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  • Obama: "The character of this country is on the ballot"

    11/05/2018 1:09:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 5, 2018
    Former President Obama came bearing donuts at an appearance in Fairfax, Virginia with Virginia Democrats Sen. Tim Kaine and State Senator Jennifer Wexton Monday. Obama reminded the campaign workers that he, like Wexton, had also been a state senator, which he called "great training" for Congress. "You remind me of me when I was your age," Obama told the young campaign workers, and he recalled that he had been "kind of a goof-off until my junior year," when he recognized that there was more to life. It seemed, he said, "like the people I respect live their lives for some...
  • U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

    11/05/2018 8:56:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 | by Lawrence Hurley
    The legal fight over a 2016 lower court ruling upholding Obama-era net neutrality regulations aimed at ensuring a free and open internet - rules that have since been repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration - came to a formal end on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the matter. The Trump administration and internet service providers had asked to justices to wipe away the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that had temporarily preserved the net neutrality regulations championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama. But the justices refused...
  • Obama's campaign presence in midterms unusual for a former president

    10/31/2018 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 31, 2018 | By GRACE SEGERS
    Former President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail in the final days before the midterm elections, stumping for Democratic candidates in critical races in states such as Illinois, Georgia and Florida. Obama has ramped up his campaign appearances in recent weeks. The case Obama is making is somewhat similar to one that President Trump has made in his rallies, on the importance of voting in the midterm elections even though neither man is on the ballot. It's not unusual for former presidents to make campaign appearances after their tenure. But Obama is campaigning against Mr. Trump's agenda and Republican...
  • Obama: Trump Is A Shameless Liar, "Let Me Run Through This Just To Jog Your Memory"

    10/28/2018 6:42:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 26, 2018
    President Obama slams President Trump and the Republican Party with gloves off for "blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly, lying" while campaigning Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
  • Council panel approves agreement with Obama Foundation over use of Jackson Park

    10/14/2018 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/11/18 | Lolly Bowean
    A City Council committee took the first step Thursday toward approving legislation that outlines how the Obama Foundation can use Jackson Park and the Obama Presidential Center once it is built. And for the first time, the committee revealed language in the legislation that seeks to protect current homeowners and residents who live closest to the selected site. As part of their agreement, which the panel approved unanimously, the city will monitor property values and other indicators of demographic changes near the center site. If there are dramatic changes, the city will implement measures to keep residents in their homes,...
  • Obama backs more than 200 Democrats ahead of midterms (Run For Something)

    10/02/2018 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    AJC ^ | 10/01/18
    Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November's midterm elections. On Monday, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, bringing the total to more than 300. Among the most prominent candidates to win Obama's support are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic congressional candidate who won an upset primary victory this summer in New York; Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who is running for governor in Florida; and Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona. While the candidates that Obama endorsed stretch up and down the ballot...
  • Obama Foundation spent nearly $12 million on programming, $5 million on architects

    09/29/2018 6:48:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/25/18 | Lolly Bowean
    The Obama Foundation spent nearly $12 million on programming last year, including its star-studded international summit that brought leaders, elected officials and world-renowned activists to a two-day conference in the South Loop, newly released records show. The foundation also spent about $5 million paying its architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to design the Obama Presidential Center campus, according to tax documents that were filed Tuesday morning. **SNIP** In 2017, the foundation raised about $232 million in contributions from private donors. It spent the bulk of its income — about $21.3 million — on operations, salaries and programs, the tax...
  • Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss

    09/14/2018 8:32:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tim Novak
    Vanecko and Davis. Their firm made millions in fees even as retirement plans for teachers, cops, other Chicago city workers suffered big losses. A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of resident Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in...
  • Commentary: How America can get another four years of Trump (Hussein is back)

    09/10/2018 3:47:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/10/18 | MICHAEL GRAHAM
    **SNIP** And when President Obama tried to take credit for the current economic boom— "When you hear how great the economy's doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started"— you could practically hear the heads exploding across Trump Country. Yes, it's true that the economy recovered after the Great Recession. What Trump supporters know but people who rarely consume conservative media content likely don't, is that the economic recovery under Barack Obama was the slowest since World War II. Obama's recovery was so awful that in August of 2011— two years after the $1 trillion stimulus was passed—the...
  • Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions: IAEA report

