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Obama Slams Trump and GOP in Speech [VIDEO FULL]

September 7th 2018

Barack Obama is back. The former president unloaded on President Trump and Republicans in Congress during a blistering speech at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Friday, urging students in the audience to vote in an election he called a turning point. “It did not start with Donald Trump,” Obama said. “He is a...
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Obama Will Be Letterman’s First Guest on New Netflix Show

January 5th 2018

Barack Obama is set to make his first post-presidency talk show appearance on a brand new Netflix show hosted by David Letterman. The six-episode series, titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, will premiere on Friday, January 12 with the one-hour Obama interview and continue monthly after that. Letterman’s other five...
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Trump Falsely Claims Obama Did Not Call Families Of Fallen Troops

October 17th 2017

On Monday, President Trump claimed, incorrectly, that his predecessors did not call the families of fallen U.S. troops. “The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed,” Trump said, answering a question about four U.S. Special Ops troops killed in Niger two weeks ago. “The traditional way,...
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Obama calls out Trump for “cruel” & “self-defeating” decision to end DACA

September 5th 2017

Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules. But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is...
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Sessions Announces DACA Program Is ‘Being Rescinded’

September 5th 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “is being rescinded.” Sessions said the program, which protects individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, had been “implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern” under former President Barack Obama and had “denied jobs...
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Obama Planning A Statement Against Trump’s DACA Decision

September 5th 2017

Former President Obama is expected to speak on President Trump’s reported decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program (DACA), a change which would make some 800,000 immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children ineligible to work in the U.S. and eligible for deportation. A source “close to Obama”...
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Sally Yates, James Clapper To Testify At Senate Hearing On Trump/Russia

May 8th 2017

WATCH THE LIVE EVENT HERE. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, and the main topic of discussion is expected to be ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Yates for declining to...
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Report: Obama Warned Trump on Hiring Mike Flynn

May 8th 2017

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Three former Obama administration officials told NBC News that the warning came during an Oval Office meeting between Obama and Trump two days after the 2016 presidential election. A senior White House official confirmed this account, saying...
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Obama Urges Congress To Have The ‘Courage’ To Protect ACA

May 8th 2017

Former President Barack Obama on Sunday issued a plea to members of Congress to save the Affordable Care Act, just days after the GOP’s replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, passed its first hurdle in the House. “I hope that current members of Congress recognize it takes little courage to aid those who...
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Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Fell To 4.4%

May 5th 2017

In April, the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.4%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since May 2007. Wages, which are closely tracked by the Federal Reserve, rose 0.3% month-on-month, as expected. The the annual increase in wages, however, disappointed with wages up...
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House Republicans Passes Bill To Replace Obamacare

May 4th 2017

On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, 217-213. Every Democrat voted against the GOP health-care bill, as did 20 Republicans. 217 Republicans voted in favor. The bill passed after a lengthy struggle by Republican leadership to win over moderates who were concerned the bill threatened coverage for people with pre-existing...
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House To Vote On GOP Health-Care Plan Today

May 4th 2017

A little-noticed amendment to the Obamacare repeal effort now before the House would let U.S. employers gut health coverage, The Wall Street Journal reported. Such a provision would affect about half the country, and the amendment lets states obtain waivers from certain Affordable Care Act regulations, freeing insurers from a mandate stipulating that they...
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Trump: Congress Needs Shutdown to Fix ‘Mess’

May 2nd 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a shutdown of the U.S. government would be necessary in order to fix the “mess” in Congress. “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!” Trump tweeted. “We either elect more Republican...
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Trump: ‘Major, Major’ Conflict With North Korea Possible

April 28th 2017

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Trump said “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” but he is hopeful that the U.S. can find other ways to work with the country regarding its nuclear and missile programs. “We’d love to solve things...
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Trump: I Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’

April 28th 2017

President Trump has admitted that running the country is not quite as easy as he thought it would be. In an interview with Reuters published Thursday, Trump opened up about his impressions from his first 100 days in the White House, saying he feels like he’s in his “own little cocoon” and misses driving....
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Trump To Propose Cutting Corporate Tax Rate To 15 Percent

