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  • Obama didn't know it when "FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began last summer"? (vanity)

    03/21/2017 3:12:17 AM PDT · by granada · 34 replies
    vanity ^ | 2017/3/21 | Granada
    And no surveillance (including wiretapping) on Trump?
  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. “In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,”...
  • Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The “deep state” is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • Have We Reached Peak Hissy Fit With The Late Night Hosts?

    01/31/2017 6:38:19 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 31, 2017 | Duane Patterson
    I admit it. I’m a night owl. Producing the Hugh Hewitt Show, and for decades well before that, going back to the Johnny Carson era, I’ve had a weak spot for late night television. I can look past the 10:1 ratio between jokes at Republicans’ expense versus Democrats’ expense. That bias, like virtually all mainstream media bias, is chronic and will not go away anytime soon. That said, last night, James Corden on CBS’ Late Late Show took it to a whole new level…by leaving the country in order to “protest” the Trump executive order on immigrant travel. Last week,...
  • Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

    01/30/2017 6:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2017
    President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had "betrayed the Justice Department" by refusing to enforce Trump's order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
  • Acting Attorney General won't defend Trump's immigration order

    01/30/2017 6:35:53 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/17 | Ben Ariel
    Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday instructed Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, CNN reported. The move could result in a clash between the White House and Yates, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama and is set to serve until Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed. "My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all...
  • Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Respond to Trump's Ban

    01/30/2017 4:55:31 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 1/30/2017 | Gina Mei
    Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have both come forward to join the growing group of people who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration and refugee ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. On Saturday, the former secretary of state took to Twitter to offer her support for those protesting Trump's executive orders for an immigration ban and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. "I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values and our Constitution," she wrote. "This is not who we are."
  • Acting Attorney General Orders Justice Dept. Not to Defend Refugee Ban

    01/30/2017 3:48:13 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 176 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/30/2017 | Mario Apuzzo and Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, ordered the Justice Department on Monday not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration in court. “I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right,” Ms. Yates wrote in a letter to Justice Department lawyers. “At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the state’s constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the state’s own lawyers can do. […] Kiley’s request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • World-Renowned Texas Cancer Center Reducing Workforce by 1,000 (because of Obamacare)

    01/05/2017 10:57:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lana Shadwick
    The world-renown MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced a workforce reduction by 1,000, the CEO of the center said on Thursday. The cancer hospital has had $110 million in operating losses from September through November this year, reported the Houston Chronicle. [Snip] The local publication reported that the financial problems began in the spring when the hospital implemented a new electronic medical-record system. Doctors and staff members at the center spent a great deal of time getting up to speed in using the program and that took time away from their patients.
  • President Obama Awards Himself A “Distinguished Public Service Medal”

    01/05/2017 12:53:42 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 53 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 4, 2017 | Sundance
    After eight years of magnanimous humility, servility and deferential governance toward his political opposition, ‘President selfless‘ awards himself the Medal of Distinguished Public Service. Thus, President Obama officially declares himself the greatest public servant during his own tenure. No. Really, not kidding. He did.
  • Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20

    12/31/2016 11:36:44 PM PST · by Windflier · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2016 | Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin
    Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze. Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews. The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration — a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its...
  • Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs

    12/30/2016 12:23:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    medium.com ^ | 12/30/16 | Pete Souza/staff
    For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs. All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my staff. For many of the images, I’ve included the backstory behind the image to provide further context or to share why that image was particularly important to me
  • AFP corrects misleading story that suggested Russia tampered with US election vote

    12/30/2016 4:39:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    http://www.thisisinsider.com/afp-russia-hack-election-votes-2016-12 ^ | December 29, 2016 | Oliver Darcy business insider
    The Agence France-Presse on Thursday updated a misleading headline that suggested that Russia manipulated US vote totals on Election Day through hacking. "US sanctions Russia over vote hacking," read an AFP headline. The Obama administration leveled sanctions against Russia on Thursday for election-related hacking. But there is no evidence that Russian hackers broke into election systems to change vote totals. The White House and US intelligence agencies have only accused Moscow of hacking the Democratic National Committee and political operatives. The AFP later corrected its headline to read: "US punishes Russia over election hacks." An editor's note was not attached...
  • Buzzfeed: White People Are A ‘Plague To The Planet’

    12/07/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Justin Caruso
    <p>Buzzfeed published a listicle Monday containing insulting and racist messages towards white people.</p> <p>The listicle, entitled, “19 School Powerpoint Presentations That Give Zero Fucks,” is a list of students giving presentations. Many of the presentations include insulting and hateful messages towards whites, such as, “White People Are a Plague to the Planet,” “How White People Plagued Society,” and “White People Are Crazy.”</p>
  • White House weighs in on Charlotte unrest: Protesters have ‘legitimate’ complaints

    09/22/2016 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising “legitimate” concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system. “Those are difficult questions that must be confronted,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “They cannot be ignored.” After a second night of rioting and confrontations with police in Charlotte, President Obama spoke by phone Thursday with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to receive an update on the situation. Mr. Earnest said the president wants authorities to ensure the safety of protesters.
  • Puerto Rico Says Will Default Tomorrow, Begs Congress For Help "Or Else Crisis Will Get Worse"

    05/01/2016 4:39:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-1-2016 | Durden
    Update: PR Governor Padilla has spoken... -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR SAYS WON'T PAY DEBT TOMORROW -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR SAYS ISLAND WON'T PAY DEBT MONDAY -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR: GOVERNMENT SIGNED MORATORIUM BILL YESTERDAY -PUERTO RICO NEEDS DEAL W/ CREDITORS AND/OR CONGRESS: GARCIA And of course, demands a bailout... -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR CALLS ON U.S. CONGRESS, PAUL RYAN FOR HELP And then threatens... -CRISIS WILL GET WORSE IF U.S. CONGRESS DOESN'T HELP: GARCIA -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR CONCLUDES REMARKS TO COMMONWEALTH A default on the $422 million due today is "virtually certain," S&P Global Ratings said April 11.
  • White House doctors video to remove ‘Islamic terrorism’ quote

    04/01/2016 11:16:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 | Chris Perez
    President Obama is so paranoid about linking terrorists to the Muslim faith that when French President François Hollande used the phrase “Islamist terrorism” at a meeting in Washington, White House officials posted their official press video with audio of the words cut out completely. The White House’s transcript of the event shows the French leader declared at the 4:49 minute mark that “the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq.” But rather than include Hollande’s remark in its entirety, the Obama administration posted footage in which his interpreter’s English translation of the words “Islamist terrorism” was...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you support President Obama's efforts toward normalizing relations with Cuba?

    03/24/2016 2:50:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 23, 2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
    FReep This Poll! Do you support President Obama's efforts toward normalizing relations with Cuba? Yes No (Note: Follow the link provided; look for the POLL on the homepage of The San Diego Union-Tribune ... you can't miss it. Vote your choice.
  • Father Do Not Forgive Them. They Know Damn Well What They Do

    03/10/2016 8:59:28 PM PST · by Noumenon · 16 replies
    American Digest ^ | 03/08/2016 | Vanderleun
    "Won't look like rain. Won't look like snow. Won't look like fog. That's all we know. We just can't tell you any more. We've never made oobleck before." -- Dr. Suess, Bartholomew and the Oobleck Sean Malone begins a predictably tendentious essay, Arguing with Republicans, with a claim I see, read, or hear all the time when people explain why they actually spend time arguing with the colonized minds of the Left. He cites the irritating situation of "debating with leftists, liberals and progressives who's poor grasp of economics and annoying tendency to support style over substance has turned a...