Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama: I Could Have Won A Third Term


Yes, easily. Via Politico: President Barack Obama still believes in the message of hope and change he campaigned on in 2008, so much so that he suggested Monday it could have delivered him a third term — if such a thing were possible. “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run ...

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Final Holiday Message From The Obamas [VIDEO]


NBC News reports: President Barack Obama and the first lady shared a bittersweet goodbye — and a few laughs — in their final Christmas video message to the country released Saturday. There was even a throwback when Michelle Obama introduced a clip of their first Christmas address in 2009, when the president — with hair that was noticeably less gray ...

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TRUMP BLOCK: Obama “Permanently” Bans Offshore Drilling Along Most Of Arctic And Atlantic Seaboard


The New York Times reports: President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J. Trump. Mr. Obama invoked an obscure provision of a 1953 law, ...

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YES PLEASE: Obama Wants To Help Find “New Talent” For The Democrats After Leaving Office [VIDEO]


The Hill reports: President Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants to build up the Democratic Party by helping to develop a “whole new generation of talent” after he leaves the White House. “There are such incredible young people who not only worked on my campaign, but I’ve seen in advocacy groups,” the president told NPR. Obama ...

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Obama Slams Republicans For Siding With Russia: Ronald Reagan Would Roll Over In His Grave [VIDEO]


CNN reports: President Barack Obama asserted Friday that a September confrontation with his Russian counterpart prompted Moscow to cease its hacking of the US election. During a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China, Obama said he insisted President Vladimir Putin “cut it out” and told him “there were going to be serious consequences if ...

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FLOTUS Laments Loss Of Hope Because Trump [VIDEO]


Entertainment Weekly reports: The clock is ticking down to the first family’s departure from the White House — but first, Michelle Obama is giving her last interview as first lady to Oprah Winfrey. In a preview of the CBS and OWN special, aptly titled First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House — An Oprah Winfrey Special, Winfrey ...

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Obama Vows To “Take Action” Against Russia [VIDEO]


Politico reports: President Barack Obama vowed to take retaliatory action against Russia for trying “to impact the integrity” of the 2016 presidential elections, in an interview broadcast Thursday. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action,” the president told NPR. “And we will ...

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Strong Economy Spurs Fed To Hike Interest Rates


Reuters reports: The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday and signaled a faster pace of increases in 2017 as the Trump administration takes over with promises to boost growth through tax cuts, spending and deregulation. The rate increase, regarded as a virtual certainty by financial markets in the wake of a string of generally ...

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Obama Orders “Full Review” Of Election Hacking


Politico reports: President Barack Obama has ordered a “full review” of hacking-relating activity aimed at disrupting last month’s presidential election and he expects that report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, a top White House official said Friday. “We may have crossed into a new threshold and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, ...

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Trump: I Consulted Obama On My Appointments


Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is taking advice on his political appointees from the man he spent months railing against on the campaign trail: President Barack Obama. Trump said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” that he has sought the president’s advice on the candidates for various appointment-level positions and in at least one case so far, has ...

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Unemployment Rate Tumbles To 9-Year Low


Yahoo Finance reports: In a stunning development, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just revealed that the US unmployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.6% in November. This is the lowest level since August 2007. Economists were expecting the rate to be unchanged from October at 4.9%. During the month, US companies added 178,000 non farm payrolls, which was a tad lighter ...

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Obamas Light Final White House Xmas Tree [VIDEO]


Next year’s tree will be covered in gold flake. Via People: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House! President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at the White House on Thursday evening, where they lit the tree for their final time as the ...

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Obama Issues Final World AIDS Day Message [VIDEO]


Will this also be the last time we see the red ribbon hanging at the White House? Via press release: December 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s leadership on HIV/AIDS by both developing the first ...

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Obama And Biden Won’t Attend Castro’s Funeral


The Hill reports: President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend ...

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President Obama Extends “Hand Of Friendship To The Cuban People” Upon The Passing Of Fidel Castro


“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and ...

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ARIZONA: Trump Supporter Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Take Parting Shot At President Obama’s Birth Certificate


Via World Net Daily: With President-elect Donald Trump widely expected to turn back many of President Obama’s progressive executive actions and legislation, a shadow from the past has reappeared that may also impact Obama’s legacy: his birth certificate. WND has learned that a news conference has been scheduled for Dec. 15 to make public the final conclusions of the investigation ...

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Obama’s Approval Rating Hits 7-Year High


CNN reports: Obama’s approval rating in the poll stands at 57%, his highest since September 2009. That figure is on par with Ronald Reagan’s approval rating shortly after the presidential election in 1988, and approaching the level reached by Bill Clinton in November 2000. Obama far outpaces George W. Bush’s approval rating in November 2008, when just 24% approved of ...

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TRAILER: Netflix Obama Biopic Barry


The Huffington Post reports: Last month, Netflix released a dialogue-free teaser for its upcoming movie “Barry.” On Monday, The Huffington Post is debuting the first full-length trailer for the film. In the newly released footage, you can see actor Devon Terrell’s take on Barack Obama, as the young Columbia University student overcomes several obstacles throughout his schooling, such as a ...

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Obama Urges Trump To Stand Up To Russia [VIDEO]


Politico reports: President Barack Obama urged his successor Thursday to stand up for American values in his dealings with Russia and avoid taking a more practical, “realpolitik approach.” “I’ve sought a constructive relationship with Russia but what I have also been is realistic in recognizing there is some significant differences in how Russia views the world and how we view ...

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2016 Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees: Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Others


Note that two of this year’s honorees, De Niro and Springsteen, are among the loudest Trump critics. CBS News reports: The White House on Wednesday announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The prestigious accolade is given to people “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the ...

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