Posts filtered by tags: Barack Obama[x]


 

82-Year-Old Pope Francis Is 'First Pope To Write a Line of Code'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: After seeing to it that UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all received (widely-publicized) coding lessons, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi noted in late 2016 that he was "still working on Pope Francis." GeekWire reports that Partovi was able to cross that one off his bucket list Thursday, as he helped Pope Francis become 'the first Pope to write a line of code' at a 'Programming for Peace' eve...


Why Trump and Netanyahu desperately need each other

For Trump, going above and beyond with a pro-Israel agenda is great politics -- it's an easy way to distinguish himself from former President Barack Obama and win points among key constituencies in the US, writes Aaron David Miller.


Obama Will Attend Celebration For Freshmen Dems Next Week

Former President Barack Obama will attend a meet-and-greet with all the freshmen members of the 116th Congress on Monday, according to an invite obtained by Politico. The reception will be hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and only the 60-plus new members of Congress will be invited. The event will be held at the home of Esther Coopersmith, the former representative to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter’s administration. Some of the new members of Congress have a...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, freshmen Democrats, House Democrats, Nicole Lafond


Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
Tags: Health, Obama, Congress, Politico, Israel, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Syria, Fbi, United States, US politics, House, Abortion, Nancy Pelosi


Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty To Mailing Pipe Bombs To CNN, Trump Critics

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump, attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. “I’m truly sorry,” he said. He faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing o...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, New York City, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Cia, Bill, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump, South Florida, Clintons, George Soros


Polly Rosenwaike's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Look How Happy I'm Making You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Polly Rosenwaike's collection Look How Happy I'm Making You is filled with nuanced and poignant stories of motherhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The 12 stories in Rosenwaike’s ...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, David, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Tacoma, Mitchell, Maya, Ontario, Cbc, Judy, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly


Even A Church Is Dunking On Trump For His McCain Comments

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. clapped back at President Donald Trump Thursday, with a spokesman clarifying that no funerals held there, including the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ), require the approval of a President. “Washington National Cathedral was honored to host the funeral service for Senator John McCain. All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former President involves consultation with g...
Tags: News, Washington, Barack Obama, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McCain, Washington National Cathedral, Kevin Eckstrom, National Cathedral, Kate Riga


Is Income Inequality Fair?

Opinion Is Income Inequality Fair? USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask ‘Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?'” Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. ...
Tags: Guns, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Intel, South Africa, Williams, Bill Gates, Gates, Moore, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Gun Rights News, USA Ammoland, Walter E Williams


Left’s Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations

Opinion Left's Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Having embraced “Medicare-for-all,” free college tuition and a Green New Deal that would mandate an early end of all oil, gas and coal-fired power plants, the Democratic Party's lurch to the left rolls on. Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren both called last week for race-based reparations for slavery. “Centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, legal discrimination and segregation, and discrimination tha...
Tags: Usa, Guns, India, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, United States, Warren, Jamaica, The New York Times, Republican Party, American Indian, Fdr, South Carolina, Jim Crow, Kamala Harris


Obama picks upsets in his NCAA brackets, but likes big names for Final Four

Former President Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament brackets reaffirm he has soft spot for underdogs but believes in favorites at the end.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Ncaa, Usa Today


Here’s Who Barack Obama Thinks Will Win March Madness

The president picks Duke to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and UCONN to win the Women's Tournament.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Duke, UConn, NCAA Men s Basketball Tournament


Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now

Don't look now but a(nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race. In 2008 it was Barack Obama. In 2020, it's Pete Buttigieg.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn, Don, Pete Buttigieg


NY Man Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Obama, Waters

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to Syracuse.com , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone calls, including racial slurs, that he made to Democratic Congressional offices. In 2018, Taubert called Waters’ Los Angeles office and said he was going to kill the congresswoman and every memb...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Syracuse, Maxine Waters, Minnesota Sen Al Franken, Democratic Congressional, Taubert, Summer Concepcion, Waters Los Angeles, AP story, Stephen Taubert


Sacred giant turtle gets embalmed in Vietnam

Reptile is believed to be the last in a long line of large turtles in Hoàn KiếmA sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi’s Hoàn Kiếm lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for posterity – and tourist visits.Hanoians were shocked by the death of the critically endangered Swinhoe softshell turtle in 2016, believing its passing was a sign of ominous times ahead. Continue reading...
Tags: Barack Obama, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Vietnam, Hanoi, Anthony Bourdain, Hoàn KiếmA


GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Trump Complains He Wasn’t Thanked For Approving McCain Funeral

President Donald Trump could not get the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) out of his craw on Wednesday, going on an extended riff on how approved the funeral McCain wanted and lamenting that he was never thanked. “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as President I had to approve,” Trump said at a speech at a factory in Lima, Ohio. “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you, but that’s okay. We sent him on the way but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.” It isn’t entirely clear...
Tags: News, Funeral, Barack Obama, Arizona, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McCain, Lima Ohio, Sen John McCain R AZ, National Cathedral, Kate Riga


Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans because they ignore climate change

By JULIET EILPERIN WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy-dominance agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production a...
Tags: News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, America, Barack Obama, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Wyoming, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Interior Department, Donald Trump, BLM


Judge Halts Trump’s Drilling Plans Over Lack Of Climate Change Consideration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases and...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Environment, Barack Obama, Wyoming, Drilling, Donald Trump, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Contreras, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM, Kristen Lenhardt


Uncle Joe Biden Meets Hollywood McCarthyism — and Folds

Opinion He is humble, gracious and respectful to a fault, and his kindness probably inflames his intolerant enemies all the more because it exposes their contrasting gracelessness, intolerance and mean-spiritedness. USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I don't know which is worse, the intolerant left's condemnation of former Vice President Joe Biden for saying Vice President Mike Pence is a “decent guy,” or Biden's shameless groveling and apology. Biden committed his unforgivable infraction during a spee...
Tags: Guns, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, House, Omaha, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Christ, Joe, Trump, Mike Pence, Cynthia Nixon, Nixon, Election 2020, Democratic Party


Don't kill Electoral College. Make it better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Make


Trump Dismisses Democratic Push to Pack Supreme Court

President Trump on Tuesday rejected the idea that has gained traction among Democrats of adding seats to the Supreme Court, saying it will "never happen.""I wouldn’t entertain that," the president said Tuesday at a press conference at the White House. "If they can’t catch up through the ballot box winning an election, they want to try a different way.""We would have no interest in that whatsoever. It will never happen." he added."“It won’t happen, I guarantee you, for six years."With two conserv...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Iowa, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, El Paso, Antonin Scalia, HARRIS, Gillibrand


Crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse being eliminated by the White House

The White House is eliminating crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse. The protections, originally put in place by President Barack Obama, are being rolled back to open millions of acres of land for gas and oil development. Conservationists warn the move could land the sage grouse back on the endangered species list. The Donald Trump administration’s new plan targets 8.7 million acres of Sagebrush Focal Areas, an important habitat for the sage grouse and hundreds of other wildlife. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Design, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Animals, America, Barack Obama, Endangered Species, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Dakotas, Bernhardt


Trump’s Supreme Court Appointees Take Opposite Sides In Two Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the court’s work dealing with Indian treaties and maritime law. In one case, Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s liberal justices in ruling that a Washington state Indian tribe doesn’t have to p...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Navy, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito


Don't kill the Electoral College. Just make it better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Just


Opinion: Don't kill the Electoral College. Just make it work better

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College, Electoral College Just


Opinion: Don't kill the Electoral College

Of the three American presidents who took office since the beginning of the 21st century, only Barack Obama won the support of a majority of voters when first elected. George W. Bush and Donald Trump both lost the popular vote but nevertheless emerged victorious in the Electoral College. As the 2020 election cycle dawns, it's no surprise that our ongoing national debate over the Electoral College has resumed once again.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Don, Electoral College


Mobster Hit Suspect’s Hand With Pro-Trump Slogans Also Had QAnon Symbol

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family had a symbol on his hand that some say is associated with a conspiracy theory. Anthony Comello was arrested Saturday in the death of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali. Before a hearing in New Jersey, Comello held up his left hand. On it were scrawled slogans supporting President Donald Trump, including “MAGA Forever.” That refers to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. In the center of hi...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Robert Mueller, TOMS RIVER N J AP, Maga, Summer Concepcion, Gambino Crime Family, QAnon, AP story, Francesco Franky Boy Cali, Anthony Comello, Comello


Rod Rosenstein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.12pm GMT The Trump administration is preparing to stonewall congressional Democrats in their efforts to exercise oversight over the administration. Politico reports:In their early response to an onslaught of Democratic requests, Trump officials are breaking from norms set by previous administrations of both parties, according to...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, California, White House, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Devin Nunes, Nunes