Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Trump’s Russia tweets, translated – CNN

Monday, February 19th, 2018

CNNTrump’s Russia tweets, translatedCNN(CNN) In seeking to honor President Donald Trump’s holiday wishes, let’s reflect here on what’s been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed. Trump has been aggressively online the past few days, posting relentlessly from a few hours after special …Trump Again Blames Obama for Russia MeddlingVoice of AmericaAssigning Blame for Russia’s Election MeddlingThe New YorkerRussia’s Real Goal: Continue Democracy’s DeclineWall Street JournalHuffPost -USA TODAY -Chicago Tribune -The Hillall 227 news articles »

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American presidents from great to awful, according to historians – SFGate

Monday, February 19th, 2018

SFGateAmerican presidents from great to awful, according to historiansSFGateNinety-one presidential historians do not agree with President Donald Trump’s low opinion of his predecessor. According to a C-SPAN survey of the historians, Barack Obama ranked as the 12th best president, getting good grades for his vision and setting …Commentary: These 5 charts show just how amazing Trump and GOP have been for the economyTheBlaze.comall 29 news articles »

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It’s official: Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional map – Allentown Morning Call

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Allentown Morning CallIt’s official: Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional mapAllentown Morning CallThe entirety of Lehigh and Northampton counties will be in a newly redrawn congressional district that includes a slice of southern Monroe County, according to a new map released Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. (PA Supreme Court via …Future of high-stakes Pennsylvania congressional map on the line todayABC NewsOverreaching in Pa.’s gerrymander fight makes our politics worse | John BaerPhilly.comHow fair are NC’s voting maps? Check the mathWRAL.comPittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 80 news articles »

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A New Game at the Winter Olympics – The New Yorker

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The New YorkerA New Game at the Winter OlympicsThe New YorkerAn enduring bromide about the Olympic Games holds that they provide a respite from politics. That has been a fiction since at least 424 B.C., when Sparta, fighting Athens in the Peloponnesian War, was barred from the Olympiad. In the modern age, it has …Who’s that commanding stares from North Korea’s Olympic troupe? Only Kim Jong ‘Um’CBC.caAnticipation for inter-Korean talks, US-North Korea dialogue buildsUPI.comFormer North Korean cheerleader describes the ‘psychological training’ she underwentAOLDaily Star -The Hill -The Republicall 68 news articles »

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‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election – Washington Post

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Washington Post’They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 electionWashington PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump questioned the intensifying special counsel investigation of his 2016 campaign and his administration while attacking his own national security adviser, the FBI, Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama …Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian MeddlingNew York TimesTrump Vents Frustration Over Russia Probe, Rails Against FBIU.S. News & World ReportTrump attacks everyone but RussiaPoliticoCNN -USA TODAY -The Hill -MLive.comall 36 news articles »

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Trump lawyers press Supreme Court to act fast on ‘Dreamers’ and abortion dispute – Los Angeles Times

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Los Angeles TimesTrump lawyers press Supreme Court to act fast on ‘Dreamers’ and abortion disputeLos Angeles TimesAtty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announces Sept. 5, 2017, at the Justice Department “that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded.” (Paul J. Richards / AFP/Getty Images). The Supreme Court meets Friday …Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday on DACACNNWhy Has a Judge Overruled Trump on the Dreamers?NewsweekThe Judiciary Learns To Equilibrate Between the President and the Legal ResistanceLawfare (blog)all 11 news articles »

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Trump struggles with consoler-in-chief role – Politico

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

PoliticoTrump struggles with consoler-in-chief rolePoliticoBeing the consoler-in-chief requires empathy and the trust of the nation. Thursday morning at the White House, in the wake of a rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump offered a deliberate but emotionless …In shooting’s wake, Trump urges children to seek help if they feel ‘lost, alone, confused or even scared’CNNWhy we need a consoler in chiefLos Angeles TimesThe Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: After Another ShootingThe AtlanticThe Hill -NBCNews.com -CBS News -Forbesall 59 news articles »

