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44th president of the United States

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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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U.S. appeals court mostly upholds Obama era ozone rules

A U.S. appeals court on Friday mostly upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2015 that created stricter standards for ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions.
Reuters - Published

Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback

U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Barack Obama

Imagine if Obama Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden

2020 White House hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, known for his gaffes on the campaign trail, asked a town hall audience in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday: "Imagine if, God forbid, Barack..

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Biden asks: What if Obama 'had been assassinated?' [Video]Biden asks: What if Obama 'had been assassinated?'

2020 White House hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, known for his gaffes on the campaign trail, asked a town hall audience in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday: "Imagine if, God forbid, Barack..

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Trump Attacks Automakers Against His Fuel Efficiency Rules [Video]Trump Attacks Automakers Against His Fuel Efficiency Rules

President Donald Trump wants to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules. Yet he is unhappy with automakers like Ford Motor who are not supporting his administration's plan. The company recently..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7 [Video]Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. President Trump says Russia is often discussed when he and the..

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Trump says appropriate to let Russia join G7 [Video]Trump says appropriate to let Russia join G7

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it would be appropriate to let Russia join the G7 group of advanced industrialized countries. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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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..

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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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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

Brexit: Boris Johnson 'delusional' to expect a favourable trade deal with US, says former treasury secretary

Obama's economics adviser Larry Summers says decision to leave EU whatever the circumstances has robbed UK of any leverage in trade talks
Independent - Published

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

The former US president's comments came after Donald Trump was accused of fuelling violence.
BBC News - Published

Biden mounts fierce defense of Obama legacy after debate attacks

Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden mounted a fierce defense of Barack Obama's legacy on Saturday after several of his White House rivals attacked that record..
Reuters - Published

Group of 12 U.S. states challenge Trump fuel economy penalty freeze

A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration's decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for..
Reuters - Published

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

The latest disclosure comes despite a police warning to media about publishing leaked diplomatic memos.
BBC News - Published

Trump 'pulled out of Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama', suggests Kim Darroch in new leaked memo

US president was 'set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons', latest cable says
Independent - Published

Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties

The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal

The Trump administration finalized a new carbon emissions rule for U.S. power plants on Wednesday that it said could cut pollution without damaging the coal industry, replacing a much tougher Obama-era..
Reuters - Published

Trump EPA to unveil replacement for Obama's power plant rule

The Trump administration is expected to unveil a new carbon emission rule for the U.S. power industry on Wednesday, replacing an Obama-era regulation to fight climate change that it scrapped for being..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Trump's immigration enforcement lags behind Obama's first term in office

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities next week would begin removing "millions" of immigrants living illegally in the United States, without giving more details.
Reuters - Published

Democratic presidential candidate Harris vows to shield 'Dreamers,' others from deportation

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Wednesday said she would shield six million undocumented immigrants from deportation, a significant expansion of an Obama-era program protecting..
Reuters - Published

North Carolina man admits murdering Muslims, gets life in prison

A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Wednesday to the murders of three young Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the condemnation..
Reuters - Published

Suspect in killing of three North Carolina Muslims expected to plead guilty

A man charged with killing three North Carolina Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the condemnation of then-President Barack Obama is expected to plead guilty to murder charges next week, a spokeswoman..
Reuters - Published

Barack and Michelle Obama to produce podcasts for Spotify

barack and michelle obama to produce podcasts for spotify
The former US president and first lady will create a series of podcasts for the streaming service.
BBC News - Published

Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of..
Reuters - Published

Spotify strikes multi-year podcast deal with Barack and Michelle Obama

Former U.S President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts.
Reuters - Published

Trump faces giant 'USS John McCain' and Obama approval ratings projected onto London landmarks during state visit

Donald Trump has been faced with giant projections of 'USS John McCain' and Obama approval ratings on London landmarks during his state visit.
Independent - Published

Trump UK visit: The Queen's many encounters with US presidents, from Truman to Obama

Monarch has met every Potus since 1945 except for Lyndon Johnson, treating them to formal dinners, dancing and horse riding
Independent - Published

Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing

A Montana tribe this week blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing without consulting it, saying the move violated its treaty rights and..
Reuters - Published

Rapper Pras plugs his album while proclaiming innocence in election fraud case

Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack Obama's 2012..
Reuters - Published

Democrat Beto O'Rourke hires Obama adviser for 2020 U.S. presidential bid

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has hired Jeff Berman, one of the architects of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential victory, as a senior adviser, the campaign said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Trump picks Morgan, backer of border wall, to head U.S. immigration agency

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he plans to appoint Mark Morgan, a border patrol chief under former President Barack Obama who supports Trump's border wall, to head the U.S. Immigration..
Reuters - Published

Obamas' Netflix slate features period drama, family show about vegetables

Barack and Michelle Obama's production company on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging slate of programming it will supply to Netflix Inc, including a period drama set in the fashion world and a biopic..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump to withdraw US from Arms Trade Treaty

donald trump to withdraw us from arms trade treaty
The global pact, signed by Barack Obama, aims to regulate the sale of weapons internationally.
BBC News - Published

Trump pulling U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama but opposed by..
Reuters - Published

US 'border militia training to assassinate Obama' - FBI

us 'border militia training to assassinate obama' - fbi
A border militia group's leader is accused of training members to eliminate political figures.
BBC News - Published

Britain's Obama moment? What Harry and Meghan's baby says about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is, if anything,..
Reuters - Published

Leader of armed group at U.S. border boasted of assassination training: FBI

The leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants who cross into the United States from Mexico had boasted about training to assassinate former President Barack Obama and Hillary..
Reuters - Published

States say half of wetlands would lose protection under EPA proposal

Fourteen states, including New York and California, and the District of Columbia said the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to replace an Obama-era water regulation would end federal..
Reuters - Published

Federal court dismisses Trump administration's repeal of coal, oil valuation rule

A federal court has struck down the Trump administration's repeal of an Obama-era policy aimed at boosting revenue for taxpayers by changing how energy companies value sales of coal, oil and gas..
Reuters - Published

Under Trump, U.S. drilling permits on federal lands soar

The United States approved nearly 40 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in 2018 than it did the previous year thanks to an automated online system introduced in the waning days..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Greg Craig, who served as former President Barack Obama's top White House lawyer, was charged on Thursday with lying about work he performed in 2012 for Ukraine in a case that grew out of Special..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig charged in Mueller-related investigation

ex-obama aide greg craig charged in mueller-related investigation
Gregory Craig is accused of lying about lobbying efforts in Ukraine linked to Paul Manafort.
BBC News - Published

Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Ahead

democratic house votes to restore net neutrality - but there’s a long road ahead
by Adam Yardley - The US House of Representatives has voted to bring the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules back into law following months of speculation. However, with the bill set to undergo further..
One News Page Staff - Published

Ex-Obama White House Counsel expects to be charged over Ukraine work: statement

Gregory Craig, a former White House Counsel in the Obama administration, expects to be indicted this week on charges stemming from work for Ukraine in 2012, his lawyers said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

California sues U.S. agencies over data on vehicle emissions freeze

The state of California filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to force two federal agencies to provide data they used to justify rolling back landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu uses icy relationship with Obama to try to win votes

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is using a second American president in his re-election campaign ads, but with a twist, featuring a famously frosty encounter with Barack Obama.
Reuters - Published

Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at 58

Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests..
Reuters - Published

In Cuba, Obama's detente becomes history as Trump threatens

Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President..
Reuters - Published

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