President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he doesn’t use the term “radical Islam” when describing U.S. counterterrorism operations because it is a “political distraction” that would make no difference in the fight. “If we fall into the trap of painting all Muslims as a broad brush, and imply that we are at war with the entire religion, then we are doing the terrorists’ work for them,” he said.
His comments came after a meeting with his National...Read more
“I’m the type of person you said should be a Trump supporter...” Congratulations on winning the nomination of the Republican Party. I’ve seen that you are now moving towards courting voters for the November election and I just wanted to write to let you know why you won’t be getting my vote.
First, a word about me. I’m an entrepreneur who regularly works on a number of veteran employment initiatives. I’m a Marine veteran and Purple...Read more
Hillary Clinton has secured the 2,383 delegates required to win the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman ever to become a major party's standard-bearer.
According to the Associated Press, Clinton has nowgarnered enough support from pledged delegates and superdelegates — party elites who can pick any candidate of their choosing — to defeat challenger Bernie Sanders.
Clinton's triumph comes one day before primary contests in New Jersey, where she leads Sanders by double digits, and California, where polls...Read more
All that outrage over Trump’s statements? Eh, never mind. Donald Trump has made at least one valuable contribution to the political debate: He has exposed Paul Ryan as America’s most overrated elected official. Within the political establishment, particularly its conservative elements, Ryan has a reputation as a man of character and substance. It’s been that way ever since Republicans took over the House in 2010, and Ryan, as chairman of the Budget Committee, began proposing ambitious fiscal policy changes including dramatic, politically risky cuts to Medicare...Read more
Many including me have consistently given Bernie Sanders the credit for fighting for what he believes in and suggesting he should decide on his own when to leave the race. We gave him credit for beginning his campaign with grace and purpose as I did in a recent column. Unfortunately he is choosing to end it as a boor more concerned with boosting his own ego than with moving forward the issues he espoused.
Presidential primaries are...Read more
The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure.
The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers.
The administration will accomplish that by raising what’s known as the overtime salary threshold. Nearly all workers earning salaries beneath that threshold are entitled to time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than...Read more
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Donald Trump may think Planned Parenthood does “good work,” but its members have few nice things to say about the presumptive GOP frontrunner in return. “Asshole,” “racist,” “chauvinist,” “dangerous,” “unqualified” and “pendejo“ were all words Planned Parenthood volunteers used when asked to share their thoughts about Trump. One woman said she thought a fart noise would be more appropriate than an actual word.
Nearly 1,000 of Planned Parenthood’s most active volunteers gathered in...Read more