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Barack Obama: 44th president of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. 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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Biden, Trump show opposing views as COVID-19 surges [Video]

Biden, Trump show opposing views as COVID-19 surges

[NFA] President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road as..

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Last debate over, candidates enter final sprint [Video]

Last debate over, candidates enter final sprint

[NFA] In the final sprint to Election Day, President Donald Trump doubled down on his attempt to win over the senior vote in Florida on Friday, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden vowed to kill the..

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Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behaviour [Video]

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behaviour

Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

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Senate panel approves Trump court pick over Dem boycott [Video]

Senate panel approves Trump court pick over Dem boycott

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing..

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Jennifer Lawrence endorses Democrat Joe Biden after confessing she was a 'little Republican' [Video]

Jennifer Lawrence endorses Democrat Joe Biden after confessing she was a 'little Republican'

Jennifer Lawrence has joined the celebrities endorsing Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden after confessing she was once a "little Republican", who voted for late Senator John McCain over..

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Obama tears into Trump over economy and coronavirus handling [Video]

Obama tears into Trump over economy and coronavirus handling

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Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump’s record in Biden campaign pitch [Video]

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump’s record in Biden campaign pitch

The former US president Barack Obama said “we’ve got to vote like never before” as he blasted Donald Trump’s record on the coronavirus pandemic.View on euronews

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Obama blasts Trump in 2020 campaign trail debut [Video]

Obama blasts Trump in 2020 campaign trail debut

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off..

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Trump says Obama underestimated him [Video]

Trump says Obama underestimated him

U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on former U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday (October 21) saying Obama had underestimated him as he recalled his victory..

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Barack Obama says 'Trump wants zero blame for pandemic' [Video]

Barack Obama says 'Trump wants zero blame for pandemic'

Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trial in Philadelphia Wednesdayon behalf of his former vice president, Joe Biden. Mr Obama repeatedlyattacked President Donald Trump in his drive in..

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Obama: Trump can't even 'protect himself' [Video]

Obama: Trump can't even 'protect himself'

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, stumping for his former VP Joe Biden, said his administration "literally left the White House a pandemic playbook," adding that President Donald Trump "isn't going..

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Obama slams Trump over 'secret' Chinese bank account [Video]

Obama slams Trump over 'secret' Chinese bank account

Former U.S. President Barack Obama rallying for his former VP Joe Biden in Philadelphia Wednesday slammed President Donald Trump for his reported bank account in China, saying Trump may have paid more..

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Obama ‘never lost hope' the past four years [Video]

Obama ‘never lost hope' the past four years

Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump in crucial states..

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Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza Talks New Documentary 'The Way I See It' | THR News [Video]

Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza Talks New Documentary 'The Way I See It' | THR News

Pete Souza opens up about why working for both the Obama and Reagan administrations gives him a unique perspective on the presidency. Plus, he revealed what photo he thinks best describes Donald..

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Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote [Video]

Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate..

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'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins [Video]

'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins

[NFA] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with his party looking to push through the approval of President Trump's nominee,..

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Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick [Video]

Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick

[NFA] President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will face a grilling from Democrats this week during a multi-day Senate confirmation hearing as Republicans push ahead..

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Obama wishes Trump a speedy recovery [Video]

Obama wishes Trump a speedy recovery

Former U.S. President Barack Obama sent well wishes at an online campaign event to his successor Donald Trump who is in the hospital after becoming infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Rare Obama items hit the auction circuit [Video]

Rare Obama items hit the auction circuit

A cocktail dress worn by Michelle Obama during her time at the White House and a basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama at high school are among rare items from the former U.S. president and his wife..

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Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push [Video]

Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push

Washington (CNN) Former President Bill Clinton said Sunday it is "superficially hypocritical" for President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to push to put a new justice on the Supreme Court before..

