Google has admitted it was involved in selecting which questions Youtube stars asked President Obama during a recent series of interviews organized by the company. One of the interviewers, Hank Green of Vlog Brothers, confirmed in his own social media posting that Google had intervened in his question selection.
UPDATE, 2:30 P.M.: Last night a guest on The O’Reilly Factor reported that the Army had decided to charge Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. This morning, NBC confirmed this report on the air, citing “senior defense officials.” Since then, the Army has pushed back against these reports. A spokesman for the command responsible for prosecuting Bergdahl told the Military Times that “no decision’s been made.”
Last night a guest on the O’Reilly Factor, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer, broke the story that the Army had decided to charge Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. He also said that there was a “titanic struggle” shaping up behind the scenes, because the White House opposed the decision. This didn’t make a great deal of sense, inasmuch as the fact that the decision to charge Bergdahl had been made indicated that any such “titanic struggle” was not “shaping up” but was over. Indeed, NBC confirmed this morning that Bergdahl has been charged.
So it appears that whatever struggle there was has been lost by the White House. Shaffer fingered the execrable Ben Rhodes as the “point man” for squelching the Bergdahl prosecution, an assertion that should surprise no one. (Discussion question: Has anyone done more harm to American national security in the past seven years than Ben Rhodes?)
In July 2014, President Barack Obama traveled to Austin, Texas, for a fundraiser and to tout his economic proposals. Noticeably absent from his schedule was a visit to the border with Mexico, where a surge of child immigrants from Central America was straining state and federal resources. Republican lawmakers and some Democrats accused Obama of failing to exhibit public concern about the crisis.
Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t George Costanza, after all. A new report from the National Journal’s Ron Fournier notes that while Clinton will obviously agree with President Obama’s policies given her poor political track record and inability to articulate sensible policies on her own, she will also seek to distance herself from the president by denigrating …