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  • Trump ends Obama's Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 7:48:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-18-2017 | Joseph Lawler
    The Trump administration has ended Operation Choke Point, the anti-fraud initiative started under the Obama administration that many Republicans argued was used to targeted gun retailers and other businesses that Democrats found objectionable. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told GOP representatives in a Wednesday letter that that the long-running program had ended, bringing a conclusion to a chapter in the Obama years that long provoked and angered conservatives who saw Choke Point as an extralegal crackdown on politically disfavored groups. "All of the department's bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint are now over, the initiative is no longer...
  • Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria

    07/19/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/19/17 | Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous
    President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put pressure on Assad to step aside, but even its backers have questioned its efficacy since Russia deployed forces in Syria two years later. Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as an...
  • President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House

    06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 06/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.   President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year. For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds. Allahu Akbar.The Washington Post reported: Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking...
  • Jeff Sessions Ending DOJ Handouts to Activist Groups ‘a Tremendous Victory’

    06/12/2017 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/12/17 | Dan Riehl
    President of the Government Accountability Institute, Peter Schweizer, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXX host Raheem Kassam on Monday regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to end Department of Justice handouts for leftist groups, which has come to be known as something of a “slush fund.” As Breitbart News reported: For decades, through a variety of initiatives, the DOJ has insisted on donations to third parties as part of the settlements it reaches with defendants, especially corporations. In the Obama administration, this practice took on the character of a “slush fund,” which funneled hundreds of millions of dollars from these...

    01/12/2017 5:23:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy is effective immediately. The decision follows months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S. "Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama said in a...
  • Windows 7 mainstream support ends today

    01/13/2015 5:06:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/13/15 | Rich Trenholm
    As Windows 10 approaches, Microsoft will no longer offer free help and support for the ageing but still popular Windows 7. Microsoft is keen to move users onto Windows 8 instead -- to find out more, check out our how-tos, troubleshooting, news and reviews of Windows 8. Alternatively, you can wait for Windows 10 later this year. Windows 7 was released in 2009. It sold over 100 million copies in six months and remains hugely popular. More stable than predecessor Windows Vista and more familiar than its radically redesigned successor Windows 8, version 7 is still estimated to be running...
  • A Call to Revolution

    04/04/2014 9:29:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/4/14 | Steve Berman
    As a conservative, it’s easy to see how our society has drifted away from its social and moral moorings. The liberals respond to lure of the injustice du jour that must have a response. They fix their eye on the end results: how they want society to look and function. Then they invoke practicality: how to get there? In their morality, unanchored by accountability to anything other than the vision, the means used to achieve the ends are always justified. Those means can be cruel, unjust, one-sided. By their nature, the means seek to disenfranchise those who stand in opposition...
  • Hero to liberals, Soros ends hedgefund career to escape regulations

    07/26/2011 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Post with Bloomberg ^ | 7/26/11 | Cezary Podkul
    George Soros, the liberal left’s most prominent billionaire donor and activist, is winding down his career as a hedge-fund manager, marking a major milestone in a financial and philanthropic career that spanned four decades. Citing new rules that would have required it to submit to more federal oversight, Soros’s management firm said Tuesday that it plans to close its $25.5 billion funds to outside investors and become a family-only enterprise. The move raised eyebrows in financial circles because Soros was an outspoken advocate for reforming Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis.
  • Obama ends shuttle era, says he will live to see Man on Mars

    07/08/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/11 | Ann Compton
    Barack Obama was eight years old when Neil Armstrong made his “one small step for Man” on the face of the Moon, and now as President, Obama has told NASA: “been there, done that.” Instead of aiming toward creation of a base on the Moon, as envisioned by his predecessor, President Obama wants to target deep space. “We’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid,” the President explained at a townhall meeting this week. “Let’s start stretching the boundaries
  • It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants

    12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero
    Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992. Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.
  • White House Meeting Ends in Kind Words but No Deals

    11/30/2010 1:42:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11/30/10 | Peter Baker & Carl Hulse
    President Obama and Republican Congressional leaders emerged from a high-profile, post-election meeting on Tuesday with gracious words and pledges of cooperation but no concrete agreements on the fiscal and national security issues that divide them. The two sides agreed to conduct negotiations over the next few days in search of a compromise on whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts that expire in a month. “There must be some sensible common ground,” Mr. Obama said. Yet the two sides yielded nothing in their disagreement over whether the cuts should be extended across the board as Republicans insist or exclude income...
  • Immigration Agency Ends Some Deportations

