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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted […]
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Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” network analyst Harry Enten shared his power rankings for potential 2020 Democratic contenders, which he said he got by using a “secret sauce.” Counting down from 10, Enten got down to number nine, Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, TX, and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama. According to Enten, he is a “little suspect of having too many men in the upper-tier” of his rankings, but he did say Castro has his Latino background going for him. At eight, Enten listed Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who Enten said the fact that he is a white male may not work for him right now. “[T]his is an interesting guy for Democrats,” Enten said of Brown. “Another white male, I am very suspect of that going into a Democratic primary with women doing well, I am not sure it’s the time to nominate a white man.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came in at six for Enten, but he suggeste...
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President Barack Obama was honored Wednesday night with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights' Ripple of Hope award at a gala in New York.
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Former President Barack Obama has been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Right’s Ripple of Hope Award in New York
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank […]
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He has repeatedly suggested that President Barack Obama gave $150 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran. That's false.
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Former President Barack Obama has been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award in New York. In his remarks Wednesday night, Obama said “it’s easy to succumb to cynicism” but that “Bobby Kennedy’s life reminds us to reject such cynicism” and that “progress is fueled by hope.” The organization’s president,...
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A poster boy for bail reform will miss out on meeting former President Barack Obama at a Manhattan gala awards ceremony Wednesday night — because he was busted during a traffic stop hours earlier. Pedro Hernandez was stopped while driving a BMW in The Bronx around noon Wednesday, cops said. A computer check revealed that...
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Lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan managed to shepherd through a motion on Wednesday protecting President Barack Obama’s illegal war in Yemen, thanks to five Democrats who joined the Republican majority to pass the measure.
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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.
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Given the consistency of Comey’s public statements, it’s hard to see what Trump and congressional Republicans hoped to gain. For over six hours on Friday, former FBI Director James Comey participated in a voluntary, transcribed interview with the House Oversight and Judiciary committees. Republicans are enjoying the last few weeks of their House majority, and seem determined to use every ounce of power they have left before it goes away in January. But if their goal was to use Friday’s testimony to undermine Robert Mueller’s probe, they surely left Capitol Hill disappointed.As committee Republicans fixated on Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Steele Dossier and text messages between two FBI agents accused of expressing bias against Donald Trump, Comey turned the proceeding into a defense of the special counsel’s investigation and the integrity of the Department of Justice. No wonder President Trump launched into yet another Twitter tirade on Sunday morning, labeling...
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“All too many Republicans are going from opposing the Democratic Party to opposing democracy itself." Max Boot was a leading proponent of neoconservative ideology in the 2000s and early to mid-2010s, often praising President George W. Bush and heavily criticizing President Barack Obama. But these days, the Washington Post columnist is an outspoken Never Trump conservative—and in his latest Post column, Boot argues that his former party, the GOP, has become frighteningly “authoritarian.”Reflecting on Republican power grabs in the state legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin, Boot notes that Republicans “are moving to strip important powers from incoming Democratic governors” in those states. Boot quotes Robin Vos, Republican speaker of Wisconsin’s state assembly, as asserting that “if you took Madison and Milwaukee out of the state election formula, we would have a clear majority.” Boot’s analysis: Vos “is thus suggesting that liberals and people of col...
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Big oil wrecking the planet and Wall Street greed plundering its wealth? Barack Obama wants you to thank him for that too. And if you don’t, host Lee Camp says, you’re just racist. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Taxpayers who make $20,000 a year are more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making 20 times as much. When Natassia Smick, 28, filed her family’s taxes in January, she already had plans for the refund she and her husband expected to receive. Mainly, she wanted to catch up on her credit card debt. And she was pregnant with their second child, so there were plenty of extra expenses ahead.Since Smick, who is taking classes toward a bachelor’s degree, and her husband, a chef, together earned around $33,000 in 2017, about $2,000 of that refund would come from the earned income tax credit. It’s among the government’s largest anti-poverty programs, sending more than $60 billion every year to families like Smick’s: people who have jobs but are struggling to get by. Last year, 28 million households claimed the EITC.Smick, who lives outside Los Angeles, thought she’d get her refund in a month or so, as she had the year before. But no refund came. Instead, she got a lette...
