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Trump's Obama Derangement Syndrome isn't really about Obama.

Full-blown Obama Derangement Syndrome , seen in the spew and spittle mouthed by the insecure and egomaniacal occupant of the White House, is not simply a Trumpian affliction. We watched Republicans dig in to subvert and block the black guy' from the moment he took office. Joe Wilson's you lie' hurled at President Obama ...

- Daily Kos - US

Ex-Trump adviser slams GOP voters who support Obamacare: They don't want to 'lose their free stuff'.

Jack Kingston, a former adviser to Donald Trump, on Sunday said that Republican voters who disagree with the repeal of Obamacare have become addicted to “free stuff.” During an interview on CNN, host Victor Blackwell noted that some Trump voters are turning on the president because he ha...

- The Raw Story - US

That Time Obama Scolded Scaramucci About Claims He Was 'Too Tough' on Wall Street.

Let's take a stroll down memory lane and consider this face-off between Barack Obama and President Trump's new Communications Director.

- Mediaite - US

Look to China for the main beneficiary of America's likely retreat from Africa.

Presidents of Kenya, Guinea, US and Nigeria's Vice President at the G7 Summit. Angelo Carconi/EPAAnti-terrorism and transactional relationships are likely be the main features of US President Donald Trump's Africa policy. But if Trump's proposed cuts to the state department hold, the US will be less and less of a presence ...

- The Conversation - UK

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Yellow orange edition.

Donald Trump's Saturday morning Twitter flurry, which included not one, or two, but three seperate tweets attacking Hillary Clinton should serve as a reminder that there's one term that gets left out all too often when describing Trump. Sure. He's a pompous jackass. Absolutely, he's a know-nothing idiot who has not the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Vampire Diaries actress jailed for trying to poison Obama.

*A previous version of this story incorrectly said Richardson was sentenced in 2017. She was actually sentenced in 2014. The error is regretted. A US actress is serving 18 years in prison for attempting to poison former US President Barack Obama.

- Stuff - NZ

Donald Trump says he has 'complete power' to pardon amid Russia probes.

Donald Trump has said he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The subject of pardons is one of many topics that appears to be occupying the president's mind. In a flurry of 10 tweets, Mr Trump commented about ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Trump Kicks the Iranian 'Can' Down the Road.

Over the past six months, in one way or another, President Donald Trump has kicked several of the cans inherited from Barack Obama down the road. After several attempts at abolishing it, the so-called Obamacare has been kicked into legislative oblivion.

- Hudson New York - US

Trump tweetstorm comes one day after communications team shake-up.

President Trump tweeted 10 times before 9 a.m., venting about topics including health care, Hillary Clinton and intelligence leaks. The tweetstorm came a day after the White House communications team went through a major overhaul. Errol Barnett reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

They all hated 'Obamacare'—until they found out how repealing it would affect them.

Now that you've insured an additional 20 million people, you can't just take the insurance away from these people,' he added. It's just not the right thing to do.' As Mr. Brahin goes, so goes the nation. This is why the Republican Party could not pass a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act, and why the Trump ...

- Daily Kos - US

Senate parliamentarian makes swiss cheese out of Trumpcare, complicating McConnell's path to 50.

Campaign Action Because the Republican Congress had to pass their Obamacare repeal and "replacement" bill with just Republican votes, they had to resort to budget reconciliation, a process that allows for passage with just 51 votes. But there's a catch in that—the Byrd Rule, which means basically the provisions of the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Buried 19-year-old memo indicates special counsel Mueller might have authority to indict Trump

With Donald Trump focused on the legality of pardons for himself and selected minions, and spewing a torrent of early morning official White House statements in 140-character bits amid new revelations about Russian contacts, legal authorities are again wondering whether a sitting president is immune from prosecution. The ...

- Daily Kos - US

FLASHBACK: That Time Obama Scolded Scaramucci for Complaints About Being Tough on Wall Street

Let's take a stroll down memory lane and consider this face-off between Barack Obama and President Trump's new Communications Director.

- Mediaite - US

News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

The president’s strategy for navigating the inquiry is adopted from the Clintons’ approach to the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations.

