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Barack Obama: 44th president of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician 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 to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.


Pete Buttigieg clarifies views on the Obama administration after criticism for a viral misquote

Pete Buttigieg said his "appreciation of the great leadership of Barack Obama comes from a very personal place" after he was misquoted in an article. - Published

As Supreme Court takes up Trump plan to end DACA, American dreams at stake for nearly 700,000 immigrants

The high court has the fate of nearly 700,000 young immigrants in its hands as it considers the Trump administration plan to end an Obama-era program. - Published

Videos for Barack Obama

'Dreamer' fears life in the 'shadows' amid DACA uncertainty [Video]'Dreamer' fears life in the 'shadows' amid DACA uncertainty

Maricruz Abarca is one of roughly 660,000 people, dubbed “Dreamers,” covered by DACA, which was created to protect immigrants who entered the United States illegally or overstayed a visa as..

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Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg [Video]Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg may have been tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she has now been afforded perhaps the ultimate honour: having a beetle named after her. Francesca Lynagh..

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Trump says the whistleblower is a 'radical' [Video]Trump says the whistleblower is a 'radical'

U.S. President Donald Trump called the whistleblower an "Obama guy" on Sunday, reiterating that his or her identity should be revealed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Pres. Obama Rips Woke Millenials [Video]Pres. Obama Rips Woke Millenials

Former President Barack Obama laid into call-out culture. The moment happened in a speech at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday. "I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this..

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Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump [Video]Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump

Former California Governor Jerry Brown slammed General Motors on Tuesday for siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission..

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Trump's Response To Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Different Than Barack Obama's Response to Osama bin Laden [Video]Trump's Response To Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Different Than Barack Obama's Response to Osama bin Laden

President Donald Trump continues to boast the deaht of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He compared the killing to that of Osama bin Laden eight years ago. According to CNN, Trump said al..

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Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings [Video]Hillary Clinton eulogizes Elijah Cummings

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who "stood against..

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U.S. Representative Cummings To Be Eulogized By Obama [Video]U.S. Representative Cummings To Be Eulogized By Obama

The late Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic lawmaker will be eulogized on Friday by former presidents Obama and Clinton. Hillary Clinton will also be among those honoring Cummings at the funeral..

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U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings [Video]U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings

U.S. lawmakers came together on Thursday to remember Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings who died last week. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised the civil rights champion with Senator Chuck..

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U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal [Video]U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal

The world's two biggest economies have announced an early-stage trade deal that has dialed down the rhetoric but tensions remain. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau [Video]Obama Voices Support For Justin Trudeau

Former U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to Reuters, Trudeau faces a tough re-election after photos of him wearing blackface were..

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Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally [Video]Trump blasts impeachment probe at Minnesota rally

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday used a re-election campaign rally in Minneapolis to lash out at the impeachment inquiry against him. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation [Video]Lindsey Graham's Prank Call From Russians Reveal His Opinion On Turkey Situation

Sen. Lindsey Graham was pranked by two Russians calling him, pretending to be Turkey’s minister of defense. According to CNN, the call revealed Graham calling the Kurds a “threat” to Turkey. In..

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Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump [Video]Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham does not approve of President Donald Trump’s decision regarding a possible Turkish invasion. He said leaving their Kurdish allies in Syria to fend for themselves was a “disaster”..

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'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square [Video]'This is my America too' - artist Kehinde Wiley on his sculpture in Times Square

"We want more. We demand more. And today, we say yes to something that looks like us." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia [Video]Trump says Ukraine president 'made progress' on Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thinks it would be a tremendous thing if Ukraine could work things out with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that only with true support..

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Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate [Video]Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. President Barack Obama met with a fist bump at Obama's personal office in D.C. on September 16 as she toured Washington to promote youth..

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'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump [Video]'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump

President Trump took a shot at environmentally friendly light bulbs during a speech on Thursday, blaming them for making him look orange onstage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets [Video]Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets

Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated..

