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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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JimWhiteGNV RT @GainesvilleSun: Driving practice ends with 5 injured people, 3 crashed cars http://t.co/P6BkQ3ke2Y
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bmaz @bradheath Maybe. Maybe who they are collaborating with?
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bmaz How Harry Reid Changed the Federal Courts http://t.co/7wuS91krzy A good read from @JeffreyToobin Though I DO wish Reid+Obama started in 2009
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bmaz @HanniFakhoury Hey Fresno, Fakhoury is dangerous!!
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bmaz @Popehat You gotta admit, that was a brilliant plan by Berghdal to "just walk to another facility" in the middle of the night.
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bmaz RT @dcbigjohn: Reid became leader in large part due to his legislative acumen and deal making. Schumer, not so much. testament to changes i…
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bmaz From Waldorf to Hampton Inn: Inside elaborate, surprisingly unglam world of presidential hotels https://t.co/0wj5283LZf via @yahoopolitics
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emptywheel @JohnWonderlich Right. Bc GOP Chairs have had IGs in to complain abt not getting access -- what? 7 times?
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emptywheel RT @saftergood: CIA: "FOIA practitioners looking for an opportunity to serve their country are encouraged to apply." http://t.co/0QN1m88wVZ
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emptywheel RT @JohnWonderlich: bizarre that the WH is defending years of State Department IG vacancy -- "vibrant" office.
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emptywheel @Steve_U_DS Except those were targeted, at least ostensibly, at AQAP. Here they're targeting AQAP's internal adversary.
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