America’s Power Couple: Samantha Power Fights Atrocities, Cass Sunstein Defends Child Labor

These two things happened in the same week.

On Monday, Obama rolled out his Atrocities Prevention Board. While in reality, this appears an excuse to sanction Israel’s enemies, in theory at least, it’s an initiative to find alternative tools to prevent the massacres of women and … children.

Obama put Samantha Power in charge of this effort.

On Thursday, Obama’s Labor Department withdrew rules designed to prevent kids under the age of 16 from being paid to perform dangerous farm jobs.

Obama’s equivocations regarding imposing limits on businesses are usually attributed to Samantha Power’s husband, Cass Sunstein.

It must take a lot of effort for this power couple, working so hard to help and hurt kids all in one week.

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emptywheel Wait. Did Bibi just say Saudi Arabia is about to get nukes?
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emptywheel This is stage of speech where every line should be finished w/"like Israel" in same way all fortune cookie fortunes end "between the sheets"
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emptywheel Shorter Bibi: Imagine if a Middle Eastern country were hiding nuke facilities?!?!? That would be HORRIBLE. Such countries cannot be trusted!
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bmaz @Popehat @ggreenwald @jamesrbuk @blakehounshell He's also sought ability to use a whistleblower justification defense, but no path for that.
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emptywheel @AllThingsHLS No no no. That's Petraeus' hand slap, surely.
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emptywheel @AliWatkins As I said, poetry.
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emptywheel I'd find this speech more convincing if Bibi had brought his Wile E Coyote graphics.
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emptywheel Petraeus plea deal is a lot like bank deals. A hand slap. I wonder if he, too, will find a way to profit off it, like a bank?
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bmaz RT @adamsteinbaugh: Curt Schilling shames creeps who tweeted about his daughter: cool. Gets one suspended from public school: not cool. ht…
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emptywheel Shorter Bibi: Greatest danger in world is marriage of militant Islam w/nukes (except in the case of Pakistan, but no biggie).
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emptywheel @JimWhiteGNV I'm just shocked I havent' started drinking yet.
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bmaz @randiego2 It is unclear, but accounts were taken down.
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