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Republicans set their sights on a familiar target as they investigate the FBI and Obama administration – Business Insider

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Business InsiderRepublicans set their sights on a familiar target as they investigate the FBI and Obama administrationBusiness InsiderThe Senate Judiciary Committee recently obtained an email from former national-security adviser Susan Rice memorializing a January 2017 meeting she had with former President Barack Obama and top intelligence officials to discuss Russia’s interference …and more »

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raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits Matter – Fortune

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

FortuneraceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits MatterFortuneThe first black First Couple have now been enshrined in history: One, the son of a voluntary African immigrant; the other, a descendant of slaves. Both now hold places of honor among slave-holding founding fathers. It was quite a moment. The portraits …The Mystery of Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Michelle ObamaThe New YorkerPortraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, DC And they’re not what you’d expectLos Angeles TimesMichelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respondBaltimore Sun (blog)TIME -New York Magazine -Washington Timesall 71 news articles »

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Obama admin discussed how much to share about Russia with incoming Trump team – CNN

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

CNNObama admin discussed how much to share about Russia with incoming Trump teamCNN(CNN) President Barack Obama met in January 2017 with then-FBI Director James Comey and other top national security officials to discuss sharing information related to Russia with the incoming Trump administration, where Obama stated that the Trump …and more »

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Judge Nap: New Email Could Be ‘An Effort By Susan Rice to Reconstruct History’ – Fox News Insider

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Fox News InsiderJudge Nap: New Email Could Be ‘An Effort By Susan Rice to Reconstruct History’Fox News InsiderJudge Andrew Napolitano reacted to revelations that Obama administration adviser Susan Rice sent an “unusual email” to herself on President Donald Trump’s inauguration day. As FoxNews.com reported. Ex-national security adviser Susan Rice sent an …and more »

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Education Department will no longer investigate transgender bathroom complaints – Washington Post

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Washington PostEducation Department will no longer investigate transgender bathroom complaintsWashington PostThe Obama administration in 2016 directed public schools to allow students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, even when if that conflicted with the gender on their birth certificates. The Obama administration concluded that barring …The Education Department Officially Says It Will Reject Transgender Student Bathroom ComplaintsBuzzFeed Newsall 35 news articles »

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Obama Portrait Draws Comparisons on Social Media

Monday, February 12th, 2018


The National Portrait Gallery revealed the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama Monday morning, prompting people on social media to draw comparisons of the…

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Trump isn’t getting more popular, but his policies are – CNBC

Monday, February 12th, 2018

CNBCTrump isn’t getting more popular, but his policies areCNBCMore voters are giving high ratings to the economy and giving President Trump credit for it. History shows a candidate’s perceived competency is more important than likability. That could be enough to save the GOP from losing the House in the 2018 …Federal abuses on Obama’s watch represent a growing blight on his legacyThe HillOpinion: Conspiracy: The IED of information warfareMyAJC (blog)The Norms We Won’t MissPacific Standardall 38 news articles »

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The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect and that’s why they’re great – Washington Post

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Washington PostThe Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect and that’s why they’re greatWashington PostThe National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the official portraits of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African American artists, and both striking additions to the museum’s “America’s Presidents” exhibition …Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and FictionNew York TimesPaintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait GalleryNPRObamas’ official portraits unveiledCNNFox News -The Hill (blog) -BBC News -USA TODAYall 119 news articles »

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Former President Obama Unveils His Official Portrait

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits Monday morning at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

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For Republicans, the Tea Party Is Over – New York Times

