Saturday - December 14, 2019
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 5 items )  

American Forest Resource Council: Federal Court Decisions on O&C Lands Deliver Major Victories for Rural Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, Dec. 2 -- The American Forest Resource Council issued the following news release: A federal court today issued two major decisions relating to the management of Western Oregon O&C lands. In one decision Judge Richard Leon invalidated President Barack Obama's proclamation expanding the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument on O&C lands, finding no President has the unilateral authority to override Federal law and an Act of Congress. Specifically, the court found that the O&C Act m  more

Democratic Governors Elect Gov. Phil Murphy as Next DGA Chair
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Dec. 4 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: America's Democratic governors voted today to elect New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to serve as the new Chair of the Democratic Governors Association for 2020. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will serve as Vice Chair and Chair-Elect for 2020 and Chair in 2021. The vote occurred at the DGA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Gov. Murphy has served as DGA Vice Chair since 2018, alon  more

Gallup: Americans Remain Divided on 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Gallup, a research-based, global performance-management consulting company, issued the following news: * * * - Half of Americans approve of the Affordable Care Act - Those with preexisting conditions more likely to approve * * * Americans continue to give the Affordable Care Act a split decision, with 50% telling Gallup they approve of the healthcare law brought about by President Barack Obama, and 48% saying they disapprove. Line graph. Americans' opinions on the Aff  more

Gallup: Fewer in U.S. See Health System as Having Major Problems
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Gallup, a research-based, global performance-management consulting company, issued the following news: * * * - 63% say healthcare system is in state of crisis or has major problems - Negative ratings of system at lowest point since 2002 * * * Sixty-three percent of Americans describe the U.S. healthcare system as being in a "state of crisis" (14%) or having "major problems" (49%), which is one of the least negative assessments in Gallup's trend since 1994. Line graph.  more

University of New South Wales Alumnus to Represent Australia at Obama Summit in Malaysia
SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 5 -- The University of New South Wales issued the following news release: Tim Middlemiss is one of only 200 emerging leaders from across the Asia Pacific to have been selected for the Obama Foundation Leaders Program. UNSW alumnus Tim Middlemiss says the main question he wants to ask former US president Barack Obama, is if he has any tips on how to raise a "fearless daughter". "There will be time to ask big questions about leadership and community building, but I also  more