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Religious Leaders Back Obama Administration On Transgender Protections

Leading religious leaders from across the nation have sent a letter to President Obama welcoming the decision by the Obama Administration to expand Title IX discrimination protections to support transgender students. Hundreds of people of faith have joined in support.

‘60 Minutes’ Only Brings the Heat Against ‘Nightstalker’ Valerie Jarrett in Obama’s Last Year

After next to nothing in the first seven years of the Obama administration, the major broadcast networks finally decided to profile Obama family friend and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as CBS’s 60 Minutes featured a tough interview conducted by CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell.

Learning Curves are For Pussies

This gives me a sad: The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemy nations. President Obama unveiled the new arrangement at […]

Before island's primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says a deal between House leaders and the Obama administration to help the island out of debt has colonialist overtones. In a...Show More Summary

House Republican Introduces Bill to Combat Obama's Transgender Bathroom Edict

A lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation to counter the Obama administration's public school transgender bathroom edict that would prohibit the federal government from being able to reduce school district's funding over bathroom policies.

Lobbyists fighting administration drug effort shine light on how much they’re in charge of Congress

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here we go again. The Republican-controlled Congress—with the help of some Democrats—is trying to derail a new regulation from the Obama administration. This regulation aims to reduce the costs to Medicare of pharmaceuticals used inShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders Calls on Democrats to Kill the Puerto Rico Debt Deal

There’s plenty for a democratic socialist to hate about the new deal for resolving Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. The agreement reached by the Obama administration and Speaker Paul Ryan last week will slash the island’s minimum wage and subjugate the territory’s local governments to an Oversight Board — one that ... More »

Don't Let Cancer Immunotherapy Hope Give Way To Hype

By Alaric DeArment From the Obama administration’s “Moonshot” initiative to Sean Parker’s $250 million funding pledge, cancer immunotherapy has become one of the hottest fields in medical research. In particular, it has generated tremendous excitement among physicians, patients, investors and journalists. So how can news media and the general public prevent hope [...]

Liberal Advocacy Group Comes Out Against Obama's Big Overtime Rule

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A network of left-leaning public-interest groups has come out in opposition to the Obama administration's new overtime rule, prompting charges of hypocrisy from progressives who back the rule. U.S. PIRG, a coalition of state nonprofits...Show More Summary

The embarrassing Republican arguments for saving AFFH

(Paul Mirengoff) Last week, 16 Republican Senators blocked Senator Mike Lee’s amendment to defund AFFH, the Obama administration regulation through which the left seeks to force high-density housing on unwilling cities and towns and to let federal bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic, and income balance of local communities. Show More Summary

Sanders says Puerto Rican rescue plan would make ‘a terrible situation even worse’

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico's $70 billion in debt. Continue reading ? The post Sanders says Puerto Rican rescue plan would make ‘a terrible situation even worse’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

"Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow students to request on religious grounds that their public schools provide a bathroom or other facility that bars transgender people."

"The bill appears to be one of the first state-level legislative actions to challenge the Obama administration’s directives, issued last week, that said students must be allowed to use the facilities that match the gender they identify as, even if that is different from their anatomical sex."

Sanders breaks with White House on Puerto Rican rescue plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico's $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make "a terrible...Show More Summary

In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam -- The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies. The White House unveiled the new arrangement on President Obama’s first visit […]

"Everything Is Plunging" - China Commodity Carnage Continues

Hot on the heels of Trumpian-size tariffs imposed by The Obama administration on a desperately glutted and mal-invested steel industry, the entire panic-buying "well the market is always right", "China is recovering" narrative based rally in Chinese commodities has crashed back down to earth with an incredible thud. Show More Summary

Proposal to Reduce Medicare Drug Payments Is Widely Criticized

Patients’ advocates have joined doctors and drug companies in warning that the Obama administration plan could jeopardize access to medications.

Krugman's Orwellian Language: Less Bargaining Power is More

(May 22, 2016 02:00 PM, by David Henderson) The other story was about a policy change achieved through executive action: The Obama administration issued new guidelines on overtime pay, which will benefit an estimated 12.5 million workers. What both stories tell us is that the Obama administration has... (1 COMMENTS)

Dave Dayen's "Chain of Title" Reminds Us: The Obama Administration Could Have Jailed Wall Street Criminals. It Simply Chose Not To.

Why didn't any high-level bankers go to jail over fraudulent business practices during the lead-up to and aftermath of the Great Recession? That's the question on the lips of...

This week in the war on workers: Who'll be getting overtime pay? Millennials, to start.

The effects of the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime eligibility will be felt far and wide. The Economic Policy Institute breaks it down. Increasing the threshold—from $23,660 to $47,476—under which salaried workers are automatically...Show More Summary

Transgender Americans See Their Personal Battle Become a National Showdown

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

As the issue of bathroom access grew, the Obama administration was heavily lobbied by rights groups, and resistance escalated in state legislatures and school districts.

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