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44th president of the United States

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Barack Obama: 44th president of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

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President Obama, Howard Buffett

Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington; Plus, Warren Buffett..
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Campaign 2012

In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year's hot button issues. Steve Kroft interviews Obama. Scott..
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Videos for Barack Obama

Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau [Video]Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau

Former U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to Reuters, Trudeau faces a tough re-election after photos of him wearing blackface were..

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Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally [Video]Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday used a re-election campaign rally in Minneapolis to lash out at the impeachment inquiry against him. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation [Video]Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation

Sen. Lindsey Graham was pranked by two Russians calling him, pretending to be Turkey’s minister of defense. According to CNN, the call revealed Graham calling the Kurds a “threat” to Turkey. In..

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Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump [Video]Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham does not approve of President Donald Trump’s decision regarding a possible Turkish invasion. He said leaving their Kurdish allies in Syria to fend for themselves was a “disaster”..

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'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square [Video]'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square

"We want more. We demand more. And today, we say yes to something that looks like us." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia [Video]Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thinks it would be a tremendous thing if Ukraine could work things out with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that only with true support..

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Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate [Video]Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. President Barack Obama met with a fist bump at Obama's personal office in D.C. on September 16 as she toured Washington to promote youth..

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'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump [Video]'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump

President Trump took a shot at environmentally friendly light bulbs during a speech on Thursday, blaming them for making him look orange onstage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets [Video]Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets

Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated..

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Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections [Video]Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections

The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Trump Repeals Obama Regulation Protecting Waterways [Video]Trump Repeals Obama Regulation Protecting Waterways

The Trump administration announced the repeal of an Obama-era regulation expanding pollution protections. The regulation protected waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams. According to Reuters,..

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Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with US [Video]Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with US

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the country will never have direct talks with the US, but would consider multilateral negotiations if all sanctions are lifted. Sam Holder reports.

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Trump EPA Tries To Roll Back Another Obama-Era Regulation [Video]Trump EPA Tries To Roll Back Another Obama-Era Regulation

The Trump administration announced a plan to roll back and Obama-era regulation helping the environment. According to Gizmodo, the regulation cut methane emissions from power plants and fossil fuel..

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John McCain Congratulated Barack Obama 11 Years Ago [Video]John McCain Congratulated Barack Obama 11 Years Ago

On August 28,2008, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, released a video congratulating his opponent. He congratulated then-Sen. Barack Obama on winning the Democratic nomination. Obama..

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Democrats Ensure Presidential Candidates Won't Create Own Political Groups [Video]Democrats Ensure Presidential Candidates Won't Create Own Political Groups

Democratic Party officials are still not happy about Barack Obama creating his own political group. According to Politico, Obama created Organizing for Action outside of the Democratic National..

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Trump's New Trade Deal With Japan Gives Farmers Same Access As TPP [Video]Trump's New Trade Deal With Japan Gives Farmers Same Access As TPP

President Donald Trump made an “agreement in principle” on trade with Japan. According to CNN, this deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brings relief to American farmers. The deal gives..

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Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden [Video]Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden

2020 White House hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, known for his gaffes on the campaign trail, asked a town hall audience in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday: "Imagine if, God forbid, Barack..

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Biden asks: What if Obama 'had been assassinated?' [Video]Biden asks: What if Obama 'had been assassinated?'

2020 White House hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, known for his gaffes on the campaign trail, asked a town hall audience in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday: "Imagine if, God forbid, Barack..

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Trump Attacks Automakers Against His Fuel Efficiency Rules [Video]Trump Attacks Automakers Against His Fuel Efficiency Rules

President Donald Trump wants to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules. Yet he is unhappy with automakers like Ford Motor who are not supporting his administration's plan. The company recently..

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Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7 [Video]Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. President Trump says Russia is often discussed when he and the..

