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Obama, tech firms to announce $400 million software donations to U.S. schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to announce on Friday that private companies have donated more than $400 million worth of software and software licenses to bring more technology to classrooms. Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based software company, will make over $300 million of software available to students…

White House state dinners are the new ‘black bucks driving Cadillacs and buying t-bones’

You might be excused for thinking that, after five years, a certain segment of America- the Real Americans – would have finally accepted the fact that a nice black couple and their two kids had taken up residence in the neighborhood and they won’t be moving out for a few…

U.S. bans commercial trade of elephant ivory

The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers. The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant ivory, including antiques, and all exports, — except…

NY Times editor who held Bush wiretapping story for a year to join criminal justice nonprofit — that focuses on news coverage

An editor who held back on reporting one of the most sweeping violations of American law in recent history is set to join a new nonprofit — focused on drawing attention to criminal justice and news media coverage in America. The New York Times editor whose decision to hold a…

Joe Biden to decide on White House run by mid-2015

US Vice President Joe Biden will make a decision by the middle of next year on whether he will launch a 2016 White House bid, he said in an interview broadcast on Friday. “There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think…

Three years before the vote, fundraising machine gears up for Hillary Clinton

With the news that America’s largest liberal fundraising group is to back a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, a growing sense of inevitability is building around her prospective candidacy. The former secretary of state who once occupied the White House as first lady and narrowly lost the Democratic nomination…

White House panel: No one should wait more than half hour to vote

A presidential commission Wednesday said no American should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote, unveiling proposed reforms to tackle long lines and clogged polling places on election day. The panel, commissioned by President Barack Obama after last year’s general election, called on states to adopt increased online…

Tea party activist: White House will use AIDS to destroy Obamacare and bring on socialism

A tea party activist and author claims gay people are being enlisted by the Obama administration to destroy the health insurance system and usher in socialized medicine. Jerome Corsi, who wrote widely criticized books about President Barack Obama’s candidacy and Secretary of State John Kerry’s military career, has been floating…

President Obama’s NSA Review Group is typical administration whitewash

Notice how the White House moved quickly to thwart the only substantive NSA changes the Review Group was making In case you missed it, on Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times published leaked details from the recommendations from the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies,…

Anti-surveillance petition gathers enough signatures for White House response

Anti-surveillance petition out-does the Death Star. White House must now respond (via Pando Daily) By Hamish McKenzie On December 12, 2013A couple of days ago, it looked like Mark Stanley’s “We The People” petition asking for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act would fall well short of the 100,000…

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