Tag Archives: Barack Obama

07Feb/17

Obama shows off kiteboarding skills with buddy Richard Branson

Former U.S. President Barack Obama shows off his kiteboarding skills while on his post-presidency getaway on Richard Branson’s Moskito island, in the British Virgin Islands, as posted in Branson’s blog entry https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/richard-vs-barack-kiteboard-and-foilboard-challenge.

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13Jan/17

Obama says he is “forever bonded” with “brother” Biden

President Barack Obama pays tribute to Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony at the White House, calling him his brother and awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Continue reading

12Jan/17

U.S. senate votes to launch repeal of Obamacare

The U.S. Senate takes a first concrete step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

10Jan/17

Race relations, economic recovery dominate Obama’s domestic policy legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office without having implemented new gun control measures and with Americans saying that race relations are getting worse, but the 44th president can take pride in bringing the U.S. back from financial ruins, providing healthcare to millions and seeing the nation enact same-sex marriage as law, analysts say.
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09Jan/17

WH declines to comment on Kushner appointment, points to own ethical standards

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says Obama administration officials went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House. Continue reading

06Jan/17

Trump: Obama’s envoys out by inauguration day

The president-elect is ordering all Obama politically appointed ambassadors to leave their post by inauguration day. Tara Joseph reports Continue reading

23Nov/16

Obama presents his final Medal of Freedom at star-studded event

U.S. President Barack Obama presents his final Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen among others.
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21Nov/16

Obama advises “wait and see” approach to Trump

U.S. President Barack Obama advises world leaders at the APEC summit to take a “wait and see” approach to President-elect Donald Trump, and advises Democrats to fight for their beliefs. R Continue reading

08Nov/16

Massive Clinton rally with Bruce Springsteen held in Philadelphia

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, singer Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea and Bill Clinton, along with tens of thousands of supporters, campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia in what is her second-to-last campaign event before Election Day. Continue reading