Obama Administration

Sessions Attacks Obama "Legacy": Rolls Back Relaxed Sentencing Guidelines For Drug Dealers

After 8 years of the Obama administration relaxing sentencing guidelines for drug dealers, you know because it's just racist to jail drug dealers moving cocaine by the kilo, and releasing hundreds of hardened criminals from federal prisons around the country, Jeff Sessions has taken it upon himself to undo yet another component of Obama's "legacy."

Trump Named As "Risk Factor" In Company Filings 3x More Than Obama

According to the research firm Sentieo, which spent hours and hours of time scouring the "Risk Factor" sections of 10-Ks and 10-Qs, Trump has been about 3x more likely to be cited by a publicly traded company in the U.S. as a "Risk Factor" in his first 100 days in office than was Obama.

McCain Leads Senate Mutiny As Three Republicans Join Dems To Reject Obama Drilling Rule Repeal

In a mini "mutiny" inside the Senate, moments ago three republicans joined with Senate Democrats to reject overturning an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling, also known as H.J. Res. 36. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management rule, short of the 51 majority needed to advance the measu

Frontrunning: May 10

  • Trump fires FBI chief Comey, setting off political storm (Reuters)
  • Comey Firing Upends Russia Probes (WSJ)
  • White House Says Decision Stemmed From Comey’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe (WSJ)
  • Comey Ouster Threatens to Backfire on Troubled Trump White House (BBG)
  • Comey’s Deserved Dismissal (WSJ)

Yates / Clapper Hearing: Flynn In Deep Trouble But Still "No Evidence" Of Trump Collusion With Russia

After hours of testimony from former DNI Director Clapper and Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, it's fairly safe to say that General Michael Flynn did not fare well in today's testimony.  But despite Flynn's uncertain fate, team Trump can take some solace from Clapper's assertion that there is still "no evidence" of collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Angst In America - Turning Today's Millennials Into Tomorrow's Debt Serfs

"Being young and having no job remains stubbornly common... Like medieval serfs in pre-industrial Europe, America’s new generation, particularly in its alpha cities, seems increasingly destined to spend their lives paying off their overlords, and having little to show for it. "

Rand Paul: Obama Spied On Me Using NSA Intercepts

"An anonymous source recently alleged to me that my name, as well as the names of other Members of Congress, were unmasked, queried or both, in intelligence reports of intercepts during the prior administration,"

Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Flynn: NBC

With just hours ahead of Sally Yates first public testimony, NBC reports that Obama warned President Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, a key catalyst in the series of events that led to Yates' termination.

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

What the majority of Americans are conditioned to think they know about their past (and that of many other peoples) is myth, and too often, sheer illusion. Misdirection and manipulation about proclaimed threats from abroad since 1945 has led directly into wars and unjust armed interventions and coups in many other nations. The results are always tragic on a colossal scale.

News Organization Asks Trump To Declassify Obama's "Unmasking" Requests On Political Opponents

“The law makes President Trump the ultimate declassifying authority, and we believe the president can answer many troubling questions by declassifying this information, including how often First Amendment protected professionals had their privacy impacted by NSA intercepts and why some of Trump’s own aides were unmasked in NSA data by the prior White House."