Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Barack Obama To Endorse Joe Biden In Video Message

CBS News reports: Former President Barack Obama is set to deliver a long-awaited endorsement of Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, multiple people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. Mr. Obama is set to make the endorsement official in a video message set to be posted later today, the people said. Mr. Obama’s endorsement of his former vice president …

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Majority Say Obama Would Handle Pandemic Better

The Hill reports: A majority of registered voters said they think that former President Obama would do a better job at handling the coronavirus pandemic than President Trump according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday. In the new poll, 52 percent of the survey’s 1,990 respondents said they believed that Obama would be a better leader than Trump …

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Report: Obama Told Biden Endorsement Could Backfire

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama did something this weekend that he’s been unable to do so far in the Democratic primary race: Call former Vice President Joe Biden and offer his congratulations. While the two men speak regularly, the call from Obama on Saturday night came after Biden’s victory in South Carolina. But the words of praise for Biden’s …

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Obama Demands SC Stations Pull Deceptive Trump Ad

The Washington Post reports: Former president Barack Obama is calling on South Carolina television stations to stop running an ad from a pro-Trump super PAC that uses his words out of context in a misleading attack on former vice president Joe Biden. The Committee to Defend the President, a group devoted to supporting Trump, reported to the Federal Election Commission …

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Obama Triggers Trump Over Economic Recovery

The Washington Post reports: On Monday, former president Barack Obama commemorated the 11th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $800 billion stimulus, with a tweet, boasting that it paved “the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.” Obama’s tweet did not sit well with President …

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Buttigieg: I’m No Obama But Neither Is Biden [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg responded on Sunday to an attack ad from fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden comparing the former vice president’s record to Buttigieg’s, saying neither he nor Biden were comparable to former President Obama. Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace to respond to the Biden campaign’s comment that Buttigieg was “no Barack Obama,” …

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GALLUP: Obama, Trump Tied As Most Admired Man

Just in from Gallup Polling: Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied this year as the most admired man. It is Obama’s 12th time in the top spot versus the first for Trump. Michelle Obama is the most admired woman for the second year in a row. Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended …

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Joe Biden Open To Nominating Obama To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters on Saturday he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it.” “Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. ‘If he’d take it, yes,’” reported Wall Street Journal reporter Ken …

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Obama Golfed In Hawaii During Impeachment Vote

There’s a sweet symmetry to this story: While President Trump was hunkered down in the White House monitoring impeachment proceedings Wednesday, his predecessor in the Oval Office was hitting the links in Hawaii. Photos show Barack Obama — a native of Honolulu — on the course at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai, O’ahu, playing a round of golf under …

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Former Obama Admin Officials Endorse Mayor Pete

CNN reports: Three former Obama administration officials are endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor continues to stress comparisons between his presidential run and that of Barack Obama’s. Obama’s former special assistant and personal aide Reggie Love is endorsing Buttigieg, the campaign said. Love, who began his time with Obama as deputy political director in his …

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Reporter Regrets Viral Misquote Of Pete Buttigieg

Mediaite reports: LA Times reporter Evan Halper appeared to have captured a remarkably newsworthy moment when during an interview with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend Mayor laid blame of Donald Trump at the feet of former President Barack Obama. The last paragraph included the following comment “The failures of the Obama era help explain how we got Trump,” …

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Live Video: Former Presidents Eulogize Elijah Cummings

The Associated Press reports: The late Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic lawmaker and civil rights activist who was a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, will be eulogized on Friday by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in his hometown of Baltimore. On Thursday, Cummings became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state …

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Obama And Clintons To Speak At Cummings Funeral

The Baltimore Sun reports: Two former presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, will speak Friday at the funeral service in Baltimore of Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore congressman, committee chairman and civil rights advocate who died a week ago. Also among those speaking, according to Cummings’ aides, will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president’s wife and the 2016 Democratic presidential …

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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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