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Trump tries to shift hacking focus to Obama

Added: 26.06.2017 22:50 | 3 views | 0 comments

Brian Klaas from London's School of Economics discusses President Trump's criticism of former President Obama over his handling of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Trump criticizes Obama over handling of Russia election hack

Added: 26.06.2017 21:52 | 4 views | 0 comments

President Trump is blasting former President Obama for not acting sooner when he learned Vladimir Putin ordered hackers to help the Trump campaign. A report says the CIA first told Mr. Obama about the Russian president's order in August. Chip Reid reports.


Looking at the Obama family rafting together in Bali makes it seem easier to breathe

Added: 26.06.2017 18:47 | 7 views | 0 comments

An Obama sighting is a thing to behold these days—and everyone seems to go nuts when they do appear, even if it's just Michelle or Barack introducing rappers at award ceremonies.  It's safe to say, the former first family is busy and might not be missing us as much as we miss them. The crew was spotted rafting in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday where they are currently on vacation. And, well, when you're rafting down a river in Bali, chances are you're not thinking about the state of American democracy or the American people. We don't blame them.  SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's latest Instagram post gives new meaning to squad goals The Obamas are with Barack's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, visiting her side of the family in Indonesia, where Barack lived for a few years during his childhood.  President Obama with his family and his sister Maya and her family in Bali. — meta (@metaquest) June 25, 2017 Barack moved with his mother at the age of 6, and stayed until he turned 10, before returning to Hawaii. While visiting his former home, the family trekked to Bongkasa Village in Badung on Bali island where they donned matching safety gear and hopped in a raft.  Image: AFP/Getty ImagesLook at those adventurous faces :')  Image: AFP/Getty ImagesTheir weekend also included a visit to the Jatiluwih rice terraces in Tabanan on Bali Island.  Image: AFP/Getty Images Image: AFP/Getty ImagesBarack will be making a speech to the Indonesian Diaspora Congress on July 1, wrapping up their nine-day vacation shortly after, according to AP.  Don't forget to bring Bo and Sunny next time, though! We miss them just as much.     WATCH:

Opinion: Under Trump, fate of Asia rebalance a question

Added: 26.06.2017 1:51 | 2 views | 0 comments

As President Trump prepares to welcome Prime Minister Modi of India and President Moon of South Korea to Washington, he should strongly consider clearly telling both of them that President Obama's Asia rebalance strategy is alive and well.

President Trump continues to push Senate health bill despite GOP opposition

Added: 25.06.2017 4:26 | 5 views | 0 comments

In President Trump's weekly address, he continued to push the Republican health bill in the Senate despite pushback from multiple GOP senators. The president also blamed former President Obama for not stopping Russian interference. Errol Barnett reports.


Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver

Added: 24.06.2017 17:56 | 3 views | 0 comments

A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver of hosting a "false and malicious broadcast" and of carrying out a "meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation" of Bob Murray, the Ohio company's chief executive. SEE ALSO: Richard Branson: Business leaders are 'baffled' by Trump on climate change Oliver's show also skewered President Trump's pro-coal platform and promises to revive the long-suffering industry. The Trump administration has made a big spectacle in recent months of championing coal while sidelining efforts to address climate change. President Trump and Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, have often invited hardhat-wearing miners on stage to celebrate the rollback of key federal regulations — including orders to reduce carbon emissions and toxic air pollution from coal plants and limit water contamination from surface mining operations. Like Trump and Pruitt, Murray has frequently accused the former Obama administration of waging a "war on coal" that's led to steep losses in mining jobs and waning coal production. The 77-year-old magnate has blamed his industry's troubles — including widespread bankruptcies and mine closures — on President Obama's "evil agenda," though energy experts say coal's misfortunes have more to do with cheap natural gas. On his HBO show, Oliver poked holes in Trump's claims that his administration can erase the coal industry's broader economic problems and revive thousands of jobs. He also stressed the serious, and sometimes fatal, harm that coal miners can face while in the mines — including those owned by Murray Energy. In 2007, safety lapses at Murray Energy's Crandall Canyon mine in Utah resulted in the "needless deaths" of nine miners and rescuers, the U.S. Labor Department found. Federal regulators in 2015 accused Murray Energy of attempting to silence miners who filed confidential safety complaints to regulators.  President Trump signs a resolution in February disapproving  a rule addressing the impacts of surface coal mining operations on "surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites."Image: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty ImagesThe coal company in recent years also terminated health benefits — including medical, prescription drug, and life insurance — for hundreds of its employees, a decision it largely blamed on Obama-era policies.  Oliver, in his characteristically over the top way, called Murray a "geriatric Dr. Evil" who is "on the same side as black lung."  The talk-show host pointed to a satirical article in the United Mine Workers of America's journal describing a squirrel hopping onto Murray's porch and telling him, "You shouldn't be operating your very own mines." To drive home his point, Oliver brought out a person in a giant squirrel costume. Murray CEO Bob Murray speaks to reporters in 2007 near Huntington, Utah, during the Crandall Canyon mine disaster.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images"Bob Murray, I didn't really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kinda forced my hand on that one," Oliver said.  He clearly anticipated the suit, saying: "And I know you're probably going to sue me over this. But, you know what? I stand by everything I said." Murray Energy took him up on that offer. The lawsuit, filed in a West Virginia circuit court, seeks financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the Last Week Tonight segment. "The false and defamatory statements in this broadcast severely and destructively impact Mr. Murray, and all of Murray Energy ... as well as coal mining itself," Murray Energy said in a press release. An HBO spokesman told the Associated Press that the show didn't violate Murray Energy's rights or those of Murray. WATCH: This portable charger is powered by energy created with your hand

WaPo reporter Greg Miller on Putin election interference report

Added: 23.06.2017 22:01 | 6 views | 0 comments

According to a Washington Post investigation, in August the CIA gave then-President Obama a report that "detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race." The article's co-author, Greg Miller, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why Obama administration officials did not respond to the report and their regrets on the handling of the information.

Did Putin try to help Trump, damage Clinton in 2016 election?

Added: 23.06.2017 17:13 | 5 views | 0 comments

A report claims Russian President Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Donald Trump as president. According to a Washington Post investigation, former President Obama received a secret CIA report in August that "captured Putin's specific instructions on the operation's audacious objectives - defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton." Jeff Pegues reports.

Obama planned to leave 'digital bombs' for Russia after hacking

Added: 23.06.2017 16:50 | 2 views | 0 comments

President Obama secretly planned to retaliate against the Russians by planting "cyber weapons." Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.


Guggenheim Solar ETF Continues to Shine

Added: 23.06.2017 16:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to solar stocks, jumped nearly 3% yesterday, bringing its year-to-date gain to over 14%. Interestingly, TAN’s 2017 resurgence comes against what some solar market observers thought would be a politically challenging backdrop. Although TAN performed poorly during President Obama’s eight years in office,…


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