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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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China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. in Obama-era case: WTO

China is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for non-compliance with a WTO ruling in a tariffs case dating to the Obama era, a document published on Monday showed.
Reuters - Published

Obama tweets support for Canadian PM Trudeau in re-election campaign

Former U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support on Wednesday for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who faces a tough battle for re-election next week.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Barack Obama

U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal [Video]U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal

The world's two biggest economies have announced an early-stage trade deal that has dialed down the rhetoric but tensions remain. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau [Video]Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau

Former U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to Reuters, Trudeau faces a tough re-election after photos of him wearing blackface were..

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Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally [Video]Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday used a re-election campaign rally in Minneapolis to lash out at the impeachment inquiry against him. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation [Video]Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation

Sen. Lindsey Graham was pranked by two Russians calling him, pretending to be Turkey’s minister of defense. According to CNN, the call revealed Graham calling the Kurds a “threat” to Turkey. In..

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Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump [Video]Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham does not approve of President Donald Trump’s decision regarding a possible Turkish invasion. He said leaving their Kurdish allies in Syria to fend for themselves was a “disaster”..

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'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square [Video]'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square

"We want more. We demand more. And today, we say yes to something that looks like us." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia [Video]Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thinks it would be a tremendous thing if Ukraine could work things out with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that only with true support..

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Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate [Video]Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. President Barack Obama met with a fist bump at Obama's personal office in D.C. on September 16 as she toured Washington to promote youth..

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'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump [Video]'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump

President Trump took a shot at environmentally friendly light bulbs during a speech on Thursday, blaming them for making him look orange onstage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets [Video]Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets

Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated..

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Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections [Video]Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections

The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Trump Repeals Obama Regulation Protecting Waterways [Video]Trump Repeals Obama Regulation Protecting Waterways

The Trump administration announced the repeal of an Obama-era regulation expanding pollution protections. The regulation protected waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams. According to Reuters,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with US [Video]Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with US

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the country will never have direct talks with the US, but would consider multilateral negotiations if all sanctions are lifted. Sam Holder reports.

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Trump EPA Tries To Roll Back Another Obama-Era Regulation [Video]Trump EPA Tries To Roll Back Another Obama-Era Regulation

The Trump administration announced a plan to roll back and Obama-era regulation helping the environment. According to Gizmodo, the regulation cut methane emissions from power plants and fossil fuel..

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John McCain Congratulated Barack Obama 11 Years Ago [Video]John McCain Congratulated Barack Obama 11 Years Ago

On August 28,2008, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, released a video congratulating his opponent. He congratulated then-Sen. Barack Obama on winning the Democratic nomination. Obama..

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Democrats Ensure Presidential Candidates Won't Create Own Political Groups [Video]Democrats Ensure Presidential Candidates Won't Create Own Political Groups

Democratic Party officials are still not happy about Barack Obama creating his own political group. According to Politico, Obama created Organizing for Action outside of the Democratic National..

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Trump's New Trade Deal With Japan Gives Farmers Same Access As TPP [Video]Trump's New Trade Deal With Japan Gives Farmers Same Access As TPP

President Donald Trump made an “agreement in principle” on trade with Japan. According to CNN, this deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brings relief to American farmers. The deal gives..

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Imagine if Obama "had been assassinated?": Biden [Video]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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Canada's Trudeau slams rivals for dirty campaign, gets Obama endorsement

Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing a tough election next week, accused his rivals on Wednesday of fighting a dirty campaign and picked up an endorsement from former U.S. President..
Reuters - Published

Republican Gowdy, who pushed Obama on Benghazi, joins Trump impeachment defense

Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy stepped into a familiar role on Wednesday when President Donald Trump tapped him to join his outside legal team to help battle a Democratic-led impeachment..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration cannot bar states from passing own internet rules, U.S. court says

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to declare that states cannot pass their own net neutrality laws and ordered the agency to review some key..
Reuters - Published

U.S. court says FCC cannot bar states from setting net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission cannot bar states from passing their own net neutrality laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said on Tuesday, adding that the agency must..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Labor Department extends overtime pay to 1.3 million U.S. workers

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued a long-awaited rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 1.3 million U.S. workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. utilities file legal challenge to Trump power plant rule

Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a..
Reuters - Published

Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections to boost industry

The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and..
Reuters - Published

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

Greg Craig was the only Democratic appointee charged as a result of the Mueller inquiry.
BBC News - Published

Trump EPA proposes scrapping methane limits at oil and gas operations

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rescinding Obama-era limits on oil and gas industry emissions of methane, one of the main pollutants scientists link to climate change, a move that drew..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: U.S. oil and gas regulatory rollbacks under Trump

The Trump administration has moved broadly to relax Obama-era rules put in place to regulate methane and other greenhouse gas emissions, offshore drilling safety, fuel economy and wetlands rules that..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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