Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Trump Orders Easing Safety Rules Implemented After Gulf Oil Spill – New York Times

Friday, April 28th, 2017

New York TimesTrump Orders Easing Safety Rules Implemented After Gulf Oil SpillNew York TimesA Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island in 2013. The Obama administration banned offshore drilling off some portions of the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts. Credit Sara Francis/U.S. Coast Guard, via Associated …Trump signs executive order to expand drilling off America’s coasts: ‘We’re opening it up.’Washington PostTrump signs order to roll back Obama’s offshore drilling limitsThe HillTrump signs order looking to reverse Obama’s ban on off-shore drillingCNNNPRall 133 news articles »

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The Obamas face the paid-speaking circuit — and all the questions that come with it – Washington Post

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Washington PostThe Obamas face the paid-speaking circuit — and all the questions that come with itWashington PostORLANDO — When Barack and Michelle Obama left the White House, they both spoke longingly of a break from life in the public eye. But following a months-long vacation, they have started to tap into the lucrative paid-speaking circuit that has enriched …Michelle Obama: ‘I won’t run for office’ for my childrenBBC NewsIn Orlando, Michelle Obama talks about goals, avoids TrumpOrlando Sentinelall 46 news articles »

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Obama’s a-okay payday – New York Daily News

Friday, April 28th, 2017

New York Daily NewsObama’s a-okay paydayNew York Daily NewsRich is the clamor for Barack Obama to turn down a speaking gig at an upcoming health-care conference, sponsored by a Wall Street investment bank and set to earn him a cool $400,000. Progressives in particular are incredulous that anyone, even Mr. Hope …and more »

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Turning the lens on Trump – CNN

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

CNNTurning the lens on TrumpCNNEver since President Donald Trump raised his right hand, vowing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, the world has watched his efforts to “Make America Great Again.” Among those observing have been photographers who cover the White House …Trump: I thought presidency would be ‘easier’ than ‘previous life’PoliticoThe first 100 days of Obama’s third termThe Boston GlobeDonald Trump on Being President: ‘I Thought It Would be Easier’PEOPLE.comUPROXX -Esquire.com -TIME -Yahoo Newsall 1,459 news articles »

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Warren ‘troubled’ by Obama’s big Wall Street speech payday – CNN

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

CNNWarren ‘troubled’ by Obama’s big Wall Street speech paydayCNN(CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren is “troubled” to hear that President Barack Obama will receive $400,000 to speak at a Wall Street health conference in September. “I was troubled by that,” the Massachusetts Democrat said Thursday on SiriusXM’s “Alter Family …Meghan McCain: Obama a ‘dirty capitalist’The HillSen. Elizabeth Warren says she is “troubled” by Obama’s speaking feesYouTubeall 37 news articles »

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Obama’s $400G Wall Street speech leaves liberal base stunned – Fox News

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Fox NewsObama’s $400G Wall Street speech leaves liberal base stunnedFox NewsFormer President Obama’s upcoming speech to Wall Streeters is putting $400,000 in his pocket – and putting longtime supporters in a difficult situation. Democratic Party leaders and grass roots activists alike are at a loss to explain how the onetime …and more »

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Spicer blames Obama for Flynn’s security clearance – The Hill

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The HillSpicer blames Obama for Flynn’s security clearanceThe HillWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a …Spicer: Obama administration responsible for Flynn’s security clearancePoliticoTrump’s Tweet-And-Switch On Shutdown And FlynnNPRThe Latest: Trump spokesman calls Flynn probe ‘appropriate’Washington PostNew York Daily Newsall 70 news articles »

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Obama Is Said to Accept $400000 Fee for a Speech – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

New York TimesObama Is Said to Accept $400000 Fee for a SpeechNew York TimesFormer President Barack Obama spoke during an event at the University of Chicago on Monday. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama has reportedly agreed to accept $400,000 to speak at a health …Obama Wall Street’s Newest Fat Cat With Cantor SpeechFox Businessall 72 news articles »

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‘Tonight’: ‘Barack Obama’ Is Back From Vacation

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017


Jimmy Fallon interviews the character “President Barack Obama” about his plans now that he’s returned from vacation.

