Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New High

Politico reports: President Barack Obama’s job approval rating hit 55 percent in a new poll released Thursday, the highest that number has been at any point during his second term in office. The CNN/ORC poll released Thursday marks the seventh consecutive month that Obama’s job approval numbers have been above 50 percent. His job approval number is up 4 percentage …

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Obama On The Devolution Of The Republican Party: I See A Straight Line From Sarah Palin To Donald Trump

New York Magazine today published an interview with President Obama which largely focuses on his legacy. But this is the quote that’s getting notice: “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in …

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Dem Heavy-Hitters Star In New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

Millennial outreach continues. Via Mediaite: How do you do, fellow kids? The Hillary Clinton campaign has put up a “Squad Goals” video, because that’s a thing that young people like, right? And who’s in Clinton’s “squad”? Why, President Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. Take that, Tay Tay!

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Obama Slams Trump’s Comments On Race: Even 8-Year-Olds Know Slavery Wasn’t Good For Black People

ABC News reports: President Barack Obama said the nation’s police have “a really tough job” for which they should be honored and supported, but he said the perception of discrimination in the justice system should be “a source of concern for all Americans.” Speaking in an exclusive interview with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African …

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FLOTUS Delivers Her POTUS Impressions [VIDEO]

E Online reports: After more than two decades of marriage, First Lady Michelle Obama definitely knows her famous husband. The public figure sat down with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night to dish on Beyoncé, sleepovers at Buckingham Palace and her love of french fries. While all of the topics provided fascinating insight into America’s first family, the most unforgettable moment came …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks On Terror Attacks

President Obama is in New York City to attend the general assembly of the United Nations. He is due to deliver a statement on this weekend’s terror attacks at 11:30am. Watch below. UPDATE: The president arrived early and is now speaking.

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US Census: Median Income Rises, Poverty Rate Dips

The Los Angeles Times reports: Steady job growth and the biggest earnings boost on record helped sharply lower the nation’s poverty level last year and finally provided relief to the long-running problem of stagnant incomes. In its annual report on income and poverty, the Census Bureau said Tuesday that the share of people in the U.S. living in poverty dropped …

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Obama’s Approval Rating Hits 7-Year High

Good news for Hillary. The Washington Post reports: The last time that President Obama’s approval rating in Washington Post-ABC News polling was as high as it is in our new survey was six months after he took office. At 58 percent, Obama’s approval is 15 points higher than it was on the eve of the 2014 elections, where his party …

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President Obama Condemns North Korea’s Nuclear Test As A “Grave Threat To International Peace And Stability”

Politico reports: President Barack Obama on Friday denounced North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear weapon, condemning the move “in the strongest possible terms as a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability.” “North Korea stands out as the only country to have tested nuclear weapons this century,” Obama said in a statement. “Today’s test, North …

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Obama Cancels Meeting With Filipino President

Politico reports: President Barack Obama will no longer meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the White House announced Monday, after Duterte’s expletive-filled rant directed at the commander-in-chief raised eyebrows worldwide. “President Obama will not be holding a bilateral meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines this afternoon,” National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. Duterte had warned …

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Filipino President Vows To Curse At Obama

The Associated Press reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned President Barack Obama not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or “son of a bitch I will swear at you” when they meet in Laos during a regional summit. Duterte said Monday before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to …

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President Obama: This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

“It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too. And as spouses and partners and boyfriends, we need to work hard and be deliberate about creating truly equal relationships. The good news is that everywhere I go across the country, and around the world, I see people pushing back against dated assumptions about gender roles. From the young men who’ve …

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Joe Biden: Happy Birthday POTUS, Besties Forever

Vice President Joe Biden celebrated President Obama’s 55th birthday today by tweeting out a photo of the friendship bracelet made for him by the president back in June as part of a voter registration promotion. See that video below. Also sending birthday wishes today was Hillary Clinton, who tweeted out a meme-ready image. At age 47 in January 2009, Obama …

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Obama: Trump Is Unfit To Be President [VIDEO]

BOOM. From the New York Times: In his strongest denouncement of Donald J. Trump so far, President Obama on Tuesday said Mr. Trump was “unfit to serve as president” and urged the leaders of the Republican Party to withdraw their backing for his candidacy. Mr. Obama said the Republican criticisms of Mr. Trump “ring hollow” if the party’s leaders continue …

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President Obama Slams Trump In Speech To Veterans: I’m Tired Of People Trash-Talking Our Troops [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: As Donald Trump continued to hurl attacks on the family of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, President Barack Obama praised the sacrifice of American armed services members and their families Monday at the Disabled American Veterans convention. “As Commander-in-Chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops,” Obama said in a thinly-veiled rebuke …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Headlines Dem Convention

The headliners for the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention are about to begin speaking. On the roster are Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Michael Bloomberg, and President Obama. Watch below.

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Three

The third day of the Democratic National Convention will be gaveled to order at 4PM by chairperson Rep. Marcia Fudge. Watch below. The first half the program is quite busy, with speeches by Gavin Newsom, Bill De Blasio, Jesse Jackson, and Harry Reid among many others. Later I’ll start a second thread for tonight’s headliners, who include President Obama, Tim …

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Obama And Hillary Condemn Baton Rouge Attack

Via White House press release: I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on …

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Obama Delivers Speech On France Attack, Vows Solidarity And Recommitment To Diversity [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama on Friday pledged that the U.S. would stand in solidarity with France after the terrorist attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed. “Overnight in Nice, we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the peace and the freedom that we cherish,” Obama said in remarks delivered at the White House. “Today, …

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President Obama Laments “Horrific” Terror Attack In France, Offer US Assistance For Investigation

Via White House press release: On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many …

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