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Power isn't the only Obama administration official to remark on Trump's handling of Syria. Former President Barack Obama's National Security Council spokesman admitted Trump "was handed a mess" with Syria, but added Trump still hasn't curbed the brutality of Assad's regime. Tommy Vietor tweeted ... Trump administration strategy
During the Obama administration, Homan had won the highest civil service award after effectively enforcing the more limited deportation priorities that Trump rose to power attacking. But Kelly appeared to know something that had long been clear to many of Homan's colleagues: Homan did not like that ...

Former President Obama and his supporters keep promoting a ridiculous false narrative that his administration was scandal-free. In response to those who believe this fairy tale, I would ask them to Google any of the following: Obama stimulus waste, Operation Fast and Furious, Eric Holder contempt ...
While former President Barack Obama's administration continuously rejected lethal weapons exports after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014, Trump is said to have personally approved the policy. Whether he told his staff to downplay the decision is immaterial. In fact, Trump has gone even further, ...
In 2010, the Obama administration took over financial aid for college education and rolled it into Obama's health care bill. This made financial aid incredibly easy for students to acquire. These students jumped on the student loans, but are now finding themselves trapped under a mountain of debt. ...
Instead, the Obama administration kicked the decision to Congress. While a deal was made to remove some chemical weapons from Syria, no military strikes were ever taken. Philip Gordon was working at the Obama White House then as the National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East ... chemical
Noel King and Quil Lawrence talk to David Shulkin, who the president fired as Veterans Affairs secretary. Trump wants him replaced with Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is the president's physician. NOEL KING, HOST: Once a favorite Cabinet member of President Trump's, Veterans Affairs ...
Although the Obama administration did sometimes target Afghan Taliban and Haqqani militants in Pakistan, the strikes were not designed to wipe out the insurgency's havens in Pakistan, former intelligence and Defense Department officials said. The drone air war in Pakistan began in 2004 under Bush as ...
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2018) – Melissa Rogers, J.D., nonresident senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, will be the guest speaker at the Spring 2018 Hugh and Beverly Wamble Endowed Lecture of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies at Baylor. Rogers will present ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to declare that the Obama administration's fuel efficiency rules for cars are too strict, two people familiar with the matter said. The determination, due to be proposed this week, would side with the argument automakers have been making for years.
Trump blamed the legalization of bump stocks on the Obama administration. ADVERTISEMENT. "Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices ...
ED MEIER: That inspired me to go into public service both in the Obama administration and here in Dallas. And Dad taught me that every family, rich or poor, deserves good health care. In Congress, I'll oppose Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare and fight to cover everyone by passing universal health care.
President Donald Trump's administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under Trump. This is not one of Trump's idiosyncrasies, though.
... the sixth-largest school system in the country and home to Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where last month's school shooting took place, was one of the first to embrace what's known as "restorative justice" discipline programs and quickly became one of the Obama administration's ...
But over the past year, the ATF has been moving in the opposite direction, delaying new gun-safety rules developed under the Obama administration. As part of Trump's government-wide push for deregulation, the ATF has stalled a number of gun regulations that had been moving forward under Obama, ...
Barack Obama leaves the the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center after speaking at a sports analytics conference on Feb. 23. By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist March 06, 2018. As it turned out, Barack Obama's super-secret speech at MIT last month — the one that was so far off the record that no one was permitted to ...