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The assassination of Bin Laden was fatal for al-Qaeda, but Baghdadi's death could breathe new life into Isis

the assassination of bin laden was fatal for al-qaeda, but baghdadi's death could breathe new life into isis
In May 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed in a US Special Forces raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This dealt a fatal blow to al-Qaeda as a cohesive organisation. The Obama administration..
WorldNews - Published

US court refuses to strike down work permits for spouses of H-1B visa workers

In a relief to thousands of Indians living in America, a US court has refused to strike down, for the time being, an Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America...
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ShowBiz Minute: Dean, Young, Brown

A CGI James Dean is cast in new film, sparking an outcry; Neil Young: Obama and Trump "both losers" in battling climate change; Chris Brown holds high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home. (Nov... - Published

Neil Young: Obama and Trump 'both losers' in battling climate change

Neil Young says he thinks recent American presidents haven't done enough to tackle climate change, adding "we are smart enough to screw everything up and we're smart enough to fix everything." (Nov... - Published

Former Obama officials rally behind Biden as he trails top rivals in money race

former obama officials rally behind biden as he trails top rivals in money race
In a flex of establishment muscle, a slew of former Obama administration officials came out on Wednesday to support Joe Biden’s Democratic U.S. presidential bid at a time when he is fighting to..
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Ta-Nehisi Coates explains what makes President Obama unique

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine whose piece entitled "My President Was Black" will lead the January/February 2017 issue, reveals what he's learned about Obama..
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Is North Korea the United States' most dangerous adversary?

David Sanger of The New York Times joins Face the Nation to discuss details of U.S. covert cyber- attacks against the North Korean missile program under the Obama administration.
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Nancy Pelosi weighs in on President Trump's wiretapping claim

The House Democratic leader tells "Face the Nation" President Trump owes an apology to his predecessor for his unsubstantiated claim that Mr. Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the campaign
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John's Column: Presidents and the Presidency

This week, FBI Director James Comey testified that there was no evidence to back President Trump's claim that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. This was not just a simple..
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George Shultz: Trump should admit wiretap claim was "mistake"

Former secretary of State George Schultz says President Trump should admit he made a "mistake" in claiming he was wiretapped by President Obama. "He's got to figure out a way to get out of it," Schultz..
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Sen. King: Judge Garland was subjected to "grand-daddy of all filibusters"

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine says without a hearing, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch underwent the "grand-daddy of all filibusters."
CBS News - Published

Open: This is Face the Nation, August 6

This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Senator Tom Cotton, Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich, and Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to discuss how their states are..
CBS News - Published

"Life After Hate" co-founder says Trump administration rescinded Obama-era grant

Self-described former skinhead and "Life After Hate" co-founder Christian Picciolini said on "Face the Nation" that the Trump administration rescinded a $400,000 grant "to help combat far-right..
CBS News - Published

Ret. Adm. James Winnefeld says basic training and maintenance is "stretched" on U.S. warships

National Security Advisor under President Obama Tom Donilon and the Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and CBS News Military and Homeland Security Advisor Retired Admiral James "Sandy"..
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Jeh Johnson discusses the House Republicans' report on Russia meddling

President Obama's Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the GOP House Intel report on Russian meddling and former FBI Director James Comey’s new book.
CBS News - Published

Julián Castro laying off staffers in New Hampshire and South Carolina

President Obama's former housing secretary, Julián Castro, is eliminating his field offices in New Hampshire and South Carolina. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins Elaine Quijano on "Red..
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Susan Rice slams Trump for "disgraceful" Russia comments at G7

On "Face the Nation," President Obama's former ambassador to the U.N. and national security adviser Susan Rice criticized President Trump's suggestion that Russia be allowed back in the G7.
CBS News - Published

Full interview: Susan Rice

Former ambassador to the U.N. and President Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice sits down with Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation."
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John Kerry says U.S. "paid a price" for not enforcing Obama's red line in Syria

Former Secretary of State John Kerry says he was "surprised" former President Obama did not go ahead with military strikes in Syria, admitting the U.S. "paid a price" for not enforcing a so-called red..
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Author Michael Lewis says Trump administration started from a position of ignorance

Author Michael Lewis sits down with John Dickerson to discuss his new book "The Fifth Risk" about the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations.
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President Obama's Super Bowl interview in 2013

Scott Pelley of CBS News interviewed President Barack Obama for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013.
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Trump EPA plans to ease Obama-era U.S. rules on toxic coal ash

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a proposal to give coal-fired power plants more time to comply with Obama-era clean water rules that required them to stop dumping ash in unlined pits and..
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EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash

epa slated to roll back rules to protect waterways from toxic coal ash
The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to roll back key Obama-era regulations to...
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Rule would allow faith-based adoption groups to exclude LGBTQ couples