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When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. Ralph Nader is living proof. After years of effectively pressuring congressional Democrats to protect consumers and the environment against corporate greed, he watched firsthand as the party bowed to the demands of Big Business during the Jimmy Carter administration.And then there’s Nick Brana, the leading activist behind the Movement for a People’s Party (MPP).  Like Nader, Brana isn’t content merely to expose the corruption of the dismal dollar Democrats—a party that late political scientist Sheldon Wolin rightly called “the inauthentic opposition.” He’s looking to replace them with something much better: Let’s call it an “authentic opposition.”Don’t let his tender age of 29 fool you. Brana has served his time inside the belly of t...
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President Donald Trump continued advocating Wednesday for significant funding for his promised wall on the southern border.
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Trump believes he has the people on his side in the event of impeachment. Evidence is scant. With Democrats now taking over the House, and new revelations from the prosecutions of President Donald Trump's inner circle coming out by the day, talk is inevitably turning toward the possibility the president could be impeached before his term is out.But Trump himself insists he's not worried about that in a new interview with Reuters in the Oval Office."It's hard to impeach somebody who hasn't done anything wrong and who's created the greatest economy in the history of our country," Trump said. "I'm not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened," he said.This notion of a pro-Trump "revolt" in the event of impeachment is a common theme among the president's allies. In August, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani used the exact same words.But how likely is such a "revolt"? If polls are any indication, not likely at all. Survey after survey after survey has shown that...
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The US government on Tuesday unveiled a plan to roll back clean water rules protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands, fulfilling a pledge from President Donald Trump to farmers and supporters who view environmental regulations as too strict. The proposed changes to the Clean Water Act would "remove and replace" rules set by the administration of Barack Obama in 2015, which was widely praised by environmental protection activists. Trump had previously called the Obama-era regulation "horrible" and said it impeded economic development in rural areas -- an issue that was important to his electoral base.
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It’s that time of the year again when the weather turns chilly, presents get wrapped … and former President Barack Obama makes his last-minute pitch for Americans to enroll in ObamaCare before the December deadline.
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An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government. That’s good news for corporations and the wealthy. This story was co-published with The Atlantic.In the summer of 2008, William Pfeil made a startling discovery: Hundreds of foreign companies that operated in the U.S. weren’t paying U.S. taxes, and his employer, the Internal Revenue Service, had no idea. Under U.S. law, companies that do business in the Gulf of Mexico owe the American government a piece of what they make drilling for oil there or helping those that do. But the vast majority of the foreign companies weren’t paying anything, and taxpaying American companies were upset, arguing that it unfairly allowed the foreign rivals to underbid for contracts.Pfeil and the IRS started pursuing the non-U.S. entities. Ultimately, he figures he brought in more than $50 million in previously unpaid tax...
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Barack Obama promises "no memes" in a new video reminding people to sign up to healthcare coverage before a Sunday deadline.
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The Trump administration is expected to propose weakening protections for U.S. wetlands on Tuesday, in a move sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid opposition from environmentalists. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make a water policy announcement at 11:25 Eastern Time (1625 GMT), the agency said without elaborating. The EPA is expected to relax protection standards in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that went into effect during the administration of former President Barack Obama.
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Don Lemon is done with President Donald Trump's claims that campaign finance
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A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama blocked a request from the developer behind the Keystone XL project on Friday to carry out most "preconstruction" activities on the proposed oil pipeline.
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As a civilian in 2012, Donald Trump knocked President Barack Obama on Twitter for having three "chief of staffs," CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with the panel.