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Here's the latest for Saturday October 24th: Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost; Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days; Obama criticizes Trump for walking out of interview;..
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Obama Roasts Trump in Miami, Likens Him to Wild 'Florida Man'

Barack Obama really should consider taking up stand-up comedy in retirement, because the dude's got some great jokes about President Trump ... especially when he's in Florida. 44 was at a rally..
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Mike Espy's Senate race in Mississippi is getting a fresh look from Democrats, including Barack Obama. Here's why

Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy is getting new attention in deeply red Mississippi as donations pour in after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
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Obama mocks Trump’s Chinese bank account: ‘They would’ve called me Beijing Barry.’


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Reince Priebus, Valerie Jarrett on presidential debate, final push to Election Day

With 12 days left until Election Day, the presidential candidates will face off in their final debate Thursday night in Nashville. Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and former senior..
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Obama speaks at campaign event for Biden in Pennsylvania, lashes out at Trump

In his first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden, former President Obama called out President Trump's coronavirus response. In a series of blistering criticisms, he accused the Trump administration..
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Eye Opener: Trump, Obama knock each other in dueling rallies

President Trump and former President Obama criticized each other at dueling rallies in battleground states, with the latter speaking out at his first in-person Biden campaign appearance. Also, FBI..
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Coronavirus updates: 'Witch City' announces stricter Halloween guidelines; San Quentin ordered to cut prison population; Spain tops 1M cases

Salem, Massachusetts, announces strict Halloween rules. San Quentin ordered to cut prison population. Obama digs in on Trump. Latest COVID news.
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Obama hits campaign trail for Biden in Pennsylvania; 14-year-old girl works on potential cure for coronavirus
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10/21/20: Red and Blue

Fmr. Pres. Obama hits the 2020 campaign trail; Winning over blue collar voters in Pennsylvania
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Donald Trump Rips Barack Obama After Blistering Rebuke Of Presidency

Donald Trump and Barack Obama are taking the gloves off ... Trump just ripped Obama after his blistering rebuke of Trump's presidency. The Prez went nuts on Obama during Wednesday's rally in North..
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Obama hits the trail for Biden in Pennsylvania

He made his first in-person appearance for Biden in the Keystone State at a socially distanced drive-in rally.
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Obama to Pa. voters: 'Turn out like never before'

Former President Barack Obama made his first in-person campaign pitch for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania Wednesday, blasting President Donald Trump and warning voters not to be complacent. "We've got to..
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Former President Obama holds first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden

Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail Wednesday, holding his first in-person event for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. Biden is hoping to flip Pennsylvania back to blue after President Trump..
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Obama says Trump couldn't 'protect himself' from COVID, has failed to protect the nation

Former President Barack Obama gave a fiery speech in Philadelphia attacking Trump as incompetent and surrounded by hacks while promoting Joe Biden
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Obama, in his first live campaign appearance for Biden, rallies voters in Philadelphia.

Former President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail for Joe Biden, with an appearance in Philadelphia today.
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Barack Obama Stumps for Biden in Philly, Takes Bullhorn to the Streets

Joe Biden's campaign is pulling out the biggest gun right before the election -- Barack Obama in the flesh pounding the pavement for his ex-Veep. The former President was out in Philly Wednesday,..
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Joe Biden prepares for final debate as Obama hits the campaign trail

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has no public events scheduled Wednesday as he prepares for Thursday's second and final presidential debate. Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama will make his first..
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Watch live: Obama holds first in-person campaign event in Philadelphia

Former President Obama is appearing at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening.
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Fact check: Senate Republicans moving to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee but blocked Obama's

A claim addressing the double standard for consideration of the two presidents' Supreme Court nominees was correct on substance, off on timing.
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Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump.

