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Turkey’s Geopolitical Gyrations

The Obama administration is joining with Turkey in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Syria – a shift from President Erdogan’s past tolerance and even support for Islamic terrorists inside Syria – but a more complex geopolitical game is afoot, writes ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller Turkish policies towards the

'If We Walk Away, We Walk Away Alone,' Kerry Warns Lawmakers on Iran Deal

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Secretary of State John Kerry and other members of the Obama administration defended the Iran nuclear agreement in a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. "If we walk away, we walk away alone," said Kerry, warning that if the deal collapsed it would hurt U.S. Show More Summary

Obama administration plans to extend Pell grants for prisoners

The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Continue reading ? The post Obama administration plans to extend Pell grants for prisoners appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Thompson: Chris Barbic's Resignation & the Failure of School "Reform"

In 2009 and 2010, the contemporary school reform movement became the dog that caught the bus it was chasing. The Obama administration funded the entire corporate reform agenda. The wish list of market-driven reformers, test-driven reformers,...Show More Summary

Obama Once Pitched His Policy Ideas to Jon Stewart at the White House

When Jon Stewart made fun of the Obama administration, White House staffers were definitely watching, cringing, and perhaps taking notes. “I can’t say that because Jon Stewart was unhappy policy changed," former adviser David Axelrod, who emailed and called Stewart occasionally, told Politico. "But I can say that he had forceful arguments,... More »

THE HILL: ObamaCare’s revolving door. Marilyn Tavenner, who spearheaded the fraught Affordable…

THE HILL: ObamaCare’s revolving door. Marilyn Tavenner, who spearheaded the fraught Affordable Care Act rollout for the Obama administration, is but the latest ACA insider to cash in. Lobbying for America’s Health Insurance Plans is a natural transition for the former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tavenner was chosen to […]

Data show ambush election ruling helps unions

By Hector Barreto, The Washington Examiner On June 1, a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration should be allowed to speed up the process by which employees unionize.

The NSA will soon stop examining millions of Americans' calling records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Show More Summary

Obama paid a high price to get Turkey to fight ISIS

The war against the Islamic State just widened to include Turkey as a combatant. The Obama administration has long tried to persuade the Islamic government of RecipTayip Erdo?an to get into the fray, but the vital question still needs to be asked: Is this “game-changer,” as one U.S. Show More Summary

American Jews Back Iran Deal

A LA Jewish Journal survey finds that 48% of Jewish Americans support the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration while 28% oppose it and 25% hadn’t heard enough to form an opinion.

Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans. California Rep. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Moves To Sharply Curtail Authority Of Government Watchdogs

14 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Obama Administration has been accused by public interest groups of being one of the most hostile administration toward whistleblowers since the Nixon Administration. Not only whistleblowers but reporters have been subject to abusive investigations and crackdowns under President Obama. Show More Summary

Feds Set to Bring Back College Grants for Prisoners

The Obama administration is planning to restore access to federal college subsidies for a huge number of Americans who have a lot of time on their hands. Congress banned inmates at the state and federal level from receiving Pell grants in 1994, but Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he'll have...

History and the Iran Debate: Sides and Arguments Line Up

On one side: the Congressional GOP, the full slate of Republican presidential candidates, plus Benjamin Netanyahu and allied figures. On the other side: the Obama administration, plus an overwhelming majority of American diplomatic and military figures with experience in the Middle East. Let the arguments begin.

Iran is not Iowa

Leon Wieseltier, unhappy with the Iranian nuclear deal for most of the usual reasons, zeroes in on the Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the chasm that separates the regime from its people. It is true that in the years prior...Show More Summary

This Democratic Congressman Is Adopting Obama's Overtime Rules

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) announced Monday that his offices will adopt the Obama administration's proposed overtime pay rules, regardless of whether Congress overall agrees to expand overtime pay eligibility for its staffers. "Like every Member of Congress, I am basically a small employer," Gutiérrez said in a statement Monday. Show More Summary

Obama Has Proposed a Ban on Almost All Ivory Sales in the United States

yesterdayNews : Vice News

In the midst of a booming ivory trade that threatens to wipe out Africa's elephants, the Obama administration announced on Saturday a proposal for new regulations that would almost entirely eliminate ivory sales in the United States....Show More Summary

13 major US companies are pledging $140 billion to fight climate change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest U.S. corporate names on Monday offered their support - and billions of dollars in green financing pledges - to buttress the Obama administration's quest for a global agreement on combating climate...Show More Summary

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children. Show More Summary

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