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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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Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

The decision could present a threat to President Trump’s agenda to quickly expand oil and gas drilling by offering opponents a roadmap to legal challenges.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pete Buttigieg embraces LGBTQ community in his 2020 campaign, but it doesn't define him

Like Barack Obama, Pete Buttigieg is embracing the historic breakthrough of his presidential bid without letting it define him.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Barack Obama

Found it! New York button shop saves the day [Video]Found it! New York button shop saves the day

Tender Buttons, a narrow little New York shop, has specialized in solving the fashion crises of customers who are desperate to find just the right button since the 1960s. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Bolsonaro and Trump Aim for Better US-Brazil Relations [Video]Bolsonaro and Trump Aim for Better US-Brazil Relations

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are touting their cooperation as a new era of U.S.-Brazil relations.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Alan Krueger, Obama adviser, takes own life at 58 [Video]Alan Krueger, Obama adviser, takes own life at 58

Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

White Nationalism Is On the Rise in the US [Video]White Nationalism Is On the Rise in the US

President Trump was hesitant to link the New Zealand attacks to a global rise in white nationalism. But data shows it's growing, at least in the U.S.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:38Published

Chris Cuomo Bashes Tucker Carlson [Video]Chris Cuomo Bashes Tucker Carlson

According to Business Insider, "CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed Fox News host Tucker Carlson for comments widely derided as prejudiced and racist, which resurfaced this week. Recordings show Carlson..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Calls Out Trump's Foreign Policy [Video]Former Vice President Dick Cheney Calls Out Trump's Foreign Policy

White House officials said former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Trump administration. During a private gathering of lawmakers, Cheney talked about Trump’s foreign policy. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Tucker Carlson Will Not Apologize For Controversial Comments [Video]Tucker Carlson Will Not Apologize For Controversial Comments

According to Business Insider, Fox News host Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize. A series of recordings have surfaced with Carlson making remarks about women, the Obamas and immigrants. Media Matters..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

President Trump Signs Huge Public Lands Bill Into Law [Video]President Trump Signs Huge Public Lands Bill Into Law

The law had overwhelming support from both parties.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Biden hints he's close to 2020 launch [Video]Biden hints he's close to 2020 launch

As anticipation mounts over whether former Vice President Joe Biden's will jump into the 2020 presidential race, an appearance in Boston raised hopes among supporters that his answer will be "Yes."..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Democrats unveil new bill to protect Dreamers [Video]Democrats unveil new bill to protect Dreamers

Democratic leaders in the House introduce the latest version of their bid to put undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers on a path to citizenship. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Obama Discusses How He Learned To Stay Calm As President [Video]Obama Discusses How He Learned To Stay Calm As President

Barack Obama was occasionally referred to by reporters during his presidency as "no drama Obama." Business Insider reports Obama appeared at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week hosted..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify [Video]Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify

A federal judge ordered Chelsea Manning held in contempt of court Friday for refusing to answer questions in a grand jury investigation into Wikileaks. The U.S. Army soldier served seven years in..

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Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt of court [Video]Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt of court

Attorney Moira Meltzer-Cohen says her client, former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was taken to jail on Friday after a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, held her in contempt for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Judge Orders Chelsea Manning to Jail for Refusal to Tesify [Video]Judge Orders Chelsea Manning to Jail for Refusal to Tesify

A federal judge found Manning in contempt of court Friday for refusing to answer questions before a secret grand jury.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Federal Judge Lifts Transgender Military Ban Injunction [Video]Federal Judge Lifts Transgender Military Ban Injunction

This is the fourth injunction to be lifted following the Supreme Court's decision to lift two other injunctions in January.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Trump's Team Proposes OT Pay Expansion [Video]Trump's Team Proposes OT Pay Expansion

On Thursday the department of Labor issued a proposal to extend mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Democrats Keep Fighting For Net Neutrality [Video]Democrats Keep Fighting For Net Neutrality

This week Democrats introduced a new bill aimed at restoring net neutrality rules that were repealed in 2017. The legislation calls for the renewal of rules that prohibit ISPs from valuing certain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Scraps Public Report on Civilian Drone-Strike Deaths [Video]Trump Scraps Public Report on Civilian Drone-Strike Deaths

​The Obama-era directive required the director of national intelligence to release an unclassified report every year by May 1.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Democrats Unveil Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules [Video]Democrats Unveil Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to scrap net neutrality rules.

