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  • Obama Takes Shot at Trump's Tweeting as He's Paid $400k (AGAIN) for Speaking Gig

    04/28/2017 4:38:35 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/28/2017 | Dave Burke
    During the speech at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Obama delivered a sly dig at his successor's prolific tweeting. Obama was asked how he coped with frustrating moments as president, and responded: 'By not having a Twitter account.' As President Obama came under fire for scheduling a $400,000 speaking gig at a Wall Street firm next fall, he pocketed the same amount for a speech Thursday night for A&E Networks.
  • Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine

    04/26/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Staff
    Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his first public speech since leaving office, the former US President said the Irish were treated like the “other” in the 19th century just like Muslims are today. Mr Obama drew parallels between the two periods in American history and that in both immigration policy was “‘driven by biases”.
  • Obama will earn $400K for one of his first paid speeches: report

    04/25/2017 9:39:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, according to a new report. Obama, whose legacy item was the Affordable Care Act, will deliver the keynote address at the organization's lunch in what will be one of his first paid speeches, Fox Business' Charlie Gasparino reported Monday. Cantor Fitzgerald is a New York City-based financial services firm that specializes in fix incomes sales, institutional equity and trading.
  • Obama Says He ‘Did Not Transform’ Chicago ‘In Any Significant Way’ — ‘ I Am The First To

    04/24/2017 4:33:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/17 | Christian Datoc
    Full title.....................Obama Says He ‘Did Not Transform’ Chicago ‘In Any Significant Way’ — ‘ I Am The First To Acknowledge’ [VIDEO]....................“I am the first to acknowledge that I did not set the world on fire, nor did I transform these communities in any significant way, although we did some good things,” he stated. “It did change me,” Obama continued. “This community gave me a lot more than I was able to give in return, because this community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things.”
  • Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

    04/24/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said. The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and former education secretary, Arne Duncan — and signified a return to Obama's roots as a community organizer 30 years ago on the South Side. "He said he grew up during that time because of the work he was doing," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Now the former president wants to solicit...
  • Awful. Obama to Speak in Chicago — Will Take Questions on President Trump

    04/24/2017 10:00:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Roger Kint
    President Donald Trump’s first one hundred days in office will end April 29. As such, former President Barack Obama’s current visit to Chicago offers him an opportunity to criticize his successor. But will he take it? On Sunday and at the invitation of Arne Duncan, Obama met with a group of Chicago’s Create Real Destiny Program, which provides services for at-risk youth. CRED was founded by the former Education Secretary. At 12:00 ET on Monday, Obama will speak to an invitation-only crowd of college students, organizers and activists at the University of Chicago, the former president’s old stomping grounds. Billed...
  • Obama in Chicago Monday for first post-presidential appearance

    04/21/2017 11:11:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | 4/21/17 | Lynn Sweet
    Former President Barack Obama will make his first post-presidential public appearance on Monday, heading to the University of Chicago to discuss civic engagement and community organizing. Obama’s talk at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St., at 11 a.m. Chicago time will be a “conversation,” as he is flanked by six younger activists — from Kenwood Academy High School to college students and a bit older, Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times. This event is part of Obama’s commitment to “engage the next generation of leaders,” Lewis said.
  • Obama Farewell Speech Tickets Gobbled Up Fast

    01/10/2017 1:39:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of people lined up outside McCormick Place in the bitter cold Saturday morning to get free tickets to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech next week. The Obama administration finished distributing the tickets in less than three hours after the first ones were given out. Lines snaked through two buildings, and outside onto the plaza, with many people arriving before dawn. Some huddled under blankets over their heavy winter clothing, to keep warm amid single-digit temperatures. People waiting for tickets said they wanted to be part of history. “It’s well worth it. I got my golden ticket,...
  • HAPPENING NOW [LIVE THREAD] - Obama Last State-Of-The-Union [Farewell] Address

    01/10/2017 6:02:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 555 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1-10-2017 | TCRLAF
    Live in Chicago
  • Obama Refers To Himself 75 Times In Farewell Address

    01/11/2017 6:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    President Obama referred to himself 75 times in his farewell address Tuesday night, according to a review of his prepared remarks by The Daily Caller. Obama heavily promoted the speech, penning a blog post about it and appearing in a promotional video in the days leading up to the address.
  • (Howie) Carr: Long, long goodbye with last few lies

    01/11/2017 3:40:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Howie Carr
    How can we miss him when he won't go away? Last night in Chicago, Obama was lucky he didn't throw out his shoulder from patting himself on the back so much. [Snip] "Hello Chicago," he began. "It's good to be home." Home? His first lie, at 9:02 p.m.. "We have shown the capacity to change." As we did on Nov. 8. And now, Jan. 20 will mark the end of an error. Ten minutes in, he finally got around to blaming Bush. In a rush, Obama mentioned how he "shut down Iran’s nuclear capacity without firing a shot." Yeah, right....
  • President Obama’s farewell speech transcript, annotated

