Feed: NYT | Search phrase: obama | The system set up under President Barack Obama to send low-level Guantánamo detainees to stable countries is at risk of collapsing under President Trump, current and former officials said.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Donald Trump will not attend service in HoustonJeb Bush, former Florida governor, to deliver eulogySome 1,500 guests are expected to attend the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the private funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, died on Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. Related: Barbara Bush obituary Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen 11.20am BST This morning, commenting on a Tweet including a link to a Daily Mirror story about the Nazi propaganda material released by the culture committee yesterday, Arron Banks posted this on Twitter.Bollocks , more fake news from whining losers. https://t.co/wSb0HKCpk5 11.14am BST In her written evidence (pdf) Kaiser suggests that Arron Banks, the Ukip donor and Leave.EU founder, used data from his insurance company for political purposes. She says:Cambridge Analytica was initially engaged with Arron Banks, Andy Wigmore and Matthew Richardson to design parallel proposals for Leave.EU, GoSkippy/Eldon Insurance and the UK Independence Party. I was asked by Nix and Wheatland to take the lead on contract negotiations.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | After Sandy Hook, gun reform collapsed in Congress. Today, the momentum is with young activists: "These kids are the ones we've been waiting for'Hours after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook elementary school, Barack Obama was visibly struggling with how he would respond to the unspeakable tragedy while huddling with his aides inside the Oval Office.It was 14 December 2012, the day Obama would later deem the most difficult of his presidency. And although he had largely avoided invoking the issue of guns while addressing the nation on mass shootings before, this time was different and the president wished to make it known. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Former US president has said he wants to create "a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas' Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama's foundation. On the last day before the applications deadline, she decided to go for it. "That's when I got the courage," she recalled. "I decided I'm going to be brave and bite this bullet. But I didn't have an internet connection." Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | CNN's Fareed Zakaria praised President Donald Trump for working with multiple allies and leading a measured response against Syria and noted that the approach mirrors Barack Obama's.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | In April 2017, President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons. I supported the action then because I thought it was worth punishing a regime for using these dreadful weapons.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Peter Prowse on anti-poverty campaigns and Martin London on "dimensions of inequality'Peter Baker's long read (13 April) on the minimum wage and US living wage misses two important points. First, during Barak Obama's presidency, the US national wage was increased only twice and this actually triggered a wave of living-wage campaigns and galvanised the campaign for $15 an hour. This rate was not costed, or calculated but used as a rallying call for various campaigns during 2013-16. By 2017, more than 40 cities and US states had set their own local wages, ranging from $8.50 to $16 per hour. In most cases, the higher wage was phased in over several years.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | The ex-FBI director sets out his contacts with the president in detail: from tanning goggles, to the Moscow hotel room, to his mafia vibeFormer FBI director James Comey's book details his early career as a prosecutor, work at the justice department and FBI under George W Bush and Barack Obama. But the chapters on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election have attracted most attention since the Guardian and others obtained copies of the book on Thursday. Here are the key points: Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | As tensions over Syria ease, trade and US bank earnings are in focus 7.57am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.As tensions over Syria ease, trade is back in focus today.Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, Japan, who has hit us hard on trade for years!If it's true, I would welcome it.If the United States, it turns out, do genuinely wish to rejoin, that triggers a whole new process. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | The US president tweets confirmation that the US could rejoin the Pacific rim pact, a deal he has described as "horrible' Donald Trump has said he would lead America back into the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact but only if he was offered a better deal than that negotiated by the Obama administration.After reports that he was reconsidering his decision to pull out of the pact, Trump tweeted on Thursday night that he would only do so if he was offered improved terms from the 11 existing signatories, who include Japan, Australia and Canada. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | In Syria, Bashar al-Assad's backers have lost sight of why chemical weapons are not allowed on or off the battlefield. The rest of the world has to establish a wider cost for such awful behaviourIn 2013, Barack Obama made a bargain with Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, brokered by Russia, the latter's ally. The United States withdrew its threat to attack Mr Assad's regime for using sarin against Syrians in Damascus that summer. Hundreds died in the deadliest use of chemical weapons since the IranIraq war. Mr Assad denied he had used such weapons, but in return for US restraint his regime agreed to dismantle its chemical weapons programme. Much of the country's banned substances were thought to have been destroyed, and Syria joined the treaty against their use.