Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic

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Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic

New York Times  
President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J.

What Obama Said to Putin on the Red Phone About the Election Hack

But Obama opted not to issue a warning that specific when he spoke to Putin about the hacking during a September meeting at the G-20 summit in China, said intelligence officials offering NBC News exclusive new details.

Bill Clinton, Who May Have Cost Hillary the Election, Passes the Buck to James Comey

Daily Beast
What was anything but usual was that the top prosecutor had just been sitting on a plane with Bill Clinton. And for Lynch now to announce that Hillary Clinton had been cleared would call into question the integrity of all involved, including Comey and

Liberals yearning for Obama to keep up Trump battle

Democrats anxious over the future of their party and despondent over Donald Trump’s victory are pushing for President Barack Obama to more actively wield his status as the liberal standard-bearer to counter Trump’s presidency. Obama’s remarks since the

Final Popular Vote Total Shows Hillary Clinton Won Almost 3 Million More Ballots Than Donald Trump

Huffington Post  
Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232 on Election Day, securing him a comfortable victory last month. Although many of Trump’s opponents had spent the past few weeks trying to figure out how they could deny the real estate mogul a path to the …

Trump Is Going After Health Care. Will Democrats Push Back?

New York Times  
Donald J. Trump won the Electoral College, and Republicans maintained congressional majorities, because of overwhelming victories in small cities, outer suburbs and rural counties.

Trump posse browbeats Hill Republicans

Some of Donald Trump’s proposals, the Texas Republican cautioned, “are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies,” though he quickly added that there was plenty the incoming president and GOP Congress could accomplish together

Dear Obama: progressives share what they want done before president leaves

The Guardian  
Barack Obama has less than one month left in the White House, and progressive activists are hoping he makes the most of it.

Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

Washington Free Beacon
A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers

Mitch McConnell Rejects Growing Calls For Select Panel On Russia Hacks

Huffington Post  
The chairman notably made no mention of the more recent intelligence assessments that reportedly found Russian hacking efforts were aimed at boosting President-elect Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has

Obama’s ‘safe space’ hypocrisy

New York Post  
Like a college student quivering at the thought of a conservative speaker having a platform on campus, the president dismisses any other political perspective as outside the realm of normal discourse.

Split decision: Americans assess Obama’s legacy

On one thing there is agreement across partisan lines: Six in 10 predict incoming president Donald Trump will significantly dismantle Obama’s legacy. Three-fourths of Democrats call that a bad thing; three-fourths of Republicans call it a good one.

Sources: Obama hurries to shrink Guantanamo ahead of Trump

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama, in his final month in office, is moving to leave as few prisoners in Guantanamo Bay as possible, notifying Congress that the administration intends to transfer out some of the detainees before Donald Trump is …

Michelle Obama Lit Up The Year 2016

Huffington Post  
A formidable campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton, Obama gave one of the most emotional and powerful speeches of the 2016 election at the Democratic National Convention in July. She asked Americans whom they wanted as a role model for their children …

The 2016 Election Ended With the Dashed Hopes and Incompetence of Liberals. How Perfect.

Slate Magazine  
Few people in the galaxy aren’t in need of a nice, long holiday after the deaths, the elections, and the deaths by election that have characterized 2016. … Democrats need to close the books on 2016 without somehow losing a thumb in the process

White House Staff Pranks President Obama With Creepy Snowmen

Huffington Post  
The White House staff used that information to play a devilish prank on the president last week. A few weeks ago, Obama admitted to People magazine that he’s not a fan of the decorative snowmen set up in the White House during the holiday season.

Limbaugh: Obama will create ‘unrest’ every time Trump acts

The Hill  
Obama is going to call [NBC’s] Chuck Todd – take his pick – [CNN’s] John King, [CNN’s] Wolf Blitzer … and they will not be able to wait,” Limbaugh said on his Tuesday program.

Election hacking shouldn’t surprise you, Obama’s former tech chief says

Chicago Tribune  
Political campaigns could be as vulnerable as businesses when it comes to hacking, says Harper Reed ⇒, who was the chief technology officer of Barack Obama‘s 2012 campaign. In a February 2013 TED talk, delivered live at the Long Beach Performing Arts …

Russia’s View of the Election Hacks: Denials, Amusement, Comeuppance

The New Yorker
By now, the basic facts of the case appear largely settled: hackers working in coördination with—or on direct orders from—Vladimir Putin’s government broke into the e-mail accounts of the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, Hillary

The Subpoena That Rocked The Election Is Legal Garbage, Experts Say

Huffington Post
The warrant connected to the FBI search that Hillary Clinton says cost her the election shouldn’t have been granted, legal experts who reviewed the document released on Tuesday told The Huffington Post.

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