Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Obama To Tutor Trump On POTUS Duties

The Week reports: Donald Trump will be getting more help from the White House during the next several months than incoming presidents typically receive, The Wall Street Journal reports. People with knowledge of Trump’s meeting on Thursday with President Obama told the Journal Obama realized that Trump, who has no experience in government or the military, will need more guidance, ...

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President-Elect Trump Makes Nice With President Barack Secret Muslim Fake Birth Certificate Obama [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Obama and Donald J. Trump made a public show on Thursday of putting their bitter differences aside after a stunning election upset. The Oval Office meeting brought together a president who has darkly warned that Mr. Trump could not be trusted with the nuclear codes and a successor who rose to political prominence questioning ...

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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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