Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama On Iran Deal Withdrawal: It’s A Serious Mistake

Just in from the office of former President Obama: There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. The reality …

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Trump Tells Macron US Will Withdraw From Iran Deal

The New York Times reports: President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation. Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its …

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Obama Trashes “NRA Shills” In Parkland Essay

President Obama profiles Parkland students for TIME: Seared by memories of seeing their friends murdered at a place they believed to be safe, these young leaders don’t intimidate easily. They see the NRA and its allies—whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories—as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay. They’re …

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SURVEY: America’s Most-Admired Man Is Barack Obama

The Hill reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are the most admired people in the U.S., according to a YouGov survey of admired figures across the globe. The former president and first lady also landed second place for the most admired people in the world. President Trump was the second-most admired man in the U.S., but only gained an admiration score …

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Obama Hails “Inspiring” Young Anti-Gun Marchers

The Hill reports: Former President Barack Obama on Saturday tweeted a message of support for the students participating in the March for Our Lives worldwide. Obama tweeted that he and former first lady Michelle Obama are “inspired” by those who organized the marches. Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for the marches on Saturday, which took place in all …

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Viral Supercut Shows State TV Hosts Bashing Obama On North Korea Then Praising Trump For Same Plan

Mediaite reports: Video outlet NowThis put together a stunning supercut of Fox News anchors talking about the prospect of the U.S. president meeting with North Korea’s leader — and there’s an astonishing discrepancy between their reactions, based on which president it was. When Barack Obama suggested that he would meet with North Korea without preconditions, Fox News absolutely skewered him. …

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Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix

The New York Times reports: Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and …

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Michelle Obama To Release Memoir In November

The Associated Press reports:  Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called “Becoming.” “Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience,” she said in a statement. “It has allowed …

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Presidents Day: Political Scientists Rank Trump Last

Politico reports: Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan are up, Bill Clinton is down and Donald Trump is off to a historically bad start — and the greats, meanwhile, remain the greats. It was the finding of the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, released Monday by professors Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn …

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Hannity Blames Obama For Russian Meddling [VIDEO]

Oh so predictable: “Where the hell was the Obama administration?” Hannity asked. “What did they do then to stop this?” Hannity pointed to a report from NBC News about how they “didn’t do more” to stop Russia because they thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 election. “So in other words, it sounds like the Obama administration––they were …

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Trump Trails Obama In TV Ratings For First SOTU

Variety reports: Viewership of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address is down slightly in the Nielsen ratings compared to his first televised address to Congress last February as well as President Barack Obama’s first such address. On broadcast, Tuesday’s coverage of the speech drew 7.1 million viewers on NBC, 7 million on CBS, 5.4 million on ABC, …

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POLL: 48% Found SOTU To Be “Very Positive”

CNN reports: Almost half of Americans who watched President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address — 48% — say they had a “very positive” impression of the speech, down from 57% of speech-watchers after his first address to match Barack Obama’s rating after his first State of the Union address, according to a new CNN poll conducted by …

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Obama: Fox News Viewers Live On A Different Planet

What would be the name of this planet? Former President Obama said in an interview that Fox News viewers and NPR listeners are living on different planets in terms of what news they consume. “If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you, you know, listen to NPR,” Obama told David Letterman …

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James O’Keefe: Trump Repeatedly Asked Me To “Get Inside” Columbia University And Steal Obama’s Records

The Hill reports: Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump asked him to “get inside” Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack Obama’s college records. O’Keefe writes in his book “American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News,” that Trump “suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign …

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Obama And Hillary Top 2017 Most-Admired List

Stand by for a screaming orange meltdown. Gallup reports: Americans once again are most likely to name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most, as they have for the past 10 years. The pair retain their titles this year, although by much narrower margins than in the past. Obama …

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Obama Warns Of Divisive Social Media Use During Interview With Prince Harry (Doesn’t Mention Trump)

NBC News reports: In his first interview since leaving the White House in January, former President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry that the transition out of public office left him with a sense of ‘”serenity.” In the interview, which was light on political substance, Obama told listeners to BBC Radio’s flagship morning news program, Today, that the end of …

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Court Orders “Forcible” Soundproofing For Apartment Of Woman Who Won’t Stop Screaming About Obama

The New York Post reports: A Brooklyn judge has ordered a divorce lawyer into a padded room. The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around the clock — that her pad has to …

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BRITAIN: Prince Harry Interviews Obama [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Britain’s Prince Harry has interviewed former President Obama for a radio show set to air later this month. Though recorded in September, the first teaser clip of the conversation was shared by Kensington Palace social media accounts Sunday. Clocking in under a minute, the short video sees Obama and the prince joking as they prepare to begin …

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ALABAMA: Obama Records Robocall For Doug Jones

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump’s full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate. “This one’s serious,” Obama says in the call. …

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Obama Warns Of Parallels To Rise Of Hitler

Chicago Business reports: American democracy is fragile, and unless care is taken it could follow the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Mixed in with many softer comments, that was the somewhat jaw-dropping bottom line of Barack Obama last night as, in a Q&A session before the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicagoan who used to be president dropped …

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