Tag: Barack Obama

Trump’s Weaponization of the ‘Administrative State’

Since reentering politics several years ago, Donald Trump has defined himself in opposition to a single figure: Barack Obama. He was the leading proponent of birtherism in 2011, and continued to promote the conspiracy theory publicly until 2015. (He reportedly has remained a birther in private.) Some believe Trump only […]

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Pinkerton: Harry Truman’s Campaign Was in 1948, The Truman Show Is Now, The Trump Show Is Coming

New Technology, New Politicians  In politics, every new communications technology creates, or at least empowers, a new style of politician.  A century ago, electronic amplification enabled political figures to adopt a more relaxed speaking style; they no longer had to yell to be heard in the back row.  A little later, radio enabled politicians to […]

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Obama Touts Obamacare Affordability in Video Ahead of Deadline

Despite his new residence outside of the White House and Congress’s partial dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama is asking people to sign up for government-run Obamacare health insurance in a video he posted on his Twitter account. As the midnight Saturday deadline looms and enrollment lags by about 500,000 compared to last year, […]

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Donald Trump Urges Democrats to Avoid Potential Partial Government Shutdown

Donald Trump prodded Democrats to vote for more border security on Thursday, rather than allow a partial government shutdown to occur before Christmas. “You know what? They only don’t want to do it because of me. We have to put the people ahead of politics,” Trump said in a video posted on Twitter. “We need […]

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Julian Castro Forms 2020 Exploratory Committee

Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, announced the launch of his presidential exploratory committee Wednesday. In an interview with the Associated Press, Castro said he will make a decision on running for the presidency on January 12. The move to form the committee gives the 44-year-old a […]

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2020 Watch: Elizabeth Warren Has ‘National Apparatus’ in Place, Just ‘Pull the Trigger’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hasn’t yet announced if she will throw her hat into the presidential ring, but she continues to put in place all the necessary components to launch a 2020 bid. “It looks like she has her national apparatus in place and all she has to do is pull the trigger,” Jim Demers, […]

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Trump’s Reelection Doesn’t Hinge on a Recession

President Donald Trump’s advisers are rattled. Not because the second year of his presidency is about to end with little to show for itself. Or because the Mueller investigation is intensifying and continues to ensnare people close to the president. Or because Trump is historically unpopular, with an approval rating […]

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2020: Beto O’Rourke Staff Talking with Obama Allies in New Hampshire, Iowa

Members of Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s (D-TX) inner circle are reportedly in talks with top political operatives who assisted former President Barack Obama’s campaign in New Hampshire and Iowa, according to CNBC. CNBC, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the conversations, reports the discussions are being spearheaded by O’Rourke’s chief of staff, David Wysong. […]

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Mueller’s Flynn Memo Disappoints Resisters: No Jail Time or Hints of Collusion

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s memo on former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn left members of the so-called “resistance” disappointed that the retired three star Army general would likely not face any jail time, and no collusion was detailed. Leading up to its release, resisters were giddy over the idea the man who led a […]

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Watch Live: Funeral Services for Former President George H.W. Bush

Watch the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Former President George W. Bush will deliver the eulogy for his father as well as former Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, and presidential historian and Bush biographer Jon Meacham. President Trump […]

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2020: Beto O’Rourke Reportedly Meets with Barack Obama

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke met with former President Barack Obama last month as the Texas Democrat considers a bid for the White House in 2020. The Washington Post reports O’Rourke met November 16 with Obama at the former president’s Washington, D.C., office in the posh neighborhood of Foggy Bottom. Details of what the […]

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Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal: CEOs Must Get ‘Millions’ of Cheap Visa-Workers

Indian-born Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal says the U.S. economy needs millions of wage-cutting visa workers for good jobs sought by many Americans and immigrants. The editors of the New York Review of Books published Jayapal’s corporatist demand for more visa workers on December 3 under the headline: “A New Moral Imagination on Immigration.” She wrote: The number of visas […]

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Political World Pays Tribute to George H.W. Bush

Political leaders paid tribute to former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away at the age of 94 in Houston, Texas, Friday evening. Presidents, cabinet members, senators, and several world leaders issued statements praising the 41st commander-in-chief’s love of God, family, and country. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump said Bush “set the stage […]

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Democrats Nominate Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday won the House Democrat leadership election to be the party’s next nominee for speaker after running unopposed. Ahead of the vote, Pelosi delivered remarks flanked by allies Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and John Lewis (D-GA), saying, “[It is] so inspiring to hear my colleagues place my name in […]

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President Trump Shares Image of Political Opponents Behind Bars

On Wednesday morning, President Trump shared an image on his Twitter account containing several of his political opponents behind bars and questioning why they are not under investigation for “treason.” The image, which was retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts many of those he has criticized in the past. Among those included were former […]

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Violent Migrant Border Incident Exact Replay of When Obama Used Tear Gas at Border

Five years almost to the day before President Donald Trump’s border officers blocked migrants with tear gas, authorities under President Barack Obama used identical tactics along the same stretch of border near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to 2013 press accounts. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported November 25, 2o13: The incident occurred about a quarter-mile west […]

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Pelosi: Trump ‘Cowardly’ for Asking SCOTUS to Hear Cases on Transgender Troops

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called the Trump administration’s latest brief asking the Supreme Court to hear cases on the administration’s transgender military policy “cowardly” and “disgusting.” Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat, said Saturday that the administration’s decision to fast-track those cases to the Supreme Court is nothing more than a “cowardly, disgusting ban” on transgender individuals […]

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Justice Department Fast-Tracks Military Transgender Cases to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to bypass two federal appeals courts and render a final decision on President Donald Trump’s military transgender policy by summer 2019. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been litigating several cases regarding that policy since 2017. Transgender individuals had never […]

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Black America’s Forever President Barack Obama Volunteers at Chicago Food Bank

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) While the punk-ass president continues to desecrate the highest office in the land, black America’s forever president and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, continues to make us miss him after he made a surprise visit to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. According […]

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Obama Suggests Trump Has ‘Racism’ and ‘Mommy Issues’

Former President Obama suggested that President Trump is not solving the world’s problems because he has “racism” and “mommy issues.” Obama, who famously wrote an entire autobiography called Dreams from My Father as a means to work through his lifelong daddy issues, is certain we can solve all the world’s problems — “climate change, education, […]

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