States file suit against transgender decree

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 — Eleven states have filed suit against the White House over a Department of Justice directive. The directive lays out the Obama Administration’s view of the law, which is that public schools must allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that fit their own gender identity, rather than their sex at birth. The lawsuit backs up the states’ determination to defy the DOJ directive. … Continue reading States file suit against transgender decree

President Obama “America’s Greatest Worst” President

fe In 2008, President Obama promised hope and change. It is now 2016 and the only thing he has given us is a country divided and in chaos. Hope and change is not in President Obama’s vocabulary. He’s failed the economy, the people and the world. President Obama said he wanted to unite America but failed to even unite his own community. When he was … Continue reading President Obama “America’s Greatest Worst” President

Obama touts job policies as unemployment falls

President Obama took to the airwaves to rip Republicans for spreading “doom and despair” on the economy – touting January’s jobs reports. Speaking briefly to reporters today, Obama said the U.S. economy is the “strongest in the world” and that “Americans were working and getting bigger paychecks.” The economy added 151,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9 percent. The president … Continue reading Obama touts job policies as unemployment falls

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Pres. Obama ends solitary confinement for juveniles

President Obama ordered the Bureau of Prisons to terminate the use of restrictive housing for juvenile prisoners. Obama’s order was announced in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post on Tuesday. Obama also said he planned to divert inmates with serious mental illness to alternative forms of housing and to limit the use of “punitive segregation,” the statement said. The move came after a Justice … Continue reading Pres. Obama ends solitary confinement for juveniles

SCOTUS to rule on Obama’s immigration reform

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that they will hear the administration’s argument that Obama has the power to change immigration policy without going through Congress. The dispute, to be argued before the court in the coming months with a ruling due by the end of June, will be one of the centerpiece cases of the court’s current term. Obama’s executive action was blocked … Continue reading SCOTUS to rule on Obama’s immigration reform

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Obama’s final SOTU ignores reality of ISIS

President Obama defended his record and attempted to downplay the threat of ISIS as he delivered his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. The remarks on ISIS are sure to rile Republican critics who say the president’s strategy for confronting the group is inadequate – particularly just hours after ISIS was blamed for another deadly attack, this time in Istanbul. He was on … Continue reading Obama’s final SOTU ignores reality of ISIS

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President Obama meeting with AG Loretta Lynch over gun control executive action

The White House announced on Friday that President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss options for increasing gun restrictions and is expected to announce a new executive order with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales. The set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the administration says could help curb gun … Continue reading President Obama meeting with AG Loretta Lynch over gun control executive action

President Obama pardons 95 days before Christmas

In presidential tradition President Obama granted clemency to more than 95 federal prisoners on Friday and issuing pardons to two other prisoners. This marks the largest single-day grant of clemency of Obama’s presidency. He has commuted more prison sentences than any president since Lyndon Johnson and more than those issued by Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush combined. The commutations are … Continue reading President Obama pardons 95 days before Christmas

Pope Francis the liberal hero

While Pope Francis did not directly address U.S. political debates, his speech on Thursday at times closely aligned with Obama’s policies and ideals. Francis urged the U.S. to lead the world in combating climate change, accept more refugees from the civil war in Syria and other war-torn countries and continue to be a place that welcomes immigrants. Both U.S. political parties used to support the … Continue reading Pope Francis the liberal hero