Tag: Barack Obama

Progressives Should Be Pleased By What Bernie Sanders Has Done So...

Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.

Anti-Common Core Fury Rages As Latest Exams Administered Across New York

“Essentially nothing has changed except the perception that Cuomo has brought about real change.”

Cuomo Signs New York $15 Minimum Wage Bill

The legislation calls for Nassau and Suffolk counties to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour by the end of 2016, followed by a $1 bump in pay each year until the $15 cap is reached by 2021. New York City businesses would raise their hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2018.

President Obama Picks ‘Centrist’ Judge To Fill Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Judge Merrick Garland has won bipartisan praise in the past but that might not even merit him a Senate confirmation hearing this presidential election year. The 63-year-old Chicagoan—as both he and President Barack Obama pointed out—is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which Obama said is often regarded as “The Second-Highest Court In The Land.” Legal observers have called Garland a "centrist" and a "moderate" jurist.

Pentagon Releases 198 Photos of Alleged Detainee Abuse From War on...

What occurred while the detainees were in military custody when President George W. Bush launched the War on Terror is not fully known. But the ACLU says some of the photos yet to see the light of day depict an elderly Iraqi woman’s alleged sexual abuse, a teenager’s mock execution, and the fatal shooting of an Iraqi farmer by a US soldier. While the free-speech organization hasn’t seen the photos, the incidents they describe are detailed in military documents. According to reports, the Pentagon said 14 of the incidents have been substantiated.

In 1st Visit to US Mosque, Obama Calls Hateful Rhetoric ‘Inexcusable’

The president said the far majority of Muslims around the world are peace-loving and blamed a small fraction for perverting a religion followed by 1.6 billion people worldwide in order to justify their violence and land grabs that have further destabilized regions in the Middle East and Africa.

LI Reps Split On EPA’s Efforts To Curb Carbon Emissions &...

"We have to capitalize on our potential to be a leader in the transition to a cleaner, greener economy."

Donald Trump Stomps on the Truth and His Supporters Love It

  Next Tuesday, thanks to the New York State Federation of Republican Women, a grassroots group based in Nassau, folks can listen to Dick Morris,...

Peter King: Obama’s Plan For Syrian Refugees Would Endanger Americans

More than 12 million Syrians have been displaced due to the ongoing civil war.

Biden Will Run For President, Says Top Dem LI Fundraiser Jon...

“When he does enter the race, it’ll be a game changer. It’s going to upend the whole campaign."
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