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Being a White House kid comes with pluses and minuses

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
If it’s tough being a kid, try being a “first kid” — the child of an American president.
Just ask President Bill Clinton‘s daughter, Chelsea. Or President George W. Bush‘s twins, Jenna and Barbara. And now, President Donald Trump‘s youngest child, Barron, is finding out.
Ten-year-old Barron was the target of a poorly received joke tweeted by a “Saturday Night Live” writer on Jan. 20 as the new first family reveled in Inauguration Day events. Separately in Chicago, comedian Shannon Noll played the title character in “Barron Trump: Up Past Bedtime,” which had a recent run at a theater in Hyde

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Promises, pomp and protests as Donald Trump sworn in

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Looking out over the crowd sprawled across the National Mall, Trump painted a bleak picture of the nation he now leads, lamenting “American carnage,” shuttered factories and depleted U.S. leadership. President Barack Obama, the man he replaced, sat behind him stoically.
Trump’s address lasted just 16 minutes. While

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Christian Ulvert: A presidency remembered for tearing down walls of injustice

Friday, January 20th, 2017
As I traveled back from Thailand to the United States earlier this month, I watched “Southside With You” and was once again in awe on the deep-rooted bond between our now former President, Barack Obama and first lady, Michelle Obama. The movie also depicts the devoted love President Obama has for his community and his sense of urgency to move strategically on solving problems.
The movie was as a reminder of why so many of us feel a deep connection to this president. I never worked on his campaigns, but was moved to volunteer often. Every one has a personal

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@POTUS gets a fresh start with Donald Trump inauguration

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Much has been said about the peaceful transition of power, but what about the peaceful transition of the presidential Twitter account?
Don’t worry, there’s a plan for that.
The POLITICO Morning Tech email reported this morning that a plan is in place to transition all of President Barack Obama’s tweets from the @POTUS account to @POTUS 44, an “archived Obama-era version of the account. The account will retain all of the current followers, while also attaching those same followers to the account that gets handed over to President-elect Donald Trump.
“That is, if you follow the presidential account now you’ll eventually, automagically,

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Americans say Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired in 2016

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

President Barack Obama is the man most admired by Americans 2016.
In a new Gallup Poll, 22 percent of respondents mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. Coming in second was President-elect Donald Trump at 15 percent. This marks Obama’s ninth consecutive time at the top of the most-admired list, but with a margin of only seven percentage points, it was his narrowest victory yet.
Often, incumbent presidents are ranked highest — in the 70 times Gallup asked the question, the president has won 58 times. Twelve exceptions came mostly when the sitting president was unpopular, such as 2008, when

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Donald Trump says Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama “must have been talking about the past” when she said there’s no sense of hope after his election.
Trump, speaking Saturday at the final rally of his postelection “thank you” tour, then resisted escalating the spat further, suggesting “she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out.”
But as Trump praised the Obamas for treating him so nicely when he visited the White House shortly after the election, many in the Mobile, Alabama, crowd booed the first family.
Michelle Obama, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Monday on

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Ahead for Michelle Obama? Figuring out what comes next

Monday, December 12th, 2016
It’ll be one of the most watched midlife career changes in recent memory. What does Michelle Obama do next?
After eight years as a high-profile advocate against childhood obesity, a sought-after talk show guest, a Democratic power player and a style maven, the first lady will have her pick of options when she leaves the White House next month.

In this photo taken Oct. 18, 2016, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama waits to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington.

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Donald Trump takes triumphant tour of Washington, has cordial meeting with Barack Obama

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation’s capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he’ll be sworn into office.
Trump’s meeting with Obama spanned 90 minutes, longer than originally scheduled. Obama said he was “encouraged” by Trump’s willingness to work with his team during the transition of power, and the Republican called the president a “very good man.”
“I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including his counsel,” Trump said from the

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Michelle Obama goes on Tampa hip hop station to make last hour pitch for Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Michelle Obama went on Tampa hip-hop station 95.7 The Beat Tuesday afternoon, where she encouraged listeners to go to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton. 
“We need people to be as enthusiastic as they were for Barack in this election, because the stakes are just as high, probably higher because of who her opponent is, and what he stands for, or doesn’t stand for, on so many different levels, and that’s one reason why we’ve been working so hard for Hillary,” the first lady told DJ Anjali “Queen B.”
Michelle Obama’s appearance on 95.7 follows previous appearances in recent weeks on the

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.2.16 – Hillary Clinton returns to the oldie but goodies in Dade City speech

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Remember when Hillary Clinton would invoke Michelle Obama‘s phrase when dealing with Donald Trump that, “When they go low, we go high?”
That was so, oh, I don’t know, October-like.
In Pasco County yesterday, the Democratic presidential nominee spent considerable time tearing apart Trump, invoking his greatest hits of insults as she tries to rally the base in the final week of the campaign.
Clinton dug deep, referring to how The Donald boasted on Howard Stern’s show about how he used to go backstage at beauty pageants to barge in on the women while they were getting dressed.
“He said he did that —

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House.
While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House.
While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House.
While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House.
While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House.
While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of

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Donald Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser’s allegations and suggested another wasn’t worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee.

With eight women accusing Trump of unwanted kissing, groping or more, the New York businessman maintained his innocence and his denunciation of opponent Hillary Clinton and an international media conspiracy aimed at denying him the White House.
“100 percent fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!” Trump tweeted on Saturday

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Donald Trump aggressive, Hillary Clinton steady in tense debate

Monday, October 10th, 2016
His candidacy spiraling out of control, Donald Trump faced Hillary Clinton on the debate stage Sunday night in the most critical moment of his political career.
Questions about Trump’s preparation, policy knowledge and temperament all were overshadowed by the political fallout from Friday’s release of a video that captured the Republican presidential nominee making predatory sexual comments about women a decade earlier.
With tensions high, the candidates refused to shake hands at the start of the debate at Washington University in St. Louis, then tangled repeatedly for 90 minutes.
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TRUMP GOES AFTER BILL CLINTON
After threatening for weeks to bring up Bill Clinton‘s

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Despite harsh reviews, Donald Trump resists new debate approach

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second face-off with Hillary Clinton. The outspoken Republican nominee instead pressed ahead with an aggressive strategy focused on speaking directly to his white, working-class loyalists across the Midwest.
Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the president, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other key allies, 48 hours after a debate performance that seemed to spark badly needed enthusiasm.
Those

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.29.16 — Congress is free to go home. Again.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
First of all, congratulations to the uber-hip readers at Creative Loafing who, in their Best of the Bay voting for Best Reporter in 2016, selected a columnist who retired two years ago.
Congratulations also to our U.S. Congress who, by voting for a budget bill last to avoid a government shutdown, now gets to skip town for another two months before returning for an inevitable lame-duck session.
Wait a minute, some of you might think — didn’t they just have a seven-week summer break? Hey, that ended more than three weeks ago, silly.
Actually, let’s look at the details: Part of the deal includes passing a

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Michelle Obama makes the case for Hillary Clinton in new ad

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
The Hillary Clinton campaign is airing a new television commercial featuring Michelle Obama making the case for election this November. In the thirty-second ad, the First Lady makes the case that Clinton would be a good role model for children.
“Our children watch everything we do and the person we elect as president as the power to shape their lives for years to come,” Obama says at the beginning of the ad.
She goes on to say that Clinton has spent her whole career “bringing folks together on behalf of our kids.”
“She believes that every child deserves a chance to succeed,” Obama says.
This

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