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Jeff Mason
Voter Fraud

Despite No Evidence, Trump Stands By Outrageously False Voter Fraud Belief

State officials in charge of the Nov. 8 election have said they found no evidence of widespread voter fraud and there is no history of it in U.S. elections. Even House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the most senior Republican in Congress, said he had seen no evidence to back up Trump’s claims.

January 24, 2017

President Obama Surprises Vice President Biden With Medal Of Freedom

President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional ceremony. Biden, who was unaware that the ceremony would take place, became visibly moved when Obama said he would bestow on him the highest civil honor in the United States.

January 12, 2017
Obama onstage for his farewell with wife Michelle and daughter Malia

Yes We Can: Obama Defends American Values In Emotional Farewell

Obama emphasized his positions had not changed and said his efforts to end the use of torture and close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo represented U.S. values. “That’s why I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans,” he said in a pointed reference to his successor.

January 11, 2017
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered farewell address praising diversity

In Emotional Valediction, First Lady Praises America’s ‘Glorious’ Diversity

“If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition: the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth,” the First Lady said in her farewell address.

January 8, 2017
Obama, Chicago, Farewell speech

Obama To Deliver Farewell Address In Chicago On January 10

Obama, noting that the first president of the United States, George Washington, had penned a farewell address in 1796, said he would deliver his speech in his hometown of Chicago.

January 2, 2017
Japan, Shinzo Abe, Obama, Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Offers ‘Everlasting Condolences’ At Pearl Harbor

Abe and Obama commemorated the dead at the USS Arizona Memorial, built over the remains of the sunken battleship. Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial, a centerpiece of the historic site.

December 27, 2016
Obama calls for review on election hacking

Obama Orders Review Of Election-Related Hacking

President Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office.

December 9, 2016
Fed Policies

Clinton Slams Trump For Commenting On Fed Policies

“You should not be commenting on Fed actions when you are either running for president or you are president,” Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane. “Words have consequences. Words move markets. Words can be misinterpreted.”

September 7, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk back to the Oval Office after a statement following the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and others, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, September 12.2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Coming Full Circle, Obama Hits The Campaign Trail For Clinton

“(He) has developed a deep appreciation for her toughness under fire and her commitment to a set of values that the president shares… Those values are principally the reason the president believes that she is the best person to succeed him,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

July 5, 2016
The United States flag decorates the side of a guard tower inside of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Camp VI at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Exclusive: Obama Administration Not Pursuing Executive Order To Shut Guantanamo – Sources

Without executive action, the chances of closing the prison would hinge on convincing a resistant Congress to overturn a long-standing ban on bringing possibly dozens of remaining prisoners to maximum-security prisons in the United States.

June 13, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama throws flowers in the River Plate while visiting with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) the Parque de la Memoria (Remembrance Park) where they honored victims of Argentina's Dirty War on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that initiated that period of military rule, in Buenos Aires, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Obama Honors Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Victims; Faults U.S. On Human Rights

Obama said the United States was too slow to condemn human rights atrocities during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship as he honored victims of the “Dirty War” on Thursday.

March 25, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Soft Shoe Diplomacy: Obama Dances The Tango At Argentine State Dinner

Getting back to the other side of the dance floor, Obama stopped to wave at the dinner guests as if to conclude. But his partner would have none of it.

March 24, 2016

Blame Me For Trump? No Way, Says Obama

“I have been blamed by Republicans for a lot of things, but being blamed for their primaries and who they’re selecting for their party is novel.”

March 10, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama looks up during the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage

Obama Scolds Senate Republicans For Supreme Court Threat

“I’m amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there.”

February 16, 2016