Among the possibilities are proposals developed by a Justice Department official from the Bush administration and a White House counsel under President Barack Obama.
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China looks to grow political and economic influence across Africa

Over the last several decades, China has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in Africa. Many scholars believe Beijing is doing this to gain political leverage and influence in the region. Grant..
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Tony Dokoupil travels to Michigan to get the pulse of voters

"CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil travels to three crucial battleground states to talk to voters about the issues that matter most to them, less than three weeks before Election Day. Monday, he..
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Joe Biden campaigns in North Carolina

On Sunday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden campaigned in Durham, North Carolina, where a Democrat hasn't won in the White House race since Barack Obama in 2008. (Oct. 18)  
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Obama to hit the campaign trail for Biden-Harris

President Obama will hit the campaign trail for the first time next week.
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Obama says Trump is a "symptom of" and "accelerant to" misinformation

Mr. Obama said misinformation has been "turbocharged because of social media... And because the head of our government, of our federal government, has resorted to it."
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Obama urges Americans to vote early

"It could come down to a handful of voters just like you," former President Obama said.
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Obama plans to hit the road for Biden. But first, a podcast.


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Barack Obama Praises LeBron James, You're a Great Player and Person!

Barack Obama is congratulating his pal, LeBron James -- saying the NBA superstar is a legend both on and off the court ... despite what Trump thinks. "Proud of my friend @KingJames for his fourth..
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5 Were Cleared to Leave Guantánamo. Then Trump Was Elected.

The president reversed Obama-era policies on detainees, leaving in limbo five prisoners who had been judged eligible for transfer to other countries. Their fate could rest on the 2020 election.
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Reince Priebus, Valerie Jarrett on big moments from VP debate, how it could shake up 2020 race

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris clashed on the White House's coronavirus response during Wednesday night's debate. CBS News political analyst and..
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Kayla Mueller, ISIS hostage killed in Syria, becomes a focus of Pence-Harris debate

Mike Pence claimed Barack Obama and Joe Biden missed a chance to save hostage Kayla Mueller, whose parents have become Trump supporters.
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Obama offers prayers for Trump, while the president’s campaign insults Obama in a fund-raising letter.


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Barack Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' to President Trump, Melania 'no matter our party'

Former President Barack Obama is calling for unity and compassion following President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis.
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Why hasn't former President Obama endorsed Joe Biden?

"I want to earn this on my own." Joe Biden tells "60 Minutes" he asked former President Obama not to endorse him in his run for White House.
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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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2008: The Obamas look ahead to the White House

Shortly after the 2008 election, Barack and Michelle Obama spoke with 60 Minutes about their plans for the White House--and the impact of the election
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Obama and the 2008 general election

60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft followed the first African-American presidential nominee as he took on Senator John McCain
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Obama and the Democratic 2008 primaries

60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft followed then-Senator Barack Obama from early debates through his improbable primary wins
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A president and a journalist: 17 interviews

A conversation with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft about his 17 interviews with President Obama; and executive producer Jeff Fager's memories from behind the scenes
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President Obama on leaving office

Steve Kroft asks the president how he feels about ending his second term - and whether he'd win if he ran for a third
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President Obama on his "fourth quarter"

The president tells Steve Kroft that there is a "certain liberating quality" to not being on the ballot again
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What does Obama think of Trump?

Steve Kroft asks President Barack Obama what he thinks of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
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President Obama on the politics of gun violence

Despite Congress' refusal to pass gun safety legislation, Obama says, we should not become "complacent and numb" to the problem
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President Obama on Russia's military moves in Syria

Steve Kroft asks Obama whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is "challenging" his leadership in Syria
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The future of an inclusive government in Iraq

"We need to do everything we can to help the Iraqi government get this right," President Obama says about the efforts by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to create a more inclusive government.
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How Syria became "ground zero for jihadists"

President Obama explains the emergence of the terrorist group ISIS and why he thinks Syria became "ground zero for jihadists around the world."
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Pres. Obama: Confident in the coalition against ISIS

"We now have a coalition of more than 40 countries who are working with the Iraqi goverment and the Iraqi military to make sure that ISIS is rolled back," President Obama tells Steve Kroft.
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The U.S. at the UN: Tackling violence and a virus

Ebola, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine -- the number of complex international crises may seem overwhelming, but each is solvable when countries work together, President Obama tells Steve Kroft
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Obama: The Full "60 Minutes" Interview

Two days after his party's defeat in the midterm elections, President Obama granted only one interview: with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft. Here is their entire conversation from start to..
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