Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Endorses Reelection Of “Progressive” Trudeau

The Huffington Post reports: Former United States president Barack Obama has endorsed the re-election bid of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Obama made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, touting Trudeau as a “hard-working, effective leader” who takes on big issues like climate change. Since leaving the White House, Obama has made several visits north to speak to crowds in Canadian cities, including …

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Obama Shades Trump’s TV And Twitter Obsessions

Markets Insider reports: If you’re the president of the United States, Barack Obama has two important tips to help make good decisions. The former US president spoke about his decision-making process on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco organized by the data-analysis company Splunk. First, Obama said, you should “make sure you have a team with a diversity of …

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Obamas-Produced Netflix Doc Likely Oscar Contender

Quartz reports: Donald Trump loves to brag that his NBC reality TV show, The Apprentice, was twice nominated for an Emmy award. (It never won, a fact the US president blames on politics.) That’s neat, but his predecessor in the White House will probably be nominated for an Oscar next year—and has a good shot to win. American Factory, a …

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It’s The Fifth Anniversary Of Obama’s Tan Suit Day

The Washington Post reports: Ronald Reagan wore tan suits during his presidency. So did Dwight D. Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. But on Aug. 28, 2014, when President Barack Obama showed up for a White House news conference dressed in beige, the light-colored suit became a matter of national import. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) …

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70,000+ Sign Petition To Rename Stretch Of Fifth Ave In Front Of Trump Tower In Honor Of Barack Obama

Newsweek reports: More than 70,000 people have signed onto a petition that seeks to rename the portion of Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan after former President Obama. “The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor,” reads the online …

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Trump Spox Rips Obama For Condemning Racism

The Daily Beast reports: White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley became visibly agitated on Tuesday when Fox News host Melissa Francis brought up what she called a “somewhat veiled jab” from former President Barack Obama following the pair of mass shootings that have rocked the nation over these past few days. “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths …

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Obama Reacts: We Should Soundly Reject Language By Any Of Our Leaders That Normalizes Racist Sentiments

Political Wire reports: Former President Barack Obama issued a statement demanding action on gun control in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Although he did not mention his successor by name, Obama called on Americans to “soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and …

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REPORT: Obama Unfazed By Dem Debate Criticism

CBS News reports: One name invoked frequently during Wednesday night’s debate was that of former President Barack Obama, who has no plans to participate in the Democratic presidential campaign this year but is keeping tabs on the contest. A source familiar with his thinking wouldn’t say whether the former president watched Tuesday and Wednesday’s debates, but said Obama believes “his …

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Michelle Obama Reminds Trump: It’s Our America

Agence France-Presse reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying “there’s a place for all of us.” “What truly makes our country great is its diversity… Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, …

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Poll: Michelle Obama Is World’s Most Admired Woman

From a survey released today by YouGuv: Michelle Obama has supplanted Angelina Jolie as the world’s most admired woman, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to. In fact, the American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian has fallen from first place last year to third place this year, with US talk show …

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Newly Leaked British Diplomatic Cable: Trump Only Scuttled Iran Nuclear Deal Because Obama Made It

Sky News reports: Britain’s ambassador to the US said Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal in an “act of diplomatic vandalism” because it was agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama, according to the latest leaked cables. The May 2018 memo was said to have been written by Sir Kim Darroch after a visit to the US by Boris Johnson, …

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Mailing Bombs To Obama And Others, Busted By DNA Match Of Her Cat’s Hair [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: A Texas woman charged with mailing a homemade bomb in 2016 to then-President Barack Obama, implicated when FBI agents matched a hair that was found on the package’s address label to her cat, pleaded guilty today. Julia Ann Poff, 47, of Brookshire, Texas, also admitted she mailed bombs to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and then-acting Social Security …

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Obama Wishes Happy Pride To Student Whose Rainbow Turban Went Viral: You’re Making The USA More Equal

Reuters reports: Former President Obama on Tuesday praised the graduate student who went viral for his rainbow turban celebrating Pride Month. Obama told Jiwandeep Kohli, a clinical psychology graduate student and former contestant on “The Great American Baking Show,” that he had “a lot to be proud of.” “Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more …

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Obama Spox Hails Joe Biden, No Endorsement Yet

Politico reports: Former President Barack Obama offered some warm words for Joe Biden on Thursday after his vice president officially jumped into the 2020 race, but notably did not endorse him. “President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made,” Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said. …

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Former Obama WH Lawyer Indicted In Mueller Case

CNBC reports: Gregory Craig, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday on charges of lying and hiding information related to his work for Ukraine. Craig, a 74-year-old lawyer based in Washington, D.C., was charged by the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, unit. Craig faces up to five years in prison for each …

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Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sales Near All-Time Record

The Washington Post reports: Sales for Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” continue to skyrocket. According to publisher Penguin Random House, the book has sold more than 10 million copies — including hardcover, audiobooks and e-books — since its November release. That puts it near the top, if not the pinnacle, of all-time memoir sales. Markus Dohle, Penguin Random House’s chief executive, …

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Obama Sends Condolences To People Of New Zealand

ABC News reports: Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday offered condolences to the people of New Zealand after at least 49 people were killed during shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand officials said they detained a 28-year-old man identifying himself as the shooter, who also posted an 87-page manifesto online and video of …

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Michelle Obama’s High School Names Facility For Her

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Michelle Obama’s alma mater Whitney Young Magnet High School will be naming a $4.3 million facility in her honor, marking what is believed the first time ever that a public facility in Chicago has been dedicated for the former first lady. The new facility, which is expected to be named after Obama in May, will serve …

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Joe Biden: My Family Is Now On Board For 2020 WH Bid And We’re Very Close To Getting To A Final Decision

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that his family is on board with a 2020 run and he’s “very close” to making a decision in his most direct comments to date about his thinking on jumping into the campaign. Speaking at the University of Delaware, Biden said that he has discussed a run with his family, …

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REPORT: Obama Won’t Endorse Any 2020 Candidate

The New York Times reports: A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this month: Organized by David Jacobson and John Phillips, Mr. Obama’s former ambassadors to Canada and Italy, the group interviewed an array of 2020 presidential candidates and debated whether to throw their wealth behind one or two of them. As presidential …

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