Barack Obama has reportedly deployed a team to “keep tabs” on the Trump administration and attempt to preserve his legacy, according to the Huffington Post. Since leaving office in January, the former president has tried to emulate the example of George. W. Bush by not commenting on actions taken by the new administration. Jen Psaki, Obama’s former communications director, recently said that “Obama’s inclination would be to follow the Bush model as a person.” That resolve was broken this weekend as Obama responded to allegations from Donald Trump that he had wiretapped Trump Tower in the run-up to the last election,...Read More
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The Trump administration has informed Planned Parenthood it will have to quit performing abortions in order to keep its federal taxpayer funding. Maggie Haberman at the New York Times reports the White House has made an “informal pitch” to Planned Parenthood, offering continued federal funding to the nation’s largest abortion business if it agrees to stop performing abortions. White House has made an informal pitch to Planned Parenthood – get rid of abortions, keep your funding https://t.co/YQjef2HJ5e — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 6, 2017 “As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed...Read More
Advisers to President Donald Trump are urging him to purge the government of former President Barack Obama’s political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him, amid a cascade of damaging stories that have put his nascent administration in seemingly constant crisis-control mode. A number of his advisers believe Obama officials are behind the leaks and are seeking to undermine his presidency, with just the latest example coming from reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and apparently misled senators about the interactions during his confirmation...Read More
Starbucks brand and image plummeted after the CEO announced the company would hire 1000 Muslim refugees to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration freeze, according to reports. The coffee giant’s consumer-perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, Yahoo! Finance reports. The perception-tracker measures if respondents have “heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative.” In Starbucks’ case, perception is still overall positive, but significantly lower than it was prior to CEO Howard Schultz published a public letter outlining the company’s plans to give refugees jobs....Read More
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” that aired Tuesday, President Donald Trump seemed to shrug off the claim his predecessor former President Barack Obama was behind the protests taking place around the country against him and other Republicans in Washington, D.C. Trump also pointed the finger at Obama as “possibly” being behind the numerous leaks plaguing his administration. “I think he is behind it,” Trump said. “I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is.” Trump dismissed co-host Brian Kilmeade’s assertion that it violated an unspoken “code” that former presidents don’t criticize their successors....Read More
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