Obama, who came in with a large House majority of his own after his historic 2008 win only to watch it get wiped out in successive elections, will speak to the 67-strong class that has already been challenging leaders on impeachment while pushing forward on taxes and environmental policy.
D.C. is still reeling from last week’s debacle involving Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has made a series of statements many have criticized as anti-Semitic. In 2012, she tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
In February, Omar had tweeted that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” prompting charges she was raising anti-Semitic tropes involving Jews and sinister financial machinations. Two weeks ago, she raised the issue of dual loyalty, and old anti-Semitic canard, before a D.C. crowd: “Nobody ever gets to have the broader debate of what is happening with Palestine. So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
Have you been following Obama’s post-presidency career as a comedian? Well, I have. His most commonly used bit was the claim that he didn’t have any scandals during his presidency. Though his usual audience tends not to laugh but to cheer at this claim, it is easily debunked by anyone who paid attention during that time.
The former president of the United States, who left office two years ago, will speak at the Scotiabank Saddledome on March 5.
Obama, a Democrat, was the first African-American president and served two terms at a time when the country faced economic uncertainty.
Pompeo, while not mentioning Obama by name, said that “it was here, in this city, another American stood before you” and “told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from ideology.”
In a bombshell revelation, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president (2010-2015), has accused the Obama administration of meddling with his nation’s politics in order to replace him with its current president, Muhammadu Buhari — whom many blame for facilitating the persecution of Christians.
This Christmas, there will be fewer Christians celebrating in their homes in the Middle East than ever before.
Before Obama, Nineveh Plains hosted 90,000 Christians. Today, it’s under 40,000.
Nineveh is one of the first cities mentioned in the Bible. The Nineveh Plains are the heartland of Syriac Christianity. But now the plains are barren with ruined churches and deserted homes in formerly Christian towns and cities. And that same story repeats itself across Iraq where 81% of Christians have disappeared.
Why did the Obama Administration drop a huge terror-funding case?
In 2014, I was involved in triggering a federal investigation into Islamic Relief, one of the world’s largest Islamic charities. A criminal case was presented by three government agencies, whereupon the Obama Administration’s Justice Department astounded the agents involved by declining to prosecute. It is time for Congress to demand answers.
A federal special agent with years of counter-terrorism experience noticed my published research into the Islamic Relief charity and asked to meet with me in 2014.
When asked if he believed Obama knew that his appointed CIA chief John Brennan and director of national intelligence (DNI) James Clapper were conducting surveillance on citizens, specifically members of his campaign, Trump said he believed the former president was aware of what they were doing.
Trump responded: ‘Personally, I think he knew. Yeah. Just remember what they did.
‘Let me put it this way: if the shoe were on the other foot, and the same thing happened to him, it would be treason and they’d be locked up for 100 years.’
“I haven’t seen it,” Trump said. “I guess she wrote a book, she got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist that you come up with controversial… well I’ll give you a little controversy back.
Last week brought new revelations regarding Operation Choke Point, the Obama administration’s effort to freeze politically disfavored businesses out of the financial system. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), who helped lead a multi-year effort to shut the program down, highlighted some of theses newest findings and pointed out that stopping Operation Choke Point is not a partisan issue.
Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.
Former President Barack Obama defended his record at a Las Vegas election rally Monday, telling Nevada Democrats to “remember who started” the country’s economic recovery after the Great Recession and accusing President Trump of practicing “corrupt politics.”
President Trump has been in an uphill battle to reverse Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” America. Trump’s successes in the past 20 months in erasing the damage of the Obama’s eight years are well documented. But he has a long way to go based on what we saw in the Kavanaugh hearings.
In an unsurprising turn of events, former President Barack Obama has endorsed three candidates with deep ties to the Democratic Socialists of America. In his second round of endorsements, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Andrew Gillum have been added.