Category Archives: Barack Obama

Report: ‘Anxious’ Obama Considering Issuing a Statement as Bernie Sanders Rises in Polls

Former President Barack Obama is reportedly growing “increasingly anxious” over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) rise in the polls and is considering issuing a statement on the socialist candidate.

Obama Grows ‘Increasingly Anxious’ About 2020 Election, Considers Intervening: Report

A new report says former President Barack Obama is concerned about the recent momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In recent weeks, the democratic socialist has put some distance between himself and the third-place candidate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in most national polls. The results of a…

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Netflix Misses U.S. Subscriber Target for 3rd Straight Quarter After Mocking Christians, Abortion Activism

Netflix disappointed investors when the streaming entertainment giant reported domestic subscriber growth that missed forecasts for the third straight quarter, signaling continued weakness at home as the company supports leftist politics and faces increasing competition from Disney, Apple, and other studios.

Book Bombshell: James Biden’s Firm Got $1.5 Billion in Government Contracts Despite Zero Experience

A firm employing James Biden, the younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, received more than $1.5 billion in government-backed contracts during the Obama administration.

Joy Behar Marks MLK Day with 2 Indefensible Lies About Donald Trump

Leave it to Joy Behar to bring lies into a national holiday. Arguably the shrillest of the shrill panelists on ABC’s “The View,” Behar used Monday’s observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday to bring new publicity to two lies leftists peddle about President Donald Trump. One predates the Trump presidency by years. One dates from…

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Joe Biden’s Brother Frank Bagged $54,000,000 in Taxpayer Loans for His Projects from the Obama Administration—Despite No Experience

Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans to Caribbean nations during the Obama years. 

Joe Biden’s Brother Frank Linked to Projects Receiving $54,000,000 in Taxpayer Loans from the Obama Administration—Despite No Experience

Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans to Caribbean nations during the Obama years. 

Netflix Expresses Interest In Working With Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Post-Megxit

Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s next move be coming to a streaming service near you?!

Apparently, Netflix is just one of the many global companies eyeing up the Sussexes as they prepare to enter their new “financially independent” phase.

Related: Oprah Winfrey Denies Counseling Meghan Markle Over Megxit Strategy

Ted Sarandos, the streaming giant’s chief content officer shared with The Guardian on Saturday:

“Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure.”

We already know the couple is currently working on a mental health-focused docuseries in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+ launching this year, so we’re definitely intrigued to see what they could work on with Netflix!

As we previously reported, an insider revealed to ET the pair is drawing major inspiration from fellow famous couples such as Barack and Michelle Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have each established successful foundations of their own.

Ideally, a “model like the Clintons or Obamas” will allow them to create “meaningful work while making a living.” We’re so here for it!! The confidant explained:

“They need to find a balance where they raise money for their new foundation and have money-making ventures to support themselves.”

ICYMI, a charitable foundation — Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex — is rumored to already be underway after Meg made headway during the holiday season in El Lay. A confidant shared with DailyMailTV in December:

“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives. Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan. She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her. She is plowing much of her time and energy into getting every aspect of the charity ready.”

It seems the Suits alum is making the rounds with many of the major companies! She has reportedly already signed a deal with Disney (there’s some video evidence to back this up) to do voiceover work on a future unnamed project in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders on her behalf instead of taking a paycheck.

What do U think the pair would work on in collaboration with Netflix, Perezcious readers?! We want to hear your thoughts!! Share ’em (below) in the comments!!

[Image via WENN & Netflix/Twitter.]

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These Pics Of Barack & Michelle Obama Will Make You Believe In Love Again!

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will forever be #relationshipgoals!

The former president took to Twitter on Friday to honor his wife on her 56th birthday with a photo booth-style series of sweet pics.

Sharing images of the couple, who first tied the knot in 1992, getting progressively sillier and more adorable with each other, he wrote:

“In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!”

Awww!

The pics show the former FLOTUS hugging her husband and getting a kiss from him. They then take a break for a cool shot where Barack throws up deuces before he pulls his wife into a passionate embrace with his back facing the camera. Michelle endorsed the b-day shout out by giving the post a like on the social site.

Related: Trump Actually Asks Congress To Investigate Obama Netflix Deal!

Ch-ch-check out the overwhelming cuteness (below):

Michelle’s birthday isn’t the only reason they’re beaming of late. Earlier this week, the pair celebrated a major showbiz achievement when the documentary American Factory, which is the first film presented by their production company Higher Ground, landed an Oscar nomination.

Barack celebrated the milestone on Instagram. Under a picture of himself and Michelle posing with the filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, he wrote:

“Oscar nominations came out today and I’m glad to see American Factory’s nod for Best Documentary. I like this film for its nuanced, honest portrayal of the way a changing global economy plays out in real lives. It offers a window into people as they actually are and it’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough. This is exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve through Higher Ground. Congratulations to the incredible filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, and the entire team!”

Yas, Obamas!

Looks like 2020 is already off to a smashing start for America’s favorite pair; it’s no wonder other A-list couples are aspiring to be like them!

By “other A-list couples,” we of course mean Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are said to be hoping to establish a “model like the Clintons or Obamas” that will allow them to create “meaningful work while making a living” post-Megxit. As we reported, an ET insider said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could potentially start producing projects like the Obamas have with Netflix, in addition to their upcoming mental health docu-series for Apple TV.

We don’t think there’s a better famous couple Harry and Meg could draw inspo from! Do U?

