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The Obama portraits draw visitors to the nation's capital

The portraits of former U.S. president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have increased visitation numbers at the National Portrait Gallery.        

Former Obama-era EPA admin explains how Scott Pruitt would be more dangerous ‘if he knew what he was doing’

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Barack Obama’s administration had some positive news for Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” McCarthy has spent her time after her public service to explain that the EPA...

From the Blue Jersey Archives March 2010: Sunscreen, deck chairs, and political illiteracy – the Kill the Bill Rally in D.C.

8 years ago tomorrow the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama, an imperfect but incredibly valuable step forward for a developed country, which even with it still ranks the worst of 11 developed countries. We spend...Read more

Trump Tax Updates Could Help Achieve Obama-Era Combined Heat and Power Goal

In a 2012 executive order, President Barack Obama called for the U.S. to add 40 gigawatts of new combined heat and power (CHP) capacity by 2020. The White House said the goal would spur new capital investment between $40 billion and $80 billion and eliminate emissions from the equivalent of 25 million cars. But, between 2012 and 2016, the U.S. Show More Summary

What does a presidential building look like?

Barack Obama wants to create a new kind of presidential library. Why has that proven so contentious? On February 27, former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at a meeting at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the sixth public...Show More Summary

Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'

2 days agoNews : Trending Now

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.

5 Ways Social Media Will Disrupt Politics

Digital platforms took center stage in the election process when former President Barack Obama used them to reach young voters and win the presidency in 2008. Since then, its growing use and influence has also raised alarms in the form of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Recently, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) called...

‘Hopefully there’s a grand plan’: Fox & Friends excuses Trump’s congratulatory call to Putin — and blames Obama

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The hosts of “Fox & Friends” reacted to President Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to Russian president Vladimir Putin by attacking former President Barack Obama. The U.S. president congratulated his Russian counterpart against the warnings of his national security staff,...

Obama's DHS Secretary defends election warnings

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama defended his department's efforts Wednesday to warn the American public about potential Russian interference prior to the 2016 election. (March 21)        

Op-ed says Clinton may have lost election due to 'systemic gender discrimination'

Despite being described by former U.S. President Barack Obama as the most-qualified presidential nominee in U.S. history, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 campaign for the highest office in the land. That outcome may have been the result of systemic gender discrimination, according to psychologists at Rice University.

Dotcom Affidavit Calls For Obama to Give Evidence in Megaupload Case

Former US president Barack Obama will jet into New Zealand later today with an extensive ban on media and publicity in place. One person who won't be shying away is Kim Dotcom, who has seized the opportunity to file an affidavit with the High Court. Show More Summary

Supremes Reject Arizona's Appeal to Stop Issuing Dreamer's Licenses

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let Arizona deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who are protected from deportation under a program started by President Barack Obama. For the second time in recent weeks, the justices steered clear of a fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Show More Summary

CNN Cited Anti-Trump, Former CIA Director in Article on McCabe’s Firing

CNN published an article that quoted former CIA Director John Brennan, who has been a consistent anti-Trump voice since the 2016 presidential election. Brennan served under Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama. Brennan claimed that despite the firing of FBI official Andrew McCabe by Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions, “America will triumph” over Trump. McCabe was […]

Obama’s Secret Friend Farrakhan: ‘FBI Worst Enemy of Blacks; Jews Control Those Agencies of Government’

Former President Barack Obama’s secret friend and ally, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, denounced Jews as controlling government agencies that keep Black people down in a video clip posted Wednesday from a Saviours’ Day speech Farrakhan gave in late February. Show More Summary

Obama Speaks at MIT — But You’re Not Supposed to Know That

[guest post by JVW] I’ve been meaning to write this up for the past week. Former President Barack Obama was a guest speaker at the annual Sports Analytics Conference hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management (disclosure: I received an undergraduate degree at MIT) at the end of last month. Now in its twelfth […]

Conservative CNN panel marvels at GOP hypocrisy over Trump’s Stormy Daniels payout — and admits ‘Obama is a class act’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A panel of conservative columnists on Wednesday was stunned by the “defining down” of the presidency under Donald Trump, remarking that—despite their irreconcilable differences with former President Barack Obama—they have to admit he was “a class act.” The panel was responding to the never-ending...

Does Mueller have a case against Trump? Eric Holder thinks so — with a caveat.

President Trump is fixated on loyalty, particularly from the attorney general. He famously complained that Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t protect him the way, Trump believed, Holder did former president Barack Obama. So, when I asked Holder if Trump didn’t have a point, he set the record straight. “I didn’t have to protect Barack Obama, […]

Interior Department forces out assistant who frequently shared falsehoods about Obama, Clinton and minorities

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A woman who worked on the Trump campaign frequently shared false stories attacking former president Barack Obama and other posts that maligned Muslims, gay people and African Americans.

Obama calls out Facebook and Google, and says it's hard to know how long democracy can survive the current political climate

Former President Barack Obama lamented the current state of political discourse in the US, saying social-media platforms like Facebook and Google are "shaping our culture in powerful ways." Obama made the off-the-record comments at an...Show More Summary

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