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News How Trump is reshaping US policy on Cuba

How Trump is reshaping US policy on Cuba

By Melanie Zanona – 11/19/17 08:00 AM EST 110 President Trump’s crackdown on Cuba took effect this month, nearly one year after the death of Cuba’s longtime revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The long-awaited rules are meant to fulfill Trump’s campaign promise to roll back former president Barack Obama’s historic opening with the communist country. The new policies restrict certain …

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Federal “Our democracy is at stake”: Obama delivers his first post-presidency campaign speech

“Our democracy is at stake”: Obama delivers his first post-presidency campaign speech

Obama rebukes Trumpism without mentioning Trump by name. Updated by Ella Nilsenella.nilsen@vox.com Oct 20, 2017, 12:00pm EDT At his first campaign speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama urged America to rise above its deep divisions. Though Obama did not mention President Donald Trump as he spoke at a Richmond campaign rally for Virginia’s …

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News Prince Harry headed to Chicago to help Obama ’empower … positive change’

Prince Harry headed to Chicago to help Obama ’empower … positive change’

Chicago TribuneKim Janssen · Oct 12, 2017 Former President Barack Obama’s foundation mission is “to inspire and empower people to change their world.” So who better to fire up his audience for democratic change than a man whose family has headed the British state by divine right for the better part of 1,000 years? Royal …

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News Justice Department drops appeal to save Obama overtime rule

Justice Department drops appeal to save Obama overtime rule

By John Bowden – 09/05/17 12:35 PM EDT The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it will not defend an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have extended overtime benefits to more than 4 million workers after a federal judge struck it down last week. Bloomberg BNA reported on Tuesday that the administration will drop …

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Federal Obama Calls Trump’s Reversal On DREAMers ‘Self-Defeating,’ ‘Cruel’

Obama Calls Trump’s Reversal On DREAMers ‘Self-Defeating,’ ‘Cruel’

September 5, 20174:10 PM ET Scott Horsley Then-President Barack Obama in a 2015 meeting with a group of DREAMers, who received protection from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Obama reacted strongly to President Trump’s reversal of the policy. Former President Barack Obama criticized the Trump administration for once again casting a shadow of deportation over …

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Federal Breaking: Barack Hussein Obama Has Just Released This Statement

Breaking: Barack Hussein Obama Has Just Released This Statement

Former President Barack Obama posted a statement on twitter and facebook in response to the GOP Healthcare Bill on Saturday. Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today. …

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Federal Massive Crowd Gathers In Berlin To Listen To … (Video)

Massive Crowd Gathers In Berlin To Listen To … (Video)

Massive Crowd Gathers in Berlin to listen to Former Pres. Obama A massive crowd gathered in Berlin to listen to former POTUS Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak about democracy. Posted by CBS This Morning on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Federal Obama Willing to Serve as Temp President While Trump Receives Psychiatric Evaluation

Obama Willing to Serve as Temp President While Trump Receives Psychiatric Evaluation

By Andy Borowitz 04:44 P.M. WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness to be President, former President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he was willing to serve as “temp President” while Trump undergoes psychiatric evaluation. “It would just be a temp thing,” Obama told reporters. “As soon as psychiatrists determine that Donald …

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Federal Trump voters don’t believe he has played more golf than Obama in first 3 months

Trump voters don’t believe he has played more golf than Obama in first 3 months

Donald Trump. REUTERS/David Moir President Donald Trump has played more golf in his first three months in office than President Barack Obama did, but a new a poll shows that many Trump voters don’t believe as much. A Thursday poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows that 53% of respondents who said they …

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