Tom Englehardt | (Tomdispatch.com) | – The Obama administration has adamantly refused to count. Not a body. In fact, for a long time, American officials associated with Washington’s drone assassination campaigns and…
By SAURABH JHA, MD Following the recession, the Obama administration sought shovel-ready projects. One unlikely shovel wielding aggregate demand was health information technology. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act passed in 2009 directed 5 % of the stimulus towards digitizing medical records. Show More Summary
Screen image from March 10, 2015 Despite exceeding the 100,000 signature minimum within the required thirty days, the Obama administration has yet to give an official response due a White House petition calling for prosecution under the Logan Act of … Continue reading ?
The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the Al Qaeda offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland. Amid rising concerns about the civilian death toll from the month-long bombing campaign, which […]
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama administration issued the final rules on oil trains Friday. The action by the Department of Transportation was spurred after several oil train derailments haveShow More Summary
Some commentators are praising Donald Verrilli's performance as the Obama administration's rep at the high court, but there are those who found him too low-key. read more
We hear stories in reaction to incurable 'superbug' bacterial infections like this story from Los Angeles and this one from Washington in the news constantly. The Obama administration has even released a five-year plan to combat theShow More Summary
While the Obama administration has focused on tax increases over the years, Canada has focused on tax cuts. The new Canadian budget, out a couple weeks ago, summarized some of the progress that they have made. The budget says, The government’s low-tax plan is also giving businesses strong incentives to invest in Canada. Show More Summary
Aaron David Miller: As the Obama administration looks more and more toward Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia will look beyond Barack Obama--hoping that the next president, regardless of party, will see Tehran in a different light.
Anyone fed up with the Obama administration’s funneling of the Pentagon’s hand-me-downs to local police department? Then you might just want to move to Montana, where lawmakers have just taken
Even if the Obama administration achieves its top foreign policy priority, it's going to have a brand new set of problems on its hands. The New York Times reports that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter held a closed-door meeting with Middle...Show More Summary
Since I've posted quite a few things skeptical of the trade agreements the Obama administration has been promoting, including an article of my own, it's fair to give the White House's response. However, the response is speaking in general about...
The Obama administration previously excused evidence of Iran cheating on the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) as merely a mistake by a low-level employee. Yesterday we learned: “Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel […]
The Obama Administration has released the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), which President Obama initiated in 2014. The report proposes policies and investments needed to modernize the U.S. energy system in order to spur economic...Show More Summary
On the heels of rioting over police violence in Baltimore, the Justice Department announced today that the Obama administration will be giving local police departments $20 million in grants to buy body cameras for their officers. Read more...
What is it with the Obama administration and Catholic nuns? — First they sue the Little Sisters of the Poor poverty nuns. Now this… The Obama State Department won’t allow a Dominican Sister from Iraq entry into the United States. … Continue reading ?
A bill that would allow Congress to review the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran has fallen victim to presidential politics, as a trio of Republican senators seeking the White House have seized on the debate as a messaging opportunity for their foreign policy agendas. Related: Iran...
The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The grants represent the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program...
The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East. One complaint is that the talks were not broad enough. They did not address Iran's malign intervention throughout the Middle East. These critics denounced Tehran's imperial ambitions. Show More Summary
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The grants represent the...Show More Summary