Obama said he couldn’t afford to look soft on terrorism as a ‘liberal president,’ but that he ‘took no joy’ in ordering people killed

Obama said he couldn’t afford to look soft on terrorism as a ‘liberal president,’ but that he ‘took no joy’ in ordering people killed

November 17, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List Placement The first drone strike of Barack Obama’s presidency occurred just three days after he was sworn into office.  The strike would typify Obama’s approach to counterterrorism. The Obama administration vastly expanded the US drone program established under former President George W. Bush, using drones for surveillance and targeted killings.  In his new…

Obama says the death of local newspapers makes it difficult for politicians’ ideas to break through and that there’s no longer a ‘common baseline of fact’

Obama says the death of local newspapers makes it difficult for politicians’ ideas to break through and that there’s no longer a ‘common baseline of fact’

November 16, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List Placement Former president Barack Obama said in an interview with The Atlantic published on Monday that the death of local media across the US makes it difficult for politicians to break through in an increasingly polarized national landscape. In a lengthy interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Obama described how he was…

Obama says Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud — and GOP leaders ‘going along with’ them — are a step in delegitimizing democracy and put US on ‘dangerous path’

Obama says Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud — and GOP leaders ‘going along with’ them — are a step in delegitimizing democracy and put US on ‘dangerous path’

November 13, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of mass voter fraud and the GOP leaders that are “going along with” them, during an interview with CBS News on Wednesday. When asked about the impact of the president’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, Obama said, “They appear to be motivated,…