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Morning Wrap: Flint Water Suits Rise | Sotomayor, the Trial Judge

Lawsuits from victims of the Flint water crisis continue to rise. Justice Sonia Sotomayor at NYU talks juries, post-SCOTUS plans. A federal judge throws out a Texas suit that attempted to block the Obama administration's resettlement of Syrian refugees. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal...Show More Summary

CAA Signs Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Before stepping down at the end of 2015, Duncan was one of the Obama administration’s longest-serving cabinet members. read more

White House proposes millions for big water innovations

The Obama administration's new budget proposal would encourage smarter water use and monitoring.

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiative of the Obama administration is called the "moonshot." But it's neither the equivalent...Show More Summary

The White House Plans for Zika

The Obama administration wants Congress to quickly approve more $1.8 billion in funding to fight the virus, as crucial research into vaccines is already under way.

Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact: minister

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations.

The White House Tries To Get Tough With Dodgy Colleges

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The Obama administration will create a new enforcement unit within the Department of Education to crack down on colleges suspected of fraud, acting Secretary John King Jr. announced with great fanfare on Monday. But student loan borrowers shouldn't rejoice just yet. Show More Summary

U.S. faces shortcomings in global, anti-ISIS coalition

WASHINGTON — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses. Show More Summary

Lifting the Burdens From Struggling Families

Just today, the Obama Administration announced the President's intention to seek $11 billion to address family homelessness. This level of federal investment would lay a solid foundation for ending homelessness for our nation's families. Show More Summary

How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

Tristan R. Brown, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Falling gasoline prices have sparked a comeback among gas guzzlers, and the Obama administration wants to stop it in its tracks. The White House last week proposed making crude oil more expensive by imposing a new tax of US$10 a barrel. Show More Summary

Obama Ordered Agents to Delete Records of Muslims With Terror Ties, Whistleblower Claims

A former Department of Homeland Security employee accused the Obama administration of forcing him to scrub records from the agency's counterterror databases that detail Muslims with connections to terrorist groups that could have prevented deadly terror attacks on American soil.

The Feministing Five: Swapna Reddy

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment of Central American immigrants. Feministing, along with many others, endorsed the letter, so we were especially keen to learn more about […]

White House Wants $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika 

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The White House is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously—but don’t worry, it’s not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak. Read more...

Truth Time for Obama: Defeat Daesh With Russia's Help or Try to Oust Assad

The Obama administration can no longer sit on two chairs when it comes to Syria: Washington will either have to join forces with Moscow and Damascus in their anti-Daesh efforts or will have to commit to ousting Bashar al-Assad, as Turkey and Saudi Arabia have long advocated, editor and critic Patrick Smith wrote for The Fiscal Times.

Obama to ask Congress for $1.8 billion to combat Zika virus

  The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion to respond to the Zika virus abroad and prepare for it at home, the administration said Monday. "We must work aggressively to investigate these outbreaks, and mitigate, to the best extent possible, the spread of the virus," the administration said in a statement. Although the […]

Unemployment Insurance – Another Good Crisis

Despite the lies predicated by the Obama administration regarding an improving economy, many experts are growing increasingly concerned that we may be headed for another recession. Because of this, states

What the Washington Post gets wrong about Southeast Asia

The Washington Post editorial board, which has long argued for a vocal and uncompromising emphasis on democracy promotion in American foreign policy, has published an editorial criticizing the Obama Administration's decision to hostShow More Summary

Ten Priorities for a Green Budget

On Tuesday, February 9, the Obama administration will present its last budget to Congress. With most of his signature environmental initiatives accomplished, and Congress unlikely to adopt any pro-active environmental laws he proposes,...Show More Summary

Obama Eager to Slow Russian Campaign in Syria 'By Any Means Possible'

Washington's true intentions with regard to Syria have long been a hot topic, with many saying that the Obama administration is still determined to pursue a regime change in the war-torn Arab country despite the fact that it has toned down its "Assad must go" rhetoric.

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