• Supreme Court signals it won’t consider Obamacare challenge before election

    The Supreme Court is unlikely to consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act before the 2020 presidential election after denying a request Tuesday from supporters of the law to fast-track consideration of the case. The ruling sets aside the potential for another major shift in the political landscape prior to the election on an issue that […]

  • Biden would nominate Obama to Supreme Court ‘if he’d take it’

    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said that, if elected, he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the highest court — if Obama would accept it. During an event in Washington, Iowa, over the weekend, Biden was asked if he would nominate Obama, his former boss, to the Supreme Court. “If […]

  • Angry Greta Thunberg tells global leaders she ‘will never forgive’ them for failing on climate change

    Greta Thunberg doesn’t mince words. Not even when addressing the world’s most powerful people. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” the Swedish climate activist told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. “How dare you?” Speaking during the UN Climate Action […]

  • California Legislature OKs Health Insurance Mandate

    The California Legislature has voted to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama’s health care law that has been eliminated nationwide by Republicans in Congress. The state Assembly and Senate approved the tax on Monday, sending it to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. Newsom […]

  • Free Music Festival for Obama Boulevard Street Naming to be Held in LA

    A May 4 ceremony to rename a South Los Angeles street in honor of former President Barack Obama will coincide with a daylong music and street festival featuring musical guests Doug E. Fresh, Yo-Yo, BJ the Chicago Kid, Battlecat and Kurrupt, city officials announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted last August to […]

  • Obama and Biden are on mission to win back swing state voters

    On the eve of an election most in his party felt was all but won, Joe Biden couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that something was wrong. And a crowd in the mood to celebrate instead got something of a premonition from the outgoing vice president. “There’s a lot of people who are going to vote […]

  • Barack and Michelle Obama endorse nearly 100 midterm candidates

    The Obamas are dipping a toe back into politics. Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday released a list of nearly 100 Democratic candidates in more than a dozen states whom they are endorsing in this year’s crucial midterm elections, with plans to campaign for some of them this fall. The endorsements are all in states […]

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