U.S. Beto O’Rourke met with former President Barack Obama in his Washington D.C. offices this November, just four days before Obama publicly commented that O’Rourke was a “very impressive young man” who reminded him of himself. The meeting and subsequent comments fueled speculation that O’Rourke is preparing for a 2020 presidential run. Less than two weeks after the meeting, former Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer penned an opinion piece comparing Obama and O’Rourke, making the case for the latter's potential ascent to the Democratic nomination. “I have never seen a Senate candidate—including Obama in 2004—inspire the sort of enthusiasm that Beto did in his race,” he wrote, further fueling speculation. President Obama has already met with a number of potential 2020 candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But his public praise of O’Rourke, encouraged by his former senior … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke Meets Barack Obama, but Is His 2020 Ambition to Become President or Joe Biden’s VP?
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close Video Ingraham: Obama's failed reset Comparing Obama and Trump's economic records. The Obamas left the White House almost two years ago. Can you believe it? But they don't want you to forget how awesome they were. Excuse me, are. Well, with Michelle's current rock star-like book tour, the pair's global speech and their deep ties to Hollywood celebs, they are hard to avoid. Tuesday night, Barack Obama visited the Baker Institute at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and he came off as a man who is obsessed with himself and obsessed with taking credit for another guy's (Trump's) success. Here’s just some of what he said: “And by the way, American energy production, you wouldn't always know it but, you know, it went up every year when I was president. And you know that whole, suddenly America is like the biggest oil producer and the biggest -- that was me, people. I just want you to… Sometimes you go to Wall Street and folks … [Read more...] about Laura Ingraham: Barack Obama’s failed reset
Editor’s note: The Illinois bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the bicentennial Dec. 3. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com. A decade ago, he claimed victory in the presidential campaign from Grant Park in Chicago. He announced his run – and later his running mate – on ground trod by Abraham Lincoln at the Old State Capitol. And yes, he also quoted Ronald Reagan on occasion. Barack Obama wasn’t born here, but he chose to live in Illinois and make his reputation within these borders. Although his post-presidency may not – at least for now – feature a Chicago address, his time in Chicago and its politics helped clarify his presidential character to the world and prepare him for the task. So, too, did the world under the Capitol … [Read more...] about Illinois bicentennial: Barack Obama’s early political career helped shape his presidency
ormer Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has released his book, 'My Transition Hours', in which he accused ex-President Barack Obama of U.S of pushing for his defeat in the 2015 Presidential election.President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Jonathan of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had been in power for 16 years. Unveiling the book at his 61st birthday on Tuesday in Abuja, Jonathan said Obama took unusual step by "prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition" in the election. "On March 23, 2015, President Obama himself took the unusual step of releasing a video message directly to Nigerians all but telling them how to vote," Mr Jonathan wrote. "In that video, Obama urged Nigerians to open the "next chapter" by their votes. Those who understood subliminal language deciphered that he was prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition to form a new government." Jonathan said that the message undermined Nigerians and … [Read more...] about News — Then U.S. President, Barack Obama, caused my defeat, says former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
A decade ago, he claimed victory in the presidential campaign from Grant Park in Chicago. He announced his run -- and later his running mate -- on ground trod by Abraham Lincoln at the Old State Capitol. related advertisement Most people know about the Great Chicago Fire, but there's a lot more to Illinois history than that. Native American settlements thousands of years old, the battle over slavery, the transfer of influence from southern to northern Illinois, wars and riots, the gangsters and politicians and artists and athletes that shaped our state -- all are part of a yearlong series of articles to mark Illinois' bicentennial. The Daily Herald and dozens of publications across the state are joining forces on the series, which will continue until Illinois' 200th birthday on Dec. 3. Find previous stories at dailyherald.com/topics/Illinois-Bicentennial/. And, yes, he also quoted Ronald Reagan on occasion.Like fellow Illinois presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Lincoln, … [Read more...] about Illinois 200: Barack Obama’s political career in Illinois helped shape his presidency