President Barack Obama has a lengthy to-do list in the final weeks of his presidency and every intention to get it all done, CNN reports.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that the president is so focused, he may not have noticed crossing the 100-day mark, the network stated.
Earnest added: “I think the President is approaching the final 100 days the way that (he) approached the previous seven-and-a-half years or so, which is seeking to make the most of every remaining opportunity.”
According to CNN, one item at the top of President Obama’s agenda is getting the Senate to hold a confirmation hearing and a vote on his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. The Republican-led Senate has declined to act on the high court’s vacancy, hoping that a Republican will win the presidential election.
The president is expected to continue commuting the prison sentences of certain nonviolent drug offenders. There could also be movement on criminal justice reform, which has bipartisan support.
Looking overseas, President Obama is working on several complex challenges: moving toward peace in Syria, helping Iraq retake Mosul from ISIS, and responding to Russian hacking.
There’s also unfinished business: closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, an unfulfilled promise that the president wants to keep.
While President Obama has a near record high public approval, CNN said he has “few obvious opportunities to expend” his political capital. That’s because the Republican-controlled Congress continues to have little interest in supporting the president’s agenda—even on an issue like the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, on which they share the president’s position.
This is Jaquavion Slaton, the 20-year-old who was was shot & killed by Fort Worth Police on Sunday. Community demanding release of body camera video, but FWPD hasn’t said when/if that will happen. #WFAApic.twitter.com/iakQyWrRCl
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62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, July 2, 2019 --
Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.
Most recently, the country has seen the high-profile police shooting of Eric Logan, a Black man in South Bend, Indiana, where presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is mayor. His candidacy has helped bring publicity to a case that may have otherwise been lost in the news cycle. Less than a week before Logan was killed, police in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed JaQuavion Slaton in a hail of as many as 10 shots.
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Other victims' names include, but certainly, aren't limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.
As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth.