Barack Obama

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Obama was harsh against leakers

WASHINGTON  — Barack Obama‘s recent denunciation of President Donald Trump’s treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public when he was president. Obama also made a problematic claim that Republican “sabotage” has cost 3 million people their health insurance. With his return to the political … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Obama was harsh against leakers

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: White House’s selective reading on economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pitched a wildly off-base claim about economic growth Monday as the White House used selective statistics to build a case that the economy is doing much better than when Barack Obama was in office. The attention on Obama comes as the ex-president steps back into the political arena on behalf … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: White House’s selective reading on economy

ANAHEIM, Calif | Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear

ANAHEIM, Calif  — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name during … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif | Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear

ANAHEIM, Calif | The Latest: Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed

ANAHEIM, Calif — The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says it’s disappointing that former President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail criticizing President Donald Trump. Says Pence: “The truth is, the American people in 2016 rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif | The Latest: Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed

ANAHEIM, Calif | Obama to campaign for congressional candidates in California

ANAHEIM, Calif  — Barack Obama is jumping back into campaign-mode with a visit to a once-solid Republican stronghold in California, promoting Democratic congressional candidates and reminding voters of the stakes in the November elections. His appearance Saturday in Orange County comes on the heels of his strongly worded critique of his successor in the White … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif | Obama to campaign for congressional candidates in California

WASHINGTON | McCain funeral speakers expected to include Bush and Obama

WASHINGTON  — Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked the Arizona Republican’s own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McCain funeral speakers expected to include Bush and Obama

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 2 a.m. A former Vietnamese ambassador to Washington, Nguyen Quoc Cuong, says Sen. John McCain played an important role in normalizing relations between the U.S. and the communist country, where he was held prisoner of war for more than five years. Coung … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence says he and wife are praying for McCain

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 8 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he and his wife are praying for Sen. John McCain and his family. The Arizona Republican is suffering from brain cancer and has discontinued medical treatment. In a tweet Saturday night, Pence writes, “Karen and I are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence says he and wife are praying for McCain