Jimmy Carter framed houses, Ronald Reagan built fences, and George H.W. Bush leapt from airplanes. Post Oval Office, President Obama will return to community organizing. It´ll be a different sort politics and a more dangerous one for Republicans. During his farewell address, an event not unlike the thousands of campaign speeches that defined his career, Obama told an adoring crowd that he´s not going anywhere. One of three explicit promises, the outgoing executive pledged to be "right there with you." At the end of the 2008 election, Obama capped an improbably electoral comeback, declaring victory at Chicago´s Grant Park pavilion.
Comments: What a perfect headline. He´s going remain an obnoxious hack and will continue with his attacks and lies. It´s going to be a nightmare because the media will be more than happy to oblige him anytime he wants to spew forth his bilge. You wouldn´t expect anything less from the low class Obama. He would never observe protocol and go quietly into the night like the majority of presidents have done. I can´t think of any person in my entire life that I have loathed more than him.
Nothing to fear here. He was a failure as an organizer the first time around, couldn´t even get a neighborhood pool built. Without the power of the presidency behind him, he will be just as ineffective.
Oh, he and the Fake News media are fully prepared to attempt to establish a ´shadow government". He will be on the news nearly every night with his critiques of Trumps policies. He will not be going away and will not fade into the night. He will be the media´s de-facto president, and in perpetual narcissist campaign mode. Mark my words. He thinks he´s still relevant and the beacon of hope for everyone.
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Proverbs 6: 16-19
The Obama administration on Wednesday declined to comment on whether U.S. intelligence officials briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump last week on allegations that Russia has collected potentially damaging information about the incoming commander in chief. (Snip) "There´s a discussion of this fake news phenomenon in the report as well," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said of the report produced by the intelligence community. "It´s important to understand that the report that was compiled...goes beyond just the malicious cyberactivity that Russia engaged in." Trump and incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who was also present for last week´s
While we learned earlier that John McCain was responsible for handing over the 35-page "dossier" of compromising, if arguably fake, revelations about Trump´s connections to Russia over to the FBI, the identity of the actual creator, who was said to be an ex-British intelligence service, remained a mystery. No longer. Courtesy of the WSJ, we now know his name: the former MI-6 officer, now working for a private security-and-investigations firm "who produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia" is Christopher Steele, a director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence.... and before readers google
During the confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) argued that putting Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at the end of the witness panels for Sessions’ hearing is “the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus.” Richmond said, “First, I want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels. To have a senator, a House member, and a living Civil Rights legend testify at the end of all of this, is
ABC’s World News Tonight closed out the show Monday evening with a spotlight on President Barack Obama snorkeling off the coast of Hawaii for the National Geographic Channel. Anchor David Muir could barely contain his joy as he led into his report. “Finally tonight here, President Obama taking a dive in a place he helped protect,” he stated, while sounding elated. “They’re images unlike anything we have seen before,” hyped Muir, “A sitting president snorkeling in open waters.” The location the president was swimming in was Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The president expanded the size of the protected monument area through
In an unprecedented move, Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, testified against fellow sitting senator, Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, during his cabinet confirmation hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. "If one is to be attorney general, they must be willing to continue the hallowed tradition in our country of fighting for justice for all, for equal justice for civil rights," Booker said. He went on to say Sessions has demonstrated "hostility" towards those values. (Snip) Booker may seek to divide Republicans by pointing out fundamental ideological differences that Sessions could bring into the next administration. “Democrats will drive a wedge
CNN’s Jake Tapper confirmed today that the Michael Cohen named in the recently released and unverifiable BuzzFeed documents did not visit Russia as the documents claimed. Tapper confirmed on CNN news this morning that the man identified as Cohen in the unverified documents is not the same Michael Cohen who is President-elect Donald Trump’s special counsel. Trump’s Cohen has already denied the claim he visited Russia. (Snip) Tapper also said CNN had earlier declined to report on the allegations because they could not confirm the claims.
Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, and Amy Adams are among the many movie stars who joined in to sing Gloria Gaynor’s 1979 hit “I Will Survive” ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration. The star-studded cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, and Taraji P. Henson, all trade verses on the disco hit, with some ad-libbing their own lines. While Donald Trump’s name is never mentioned, the video is apparently intended to serve as a rallying cry for those still grieving Trump’s election. Directed by W magazine editor Lynn Hirschberg, the video also features vocals from Matthew McConaughey, Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Chris Pine,
Barbra Streisand is standing with Meryl Streep, who used her acceptance speech at Sunday´s Golden Globe Awards to criticize Donald Trump for lacking empathy and infamously mocking a disabled reporter in 2015. A day after Streep delivered her blistering rebuke of the president-elect, Streisand called in to Hardball With Chris Matthews and expressed her solidarity. I thought that [Streep] said what she said beautifully, Streisand remarked. Regarding Trump´s ridiculing of journalist Serge F. Kovaleski 14 months ago, Streisand added, I completely agree with Meryl. It was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, let alone any respectful person. What we need more in this world
Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the documents, which it said were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”.
President Obama, as he concluded his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, called the U.S. Constitution “just a piece of parchment." “Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift,” said Obama. “But it’s really just a piece of parchment.” “It has no power on its own,” he went on. “We the people give it power. We the people give it meaning with our participation and with the choices that we make and the alliances that we forge…” He later said that as he steps down from the presidency, he plans to play an active role in "the most important office in a democracy: citizen."
Hillary Clinton’s political career is probably over, but just because she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump doesn’t mean she wasn’t prepared to win. Axios reporter Mike Allen has revealed Hillary’s list of prospective nominees for important cabinet posts in her administration, and it includes a number of interesting choices. John Podesta, her campaign chairman who accidentally exposed his entire email account to Russian hackers, was listed as the frontrunner to be Hillary Clinton’s secretary of state. Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly also being considered for the position. Facebook executive and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg was in
Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect. The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair - and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published. ´Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,´ he said. ´Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. ´That has been the extent of
The saga over alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections took another sinister turn Tuesday, as it was revealed that U.S. intelligence officials provided President-elect Donald Trump with a charge that the Russians had obtained dirt on him. U.S. officials included a two-page synopsis of ´kompromat´ – Russian for compromising material – as part of their security briefing of Trump on Friday. The material was based on memos compiled by a British intelligence operative who was considered ´credible´ by the U.S. intelligence community, CNN reported. What is believed to be the document itself was published by Buzzfeed, which pointed out
So the website BuzzFeed decided to publish a series of memos that have been floating around for months alleging all kinds of terrible things about Donald Trump. Some of those terrible allegations have to do with efforts to influence the American elections and Trump. Some of them have to do with Trump’s personal sexual conduct. Readers of this newspaper know well not to include me among Trump’s supporters. But the scurrilousness of what BuzzFeed has done here is so beyond the bounds of what is even remotely acceptable it should compel even those most outraged by Trump’s political excesses to come to