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'Happy Bday to my President and my friend': LeBron James sends birthday wishes to Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama turned 59 on Tuesday, and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James extended a birthday wish to the 44th president.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden says 'do your job' as Trump continues campaign of misinformation

Negotiations on bailout package stuck as parties disputeBiden: coronavirus is failing to ‘just disappear’Join us for an online event with Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.14am BST My colleague Abené Clayton reports: The Covid-19 death toll at California’s San Quentin state prison hit 22 on Tuesday, in the deadliest of several outbreaks that have hit prisons across the state. 11.57pm BST ...
Tags: New York, Eric Holder, California, New York City, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, San Quentin, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


July Another Record Month for NICS Checks as ‘Gun Rush’ Continues

July Another Record Month for NICS Checks as ‘Gun Rush’ Continues U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Raw numbers from the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS) shows a new record for the month of July, and the third-highest monthly number of checks so far this year, suggesting the “gun rush” of 2020 is hardly over. There were, according to raw FBI data, 3,639,224 NICS checks initiated last month, eclipsing the previous July record of 2,197,169, set in 2016. That was a busy year as the e...
Tags: New York, Guns, Minneapolis, California, White House, Virginia, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Fbi, Chicago, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Biden, BLM


LA County joins legal fight against efforts to end DACA

The Los Angeles County  Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Aug. 4, to challenge any federal government action to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended that the county fight back against any move to eliminate DACA, which is currently under review by the Department of Homeland Security. “Now, more than ever, we must be resolved to keep fighting on behalf of our immigrant communities, especially in the face of an administration that h...
Tags: Business, News, Obama, Congress, Immigration, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Department Of Homeland Security, County, Trump, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Wong, LA County, DACA


The Way I See It Trailer: Finding His Voice Through The Power of Photos

The Way I See It trailer: Finding his voice through the power of photos Focus Features and MSNBC Films has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming documentary The Way I See It centered on former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza as he finds his voice through the power of photos in two presidencies. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: We Are Who We Are First Trailer: There’s A Revolution Going on Inside of You PB = PB || ...
Tags: Movies, Obama, Trailer, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Oscar, Emmy, Msnbc, Pete Souza, Dawn Porter, Focus Features, Souza, Official White House, ComingSoon, Movie News


Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

A 17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool that let the hacker take over any account. With two accomplices named in a separate federal indictment, Clark — who went by the online ...
Tags: Florida, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, New York Times, Tampa, Clark, Kirk, Associated Press Twitter, Bill Gates Elon Musk, Twitter Garmin, Graham Ivan Clark, BIG PICTURE Garmin


Susan Rice Highlights Past Virus Response Efforts As She Vies For VP Slot

Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice challenged those who have suggested she isn’t a qualified pick for vice president, saying Tuesday that her career has been dedicated to public service over personal political ambition. “It’s not about one’s own profile,” Rice told CBS when asked about the role of a vice president, adding that while some have suggested she lacks the experience of running for political office, she is proud of a career dedicated to serving others. “I don’t h...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Susan Rice, Cbs, National Security Council, Vice President, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton, Rice, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Obama Biden, President Trump


‘The Way I See It’ Trailer: Meet the White House Photographer for Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan

There’s a lot that the American people don’t get to see when it comes to the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. But Pete Souza has seen more than most as official White House photographer, capturing the Commander-in-Chief at nearly every turn. Souza served for two very different administrations, that of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, and now a new documentary called The Way I See It introduces the man who hasn’t mixed words about the differences between these tw...
Tags: Movies, Obama, Documentary, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Movie Trailers, Donald Trump, Trump, Pete Souza, United States of America, Dawn Porter, Focus Features, Souza


Big YouTube accounts are being plagued by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams resembling the hack that compromised Twitter (GOOGL)

Hackers appear to have taken over several big YouTube channels in recent weeks, changing the channels' names to topics like "SpaceX" or "Elon Musk" and promoting Bitcoin scams. The hacked channels, some of which have tens or hundreds of thousands of subscribers, post videos urging people to send Bitcoin in order to be paid back double — a common scam tactic. It bears similarities to the tactics used by hackers who compromised hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts last month. Unlike the Twi...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Breslau, Rod Breslau, MarcoStyle