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Follow latest developments in Syria crisis, plus the OPCW is due to report on the Skripals' poisoning in Salisbury and cabinet meets to discuss military action after Syria chemical attackRetaliation in Syria: what are May's options?Inside Syria: nerve agent experts race to smuggle out bodiesSyria deconfliction hotline open and in use, says Kremlin 11.39am BST Some initial reaction to Trump's shifting stance on Syrian airstrikes.I can understand why many are hoping for a US strike on Assad, but I remain sceptical. 1- possible backpedalling a la 2013 2- no strategic approach 3- Trump's thinking on Syria: I strike and then I leave eastern Syria. https://t.co/B83h6AimdnTrump clearly reminded of his 2013 tweet on Syria: "In war, the elememt of surprise is sooooo important.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | As someone who once criticized President Barack Obama for offering public timelines on American military engagement overseas, US President Donald Trump may have backed himself into a corner following his own promise to respond, and respond harshly, to the deadly chemical attacks in Syria.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | Almost 10 years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, women still make less than men. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks with Ledbetter and looks at why we still have a long way to go.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | World leaders and political figures will not be invited in their official capacities to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the UK royal family announced Tuesday.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | This past week President Donald Trump went after some of his favorite targets. Within the span of a few days, he lashed out at migrants in Central America who are seeking legal asylum in the US, dismissed his predecessor as "Cheatin' Obama," brought back his false claims about voters committing massive fraud in the 2016 election and went after a few of his most-hated news organizations, including CNN and the Washington Post. "The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact," the president tweeted Sunday morning.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | President Donald Trump on Sunday warned of a "big price" after reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria almost a year to the day since the US struck a Syrian air field.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Guardian journalists report live from events to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death, held to remember his message of equality"I Have A Dream': students from King's former school recite speechWhat would King's dream be in 2018?King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speechHow a rebel leader was lost to history 4.18pm BST Barack Obama and civil rights leader John Lewis met with students in Washington DC this week as part of the former president's My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an initiative to address opportunity gaps facing people of color, particularly young men.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Barack Obama sent 1,200 members of the National Guard to the frontier in 2010, following George W Bush's decision four years earlier to boost the military presence there Despite his claim on Tuesday that he is taking an almost unprecedented step, Donald Trump is not the first commander in chief to deploy troops to the US-Mexico border.Barack Obama sent 1,200 members of the National Guard to the frontier in 2010, following on from George W Bush's decision four years earlier to boost the military presence there. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Ice officers to make case-by-case decisions in reversal of Obama-era measure, prompting criticism from immigration activistsThe Trump administration is ending an exemption from immigration detention for pregnant women, reversing an Obama-era directive.US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) officers will make a case by case determination under the new policy. Women in their third trimester will still be released as before, said Philip Miller, an Ice deputy executive associate director. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | A majority of Americans think President Donald Trump will lose his re-election bid in 2020, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, similar numbers to those facing former President Barack Obama at this point in his first term ahead of his re-election victory.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | For a brief moment, it looked as if there really was a new sheriff in town. A little more than two months into Donald Trump's presidency, Syria's dictator, Bashar al-Assad, unleashed one of his trademark chemical attacks on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwestern Syria. Scores of civilians were killed, and Trump saw images of children choking to death. He then appeared determined to show the world that the new presidency would be nothing like the old one.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | A former Obama White House official says the US government could have thwarted a Russian troll group's attempts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | Publisher Pegasus had claimed Hitler was included for his leadership skills, alongside Gandhi, Barack Obama and Nelson MandelaAn Indian publisher has withdrawn a book for children which included Adolf Hitler on a list of "amazing leaders "¦ who have devoted their lives the betterment of their country and people".Pegasus, the children's books imprint of India's B Jain Publishing Group, confirmed to the Guardian on 26 March that its title Leaders was no longer on sale, following widespread criticism of its decision to feature Hitler in the book, alongside the likes of Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: obama | Former President Barack Obama says he aspires to create "a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas" who will pick up the baton in what he describes as the "relay race that is human progress.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: obama | The former US president said his nonprofit foundation could create "up and coming leaders' to take on the baton of "human progress' Barack Obama has said he would like to create "a million young Barack Obamas" to take on the baton of "human progress", during a discussion in Japan about his post-presidential life."The single most important thing I could do is to help develop the next generation," he said. Continue reading...
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