Category: Obama Administration

Obama administration releases historic guidance to educators on making schools safe & welcoming for transgender students

Obama administration releases historic guidance to educators on making schools safe & welcoming for transgender students

Today, The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a joint guidance to help provide educators the information they need to provide all students, including transgender students, a school environment that is safe and welcoming. The guidance is not legally binding but it makes clear that the Obama administration sees anti-transgender rules, regulations, and laws in violation of federal law […]

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Justice Department official: 3- and 4-year olds can represent themselves in immigration court

Justice Department official: 3- and 4-year olds can represent themselves in immigration court

I really hope that this article was in President Obama’s morning briefing because they have an employee in the U.S. Justice Department who needs to go. Like yesterday. This is outrageous: A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a […]

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GUEST POST: Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) State of the Union mystery (by Ed Schultz)

GUEST POST: Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) State of the Union mystery (by Ed Schultz)

The following guest post was written by Ed Schultz, the former host of “The Ed Show” on MSNBC and current host of “The Ed Schultz Show”. If implemented, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could undermine many of President Barack Obama’s landmark achievements and thus his legacy on jobs and economic recovery, health care access, financial reform – and close to Michigan’s […]

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Obama admin sends $5 million for #FlintWaterCrisis. Gov. Snyder says the actions he’s taken are “going beyond reason”.

Obama admin sends $5 million for #FlintWaterCrisis. Gov. Snyder says the actions he’s taken are “going beyond reason”.

NOTE: It’s fundraising week at Eclectablog. If you find value in what we do here, please consider making a donation to ensure that all our regular contributors can be paid for their creative work. Click HERE for details. Thanks so much. – Chris Following Gov. Rick Snyder’s tardy request for a federal declaration of a state of emergency in Flint […]

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President Obama smacks down Republican attempt to block new NLRB rule making it easier for workers to unionize

President Obama smacks down Republican attempt to block new NLRB rule making it easier for workers to unionize

Last December, the National Labor Relations Board issued a new rule to “modernize and streamline the process” of forming a union. The new rule: Provides for electronic filing and transmission of election petitions and other documents; Ensures that employees, employers and unions receive timely information they need to understand and participate in the representation case process; Eliminates or reduces unnecessary […]

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Obamacare success stories keep coming, with a rosy forecast for 2015

Obamacare success stories keep coming, with a rosy forecast for 2015

Karen is just one of 272,500 Michiganders who signed up for coverage through Healthcare.gov, where a strong finish to 2014 enrollment bodes well for next year. So much good news, it’s hard to know where to begin. On Thursday, Obama administration officials predicted health insurance premiums would be stable in 2015, thanks to a large and varied pool of insured […]

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If SCOTUS rules that corporations are religions, personal and patient rights will be in jeopardy

If SCOTUS rules that corporations are religions, personal and patient rights will be in jeopardy

Consider how Citizens United has amplified the power of corporate interests in elections. A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would do the same to religion. Hobby Lobby wants to have its cake and eat it, too. A for-profit corporation, Hobby Lobby also wants to have the rights of a religious organization when it comes to providing birth control coverage […]

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The 2014 State of the Union: Let’s make this a year of action

The 2014 State of the Union: Let’s make this a year of action

From my view inside the White House, I saw what every other American watching the President’s speech did: true leadership. I believe in the dream of America. I always have. So has President Obama, which is why he’s always had my support. In his 2014 State of the Union address, he made it clear that his optimism is unwavering. Despite […]

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Get the inside scoop from the 2014 State of the Union

Get the inside scoop from the 2014 State of the Union

I’ll be reporting live from the White House — and you can be there virtually, too. There aren’t many things more exciting than being invited to the White House. At least not to me. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn I’d been selected as one of the lucky social media users who will attend the #SOTUSocial […]

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The Obama administration in Detroit today, will announce $300 million in new investments

The Obama administration in Detroit today, will announce $300 million in new investments

The cavalry is coming! The cavalry is coming! [Image by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog] The Obama adminstration will be in Detroit today and bring with them $300 million in new federal and private investments, much of which is designed to eradicate blight and foster an environment of rehabilitation. The delegation is led by chief White House economic adviser, […]

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Reform now or live to regret it

Reform now or live to regret it

If you have nothing to hide, what’s with the pants? Oregon’s senior senator Ron Wyden has spent years trying to make Americans aware of the secret surveillance law being written by a secret court made up of judges all appointed by one man — Chief Justice John Roberts. Wyden along his colleague Mark Udall attempted to get Congress to make […]

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