Was Barack Obama Bad for Democrats?

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Was Barack Obama Bad for Democrats?

New York Times
President Obama will be remembered as a thoughtful and dignified president who led a scrupulously honest administration that achieved major changes.

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, Paying For A Replacement Could Be Tough

Leading Republicans in Congress have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement won’t hurt those now receiving benefits.

Trump Pressures Obama Over UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements

New York Times
JERUSALEM – President-elect Donald J. Trump thrust himself into one of the world’s most polarizing debates on Thursday by pressuring President Obama to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leader’s most direct

How Much Did Wikileaks Hurt Hillary Clinton?

How did Hillary Clinton blow a 7-percentage-point lead over Donald Trump in the final month of the campaign? Much of the post-election analysis has revolved around FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress on Oct. 28. Less attention was spent on

The troubling legacy of Obama’s drone campaign

The expansive interpretation of legal authority and strong defences of secrecy wielded by a president who at least understood the risks and downsides of drone warfare will now be available to an administration that sees the world in black-and-white

Biden: Clinton never figured out why she was running

Washington (CNN) Hillary Clinton felt compelled to run for president despite lacking a clear campaign vision, Vice President Joe Biden argued in an interview published Thursday. “I don’t think she ever really figured it out,” Biden told the Los Angeles

Obama ends registry targeting immigrant men, mostly Muslim

CBS News
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government.

New push to rename LA freeway after Barack Obama

Los Angeles Times
The roughly three-year stay in the area was enough for Portantino, who represents California’s 25th Senate District, to move forward with a dedication to the departing 44th president. “California has a long history of designating our freeways as

Obama’s Midnight Regulation Express

Wall Street Journal
The president’s response? To shove more of that agenda down the nation’s gullet. Notice the growing and many ugly ways the Obama administration is actively working to undermine a Donald Trump presidency. Unnamed administration sources whisper stories

Senate’s random disclosure rules stoke Trump Cabinet clash

The top Democrats on 16 Senate panels insisted Thursday that no senior nominee should proceed to a committee vote without providing financial disclosures and ethics agreements, a signal of bitter fights to come as the minority tries to gain leverage

Honor and Effort: What President Obama Achieved in Eight Years

Taking office in the midst of an economic meltdown, Obama seized on the massive federal response to make record investments in education initiatives, environmental research, industrial modernization and, most famously, health-care reform

Putin says Democrats wrongly trying to blame others for defeat

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the U.S. Democratic Party was wrongly trying to blame its electoral defeat to Donald Trump on external factors.

Crew of Air Force One Refuses to Fly Obama 6000 Miles ‘Just to Play Golf’ : snopes.com

Obama was set to leave Hawaii tomorrow, just for the day, to meet with a pal 6000 miles away for a round of golf. The Captain of the President’s plane told him that unless it was official business from the office of the President, he wasn’t obligated

How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start.

A Christmas wish for disconsolate Democrats

Washington Times
My one wish this Christmas season is that Democrats can find peace, move on – and finally accept the election results.

Obama planning farewell speech in Chicago next month

Obama’s remarks are expected to include a thank you to Chicago and the state of Illinois for launching his political career, one that began as a state senator and then a U.S.

Hillary Still Losing Voters–Even After Election Day

Breitbart News
“It astounds me that the press still doesn’t get it, that my party (Democrats) are blaming everyone but themselves for a poor message, poor messenger and the responsibility she bears for placing her email security in jeopardy… it’s not Comey’s fault

Team Hillary lands on ‘least influential’ list after election debacle

New York Post
“When you lose an election to Donald Trump, you belong on this list,” GQ writer Drew Magary said Clinton. “How do you f— that up?

Carter is only former president to RSVP for Trump’s inauguration

One month out, Jimmy Carter is the only former president to RSVP to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, while Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are putting off their decision until the new year.

Republicans accuse Dems of ‘hypocrisy’ after ‘bathroom bill’ repeal falls apart

Fox News
North Carolina Republican leaders are blasting their Democratic colleagues after a supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal the state’s “bathroom bill” limiting LGBT protections collapsed Wednesday night, with every Senate Democrat balking in the end. Both

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