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Daily Archives: December 14, 2016

Poll: Over Half Approve of Obama as He Leaves Office

A new poll has revealed that 55 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama as he gets ready to leave office. The Hill reports: Fifty-five percent approve of Obama’s job performance across two terms, according to the McClatchy-Marist poll … Read More

EPA Reverses Course on Fracking Safety

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its direction on Tuesday and decided it didn’t have enough evidence to make a ruling on fracking safety. The Hill reports: A government report on the safety of fracking released Tuesday deleted a draft … Read More

Bill Gates Compares Trump to JFK

Billionaire Bill Gates compared Donald Trump to former President John F. Kennedy on Tuesday. The Hill reports: Gates, the billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist, told CNBC that Trump can lead the U.S. “through innovation” and compared Trump’s ideas to Kennedy’s … Read More

Sanders to Trump Voters: Why Vote for Somebody Who Lies?

Sen. Bernie Sanders asked American voters during a Tuesday night town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin, why they would vote for Donald Trump if they knew he was openly lying. The Hill reports: Sanders and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes spoke with Trump … Read More

Report: Too Many Votes Registered in Detroit Precincts

According to the latest reports, 37 percent of Detroit’s precincts registered too many votes in last month’s election. The Hill reports: Records from Wayne County show optical scanners in 248 of the city’s 662 precincts registered more ballots than the … Read More

Poll: Dems Favor Biden, Sanders for 2020 Nomination

A new poll has revealed that a lot of Democrats favor either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders in 2020. The Hill reports: When Democratic voters are asked to pick from a field of nine Democratic candidates, 31 percent pick the … Read More

Kasich Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban, Vetoes ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban law on Tuesday, but vetoed the controversial “heartbeat” bill that would have banned abortions after six weeks. The Hill reports: The bill Kasich vetoed, known as a “heartbeat” bill, passed Ohio’s … Read More

Trump, Kanye West Discussed ‘Entrepreneurial Role’: Report

According to reports, rapper Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss a potential leadership role in his administration. "We've been friends for a long time": Kanye West and President-elect Trump appear together at Trump Tower https://t.co/QoofBJzY1x … Read More

Harvard Professor Says 20 GOP Voters May Flip Against Trump

According to one Harvard professor, 20 GOP members of the Electoral College are close to flipping their vote and voting against Donald Trump. The Hill reports: “Obviously, whether an elector ultimately votes his or her conscience will depend in part … Read More

Energy Dept Refuses to Name Staffers Who Worked on Climate

The Department of Energy said on Tuesday that it will reject President-elect Donald Trump’s request to receive a list of staffers who worked on climate change programs. The Hill reports: Energy spokesman Eben Burnhan-Snyder said the agency received “significant feedback” … Read More