How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy

From dropping protections for transgender students to fostering a friendlier climate for for-profit colleges, DeVos has made an immediate mark. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she’s made little […]

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There’s A Potential Crack In Trump’s Base: Supporters Who Once Voted For Obama

Very few Americans outright regret their votes in last year’s election. But such regrets, new data reveals, are highest among voters who may now make up the most tenuous part of the base that swept Donald Trump into office: those who supported Barack Obama in 2012. “I’m off that boat,” said Hildegarde Evans, a registered Democrat from Sacramento, California, who supported Obama in 2012. She says she […]

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Democrats long for Obama’s return

He’s been out of office for nearly eight months, but former President Barack Obama remains the Democratic Party’s best weapon for 2018. Democrats are already nostalgic for Obama as they battle against President Trump’s agenda. When he talks, they listen, as evidenced this week by a tweet from Obama about Charlottesville that became the most popular in the history of […]

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Trump Blames Obama for Russia, Once Again

President Donald Trump kicked off the workweek by pointing fingers at former President Barack Obama for a foreign nation’s intrusion in the 2016 U.S. election, using a series of tweeted statements to place blame on his predecessor.The president apparently was harping on a blockbuster Washington Post article from last week that took readers behind the scenes of the Obama White […]

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Trump and Democrats blame Obama over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump and senior Democrats joined in blaming Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia had meddled in the election. He has previously decried multiple investigations into alleged collusion between his officials and Russia as a “witch hunt.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as […]

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President […]

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Obama says climate decision rejects the future

3:45 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says the Trump administration is joining “a small handful of nations that reject the future” by withdrawing from the Paris climate change pact. Obama is defending the deal that his administration painstakingly negotiated. He says the countries that stay in the Paris deal will “reap the benefits in “jobs and industries created.” He says […]

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