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"Through Nord Stream 2, Russia seeks to increase its leverage of the West while severing Ukraine from Europe," Francis Fannon, the U.S. assistant secretary for energy resources at the State Department, told reporters in a teleconference. The pipeline has been opposed both by President Donald Trump, a Republican, and his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama as a political tool for Russia to consolidate power over Europe. Much of the gas that Europe currently gets from Russia via pipeline goes through Ukraine, which collects billions of dollars in transit charges making up to 3 percent of its gross domestic product.
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Hoping to push more people to sign up for Obamacare amid lagging enrollment, former President Barack Obama urged Americans Monday to check out healthcare.gov before the December 15 deadline.
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This Harvard law professor believes Trump can be indicted and should be. Laurence Tribe is a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School. He's argued cases before the Supreme Court 36 times,  and he's taught students who went on to become U.S. Senators, Supreme Court justices, and even a U.S. President. Among them, Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, and Ted Cruz.And he's become an outspoke critic of President Donald Trump.Tribe is going after the Justice Department's policy – which is not law and not in the Constitution – that bars prosecutors from moving to have a sitting U.S. President indicted by a grand jury.He made the case back in May."Nothing" in the "text, structure, or history" of the U.S. Constitution says a sitting President cannot be indicted, Tribe said: "Some people claim that, even if Rosenstein gives Mueller permission to indict Trump as DOJ rules allow, the Constitution forbids such indictment. No! Nothing in its text, structure, or history su...
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His lawyer's complaints against the special counsel are barely a step above gibberish. On Sunday evening, POLITICO reported that Jerome Corsi, the Birther conspiracy theorist and former InfoWars writer who allegedly helped President Donald Trump's campaign adviser Roger Stone in his collaboration with WikiLeaks to disseminate Russian-hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign, has filed a $350 million lawsuit against special counsel Robert Mueller.Corsi's lawsuit alleges that "Mueller and his partisan Democrat, leftist, and ethically and legally conflicted prosecutorial staff" leaked information from grand jury proceedings, illegally surveilled Corsi, and attempted to blackmail him into lying as part of a "legal coup d'etat" against Trump:"Defendant Mueller and his prosecutorial staff have demanded that Plaintiff Corsi falsely testify that he acted as a liaison between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange concerning the public release of emails downloaded fro...
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Welcome to the Video Cheat Sheet, your source for the videos you absolutely have to see right now. Today, we have Barack Obama sharing a very important message about health-care coverage, Elon Musk proclaiming his lack of respect for the SEC, a Columbia University student shouting about his love for white people, a quadriplegic man walking at his graduation, and the Miami Dolphins making an unbelievable final play to beat the New England Patriots Sunday night.
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Calling her an unsung hero, President Barack Obama praised her and others for refusing “to accept anything less than a full measure of equality.”
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When Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked President Donald Trump over judicial independence in November, some critics countered with a 2010 moment between President Barack Obama and Justice Samuel Alito.
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As an employee at the Federal Reserve in 2011, three years after the dissolution of Lehman Brothers, Carmen Segarra witnessed the results of this deregulation firsthand Of the myriad policy decisions that have brought us to our current precipice, from the signing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the invasion of Iraq and the gerrymandering of House districts across the country, few have proven as consequential as the demise of Glass-Steagall. Signed into law as the U.S.A. Banking Act of 1933, the legislation had been crucial to safeguarding the financial industry in the wake of the Great Depression. But with its repeal in 1999, the barriers separating commercial and investment banking collapsed, creating the preconditions for an economic crisis from whose shadow we have yet to emerge.Carmen Segarra might have predicted as much. As an employee at the Federal Reserve in 2011, three years after the dissolution of Lehman Brothers, she witnessed the results of...
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Trump and the Republicans believe they’re entitled to rule, democracy be damned. It’s a deeply dangerous moment You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to "A Few Good Men," the 1992 movie starring Jack Nicholson as a corrupt Marine and Tom Cruise as the noble young military lawyer who takes him down. The movie has a famous scene where Nicholson's character, Col. Nathan Jessup, explodes in rage after being exposed for his part in the killing of a young Marine and subsequent cover-up. "You can't handle the truth!" he barks, while raving about how hard his job is and how he feels this entitles him to do the awful things he did.The screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, isn't known for his subtlety. I always thought that Jessup was clearly the villain, an imperious monster who is lashing out like a cornered rat. But no -- apparently there are a lot of people who read Jessup as a hero for standing up against those namby-pamby "rule of law" liberals and for the belief that...
