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In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama's scheduled speech to the Democratic National Convention fell on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most iconic speech. While preparing, the usually composed Obama was overcome with emotion. [Read More]
2013 – death of Van Cliburn, American pianist. Harvey Lavan 'Van' Cliburn Jr. (July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the inaugural quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow during the Cold War.[1][2] His mother, an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, discovered him playing at age three and mimicking one of her students. She arranged for him to start taking lessons.[1] He developed a rich, round tone and a singing voice-like phrasing, having been taught from the start to sing each... [Read More]
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When the Tea Party spread across the nation promising to stop President Barack Obama, it was a grassroots movement. Now that progressives are doing much the same with President Donald Trump, it is the work of hired thugs. [Read More]
I would like to get something clarified. When Barack Obama was president, he would produce legislation for Congress to enact. In cases where he could not get the Republican-controlled Congress to pass his legislation, he would issue an executive order. [Read More]
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Since they now control the White House and Congress, Republicans are under pressure to fulfill their pledg... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.Since they now control the White House and Congress, Republicans are under pressure to fulfill their... [Read More]
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What do you do after finishing a job where you helped shape federal policy and occasionally ran into the leader of the free world?For Karen Diver, fresh off a 14-month gig as President Barack Obama's special assistant for Native American affairs, it's something completely new: teaching. [Read More]
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[...] the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans in the House and Senate will be closely watching the prime-time address for guidance, marching orders or any specifics Trump might embrace on health care or taxes, areas where some of his preferences remain a mystery. Congressional Republicans insist they are working closely with the new administration as they prepare to start taking votes on health legislation, with the moment finally upon them to make good on seven years of promises to repeal and replace... [Read More]
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The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future.Over its 11-year history, the council has come in for criticism, including allegations that it has, at times, been co-opted by rights abusers who push resolutions attacking their geopolitical rivals, with genuine rights issues marginalised.But the 47-member panel has had successes -- thanks to support from Barack Obama's administration which held a seat on the council for most of his eight-year term, civil society groups say. Many of... [Read More]
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President Trump has historically low job approval About half of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while only a quarter say that lawmakers should not probe the issue, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll.The new poll confirms what other major surveys have shown: Trump starts his administration with less support than any president in the... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. [Read More]
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Barack Obama might be running for office again! But not in the United States. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.        ... [Read More]
Noozhawk.com delivers local breaking news, local sports, schools, nonprofits, obituaries, business, arts and entertainment, calendar, local opinions and more. [Read More]
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Glenn McCoy editorial political opinion cartoon about former Democrat President Barack Obama for Feb. 27, 2017. [Read More]
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Do you remember when former Presidents of the United States served their 1-2 terms and retired? Our former President, Barack Obama has chosen to NOT give the American people a... [Read More]
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Surprise! Progressives think Barack Obama walks on water, but his term in office was regarded poorly in a number of key areas. [Read More]
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A project to measure Palestinian "citizen satisfaction" regarding U.S. aid, launched five weeks before Barack Obama's departure from the White House, remains on track and will cost U.S. taxpayers millions to carry out. On a related issue, a plan in which U.S. taxpayers will pay companies to publicize the U.S. aid given to the Palestinians was launched shortly... [Read More]
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Chelsea Clinton continues to shine on Twitter. On Saturday she tweeted out her disgust at the &qout;Birther&qout; attacks on Barack Obama during his time in office. An all time favorite tweet. Favorite meaning most appreciated, not meaning like-b/c still outraged anyone tried to &qout;birther&qout; President Obama... [Read More]
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A month out of the White House, and Barack Obama is still looking for work. Fortunately, there may be a France in his future. A group of merry pranksters in Paris is circulating a petition to get him on the ballot as a candidate for president in the round of elections beginning in April. [Read More]
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Jake Tapper slammed Sean Spicer for complaining that two New York Times journalists got his birthplace wrong, reminding him sharply of the Barack Obama birther theory. [Read More]
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