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Obama WH spokesman: I don’t have a ‘ton of sympathy’ for Spicer – The Hill

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The HillObama WH spokesman: I don’t have a ‘ton of sympathy’ for SpicerThe HillFormer Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest says he doesn’t “feel a ton of sympathy” for his successor, Sean Spicer. At an event at George Washington University on Sunday, Earnest told CNN’s Dana Bash that Spicer “knew what he was getting …and more »

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Obama Making 1st Post-Presidency Appearance at U. of Chicago

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Monday, with plans to hold a conversation at the University of Chicago.Obama will discuss…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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US unlikely to have been behind botched North Korean missile launch – The Hill

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The HillUS unlikely to have been behind botched North Korean missile launchThe HillExperts say the United States is unlikely to have been behind North Korea’s botched missile launch last week, despite rampant speculation that the explosion was the result of an Obama-era cyber sabotage program. The spectre of U.S. interference in the …North Korea: Experts Warn Only Way Forward May Be DiplomacyNBCNews.comSouth Korea on heightened alert as North Korea readies for army anniversaryReutersall 1,522 news articles »

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Surgeon general asked to resign – CNN

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

CNNSurgeon general asked to resignCNNWashington (CNN) Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign by the White House on Friday after assisting in the transition to the Trump administration. Dr. Murthy’s deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, will assume the position of acting surgeon …Suspected Leader of IS Sleeper Cell Shot in RussiaDaily BeastTrump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon generalWashington PostTrump abruptly asks pro-gun control surgeon general to resignThinkProgressNew York Times -USA TODAY -T.coall 43 news articles »

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Obama making first public appearance of post-presidency in Chicago – The Hill

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The HillObama making first public appearance of post-presidency in ChicagoThe HillBarack Obama · Barack ObamaDem rep: Jim Crow’s ‘nieces and nephews’ are in the White House Obama making first public appearance of post-presidency in Chicago Why acrimony still impedes nuclear disarmament MORE will make the first public …Vacation’s Over: Obama Returns to Public Life Next WeekNew York TimesEx-President Barack Obama to hold first public event since leaving office, in Chicago on MondayChicago TribuneObama’s back: Former president to hold Chicago event on MondayPoliticoBusiness Insider -USA TODAY -MLive.comall 22 news articles »

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White House insists no policy change despite Dreamer deportation – New York Daily News

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

New York Daily NewsWhite House insists no policy change despite Dreamer deportationNew York Daily NewsThe California “Dreamer” deported earlier this year — contradicting a vow from President Trump to avoid action on immigrants protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — was not a harbinger of a broader policy change …and more »

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Tillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorism – CNN

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

CNNTillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorismCNN(CNN) Iran is sticking to the terms of its nuclear deal made with the Obama administration, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has concluded, but he questions whether sanctions should keep being lifted, given Iran’s continued support for terrorism. The …and more »

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Tillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorism – CNN

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

CNNTillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorismCNN(CNN) Iran is sticking to the terms of its nuclear deal made with the Obama administration, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has concluded, but he questions whether sanctions should keep being lifted, given Iran’s continued support for terrorism. The …Trump Administration Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions: TillersonNBCNews.comTrump Administration Says Iran Complying With Nuclear DealU.S. News & World Reportall 80 news articles »

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One reason President Donald Trump changed his rhetoric on China? He really likes the Chinese president – CNN

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

CNNOne reason President Donald Trump changed his rhetoric on China? He really likes the Chinese presidentCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump told Fox and Friends on Tuesday he didn’t live up to a campaign promise to stare down China over manipulating its currency because, well, he got along better than he thought with Chinese President Xi Jinping.Shunning, Not Nuking, Is The Key, Mr. TrumpHuffington PostOn China And North Korea: The Strength Of Weakness And The Limits Of PowerNPRTrump says North Korea ‘outplayed’ Obama — but the truth is much more complicatedBusiness InsiderWall Street Journalall 1,188 news articles »

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Why presidential candidates (like Trump) campaign as isolationists but (like Trump) govern as hawks – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Washington PostWhy presidential candidates (like Trump) campaign as isolationists but (like Trump) govern as hawksWashington PostWhen President Trump bombed Syria last week, many observers were surprised. Trump campaigned on an isolationist “America First” foreign policy. In a series of now-famous tweets, Trump had specifically warned President Barack Obama against military …Trump: Illegal immigrant criminals are ‘getting the hell out’Fox NewsTrump blames Obama for MS-13 gang formingThe HillTrump blames Obama for allowing MS-13 gang to form in AmericaPoliticoNew York Times -MSNBCall 63 news articles »

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The Easter Egg Roll and the Bygone Era of White House Openness – The Atlantic

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

The AtlanticThe Easter Egg Roll and the Bygone Era of White House OpennessThe AtlanticSubscribe to The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. It is hard to overstate the hullaballoo that is the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, unfolding today on the South Lawn. In the Obama years, the …First lady Melania Trump, son moving to Washington this summer, WH confirmsFox Newsall 50 news articles »

