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  • Obama Introduced as ‘Real President of the United States’

    07/01/2018 6:35:25 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 33 replies ^ | Jack Davis July 1, 2018 at 8:54am
    The president of the United States is not really Donald Trump, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez signaled to California Democrats gathered for a fundraiser last week. “Let’s give it up for the real president of the United States,” Perez said Thursday as he introduced former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The $2,700-per-plate event in Los Angeles was designed to raise money for the DNC. Not everyone agreed with Perez that Obama was still the “real president.” During the event, Obama suggested there may have been something he did not do right during his two terms in office. “I’ll...
  • Obama to Dems: ‘You are right to be concerned’ about Trump

    06/29/2018 8:17:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Former President Barack Obama told Democrats on Thursday night that they are right to feel concerned about the state of the country under President Trump’s leadership. Obama made some of his most direct comments about the current administration yet at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Politico reported Thursday. “Do not wait for the perfect message, don’t wait to feel a tingle in your spine because you’re expecting politicians to be so inspiring and poetic and moving that somehow, ‘OK, I’ll get off my couch after all and go spend the 15-20 minutes it takes for me to...
  • DNC chairman calls Obama ‘the real president of the United States’

    06/30/2018 11:28:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Ali Breland
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called former President Obama "the real president of the United States” this week. Perez’s remark came as he introduced Obama during a Democratic fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, according to Politico. The DNC Chairman’s remark came ahead of Obama's comments criticizing his own stardom. “I’ll be honest with you, if I have a regret during my presidency, it is that people were so focused on me and the battles we were having, particularly after we lost the House, that folks stopped paying attention up and down the ballot,” Obama said. "You are...

    06/30/2018 8:21:17 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 111 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez introduced former President Barack Obama as America’s “real president” at a DNC fundraiser Thursday night. “Let’s give it up for the real president of the United States,” Perez said at Thursday’s fundraiser, Politico reported. Obama reportedly then told the crowd of Democratic donors that they are “right to be concerned” about Trump’s presidency. Perez’s false descriptor for Obama is just the latest instance of prominent Democrats abandoning political norms in order to undermine President Trump. Obama has sharply broken with precedent by repeatedly attacking Trump. When Obama left office, the existing standard was...
  • Obama: Pelosi will be speaker again after November midterms

    06/30/2018 12:30:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 116 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/30/18 | Brett Samuels
    Former President Barack Obama voiced support during a fundraiser on Friday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to lead the Democrats in the House after this year's midterm elections. Politico reported in Playbook that Obama spoke at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event in northern California, which Pelosi co-hosted. "I think everybody knows how much I love Nancy Pelosi. So ... Paul's alright," Obama joked, according to Politico. "But Nancy, I believe is one of the greatest speakers we ever had and will once again be one of the greatest speakers we ever have after we get through this...
  • Barack’s Back Baby! Obama Coming To Town For Hollywood Cash For DNC

    06/03/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 2, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Hollywood’s favorite nonfiction President of the United States is coming back to town this month for some of that Tinseltown cash he hoovered up so well while in office. Barack Obama will be the star attraction on June 28 at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser that is expected to raise some big bucks. The as yet unrevealed Beverly Hills shindig is also expected to see big industry names hobnobbing with the 44th POTUS, like they did in the good old days when he was in the White House. “I am very excited to announce that President Barack Obama will be...
  • Time with Obama: $38,500 in Westport, $500 in Stamford

    07/24/2012 12:15:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Political sources say President Barack Obama is coming to Connecticut Aug. 6 for two fundraisers in the political cash machine known as Fairfield County, whose residents already have written checks for more than $5 million to presidential candidates in 2012. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, will host the president at their waterfront home in Westport for the more expensive of the two events. Tickets are $35,800 each or $71,600 per couple. Then it will be off to the Stamford Marriott, where $500 will gain admission to the ballroom and $10,000 will buy a handshake...
  • Obama interrupting vacation to campaign for Clinton

    08/15/2016 11:53:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2016
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Golf, afternoons at the beach and ... political campaigning? President Barack Obama is interrupting what so far has been a leisurely vacation to help raise money for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama has said there's never been anyone more qualified than Clinton, who was his rival in the 2008 presidential contest and his first-term secretary of state, to be president.
  • Obama: ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding Me‘

    04/08/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/08/16 | Nolan McCaskill
    President Barack Obama in his most emphatic terms yet disputed the idea that Donald Trump will win this presidential election. “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,” Obama told attendees of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Thursday evening in Santa Monica, California. “And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you.’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’” Obama credited Trump and his primary rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for exposing “some of the nonsense that we’ve been...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Why Obama didn’t cancel fundraising despite tragic Charleston shooting

