Tag: Barack Obama

The Anti-Election Party

The nightmare scenario for liberals across America—what if a defeated Donald Trump refuses to leave office?—reared its head last week, when the president floated the idea of delaying the election. “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” he tweeted, and then […]

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The Tide Is Turning Against the Filibuster

At Thursday’s funeral for Georgia Representative John Lewis, former President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy that’s made political waves and might very well shape a Biden presidency. The best way to honor Lewis, Obama said, would be to continue the fight for the democratic rights he’d stood up for during the civil rights movement. That […]

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‘A Man of Pure Joy and Unbreakable Perseverance’: Barack Obama, Activists and More Pay Their Final Respects to John Lewis

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Civil rights icon and 17-term Georgia congressman John Lewis was mourned and honored Thursday at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary, where three former U.S. presidents and a number of activists, politicians and distinguished leaders came together to say their final farewells to a hero and ever-vigilant opponent of racism […]

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Watch John Lewis’ Funeral Live: The World Says Goodbye To A Legend Via Online Stream

Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty On Wednesday, the world says goodby to a civil rights icon with John Lewis‘ funeral in Atlanta, Georgia. Lewis died earlier this month after a fight with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, which he announced late last year. His funeral, which starts at 11 a.m. follows a week of memorial services for […]

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Livestream: Watch John Lewis’ Funeral at the Atlanta Church Once Led by MLK. Read His Last Words

When John Lewis was a teen growing up in segregated Alabama, he would scan the dial of an old radio only to be hypnotized by the pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Advertisement On Thursday, Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders and the youngest speaker at the March on Washington […]

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The Michelle Obama Podcast Has Finally Arrived and Our Forever President Is the Perfect Guest for Its Premiere

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) In this day and age, everybody has a podcast. But in an oversaturated market, rife with hundreds of thousands of shows that either go unheralded or unheard, I think it’s safe to say that The Michelle Obama Podcast won’t have any problems whatsoever standing out. And in its premiere episode, […]

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Michelle Obama Scores Barack Obama As The First Guest On Her Podcast

Last week Michelle Obama announced that she would be launching her own podcast to stream exclusively on Spotify. It’s to be called Higher Ground: The Michelle Obama Podcast, which (unsurprisingly) has us psyched — it’s Michelle Obama! She’s great! — and for her first guest, she’s snagged a pretty high-profile personality. Her husband, former President […]

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a White Collar Criminal

It was at least the fourth time since the start of the Trump administration that Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which compiles the data from requests under the Freedom of Information Act, had announced an all-time low in the number of federal white-collar prosecutions. The decline was the continuation of a trend that […]

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Book No One Should Buy Alleges Trump Made Racist Remarks About Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) I know you’re gonna find this hard to believe but, there’s a book coming out from someone who worked with Trump for years that outlines Trump’s corruption, lies and racist statements. And, according to a manuscript not obtained by The Root, the upcoming tell-all also contains the shocking revelations that […]

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Leaders and Elected Officials Pay Tribute To John Lewis, Two Republican Senators Mistake Him for Elijah Cummings

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Tributes have been coming in from various public figures about the eminently admirable civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who died on Friday at 80 years old, and they have ranged from the poignant to the transparently performative. Advertisement Former President Barack Obama, who awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of […]

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Barack Obama, Samuel L. Jackson, Ava DuVernay And More Paid Tribute To Late Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

On Friday night it was reported that John Lewis, towering civil rights icon and longtime congressman, who never lost his activist spirit, died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis turned to activism early in life, having met both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Hackers hijack accounts of prominent Twitter users including Biden, Obama, and Musk

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. (Reuters) — Twitter said hackers accessed its internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk and used them […]

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Goya CEO Cites ‘Obamas’ To Defend Praising Trump

Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty By Friday morning, #BoycottGoya and #Goyaway had been trending on social media after the CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, offered up praise for Donald Trump.  According to CNN, Unanue visited the White House Rose Garden on Thursday as part of Trump’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, an executive order intended to […]

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