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  • Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

    03/03/2017 6:32:16 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 13, 2017 | KAVEH WADDELL
    On Thursday, the Obama administration finalized new rules that allow the National Security Agency to share information it gleans from its vast international surveillance apparatus with the 16 other agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community. With the new changes, which were long in the works, those agencies can apply for access to various feeds of raw, undoctored NSA intelligence. Analysts will then be able to sift through the contents of those feeds as they see fit, before implementing required privacy protections. Previously, the NSA applied those privacy protections itself, before forwarding select pieces of information to agencies that...
  • Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

    02/20/2017 8:20:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    Prissy Holly Youtube ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jay Sekulow
    Jay Sekulow is one of the best. He carefully sources his topics and he knows the law as well as anyone. Do not overlook this story, or neglect to pass it on.
  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    01/23/2017 2:10:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:41 PM EST | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of...
  • Obama: GOP Wanted America to Fail So I Wouldn’t Benefit Politically

    01/14/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by tomselliott · 95 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 01/14/2017 | Grabien
    OBAMA: "Well, I — I — what it indicated was something that we kept on seeing throughout my presidency, and that was a tactical decision on the part of Republicans to say no because their view was that if they said yes, and there was any sort of bipartisan cooperation, that would benefit me politically. And if there wasn’t, that would hurt me politically particularly at a time when the economy was doing poorly. They figured we could do pretty good with midterms if it seems as if Washington’s dysfunctional at a time when everybody’s hurting."
  • Obama Slashes Mortgage Insurance Premiums For Subprime Borrowers With Just 10 Days Left In Office

    01/11/2017 3:17:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    What do you do when a quick rise in mortgage rates suddenly threatens to tame home buying demand from subprime borrowers who, despite the lessons from the past, are still purchasing homes, en masse, with only 3.5% down payments and just enough monthly cash flow to cover mortgage payments? Well, if you're the Obama administration then you simply socialize the problem and force those higher mortgage costs on taxpayers. Anything less would just be a hateful attempt to deny minority and low-income citizens their "right" to home ownership. And while the Obama administration isn't directly passing out tax dollars to...
  • Obama's farewell speech shouldn't take too long

    01/10/2017 5:47:22 AM PST · by luke1825 · 45 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/8 | peter lucas
    Maybe it is fitting that outgoing President Barack Obama chose to give his farewell speech today in Chicago -- America's Aleppo. Despite all the killing and chaos taking place there, at least the Russians aren''t bombing the place -- at least not yet -- but are only hacking around. But like fellow Aleppo citizens in Syria, who are killing one another in a long and bloody civil war, so too are Chicago gangbangers murdering fellow Americans in a series of Chicago civil wars.
  • Obama Farewell Speech Tickets Gobbled Up Fast

    01/10/2017 1:39:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of people lined up outside McCormick Place in the bitter cold Saturday morning to get free tickets to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech next week. The Obama administration finished distributing the tickets in less than three hours after the first ones were given out. Lines snaked through two buildings, and outside onto the plaza, with many people arriving before dawn. Some huddled under blankets over their heavy winter clothing, to keep warm amid single-digit temperatures. People waiting for tickets said they wanted to be part of history. “It’s well worth it. I got my golden ticket,...
  • Obama Leaves Office - Count Down Timer

    01/09/2017 7:53:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
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  • The Lamest Duck of All

    01/05/2017 6:10:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    We only have one president at a time. We all get that and until January 20th 2017 that is still BHO. Long ago and far away, back in an America before Hope and Change changed our hope to dread, we used to have peaceful and dignified transfers of power when one party replaced the other in the Oval Office. When Bill Clinton and Ross Perot defeated George the First he left Bubba the following note:
  • GOP introduces “Midnight Rules” bill to counter Obama regs … again

    01/04/2017 3:44:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Congressional pushback against excessive regulation is long overdue. That’s not the fault of Republicans, who have repeatedly pushed for laws that give greater legislative oversight since taking control of the House in 2011, only to be thwarted by Barack Obama and Democrats. Fresh off of another round of executive actions, Kerry Picket reports that Darrell Issa has reintroduced legislation that will allow Congress to block lame-duck regulation sprees in toto: Republicans have put forward a plan to stop Obama administration’s last minute regulations Tuesday. These “midnight regulations” published after the 2016 presidential election could cost the American taxpayer over...
  • It's that time. Moving vans outside the White House !!

