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  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by ckshenn
    +36 +1

    Obama on Trump: How hard can it be to say 'Nazis are bad'?

    Former President Obama tore into President Trump on Friday over what he said was his failure to stand up to Nazi sympathizers. 

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by junglman
    +14 +1

    Obama attacks 'crazy stuff' from Trump

    Former US President Barack Obama has launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump and the "crazy stuff that is coming out of this White House". "This is not normal, these are extraordinary times and they are dangerous times," Mr Obama told students at the University of Illinois. He called for "a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government".

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by canuck
    +16 +1

    Duterte tells Obama: I’m sorry

    In a speech during his meeting with members of the Filipino community here, Duterte recalled how he cursed Obama in public for criticizing his war on drugs and for telling him to uphold human rights. According to Duterte, Obama should know not to criticize a country for the problems that it is trying to solve.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +10 +1

    Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

    Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by jonez334
    +15 +1

    NBC News Walks Back Report That Pakistani Officer Gave Bin Laden's Location To CIA

    NEW YORK -- NBC News has walked back its Monday report that a Pakistani intelligence officer provided the CIA with Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts a year before the U.S. raid in May 2011, a claim

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by rawlings
    +13 +1

    Shepard Fairey: Obama Didn't Live Up to the 'Hope' Poster

    Street artist Shepard Fairey and the Viacom-owned MTV, home to teen moms and teen wolves, are the Felix and Oscar of American culture wars. That they found common ground is something of a triumph. Their web series, Rebel Music, now in its second season, spotlights creative teenagers who express themselves in a dismissive world. From Iranian metal heads to Native American DJ environmentalists, Rebel Music encompasses the punk art gamut.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by canuck
    +18 +1

    President Obama starts two-day Kenya visit

    Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on the first visit to his ancestral home as serving US president. During his two-day visit Mr Obama will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials. Trade will feature strongly, but Mr Obama also said he would deliver a "blunt message" to African leaders about gay rights and discrimination.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by dianep
    +22 +1

    Obama tells African leaders ‘no one should be president for life’

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power at the end of their terms in office, as he made the first address to the African Union (AU) by a US leader. "Africa's democratic progress is at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end," Obama said in a speech at the AU's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by 0r4n9e
    +1 +1

    Conservative News Site Freaks Out Over ‘Demon’ Appearance in Video of Obama’s Kenya Visit

    A gray blur that flashed across the screen prompted speculation from World Net Daily.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Traveler
    +15 +1

    Chart: Almost Every Obama Conspiracy Theory Ever

    Fake birth certificates, ghostwriters, teleprompters, a teenage trip to Mars, and more of the most paranoid and bizarro Obama conspiracy theories out there.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by Traveler
    +20 +1

    Obama Drills: Mark Fiore

    The latest animation in Mark Fiore's award-winning series explores President Obama's visit to Alaska and his contradictory policies. Watch the clip and read the animator's thoughts on the topic, below.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd
    +46 +1

    President Obama Considers Executive Action on Gun Background Checks

    On the same day President Obama travels to visit with the Umpqua Community College shooting victims’ families, the White House says he is considering using his executive authority to create new background check requirements. The announcement came as the president prepared to sit down with families of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon today.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +29 +1

    Obama to deploy 300 US troops to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

    Barack Obama on Wednesday notified US Congress that he intends to deploy 300 troops to Cameroon to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. In a letter released by the White House, the president said 90 personnel had already been deployed, and would be armed for self-defense. A senior administration official told AFP the deployment was “part of the counter Boko Haram effort”.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +30 +1

    New PM Tells Obama Canada to Withdraw Fighter Jets From Syria, Iraq

    Mere hours after defeating Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has told US President Obama that he will withdraw Canadian jets from Syria and Iraq. According to Reuters, the pledge was made as President Obama called to congratulate Trudeau on his election win. The Liberal leader ran on a promise to withdraw Canada's CF-18 bombers from the US-led coalition's military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ticktack
    +24 +1

