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Barack Obama: 44th president of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

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Joe Biden Has Discussed Vice Presidential Pick With Barack Obama [Video]

Joe Biden Has Discussed Vice Presidential Pick With Barack Obama

During Sunday's fundraising call with Georgia donors, Biden confirmed that he has spoken with Obama about his running-mate.

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Biden Begins Process Of Looking For A Running Mate [Video]

Biden Begins Process Of Looking For A Running Mate

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said he needed to start betting possible running mates. According to Reuters, he talked about his options with former President Barack Obama. Those..

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Trump: Gives Self "10 Out Of 10 Score" For Coronavirus Response, Was Previously Critical Of Obama's Ebola Response [Video]

Trump: Gives Self "10 Out Of 10 Score" For Coronavirus Response, Was Previously Critical Of Obama's Ebola Response

Donald Trump has given himself a 10 when evaluating his administration's response to the coronavirus. Trump dodged a related question about whether the "buck stops" with him, reports Business Insider...

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Trump blames CDC, Obama for coronavirus testing lag [Video]

Trump blames CDC, Obama for coronavirus testing lag

Trump promised that "testing will soon happen on a very large scale" but didn't provide details on how the U.S. would accomplish that. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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Lack of coronavirus tests in U.S. a 'fiasco': former Ebola czar [Video]

Lack of coronavirus tests in U.S. a 'fiasco': former Ebola czar

Ron Klain, the former Ebola response coordinator for the Obama administration, on Tuesday testified on Capitol Hill to give his assessment of the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak. Colette Luke..

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Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly teaming with Russo Brothers on new movie [Video]

Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly teaming with Russo Brothers on new movie

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have reportedly teamed up with the Russo Brothers on a new Netflix movie.

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Sanders' Campaign Changes Strategy For Presidential Campaign [Video]

Sanders' Campaign Changes Strategy For Presidential Campaign

After Super Tuesday Bernie Sanders’ campaign is shifting strategies for his 2020 presidential campaign. According to Politico, negative TV ads and highlighting former President Barack Obama’s..

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Trump claims 'detrimental' Obama-era rule slowed coronavirus testing [Video]

Trump claims 'detrimental' Obama-era rule slowed coronavirus testing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that a rule created under the Obama administration giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jurisdiction over disease testing impaired the..

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Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare [Video]

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a politically explosive case on whether Obamacare is lawful, taking up a bid by 20 Democratic-led states including California and New York to preserve..

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Buttigieg Mulls Endorsing Joe Biden [Video]

Buttigieg Mulls Endorsing Joe Biden

The Daily News reports that Pete Buttigieg is reportedly considering endorsing Joe Biden for president Monday. The endorsement would come after talking to former President Obama about his bombshell..

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Obama Hesitant To Offer An Endorsement [Video]

Obama Hesitant To Offer An Endorsement

Former President Barack Obama made a congratulatory call to Joe Biden following the South Carolina primary. While the two men speak regularly, the call from Obama came after Biden's surprise victory in..

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Biden Gets Fundraising Boost [Video]

Biden Gets Fundraising Boost

Joe Biden has gotten a big boost from a top Hollywood fundraiser. The fundraiser is James Costos, a former HBO executive and major Democratic donor. He served as ambassador to Spain during the Obama..

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Trump Criticized Obama In 2014 For His Actions Toward The Ebola Outbreak [Video]

Trump Criticized Obama In 2014 For His Actions Toward The Ebola Outbreak

President Donald Trump has been trying to deal with the coronavirus effects and he’s been outspoken about it on Twitter. According to health experts from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the..

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Biden gets key endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary [Video]

Biden gets key endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday secured the endorsement of James Clyburn, an influential black congressman from the early-voting state of South Carolina, which could prove pivotal to..

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Sanders Cuba Problem [Video]

Sanders Cuba Problem

Bernie Sanders campaign is doing well. He won the first three nominating contests. However, he has a major problem: his admiration of Fidel Castro. On 60-Minutes, Sanders praised Castro's Cuban..

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Biden Launches Massive Super Tuesday Ad Campaign [Video]

Biden Launches Massive Super Tuesday Ad Campaign

Joe Biden’s campaign is launching advertising in Super Tuesday states. The small ad buy leaves the former vice president significantly outmatched by most of his Democratic rivals. 14 states prepare..

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'It was time for an accounting': Hillary Clinton on Weinstein [Video]

'It was time for an accounting': Hillary Clinton on Weinstein

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to the sexual assault conviction of Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday. The Democrat pushed back on concerns over the former Hollywood mogul's past..

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NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101 [Video]

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" for her key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday (February 24) at the age of 101. Tamara Lindstrom..

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U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources [Video]

U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources

The United States is against mentioning climate change in the G20 communique, sources said. Fred Katayama reports.

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Out of jail, Blagojevich says he's a 'Trumpocrat' [Video]

Out of jail, Blagojevich says he's a 'Trumpocrat'

Rod Blagojevich, a former Illinois governor forced out of office for trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat, thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for commuting his prison..

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'It's been a long, unhappy journey' -Blagojevich [Video]

'It's been a long, unhappy journey' -Blagojevich

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted in 2009 of trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat, expressed gratitude on Wednesday afternoon after he was commuted by U.S...

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Trump cuts prison sentence for Blagojevich, pardons others [Video]

Trump cuts prison sentence for Blagojevich, pardons others

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of 63-year-old Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former..

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Trump cuts sentence for Illinois ex-gov. Blagojevich, pardons Michael Milken [Video]

Trump cuts sentence for Illinois ex-gov. Blagojevich, pardons Michael Milken

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack..

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