    01/04/2017 2:59:51 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-4-2017 | Michelle Kosinski
    Onambla and the Wookie are moving out. Hope they are counting the china and silverware, just like with the Clintons.
  • Moving truck spotted outside White House

    01/04/2017 2:41:34 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    A moving truck was seen on Wednesday parked outside the White House, where President Obama will live and work for just two more weeks. The truck was parked on West Executive Avenue, a street inside the White House gates and situated in-between the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the West Wing.
  • Moving truck spotted outside White House !!!!

    01/04/2017 2:40:33 PM PST · by libh8er · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 4th, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    A moving truck was seen on Wednesday parked outside the White House, where President Obama will live and work for just two more weeks. The truck was parked on West Executive Avenue, a street inside the White House gates and situated in-between the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the West Wing.
  • House passes bill to overturn midnight regulations en masse

    01/04/2017 2:18:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Legislation to allow Congress to repeal in a single vote any rule finalized in the last 60 days of the Obama administration sailed through the House Wednesday, the second time in less than two months. The GOP-backed Midnight Rule Relief Act, which passed the previous Congress in November, was approved largely along party lines by a vote of 238-184 on the second day of the new Congress, despite Democratic opposition. If passed by the Senate and signed by President-elect Donald Trump, the legislation would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow lawmakers to bundle together multiple rules and overturn them...
  • Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'

    01/04/2017 9:43:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1/4/17 | MJ Lee, Kevin Liptak and Manu Raju
    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: "Don't rescue" Republicans on Obamacare. Less than three weeks out from leaving the White House, Obama visited Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill with a mission to save his signature healthcare reform law as Republicans are moving quickly to unroll the Affordable Care Act. In the closed-door meeting, the President urged fellow Democrats to not "rescue" Republicans by helping them pass replacement measures, according to sources in the room. He also floated this idea: Start referring to the GOP's new plan as "Trumpcare." The suggestion was a clear indication of...
  • US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike (truncated)

    01/04/2017 6:05:24 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    The Sun ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Mark Hodge
    Full Title: WAR GAMES US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike back against Vladimir Putin’s ‘aggression’ Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania President Obama has deployed US special forces troops along Lithuania’s border with ‘aggressive’ Russia. Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad – which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. And Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia invasion of...
  • 'It's organized chaos!': White House staff reveal preparations for inauguration moving day - when

    01/03/2017 9:12:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/2/17 | Hannah Parry
    full title.............................'It's organized chaos!': White House staff reveal preparations for inauguration moving day - when they'll have just SIX HOURS to move out the Obamas and move in the Trumps............. Staffers have just six hours to move out the Obamas and move in the Trumps on inauguration day on January 20 Chief White House usher Stephen Rochon admits it's 'like organized chaos' Incoming presidents are free to make any changes they like to the private floors But Donald Trump says he has no plans to redecorate the 'very special place' Other presidents have left their own marks at the White...
  • Best News So Far of 2017: Time Until Odungo Leaves Office

    12/31/2016 11:24:12 PM PST · by EinNYC · 42 replies
    TimeandDate.com ^ | January 1, 2017 | Me, myself, & I
    Click on the link to find out: How much longer must we suffer under Odungo?
  • Obama to deliver farewell speech in Chicago - 1/10

    01/02/2017 6:17:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/02/17 | Allie Malloy
    (CNN) President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago, the President announced in a statement Monday. "I'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here," Obama wrote. President Obama said he was following the precedent set by George Washington, who penned a farewell address to the American people over 220 years ago.
  • White House staff readies for whirlwind moving day

    01/01/2017 2:06:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 1, 2017 | Allie Malloy
    Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) — While the world watches President-elect Donald Trump take the oath of office on Inauguration Day, almost 100 White House staffers will be watching the clock while they have only six hours to transform and prepare the 132-room mansion into the new first family's home. On the morning of January 20, President Barack Obama and the current first family will say goodbye to the place they've called home for eight years, at 10:30 in the morning. Immediately after they leave their former home, White House staff rushes to prepare it for Trump and his family according to...