Friday, February 9th, 2018

New York TimesFor Republicans, the Tea Party Is OverNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul was right — Republicans can be hypocrites when it comes to spending. Mr. Paul, the architect of Friday’s one-man shutdown, called out his own party for renewed profligacy after years of penny-pinching during the Obama …Shutdown averted as Trump signs budget billBBC NewsHours-Long Shutdown Ends With Budget Accord as Trump Signs OffBloombergTrump Signs 2-Year Spending PactNPRCNBC -CBS News -CNN -The Atlanticall 1,291 news articles »

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Banned From Election, Putin Foe Navalny Pursues Politics By Other Means – NPR

Friday, February 9th, 2018

NPRBanned From Election, Putin Foe Navalny Pursues Politics By Other MeansNPRAll that separates Alexei Navalny’s office from the outside world is a long hallway and a door — which police have sawed open twice in the past year to search for imaginary bombs. The Kremlin’s most vocal critic runs his nationwide opposition network …The Olympics Have Left Sochi, But Don’t Forget LGBTQ RussiansHuffPostRussia Is BoringThe Root’DISCLOSURE’ Is Vladimir Putin set to announce to the world that aliens are here on Earth?Express.co.ukDeutsche Welle -Sky News -We Are The Mighty (blog) -Jakarta Postall 46 news articles »

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Report: FBI Informant Tells Congress Moscow Routed Millions to Influence the Clintons – Breitbart News

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Breitbart NewsReport: FBI Informant Tells Congress Moscow Routed Millions to Influence the ClintonsBreitbart NewsAn FBI informant told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions to America with the expectation it would benefit Bill Clinton’s charitable efforts as then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed through a …Politics is an ugly business these days: VarneyFox Businessall 31 news articles »

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Rand’s latest stand puts government on brink of shutdown – Politico

Friday, February 9th, 2018

PoliticoRand’s latest stand puts government on brink of shutdownPoliticoRand Paul is on course to drive the government into a brief government shutdown over his demands for an amendment to slash government spending, annoying his colleagues with his latest one-man assault on federal spending. The Kentucky Republican is …How one GOP senator – Rand Paul – could trigger a government shutdownUSA TODAYGraham hits Paul on call to bring troops home: ‘Last time we ignored Afghanistan we got 9/11’The HillRand Paul Will Hold Up “Rotten” Budget Deal: Would “Bring Back Obama-Era Deficits”RealClearPoliticsCNBC -Business Insider -CBS News -Voxall 40 news articles »

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Dossier author Steele wrote another anti-Trump memo; was fed info by Clinton-connected contact, Obama State … – Washington Examiner

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Washington ExaminerDossier author Steele wrote another anti-Trump memo; was fed info by Clinton-connected contact, Obama State …Washington ExaminerA newly released document from the Senate Judiciary Committee says Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier, wrote an additional memo on the subject of Donald Trump and Russia that was not among those published by …and more »

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Republicans are completely reversing themselves on the deficit – Washington Post

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Washington PostRepublicans are completely reversing themselves on the deficitWashington PostRepublican lawmakers in 2011 brought the U.S. government to the brink of default, refused to raise the debt ceiling, demanded huge spending cuts, and insisted on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. On Wednesday, they formally broke free …GOP fiscal hawks slam budget ‘monstrosity,’ compare it to Obama’s ‘stimulus boondoggle’Fox NewsConservatives slam budget dealPoliticoWashington is on track for more government spending and bigger deficits — even under Republican controlCNBCChicago Tribune -Washington Examiner -New York Magazine -Wall Street Journalall 42 news articles »

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FBI Texts: Obama ‘Wants to Know Everything We’re Doing’

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Texts between an FBI lawyer and a federal agent once a member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team show that then-President Barack Obama was keeping tabs on the agency’s investigation into the Hillary…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Trump: Newly released FBI texts are ‘bombshells’ – The Hill