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Russia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to Idlib – Bloomberg

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

BloombergRussia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to IdlibBloombergRussia called for international inspectors to visit Idlib, where the U.S. accused Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad of carrying out a deadly chemical weapons attack against his own citizens. Keep up with the best of Bloomberg Politics. Get our newsletter …Putin and Trump’s Tense Week: Four Takeaways From Rex Tillerson’s Visit to MoscowNewsweekUS intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical expertsCNNSyria’s Assad says chemical attack ‘100 percent fabrication’ | AFP.comAFP.comBBC Newsall 1,263 news articles »

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Trump administration won’t release White House visitor logs – The Hill

Friday, April 14th, 2017

The HillTrump administration won’t release White House visitor logsThe HillThe Trump administration will not voluntarily disclose logs of visitors to the White House complex, it announced Friday, breaking with the practice started under former President Obama. The White House cited “the grave national security risks and …Trump’s White House will keep its guest book secretLos Angeles TimesTrump to discontinue Obama policy of voluntarily releasing White House visitor logsWashington PostWhite House Wont Release Visitor LogsDaily BeastThe Atlantic -Business Insider -Politico -CNNall 68 news articles »

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The governor of West Virginia brought a plate of BS to the statehouse, literally – Washington Post

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Washington PostThe governor of West Virginia brought a plate of BS to the statehouse, literallyWashington PostProps in politics are out of control. Whether it’s a snowball on the Senate floor (that apparently disproves climate change), photos of inauguration crowds, or enormous pieces of paper that describe regulatory processes, politicians in recent years are …West Virginia governor displays bull dung, as budget metaphor – yes, this really happenedFox Newsall 54 news articles »

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In explaining his reasons for the Syria strike, Trump focuses on Obama – Washington Post

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Washington PostIn explaining his reasons for the Syria strike, Trump focuses on ObamaWashington PostIn President Trump’s first major interview since ordering a military strike on a Syrian airfield late last week, he provided additional insight into his reasoning — and much of it had to do with his predecessor, whose Syria strategy he once endorsed …As Tillerson Begins Russia Talks, Putin Leaves Him GuessingNew York TimesSyria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meetBBC NewsRussia’s Foreign Minister Warns US Not To Strike Syria AgainNPRReuters -NBCNews.com -Business Insider -Bloombergall 4,803 news articles »

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Congressman’s ‘You Lie’ Line Used Against Him at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted “You lie” at President Barack Obama during a major speech. At a town hall meeting Monday, an angry crowd used that infamous line against him, NBC News reported.The…Photo Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images, FIle This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Washington PostFBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter PageWashington PostThe FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials …Report: FBI granted FISA warrant to surveil ex-Trump aide Carter PageThe HillFBI received warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page: reportNew York Daily NewsReport: Obama Justice Department Obtained Secret Order to Monitor Trump Campaign Adviser in June 2016Breitbart NewsFox News -Business Insider -Slate Magazine (blog) -Daily Callerall 28 news articles »

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Trump on pace to spend more in first year on travel than Obama did in 8 years – The Hill

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The HillTrump on pace to spend more in first year on travel than Obama did in 8 yearsThe HillPresident Trump is reportedly on pace to spend more on travel during his first year in office than former President Barack Obama · Barack ObamaObama to join Germany’s Merkel in Berlin next month Service Employees International Union cutting …He steals credit, describes the average as superlative, invents history and spins conspiracy theoriesRollingStone.comJudicial Watch: New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million – Judicial WatchJudicial Watchall 40 news articles »

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County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits – Washington Post

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Washington PostCounty considers special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visitsWashington PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied against the property if the federal …Trump on pace to spend more in first year on travel than Obama did in 8 yearsThe HillPresidential Helicopters | NAVAIR – U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command – Navy and Marine Corps Aviation …NAVAIRDonald Trump coverage – Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Postall 146 news articles »

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Federal judge approves Baltimore police consent decree – Washington Post

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Washington PostFederal judge approves Baltimore police consent decreeWashington PostA federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reform the Baltimore Police Department, a day after a stream of residents urged him to reject attempts by the U.S. Department of Justice to delay a consent agreement with the city. U.S. District Judge James K.DOJ expresses ‘grave concerns’ over Baltimore police deal with Obama administrationFox NewsFederal judge approves Baltimore policing consent decree, denying Justice Department request for delayBaltimore SunCivil Rights Groups Alarmed Over Retreat on Police ReformsNBC New YorkDocumentCloudall 127 news articles »

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