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Obama knew about Russia election meddling, did nothing: Trump - Washington Examiner

President Trump lashed out at former President Barack Obama's actions ahead of the 2016 election, saying he's done more to protect the 2018 elections than Obama did in 2016. Trump signed an executive order in September that lays out a framework for ...

Beto O'Rourke's 'lifelong Republican' mother donated to Democrats, voted in Democratic primaries since 2000 - Washington Examiner

Beto O'Rourke's mother, who he often heralds as a “lifelong” Republican who now supports his effort to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has frequently voted for Democrats in primary elections and also donated to Barack Obama before he became president.

Include us too, cabbies say on replacing feeder buses with Grab - Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: A taxi association representing some 25,000 drivers has warned against a “monopoly” of Grab cars should the government press on with the suggestion of replacing feeder buses with the e-hailing service. Mohd Syahrir Abdul Aziz, the ...

Trump: We have the 'greatest economy' ever - Fox Business

Although critics of the White House often credit the roaring economy to the Obama administration – including former President Barack Obama, who in September said the economic recovery began while he was in the White House – Trump warned that if the ...

Democrat Julian Castro Says He'll 'Likely' Run for President in 2020 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll "likely" seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signs that former President Barack Obama's housing secretary is preparing for a run. Castro told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Democratic nomination is a ...

Guantanamo prison to stay open at least 25 years: US admiral - FRANCE 24

Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Ring said the prison, which ...

Beto O'Rourke's 'lifelong Republican' mother votes in Democratic primaries, donated to Obama - Washington Times

According to a CNN report Tuesday, Melissa O'Rourke is a frequent voter in Democratic primaries who donated to Barack Obama before he became president. “Melissa O'Rourke has largely voted in Democratic primaries in Texas since 2000, and she has ...

Watch author Alice Walker explain Donald Trump's racist envy of Barack Obama - Raw Story

Renowned public intellectual Alice Walker explained President Donald Trump's racially-based envy of President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC's “The Beat with Ari Melber” on Tuesday. Walker has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction plus the ...

Delayed Obama for-profit fraud protection ordered into force - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Obama-era rules that lay out how students defrauded by colleges can erase their debt took effect Tuesday, after the Trump administration and an association of for-profit colleges lost their bids to delay them. That means that Education ...

Beto O'Rourke touts support from 'lifelong Republican' mom, but records show she has also backed Democrats - CNN

In 2007, she contributed $250 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. In 2012, she donated $1000 to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and $250 to Ted Cruz's campaign for Senate. She also donated $125 to Republican Sen. John Cornyn in 2011, ...

Delayed Obama-Era Rule on Student Debt Relief Is to Take Effect - New York Times

The new rule, finalized in the last few months of President Barack Obama's administration, is intended to strengthen a system called borrower defense that allows forgiveness of federal student loans for borrowers who were cheated by schools that lied ...

Unsealed Choke Point Documents Show Obama Was Far From Scandal-Free - Daily Signal

In February 2018, Barack Obama infamously claimed his presidential administration was scandal-free. “We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us,” Obama said about a year after leaving office, during closed-door remarks leaked to the press.

Julián Castro: “Likely” to Make a Presidential Bid in 2020 - EBONY

In 2014, President Barack Obama nominated him for secretary of HUD. He was confirmed by the senate by a vote of 71-26. In 2001, Castro was elected to San Antonio's City Council making him the youngest ever elected at the age of 26. He served as a ...

'Was It Worth It? Definitely': ICE Whistleblower From Obama Admin Praises Trump for New Immigration Policy - Fox News Insider

Jason Piccolo, who is no longer with DHS, said on "Fox & Friends" that President Barack Obama had released thousands of unaccompanied minors to "sponsors" in the United States with criminal backgrounds. He said that the vetting procedures were ...

Barack Obama To Get Hollywood Debut Assist From Kobe Bryant - Guardian (blog)

Former President of the United States, Barack Obama who recently signed a deal with film sharing platform, Netflix alongside his wife, Michelle Obama is turning to one of the greats to help him launch his Hollywood career. Basketball star, Kobe Bryant ...

Elizabeth Warren falls for Trump's strategy - CNN

Julian Zelizer is a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University, editor of "The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment" and co-host of the "Politics & Polls" podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @julianzelizer. The ...

The numbers are in, and Trump's tax cut didn't reduce the deficit – despite his many promises - CNBC

They relentlessly attacked President Barack Obama for increasing deficits and debt. "Not only will this tax plan pay for itself, but it will pay down debt," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asserted as Congress debated the Trump tax cut. Mnuchin named ...

A new study reveals the real reason Obama voters switched to Trump - Vox

One of the most puzzling elements of the 2016 election, at least for a lot of Americans, was the millions of voters who switched from voting for Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016. Somewhere between 6.7 million and 9.2 million Americans ...

The 10-Year Political Trend Doesn't Point to a Blue Wave - RushLimbaugh.com

And it all started with Barack Hussein O and 2010. Do you remember how many times I reminded you that during the first six years of Obama, you go through the 2014 midterms, the Democrat Party lost over 1,200 seats nationwide, seats in the U.S. House, ...

Court allows Obama-era student loan rules to take effect, delivering defeat to DeVos - Washington Post

Steve Gunderson, president of the industry trade group Career Education Colleges and Universities, said the Trump administration should be free to rewrite the regulation and that implementing the Obama version in the meantime creates confusion. He said ...

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected to that office and the first president born outside the contiguous United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. While serving three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 against incumbent Bobby Rush.

President Barack Obama.jpg
44th President of the United States
Assumed office
January 20, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II
(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
Children Malia Obama
Sasha Obama
Parents Ann Dunham
Barack Obama Sr.
Relatives Maya Soetoro (half-sister)
Residence White House
Alma mater
Awards Nobel Peace Prize
Signature
Website

Barack Hussein Obama II ( /bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/ bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected to that office and the first president born outside the contiguous United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. While serving three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 against incumbent Bobby Rush.

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his inauguration, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

During his first two years in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the Great Recession in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his first term included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare"; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. In January 2011, the Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives as the Democratic Party lost a total of 63 seats; and, after a lengthy debate over federal spending and whether or not to raise the nation's debt limit, Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013. During his second term, Obama has promoted domestic policies related to gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and has called for greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans, while his administration has filed briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor) and state level same-sex marriage bans (Obergefell v. Hodges) as unconstitutional. In foreign policy, Obama ordered U.S. military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.