Tag Archives: Barack Obama

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Unveils WH Portraits Of Obamas

The Associated Press reports: It’s been more than a decade since President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, welcomed back George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, for the unveiling of their White House portraits, part of a beloved Washington tradition that for decades managed to transcend partisan politics. President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are set to revive …

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Barack Obama Wins Emmy For Netflix Documentary

The Guardian reports: Barack Obama is halfway to becoming an EGOT after winning an Emmy award to go with his two Grammys. The former president won the best narrator Emmy on Saturday for his work on the Netflix documentary series Our Great National Parks. The five-part show, which features national parks from around the world, is produced by Barack and …

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Biden To Host White House Portrait Ceremony For Obamas That Trump Never Held Due To His Assholery

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden will host former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House in early September for the unveiling of their official White House portraits, according to an Obama spokesperson. The traditional East Room ceremony unveiling the Obamas’ portraits, usually a moment where the sitting president and the first lady fête their immediate predecessors, …

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Obamas To Leave Spotify, Seek New Deal Elsewhere

Bloomberg News reports: Barack and Michelle Obama’s time with Spotify Technology SA is coming to an end. The former first family’s production company, Higher Ground, won’t be signing a new deal with the audio platform, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The company is instead talking to other distributors about a deal worth tens of millions of dollars, among …

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Obama Tests Positive For COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

The Washington Post reports: Former president Barack Obama said Sunday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, noting that his symptoms appeared mild so far. “I just tested positive for COVID,” Obama said on Twitter. “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and …

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Barack Obama Again The World’s Most Admired Man

YouGov reports: Barack Obama retains his position as world’s most admired man in YouGov’s international survey this year, having wrested the position from long-time incumbent Bill Gates last year. Michelle Obama likewise holds on to her position as world’s most admired woman for the third year running. In fact, the top three spots for each sex are unchanged since last …

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REPORT: Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo Lied About Having Treated COVID Patients While At UCLA

Florida Politics reports: Florida’s new Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo did not treat COVID-19 patients at UCLA as he has asserted, charges a report that aired Monday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. The 12-minute segment began with Maddow recapping the controversies surrounding the right-wing “America’s Frontline Doctors” group, of which Ladapo was a member, as well as some …

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Obama To Campaign For McAuliffe In Tight VA Race

NBC News reports: Former President Barack Obama will join a rally for Terry McAuliffe next week, another sign of the urgency national Democrats feel in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. McAuliffe announced Obama’s visit — scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, in Richmond — during an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “There’s going to be a lot of excitement,” McAuliffe said. “The …

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Obama Endorses Trudeau Ahead Of Canadian Election

CTV News reports: With less then a week until election day, former U.S. president Barack Obama has waded into the fray to bolster the campaign of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who he describes as his “friend.” Even after Obama left office, the pair have maintained friendly relations, with the former president visiting Trudeau at an Ottawa brewery for a pint …

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New Obama Ad: Vote No On Newsom Recall [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama urges Californians to reject the recall effort targeting Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a television ad released on Wednesday, telling voters that the outcome of Tuesday’s recall election could be the difference “between protecting our kids and putting them at risk.” “You’ve got a big choice to make by September 14. Governor Newsom has …

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Obama Cancels 60th Birthday Party Over Delta Worries

The New York Times reports:  The party plans had been months in the making and many invitees had already arrived on Martha’s Vineyard when former President Barack Obama belatedly announced he was canceling his huge 60th birthday bash scheduled for Saturday. “Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have …

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Texas Federal Judge Orders Halt To DACA Approvals

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge in Texas has largely halted an Obama administration initiative that grants work permits and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, though he allowed the more than 600,000 young people already in the program to keep their protected status. But the judge ruled that new applications may …

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Obama: Voting Rights Bill Must Pass Before Midterms

“We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought about January 6, if we have that for a couple more election cycles, we’re going to have real problems in terms of our democracy [in the] long term. “Since I left office I’ve tried to make a policy not to weigh in …

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Obama Blasts GOP For Embracing Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

“Suddenly, everybody was back in line. Now, the reason for that is because the base believed it. The base believed it because this had been told to them not just by the president, but by the media that they watch and nobody stood up and said, ‘Stop. This is enough. This is not true.’ “I won’t say nobody. Let me …

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BOOK: Obama Called Trump A “Corrupt Motherfucker”

The Guardian reports: According to a new book, Barack Obama called Trump a “madman”, a “racist, sexist pig”, “that fucking lunatic” and a “corrupt motherfucker”. The remarks are reported in Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Donald Trump by Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer at the Atlantic, which will be published next week. The reported remarks …

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Obama Family Mourns Death Of White House Dog Bo

ABC News reports: Bo, the Obama family dog, has died, according to the former president. The black and white Portuguese water dog, who joined the first family in the White House in April 2009, was the last presidential pet before President Joe Biden’s dogs, Major and Champ, joined the White House earlier this year. Bo, chosen for his hypoallergenic fur, …

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Almost One Million New Obamacare Signups In 2021

The New York Times reports: Nearly one million Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage during the first 10 weeks of a special open enrollment period the Biden administration began in February. A total of 940,000 people enrolled in Obamacare coverage between Feb. 15 and April 30, new data released Thursday by Health and Human Services shows. Of …

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Obama: We Badly Need To Reimagine Policing In USA

A statement from former President Barack Obama: Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. It’s important to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but this is also a reminder of just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country. The fact that this …

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Obama Praises MLB On Moving All-Star Game From GA

Forbes reports: The controversial decision by Major League Baseball to pull the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s newly enacted elections law has elicited sharply divergent responses from each of the past two U.S. chief executives, with former President Donald Trump accusing MLB of “interfering with free and fair elections,” while Barack Obama praised the league. …

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Tucker Carlson Calls Obama “A Racial Arsonist” [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: More than any other contemporary American leader, Barack Obama is a racial arsonist. He emerges at our most vulnerable moments to deepen the wounds that divide us. He sows hate. Why does Barack Obama do this? Well, it would take a psychiatrist to answer that question fully, though it seems obvious that deep loathing of …

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