The stock market has rallied during Donald Trump’s presidency, with the S&P 500 up nearly 24% during Trump’s first year in office. But here’s a surprise: It did even better during President Obama’s first year, rising 35.3%. More Presidents are quick to take credit when the stock market and the broader economy perform well under their watch. Show More Summary
Back in 2013, Trump blamed President Obama for the federal government shutting down, but now that Republicans control the White House and Congress, he's blaming the Democrats. MSNBC's Morning Joe played video footage from an appearance Trump did on Fox and Friends that aired on Sept. Show More Summary
In 2016, Trump claimed the US had no respect under President Obama. Turns out, the world respects us less now that Trump’s in charge.
The HHS under President Obama tried to override and destroy religious freedom and conscience which was clearly demonstrated in that administration’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate. Now the Department of Health and Human Services under President Trump is going an entirely different direction and in the process has established a new division to actually support and encourage […]
Jackson Park in Chicago, the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, has been chosen as the site of former President Barack Obama's library. via Flickr Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I’m experiencing some schadenfreude when it comes to former President Barack Obama’s struggles to get his library built in Chicago. Show More Summary
This has been a dizzying year for those anxious about climate change. On the policy front, President Trump has worked to unravel President Obama's progress on climate, reversing two of his signature achievements first by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement in June and then scrapping the Clean Power Plan in October.
JOEL KOTKIN: Red States Roaring Back Under Trump. Some positive trends can be traced to the Obama years, but there’s clearly been a shift in trajectory and direction of the economy. As President Obama once noted, “elections have consequences.”...Show More Summary
By Marshall Shaffer The director who captured President Obama's final year in office talks about trust, gossip, and the nobility of public service. The article He’s With The Band: Greg Barker on His Obama Administration Doc ‘The Final Year’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
(Scott Johnson) Mahmoud Abbas is one of the many people to whom President Trump is getting. It is entirely to Trump’s credit that Abbas’s usual shtick has failed so miserably with Trump, as is the contrast with President Obama in this respect. Show More Summary
Yet another departure from President Obama’s policies and philosophy.
One of former President Obama’s favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes is “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward
On December 29, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation: January 2018 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Started by President Obama in 2010, this initiative has served to raise awareness about this crime against humanity. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, writing about former president Obama’s hack remark to David Letterman about the absence of “a common baseline of facts” shared by Americans, I asked whether Obama really is as shallow a thinker as he appears to be. Show More Summary
Traitor Chelsea Manning, whose sentence was commuted by President Obama last year, announced last week that he’s running for Senate in Maryland. Sunday, his campaign released its first ad and, oh boy, is it just as awful as you might imagine. Show More Summary
Fox continues to give Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA) cover for muddying the waters in the Mueller investigation. And in other news, water is still wet. As we already discussed here, President Obama dared to say out loud what anyone with a functioning brain already knows about Fox "news" viewers... Show More Summary
Politico: “The GOP is forced to defend 13 states that former President Obama won — from Maine to New Mexico to Wisconsin — while Democrats are protecting just one — Pennsylvania — that fell to Trump.” “Republicans now admit that [.....
(Paul Mirengoff) David Letterman asked former president Obama what he considers the more dangerous threat to a democracy, the president demeaning the press or a foreign power sabotaging the voting process. Obama must think it’s the latter, because in his answer he demeaned the press. Show More Summary
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 onShow More Summary
Yeah, that event never happened.
Former President Obama has a message for President Donald Trump: Pay close attention to your behavior, because it has the potential to impact the nation’s culture and values. “One of the things that Michelle figured out, in some ways faster than I did—was part of your ability to lead...