(CNN)”The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.” — Barack Obama, 2014. While the statement wasn’t one of then-President Obama’s most important pronouncements during his time in office, it was one of the most questionable, from a truth perspective. Said to Ryan Seacrest during a radio interview in March of 2014, it was a response to Obama’s critics, those who mocked his denimwear, which, according to years of photographic evidence, leaned toward ill-fitting, stone-washed, and extremely “Dad”-like. He again wore jeans on Tuesday, this time while on vacation with his family in Bali, Indonesia. The look was a definite upgrade, but the jury’s still out as to whether jeans are, or should be, his thing. “There was one episode like four years ago, in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching,” Obama told Seacrest during that same conversation. The sartorial moment, which occurred in 2009, stuck with him. “I’ve paid my penance for that [look.] I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.” But, do they? Here’s a look back; decide for yourself:
Under the new model — a tiered-assistance program, thus the name TAP — payments will be tied to a household’s income, not water usage. (Customers with unusually high usage, potentially a sign of a leaky pipe or running toilet, will be required to meet with a conservation specialist.) The program will be open to anyone with an income under 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $36,900 for a family of four. The payments will range from 2 percent to 4 percent of household income. Even those who don’t meet the income threshold could qualify if they have a hardship, such as losing a job or being a victim of domestic violence.
By Dan Springer Published June 26, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYINGSeattles minimum wage hike causing workers to lose moneySeattles first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found.The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted worker pay by 3 percent, but also resulted in a 9-percent reduction in hours and a $125 cut to the monthly paychecks.The law also cost the city 5,000 jobs, the report said.
The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial “hate group” designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.GuideStar, which calls itself a “neutral” aggregator of tax data on charities, recently incorporated “hate group” labels produced by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.The decision by the tracker of nonprofits prompted 41 conservative leaders to protest the move in a letter provided exclusively to The Daily Signal. The letter, dated June 21, asks the website to drop the “hate group” labels put on 46 organizations. (Read the full letter.)
A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8.Oregon Right to Life has been battling SB494 since it was introduced, warning it’s a “devious” bill that’s “craftily written so as to hide its true intent.”SB494 would remove safeguards in Oregon law that protect the right of patients to receive food and water as part of basic treatment. It would give healthcare representatives power to potentially coerce doctors into starving patients against their will.
Jeremy Corbyn has called for the empty homes of rich people in Kensington to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents who have been made homeless by the fire.The Labour leader said that the London Borough was a “tale of two cities” between a wealthy south and a rich north. He suggested that “requisitioning” expensive vacant properties could help ensure that residents are housed locally.The Government has committed to rehousing all those who lost their homes in the fire in the local area.However Mr Corbyn said: “Kensington is a tale of two cities. The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it’s the wealthiest part of the whole country.
This was a Concrete iron structure, and usually structure like this will burn very slow and itll take time for the fire to go from one for the other. But this fire 20 floors in less than half an hour. You might consider that the building was just upgraded to be green, environmentally clean. It has been suggested that insulation is put on the outside of the building and a new green low-energy heating system was put in the building. It will be interesting to find out if this insulation on the outside is flammable. This would not be unusual for the global warming crowd to sacrifice safety to save a gallon of diesel fuel.Just a guess that they were going to find out that the upgrade of this building cut many corners when it comes to safety of the occupants, to accomplish lower energy use and save the planet.
Four top lawyers hired by Mueller have contributed tens of thousands of dollars over the years to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates, including former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trumps 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.One of the hires, Jeannie Rhee, also worked as a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation and helped persuade a federal judge to block a conservative activists attempts to force Bill and Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about operations of the family-run charity.Campaign-finance reports show that Rhee gave Clinton the maximum contributions of $2,700 in 2015 and again last year to support her presidential campaign. She also donated $2,300 to Obama in 2008 and $2,500 in 2011. While still at the Justice Department, she gave $250 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corp.
One of the terrorists who carried out Saturday night’s deadly rampage in London arrived in the UK as a refugee with his Pakistani parents.“27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt came to Britain as a child when his parents sought asylum from Pakistan,” reports Sky News.Manchester bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi was also the son of “refugees” who arrived from Libya.