    08/26/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/26/10 | Julia Preston
    Immigration enforcement officials have started to cancel the deportations of thousands of immigrants they have detained, a policy they said would pare huge case backlogs in the immigration courts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the new approach was part of a broad shift in priorities at the agency, to focus its efforts on catching and deporting immigrants who have been convicted of crimes or pose a national security threat. The policy — announced in an Aug. 20 memorandum from John Morton, the head of the agency — drew praise from immigrant advocates, who called it a common-sense strategy, and...
  • Gov. Christie ends practice of reserved tickets going to N.J. officials

    06/03/2010 9:26:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,490+ views ^ | 6/3/10 | Ted Sherman/The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON — For years, the state’s elected officials and others with political connections had a direct pipeline to the hottest concerts and sporting events in New Jersey. Springsteen. U2. BonJovi. It didn’t matter. Commissioners, legislators, judges — even the governor’s office — were able to score scarce or prime seats at public venues without ever going through a ticket scalper. They simply called the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority or the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and asked for house seats. Today, Gov. Chris Christie shut the exclusive ticket window.
  • Barack Obama ends Nasa space race with slow road to Mars

    04/15/2010 10:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 762+ views
    times on line ^ | 4/16/10 | Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    President Obama tries to quell dispute over his cuts to manned space exploration with promise of 'leap into the future' President Obama promised a “leap into the future” for Nasa yesterday in a speech designed to quell a growing dispute over his cuts to manned space exploration, and to persuade critics that America will eventually put astronauts on Mars. Despite cancelling Constellation, the $108 billion (more than £69 bn) programme that aimed to get astronauts to the Moon by 2020 and the Red Planet by 2030, he outlined a series of “stepping stone” destinations where Nasa will first seek a...
  • Obama Flashback: “We Need to Rise Above an Ends Justify the Means Mentality”

    03/08/2010 9:58:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 72+ views
    verumserum ^ | 3/8/10 | Morgen
    Naked Emperor News put out the definitive clip on this topic last month, with then Senator Obama and other leading Democrats railing against the so-called “nuclear option” back in 2005. But with Democrats barreling forward with their strategy to pass healthcare reform using reconciliation, I thought another reminder that the President has not always been in favor of naked power grabs couldn’t hurt.
  • Obama Ends Year Tired, Sober

    12/28/2009 11:09:57 PM PST · by nycoem · 50 replies · 1,569+ views
    AP & MiamiHerald ^ | 12/29/09 | AP
    President Barack Obama is ending the year tired - and who could blame him? AP correspondent Julie Pace reports on the multitude of issues that have left the president looking forward to his vacation. (Dec. 29)
  • 'Cash for Clunkers' ends Monday

    08/21/2009 7:20:24 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 65 replies · 1,947+ views
    Triangle Business Journal ^ | August 21, 2009 | by Staff
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that after a "wildly successful" run, the "Cash for Clunkers" program will end on Monday. “This program has been a lifeline to the automobile industry, jump starting a major sector of the economy and putting people back to work,” LaHood said. “At the same time, we’ve been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel efficient vehicles.” The CARS program has recorded more than 457,000 dealer transactions worth $1.9 billion in rebates, LaHood said. The program has provided rebates of up to $4,500 when people turned in...
  • America Supports You: Bike Ride Ends with Appeal for Jobs

    10/06/2006 5:26:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 -- Jeff Klare put his bicycle where his heart is Oct. 1, and set out on a 300-mile trip to raise awareness of the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Eric Madaus, 8, leads Jeff Klare, chief executive officer of Hire Disability Solutions, to the finish of a 300-mile bike ride at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. Klare began his ride at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to bring attention to the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Madaus suffers...
  • Firefighting Mission Ends for Army’s Task Force Blaze

    09/04/2006 2:41:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    WINTHROP, Wash., Sep. 3, 2006 -- Task Force Blaze is returning home to Fort Lewis, Wash., today, following a three-week deployment to fight wildfires in the state’s north-central region. Spc. Aldo Gonzalez lights a fire as part of a burnout operation. Gonzalez is one of 550 soldiers making up Task Force Blaze, which deployed to firelines Aug. 17 to assist civilian firefighters with containing the huge Tripod Complex fire near Winthrop, Wash. Gonzalez is an Avenger crew member assigned to 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. Photo by Patti Bielling  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Safavian jury ends 1st day of deliberations (juror dismissed, last alternate seated)

    06/14/2006 9:55:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Michael J. Sniffen - ap
    WASHINGTON - Jurors in the David Safavian trial completed their first day of deliberations Wednesday without deciding whether the former Bush administration executive covered up assistance he gave Republican influence-peddler Jack Abramoff. The jury of 10 women and two men is weighing charges that while Safavian was the General Services Administration's chief of staff, he obstructed justice and made false statements. He is accused of concealing from GSA ethics officials and Senate investigators how he helped the disgraced lobbyist try to buy or lease two government properties. In the first trial to arise from the Abramoff scandal, the jury deliberated...