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Hillary Clinton suggests Russians are "grooming" a Democratic candidate

In an interview with former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, Clinton also called Jill Stein a "Russian asset"
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Obama endorses Trudeau days before Canadian election

"The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term," the former president said
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Obama tweets support for Canadian PM Trudeau in re-election campaign

Former U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support on Wednesday for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who faces a tough battle for re-election next week.
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Canada's Trudeau slams rivals for dirty campaign, gets Obama endorsement

Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing a tough election next week, accused his rivals on Wednesday of fighting a dirty campaign and picked up an endorsement from former U.S. President..
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Julián Castro: "I never think I get enough time" on debate stage

Former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro said he thought Tuesday's debate stage was "a little crowded" with 12 Democrats. Castro joined Ed O'Keefe and Caitlin Huey-Burns in the spin room after the..
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Activists are trying to take Wisconsin back for the Dems by pounding the pavement

Democratic activists in swing districts knock on doors in attempts to turn the elusive Obama-to-Trump voter back to the Dems.
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In Attacking Rivals, an Angry Trump Reserves Sharpest for Biden

At a fiery campaign rally Thursday night in Minnesota, President Trump said former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did nothing but “kiss Barack Obama’s ass.”
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Republican Gowdy, who pushed Obama on Benghazi, joins Trump impeachment defense

Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy stepped into a familiar role on Wednesday when President Donald Trump tapped him to join his outside legal team to help battle a Democratic-led impeachment..
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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

The group was founded by powerful women in Hollywood in the wake of the #MeToo movement. It aims to fight sexual harassment and assault in all industries.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters

African-Americans were essential to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton winning competitive primaries like Ms. Warren faces in 2020. For now, Joe Biden has far deeper support.
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Susan Rice says attack on democracy "coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"

Susan Rice was a top national security official during all eight years of the Obama administration
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Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice warns our "democracy is under assault" and that attack is coming "from within”

Susan Rice was a top national security official during all eight years of the Obama administration. She was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, then became the president's national security..
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Eddie Murphy says 'Dolemite Is My Name' (and Obama's urging) spurred his return to stand-up

Eddie Murphy is getting off his couch for a comedy explosion that starts with Netflix's "Dolemite Is My Name," hosting "SNL" and a return to stand-up.
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President Obama, 30 Years on Death Row

Steve Kroft questions President Obama on topics including Russia's incursion in Syria, ISIS and the 2016 presidential race; then, Bill Whitaker interviews a prosecutor who admits his cowardice and..
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All in the Family, Inside Edge, Valerie Jarrett

60 Minutes salutes Morley Safer with a look back at one of his favorite reports, "All in the Family"; then, a rare look at how insider trading actually works; and, White House Senior Advisor Valerie..
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Apple CEO Tim Cook urges Supreme Court to preserve DACA program

Top executives at Apple - including CEO Tim Cook - have written a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Trump administration from terminating the DACA program, an Obama-era policy that has..
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Echoes of Benghazi Criticism and Anger Confront Pompeo in Ukraine Inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo once accused the Obama administration of obstructing a House inquiry and letting politics override national interests. He now faces similar charges.
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Obama administration reportedly rejected ban on flavored vaping products

As states report more deaths from vaping-related illnesses, the Los Angeles Times reports Obama administration officials rejected a ban on flavored vaping products years before the outbreak. Los..
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Trump administration cannot bar states from passing own internet rules, U.S. court says

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to declare that states cannot pass their own net neutrality laws and ordered the agency to review some key..
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Smithsonian's Lonnie Bunch on building a museum from America's "basements, trunks and attics"

Historian Lonnie Bunch is the first African-American to serve as head of the 173-year-old Smithsonian Institution. He’s in charge of 19 museums, 21 libraries and the National Zoo and oversees about..
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Impeachment whine: Trump thinks Republicans weren't tough on Obama. Believe me, we were.

