Tag Archives: Barack Obama

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits White House For First Time

ABC News reports: President Obama has invited his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House Thursday in order to facilitate a “successful transition between our presidencies.” The two will meet in the Oval Office mid-morning Thursday, while first lady Michelle Obama and future first lady Melania Trump meet in the White House residence. During remarks in the Rose Garden Wednesday, ...

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President Obama Wishes Trump Well: We Are All Rooting For Your Success In Uniting America [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Obama today said he is ready to welcome president-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday to ensure a “successful transition between our presidencies.” “We are now all rooting for success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said in a statement in the Rose Garden Wednesday. The president extended an invitation to the president-elect to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jon Bon Jovi, Springsteen, POTUS, And FLOTUS Rally With Hillary On Philly’s Independence Mall

The rally begins at 7PM and the line to get in is over 1.5 miles long at this writing. I’m posting this a bit early as a heads-up. Via NBC News: Bruce Springsteen is set to join a powerful lineup of guests that includes President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi on ...

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FLASHBACK: One Day More: Les Misbarack [VIDEO]

On the final day before Election 2016, many on Twitter are quoting lines from the Les Miserables anthem, One Day More. And that reminds me of one of our favorite moments from the closing days of the 2008 Obama campaign, when members of the Los Angeles-based Ultimate Improv troupe went viral with their lip-synced performance of the song from the ...

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Bill Maher Interviews President Obama On Climate Change, Marijuana, And Immigration Reform [VIDEO]

ABC News recaps: Bill Maher’s months-long on-air campaign to persuade President Barack Obama to appear on his HBO show “Real Time” culminated Friday evening with the airing of the president’s sit-down interview with the left-leaning host. The 40-minute interview was taped Tuesday at the White House in the Roosevelt Room. The interview was wide-ranging, with the pair discussing the election, ...

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Obama Sounds Alarm Over Black Voter Turnout

The Hill reports: President Obama is sounding the alarm about low turnout among black voters in key battleground states, arguing it could sink Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the White House and put his legacy in jeopardy. “I’m going to be honest with you right now. The Latino vote is up. The overall vote is up. But the ...

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Obama Tells Samantha Bee: Hillary Clinton’s Ambition Might Be Questioned During Her Presidency [VIDEO]

CNN recaps: President Barack Obama said Hillary Clinton’s ambition might be questioned if she becomes president, during a Halloween-themed interview aired Monday. “If and when Hillary is president, what do you think will be the female equivalent of ‘you weren’t born in this country?'” Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS (a subsidiary of Time Warner, ...

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GDP Hits 2.9% In Biggest Gain Since 2014

Good news for Hillary in the final days of the campaign. MarketWatch reports: The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years, aided by a surge in exports and a rebound in the size of inventories companies keep on hand for sale. The government said gross domestic product, the official scorecard for the economy, ...

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President Obama Reads Mean Tweets [VIDEO]

Via Us Weekly: It’s a social media showdown! President Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, October 24, and took the opportunity to troll Donald Trump during the famous ‘Mean Tweets’ sketch. POTUS was a good sport as he read out a long list of insults people had posted about him, from mocking his ugly dad jeans, to ...

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BOOM: Obama Tells Trump To Stop Whining [VIDEO]

You know Trump will go nuts about this. ABC News reports: President Obama criticized Donald Trump today for suggesting the presidential election will be rigged. “I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented. It happens to ...

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Colbert Helps Obama With His Resume [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: President Barack Obama is about to be out of work after eight years of service, so Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to help the commander-in-chief bulk up his resume for his upcoming job hunt. In a pre-taped interview on Monday’s The Late Show, Colbert surprised Obama in the White House, and put on his persona of ...

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POST-WHITE HOUSE: Obama And Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Tackle Gerrymandering

This seems to be the first real indication of the president’s plans after his term ends. Politico reports: As Democrats aim to capitalize on this year’s Republican turmoil and start building back their own decimated bench, former Attorney General Eric Holder will chair a new umbrella group focused on redistricting reform—with the aim of taking on the gerrymandering that’s left ...

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Obama Rips Into Crybaby Trump: He’s Complaining About The Ref Before The Game’s Even Done [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: With polls showing a neck-and-neck presidential race in the bellwether state of Ohio, President Obama spent the brunt of his time during a rally in Cleveland today poking fun at Donald Trump for his temperament and complaints of a “rigged system” after a week of bad headlines. “He seems to be in the middle of the game ...

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Obama Stars In Powerful New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

You’ll like this. Daily Kos recaps: Barack Obama makes the case that Hillary Clinton equals continuing progress in a powerful new video featuring some of the most memorable images of the Obama presidency, set to his speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner last month. This is the Barack Obama so much of the country fell in love with ...

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Obama Mocks Alex Jones For Saying That He And Hillary Are Literal Demons Who Smell Like Sulfur [VIDEO]

First, the report from the Huffington Post: Radio host and Donald Trump supporter Alex Jones doesn’t need to tell Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama to go to Hell. He believes they already reside there. On Monday, Jones, host of his eponymous show on the Genesis Communications Network, said the two were literally the devil, Media Matters reports. He called ...

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John Oliver On Guantanamo Prison [VIDEO]

The Week reports: On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver called the fact that Gitmo is still open one of Obama’s “inarguable failures.” A poll found that 52 percent of Americans think it should remain open, and while he sees the appeal — “potentially dangerous people are locked up and far away” — there are more reasons to shut it down. ...

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Obama On Trump’s Lewd Comments: His Unbelievable Rhetoric Just Shows His Insecurities [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Reacting to the recent release of audio of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, President Obama called the candidate “insecure” and said he “pumps himself up by putting other people down – not a character trait I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office.” Obama spoke about Trump at a planned event Sunday in Chicago for ...

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Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New High

Politico reports: President Barack Obama’s job approval rating hit 55 percent in a new poll released Thursday, the highest that number has been at any point during his second term in office. The CNN/ORC poll released Thursday marks the seventh consecutive month that Obama’s job approval numbers have been above 50 percent. His job approval number is up 4 percentage ...

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Obama On The Devolution Of The Republican Party: I See A Straight Line From Sarah Palin To Donald Trump

New York Magazine today published an interview with President Obama which largely focuses on his legacy. But this is the quote that’s getting notice: “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in ...

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Dem Heavy-Hitters Star In New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

Millennial outreach continues. Via Mediaite: How do you do, fellow kids? The Hillary Clinton campaign has put up a “Squad Goals” video, because that’s a thing that young people like, right? And who’s in Clinton’s “squad”? Why, President Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. Take that, Tay Tay!

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