13/2017 9:16:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 13, 2017
    VIENNA -- A new review by the United Nations agency monitoring Iran's compliance with a treaty that restricts its nuclear activities has not identified any violations by Tehran. The quarterly report issued on Monday by the International Atomic Energy Agency is significant considering President Donald Trump's criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "Iran is now subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime, and the IAEA has so far had access to all the locations it needed to visit in the country," Amano said, pushing back on the criticism from Mr. Trump and Republican lawmakers. On Friday, Amano...
  • Barack Obama, Prince Harry kick off Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago

    11/01/2017 2:15:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 10/31/17 | Leah Hope and Eric Horng
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former President Barack Obama kicked off Tuesday afternoon the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, a two-day event that aims to inspire a new generation of leaders. About 500 civic leaders from Chicago and around the world are participating in the summit, which is being held at the Marriott Marquis McCormick Place in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. Obama said the summit is less about specific issues or causes, and more about sharing ideas to create lasting change. **SNIP** The summit also features workshops and lectures, as well as a pop-up bookstore that includes the Obama couple's favorite...
  • Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?

    10/19/2017 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | October 19, 2017 | By RICK KLEIN MARYALICE PARKS
    It's quite a moment for a return to the spotlight – and it's not clear who's most eager to see him there. President Barack Obama's post-presidential political re-emergence, with events in both New Jersey and Virginia today, happens to coincide with a moment where his successor has chosen to compare patriotic chops. Now comes Obama, ready to break his relative political silence by helping in the two gubernatorial races at stake next month. It's a measure of how much Democrats have riding on the contests – particularly the closer one in the battleground state, in Virginia – that there's so...
  • Barack Obama to Make First Campaign Appearance Since Leaving Office

    10/11/2017 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 11, 2017 | by MARK MURRAY
    Former President Barack Obama will stump in Virginia next week for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, the Northam campaign announced Wednesday. The rally — Obama's first public campaign event since leaving office — will take place in Richmond on October 19. The event is one of only two public campaign appearances on the books for Obama this year. The former president is also expected to campaign for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, although a date has not yet been set. And the announcement comes a day after the Northam camp said that former Vice President Joe Biden will appear...
  • Putin: North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein

    09/05/2017 5:30:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    WHIO ^ | September 05, 2017 | Bob D’Angelo
    Putin: North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 6:28 AM By: Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Russian President Vladimir Putin urged North Korea to learn from the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, warning that it could suffer a similar fate unless it tones down its nuclear program, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news Putin, speaking at the close of the BRICs summit in China on Tuesday, warned against "military hysteria" in solving the Korean crisis, claiming it could lead to a "global catastrophe with a lot of...
  • New Hamas Leader Says It Is Getting Aid Again From Iran

    08/29/2017 2:22:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    US News ^ | 8/28/17 | FARES AKRAM, JOSEF FEDERMAN,
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. The announcement by Yehiyeh Sinwar came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained about what he called rising anti-Israel activity by Iran and its allies in the region. Iran was once the top backer of Hamas, an Islamic militant group that seeks Israel's...
  • Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

    06/28/2017 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2017 | By Jessica Damiana
    From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama remains popular in the world's most populous Muslim nation and his trip has been splashed across the media during an extended public holiday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my...
  • Proposal Would Rename SoCal Street Obama Boulevard

    06/21/2017 2:08:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | June 21, 2017
    The president of the Los Angeles City Council hopes to rename a street in his district for former President Barack Obama. Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. on Tuesday introduced a motion to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. As a senator, Obama held his first Los Angeles presidential campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road.