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President Obama

  1. president trump
    Trump Finally Names the Crime He Thinks Obama Personally CommittedIt’s treason.
  2. politics
    Obama’s White House Portrait May Be the Latest Casualty of Trump’s Norm-BreakingAs Trump pursues the spurious Obamagate scandal, he reportedly intends to skip the White House tradition of hanging his predecessor’s portrait.
  3. president trump
    ‘Obamagate’ As Explained by President TrumpThe president offered a less-than-satisfactory explanation of his latest distraction from his administration’s disastrous pandemic response.
  4. the lost cause
    Don’t Be Like Me, a Person Who Read Chapters One and Two of Nikki Haley’s BookHer interview with Glenn Beck about the Confederate flag sparked controversy. Her book is even worse.
  5. foreign policy
    Trump’s Plan to Make the World Respect America Is Succeeding — on His TermsTrump doesn’t care about global respect. He cares about appeasing his supporters.
  6. democratic primaries
    Maybe the ‘Obama Coalition’ Was Just That: Obama’sEvery Democratic candidate once seen as a potential heir apparent to Obama’s base is either floundering or out of the race.
  7. veterans
    The Next Fight for Cory Remsburg, the Wounded Veteran Obama Made FamousIn 2014, a White House speechwriter made a brain-injured soldier a symbol of resilience. Now he finds the story didn’t end so neatly.
  8. president obama
    Obama Reminisces About Getting Kicked Out of Disneyland for SmokingKool and the Gang was involved in his story.
  9. Obama Says We Live in ‘Strange Times’ in Major South Africa SpeechIt was the most comprehensive and pointed address he’s given since leaving office.
  10. Obama Speaks Out on DACA: ‘To Target These Young People Is Wrong’It was a rare rebuke from the former president.
  11. Trump’s Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a StrategyTo the extent that it’s bold, it’s dangerous; to the extent it’s new, it’s vague; to the extent that it’s a strategy, it’s Obama’s.
  12. Report: Obama Warned Against Hiring Flynn, But Trump Ignored HimOr rather, Trump thought he was kidding.
  13. Obama Is Returning to Public Life, But He Won’t Be Talking TrumpAfter three months of vacation, he will start giving speeches next week — but he’s refusing to be a foil.
  14. Obama Chimes In on Health-Care Debate: ‘America Is Stronger’ Because of ACAThe former president is pushing back against claims that the ACA is a disaster.
  15. U.S. Strikes ISIS Camps in Libya, Killing 80 MilitantsB-2 bombers and drones wiped out two camps 28 miles outside of Sirte.
  16. Obama Granted 212 Pardons, and More Commutations Than Any Other U.S. PresidentIn addition to commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence, he pardoned General James Cartwright, who leaked classified information to journalists.
  17. Obama Designates 3 Civil-Rights Sites As National MonumentsHe also expands national monuments at two important environmental sites, an act that will very likely be a rarity under the Trump administration.
  18. President Obama Quoted To Kill a Mockingbird in His Farewell AddressHe urged sensitivity and understanding between America’s diverse racial and ethnic groups, invoking Atticus Finch’s famous words.
  19. President Obama Quotes Washington, Urging Americans to Guard the ConstitutionHe said the Constitution is “just a piece of parchment” without the active participation of the American people to give it meaning.
  20. President Obama Has Now Granted Clemency to More than 1,000 Federal InmatesThat’s more than the previous 11 presidents combined.
  21. President Obama Refuses to Tell Anti-Trump Protesters to Remain ‘Silent’He also advised Trump to get “serious” about his new job while speaking in Germany.
  22. President Obama: ‘We Have to Remember That We’re All on One Team’The president addresses the country after Trump’s victory.
  23. President Obama Congratulates Donald Trump and Invites Him to the White HouseVladimir Putin and a host of other world leaders also chimed in on Trump’s victory.
  24. Obama Has Commuted the Sentences of More Than 870 Inmates During His PresidencyAnother 98 federal inmates had their sentences shortened on Thursday.
