Obama: Washington Could Do With Less ‘scandal’ – Cnn Political Ticker – Cnn.com Blogs

During remarks around the country and at Democratic fundraisers, Obama has taken to lambasting Republicans and the media for fueling an endless cycle of made-for-TV controversy, citing dust-ups at the IRS and the 2012 attack in Benghazi as examples. He’s also ramping up his fundraising stops. After this week he’ll have attended a dozen campaign cash events this month alone. Wednesday’s, held in the leafy and exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, started at $1,000 a ticket. A Democratic official said 450 people were expected to attend. R&B star Janelle Monae http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ performed.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/obama-washington-could-do-with-less-scandal/

Obama Attributes Wildfires to Climate Change – ABC News

A link has been sent. Done Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare 1 hour ago . View photo A man sits at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form. That is the gist of a brief filed on Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals by the Justice Department.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-government-looks-satisfy-religious-groups-obamacare-024325613.html

Obama will support anti-inversion legislation: Senior White House officials

at SFO Tuesday and will attend two events in the Bay Area on Wednesda y to help members of the Democratic party run for Congress across the country. RELATED: Strange Bedfellows: Silicon Valley Techies Like Conservative Senator Rand Paul In the meantime, there are several pressing international matters on peoples minds from the escalated fighting in Gaza to the surging number of Central American children crossing our border. Critics, like Former Chair of the California GOP Tom Del Beccaro, say attending a fundraising event simply looks out-of-touch. Crisis that hes facing now, like on the border, the VA and in the Ukraine people dont think hes in control or that America is in control, Beccaro said. KPIX 5 political expert Melissa Griffin Caen said it could be a strategic move. Hes maybe wisely taking a step back from that and waiting for some additional information, she said.
Source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/23/obama-draws-criticism-for-continuing-west-coast-fundraising-tour-gaza-mh17-immigrants-central-america/

Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare – Yahoo News

The transactions are setting a record pace since the first inversion was done 32 years ago. Read More These deals may suffer in U.S. ‘inversion’ crackdown Several Democrats have offered bills to curb inversions, which let companies cut their taxes primarily by putting foreign earnings out of the reach of the Internal Revenue Service. Obama will throw his weight behind the Democratic bills, calling for a rule change that would deem any company with half of its business in the United States to be U.S.-domiciled. The proposed changes, already put forward in Obama’s annual budget, would be retroactive to May of this year and implemented independently of moves to achieve broader tax reform. “We have seen increased activity from companies in the inversion space and as a result the president’s view …
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101860765

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection – CSMonitor.com

Now, said Obama, “It’s time to address this injustice for every American.” Photos of the Day Photos of the day 07/22 Mia Macy watched Obama’s announcement in tears as an invited guest in the East Room. The military veteran and former Phoenix police detective applied to be a ballistics expert with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as a male but was rejected after she changed her name and began identifying as a woman. She filed a successful complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and settled a discrimination lawsuit against the government last year. “Having a president acknowledge us for the first time in history as citizens instead of second-class citizens is just monumental,” Macy said in a telephone interview. She said Obama personally thanked her for her pioneering role in a private meeting before the ceremony. Obama had faced pressure from opposing flanks over whether he would include an exemption in the executive action for religious organizations.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0722/Obama-grants-gay-and-transgender-employees-US-bias-protection

Obama Draws Criticism For Continuing West Coast Fundraising Tour Amid International Crises « CBS San Francisco

Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington’s wildfire, the largest in the state’s history. He said Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate had authorized an emergency declaration to ensure electrical power. Obama has asked Congress for $615 million in emergency spending to fight Western wildfires. He said spending on such fires has increased over the years. He says, “A lot of it has to do with drought, a lot of it has to do with changing precipitation patterns and a lot of that has to do with climate change.” Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-attributes-wildfires-climate-change-24672399

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