Tag: Obama

Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, setting him up to permanently fill a position he’s already occupied since July. Trump praised Wheeler in November his “fantastic job” as acting administrator of the EPA following the July 2018 resignation of the agency’s former scandal-ridden head, Scott Pruitt. […]

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Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of ‘Safety’

Photo: Getty Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school. As the Washington Post reports, a school safety commission formed shortly after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. is […]

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Michelle Obama Said She’d ‘Never Forgive’ Trump and Now He’s Pissed

Last year, Barack and Michelle Obama signed a massive, multimillion-dollar joint deal to write a pair of books for Penguin Random House. The former first lady’s memoir, Becoming, is finally due out next week—and it contains some pretty harsh words on Trump, the Washington Post reports. Obama slams Trump as a “misogynist,” remembering how she […]

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‘America Saw Him’: Black Journalists on Obama’s Victory, Ten Years Later

When it comes to epochal events, whether it’s the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. or the destruction of the Twin Towers, the go-to question to ask is always “Where were you?” But in a lot of ways, that’s pretty weak. The harder, more enlightening ask is “How did it feel?” That’s what I’m trying […]

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The Obamas Might Be Adapting A Book About The Trump Administration For Netflix

Getty Image Last May, Netflix announced at President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had signed on to a “storytelling partnership” with the streaming giant. As for what that partnership would entail, both Netflix and the Obamas have kept quiet in the five months that have since passed. According to a new report at Deadline, however, […]

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The Obamas’ First Netflix Show Might Be About Trump’s Incompetent Government

Back in May, Netflix signed a massive deal with Barack and Michelle Obama bringing them on-board to produce a slate of shows for the streaming service. Now, six months later, it looks like they might have found their first project: a series about what the hell is going on inside the dysfunctional mess that is […]

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Forget Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test. Never Forget That Melania and Donald Trump Are Birthers

Donald and Melania Trump have each pushed the bigoted birtherism conspiracy theory about Barack Obama.Photo: Getty Images Before we get too deeply involved in the silly story about Elizabeth Warren having to prove through DNA testing that she is, indeed, part Native American, let’s not forget something too much of the mainstream media has allowed […]

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No More Sneak Dissing: Wakandan President Barack Obama Calls Trump Out By Name

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) For the first time since leaving office, former president of the United States and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, has publicly called the devil by his birth name. According to HuffPost, the moment happened during a speech by the former (and my) president gave at the University of Illinois […]

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Former President Barack Obama Worked Some Subtle Trump Jabs Into His John McCain Eulogy

Getty Image Bipartisan leaders from across the nation gathered in Washington D.C. on Saturday to pay final respects to the great Arizona Senator John McCain — war hero, tireless public servant, husband, and father. Of course, the funeral was palpably missing one prominent public figure: President of the United States Donald Trump. This is mostly […]

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John McCain’s Immediate Legacy Should Be His Desire To Be Held Accountable

Getty / Uproxx We don’t need more articles trying to eulogize John McCain. Your thoughts on the man and his life are almost certainly locked in — dictated by your thoughts on his politics. And since he never strayed as far from the Republican party (even Trump’s iteration of the Republican party) as the media […]

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