DOJ and Treasury Schooled by College Athletes

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 9:00 am

First it was former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Coulter and his football teammates taking a chunk out of the NCAA, and yesterday it was former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other former college players. They did what few thought possible in going after a Too Big to Challenge institution, and won.

You know, the president is a sports-loving guy. Imagine what would happen if he called the attention of the DOJ and Treasury to these college athletes: “This is how you go after Too Big To Challenge institutions.” . . .

 

Celebrities: Obamacare’s Proxy Recruits

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 6:10 pm

President Obama is personally recruiting celebrities to help promote Obamacare before insurance exchanges launch October 1. POTUS dropped into a meeting led by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett; singer Jennifer Hudson, actress Amy Poehler, and execs from the Grammys and Funny Or Die, and one of Oprah’s reps got charm-bombed.

If the President Wants Cleaner, Safer Gas and Oil, Give Consumers Knowledge and Power

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 5:55 pm

It was a relief to hear more than a passing reference to climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, including promises of more support for wind and solar power. But the oil industry heard nothing to even cause even a smidgen of concern.

Live Blogging The White House Correspondents Dinner

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Come let’s live blog the arrivals and the delicious meal which hopefully will include dessert this year, along with main speaker Jimmy Kimmel and the usual good-natured ribbing from POTUS.

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