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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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Silk library, Obama jersey, ‘Marvelous’ traffic jam: News from around our 50 states

Hail storm kills more than 11,000 birds in Montana, Alaska notches its warmest month on record as climate shifts, and more
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Protests against Walmart, BMW Championship, Obama high school jersey auction: 5 things to know this weekend

Gun protests planned against Walmart stores, Tiger Woods faces huge task at the BMW Championship and more things to start your weekend right.
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Videos for Barack Obama

Petitioners want Trump Tower on Obama Avenue [Video]Petitioners want Trump Tower on Obama Avenue

More than 340,000 have signed a MoveOn.org petition to change the name of the block of 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower to 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue'. Priscilla Huff reports.

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Petitioners aim to put Trump Tower on Obama Avenue [Video]Petitioners aim to put Trump Tower on Obama Avenue

More than 340,000 have signed a MoveOn.org petition to change the name of the block of 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower to 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue'. Priscilla Huff reports.

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Why President Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control [Video]Why President Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control

The country has been rocked by a series of mass shootings. There is pressure for President Trump and Republicans lawmakers to make gun control a priority. The issue would be moot, however, if Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Republican Congressman Apologizes For The 'Unfit Conman In The White House' [Video]Republican Congressman Apologizes For The 'Unfit Conman In The White House'

Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh wrote an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday. In it, he apologized for his role in helping President Donald Trump reach the White House. Business Insider..

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What Is President Obama Reading This Summer? [Video]What Is President Obama Reading This Summer?

President Barack Obama is an avid reader. CNN reports that this summer, the former President has a lot of heavy, weighty books on his list. The list includes The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead,..

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States sue Trump admin over carbon rule rollback [Video]States sue Trump admin over carbon rule rollback

Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan,..

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Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Blagojevich spotted at prison as Trump mulls pardon [Video]Blagojevich spotted at prison as Trump mulls pardon

Rod Blagojevich, the imprisoned former Illinois governor, is keeping in shape with outside exercise at the federal prison in Colorado as President Trump considers a pardon. Priscilla Huff has more.

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Famous Left-Handed People [Video]Famous Left-Handed People

August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. Just 10% of people in the world are left-handed. Many left handed people occupy high offices. Business Insider compiled a lit of popular left-handed leaders...

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Kamala Harris seeks campaign jolt in Iowa [Video]Kamala Harris seeks campaign jolt in Iowa

During a five-day bus tour across Iowa last week, 2020 White House contender Kamala Harris finally seemed to hit her stride. A Monmouth University poll released August 8 showed Harris third in the..

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Dems keep focus on Trump, race in Iowa [Video]Dems keep focus on Trump, race in Iowa

Democratic presidential candidates are heading to Iowa this weekend, where they're keeping the focus on President Donald Trump and his alleged links to white supremacy. Nathan Frandino has more.

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What Would Happen If Democrats Turn On Obama? [Video]What Would Happen If Democrats Turn On Obama?

During the July Democratic Debates, contenders used failures of Barack Obama to hammer his VP, Joe Biden. The main criticism came from the far left, Democratic Socialist candidates. The candidates..

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Judge Says Chelsea Manning Can Remain in Jail for Another Year [Video]Judge Says Chelsea Manning Can Remain in Jail for Another Year

Chelsea Manning is a former Army intelligence analyst-turned-whistleblower. She was pardoned by Barack Obama for leaking classified information. She recently refused to testify before a grand jury..

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Democrats Begin Devouring Obama's Legacy [Video]Democrats Begin Devouring Obama's Legacy

President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989. The Republican Party has honored his legacy for the last 30-years. To the GOP, Reagan is sacred and his decisions are all beyond reproach and discussion...

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Trump seems to backtrack on background checks [Video]Trump seems to backtrack on background checks

After calling for stronger background checks on Twitter, President Donald Trump quickly changes gears, instead proposing tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform, and citing violent..

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Biden Stands Behind Obamacare As Presidential Race Heats Up [Video]Biden Stands Behind Obamacare As Presidential Race Heats Up

According to Reuters, on Saturday former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood firmly in defense of the Obama administration's legacy after facing fire during this week's Democratic debates. Reuters says..

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Trump Rages At Rally [Video]Trump Rages At Rally

On Thursday, President Trump held a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. The President discussed the Democratic debates, which were held days before. At the rally, he accused his “extremist left-wing”..

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Biden 'surprised' by debate criticism against Obama [Video]Biden 'surprised' by debate criticism against Obama

2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday said he was surprised by the level of criticism made by his rivals during the Democratic debate against former President Barack Obama. Rough Cut (no..

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U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations [Video]U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..

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Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace [Video]Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace

Joe Biden, a former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, compared Republican President Donald Trump to the late George Wallace, a prominent supporter of racial segregation. Rough..

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Trump quit Iran nuke deal Trump quit Iran nuke deal "to spite Obama"

President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear pact to spite Barack Obama, according to Britain's Mail on Sunday, citing the former UK ambassador to Washington. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Former UK Ambassador's Memo Says Trump Left Iran Deal Because Of Barack Obama [Video]Former UK Ambassador's Memo Says Trump Left Iran Deal Because Of Barack Obama

The U.K.’s former ambassador to the U.S. has a theory on why President Donald Trump left Iran’s nuclear deal. Kim Darroch said Trump abandoned the international deal to spite his predecessor Barack..

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Trump congratulates U.S. women's team on World Cup win [Video]Trump congratulates U.S. women's team on World Cup win

President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated the U.S. women's soccer team on their 'incredible achievement' winning the World Cup, just days after a spat with the captain. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Trump Unleashes More Vitriol On Fed Over Interest Rates [Video]Trump Unleashes More Vitriol On Fed Over Interest Rates

President Donald Trump lashed out twice at the US Federal Reserve on Friday, once in person and once via tweet. According to Business Insider, the president is upset at interest rates, which he says..

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Obama and Biden’s Relationship Looks Rosy. It Wasn’t Always That Simple.

Their partnership is the stuff of buddy-movie lore, but those who saw it up close described a more difficult, complicated dynamic.
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Trial Opens for Former Obama Aide Accused of Lying About Foreign Lobbying

Lawyers for Gregory B. Craig said their client never intended to deceive Justice Department officials about his work on behalf of Ukraine’s government.
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Obama pays tribute to Toni Morrison in summer reading list

The former president encourages reading Toni Morrison's "transcendent" books
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Trump rule would let some businesses bar LGBT workers

The move comes as a reversal after Trump vowed to maintain Obama-era protections during his first month in office
CBS News - Published

Obama Shares His Summer Reading List

The former president recommended new books by Téa Obreht and Colson Whitehead, as well as well-known works by Hilary Mantel and Toni Morrison.
NYTimes.com - Published

Petition aims to rename Trump Tower street for Obama

If successful, Trump Tower's new address would be: "725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, New York, NY 10022"
CBS News - Published

More than 90,000 people sign petition to rename street in front of Trump Tower after Obama

The petition requests that "the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets be renamed 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue.'"
USATODAY.com - Published

The Subject Was Supposed to Be Energy, but Trump’s Visit to a Chemical Plant Seemed More Like a Rally

Mr. Trump railed against China, President Obama, the lawsuits he’s facing, and, as always, his media coverage.
NYTimes.com - Published

Twenty-two states sue Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan,..
Reuters - Published

States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule

The legal fight over how to regulate coal-burning plants could ultimately determine how much leverage the government has to fight global warming.
NYTimes.com - Published

Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught

For very different reasons, the Homeland Security Department under both the Obama and Trump administrations has struggled to elevate concerns about white nationalism and extremism.
NYTimes.com - Published

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