Trailer for 'The Way I See It' Doc About WH Photographer Pete Souza

"Photographs break down the idea that these people are somehow different from us." Focus Features has released an official trailer for a photographer profile documentary titled The Way I See It, all about the former White House photographer Pete Souza. Based on his own book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, the film tells Souza's two stories working as the Official White House Photographer for President Ronald Reagan (1980-1988) and also President Barack Obama (2008-2016). The film discusses ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, White House, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Documentaries, Laura Dern, Pete Souza, Dawn Porter, Focus Features, Souza, Official White House, To Watch, Jayme Lemons, Jaywalker Pictures, Platform One Media


Blogging Royalties: Michelle Obama Interviewing Barack on her Podcast

Who says politicians and influential people cannot use the internet to reach out to Americans, particularly the youth? Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, just launched the first episode of her new podcast. Her first guest – no one else but Former US President Barack Obama. The podcast is simply a talk show where Lady Boss Obama would be inviting in some friends, family members, equally influential people, and more to talk about life, in general. It didn’t come as a surprise that she would be ...
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Tuesday round-up

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of Justice Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and USA Today’s Richard Wolf examines the heavy influence she has had during her first decade as a justice. Kagan’s ability to find common ground with conservative justices – and to pick her battles when she dissents – has helped the court maintain “most of its luster as the least political branch of the federal government,” Wolf writes. At the same time, the political branches continue to focus o...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Nevada, Circuit, Usa Today, Round-up, Wolf, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Roberts


Michelle Obama Celebrates Barack Obama’s Birthday With Sweet Throwback Family Snap

"Happy birthday to my favorite guy," the former first lady tweeted on her husband's 59th birthday.
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27 epic images show how SpaceX made history by flying NASA astronauts to and from the space station

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship splashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, returning NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from a high-stakes mission to the space station. The demonstration mission resurrected US human spaceflight after a nine-year hiatus. The astronauts were the first people to fly in a commercial spaceship. Here are 27 incredible photos from their journey. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NASA made history on Sunday when a toasted, gumdr...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Iss, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon, Trump, Hurley


Trump Withdraws Controversial Nomination Of Anthony Tata To Pentagon

Tata, who called Barack Obama a "terrorist leader," took a different, less-senior role at the Defense Department.
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Obama issues first 2020 endorsements

Former President Barack Obama on Monday issued his first wave of 2020 down-ballot endorsements and backed more than 100 Democratic candidates with the goal of helping Democrats keep control of the House of Representatives, win a majority of the Senate and win at the state level ahead of redistricting.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, House Of Representatives, Stories


Obama issues first 2020 endorsements: 'Our country's future hangs on this election'

Former President Barack Obama on Monday issued his first wave of 2020 down-ballot endorsements and backed more than 100 Democratic candidates with the goal of helping Democrats keep control of the House of Representatives, win a majority of the Senate and win at the state level ahead of redistricting.
Tags: Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Cnn, House Of Representatives


Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements

Former President Barack Obama unveiled his first round of 2020 endorsements on Monday, and he's got his eyes on Texas, at least at the local level.Obama is endorsing 27 Democratic candidates in Texas, including 19 for the state House, where Democrats need to win nine seats to grab the majority. The focus seems to make sense for Obama, The New York Times notes, because Texas districts will be redrawn after the 2020 census, and Democrats want to gain a foothold before that happens. The former ...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Georgia, House, New York Times, Trump, Democratic, TX, Democratic House, Texas Senate, Shane Goldmacher, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Sen John Cornyn R Texas


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok from its parent company ByteDance, which are set to conclude by September 15. Microsoft announced Sunday talks were resuming after Trump threatened to ban the app in the US, and CEO Satya Nadella said he had personally spoken with Trump. Microsoft isn't the only company bidding on TikTok, Bloomberg reports. An anonymous source said Ti...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Spacex, Microsoft, Stanford, China, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, New York Times


SpaceX just brought 2 NASA astronauts back to Earth in its Crew Dragon spaceship, kicking off 'the next era in human spaceflight'