It would be a rollback of a 2016 action by the Obama administration
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Democratic Strategists Set Up $75 Million Digital Campaign to Counter Trump

David Plouffe, the former Obama campaign manager, will advise the effort, which aims to compete with the president on his terms. - Published

‘Like a giant ISIS recruiting poster’: Trump’s Syria oilfield occupation policy slammed by ‘moderate’ rebel recruiter Joe Biden

‘like a giant isis recruiting poster’: trump’s syria oilfield occupation policy slammed by ‘moderate’ rebel recruiter joe biden
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, who back in the good old Obama administration days lobbied for the arming of ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria, has slammed Trump for downgrading the US military..
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Adoption Groups Could Turn Away L.G.B.T. Parents Under Proposed Rule

The Trump administration seeks to roll back an Obama-era rule that classified sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected from discrimination. - Published

Pete Buttigieg says he offers style and message parallels with Barack Obama's Iowa campaign

As Pete Buttigieg tries to stand out in Iowa this weekend, he's drawing parallels to former President Barack Obama's first campaign in the state. - Published

Jeh Johnson, ex-DHS chief, says Obama administration "did not separate families" as policy

Former Department of Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Margaret Brennan to discuss deportations of undocumented migrants.
CBS News - Published

Democratic candidates hope to make impact at Iowa event that jolted Obama campaign

Ahead of the Iowa campaign event that jolted then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign to life in 2007, 14 Democratic candidates hope to have similar success. The Liberty and Justice Celebration..
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Impeachment not the focus at key campaign event in Iowa

The Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines was were then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign jolted to life in 2007
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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Barack Obama

In this web exclusive, author Ta-Nehisi Coates ("Between the World and Me") talks of being summoned to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama, and of his mixed feelings over the first..
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How much sway do past Democratic nominees have? Unless you're Barack Obama, not much.

In a USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, two-thirds of Democrats say they'd listen to Barack Obama about whom to nominate. Hillary Clinton? Not so much - Published

Lin-Manuel Miranda on a president's visit to "Hamilton"

In this web extra, Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls for correspondent David Begnaud when President Barack Obama came to see his Broadway show "Hamilton" when he wasn't scheduled to perform.
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Barack Obama takes a shot at ‘woke’ culture

barack obama takes a shot at ‘woke’ culture
In 2019, if you say anything, post anything on social media or email anything that can be construed as unacceptable in society, it is very possible that forces will mobilize to push you out of your..
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The 44th President

President-elect Barack Obama speaks with Steve Kroft about his goals as our nation's next commander-in-chief.
CBS News - Published

Obama's Inner Circle

Steve Kroft goes behind the scenes on election night to speak to the brains whose strategy propelled Barack Obama into the White House.
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The Personal Transition

The Obamas will soon be the youngest first family to move into the White House since the Kennedys nearly 50 years ago. Steve Kroft speaks with Barack and Michelle Obama about their personal transition.
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Candidate Obama, Part 1

In separate interviews, the two parties' presidential nominees are questioned on the big issues, including the U.S. economy, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, energy policy and health care. Steve Kroft..
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"No Drama" Obama

Barack Obama's historic presidential victory has left many in awe of how effective and disciplined his campaign was. Steve Kroft learned that Obama's mantra was "no drama" as he followed the candidate..
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2007: Barack Obama

A look back at the "60 Minutes" profile of Barack Obama from February, 2007
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Campaign 2012, part 2

For President Barack Obama, the choice is clear: "Do we keep moving forward and continue to make progress, or do we go backwards to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place?"..
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Obama and Clinton, part two

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discuss the disaster in Benghazi and the state of her health. Steve Kroft reports.
CBS News - Published

The U.S. at the UN: Tackling violence and a virus

Ebola, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine -- the number of complex international crises may seem overwhelming, but each is solvable when countries work together, President Obama tells Steve Kroft
CBS News - Published

How Syria became "ground zero for jihadists"

President Obama explains the emergence of the terrorist group ISIS and why he thinks Syria became "ground zero for jihadists around the world."
CBS News - Published

Pres. Obama: Confident in the coalition against ISIS

"We now have a coalition of more than 40 countries who are working with the Iraqi goverment and the Iraqi military to make sure that ISIS is rolled back," President Obama tells Steve Kroft.
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