    06/21/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | By David Nakamura
    SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama’s motorcade, 20 vehicles deep, wound through the Highland Park neighborhood Friday in Southern California and stopped at the crest of a small hill. Only the president’s custom black sport-utility vehicle continued, veering up a steeper street until it disappeared. Somewhere out of the view of reporters, Obama got out and entered a makeshift recording studio in the garage of Marc Maron, host of a popular podcast. WTF? That is actually the name of Maron’s show . But it was as good a question as any to ask about why Obama was there to begin with....
  • Obama Addresses Gun Violence at Hollywood Fundraiser

    06/18/2015 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Ted Johnson
    Hours after delivering a statement on the shooting massacre of nine people at an historic church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama and a group of entertainment industry donors had a lengthy discussion about the roots of gun violence in the first of two Hollywood-centric fundraisers in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to an attendee who was present. About 30 people attended the event at the Pacific Palisades home of Chuck Lorre, executive producer of “Two and a Half Men.” Tickets for what was billed as an intimate discussion with the president sold for up to $33,400 each, with proceeds going...
  • Libya closes Benghazi airport after Islamists fire at U.S. drones

    09/14/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by barryobi · 50 replies
    haaretz ^ | 9/14/2012 | ha
    Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at U.S. reconnaissance drones flying over the city, days after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack. The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation for an attack against the militants who were involved. A Libyan official said the spy planes flew over the embassy compound and the city, taking photos and inspecting locations of radical militant groups who are believed to have planned and staged the attack on...
  • Democratic (and Obama) Fund-Raiser Nemazee Indicted In $292 Million Fraud

    09/21/2009 3:33:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 4,048+ views
    NasDaq ^ | 9/21/09 | Chad Bray
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- New York businessman and prominent Democratic fund- raiser Hassan Nemazee was indicted Monday for allegedly defrauding three banks out of $292 million in loans. Nemazee, 59 years old, was charged with aggravated identity theft and three counts of bank fraud in the indictment. Each bank fraud count carries a term of up to 30 years in prison. A lawyer for Nemazee didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Nemazee, who was involved in various presidential campaigns and once served as finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was initially charged criminally in August related...
  • Streets To Be Shut Down For President Obama’s Visit

    03/11/2015 8:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Los Angeles police say between 3 and 5 p.m., motorists should avoid the area around Sepulveda Boulevard, between Lincoln and Century boulevards; North Hollywood way between West Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard and Sheldon Street between Roscoe and San Fernando Boulevard. Burbank police says the northbound and southbound Hollywood Way from Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard will be shut down, starting at about 4 p.m. through about 5:30 p.m. The closure is expected to affect surrounding side streets including Thornton, Burton and Tulare Avenues, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street. There will be several hard street closures during the...
  • DNC email: ‘Many’ empty seats for Obama’s San Fran fundraiser

    02/03/2015 3:04:08 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/3/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Even a cut-rate price of $10,000 can’t get people interested in having dinner with President Obama. That’s a deep discount, compared to a $32,400 ticket prior to the 2014 election. SFist reports an email promoting an event in San Francisco with the president states the fundraiser currently has “many” seats available.
  • Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.

    10/15/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | 10-15-2014 | streiff
    President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.” That’s right. Obama has cancelled a fundraiser. When the US Consulate in Benghazi was sacked and our ambassador killed, what did Obama do? According to the public schedule of the president, the...
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    10/15/2014 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 1:01 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn and Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis. The White House said Obama’s trip to New Jersey and Connecticut would be postponed to a later date. Obama was to speak to reporters on Wednesday afternoon after meeting with top officials who are coordinating the government’s response to Ebola. Obama’s decision to nix the trip—just a few hours before Air Force One was scheduled to depart—reflected the urgency facing the administration amid the American public’s escalating concerns about potential...
  • President Obama To Hold Ebola Meeting With Cabinet; Cancels Trip To New Jersey, Connecticut

    10/15/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies ^ | 10/15/14 | cbs new york/ap
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.”
  • President Obama Heading To New Jersey, Connecticut For Fundraiser, Campaign Event

    10/15/2014 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 10/15/14 | CBSNY AP
    President Barack Obama is coming to New Jersey and Connecticut for a campaign event and fundraiser Wednesday. The president is set to arrive at Newark Airport in the afternoon to attend a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Union. Obama will then head to Bridgeport, Connecticut in the evening for a campaign rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is in a competitive race with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The president’s visit is expected to cause significant traffic disruptions.