Obama Pledges To Push Trans-Pacific Partnership In State Of The Union

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:41 am

Last night President Obama gave his second to last State of the Union speech. The topics covered varied from increasing taxes on the wealthy to climate change and the obligatory “a better politics” pablum. Also included was a push for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP has proven to be controversial on a [...]

2015 State Of The Union Address

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Tonight President Barack Obama will gives his second to last State of the Union address. The speech is expected to focus largely on policies that are geared towards the middle class including higher taxes on capital gains, inheritance, and Wall Street to help offset tax credits and cuts for lower income Americans. According to the [...]

Obama Set To Propose Taxes On Capital Gains, Inheritance, And Wall Street

By: Monday January 19, 2015 8:55 am

It only took 5 years, but President Obama is finally set to offer some concrete proposals to deal with wealth inequality in America. Unfortunately, the proposals come as the Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress and Obama enters the twilight of his presidency. President Obama is reported to be planning to announce [...]

White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

By: Friday January 16, 2015 6:55 am

According to a report by the CIA Inspector General, the White House was informed of the CIA’s plan to hack US Senate computers to discover what was going to be in the Senate Torture Report. CIA Director John Brennan met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough then ordered CIA employees to “use whatever [...]

Obama Facing Criticism For Not Showing Up At Paris Unity Rally

By: Monday January 12, 2015 7:08 am

World leaders linked arms in solidarity at today's Paris march: http://t.co/viNFtNgJzu pic.twitter.com/BVY9RBqLHJ — NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 11, 2015 As a demonstration of solidarity with the people of France and the slain cartoonists, leaders from around the world attended a unity march in Paris last week. Notably absent was President Barack Obama. In fact, no prominent [...]

Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Resignation

By: Monday November 24, 2014 8:55 am

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced his resignation to be completed when the Senate confirms a replacement. The announcement came at an event at the White House where President Obama offered a warm summation of Hagel’s career and personal friendship with the president. Flanked by both President Obama and Vice President Biden, Secretary Hagel [...]

Obama Reverses Pledge On US Combat Role In Afghanistan

By: Monday November 24, 2014 5:49 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) Last May President Barack Obama announced that US forces in Afghanistan would finally be ending their combat mission and in 2015 would move to an advisory role. According to The New York Times that pledge has [...]

New Report Highlights “Revolving Door” Between Government and LNG Firms

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:16 pm

A report titled “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat” released on Sept. 19 revealed the power and success of liquefied natural gas companies in pushing for their agenda through the U.S. government. By hiring former lawmakers and officials from both parties, LNG firms are able to gain more contracts to expand production [...]

Obama Details Immigration Executive Actions, GOP Considers Lawsuit

By: Friday November 21, 2014 5:53 am

Last night President Barack Obama laid out the executive actions he would take to help some undocumented immigrants stay in the country. In the speech Obama broke his plan into three parts – border security, opportunities for high-skilled immigrants, and his plan to allow roughly five million undocumented immigrants stay in the country and not [...]

Obama To Announce Executive Action On Immigration

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 5:54 am

President Barack Obama plans to announce his executive action on immigration today. According to The Washington Post  the actions will protect roughly 5 million immigrants from deportation. The announcement will occur this evening with a comprehensive layout of the plan coming Friday in a speech in Las Vegas with Latino supporters. Obama put off taking [...]

Obama Endorses Faux NSA Reform

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:03 am

In the immediate aftermath of the Snowden revelations America had a chance to make some real reforms to unconstitutional domestic spying programs authorized during the post-9/11 panic attack. A bill, proposed by Representative Justin Amash, was launched in the House to restore some of the country’s founding principles into the orientation of our massive enveloping [...]

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