Tag Archives: Barack Obama

MARK OF RESPECT FOR VICTIMS: President Obama Orders US Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff Worldwide

Via White House press release: As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks About Orlando Massacre

President Obama will be at the podium in the White House briefing room at 1:30PM Eastern to speak about the massacre in Orlando. Watch below.

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Obama Briefed On Orlando Gay Nightclub Shootings

Via White House press release: The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The President asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with …

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MAY HIS DAYS BE FEW: Republican Sen. David Purdue Prays For God To Murder President Obama [VIDEO]

Via Politico: Even evangelicals should pray for President Barack Obama, Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) said at a gathering of religious conservatives on Friday. “You know, I think we are called to pray. We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said during the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority …

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Gay Bicyclist Rushing To Hook-Up Gets Tackled By NYPD When He Barrels Into Obama’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

So this happened yesterday. Via TMZ: President Obama got in the way of potential true love when the people protecting him opened a can of whoop ass on an unsuspecting NYC bicyclist. Daniel Provencio, 59, tells us he was hot to trot for a blind date — pumping “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones — when NYC cops tackled him …

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Obama Warns White House Pride Month Crowd: History Can Move Backwards On LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Obama told gay rights activists Thursday that they need to be vigilant to continue the progress they’ve made over the last eight years of his presidency. “Together we’ve proven that change is possible, that progress is possible,” he told a reception for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists at a White House reception — the eighth …

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Obama Slow-Jams The News [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: Back in April 2012, President Obama made his first ever appearance on NBC’s talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at UNC-Chapel Hill. There, the commander in chief and the musically inclined funnyman channeled their inner Al Greens and slow-jammed the news, pressing Congress to stop interest rate hikes on Stafford student loans. Obama returned to …

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Hillary Tweet-Slams Trump: Delete Your Account

Say it with us, children. BOOM!

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BREAKING: Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Watch below. Via Politico: President Barack Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton, saying, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” The development comes after Obama and Vice President Joe Biden largely stuck to their promise to stay on the sidelines during the Democratic primary. While Bernie Sanders is vowing to stay in the presidential race …

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White House Issues Track Record On LGBT Rights: DOMA, DADT, Hate Crimes Law, HIV/AIDS, And More

The White House today issued a lengthy recounting of the many, many advances in LGBT rights seen during the Obama administration. The “fact sheet” – which I’ve posted in its entirety below – serves both as a very well-earned bragging point and as a stark reminder of how tenuous many of these advances remain with the specter of a Republican …

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Obama: I’m Worried About The GOP [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Obama says Democrats are only too happy to run against Donald Trump, but he is personally “worried” about the fate of the Republican Party. “This country works when you have two parties that are serious and trying to solve problems,” Obama told Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. “And they’ve got philosophical differences and they have fierce …

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President Obama Congratulates Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders For Running “Inspiring Campaigns”

This came in late last night from the White House: Tonight, President Obama called both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders. The President congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and our politics …

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President Obama To Endorse Hillary Clinton

From the New York Times: President Obama, after months of sitting on the sidelines of the rancorous contest to succeed him, is now ready to aggressively campaign for Hillary Clinton, starting with a formal endorsement of her candidacy as early as this week. The White House is in active conversations with Mrs. Clinton’s campaign about how and where the president …

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President Obama Marks 35th Anniversary Of HIV/AIDS: Today We Call The Names Of Those We’ve Lost

Via White House press release: On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS. The past 35 years tell a story that bends from uncertainty, fear, and loss toward resilience, innovation, and hope. We’ve learned that stigma and silence don’t just fuel …

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Obama Praises Muhammad Ali As “The Greatest, Period”

President Obama has issued a heartfelt statement on the passing of Muhammad Ali. He writes: Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d “handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.” But what made The Champ the greatest – what truly separated him from everyone else …

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Obama Speaks Out On Transgender Students: We Should Treat Them With Dignity And Kindness [VIDEO]

Chris Johnson report at the Washington Blade: President Obama predicted on Wednesday courts will settle which public restroom transgender students should be able to use amid continuing controversy over the issue. Obama made the remarks in response to a question during a town hall on “PBS News Hour” with Gwen Ifill as part of a trip to Elkhart, Ind., in …

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Obama Issues Pride Month Proclamation: Let’s Celebrate Our Progress And Eliminate Prejudice

Just in from the White House: Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is …

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Breitbart Wails: Congress Should Censure President Obama For His “Apology” Speech In Hiroshima

From Breitbart editor Joel Pollak: President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.” The war that ended in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, “grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that …

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JAPAN: President Obama Lays Wreath In Hiroshima, Calls For World Without Nuclear Weapons [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a “world without nuclear weapons” during his remarks at the city’s Peace Memorial Park. Obama said that “71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed.” “A flash of light and a …

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Obama Lifts US Arms Embargo On Vietnam

CNN reports: President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam. In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense cooperation with the country and …

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