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Of course, he's not just a pastor — he's a former GOP Senate candidate. On December 6, Pastor E.W. Jackson used his radio show to attack and defame Muslims who are entering Congress—and judging from the swift backlash he has received, the far-right evangelist got much more than he bargained for.Jackson’s anti-Islam tirade was in response to Democrats trying to change a rule banning headwear on the floor in the House of Representatives. The change would accommodate Muslims elected to the House in the 2018 midterms, including Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar (the first Somali-American elected to Congress).Jackson ranted, “The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic. We are a Judeo-Christian country. We are a nation rooted and grounded in Christianity, and that’s that. And anybody that doesn’t like that, go live somewhere else. It’s very simple. Just go live somewhere else. Don’t try to change our country into...
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Few in 2018 besides perhaps Kendrick Lamar can be virtually assured a Grammy nomination after releasing a recording, but followers of the spoken word category know better than to bet against former President Jimmy Carter after he drops an album. The 39th president earned his ninth nod in 21 years...
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Both are young women facing down brutal military repression at the hands of fully-armed men, yet their stories could not have been received more differently. After Israeli forces shot her 15-year-old cousin in the head with a rubber bullet last December, Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, stood up to the occupying Israeli forces and was arrested and charged for slapping a soldier. The story of the activist went viral.But what Ahed was fighting for was largely buried beneath sensationalized media representations of her.Her story is unlikely to circulate in the same elevated spaces granted to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a brutal attack on her school by the Taliban, even though both Ahed and Malala are fighting for similar rights and freedoms. Both are young women facing down brutal military repression at the hands of fully-armed men, yet their stories could not have been received more differently.The reasons for our complic...
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Does Beto O'Rourke have what it takes to win the presidency in 2020? Anxious Democrats had barely recovered from their post-midterm election-night hangovers before pundits began breathlessly pontificating over the potential field of 2020 presidential candidates. Democrat Beto O’Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz, but that didn’t stop multipleoutlets from pondering whether he could run. He enjoys a national profile, a positive message, even punk rock roots, and lost his race by a mere three points, but some progressives aren’t convinced he’s the one to beat Donald Trump, should the president run in 2020.Washington Post columnist Elizabeth Bruenig is one of them.She writes on Thursday that despite her being from Texas, appreciating O’Rourke’s appeal and having “hoped as much as anyone for Cruz’s defeat,” America doesn’t need another Democrat in the Obama mold. Instead, she argues, “I think the times both call for and allow for a...
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Robert Mueller looks to be approaching his endgame, and the press is alive with speculation as to how bad the special counsel’s report will be for President Trump. It’s also worth noticing how good Mr. Mueller has been to another president, Barack Obama, and his team.
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The First Family has broken with tradition: There’s no canine companion in the White House. In his homily for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on December 5, Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. joked that Sully, Bush’s loyal service dog, had probably received more press attention in recent days than the president himself. That sentiment echoed Fala, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier, who was so popular with the US public that he received more fan mail than the president himself.Historically, First Canines have been a staple of life in the White House. Barack Obama had Bo and Sunny, two Portuguese water dogs. George W. Bush had Spot, a Springer spaniel, and Barney, a Scottish terrier. Bill Clinton had Buddy, a chocolate Labrador retriever. Before he needed the services of Sully, George H.W. Bush had Millie, a Springer spaniel (Spot’s mother). Ronald Reagan had Lucky, a fluffy black Bouvier des Flandres. John F. Kennedy had Charlie, a Welsh...