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

NBCNews.comTrump: Newly released FBI texts are ‘bombshells’The HillPresident Trump · Donald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump’s desire for military parade: ‘We have a Napoleon in the making’ MORE on Wednesday …GOP Report Questions FBI’s Clinton Inquiry, and Trump Jumps InBloombergFBI lovers’ latest text messages: Obama ‘wants to know everything’Fox NewsFBI texts reveal admiring view of then-director James ComeyChicago TribuneWashington Examiner -New York Post -Syracuse.com -Breitbart Newsall 84 news articles »

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FOX NEWS FIRST: New texts spark new questions about FBI, Clinton emails; Missing link found in dossier scandal? – Fox News

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Fox NewsFOX NEWS FIRST: New texts spark new questions about FBI, Clinton emails; Missing link found in dossier scandal?Fox NewsNewly uncovered texts between alleged anti-Trump FBI agents raise more questions about the bureau’s integrity and the Hillary Clinton email investigation; Fox News Exclusive: Rep. Trey Gowdy suggests Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal leaked info to …New Strzok-Page Texts: POTUS (Obama) ‘Wants to Know Everything We’re Doing’CNSNews.comFBI lovers’ latest text messages: Obama ‘wants to know everything’Fox Newsall 32 news articles »

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FBI texts reveal admiring view of then-director James Comey – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Chicago TribuneFBI texts reveal admiring view of then-director James ComeyChicago TribuneIn this July 7, 2016, file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee about Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP). Eric TuckerAssociated Press. The day in …New texts between FBI’s Strzok, Page show Obama wanted updates on Clinton investigationWashington TimesFBI lovers’ latest text messages: Obama ‘wants to know everything’Fox Newsall 20 news articles »

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Inside Biden’s 2018 — and possibly 2020 — plans – Politico

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

PoliticoInside Biden’s 2018 — and possibly 2020 — plansPoliticoJoe Biden has started recruiting top donors for his PAC’s finance committee — but some of them are resisting signing on, wary that he’ll decide again not to pull the trigger on a presidential bid and that their money might be better spent elsewhere …Joe Biden calls Trump ‘a joke’ over ‘treasonous’ remarkAOLBiden: Trump’s Trying to ‘Undo Everything’ Obama Did, But He’s Unable ToMediaiteBiden Calls Trump ‘A Joke,’ Says He’s ‘Doing Everything Putin Ever Wanted’TownhallHot Air -Indianapolis Starall 47 news articles »

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The FISA-Gate Boomerangs – National Review

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

National ReviewThe FISA-Gate BoomerangsNational ReviewMany questions remain, but Democrats, including Obama, are probably not going to look good when we get the answers. Some things still do not add up about the so-called Steele dossier, FISA warrants, the Nunes memo, and the hysterical Democratic …and more »

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6 tortured arguments Republicans are making about the Nunes memo – Washington Post

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Washington Post6 tortured arguments Republicans are making about the Nunes memoWashington PostIf your case is only as strong as your weakest argument, then the Nunes memo is as big a flop as its critics allege. Whatever you think about the memo or the issues that underlie it, its most ardent proponents — including Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif …Trump Mocks ‘Little Adam Schiff’ as House Democrats Seek to Counter GOP MemoNew York TimesEx-Obama intel bosses snipe at Trump from sidelines amid concern over politicized agenciesFox NewsGet Ready For Another Week Of Memo Madness — This Time Over Democrats’ ResponseNPRCNN -NBCNews.com -Los Angeles

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Trump uses Britain’s protests to jump back into health-care fray at home – Washington Post

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Washington PostTrump uses Britain’s protests to jump back into health-care fray at homeWashington PostThough congressional Republicans just agreed to back off the contentious politics of the Affordable Care Act this year, President Trump began Monday morning by stirring the health-care policy pot anew. In a tweet shortly after 7 a.m., the president …President Trump: NHS ‘going broke and not working’BBC NewsPiers Morgan rips US health care system as a ‘sick joke’The HillDonald Trump attacks the UK’s health service, and Britain hits backCNNTIME -The Guardian -Washington Examiner -CBS Newsall 109 news articles »

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