While many of us have been distracted by Rudy Giuliani’s latest legal theories — and President Trump’s latest tweets — the Trump administration is making two big moves that will get him closer to his goal of erasing President Obama’s biggest policies. What’s happening: The administration is allowing the sale of health insurance plans that undermine some of… Read More Trump’s stealth attack on Obama’s legacy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years Sunday in a simple ceremony at the White House, embarking on a second-term quest to restore a still-shaky economy and combat terrorists overseas while swearing an age-old oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution. “I did it,” a smiling president said to… Read More Swearing age-old oath, Obama steps into 2nd term
NATION Readers speak on budget, contractors, corruption, whistleblowers Federal Diary gives readers a chance to speak out on issues affecting federal employees. (, The Washington Post) U.S. weighs military aid for France in Mali Help wouldn’t include combat troops but could test U.S. boundaries and stretch counterterrorism resources in a murky new conflict. ( by Anne… Read More Morning News Headlines 01.16.13
For the next week, Washington, D.C. will be the hottest place in America. With President Obama’s public inauguration taking place next Monday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, hundreds of thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation’s capital to be part of history. There are number of popular cocktail mixers, brunches and balls leading… Read More Inauguration 2013 Event Guide
WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2011, when a debt crisis like the current one loomed, President Barack Obama warned Republicans that older Americans might not get their Social Security checks unless there was a deal to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. After weeks of brinkmanship, Republicans consented and Obama agreed to a deficit-reduction plan… Read More Hitting the debt limit: What bills would be paid?
It took a traumatic turn of events in Alabama to show John F. Kennedy that he had to confront the issue of civil rights. The Newtown massacre may be a precipitating event for Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s pitch-perfect public statements on the Sandy Hook shootings summed up the grief and shock that even the most… Read More His Birmingham Moment?
Yesterday, President Barack Obama nominated his first openly gay African-American judicial nominee for the federal courts. Judge William L. Thomas has been put forth for consideration for the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He’s one of seven judges nominated today and, if confirmed will be the second out African-American judge on the… Read More Obama Nominates Gay Black Judge to Federal Court
(The Root) — For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. And so today it seems almost serendipitous that the xenophobic campaign employed to undermine and delegitimize President Obama laid the very seeds of the GOP’s electoral demise on Nov. 6, 2012. Obama’s Electoral College victory of 332 to 206 was achieved because of the disproportionate support he received from… Read More The Multiracial Face of the Democratic Party
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