Tag: Barack Obama

A Conservative Commentator Posits That Barack Obama Destroyed Rock And Roll Music

It may seem like everybody loves Barack Obama, but the former president certainly has his share of detractors; When he left the White House in 2017, his approval rating was 57 percent. So, a bit over half the country gave Obama a thumbs-up, while the rest of the nation didn’t share that enthusiasm. Obama’s detractors […]

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Trump’s Latest Batsh*t Conspiracy Theory: Obama Is Secretly ‘Running The Government Now…According To Many’

In September 2020, Donald Trump promised that if he lost the presidency to Joe Biden, “I’ll never speak to you again. You’ll never see me again.” If only! Instead, the former president is saying yes to every interview opportunity to worm his way back into some kind of spotlight, whether that’s by serving up some […]

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George W. Bush Seemed To Make Some Thinly Veiled References To Jan. 6 And Rightwing Extremism In His 9/11 Memorial Speech

Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and to commemorate the occasion, former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama made appearances at public ceremonies. Bush, who was in his first year in office at the time, spoke at both Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Ground Zero in New York City. And in […]

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Now It Gets Serious: Whom Will the Democrats Tax, and How Much?

But Norquist predicted that in the end something will pass. “Well, the D’s will pass something, they’ll pass some tax bill, some spending bill,” Norquist said. “The question is what’s the spending number? And Manchin gets to be part of that negotiation, so not $3.5.” During the Ways & Means markup on Thursday, Republican committee […]

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Now It Gets Serious: Whom Will the Democrats Tax, and How Much?

But Norquist predicted that in the end something will pass. “Well, the D’s will pass something, they’ll pass some tax bill, some spending bill,” Norquist said. “The question is what’s the spending number? And Manchin gets to be part of that negotiation, so not $3.5.” During the Ways & Means markup on Thursday, Republican committee […]

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Donald Trump Will Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by Providing Ringside Commentary for Evander Holyfield Fight

Donald Trump Will Commemorate 9/11 by Providing Ringside Commentary for Evander Holyfield Fight G/O Media may get a commission For those wondering what other former presidents—you know, the ones who actually give a shit about the impact of 9/11 on American citizens—will be up to, CBS News reports the following: On the same day, meanwhile, […]

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The Case Against Humane War

These accomplishments, Moyn writes, “cleansed” the war on terror “of stigma” and had the ironic impact of leading the country into “a war that became endless, legal, and humane.” When Barack Obama assumed office in 2009, he continued the humanization process begun under Bush. Specifically, he made extensive use of drones and Special Forces, which […]

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It’s an Album! Lil Nas X Releases His ‘Baby Registry’ and Once Again Trolls the Internet—and Barack Obama?

Lil Nas X Posts Baby Registry, Jokingly Thanks Obama for Gift Not gonna lie; this is pretty cool, and within the first two hours, followers had already tweeted that they’d begun to match Nas X’s donations. As previously reported by The Root, Montero includes 15 tracks, each of which is matched to an organization—which is […]

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The Media Is Blowing the Afghanistan Story—Again

As the American withdrawal from Afghanistan accelerated toward catastrophe—the Taliban sweeping across the country, tens of thousands of Afghans desperately trying to exit the country, an unknown number of Americans not evacuated—a media narrative rapidly crystallized. Here, at long last, was not just the first true crisis of the Biden administration, but an epochal failure: […]

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Twenty Years After 9/11, Are We Any Smarter?

The bipartisan front has benefits. In June, Congress passed a sweeping bill providing $250 billion in funding for technology research and manufacturing, hoping to bolster America’s ability to compete with China. “There is a surprising degree of agreement between, let’s call it the Trump tribe, and the internationalist tribe,” said Joseph Nye, pointing to this […]

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The Afghanistan War Was Founded on Lies. Some People Are Still Telling Them.

From its inception in 2001 to its ignominious end, the U.S. war in Afghanistan has been defined by lies. It was a lie when, in 2001, President George W. Bush told service members that “your mission is defined, your objectives are clear…. We will not fail.” It was a lie when President Barack Obama proclaimed […]

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Erykah Badu Apologizes For Being The ‘Terrible Guest’ At Barack Obama’s 60th Birthday Party

Earlier this month, Barack Obama celebrated his 60th birthday with a star-studded celebration at Martha’s Vineyard. The party made headlines days before it began after the former president and his team were forced to cut back on the number of invitees due to COVID-19 concerns. Some, like the hosts on Fox & Friends, were quite […]

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‘Terrible Guest’ Erykah Badu Apologizes For Posting Video From Obama’s Birthday Party

NewsOne Featured Video Last week, the forever-favorite former President Barack Obama celebrated his milestone 60th birthday with a super extravagant party on Martha’s Vineyard that unfortunately became so exclusive that many had to be uninvited. One person that was lucky enough to be in the building though was Neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, but she ended up breaking […]

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The End of the Four-Year Presidency—for Democrats, Anyway