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Trump is always racing on to his (and our) next distraction. I took my first hit of speed in 1970 during my freshman year in college. That little white pill -- Dexedrine -- was a revelation. It made whatever I was doing absolutely fascinating. Amphetamine sharpened my focus and banished all appetites except a hunger for knowledge. I spent that entire night writing 35 pages of hand-scrawled notes about a 35-page article by the philosopher Ludwig Feurbach, thereby convincing the professor who would become my advisor and mentor that I was absolutely fascinating.Speed was definitely not a respectable drug in those days. I bought mine from a seedy hippie who hung out on the edge of campus with some of my edgier friends. My college was probably one of the few in the country whose infirmary actually prescribed Dexedrine for its students, presumably to keep us from buying it from guys like him.Nowadays, respectable doctors all over the country prescribe speed for people with ADHD,...
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All five living US presidents attended George H.W. Bush's memorial service Wednesday, the first time since last year's inauguration in which Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter were in the same place as President Donald Trump.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With open enrollment ending next week, the government says sign-ups for coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are lagging when compared with last year. Figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that about 3.2 million people have signed up so far for subsidized private […]
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A reported meeting last month between Democratic darling Beto O’Rourke and Barack Obama has underscored the difficult position the former president finds himself in, as numerous allies and former administration members consider a 2020 White House bid and seek his counsel in the process. 
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The Washington funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the remaining members of the presidents club, but the front-row banter among Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their spouses came to an end when U.S. President Donald Trump and wife Melania arrived.
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CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo discuss President Donald Trump's interaction with former President Barack Obama at Bush's funeral in Washington.
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Trump has previously boasted denuclearization is coming "very, very soon." On Wednesday, CNN reported that satellite evidence shows North Korea is upgrading a major missile base — and constructing what appears to be a new site:The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue of denuclearization despite five months of sporadic talks.While the base at Yeongjeo-dong has long been known to US intelligence agencies and analysts, researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey told CNN that the images reveal construction on a new facility just seven miles away from the older site that had not been previously publicly identified.The revelation is yet another blow to President Donald Trump, who after first trying to face down North Korean dictat...
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President Donald Trump joined the group of living ex-U.S. presidents on Wednesday to commemorate the life of former President George H. W. Bush, but in a service characterized by emotion and good feeling, warmth between the current and former occupants of the White House was decidedly absent. Trump shook hands awkwardly with his predecessor, Barack Obama, and former first lady Michelle Obama as he took his place in the front row of the service at the Washington National Cathedral. Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, nodded but did not smile as the one-time New York businessman and his wife, Melania, joined the group that included former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.
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Wednesday during Fox News Channel’s coverage of George H.W. Bush‘s funeral, network host Chris Wallace said when Donald Trump and Melania Trump took their seats there was a “chill.” Wallace said, “I have to say I was struck when President Trump and Melania Trump came to the front row, that it was as if a chill had descended on that front row. You had seen a lot of kind of chatty talk between the Clintons and the Obamas, the Carters but when Donald Trump sat down, the greeting that he was given by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama was about as cold, about as cool as it could have been. It seemed like they exchanged ‘hello, good morning.’ That was it. At that point they all stopped talking to each other.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Donald and Melania Trump greeted Michelle and Barack Obama at the funeral services held for George H.W. Bush today, and it seems some reports put the Clintons as being left out of a handshake greeting from the president. The gathering also included Hillary Clinton, who is not only a former first lady but Trump’s 2016 presidential rival as well.
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George HW Bush, the former US president, was remembered as a "noble" man of “great humility” on Wednesday at a state funeral attended by much of America’s political establishment. Emotional eulogies from his son and friends remembered the 41st president as a “class act” who dedicated his life to public service and embodied courage, both political and personal.    In a service dominated by the messages of unity and patriotism, speakers praised Mr Bush’s opposition to “unthinking partisanship” and awareness that “hatred corrodes”.  Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, summed up Mr Bush’s approach to life as “tell the truth, don’t blame people, be strong, do your best, try hard, forgive, stay the course”. The messages were interpreted as a call for civility in politics at a time when the country is bitterly divided along party lines. Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and their wives sit together for George H W Bush's fun...
