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Damon Weaver, Kid Reporter Who Interviewed Barack Obama In 2009, Dies At 23 | National

May 17, 2021
Damon Weaver, who attained national fame after interviewing President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, has died. Candace Hardy, Weaver’s sister, told the Palm Beach Post her brother died of natural causes on May 1. He was 23. Further details about his passing have not been released. Weaver, a communications major at Albany

Michelle Obama urges Trump to make ‘smooth transition of power’

November 17, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama urged President Trump to make a “smooth transition of power” to Joe Biden in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday afternoon. Obama reminisced how she struggled when she and her husband welcomed the Donald and Melania Trump to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017. “Donald Trump had spread

Obama on ’60 Minutes’ tells Trump to ‘put country first,’ concede

November 16, 2020
Former President Barack Obama urged President Trump to put the country first and concede the election to Joe Biden during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night. “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for

Obama nails 3-pointer while on campaign trail for Joe Biden

November 1, 2020
Barack Obama still has game. The former president took time out to shoot some hoops Saturday during a Michigan campaign stop for his one-time Vice President Joe Biden — and hit an impressive, caught-on-video corner shot from the 3-point line, according to CNN. “That’s what I do,” Obama says in a viral video of the

Democrat Biden adds former rival Buttigieg, ex-Obama officials to transition team

September 6, 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Saturday added former Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg, along with senior officials who served under President Barack Obama, to an expanded White House transition team.Biden added four new co-chairs to the team led by his longtime ally Ted Kaufman: New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Obama

Barack Obama did not spend $65K on prostitutes, code-named ‘pizza’ and ‘hotdogs’

August 23, 2020
The claim: Barack Obama spent $65,000 on pizza and hot dogs, which are code names for child prostitutionThe claim about former President Barack Obama has roots in “pizzagate,” a debunked QAnon-esque conspiracy theory spawned during Hillary Clinton’s second presidential campaign. It  alleges that Clinton ran a child sex trafficking ring in the basement of Comet Ping Pong, a

Obama Returns to the DNC With a Chance to Rescue His Legacy From Trump

August 20, 2020
“But he never did,” Mr. Obama said in the excerpts. “He’s shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends, no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality

Michelle Obama delivers epic speech on the opening night of the Democratic convention

August 18, 2020
Good evening, everyone. It’s a hard time, and everyone’s feeling it in different ways. And I know a lot of folks are reluctant to tune into a political convention right now or to politics in general. Believe me, I get that. But I am here tonight because I love this country with all my heart,

Michelle Obama Drops A Truth Bomb And Obliterates Trump

August 18, 2020
Former First Lady Michelle Obama closed out night one of the Democratic convention that destroyed Trump with total honesty. Obama said: So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do

Michelle Obama blames Trump for her ‘low-grade depression’

August 5, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama says she’s suffering from “low-grade depression” in part because of President Trump. “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama