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Barack Obama scales back 60th birthday party over Covid concerns

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Barack Obama is scaling back the big bash planned for his 60th birthday because of concerns about the national rise in Covid-19 cases, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. “Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over...

Obama planning star-studded 60th birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard

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Looks like former president Barack Obama is gearing up to throw the (outdoor) bash of the summer. The 44th president is reportedly pulling out all the stops when it comes to his upcoming birthday. Obama, who turns 60 ...

Obama accuses Trump of violating democracy and making up a ‘whole bunch of hooey

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Goeie more. Barack Obama has accused Donald Trump of violating a “core tenet” of democracy by refusing to concede the presidential election and making up a “whole bunch of hooey”. The former president said his succ...

Obama: Trump broke ‘core tenet’ of democracy with ‘bunch of hooey’ over election

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Barack Obama said on Monday that his successor in office, Donald Trump, violated a “core tenet” of democracy when he made up a “bunch of hooey” about last year’s election and refused to concede he lost. Speaking at hi...

First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

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Goeie more. Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind the voting rights proposal of the conservative West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation fac...

Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise before crucial Senate vote

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Barack Obama has backed conservative West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation struggles towards a crucial vote in the US S...

Trump spied on journalists. So did Obama. America needs more press freedom now

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The US Department of Justice is under increasing fire for the still-unfolding scandals involving the secret surveillance of journalists and even members of Congress in the waning days of the Trump presidency. Some of ...

Obama hasn’t changed much at all. There’s something frustrating about that

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Barack Obama’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper on Monday night covered a range of topics one could consider wide if they weren’t so predictable. The storming of the Capitol, ras, Trump, political division, Black ...

Barack Obama criticizes Republicans for pushing election lie

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Americans should be worried that the Republican party “is willing to embrace a way of thinking about our democracy that would be unrecognisable and unacceptable even five years ago”, Barack Obama said on Monday. Die ...

Biden ‘finishing the job’ my administration started, Obama says

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Joe Biden is “finishing the job” begun by Barack Obama, the former president told the New York Times in an interview released on Tuesday. “I think that what we’re seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essenti...

Marcus Rashford and Barack Obama share ‘surreal’ Zoom conversation

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Marcus Rashford has spoken with former US president Barack Obama to discuss the power young people can have to make change in society. Rashford, the Manchester United and England striker, met virtually with the 44th p...

The Obama library is coming to Chicago. Will local residents be displaced?

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I’ve seen the saucers: Obama weighs in as US interest in UFOs rises

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For some time, expressing interest in unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, has been deemed mostly unacceptable in wider society. But attitudes appear to be changing in America this week, with luminaries from Barack O...

Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama as an 11-year-old, sterf bejaardes 23

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Damon Weaver, who was 11 when he attracted national acclaim by interviewing President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, has died. Weaver died on 1 Mei, his sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post. He wa...

Illinois Latinos criticize plan to rename school after ‘deporter-in-chiefObama

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Plans to rename an Illinois school after Barack Obama have run into a protest from local members of the Latino community who are angry about the former president’s record on the issue of deportation. Leaders and membe...

Harry and Meghan’s racism comments were heartbreaking, Michelle Obama says

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Michelle Obama says she hopes the royal family will learn from the allegations of racism made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in last week’s TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. The former first lady said she was not su...

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