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"It’s not like it’s going to haunt him.” Republicans can be very inconsistent when it comes to the federal deficit, downplaying the importance of rising deficits under President George W. Bush or President Ronald Reagan but declaring that the federal deficit under President Barack Obama would surely be the United States’ downfall. This pattern has continued in the Trump era, with President Donald J. Trump showing little or no concern for how much the deficit will increase under his watch. And when the president was reminded how unwieldy the deficit could become in the future after he leaves office—whether that’s in early 2021 or early 2025—his flippant response was, “Yeah, but I won’t be here.”Trump, according to the Daily Beast, made that comment in early 2017 during a discussion on how high the federal deficit would ultimately become. Rather than focus on tax hikes for the 1%—which he is vehemently opposed to—or spending cuts, Trump seemingly belie...
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The failed Democrat Florida gubernatorial candidate met with Obama on Tuesday amid talk the progressive is considering a White House bid.
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Every living president and their spouses attended the funeral of George H.W. Bush on Wednesday. Here are some of the names and faces in the first two rows: 1. President Donald Trump 2. First Lady Melania Trump 3. Former President Barack Obama 4. Former First Lady Michelle Obama 5. Former President...
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Parents and grassroots organizations are pushing for elections as the only way to hold schools accountable. At a recent school board meeting in New Orleans, more than 100 parents swamped the hearing room, requiring dozens to have to stand. Many of the parents had filled out public comment cards so they would be allowed to address the board.What most in the crowd came prepared to talk about were their concerns about recent recommendations by the superintendent to close five schools and transfer the students to other schools in the district. Their demand was for the elected board to take a more hands-on role in improving the schools instead of closing them down.But when Ashana Bigard, a New Orleans public school parent and advocate, realized the board had altered the agenda, and limited parents’ comment time, she decided to speak out of turn.“How is closing the schools helping our children?” she asked the board members. She pointed out that many of the children in the schools...
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Vladimir Putin has said Moscow will develop new mid-range nuclear weapons in response to Donald Trump's planned withdrawal from a key arms control treaty with Russia.  The statement came after secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States would no longer abide by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty if Russia did not come into compliance within 60 days.   Mr Putin insisted that he was “against the destruction of this treaty,” but agreed with Mr Trump's complaint that it ties the hands of the two Cold War foes while other countries can develop short- and intermediate-range nuclear missiles.  “Now our American partners apparently think the situation has changed so much that the United States also needs to have this kind of weapon. What will our response be? It's simple. We will also do this,” he said.  In fact, Moscow is already doing this, if Washington is to be believed. Barack Obama's administration first accused the Kre...
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It didn't take long for the mood to completely change when the Trumps arrived Fox News anchor Chris Wallace couldn’t help but notice the chill that accompanied President Donald Trump as he took a seat among the surviving commanders in chief at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.The president and first lady Melania Trump sat down next to Barack and Michelle Obama, who had just been chatting and smiling with Bill and Hillary Clinton, but conversation ceased when the Trumps arrived.“I have to say I was struck when President Trump and Melania Trump came to the front row that it was as if a chill had descended on that front row,” Wallace said. “You had seen a lot of chatty talk between the Clintons and the Obamas, the Carters. But when Donald Trump sat down, the greeting that he was given by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama was about as cool as it could have been.”“It seemed like they exchanged hello, good morning,” he added. “That was it, and at that point they all stop...
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When President Trump arrived at George H.W. Bush’s funeral Wednesday, he shook hands with his predecessor Barack Obama – but not the Clintons.
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Andrew Gillum, who emerged as a fresh face in Democratic politics during his unsuccessful bid for Florida governor this year, met with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, ...
 
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Andrew Gillum met with former President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, amid ongoing speculation that the former Democratic nominee for Florida governor might be considering a potential 2020 presidential bid.
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