Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Slams Trump During Rutgers Speech [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: While Obama never mentioned Trump by name, the attacks on the mogul were quite obvious, as the president addressed several of his core campaign proposals. The speech at the New Jersey school ran for approximately 45 minutes, wherein Obama advised students to be skeptical of certain unnamed people (like Trump) who make grandiose promises while they push “anti-intellectualism” ...

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Malia Obama To Attend Harvard

But first, a year off from school. USA Today reports: Malia Obama will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the class of 2021, the White House announced Sunday. The Obamas will remain in Washington after he leaves office in January 2017 until their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school. The daughter of President Obama ...

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Wingnuts Meltdown Over Larry Wilmore’s Nerd Prom Closing: “Yo, Barry, You Did It, My N*gga” [VIDEO]

Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore followed President Obama to close last night’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner with a series off jabs against the gathered media bigwigs. While Wilmore’s routine was generally met with tepid laughter or stony silence, especially from his targets at CNN, it was his final message to President Obama that caused gasps across Teabagistan and not a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: At The Nerd Prom

The red carpet procession has begun at this year’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner, where President Obama is expected to lob zingers at Donald Trump, who decided not to attend. Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore is tonight’s host. Watch below.

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BRITAIN: Obama Tells Emotional Trans Student He Can’t Overturn Laws With Current Congress [VIDEO]

During an appearance today in London, President Obama encouraged an emotional transgender student, saying that he is “incredibly proud” of her work for social reform, but that it’s not possible to overturn laws like North Carolina’s with the current Congress. From the Daily Mail: Maria Munir, a University of York student who is running for a council seat in Watford, ...

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The Obamas Meet Prince George

ABC News reports: Adorable. That’s the best way to describe President Obama and the first lady’s meeting with Prince George, the 2-year-old son of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The president thought so himself. “I guess you all know why I came this week,” he said Saturday during a town hall in London. “It’s no secret. Nothing was going to ...

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Obama: Repeal Those Anti-LGBT Hate Laws [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports: President Barack Obama told British travelers that new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi pertaining to the treatment of LGBT individuals are “wrong and should be overturned” but they need not worry about being treated discourteously if they visit. “I want everybody here in the United Kingdom to know that the people of North Carolina and ...

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BRITAIN: Obama Urges Against Leaving The EU

NBC News reports: President Barack Obama intervened Friday in Britain’s acrimonious national poll on European Union membership, urging U.K. voters to reject calls to quit the political bloc. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether to remain in the E.U. or leave. The debate over the so-called ‘Brexit’ has divided the country and its political establishment. In ...

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case

At this writing hundreds of immigration activists are demonstrating outside the Supreme Court as justices prepare to hear oral arguments in the Texas-led case that seeks to overturn President Obama’s executive order preventing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. CNN reports: Critics of Obama’s moves say they are part of a pattern of the White House looking to go ...

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Slate Writer Files Freedom Of Information Demand To See Obama’s Advance Copy Of Game Of Thrones

From Slate columnist Vanessa Golembewski: At a premiere event earlier this week in Hollywood, Game of Thrones showrunner Dan Weiss revealed that President Obama is the only person outside of HBO who will see advance screenings of new episodes. That means those who traditionally view them — mainly journalists, industry folk, and the occasional fan group — have no choice ...

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Obama On Fox News: I’ll Keep Garland As SCOTUS Nominee Through The End Of My Term [VIDEO]

Via Talking Points Memo: President Barack Obama railed against the Republican senators who are stalling a consideration of his Supreme Court nominee, D.C. circuit judge Merrick Garland and vowed to support him through his term as President in an interview aired Sunday. I think there’s no doubt that Democrats and Republicans have gotten into a fix inside the Senate in ...

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President Obama Opens American Idol Finale With Praise For Show And Call For Voter Registration [VIDEO]

American Idol ended its 15-season run last night and the finale began with a message from the president. Via Deadline: Acknowledging “not all of us can sing like Kelly Clarkson,” Obama told viewers of the very last episode of the Fox series “all of our voices matter.” Opening up the jam packed 2-hour end to Idol’s fifteen season run, the ...

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ARGENTINA: Obama Does The Tango [VIDEO]

NPR reports: When in Rome — or in this case, Buenos Aires. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (right) tango with dancers during the state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday. President Obama danced the famous Argentine tango with a lithe dancer in a shimmery gold dress during the official state dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Responds To Brussels Attack

President Obama is due to address the Cuban people from Havana this morning. He will begin with a statement about today’s terror attack in Brussels. Watch below. The speech will begin shortly. UPDATE: The president expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium and vowed to work with their government to bring today’s attackers to justice. He is now delivering the ...

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CUBA: Obama Poses Before Che Guevara Mural [VIDEO]

Teabagistan is aflame with the usual screaming today after President Obama posed for photos with a giant mural of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara visible in the background. Media Matters points out that Ronald Reagan once delivered a speech with a huge bust of Vladimir Lenin looming over his head. And then there was that time George W. Bush posed for ...

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Arrives In Cuba

President Obama has just landed in Havana for his historic visit to Cuba. Watch below. Via Yahoo News: The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014, ending a Cold War-era estrangement that began when the Cuban ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Cites “Biden Rule” – Says There Will Be No SCOTUS Hearing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Makes SCOTUS Announcement UPDATE: Nominee Reported To Be Merrick Garland

President Obama will announce his nomination for the US Supreme Court at 11am Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House live-stream. Some expect the nominee to be present during Obama’s revelation. Exciting! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Garland will be the nominee.

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Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination Due This Morning

NBC News reports: President Obama has made up his mind. The president will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, just over a month after the death of conservative jurist Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the bench. “I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision,” Obama said in a statement. ...

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Hamilton Star Raps At White House [VIDEO]

Coolest president ever. CNN reports: It’s not every day the President of the United States plays back up to someone else — let alone tells someone to “drop the beat” — but that’s just what happened in a video the White House posted on Monday evening. President Barack Obama flipped through cue cards as Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway ...

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