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Obama: America needs to reckon with its history on voting rights

No president has done more to sow racial division than this one. America, unlike any European country, elected a minority to be its leader. And then he used the post not to bring us together, but to lecture us and divide us.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Obama called for the country to reckon with the history behind the restriction of voting rights, drawing a line between new laws that restrict the franchise to Jim Crow laws and slavery.

Obama said the United States is the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote. It’s something the country must reckon with now, he said.

“That dates back. There’s an ugly history to that, that we should not be shy about talking about,” he said.

Obama: No Contradiction in Handling of Manning, Russia

Remember, Manning was charged with crimes that could have given him the death penalty. The Washington Examiner reports. President Obama on Wednesday said his decision to commute the sentence of WikiLeaks leaker Chelsea Manning after sanctioning Russia for allegedly leaking information to the same government transparency group did not constitute hypocrisy, as some have charged.… Continue Reading

Obama Commute’s Sentence of Chelsea Manning

Well, we knew this was coming. I mean, Manning is just a traitor, what’s the bid deal, right? And anyway, with Hillary providing access to classified information to the maid, how seriously could President Obama take such things? From the Washington Examiner: President Obama on Tuesday commuted the remainder of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, ensuring the former… Continue Reading

House GOP Sets Congress on Path Toward Obamacare Repeal

What I love about this is that they are repealing Obamacare while Obama is still in office. It’s like amputating a leg without giving anesthesia. From the Washington Examiner: Congress has officially taken the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after the House voted to approve a budget resolution that directs committees to start… Continue Reading

Obamas’ Dog Bites Visitor

President Obama’s 4-year-old dog Sunny bit an 18-year-old female visiting the White House on Monday, leaving her requiring stitches, the Washington Examiner reported. TMZ reported the teen was trying to pet and kiss the Portuguese Water Dog when Sunny bit her on the face. The incident left a cut requiring stitches on the visitor’s right… Continue Reading

Cruz Wonders Where the Dems were When Obama Politicized DOJ

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, R, speaking during attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing on Tuesday, accused “the Democrats on this committee” of being “silent” when the Obama administration politicized the Department of Justice over the last eight years, according to the Washington Examiner. “When the Obama Justice Department sent millions of dollars of taxpayer… Continue Reading

White House: Obama Plans to Mostly Keep Quiet

I think he’s done. He’ll make sanctimonious comments and lecture a little hear and there, but he mostly wants to play golf and write a book. From the Washington Examiner: Despite publicly condemning Republicans at nearly every turn during the course of his eight years in office, Obama is hoping to play a more behind-the-scenes… Continue Reading

Obama to Plot with Dems on Ways to Maintain Obamacare

Republicans will have to take no prisoners. This is Obama’s legacy, and Dems will fight to preserve it. From the Washington Examiner: President Obama will meet with congressional Democrats next week to discuss efforts to preserve portions of his signature healthcare law despite the incoming administration’s promise to repeal it. House and Senate Democrats will… Continue Reading

Obama Going After Pizza!

Not going out for pizza. Going after pizza. According to the Washington Examiner. The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting a key ingredient for making pizza and bread in its latest last-minute regulation before President Obama steps down, The proposed regulation published Wednesday would make the emissions standards for industrial yeast makers much more strict. The… Continue Reading

Obama-Trump Bonhomie Starts to Go Out the Window

What began as a surprisingly cordial rapport between President-elect Trump and his Democratic predecessor has devolved into an occasionally bitter public feud over who should be calling the shots as President Obama prepares to cede his power to someone with a fundamentally different plan for the country. Although he has just three weeks left in… Continue Reading

Obama Declares More Land Off Limits

The Obama administration designated 1.6 million acres of Utah and Nevada as national monuments Wednesday, including one controversial area of Utah that is rankling congressional Republicans. The White House announced the 1.35 million-acre Bear Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument just outside of Las Vegas. The two desert… Continue Reading