Two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, just completed a crucial test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The men splashed their space capsule into the Gulf of Mexico around 2:48 p.m. ET off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, following a risky plunge through Earth's atmosphere. Ahead of the landing, NASA's administrator called the mission "the next era in human spaceflight," since the agency is now poised to purchase flights from SpaceX. SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon, Hurley, Pensacola Florida, Dave Mosher


Top VP Contender Rep. Karen Bass Denounces Past Cuba Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida...
Tags: Florida, News, Nbc, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Kerry, Bass, Castro


The VeepStakes: South L.A. Rep. Karen Bass inching closer to becoming Joe Biden’s VP pick

In the dwindling days before the Democratic National Convention, South Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has emerged as a top-tier contender to be likely presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate for the White House. Perceived by national pundits as a Biden “short list-er,” Bass, 66, is in her fifth term in Congress representing the 37th Congressional District, which includes South L.A., Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington Post, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Karen


SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship is poised to make history after undocking from the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts aboard

SpaceX has entered the final stage of its historic first flight of people: NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way home. Behnken and Hurley boarded the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship on Saturday, undocked from the International Space Station, and flew away. The crew is now targeting a landing of their ship, which they named "Endeavour," in the Gulf of Mexico on around 2:41 p.m. ET on Sunday.  Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has described the landing phase as his "bi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Hurley, Pensacola Florida, Chris Cassidy, Dave Mosher, Behnken, Bob Behnken


SpaceX is about to win a high-stakes game of capture the flag that Barack Obama started 9 years ago

As two NASA astronauts prepare to return to Earth this weekend, SpaceX is poised to win a high-stakes game of capture the flag. President Barack Obama started the competition nine years ago, when his administration funded a public-private partnership program in which NASA would work with companies to send humans to space. SpaceX beat Boeing, the other company in the contest, to the first crewed launch: the May 30 flight of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The American flag flew on ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Tom Cruise, Boeing, Hurley, Cassidy, Dave Mosher


Obama and Trump highlight two Americas as election draws nearer

Analysis: as the former president eulogized a civil rights hero, his beleaguered successor seemed intent on undermining faith in democracyJoin us for a live digital event with the former US attorney general Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowThey were six hours that defined two Americas as well as exposing the magnitude of the decision facing voters in November.At 8.30am on Thursday, the US government announced that gross domestic produ...
Tags: Obama, Eric Holder, Americas, US, Barack Obama, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Mark Tushnet and the "Next Age" Struggling to be Born

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Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, John Adams, Republican, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack

The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk. Two others were also charged.
Tags: Twitter, Florida, News, Barack Obama, Social Media, Computer Security, Clark, Computers and the Internet, Frauds and Swindling, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Bitcoin (Currency, Graham Ivan


Barack Obama’s Eulogy for John Lewis

At John Lewis’s funeral yesterday, Barack Obama delivered a eulogy for his friend and mentor, praising him for his achievements in the struggle for civil rights. He also took the opportunity to suggest what politicians might do to honor Lewis and to continue his struggle, beyond just words. From the text of his speech: If politicians want to honor John, and I’m so grateful for the legacy of work of all the Congressional leaders who are here, but there’s a better way than a statement calling...
Tags: John Lewis, Washington, Barack Obama, John, Jim Crow, Puerto Rico, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Congressional, Barack Obama John Lewis


Florida Teen Arrested For Massive, High-Profile Twitter Hack

Officials say Graham Clark, 17, masterminded the hack of accounts belonging to people like Barack Obama and Elon Musk.
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SpaceX is just days from winning a high-stakes game of capture the flag in space that Barack Obama started almost 9 years ago

SpaceX is poised to win a high-stakes game of capture the flag as astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley prepare to return to Earth this weekend. President Barack Obama started the competition nine years ago, when his administration funded a public-private partnership program in which NASA would work with companies to send humans to space. SpaceX beat the other company in the competition, Boeing, to its first crewed launch. The American flag flew on the first space shuttle and has stayed on th...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Hurley, Dave Mosher, Susie Neilson, Behnken