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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.

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Missy Elliott is first female rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott made history on Thursday as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Former President Obama recorded a video introduction, thanking her for her "trailblazing..
CBS News - Published

Trump speaks in Rose Garden on health care – live stream

Trump has repeatedly vowed to make the Republican Party the "party of great health care," while eliminating Obama-era protections
CBS News - Published

Videos for Barack Obama

'Joe Biden is a dummy': Trump [Video]'Joe Biden is a dummy': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump slammed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden before their respective campaign speeches in Iowa on Tuesday, saying that, "when a man mentions my name 76 times in a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

US Embassies Fly Rainbow Flag To Celebrate Pride MOnth [Video]US Embassies Fly Rainbow Flag To Celebrate Pride MOnth

U.S. embassies all around the world showed off a rainbow flag in honor of LGBTQ celebrations. According to Business Insider, the tradition to do so began during Barack Obama’s presidency. Before..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump’s plan to ease pollution rules challenged – by carmakers [Video]Trump’s plan to ease pollution rules challenged – by carmakers

Major car manufacturers say the US president’s planned rollback on Obama-era rules will damage the industry.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:48Published

Moulton Wants to Restore Benefits of Military Discharged For Being Gay [Video]Moulton Wants to Restore Benefits of Military Discharged For Being Gay

According to Reuters, Democratic U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, a 2020 presidential candidate, said if elected he would seek to retroactively upgrade the discharge status of military members..

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Spotify Announces Exclusive Podcast Deal With Barack And Michelle Obama [Video]Spotify Announces Exclusive Podcast Deal With Barack And Michelle Obama

Reuters reports Spotify has signed former U.S President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to a multi-year partnership to produce a series of podcasts. Spotify and the Obamas production company Higher..

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Who Do Most American Think Will Win In 2020? [Video]Who Do Most American Think Will Win In 2020?

CNN conducted a poll about the 2020 Presidential election. According to that poll a majority of Americans say they think Donald Trump is going to win a second term. The new poll finds 54% say their..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Barack Obama Tweets Message To Sikh Man Wearing Rainbow Turban For Pride [Video]Barack Obama Tweets Message To Sikh Man Wearing Rainbow Turban For Pride

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Tuesday and celebrated a Sikh man who went viral on social media for his turban. HuffPost reports that Jiwandi Kohli shared a photograph of himself..

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Democratic 2020 hopefuls to swarm San Francisco [Video]Democratic 2020 hopefuls to swarm San Francisco

California, the most liberal and populous U.S. state, is drawing a wave of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls this weekend. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing [Video]Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing

This week a Montana tribe blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing without consulting them. Reuters reports that the tribe is saying the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Obama Reportedly Feeling Competitive After Michelle's Smash-Hit Memoir [Video]Obama Reportedly Feeling Competitive After Michelle's Smash-Hit Memoir

President Barack Obama is writing a memoir he has yet to finish. According to Business Insider, Barack may be feeling competitive because of the success of his wife Michelle’s hit book,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Signs With ABC News [Video]Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Signs With ABC News

Broadcasting & Cable reports that former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined ABC News as an on-air contributor. Emanuel departed City Hall May 20 as Lori Lightfoot was named the new mayor of Chicago...

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U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran [Video]U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,..

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Grumpy Cat dies at age 7 [Video]Grumpy Cat dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity known for her permanent frown, died "in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha" this week, leaving behind countless online jokes about how we all feel at our worst moments,..

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Feline internet sensation Grumpy Cat dies at age 7 [Video]Feline internet sensation Grumpy Cat dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity famed for her permanent frown, died this week at the age of seven. Such was Grumpy's fame that, in May 2016, she was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds and, in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Pete Buttigieg Gets Barack Obama's Former Advertising Firm To Join Campaign [Video]Pete Buttigieg Gets Barack Obama's Former Advertising Firm To Join Campaign

Pete Buttigieg recently made a smart addition to his 2020 presidential campaign. The advertising firm that helped Barack Obama's campaign is now on his side. According to Politico, Larry Grisolano of..