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Democrats to Unveil Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules [Video]Democrats to Unveil Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules

The text of the measure is expected to be unveiled Wednesday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

U.S. Agency Determined To Cancel Funding, Claw Back $2.5 Billion From California [Video]U.S. Agency Determined To Cancel Funding, Claw Back $2.5 Billion From California

The U.S. Transportation Department is cancelling $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration to California. According to Reuters, the funds were meant for a California high-speed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

US Federal Borrowing Limit Kicks Back In [Video]US Federal Borrowing Limit Kicks Back In

The U.S. federal borrowing limit kicked back in on Saturday, capping the national debt at its current record-breaking $22 trillion deficit.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Donald Trump Criticized Obama's Grades. But His Lawyer Threatened Trump's Alma Maters Not to Release His Own Grades [Video]Donald Trump Criticized Obama's Grades. But His Lawyer Threatened Trump's Alma Maters Not to Release His Own Grades

Donald Trump Criticized Obama's Grades. But His Lawyer Threatened Trump's Alma Maters Not to Release His Own Grades

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GOP Senators Break From Party Over National Emergency [Video]GOP Senators Break From Party Over National Emergency

House and Senate Republicans join with Democrats to push back on President Donald Trump's national emergency to build a border wall.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

 

2020 Democrats: You might be surprised by Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He reminds me of Obama.

The young South Bend mayor is an unlikely commander in chief contender. But he's got a potentially appealing X factor: calmness and command of issues.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at 58

Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on..
Reuters - Published

Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

The investigation of Gregory B. Craig, who served as White House counsel in the Obama administration, comes amid a growing crackdown by the Justice Department on illegal foreign lobbying.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Dies at 58

The Princeton scholar, a labor economist known for his early work on the minimum wage, was a Treasury official and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Obama judges?' 'Trump judges?' Border emergency lawsuits could expose or defuse partisan differences

The judges who will hear legal challenges to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency run the political gamut from left to right.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty in spree aimed at Trump critics, including Obama, Biden and Clinton

Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty in pipe bomb mailing spree that targeted critics of President Donald Trump and prominent Democrats.
USATODAY.com - Published

Beto O’Rourke is 46. Bernie Sanders is 77. Does Age Matter Anymore for Democrats?

Democrats have won the presidency with younger nominees like Obama, Clinton and Kennedy. But age may be relative in 2020, with many younger voters preferring the septuagenarian Mr. Sanders.
NYTimes.com - Published

Mail Bomb Suspect Who Targeted Clinton, Obama and Other Democrats to Plead Guilty

Cesar Sayoc, a Trump supporter who prosecutors say mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, has decided to enter a guilty plea, according to a court docket.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests..
Reuters - Published

EPA Plans Limits on a Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers

The rule, which scales back a ban proposed under President Barack Obama, would prohibit the consumer use of products containing methylene chloride but allow commercial use.
NYTimes.com - Published

On national emergency vote, 41 Republican senators pledge loyalty to royalty

King Trump's pawns included senators who had thundered against President Barack Obama for executive overreach: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

In Cuba, Obama's detente becomes history as Trump threatens

Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President..
Reuters - Published

Consumer protection wanes under Trump, reports find

Two reports show that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken a less aggressive stance under President Donald Trump than under Barack Obama
USATODAY.com - Published

Tucker Carlson won't apologize to "mob" for women comments

Media watchdog says Fox News host questioned Barack Obama's race and described Iraqis as "semiliterate primitive monkeys"
CBS News - Published

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