- New York Times - US

Trump suggests he has power to pardon himself, baselessly accuses Comey and Clinton of crimes

All in the course of an especially bad tweetstorm.Trump leaves the White House on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaThe morning after the Washington Post published a bombshell report indicating Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied about why he omitted Russian contacts from his security clearance form, President ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump turns up the heat on Senate Republicans over health care bill

President Donald Trump called out Senate Republicans on Saturday, once again calling on them to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. In two…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Scaramucci On Twitter Deletion Spree: The Politics Of 'Gotcha' Are Over

Newly-appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci spent Saturday scrubbing his Twitter account of old tweets criticizing Donald Trump, praising Hillary Clinton, and others. Scaramucci admitted to deleting the tweets as an indication of “transparency” and that his past views had ...

- TPM News - US

This Week In Techdirt History: July 16th - 22nd

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, we saw some copyright insanity when BMG issued a YouTube takedown on a Mitt Romney campaign ad for including a clip of Obama singing an Al Green song, and then the next day went on to take down the original clip, because even the President was a pirate in the eyes of the entertainment ...

- Techdirt - US

How Far Can Trump Take His Pardon Power?

Bob Bauer, former White House counsel under President Obama, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump would have to announce if he has pardoned someone and whether a pardon could be seen as an obstruction of justice.

- Yahoo! News - US

US to keep special representative's office, at least for now

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has appointed an acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, redressing speculations that it was abolishing the office established during former president Barack Obama's first term.The special representative coordinates US policies for Pakistan and Afghanistan, working ...

- DAWN - PK

Ex-Bill Clinton Pollster Urges Kamala Harris to Run for POTUS

One of former President Bill Clinton's pollsters is urging Sen. Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020.

- Breitbart - US

Biden deflects question on 2020 run

Former Vice President Joe Biden deflected a question about whether he will run for president in 2020, saying his focus is helping elect Democrats in 2018.

- UPI - US

What President Trump could learn from last holdout on Clinton's 1993 agenda

As Trump struggles mightily to find the 50th vote for health-care legislation, a former senator's experience provides guidance.

- Washington Post - US

Trump's new message man deletes tweets praising Clinton, stronger gun laws

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he'd hired Wall Street financier...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump vents on Russia probe, tweets president has 'complete power to pardon'

President Donald Trump woke up Saturday with a lot on his mind. He was thinking about the Russia investigation, Hillary Clinton, son Don Jr., health care, the commissioning of the USS Gerald Ford, an Islamic State terrorist who may be dead, his attorney general and his new White House communications...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump blasts Hillary, fake news, says he 'has complete power to pardon'

, July 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, has criticised fake news, Hillary Clinton and complained about the special counsel investigating into possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia, while asserting that he, as the President, has "complete power to pardon.""While all agree the U. S. ...

- Sify - IN

Trump talks pardons, lashes special counsel about Russia probe

Trump questioned why his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and special counsel Robert Mueller were not investigating former FBI Director James Comey or Clinton, for her email practices as secretary of state. The FBI decided last year not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton. Trump fired Comey in May.

- Times Of India - IN

Dems Post List Of GOP O'Care Provisions Said To Break Senate Rules

Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee posted a document Friday that they say reflects the various provisions in the GOP Obamacare replacement bill that the Senate parliamentarian has ruled to be not eligible for reconciliation, the process by which Republicans can avoid a Democratic filibuster. The Senate ...

- TPM News - US

Clinton-Era Memo: A Sitting President Can Be Indicted

A newly-obtained memo written during special counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton rejects a commonly held view that a sitting president can't be indicted, The New York Times reported. The discovery adds a possible new wrinkle into the investigation...

- Newsmax - US

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail , maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has...

- Deseret News - US

Trump Goes On Tweetstorm About Leaks, Pardons, and 'The Many Hillary Clinton or Comey Crimes'

President Trump went on yet another tweetstorm this morning, mostly in response to "illegal leaks" of stories to the press.

- Mediaite - US

Trump gives navy free rein in South China Sea

The new plan, involves a full-year schedule of when US navy ships will sail through contested waters. The US navy will now enjoy a lot more freedom than it did during the Obama administration, which insisted on the National Security Council approving major operational decisions.

