Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama On Rioting: Republicans Can Continue To “Stoke Raging Fires” Of Trumpism Or They Can Chose America

From former President Barack Obama: History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise. For two months now, …

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Gallup: Michelle Obama Is Most Admired US Woman

The Hill reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama was named the most admired woman in the U.S. for the third consecutive year according to Gallup polling released Tuesday. Ten percent of Americans named Obama as their most-admired woman, followed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first woman elected to the office, with 6 percent. First lady Melania Trump received 4 …

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Obama Records Campaign Ads For Rafael Warnock

The Hill reports: Former President Obama cut three digital ads in support of the Rev. Raphael Warnock ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs in January that will determine control of the Senate. “John Lewis wrote that ‘Democracy is not a state. It is an act.’ Georgia, the time to act is now. Let’s send Raphael Warnock to the Senate to …

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Obama To Rally Virtually For GA Senate Candidates

The Washington Post reports: Former president Barack Obama will try to boost the fortunes of the two Democratic Senate runoff candidates in Georgia with an appearance Friday at a virtual get-out-the-vote rally. The event comes in advance of a Dec. 7 voter registration deadline in the state for those who want to participate in the twin runoff elections on Jan. …

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Bush And Clinton Join Obama On Getting Vax Publicly

The Hill reports: Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are offering to publicly take the COVID-19 vaccine to prove its safety and encourage Americans to be inoculated. “President Clinton will definitely take a vaccine as soon as available to him, based on the priorities determined by public health officials. And he will do it in a …

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Obama: I May Get Vax On TV To Build US Confidence

CNBC reports: Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take a coronavirus vaccine once one is available and may film it to build confidence in the U.S. about vaccine safety. “I will be taking it and I may take it on TV or have it filmed so people know that I trust this science,” he told SiriusXM’s “The …

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Obama Calls It His “Screw Up” That Dolly Parton Didn’t Get A Presidential Medal Of Freedom: “I’ll Call Biden”

The Hill reports: Former President Obama says it was a major “screw up” of his administration that he failed to honor Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “That’s a mistake. I’m shocked,” Obama said Monday on CBS’ “The Late Show” after host Stephen Colbert asked how it was possible the “9 to 5” singer hadn’t received the country’s …

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Obama’s New Book Sells 890,000 Copies On First Day

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio. The only book by a former White …

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Obama: Trump Has Accelerated “Truth Decay” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former President Barack Obama made some of his most pointed criticism of President Trump to date in an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, saying his successor has hastened “truth decay.” “We have gone through a presidency that disregarded a whole host of basic institutional norms– expectations we had for a president that had been …

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Obama Rules Out Biden Cabinet Position If Offered

The Guardian reports: Barack Obama would not take a position in Joe Biden’s cabinet if the president-elect offered it – because if he did, he fears, Michelle Obama would leave him. The 44th president made the remark in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, two days ahead of publication of his memoir, A Promised Land. He was due to speak …

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Obama Congratulates Biden On “Decisive Victory”

USA Today reports: Politicians on both sides of the aisle, including former Presidents, presidential candidates, and Congresspeople have taken to Twitter to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on clinching the victory over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. “In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Obama Easily Sinks Three-Point Shot

The Hill reports: Former President Barack Obama went viral on Saturday night after shooting a three-pointer while on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Obama made the shot just before leaving a gymnasium in Flint, Mich. While he walks out the door, he appears to tell campaign staff “That’s what I do!” Celebrities and social media users …

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Obama To Visit Georgia In Election Eve Bid To Flip State

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former President Barack Obama will visit Atlanta on Monday in a final effort to rally supporters for former Vice President Joe Biden and get them to the polls. The Biden-Harris campaign confirmed Obama’s visit to Channel 2′s Richard Elliot. The campaign hasn’t confirmed specific details. However, Georgia Democrats are hosting a “Flip Georgia Blue” car …

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Obama Resurfaces Biden’s Year-Old Pandemic Warning

The Hill reports: Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, sharing a tweet the former vice president posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President Trump was not prepared for a pandemic. It was reported in March that the Obama administration had walked incoming Trump administration officials through a hypothetical scenario …

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New Obama Ad Urges Floridians To Vote Early [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Barack Obama is being tapped to gin up support for voting ahead of Election Day in Florida, putting the former president at the center of a new TV ad campaign kicking off in the nation’s biggest swing state. “It is going to be close and it could come down to a handful of voters just like you,” Obama …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama’s First In-Person Biden Event

Philadelphia’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former President Barack Obama is returning to Philadelphia on Wednesday for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden. It will be held in the afternoon outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. The event will be ticketed without public access. In 2016, the man known as one of the Democratic Party’s strongest orators …

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Obama Hits Trump For Spreading QAnon Batshittery

The Washington Post reports: As former president Barack Obama prepares to hit the campaign trail to boost Joe Biden’s bid for the White House, he lashed out at President Trump on Wednesday. In an interview on the liberal “Pod Save America” podcast, Obama particularly blasted his successor for continuing to spread misinformation. “Trump is a symptom of [misinformation] and an …

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Obama Issues Multiple State-Specific Voting Tutorials

CBS News reports: Former president Barack Obama released multiple state-specific tutorials on how to vote on Tuesday, 21 days before the Nov. 3 election. Looking straight into the camera, Obama said, “So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our healthcare. You …

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Obama To Hit Campaign Trail In Support Of Biden

ABC News reports: Former President Barack Obama is expected to hit the campaign trail “soon” for Joe Biden, his former vice president — a move that could help animate Democrats as the presidential race enters its pivotal final weeks. “President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support …

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Obama Sends “Best Wishes” To Trump And Melania, Trump Campaign Fires Out “Lyin’ Obama” Money Beg

Deadline reports: As a COVID-19 infected Donald Trump arrived at a military hospital, Barack Obama offered “best wishes” to his successor and First Lady Melania Trump in their battle against the harsh virus. In striking contrast, the former Celebrity Apprentice host’s re-election campaign simultaneously attacked “Lyin’ Obama.” “Although we’re in the midst of a big political fight, and we take …

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