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Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Obama to visit Louisiana flooding next week

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he will visit Louisiana flood victims next week. The Hill reports: Obama directed aides to coordinate with Louisiana officials on an “appropriate time for him to visit” and they chose next Tuesday, the … Read More

Clinton to FBI: Powell Said to Use Private Email

Hillary Clinton blamed Colin Powell on Friday for encouraging her to use a private email server. The Hill reports: Clinton allegedly discussed email practices with her predecessor during a dinner after she became the top U.S. diplomat in 2009, The … Read More

Clinton: Visiting La. Would Be Distraction to Flood Relief Efforts

Hillary Clinton made it clear on Friday that she would not visit Louisiana as she doesn’t want to cause a distraction from the important issues at hand. The Hill reports: Some 40,000 homes have been damaged, and at least 13 … Read More

Republicans Slam $400M ‘Ransom’ Payment to Iran

Big name Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Thursday for his administration’s $400 million cash payment to Iran. “Today, the State Department admitted what we’ve long suspected — that the president and his administration have been misleading us since January … Read More

FEC to Fight Fake Candidates Like ‘Deez Nuts’

The Federal Election Commission said it will start to remove “unlawfully false or fictitious” names like “Deez Nuts” from polling data. “The Commission has authorized staff to send verification letters to filers listing fictional characters, obscene language, sexual references, celebrities … Read More

La. Gov Tells Trump to Volunteer or Donate Instead of Coming for Photo-Op

The governor of Louisiana blasted Donald Trump on Friday, saying that he only came to his state for a photo-op. “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)said in a statement Friday … Read More