    01/10/2017 9:46:09 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Barack Obama
    Because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform. Because of our intelligence officers and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops. no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years. And although Boston and Orlando and San Bernardino and Fort Hood remind us of how dangerous radicalization can be, our law enforcement agencies are more effective and vigilant than ever. We have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including Bin Laden. The global coalition we're leading against ISIL has taken out their leaders and taken...
  • Obama's farewell address longer than Reagan's, Clinton's and George W. Bush's combined

    01/11/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2017 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Video. Clinton spoke for 7 minutes, 25 seconds; Reagan spoke for 20 minutes, 42 seconds; and George W. Bush spoke for 13 minutes, 7 seconds. Obama spoke for 51 minutes, 10 seconds, nearly 10 minutes longer than the other three put together. Obama also broke from the tradition of delivering his final speech from the White House. Clinton and Reagan both spoke from the Oval Office, and George W. Bush spoke in front of a small audience in the White House East Room; the Obama administration distributed public tickets for his speech at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago....
  • Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on January 10

    01/02/2017 7:34:20 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2017 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell address on Jan. 10 to reflect on his time in office and say thank you to his supporters, he said in an email statement released on Monday. Obama, noting that the first president of the United States, George Washington, had penned a farewell address in 1796, said he would deliver his speech in his hometown of Chicago. "I'm thinking about (the remarks) as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some...
  • Obama to deliver farewell speech in Chicago - 1/10

    01/02/2017 6:17:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/02/17 | Allie Malloy
    (CNN) President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago, the President announced in a statement Monday. "I'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here," Obama wrote. President Obama said he was following the precedent set by George Washington, who penned a farewell address to the American people over 220 years ago.
  • Weeping White House

    11/09/2016 4:18:56 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    President Barack Obama is rooting for President-elect Donald Trump's success, he said Wednesday afternoon during a nine-minute address in the White House Rose Garden - but his clearly devastated staff didn't look so sure. With Vice President Joe Biden at his side, a sometimes smiling but always composed Obama said Tuesday's election in which his party's nominee lost the nation's highest office was a setback for his agenda but not for the nation. 'We are now all rooting for his success in uniting the country,' he said. 'Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But the day after,...
  • Obama’s intel chiefs lied to Congress about Muslim Brotherhood connections

    05/20/2014 9:30:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | May 20 2014 | LTC Allen West
    Ever since President Obama’s speech in 2009 in Cairo — the birthplace of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) — there have always been questions about the Obama administration’s link to the grandfather of Islamic terrorism. Now, thanks to the work of Ryan Mauro at the Clarion Project, it seems the concern is warranted, as Mauro reports that “Newly declassified documents obtained by the Clarion Project show that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) misled members of Congress in 2012 about its involvement with Muslim Brotherhood-linked entities. Further, the documents show that there were even a number of internal...
  • Barack Obama Wants To “Curate” Your News Feed

    10/16/2016 8:16:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Fits News ^ | 14 October 2016
    As the corporate-owned, liberal legacy media continues its “all in” offensive to get Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, elected president, the man she would replace in the oval office is going on the offensive against alternative news sources. “We are going to have to rebuild within this ‘Wild, Wild West’ of information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wait … what? “Curating function?” That sounds an awful lot like censorship to us … While Obama claimed he was not embracing censorship, he said...
  • Obama Paints 'A Fairly Sizable Number' of Republican Primary Voters As 'The Swamp of Crazy

    10/16/2016 8:50:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/14/2016 | Susan Jones
    Democrats have Republican friends and neighbors who are "some great people," President Obama said Thursday at a campaign rally in Ohio. But the Republican base includes a "swamp of crazy" -- people who deny climate change, espouse conspiracy theories, listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Obama said Republican politicians who "knew better" never spoke up. So "all that bile -- all that exaggeration, all that stuff that wasn't grounded in fact, just bubbled up," Obama said -- producing Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
  • Obama Warns Of America’s 'Pitfalls' While Speaking in Malaysia

    11/21/2015 11:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 11/21/2015 | David Rutz
    President Obama spoke to a group of young Southeast Asian leaders Friday in Malaysia and warned them about about avoiding the "pitfalls" the United States suffers from, the Washington Times reports. Human Rights Watch says on its main Malaysia page that the country’s government has engaged in a "strong crackdown on civil and political rights, including charging organizers of peaceful demonstrations. Though he had promised to repeal the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Najib Razak pushed through amendments to strengthen it, as well as a repressive counterterror law." Obama, however, warned the leaders about such American weaknesses as racial divides, income...