    Text Still Secret One Month After TPP Deal

    Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12 nation agreement seven years in the making, were finally concluded a month ago. Yet the Obama administration still has not released the text of the agreement. Not even to Congress, much less the public. But this has not stopped the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the office responsible for the negotiations, from making outlandish claims about how great the TPP is.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by baron778
    +21 +1

    Obama vow to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees under fire after Paris attack

    President Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees is under fire after Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, with one GOP presidential candidate saying the U.S. should halt its plans as long as it’s not able to assure Americans it can weed out potential terrorists. The Islamic State, which controls significant territory in Syria, has claimed credit for the coordinated attacks, which have left 129 dead and 352 wounded in Pari...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +51 +1

    Wikileaks releases audiotapes allegedly showing fraud in Obama and Bush administrations

    Wikileaks released audiotapes on Monday purporting to reveal that appointees of the Bush and Obama administrations corruptly misappropriated funds intended to encourage the hiring of disabled people. The tapes are intended to provide evidence that billions of dollars meant for disabled people went instead to defence contractors and other major corporations without large proportions of disabled employees.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by distant
    +47 +1

    Obama: 'I cannot believe the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year'

    Obama making a "grumpy cat" face at the DNC's Women's Leadership Forum in Washington. President Obama sat down with HBO's Bill Simmons for a lengthy interview published in GQ on Tuesday, and among the numerous topics discussed was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons, who has been vocal in his criticisms of the commissioner, broached the subject of Goodell by bringing up a hypothetical situation in which three of the major sports...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +18 +1

    Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre

    US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit. Accompanied by French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, he laid a single white rose at the venue where 90 people were killed. Security was stepped up for the visit, with helicopters flying overhead and roads in the area sealed off.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by weekendhobo
    +23 +1

    The Latest: Obama Calls California Shootings 'Act of Terror'

    The latest on the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California (all times local): 10:35 a.m. President Barack Obama says this week's deadly California shootings were "an act of terror" carried out by attackers who were possibly radicalized to commit it. The president's comments came during his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, a day after the FBI said it was investigating Wednesday's shootings as "an act of terrorism."

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +45 +1

    Poll: Most Americans Say Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

    With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on ISIS and terrorism tonight, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS. For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, a majority of Americans (53%) say the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS. At the same time, 6-in-10 disapprove of the...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by Cobbydaler
    +28 +1

    Why Are We Killing Each Other?

    It's been another frustrating week in the United States as we suffer through another mass shooting. As I write this, investigators are still seeking out the causes for the recent events in San Bernardino. Current evidence is pointing towards a couple with sympathies towards extremist Islamic groups. President Obama went on national TV Sunday night and said the married couple who committed the violence “had gone down the dark path of radicalization”.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +32 +1

    Cuba and US to restore postal service after 52 years

    Cuba and the United States have agreed to restore a direct postal service, suspended 52 years ago at the height of the Cold War. A pilot postal service will be launched shortly, but it is not clear when a full service will be implemented. The move is part of the rapprochement process that was announced by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro on 17 December last year. The two countries have since restored diplomatic ties and reopened embassies.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +39 +1

    President Obama commutes sentences of 95 federal drug offenders

    President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 drug offenders Friday, more than double the number he granted this summer, in an effort to give relief to drug offenders who were harshly sentenced in the nation’s war on drugs. It is the third time this year that the president has used his unique clemency power to release federal drug offenders, whose harsh sentences have contributed to the phenomenon of mass incarceration.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Petrox
    +40 +1

    Guantánamo Bay lawyers call bluff on Obama's promise to close prison

    Lawyers representing Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been held at the camp in Cuba for up to 14 years without charge or trial have accused President Obama of stalling on his promise to close the military prison. As the US president enters his final year in office, pressure is mounting on him to stand by his pledge to shut down the detention center by the time he leaves the White House. Numerous defense lawyers working directly...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +45 +1

    Obama signs ban on microbead pollution

    Say goodbye to the beads. On Monday, Dec. 28, President Barack Obama signed into law a ban on tiny plastic particles used in personal cosmetic products that scientists say are polluting U.S. lakes, rivers and the oceans. The bipartisan "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015," (H.R. 1321), passed by the U.S. House on Dec. 7, "prohibits the manufacture and introduction into interstate commerce of rinse-off cosmetics containing intentionally-added plastic microbeads."

