Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Now Owns The Most-Liked Tweet In History

People reports: Barack Obama continues to inspire — and breaks records while doing it. The former U.S. president took to Twitter on Saturday in the aftermath of the violent Charlottesville rally that took the lives of three people, writing a Nelson Mandela quote: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background ...

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CBO Score: Repealing Obamacare Would Raise Number Of Uninsured By 32M, Double Premiums By 2026

CNBC reports: Repealing many Obamacare provisions would lead to 27 million uninsured in 2020, according to an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office published Wednesday. That figure would climb to 32 million by 2026, the CBO said in its new report. The CBO also projected that average premiums in the individual health insurance market would rise by about 25 percent ...

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STUDY: Obamacare Markets Are Stabilizing

The Hill reports: A new analysis of health insurers’ financial data finds that ObamaCare markets are “stabilizing” and insurers are regaining profitability. The study from the Kaiser Family Foundation contrasts with Republican arguments that ObamaCare markets are in a “death spiral” and “collapsing,” frequently cited as showing why the law needs to be repealed. “Early results from 2017 suggest the ...

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Adam Schiff: Obama Made A “Very Serious Mistake” By Not Taking Action Against Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday the Obama administration made “a very serious mistake” for not taking action against Russia after learning of election meddling. “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier and that was a very serious mistake,” Schiff told host Dana Bash on ...

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REPORT: Obama Was Told In August 2016 That Putin Directly Ordered Hacking To Benefit Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles and potential risks, ...

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John McCain: America Was Better Off Under Obama

File this under “DUH.” The Guardian reports: Senator John McCain, a prominent Republican voice on foreign policy, was visibly irked when asked by the Guardian what message Trump had sent to the United Kingdom, one of America’s most enduring allies. “What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, while adding ...

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Obama Personally Warned Trump Against Hiring Michael Flynn, Multiple Former Obama Officials Just Now Reveal

NBC News reports: Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News. The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office. The revelation comes ...

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Obama Endorses France’s Emmanuel Macron [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron. In a message posted on Macron’s Twitter account, the former U.S. president said he was endorsing the centrist candidate “because of how important this election is.” Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s runoff vote. Polls suggest Macron is well ...

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Congress To Go After Obama’s Pension

USA Today reports: Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more. So now that former president Barack Obama has decided to accept $400,000 for an upcoming Wall Street speech, the sponsors of that bill say they’ll reintroduce that bill in hopes that ...

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CHICAGO: Obamas To Personally Donate $2 Million To Summer Jobs Program For Young People [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former President Barack Obama revealed Wednesday his intention to donate $2 million to a summer jobs program for young people in Chicago. He made the announcement while at a roundtable about his soon-to-be-built presidential center and library in Chicago. The completion of that project is “about four years” away, Obama said. However, the programming of this ...

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BOOM: Obama Dishes On Trump’s First 100 Days, Points Out Trump Is Still Less Popular Than Obamacare

Boom and SNAP. CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to repeal it: President Donald Trump. As Republicans in Washington sputtered again this week in their efforts to undo the law, Obama noted to ...

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Elizabeth Warren Expresses Dismay Over Obama’s $400K Wall Street Speech: I Was Troubled By That

The HuffPost reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voiced her concerns over President Barack Obama’s plans to accept $400,000 for giving a speech to Cantor Fitzgerald LP, saying money in politics is “a snake that slithers through Washington.” The senator appeared on Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” program to promote her new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and she was ...

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Slams Obama’s Speech: Is He The Leader Of The Democrats? [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Top White House advisor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday criticized the Democratic Party, saying former President Obama’s public appearance a day earlier made her feel like she has “no idea” who is leading the party. “President Obama reminded me yesterday, I have no idea who the leader of the Democratic Party is. Is it him? On whose watch?” ...

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LIVE VIDEO: First Post-White House Speech By Obama (In Case You Forgot What Presidents Sound Like)

Newsweek reports: After three months of relaxation, former President Barack Obama will step back into public life Monday with a speech in his adopted home of Chicago. His first public remarks since the end of his two terms in the White House will come as part of an event with young leaders at the school where he taught constitutional law ...

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Obama To Give First Post-White House Speech

The Chicago Tribune reports: Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first speech since leaving the White House. Obama and young leaders will hold a conversation on civic engagement and discuss community organizing, his office announced Friday. Hundreds of people are expected ...

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Obama To Meet With Angela Merkel In Berlin

Politico reports: Former President Barack Obama plans to reemerge on the international stage in late May, sitting down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country for a panel discussion about democracy. The panel, part of a 500–year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is titled “Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally.” The visit will coincide ...

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Former Obama Chief Of Staff: The President Cannot, Does Not, Did Not Order Any Wiretap [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff on Thursday pushed back against President Trump’s wiretapping allegations. “The president cannot order a wiretap, president does not order a wiretap, the president did not order a wiretap,” Denis McDonough said on CBS “This Morning” when asked if the president can order a wiretap. On Wednesday, Trump defended his unsubstantiated ...

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Even Republican Rep. Trey “Benghazi” Gowdy Isn’t Buying Trump’s Claim Of Wiretapping By Obama

Politico reports: Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Monday he had not seen any evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower and the Trump administration would have evidence if this surveillance did occur. “I don’t think the FBI is the Obama team and I don’t think the men and women who are career prosecutors at DOJ belong to any ...

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Former Intelligence Chief James Clapper: There Was Never Any Wiretap Activity Against Trump’s Campaign

The Hill reports: Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper on Sunday denied President Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. During an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Clapper was asked if he would be aware if something like that had happened. “I would certainly hope so … Obviously I can’t speak ...

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Trump Demands That Congress Investigate Whether Obama Abused Investigative Powers During Election

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is asking Congress to look into whether the Obama administration abused its investigative powers during the 2016 election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement Sunday. “Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said, posting the statement on Twitter. “President Donald J. Trump ...

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