Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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Obamas Buy D.C. Home

$8.1 million

Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle purchased the home in Washington, DC that they have been renting, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned, closing on the $8.1 million purchase on Wednesday.

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Obama Draws Huge Crowd in Berlin

100,000

“Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his ‘favorite partners’ during his presidency,” the AP reports. The Guardian estimated the crowd at “up to 100,000 people.”

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Obama Books to Fetch at Least $60 Million

$60 million

“A blockbuster auction for the global rights to two books by Barack and Michelle Obama has reached more than $60m, according to people with knowledge of the sales process, a record sum for US presidential memoirs,” the Financial Times reports.“The Obamas are writing separate books but selling the rights jointly.”

Poetic Justice

A Chillin’ Villain

Alarmed at the growing sense of unrest,
Trump seeks to blame some singular pest.
As he casts about for a villain,
He lights on one who’s chillin’.
It is Barack Obama who’s behind all the protests!

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More Americans Think Trump Will Be Worse Than Obama as President

45%

Of American voters think Donald Trump will be a worse president than Barack Obama, while 34% say he will be a better president and 15% say he will be about the same, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Voters disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president-elect, 51% to 37%.

Verbatim

Obama: GOP Created Trump

The problem is not that all Republicans think the way this guy does. The problem is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time. They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience. So if Trump was running around saying I wasn’t born here, they were okay with that as long as it helped them with votes. If some of these folks on talk radio talked about how I was the antichrist, that’s just politics. … They stood by while this happened. And Donald Trump–as he’s prone to do—he didn’t build the building himself, he just slapped his name on it and took credit for it. And that’s what happened in their party.

— President Obama, giving Republicans a frank dressing-down for allowing Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee at the annual Ohio Democrats’ dinner Thursday night, TPM reports.

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Trump Is a Birther No More

I confirm that and Donald Trump now confirms that. Donald Trump believes now that [Barack Obama] was born in the United States.

— He added that Trump is “proud” of his 2011 campaign to get Obama to release his birth certificate, Politico reports.

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Obama Finally Says ‘Radical Islam’

There’s no magic to the phrase radical Islam. It’s a political talking point. The reason I am careful has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with defeating extremism. … ISIS wants to claim they are the true leaders of over a billion Muslims across the world who reject their crazy notions… That’s their propaganda, that’s how they recruit. If we fall into the trap of painting all Muslims with a broad brush we are doing the terrorists’ work for them.

— President Obama, responding to Donald Trump’s nonsense on NBC News.

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Obama Says He’s Not Responsible for Trump’s Rise

Talk to me if he wins. Then we’ll have a conversation about how responsible I am for him.

— President Obama, in an interview on the Today Show, on whether he is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump.

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Trump Comes inThird on Gallup’s ‘Most Admired’ Men List

3rd

Where Donald Trump placed on Gallup’s “Most Admired” poll, after Barack Obama (1st) and Pope Francis (2nd). Hillary Clinton placed first on the Most Admired Women for the 20th time in a row.