[Image via WENN]

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Trump Makes Inroads with Black Voters Through Church Outreach

In the eight years since he became a pastor at First Immanuel Baptist Church, Todd Johnson says he’s seen his congregation’s politics make a subtle shift. The Philadelphia church, which recently hosted a Donald Trump campaign event reaching out to black voters, has “more people now who are more open to voting for someone other…

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Media Celebrate as GAO Says Trump Broke Law, Fail To Mention 7 Times It Nailed Obama Admin

A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday concluded that President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget broke the law when it withheld money from Ukraine. Predictably, the media and others on the left went wild. Tweets from Hollywood stars, supposedly unbiased journalists and even politicians celebrated the news. Mockery of Trump supporters and Republican senators…

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Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law

By Democrats’ and journalists’ standards, President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached for the seven times the GAO found his administration violated federal law.

WaPo in 2014: GAO Ruling Against Obama Nothing More Than ‘Political Talking Point’

The Washington Post rallied behind the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after it released a negative report about the Trump administration’s handling of Ukrainian aid on Thursday. But the outlet brushed off similar findings from the agency in 2014, calling them nothing more than a “political talking point” aimed at the Obama administration.

After the non-partisan agency released a report saying the White House acted illegally when it withheld defense aid to Ukraine, the Post responded with multiple stories lambasting the president.

“The GAO severely rebukes Trump’s Ukraine ploy, undermines his ‘no crime’ defense,” read one piece. “The GAO just said Trump broke the law. It’s another reason impeachment was necessary,” said another.

The outlet was much more forgiving when the GAO ruled against the White House in 2014. When the watchdog group found that the Obama administration broke the law by swapping five Taliban terrorists for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Post downplayed the ruling, saying it would likely become nothing more than a “political talking point.”

“The review handed opponents of President Obama powerful reinforcement of two of their key critiques: that Obama routinely oversteps his executive authority, and that his maneuvers on foreign policy make the country less safe,” the article said. “But the actual effect of the letter from the nonpartisan agency may be only that—that it becomes a political talking point.”

The article went on to analyze past GAO rulings of illegality, concluding that “the substance of the charge has always fallen far short of allegations that the chief executive violated federal legislation.”

Obama responded to the ruling by rejecting the agency’s findings.

“We strongly disagree with GAO’s conclusion, and we reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in 2014.

Trump has yet to respond to the GAO’s ruling directly, but the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pushed back against the report.

“We disagree with GAO’s opinion,” spokesperson Rachel Semmel said. “OMB uses its apportionment authority to ensure taxpayer dollars are properly spent consistent with the president’s priorities and with the law.”

Top Democrats quickly used the GAO’s findings to advance their case for impeaching Trump.

“The president not only undermined our diplomatic relationships for his own personal, political gain—he also broke the law,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). “He must be held accountable or he will continue breaking the law and putting the country at risk.”

The Senate is now beginning a formal impeachment trial centered on Trump’s handling of Ukrainian aid after House Democrats voted to impeach the president on Dec. 18.

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Obama’s CIA, Led by John Brennan, Held Secret Meetings with Stars of Showtime’s ‘Homeland’

The critically acclaimed Showtime series Homeland received secret assistance from the Obama-era Central Intelligence Agency and its then-director John Brennan, according to a new interview with the producers of the show and network executives.

Amy Klobuchar Blames Trump for Situation with Iran Getting Worse

Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) claimed Tuesday during the Democrat presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, that President Donald Trump is to blame for escalating tension with Iran.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Draw Inspo From The Obamas & Clintons For Next Phase!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are (kinda) like any regular couple now!

And that includes figuring out finances together. As you’re likely aware by now, the couple is working to become “financially independent” from the royal family and will be splitting their time between Canada and the U.K. in addition to stepping down from their senior member roles.

Related: Oprah Denies Counseling The Sussexes Over Megixt Strategy

Although we put together a cheeky list of ways the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could earn a living, they are seriously weighing their various options according to an ET insider:

“Biggest argument right now is over money and how things will work. Meghan wants more flexibility to work again and the couple wants to be able to earn a living similar to when Harry was in the military. He felt great fulfillment in his military career.”

Apparently, they are drawing inspiration from other famous pairs including Barack and Michelle Obama or Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have established successful foundations since leaving the White House.

Ideally, a “model like the Clintons or Obamas” will allow them to create “meaningful work while making a living.” The publication says this could mean projects like the Obamas have with Netflix, in addition to their upcoming mental health docuseries for Apple TV.

The source explained:

“They need to find a balance where they raise money for their new foundation and have money-making ventures to support themselves.”

Though an official statement of support was issued out of Buckingham Palace on Monday, there is still much to be discussed, including what percentage of their work is private versus public and how official expenditures will be handled moving forward:

“The couple will be issued a range of options to consider today. Also very much at the heart of the discussions is security costs which the British taxpayer cover for members of the royal family. They will get criticized whatever they do. They will need to be very careful.”

ICYMI, a charitable foundation — Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex — is rumored to already be underway. A confidant shared with DailyMailTV in December:

“Even in her younger years in Hollywood, she wanted to work towards creating an international charity changing lives. Now that she has the platform and profile of being a British royal she can truly build this plan. She sees this foundation as one of the key factors in creating a legacy as a new royal and Harry is right behind her. She is plowing much of her time and energy into getting every aspect of the charity ready.”

We’re ready and excited to see what their next move is!!

[Image via WENN/Avalon & HRC/WENN.]

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Former Obama Campaign Manager Warns President Trump Would Be ‘Excited’ To Run Against Bernie Sanders

Jim Messina, who served as former President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2012, warned in an interview with Politico on Saturday that President Trump would likely love to run against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a general election matchup, due to the senator’s open embrace of socialism