What would Republicans have done to Barack Obama? Everything Democrats are doing to Trump and more. I know because I choreographed the GOP barrage.
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Prison Book Bans Called ‘Arbitrary and Irrational’

A report from PEN America says some restrictions targeted books by authors including Barack Obama, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.
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Trump administration weakens plan to expand overtime pay

The Department of Labor has set the overtime threshold to $35,568, replacing a more generous Obama-era rule
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U.S. Labor Department extends overtime pay to 1.3 million U.S. workers

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued a long-awaited rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 1.3 million U.S. workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a..
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Migrant children held by the Obama administration still suffering 5 years later

Two large waves of migrant children have reached the border in recent years. Both times, the U.S. struggled to care for them.
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Trump's Cabinet has included more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush

President Trump claimed he would drain the swamp, but it's unclear what he meant by that
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'One of the greats': Barack Obama, Meghan McCain mourn veteran journalist Cokie Roberts

Journalists from ABC, CNN and Fox News mourn the death of veteran journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts.
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Donald Trump says Democrats should look into Barack and Michelle Obama's books, Netflix deals

It's not the first time Trump has called for an investigation into Barack Obama's book deal, despite many former presidents publishing books after leaving office.
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U.S. utilities file legal challenge to Trump power plant rule

Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a..
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Dems draw stark contrasts with Trump on immigration in debate

Asked about the high number of deportations during President Obama's tenure, Biden demurred and instead vowed to roll back President Trump's hardline immigration polices
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Castro Questions Biden’s Memory at Debate: ‘Are You Forgetting Already What You Just Said?’

In a clash over their differing plans for Medicare, Julián Castro also told the former vice president: “I’m fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama and you’re not.”
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: How Biden got ready for fight night

Biden campaign senior officials said the former VP has a "target on his back" and is prepared to fend off attacks on President Obama and his legacy
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House Judiciary Committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

Nancy Cook, White House reporter for Politico, and CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper join "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest push for impeachment, as well as gun control legislation updates,..
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EPA to drop Obama-era water protection rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections to boost industry

The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and..
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EPA to announce repeal of Obama-era clean water rule

The 2015 rule spells out protections for large and small U.S. bodies of water. Environmentalists fear its replacement could result in more pollution
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Cherokee Nation names first delegate to Congress

The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to congress. Kimberly Teehee served President Obama as the first-ever Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs. She is currently the Vice..
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28 Pages

In 2016, former Sen. Bob Graham and others urged the Obama administration to declassify redacted pages of a report that holds 9/11 secrets
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Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power: "It's going to be very hard to recover" from the Trump era

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power served under president Obama, following him from the senate to the oval office. She shares her story in a new memoir, "The Education of an..
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Gregory Craig’s Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

The former White House counsel under President Barack Obama is charged with lying to federal officials over work he did for Ukraine.
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Student loans: Betsy DeVos rule change means college students must fight for loan forgiveness

DeVos thought it was too easy under Obama for students to get loan forgiveness if a college closed or if their degree didn't prepare them for a job.
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Secret service dog to get medal for protecting President Obama from White House intruder

A one-time secret service dog who is credited with protecting former president Obama from an intruder is set to receive an award for being a hero! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.  
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2007: Barack Obama

A look back at the 60 Minutes profile of Barack Obama from February 2007
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When 60 Minutes first met Barack Obama

Long before Obama's presidency, correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed the junior senator at his home in Chicago. Obama talked about race, Abe Lincoln--and tuna sandwiches
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Some 2020 Democratic hopefuls focus on faith to reach voters

A number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are focusing on faith outreach in key battleground states. Michael Wear, the former director of faith outreach for President Obama's 2012 reelection..
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There are a few (dozen?) glitches in that Donald Trump plan to end birthright citizenship

From the Constitution and the Supreme Court to diplomatic immunity and Italian ancestry, it's complicated. And it's another way to torment Obama.
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'Fair maps': Barack Obama launches new initiative to help take on partisan gerrymandering

Former President Barack Obama said gerrymandering is an issue he has made a top priority from his "2008 campaign until now." But the Supreme Court recently ruled maps that resulted from partisan..
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Joe Biden tells media "words matter" as his gaffes continue to pile up

Former Vice President Joe Biden is accusing reporters of not understanding his words on the campaign trail, after he asked voters to imagine what would have happened if Barack Obama was assassinated..
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