- Times Of India - IN

REVEALED: Secret Clinton-era Ken Starr memo provides blueprint for indicting President Trump

A Pulitzer Prize New York Times journalist used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a 56-page legal memo which concludes a sitting President can be indicted. The Times reports that the legal memo, “amounts to the most thorough government-commissioned analysis rejecting a generally ...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump gives navy more freedom in S China Sea, Beijing under pressure

The new plan, involves a full-year schedule of when US navy ships will sail through contested waters. The US navy will now enjoy a lot more freedom than it did during the Obama administration, which insisted on the National Security Council approving major operational decisions.

- Times Of India - IN

A Marine vet and ex-agent who guarded some of the most powerful people in America explains how the questions you ask determine the life you lead

Andrew Wittman According to Marine vet and former US Capitol Police agent Andrew Wittman, life's not about finding the right answers. It's about asking the right questions. "If you ask a bad question, you're going to get a bad answer," he tells Business Insider. "I've done personal training for a number of years. I've had ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump gives US navy more freedom in S China Sea, China under pressure

The new plan, involves a full-year schedule of when US navy ships will sail through contested waters. The US navy will now enjoy a lot more freedom than it did during the Obama administration, which insisted on the National Security Council approving major operational decisions.

- Times Of India - IN

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe

His 10 tweets, all sent within two hours starting before 6:30 a.m., ranged from the Russia investigation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Hillary Clinton, the health care effort and his newly appointed White House communications director.

- Times Of India - IN

Trump calls for federal investigation of Clinton's 'acid-washed' emails instead of his campaign

President Trump was up and tweeting early Saturday, offering his thoughts on a range of topics centrally including his desire to see Hillary Clinton under federal investigation instead of his own team. Trump began by objecting to The Washington Post's Friday night report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did discuss ...

- The Week - US

Trump asks the Senate GOP to 'step up to the plate' and 'WIN!'

President Trump presented Senate Republicans with a to-do list on Twitter Saturday and also offered some thoughts on congressional Democrats: The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN! — Donald J. Trump July 22, 2017 ObamaCare ...

- The Week - US

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

WASHINGTON — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.

- Billings Gazette - US

Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included. The Senate parliamentarian determined some provisions in the Better Care ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Can the President Be Indicted? A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says Yes

A document from Kenneth Starr’s investigation into President Bill Clinton rejected the view that sitting presidents are immune from being indicted.

- New York Times - US

Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

The president also attacked the media and Hillary Clinton in a series of early-morning tweets.

- New York Times - US

Key Trumpcare provisions found to violate Senate rules, throwing Republicans' plan in jeopardy

If the bill isn't fixed, controversial parts will require 60 votes to pass.CREDIT: AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinAccording to a new determination by the Senate parliamentarian, some of the most controversial parts of Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare violate Senate rules and will thus require 60 votes to ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump suggests he has power to pardon himself, baselessly accuses Comey and Clinton of crimes

All in the course of an especially unhinged tweetstorm.Trump leaves the White House on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaThe morning after the Washington Post published a bombshell report indicating Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied about why he omitted Russian contacts from his security clearance form, ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump suggests AG, special counsel should investigate Clinton's Russia scandals, Comey leak

In the wake of a new report by the Washington Post claiming to reveal Attorney General Jeff Sessions communicated with a top Russian official during…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Bipartisanship? It's a thing of the past

A Republican attempt to dismantle America's existing healthcare system, popularly known as Obamacare, came to naught this week after four party Senators refused to support it. Republican Senate leader...

- The Hindu - IN

John McCain's 2008 Concession Speech

After John McCain's cancer was announced, many people heaped praise on the senator. McCain gave a moving concession speech the night he lost the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.

- NPR - US

The stock market hasn't been this confident in 24 years

The stock market hasn't been this sure of itself since President Bill Clinton first took office. Or rather, the VIX, a measure designed to track stock market fear, is at its lowest level in 24 years. While alarmists may view this as a negative — a signal that complacency has made traders vulnerable to an unforeseen ...

- Business Insider - US

What kind of health care bill could the Senate vote on next week?

The White House changes come as Republicans try to iron out a possible repeal bill to the Affordable Care Act. But that continues to be mired in delays. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what kind of bill the Senate could be voting on next week, why Republicans have ...

- CBS NEWS - US

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