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by yuriburi
    +32 +1

    President Obama on Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee w/ Jerry Seinfeld

    President Barack Obama will be Jerry Seinfeld's first guest when the seventh season of his online talk show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," opens Dec. 30. The show features the New York comedian picking up fellow comics in classic cars and taking them out for coffee and conversation. Obama and Seinfeld spoke at the White House earlier this month. The White House says they took turns circling the South Lawn in a 1963 Corvette Stingray split window coupe before chatting over coffee...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rhingo
    +39 +1

    Obama 'will close Guantanamo Bay before he leaves office,' with or without Congress

    The clock is ticking for President Barack Obama to make good on one of his biggest promises — closing Guantanamo Bay. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough backed the president on Sunday in what would be an enormous moral victory for the Obama Administration. “He feels an obligation to the next president. He will fix this so that they don't have to be confronted with the same set of challenges,” Mr McDonough said on Fox News Sunday.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by spaceghoti
    +9 +1

    Denial, paranoia and bigotry: Obama warns against Republican ugliness and they immediately prove him right

    Obama hit all the requisite marks for a State of the Union address: Cataloging past successes, describing current obstacles, outlining bold plans for the future. But, at its heart, the speech was ultimately a lengthy rebuttal to — and a warning about — the metastasizing ugliness and hatred that is pouring out of the conservative movement and the Republican Party that relies on this increasingly vitriolic, hateful conservative base.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +35 +1

    Obama Just Pledged $4 Billion to Develop Autonomous Cars

    The dream of autonomous cars crisscrossing American roads just got a huge boost from the Obama Administration. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced Thursday that the US government plans to invest nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years to help “accelerate the development of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects.” This money will be included as part of the fiscal 2017 budget that the White House will release in February.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +37 +1

    Jonathan Alter: You’ll miss Obama when he’s gone

    I had one overwhelming thought watching President Barack Obama give his final State of the Union Address: We're gonna miss this guy. We'll miss his graceful style and an undervalued record of achievement that - with a year to go — has already put him in the ranks of fine American Presidents. Of course we won't all miss him, but even many Republicans who despise Obama may look back with nostalgia at low inflation, low interest rates and low unemployment...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +34 +1

    Pentagon wants $582bn in 2017 budget, quadrupling of spending in Europe

    President Obama will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon as part of the fiscal year 2017 budget, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. It will be partly used to keep a competitive edge over Russia and China, and to quadruple spending in Europe. Carter said part of the $582.7 billion will include $71.4 for research and development funding, adding that much of the money will focus on maintaining an edge over the competition.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +44 +1

    Obama to propose $10-per-barrel fee on oil

    President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday. The proposal — which follows the passage of a bipartisan transportation bill last year — would have difficulty clearing the Republican-controlled Congress. In a statement, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, House majority whip, said the House would quash the "absurd" plan.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hxxp
    +36 +1

    Former federal judge to President Obama: Free the man I sentenced to 55 years in prison

    A former federal judge in Utah asked President Obama Tuesday to “swiftly” give clemency to Weldon Angelos, a man he sentenced to 55 years in prison in connection with selling marijuana. Calling the sentence “one of the most troubling that I ever faced in my five years on the federal bench,” Paul G. Cassell, now a professor at the University of Utah’s law school, said the mandatory minimum sentence he was required to impose on Angelos...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jcscher
    +41 +1

    President Obama Will Visit Cuba in Historic Trip Next Month

    President Obama is planning a trip to Cuba some time next month, marking the first time in more than 80 years a sitting U.S. president will visit the country, according to sources with knowledge of the plan. A National Security Council official plans to make the announcement tomorrow at the White house.