  25. President Obama Is Psyched About Putting Americans on Mars by the 2030sA public-private partnership will be key to making this happen, the president says.
  26. Obama’s Job Approval Rating Double That of W.’s at Same Point in Second TermIn an era of perceived equivalence between the two parties, we sometimes forget Obama’s leaving office in much better shape than his predecessor did.
  27. Philippines President Tells President Obama to ‘Go to Hell’At least he didn’t insult Obama’s mother this time.
  28. Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto on 9/11 Lawsuit Bill, House Expected to FollowIt’s the first time Congress has overridden an Obama veto.
  29. Trump Uses Racist Conspiracy Theory to Promote Himself, One Last TimeThe GOP nominee tricked the media into broadcasting an infomercial for his campaign and hotels by promising to reveal where he thinks Obama was born.
  30. President of the Philippines Gets Handshake From President Obama Despite InsultHe called Obama a “son of a bitch.”
  31. Obama and Putin Meet at G-20, But Can’t Reach Any Deal on SyriaThey also apparently chatted about cybersecurity in a 90-minute meeting.
  32. Donald Trump Criticizes Obama’s Anti-Cop ‘Body Language’The GOP nominee argues that when the first black president says positive things about cops, something about the way he looks casts doubt on his sincerity.
  33. Obama Is Now the First Sitting U.S. President to Call Himself a FeministLet’s hope we’ll hear it more now.
  34. GOP Senator Asks Christians to Pray for Obama’s Speedy DeathGeorgia senator David Perdue told conservative Christians to pray that Obama’s “days be few.” But he was just joking!
  35. After Meeting With Obama, Bernie Sanders Moves Toward PeaceSanders now says he looks forward to meeting with Hillary Clinton to “see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump.”
  36. early and awkward
    President Obama on Donald Trump: ‘Ignorance Is Not a Virtue’In a commencement speech, Obama dragged Trump without saying his name even once.
  37. Barack Obama Will Be the First Sitting President to Visit HiroshimaThe visit is intended to “highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”
  38. lgbt rights
    Obama to Name Stonewall Inn First-Ever National Monument for Gay RightsJust in time for Pride Month.
  39. the white house
    Obama Would Like the Media to Be Nicer, PleaseThe president feels “picked on and misunderstood” by the press.
  40. Obama to UK: Don’t Brexit. UK to Obama: Piss OffLondon mayor Boris Johnson suggested that the “part-Kenyan” president’s position might be motivated by an “ancestral dislike of the British empire.”
  41. Obama Condemns Cruz’s ‘Muslim Patrol’ ProposalObama notes that Cruz’s father came to America to flee the kind of repressive surveillance Cruz just proposed for America’s Muslims.
  42. In Right-Wing Fever Dream Come True, Obama Meets With Castro, Laments Embargo“What we did for 50 years did not serve our interests or the interests of the Cuban people,” the president said in Havana on Monday.
  43. Barack Obama Reveals the Fondest Memory of His PresidencyHint: There’s one achievement Obama cares about more than any other. 
  44. running wild with bear grylls
    Watch Obama Eat an Already-Chewed SalmonDrinking his own pee, however, is out of the question. Even if Bear Grylls asks him.
  45. Obama: ‘Immigration Is Our Origin Story’“We can never say it often or loudly enough: Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America.”
  46. No Child Left Behind Is Officially DoneObama signed “Every Student Succeeds,” a new bipartisan education bill that scraps the program by giving states more power to decide testing and teacher evaluations.
  47. 5 Signs the Secret Service Is in CrisisA bipartisan congressional investigation found that the agency is “in crisis.”
  48. Hillary Clinton Unveils Her Hawkish Alternative to Obama’s ISIS StrategyAt the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton called for intensifying and broadening the current approach to defeating ISIS.
  49. bromances
    President Obama Probably Misses John Boehner Already “Boehner, man, I’m going to miss you.”
  50. President Obama Understands the ‘Scapegoating’ of Police But Urges Broad ReformsThe president called for gun control, justice reform, and changes in community policing. 
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