Podesta To Serve As Obama Counselor

Podesta comes as problems mount for the administration, highlighted by the continuing struggle over the implementation of health care reform.

John PodestaFormer Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta will be brought into the White House fold once again to serve as a counselor for President Barack Obama, according to a report in the New York Times Monday evening.

Podesta comes as problems mount for the administration, highlighted by the continuing struggle over the implementation of health care reform.

Podesta is currently the chair of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think-tank that he founded. He previously served Obama as the head of the transition team following the 2008 election.

 

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● Big retail muscles in on veterinarians

● Factory farms grow bigger

● Joblessness in the states

● Fined for power wheelchair scam

The Day Ahead – May 28, 2015

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The U.N. highlights Iraq’s threatened cultural heritage sites and FIFA’s president seeks another term at the job during the annual meeting of soccer’s governing body.

In New York, Two Chimps Earn Their Day in Court

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In a historic first, a U.S. court holds a habeas corpus hearing on behalf of a non-human.

Exclusive: Day 13 Of Hunger Strike For Former South Sudan Slave

Simon Deng outside the White House during day thirteen of his hunger strike. May 27, 2015. Photo/TRNS William McDonald

Simon Deng is pleading for the U.S. to take more action over the humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan, saying “don’t let me die in front of the White House.”

Pentagon: Anthrax Transferred To Nine States

The DoD says there is no threat to the general public.

The World in 2:00 – May 27, 2015

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A pair of chimpanzees made history today as a New York court hosted a habeas corpus hearing to determine the legality of keeping them as research subjects.