April 25th 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump will announce his plan to overhaul the tax code, including his proposal to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, White House officials told The Washington Post on Monday. Independent analysts have estimated a cut this severe could cost the federal government $2.4 trillion over 10...
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WATCH President Obama’s First Public Speech Since He Left Office VIDEO

April 24th 2017

Watch Barack Obama first formal public appearance since leaving the White House, he said Monday that partisanship and special interests have poisoned the political process and hindered the search for solutions to the nation’s most pressing problems. Speaking inside a University of Chicago auditorium to about 400 people, the former president said that the...
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READ Trump’s AP Bizarre Interview TRANSCRIPT

April 24th 2017

President Trump in a new AP interview published Monday boasted that he has delivered CBS its best ratings “since the World Trade Center came down.” After being asked about his relationship with voters and lawmakers across the aisle, Trump pivoted to the high viewership numbers his national TV appearances bring in: “It’s interesting, I...
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WATCH LIVE Obama Talks To Young Leaders At University Of Chicago

April 24th 2017

Former President Barack Obama delivers the first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. “Single most important thing i can do is help prepare next generation of leadership” Obama said. Watch Live Obama’s first public remarks since leaving Office
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Trump Calls Obama To Talk About Syria & Afghanistan [VIDEO]

April 19th 2017

Watch the latest hilarious released of Conan new skit of President Trump talking to Barack Obama about bombing Syria and Afghanistan.
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Trump Fox Interview: Assad Is An Animal [VIDEO]

April 12th 2017

Just a few weeks after sending 500 troops into Syria Trump claimed in his latest interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo that he would not send ground troops into Syria. “We’re not going into Syria, but when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons which they agreed not to use under the Obama...
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Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

April 10th 2017

Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest Supreme Court justice, taking the constitutional oath administered by Chief Justice John Roberts before taking part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House. The other eight justices were in attendance at the Supreme Court building in Washington, in addition to the widow and...
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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

April 7th 2017

The U.S. Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, capping more than a year of bitter partisan bickering over the ideological balance of the nation’s highest court. Senators voted to confirm Gorsuch, 49, a Denver-based judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, who will become...
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Trump: I Think Susan Rice Committed Crime, Declines To Provide Proof

April 6th 2017

President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with The New York Times that he believes former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime in allegedly seeking to unmask the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted communications. “I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” the president told the Times, though he...
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Susan Rice Denies ‘Unmasking’ Trump Officials

April 4th 2017

Former national security adviser Susan Rice denied on Tuesday that she was responsible for “unmasking” the names of top Trump officials, as was claimed in reports on Monday. “I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have and never would,” Rice said on MSNBC. Rice denied that she or any Obama administration official “used intelligence...
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Blackwater Founder Met With Putin Pal On Trump’s Behalf [VIDEO]

April 4th 2017

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi helped arrange a clandestine meeting in the Seychelles islands between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin nine days before President Trump’s inauguration, several U.S., European, and Arab officials told The Washington Post, in an apparent attempt to establish a backchannel between Putin...
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Trump Cites ‘Fox & Friends’ For New Attacks On Hillary, Obama

April 3rd 2017

President Trump on Monday morning once again launched a series of attacks on Hillary Clinton and former President Obama over what he deemed a “crooked scheme” against his 2016 election campaign. Trump echoed the unverified claims that he was “spied on” before his Republican nomination—openly tweeting his support for a Fox & Friends segment...
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2 Dems Announce Support For Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

March 31st 2017

Two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — said Thursday that they would vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Manchin, who frequently crosses the aisle to side with the GOP, said he found Gorsuch to be “an honest and thoughtful man,” and...
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Michael Flynn Offers Testimony For Immunity

March 30th 2017

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser for President Donald Trump, has informed the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Flynn was privvy to information about foreign policy deliberations and...
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China President To Meet Donald Trump In Mar-a-Lago

March 30th 2017

China’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that President Xi Jinping will travel to Florida April 6-7 for his first meeting with President Trump. The leaders of the world’s largest and second-largest economies will meet at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, where Trump also hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. Unlike Abe, Xi will not...
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