Betty McCollum is apparently the first vote switching success the White House can claim as a result of its intense lobbying effort for authorization of the use of military force in Syria.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 5, 2013 6:22 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 25, 2013 12:23 pm|
During President Obama’s climate changes speech today he created what seemed to be a new standard for whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama said about the pipeline: Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest. And our national interest will [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 16, 2013 12:18 pm|
There has been a slow steady drip of indicators that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently there was Obama’s statements at a fundraiser and Biden claiming that he is “in the minority” in the administration who opposes the pipeline. Now the Huffington Post is reporting that Obama campaign spin-off Organizing for Action [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 2, 2013 7:46 am|
The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.” This whole fight started when back in 2011 the FDA, after extensive review, concluded that [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:24 am|
Unless we act now, whistleblower John Kiriakou will be the first and only person to go to prison in connection to CIA torture. Please donate $10+ to put this ad on YouTube and recruit supporters from across the country to call on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou. Why is the only American to go [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 19, 2012 7:31 am|
Even before Obama’s second term begins, he has rushed to break this campaign promise. Obama has pushed for a deficit deal that includes a switch to chained-CPI. Switching to a lower inflation measure would not only cut Social Security benefits, it would end up being a significant tax increase on the middle class by causing tax brackets to raise more slowly. While the tax increase would be very small at first, over the next decade it would mean the middle class will pay ten of billions more in taxes.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday December 19, 2012 6:58 am|
The President has been very forthcoming about the fact that cutting Social Security benefits is something he wants to do. When he said during the debate that he didn’t differ from Mitt Romney on entitlement reform, he meant it. It’s time for people to remove the rose-colored glasses and stop projecting their own feelings on to the man. It’s time to take him at his word.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 31, 2012 10:25 am|
It was first reported back in 2009 that the Obama administration cut a deal with the PhRMA to break specific campaign promises he made about health care reform in exchange for PhRMA spending money to politically support the bill. Thanks to some newly revealed emails via Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner we now have [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday May 4, 2012 11:01 am|
We had hundreds of people calling their representatives yesterday to ask if they would sign the letter to President Obama, telling him to issue an executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT activists lobbying on the Hill report that the DNC is actively discouraging the [...]
|By: Samantha Colon Friday April 27, 2012 2:33 pm|
Some people think that the push for the legalization of marijuana is backed mostly by marijuana smokers. This is because the mainstream media and the Obama Administration frame the discussion as a subculture issue (ex. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Sublime fans vs. “normal” people). Don’t be fooled. Legalization is not about a subculture, it [...]