The result, for Clinton and Obama, was that they became two-year presidents. Clinton lost his chance to reform health care, was pronounced by Time magazine the Incredible Shrinking President, and ended up making the groveling declaration that “the era of big government is over.” Because he was a brilliant politician, Clinton for the next six […]

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Democracy Promotion Doesn’t Work Anymore

President George W. Bush had little interest in multilateralism, but the idea of uniting democracies remained alive in Democratic circles. In 2004, two veterans of the Clinton administration’s National Security Council, Ivo Daalder and James M. Lindsay, suggested an “Alliance of Democracies.” “The main security threats in today’s world come from internal developments within states […]

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Everyone’s Making ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Jokes After Larry David Was One Of The People Disinvited From Obama’s Birthday Bash

It was supposed to be the celebrity party of the summer — had it not been for that pesky Delta variant. When the 60th birthday bash for former president Barack Obama went down on Saturday, it was a much more scaled-down affair than planned. At the last minute, big names were cut from the once-lavish […]

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Erykah Badu Posts Video Of Obama Dancing At His 60th Birthday Party In Martha’s Vineyard

NewsOne Featured Video Martha’s Vineyard was undoubtedly the place to be Saturday night. And if you were one of the hundreds of guests who attended former President Barack Obama‘s 60th birthday party at his mansion on the tony Massachusetts island, you can surely attest to that as fact. One of those attendees — made up […]

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Biden Trolls Republicans With Tan Suit Nearly 7 Years After Fake Outrage Over Obama’s Outfit

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SAUL LOEB / Getty Whether he realizes it or not, Joe Biden is challenging Republicans to keep the same negative and selective energy they had when President Barack Obama wore a tan suit nearly seven years ago. Biden wore a similarly tan suit on Friday while he delivered an address from […]

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Why Are Democrats Inviting Republicans to Hold Them Hostage Over the Debt Ceiling?

Congress votes from time to time on whether or not to collapse the American economy. So far, lawmakers haven’t actually voted in favor of economic ruin. But for some inexplicable reason, they decide to keep having the vote over and over again, providing free leverage to opposition parties to extract policy concessions in exchange for […]

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Richard Trumka Was Forthright Til the End

Liberals, said Richard Trumka, his lip curling. They’re killing us. That was about ten years ago. We were standing in the conference room of The New Republic’s old Washington office, and though it was hardly news that organized labor no longer felt it could count on liberals—I’d written as much in a book about income […]

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Richard Trumka Was Forthright Till the End

Liberals, said Richard Trumka, his lip curling. They’re killing us. That was about 10 years ago. We were standing in the conference room of The New Republic’s old Washington office, and though it was hardly news that organized labor no longer felt it could count on liberals—I’d written as much in a book about income […]

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How the War on Terror Undermined American Democracy

It is true that Bush decided to frame the conflict as a “Global War on Terror” rather than a conflict with Islam, but he acted in ways that virtually guaranteed that this would be a distinction without a difference. Bush proffered a “with-us-or-against-us” mentality and used the attack on 9/11 to build a case for […]

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Time Is a Gift: For Her 40th Birthday, Meghan Markle Would Like 40 Minutes of Your Time

G/O Media may get a commission Giving her own take on the ongoing economic impact of the COVID crisis, Meghan explained the initiative in a special message on the Archewell site, asking: “What if we each gave 40 minutes of service?”: In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, […]

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The ‘Fox & Friends’ Gang Is Practically Giddy About Obama Having To Scale Back His 60th Birthday Bash Due To COVID

Barack Obama is turning the big 6-0 today and the folks at Fox & Friends couldn’t be more excited. Not because it’s the former president’s birthday, but because he was planning to throw a ginormous party in the middle of a pandemic, which is never a good idea. So it gave Steve Doocy and his […]

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What Do You Give the Former President Who Has Everything? Minority Ownership in NBA Africa, Of Course

Former President Barack Obama Becomes Minority Owner, Strategic Partner of NBA Africa While the terms of Obama’s equity stake were not disclosed, the man we still wish was president joins former NBA stars Grant Hill, Dikembe Mutombo, Joakim Noah, and others in increasing access to basketball and the NBA in Africa through social responsibility, corporate […]

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Barack Obama Joined NBA Africa As A Strategic Partner With A ‘Minor Equity Stake’

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is getting more involved with the NBA. Per a release from the league, Obama is now a strategic partner with NBA Africa, which includes him acquiring what was described as a “minor equity stake” in the organization. NBA Africa includes the Basketball Africa League, which launched this past May, and […]

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The Obama Cinematic Universe Continues With New HBO Docuseries and Book

President Barack Obama as he returns to the White House following a trip to the Arctic Circle on September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’m pretty sure if you looked up the phrase “booked and busy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama. Advertisement Okay, so […]

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Michelle Obama Set to Make First Public Appearance Since the Pandemic

Michelle Obama on stage of the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on April 9, 2019 during a tour to promote her memoir “Becoming”.Photo: Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix for AFP (Getty Images) Michelle Obama will be making her first in-person appearance soon! People reports that the former First Lady (forever in my head, if you ask […]

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