Democrats Pound Their Message: To Oust Trump, You Must Vote
2020 Elections
Democrats Pound Their Message: To Oust Trump, You Must Vote

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention as she embraced her historic role as the... Read More

Moderates Who Flipped House in '18 Prominent in First Slate of Obama Endorsements
2020 Elections
Moderates Who Flipped House in '18 Prominent in First Slate of Obama Endorsements
2020-08-03 21:07:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Moderates who flipped the House of Representatives to Democratic control after the 2018 election figure prominently in former President Barack Obama's first slate of endorsements for the 2020 elections. Obama endorsed 118 candidates in 17 states, announcing his... Read More

Obama to Appear In His First Virtual Fundraiser for Joe Biden
2020 Elections
Obama to Appear In His First Virtual Fundraiser for Joe Biden
2020-06-16 16:13:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama is making his fundraising debut for Joe Biden next week, appearing at an online event aimed at reaching thousands of small-dollar donors Biden, who was Obama's vice president, announced the fundraiser via Twitter Monday... Read More

Obama Steps Out as Nation Confronts Confluence of Crises
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Obama Steps Out as Nation Confronts Confluence of Crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing... Read More

Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President
2020 Elections
Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President
2020-04-14 20:39:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, re-entering the political fray after months of maintaining his neutrality. The former president's endorsement came a day after Biden's last remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gave his endorsement... Read More

Obama Asks TV Stations to Take Down Anti-Biden Ads Using His Voice
2020 Elections
Obama Asks TV Stations to Take Down Anti-Biden Ads Using His Voice

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former President Barack Obama asked TV stations Wednesday to stop airing ads featuring his voice over on-screen attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden. The ads, which aim to depress African American votes in Saturday’s South Carolina... Read More

Timetable for Obama Presidential Center’s Groundbreaking Uncertain
2020 Elections
Timetable for Obama Presidential Center’s Groundbreaking Uncertain

CHICAGO — The project has gained Chicago City Council approval, many of the architectural drawings of the Obama Presidential Center have been drafted and refined and a collective of contractors has been hired to build the campus. But nearly four... Read More

Obama Tells Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ and Focus on Trump
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Obama Tells Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ and Focus on Trump

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed to Democrats to “chill out” about their differences during the presidential nomination race and focus instead on beating President Donald Trump. “There will be differences,” he said, but they are minor compared with... Read More

Obama Takes On Partisan Gerrymandering With New Initiative
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Obama Takes On Partisan Gerrymandering With New Initiative

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama announced a new initiative this week aimed at ending partisan gerrymandering. In one of his first public political actions since he left the White House, Obama on Monday unveiled Redistricting U on Twitter as... Read More

Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules
Climate
Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules
2019-08-13 22:58:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A coalition of 22 states and seven major cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday in a bid to prevent it from dismantling an Obama-era regulation that established national limits on the carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. In... Read More

Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap
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Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap

Joe Biden remains the top choice among Democratic voters in states that will hold early presidential primary and caucus contests in 2020, as four main contenders emerged as the top tier of the large field, a new CBS News poll... Read More

Former Representative Ellen Tauscher, Giant in the House, Dies at 67
In The News
Former Representative Ellen Tauscher, Giant in the House, Dies at 67
2019-05-01 02:56:48
by Dan McCue

Former congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who later distinguished herself as a senior arms-control advisor to President Barack Obama, has died. Tauscher died late Monday night at the age of 67. Her family announced her passing in a Facebook post, stating she... Read More

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