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Class Warfare: London Mayor Says Trump Isn't 'In The Same Class' As Obama, Bush [Video]Class Warfare: London Mayor Says Trump Isn't 'In The Same Class' As Obama, Bush

London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested on Friday that US President Donald Trump is unworthy of his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom, saying that Trump is not "in the same class" as his..

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Co-founder says Facebook should be broken up [Video]Co-founder says Facebook should be broken up

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday called for the world’s largest social media company to be split in three and said Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg should be held responsible for privacy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Beto O'Rourke Hires Obama Adviser For 2020 Presidential Bid [Video]Beto O'Rourke Hires Obama Adviser For 2020 Presidential Bid

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate..

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Trump Wants To Appoint Mark Morgan To Head US Immigration Agency [Video]Trump Wants To Appoint Mark Morgan To Head US Immigration Agency

President Donald Trump said he will allow Mark Morgan to head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. According to Reuters, Morgan was a border patrol chief under former President..

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Biden says China's 'not competition for us' [Video]Biden says China's 'not competition for us'

Former Vice President Joe Biden, while on the campaign trail in Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday, said China is "not competition for us," drawing rebukes from Republicans. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Michelle Obama Fire's Up Thousands Of High School Students on College Signing Day [Video]Michelle Obama Fire's Up Thousands Of High School Students on College Signing Day

Michelle Obama gave an uplifting speech on college signing day at UCLA in front of thousands of high school students. The former first lady said herself and Barack were stepping aside for future..

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Obama Was A Major Hindrance To Biden's 2008 Run, But He's A Major Asset In 2020 [Video]Obama Was A Major Hindrance To Biden's 2008 Run, But He's A Major Asset In 2020

Obama Was A Major Hindrance To Biden's 2008 Run, But He's A Major Asset In 2020

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Trump Tells NRA He Intends On Pulling U.S. Out Of International Arms Treaty [Video]Trump Tells NRA He Intends On Pulling U.S. Out Of International Arms Treaty

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association that he would pull the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by..

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Trump vows withdrawal from global arms treaty [Video]Trump vows withdrawal from global arms treaty

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to revoke the United States' status as a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty, saying he would ask the U.S. Senate not to ratify the pact signed by his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Biden's 2020 Bid Reshapes White House Race [Video]Biden's 2020 Bid Reshapes White House Race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner, drawing momentum away from other leading candidates..

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They Like Joe Biden in Iowa. For Now. (Many Voters Are Still Looking.)

Interviews across Iowa indicate Mr. Biden’s early lead comes from familiarity, nostalgia for the Obama years and strategic calculations about who can win, not just from enthusiasm for his campaign..
NYTimes.com - Published

Obama faith outreach director on Biden's Hyde reversal

"Joe Biden is insisting he did not flip sides on a controversial abortion ban for political reasons. Michael Wear, the former director of faith outreach at Obama for America, joins ""Red & Blue"" to..
CBS News - Published

Democratic presidential candidate Harris vows to shield 'Dreamers,' others from deportation

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Wednesday said she would shield six million undocumented immigrants from deportation, a significant expansion of an Obama-era program protecting..
Reuters - Published

North Carolina man admits murdering Muslims, gets life in prison

A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Wednesday to the murders of three young Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the condemnation..
Reuters - Published

Be bold: Democrats must reject failed, boring electability notions to beat Trump in 2020

Obama and Trump showed freshness and novelty matter more than centrism or swing state roots. Boring candidates who play it safe are bad 2020 bets.
USATODAY.com - Published

Best of Late Night: Colbert is suspicious of Biden's friendship with Obama

The comics take a look at the Democratic candidates who campaigned in Iowa, and one who didn't.
USATODAY.com - Published

Happy 18th birthday, Sasha Obama!

Sasha, the youngest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, turns 18 on June 10, 2019. We look back at her life in the spotlight.
USATODAY.com - Published

Why former Defense Secretary Ash Carter wouldn't work for Trump

President Obama’s former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is offering a new, inside look at one of the world’s largest and most complex organizations: the Pentagon. It comes amid rising tensions..
CBS News - Published

Suspect in killing of three North Carolina Muslims expected to plead guilty

A man charged with killing three North Carolina Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the condemnation of then-President Barack Obama is expected to plead guilty to murder charges next week, a spokeswoman..
Reuters - Published

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