... John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE for accusing the Obama administration of investigating his campaign in an effort to ...
Washington (CNN) Former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on Sunday defended the Obama administration's response to suspected Russian interference in the 2016 election, blaming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for what he called a "dramatically watered down" joint statement on ...
“Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November?” Trump wrote on Twitter, leveling allegations that dispute previously reported details. “Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented.
The deep and intertwined extent to which loyalists of Bill and Hillary Clinton were immediately inserted into the Obama administration after the 2008 presidential election has never been fully exposed or adequately explained. Considering that Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton during a well-managed ...
"If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of investigation?" Trump tweeted last week, raising the disturbing notion of prosecuting a predecessor's administration for unnamed (and, almost certainly, imaginary) crimes.
The Obama administration agreed that America would benefit if the federal statutory rate were reduced, saying that a reduction would be "as close to a free lunch as tax reformers will ever get." But they were not enough interested in corporate tax reform to reach a deal with Congress, so the long-overdue ...
Krasner Names Ex-Obama Administration Official to Steer Juvenile Justice. Robert L. Listenbee, who spent four years as the administrator of the DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, has joined the office as "second" first assistant, DA Larry Krasner announced Wednesday. By Max ...
In a recent phone call, Richman said Trump should release all the documents regarding the Obama administration's payment of Iran's claim, including the computation of the amount of interest allegedly owed, the amount of the U.S. counterclaim not used as an offset, the amount of the court judgments ...
The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have interviewed numerous Obama administration officials about the election meddling, though those efforts focus on reviewing the intelligence community's assessment of Russian election interference and preventing future Russian attempts — and not ...
Fox News host Sean Hannity railed against the Obama administration on Friday after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team charged Russians with election interference efforts going back to ...
Kerry was referring to Bashar al-Assad's declared stockpiles of chemical weapons which, under a 2013 deal struck by the Obama administration following a sarin nerve gas attack that brought the U.S. to the brink of striking Syrian government forces, were dismantled and shipped out of the country. But ...
Kellogg School of Management will host a panel with former officials from former President Barack Obama's administration to discuss the forces shaping the nation's executive branch, according to a Monday news release. The panel will include Obama's deputy assistant Roy. L. Austin, former Vice ...
WALLACE: Let me pick up on that because you say that the real scandal here is the effort by the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration to try to sabotage candidate Trump and now President Trump. LIMBAUGH: Oh, there's no question about it. And if you look at this indictment -- and I've had ...
Sessions: FISA Abuse in Obama Administration "Will Be Investigated. ... Jeff Sessions, in an interview with FOX News Channel's 'Sunday Morning Futures' with Maria Bartiromo, promised that there would be an investigation into alleged FISA abuse by the Obama administration during the 2016 election.
... strengthen gun restrictions under the Obama administration, accusing them of using the issue as a political talking point. "Just like they don't want to solve the DACA problem, why didn't the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration.
Fox News host Sean Hannity railed against the Obama administration on Friday after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team charged Russians with election interference efforts going back to ...
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Here's the bottom line. The Trump campaign did not know about Russian interference in the US election, but the Obama administration certainly did, and may have in fact enabled it. Given that we already know Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC paid for that fake Russian ...
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's muted response to the 2014 Sony hack may have laid the groundwork for Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections, a top Democrat argued Friday. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the previous administration ...
The Trump Administration aims to undo the strict regulations from the Obama Administration. The new revisions allow low-fat flavored milk back into schools so that now, students may have one-percent fat chocolate milk in addition to the fat-free chocolate milk required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation. Interior had previously announced it was delaying the Obama-era rule until January 2019, arguing that it was overly ...
As part of their investigation into alleged misconduct at the FBI and the top ranks of the Obama administration, Grassley and Graham asked Rice a number of questions related to Rice's knowledge of the FBI's Russia investigation; her knowledge of the October 2016 FISA application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser ...
President Barack Obama talks with his national security adviser, Susan Rice, aboard Marine One en route to Stonehenge in England following the NATO Summit in Wales on Sept. 5, 2014. The Obama administration's use of surveillance has come under scrutiny since he left office. (Photo: Pete Souza/Zuma ...
The 2015 rule from the Obama administration asserted federal authority under the Clean Water Act over small waterways like wetlands and streams, in order to ensure federal government protections from pollution or other harms. Republicans and industries like agriculture and developers ardently oppose ...
Within days of the Donald Trump White House stripping Obama administration regulations from the Clean Water Act last week, an unusually large coalition of Southeast environmental groups has gone to federal court to stop it. The outcome could affect pollution protections in the rivers, streams and lakes ...
For the next year, the U.S. provided logistical support to the Saudi effort in Yemen, despite the Obama administration's very public concerns about the large ... Chris Murphy recently told the New Yorker, “The Obama Administration was legitimately worried that a major fissure between the United States and ...
That was false. Assad continued to use chemical weapons against his own people. According to former Obama administration officials, Obama's failure to punish Assad and enforce prohibitions on chemical weapons was directly due to his administration's desire to assuage Russia, Syria's—and Iran's—ally.
In addition to opening the office, the Obama administration sought permanent efforts to close the gap in access to such services, such as through a presidential memorandum that established the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR). The ATJ supported and staffed LAIR as it worked to ...
The Interior Department has apologized after an official incorrectly blamed the Obama administration for blocking approval of two coal mines. Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt wrote a Jan. 28 opinion piece in the Grand Junction, Colo., Daily Sentinel, his hometown paper, lauding the Trump ...
The Obama administration politicized everything it touched, from the Internal Revenue Service to the DOJ to the National Security Council—agencies that are supposed to be above partisan politics. Under Obama, they were all put in service of nakedly political aims, often in ways that drew censure from the ...
An expose in Politico by Josh Meyer entitled “The secret backstory of how the Obama administration let Hezbollah off the hook” makes a damning charge: “In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug ...
At least one person in the Obama administration clapped back on the fact that ole hypocrisy personified seemed to have no problem with Air Force One these days. Advertisement. Former senior adviser to President Obama Eric Schultz said if his boss would have even attempted that crap, “we would have ...
The decision in May to withdraw the Obama administration's proposal to block Pebble was one of a series of related rollbacks by Trump's EPA. The Obama EPA in 2014 proposed to block the southwest Alaska project under the Clean Water Act, despite Pebble not having submitted a plan or an application.


 

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