Obama Speaks Out As Historic Vote Draws Near

Speaking on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama mounted a spirited defense of his signature health care law even as Republicans prepare to repeal it altogether. “When I took office, millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system, So, just as leaders in both parties had … Continued

McCain Throws Down with Deadline for Trump to Put Up or Shut Up

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called for President Donald Trump to substantiate his claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones. “I think the president has one of two choices, either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” the veteran senator said during an appearance yesterday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I … Continued

FBI Director Weighs in on Trump/Obama Wiretap Controversy

FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. The president leveled the allegations without evidence. How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! … Continued

The House GOP Just Voted To Gut a Key Obama Gun Rule

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 235-180 to undo a regulation put in place by former President Barack Obama that had directed the Social Security Administration to update the FBI’s national instant background check database with the names of disability recipients with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and severe anxiety. Greg Giroux, a … Continued

Barack Obama Releases First Statement Since Leaving Office

Former President Barack Obama has released his first public statement since leaving office, criticizing President Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order to curb immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and backing protesters who have, in recent days, taken to the nation’s airports to support travelers who were detained. The former president ceded power to Trump just eleven days … Continued

Why GOP Senator Rand Paul Might Halt Obamacare Repeal

The Affordable Care Act may have found an unlikely ally in Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who could stymie Republican efforts to repeal it. Paul waded into the debate over the promised repeal of “Obamacare” on Tuesday when he said he would oppose a budget resolution on the ground that it adds significantly to the national … Continued

Putin Surprises With an About Face Over U.S. Hacking Accusations

Vladimir Putin has decided not to retaliate against the United States’ expulsion of Russian diplomats and new sanctions. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry had recommended he do just that, and send home 35 US diplomats in response to Washington’s move yesterday. But Putin signaled he would not take immediate action: Instead, he said, he would … Continued

GOP, Developers Fume Over Obama’s Latest Parting Decree

President Barack Obama moved yesterday to preserve the Bears Ears area in southwest Utah, designating 1.35 million acres of the American West a national monument. In a statement, Obama said that the Bears Ears monument––named for its distinctive pair of buttes––would “protect some of the country’s most significant natural, cultural and archaeological resources, including important … Continued

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