Barack Obama

This Week In Techdirt History: January 12th - 18th

Five Years Ago This week in 2015, New York's top prosecutor was jumping into the war on smartphone encryption alongside UK Prime Minister David Cameron who appeared to express a desire to undermine all encryption, while President Obama announced a...
Related topics: United Kingdom, David Cameron

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Extolling Trolling

A minor blog post over at Redstate caught my eye via Memeorandum. It is a post praising the timing of the Trump administration’s rollback of Michele Obama’s initiative to make school lunches healthier: Pro Level Trolling: Trump Admin...

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Mib: Safi Bahcall, Loonshots

This week, we speak with Safi Bahcall, member of President Obama’s council of science advisors, and author of the book, “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.” In 2008, he was named...

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Ex-obama Photographer Mocks Trump

Former White House photographer Pete Souza posts an old photo of Barack Obama in a grocery store with the caption: “POTUS with a peach as opposed to an impeached POTUS.”
Related topics: Photography, White House, Usa Photos

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‘clever’: Biden Plays The Obama Card

Barack Obama hasn’t endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden. But you wouldn’t know that from watching Biden’s newest campaign ad. “We all know that on its own, his work does not capture the full measure of Joe Biden,” Obama says in...
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The Great College Scam: For-profit, Nonprofit, And Public

I believe that one of the best policies of President Barack Obama's administration was his Education Department's "gainful employment" rule. This rule cut off the student loan spigot for for-profit colleges that fail to prepare their students for...

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Some Say America Has Too Many Aircraft Carriers, But The Navy Fears A Shortage

David Axe Security, Seriously. Key point: When the Obama administration in 2014 proposed prematurely to retire Truman's sister ship USS George Washington, Congress overrode the decision and added billions of dollars to the Navy's budget to keep...

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Obama Announces Modest Changes To Nsa Collection

Under pressure by last year's classified leaks of U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled new guidance for intelligence-gathering and reforms intended to balance what he called the nation's vital security needs with...
Related topics: NSA

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‘don’t Underestimate Joe’s Ability To F*ck Things Up,’ Barack Obama Reportedly Warned About...

“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” former President Barack Obama reportedly told Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden when the two discussed the 2020 race. Apparently skeptical of Biden’s...
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Reminder: Complete List Of Journalists And Trump Allies Targeted By Obama's Ukraine Ambassador

By Debra HeineOusted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to monitor prominent conservative figures, journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump, conservative...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Ukraine

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More Pizza And Fries? Usda Proposes To 'simplify' Obama-era School Lunch Rules

The USDA proposed new rules to give school food administrators more flexibility and cut food waste. But critics argue the changes could pave the way for more pizza, burgers and French fries.(Image credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images)

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6 Key Points From Report To Secret Court On Fbi Spying

A former Obama administration lawyer who long defended investigating President Donald Trump’s Russian ties and spying on a campaign aide concludes in a new report that the FBI’s proposed reforms are “insufficient” to prevent abuses from...
Related topics: FBI, Donald Trump

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States With The Best And Worst Schools

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, implemented during the Obama administration, established a uniform set of expectations for American public school students from kindergarten through 12th...

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Will Lead Friday Prayers For The First Time In Eight Years. He Is Unlikely...

The last time Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke at prayers, Iran was facing down sanctions from the Obama administration.
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Ray Lahood Won’t Vote For Trump

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (R), who served under President Obama, told the Springfield State Journal-Register he did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and will “absolutely not” vote for him in 2020. He also said he backs...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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Wayne Allyn Root: A Challenge To Former President Barack Obama

By Wayne Allyn Root Something remarkable just happened. The Houston Astros were punished in a severe way for cheating to win the 2017 World Series. Major League Baseball suspended the manager and GM of the Astros for a year. They took away the...
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Flashback: Gao Found Barack Obama Broke The Law In 2014 And Put Us Lives In Danger – But No Calls...

Speaker Pelosi switched tactics once again this morning. Democrats now want to impeach President Trump for not giving tax-payer dollars to the corrupt Ukrainian government fast enough. Pelosi made the announcement on Thursday morning during her...
Related topics: Taxes

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For 420 Straight Months, Earth Has Been...blazin'

The last time Earth had a month of normal temperatures — compared to the 20th century — was in February 1985. Lebron James was a crawling infant, just over a month old. Barack Obama was 24. Billie Eilish wouldn’t be born for...

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Hope And $5 Million In Change: Nike Donation Supports Obama's Chicago Library

In a meeting of "Hope and Change" and the Swoosh, Nike announced a $5 million donation to an athletic facility at the Obama Foundation's planned presidential center in Chicago. Nike's latest progressive effort aims to help create...

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Andrea Mitchell Spins For Obama On Iran: Droning Now Different Than Droning Then!

One thing historians will say about President Obama was that he had an affinity for drone warfare for the purposes of taking out terrorists. In that respect President Trump was doing the same thing when he ordered that Qasem Soleimani be taken out,...
Related topics: Iran, Drones, Terrorism

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