    08/30/2018 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2018 | by Francois Murphy, Robin Emmott
    VIENNA - Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday. In its last report in May, the IAEA had said Iran could do more to cooperate with inspectors and thereby “enhance confidence”, but stopped short of saying the Islamic Republic had given it cause for concern. Thursday’s report to member states seen by Reuters contained similar language. It said the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog was able to carry out all so-called complementary access inspections needed to verify Iran’s...
  • Parma Heights man granted clemency by Obama sent back to prison on drug charge

    08/14/2018 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | by Eric Heisig
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Parma Heights man who spent 22 years in prison before President Barack Obama granted him clemency is headed back to prison for a separate drug case. Antwon Rogers, 47, pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug possession, a third-degree felony, in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Judge Michael Shaughnessy sentenced him to nine months in prison. Rogers could spend additional time in prison if a federal judge determines the guilty plea constitutes a violation of the terms of his probation in a prior federal drug case. In that case, Rogers was sentenced to life in prison in January...
  • Christopher Steele Was 'Concerned' About Senate Inquiries into Dossier, Text Messages Show

    08/08/2018 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Aug 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Christopher Steele expressed concern last year at a Senate committee’s request for information about the former British spy’s anti-Trump dossier, according to text messages recently provided to Congress. “Would it be possible to speak later today please? We’re very concerned by the Grassley letter and it’s possible implications for us, our operations and our sources. We need some reassurances,” Steele wrote in a March 7, 2017 text message to Bruce Ohr, who then served as deputy assistant attorney general. Steele, a former MI6 officer, was seemingly referring to a March 6, 2017 letter that Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman...
  • A challenge to the Obama Center reveals things we didn't know

    07/26/2018 6:23:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | 7/20/18 | LYNNE MAREK
    **SNIP** The federal lawsuit filed in May might seem a legal long shot, since the center is an ode to Obama, the city's favorite son. But Caplan's challenge forced the city last month to reveal that the Obama Center isn't quite the done deal that many Chicagoans think it is: The city hasn't reached key agreements or a lease with the foundation, and those pacts will require another new city ordinance to be passed sometime soon. "The City Council has yet to introduce, much less enact, an ordinance authorizing the construction and operation of the center," the city's corporation counsel,...
  • Residents of Georgia city want street name changed to Obama (Oops!)

    07/23/2018 2:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 7/22/18
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Residents of a Georgia city are pushing to change the name of a residential street to Barack Obama Boulevard. **SNIP** Rose says the name should be changed because Valdosta city leaders named Forrest Street in April 1883 for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Why the Christian Right has embraced Putin

    07/21/2018 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/18 | Jeff Sharlet
    Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to shape the nation’s politics. But Butina’s other “backdoor” was more surprising: the faith community, which she infiltrated through the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1953, and every US president since Eisenhower has regularly attended, along with much of Congress,...
  • Obama: Consider a universal basic income

    07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 17, 2018
    In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a...
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • New book details the inside story of Obama's birth certificate and the birth of fake news

    06/15/2018 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 88 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Dylan Stableford
    Dan Pfeiffer, former assistant and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, thinks he knows the exact date the modern era of fake news was born: April 27, 2011. “I had walked into the briefing room that morning with 50 copies of Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” Pfeiffer recalls in a memoir, “Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump,” set to be published next week. “So we could prove once and for all the man who was in his third year as president after winning an historic electoral landslide was an American citizen and eligible to...
  • Crisis at the National Archives (Hussein records are missing)

    06/10/2018 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/10/18 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. **SNIP** To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying "the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems" and empowering "the National Archives to safeguard original and classified...
  • White House sinkhole is no more

    05/30/2018 3:47:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 5/30/18 | BETSY KLEIN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - There was a plant and a cover-up Tuesday at the White House. The sinkhole steps from the briefing room on the North Lawn was filled in with concrete, the surrounding area covered with dirt and a fresh layer of sod. The sinkhole, which was first spotted a week ago Saturday following days of heavy rainfall, became a social media sensation, but the first family, staff, reporters and visitors to White House grounds were never in any immediate danger.