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 [...]

Pentagon “Considering” Sending Combat Troops To Iraq, ISIS And Al-Qaeda Reach Agreement

By: Friday November 14, 2014 7:20 am

Though the US has already sent about 1,000 soldiers into Iraq after ISIS took over a large swath of the country, President Obama continues to claim he hasn’t/won’t send in ground forces. The rationalization for that claim is that those new troops are not designated as combat troops but as advisors and guards. But now [...]

Obama Battles His Own Appointee On Net Neutrality

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:09 am

Obama at odds with the telecom lobbyist he appointed to the FCC. http://t.co/OjIrcneB1V Map: http://t.co/WtI4Hx3lN5 pic.twitter.com/sK5iyZvp4A — LittleSis.org (@twittlesis) November 12, 2014 President Obama made headlines recently by endorsing the concept of net neutrality and saying that internet service providers should be treated more like phone utilities than cable providers. It is an increasingly popular [...]

President Obama Addresses Midterm Election Results In Press Conference

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 5:39 am

Yesterday President Barack Obama gave his post mortem press conference on the Republican sweep of the 2014 elections. He said Republicans ran good campaign campaigns but thought the real message from the electorate was that they want Washington to “get the job done” despite voting overwhelmingly for divided government. Immigration stood out as a key [...]

Republicans Dominate 2014 Elections

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 5:42 am

In a nutshell. pic.twitter.com/oC1fm3J3CK — Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) November 5, 2014 In a clean sweep the Republican Party took over the Senate, increased its majority in the House, and prevailed in tight governor races last night in the 2014 elections. The prospects were never great for the Democrats who were competing in many cases [...]

Are the 2014 Elections a Referendum on Barack Obama?

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 8:57 am

Let the recriminations begin. With election day forecasts favoring Republicans the blame game has already kicked into gear with President Obama being singled out for scrutiny. DC politics blog Politico is running a piece titled A midterm referendum on Barack Obama. The sentiment seems to have some subscribers. But are the 2014 elections really a [...]

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