Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Obama Blasts “Cowardly Politicians And Gun Lobby”

From a statement issued by Barack Obama: It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun violence to do so. It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in …

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Former Presidents Unite In Vaccine Campaign [VIDEO]

Axios reports: All living former presidents except Donald Trump have banded together for two national ad campaigns released Thursday that are designed to drive trust in COVID-19 vaccines. Driving the news: One video from the “It’s Up To You” campaign features images of former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, along with former first ladies …

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Police: TN Man Forged Obama’s Name On Gun Permit

Chattanooga’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police are charging a man from Chattanooga after they say he forged former President Barack Obama’s name on an application for a handgun permit. Chattanooga officers arrested Robert Joseph Hallick on February 11th. He’s charged with perjury, forgery and identity theft. An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says Hallick had been denied a gun permit …

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POLL: Obama Was Best President, Trump Was Worst

The Independent reports: Former president Donald Trump has been named as the worst president in US history in a new YouGov poll, while his predecessor Barack Obama was voted the best. The results of the survey, produced with The Economist, show the polarisation of US political opinions at the end of the Trump presidency and as he is facing an …

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Trump Stock Market Underperformed Obama, Clinton

The Hill reports: President Trump is closing out his time in office with a significant increase in the stock market, but has fallen short of stock gains seen under predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. From Trump’s inauguration day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose from 19,827 to 30,930 on Tuesday, a 56 percent increase. That increase is below the …

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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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