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Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service

May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Ma...

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

MCT Campus

March 24, 2020

Exhale: Michelle Obama is lending her voice of reason to the ongoing conversation surrounding the coronavirus crisis. On Sunday, the former first lady joined the growing chorus of public figures weighing in on the pandemic via social media by sharing some healthy tips as to how to navigate this unsettlin...

Who pays when Obama travels to criticize Republicans?

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on a plan to close Guantanamo Bay in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (Aude Guerrucci/Sipa USA/TNS)

January 19, 2016

By Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama travels on official business this election year — even if he delivers an overtly partisan speech bashing Republicans — the costs will largely be paid for by the taxpayers. The Democratic Par...

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline, citing no meaningful boost to economy

Map locating the proposed path of the Keystone pipeline.

November 9, 2015

By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, moving to bolster his environmental legacy after reviewing for seven years what has become the nation’s most heated political dispute over climate change, jobs and...

New proposal by Obama calls for scaling back of standardized-testing prep

October 26, 2015

By Richard A. Serrano Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration executed a significant about-face in its education policy Saturday, calling for a cap on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests. The move comes amid growing opposition from teachers an...

Figure it Out, Mr. President

Figure it Out, Mr. President

Joe Lose

February 6, 2015

The savages of ISIS continue to bring their brand of radical Muslim terror across the middle east.  These pathetic excuses for humans are beheading, shooting, burning, and burying people alive, all in the name of Islam.  You won't hear our President admit that, though.  His entire administration refuses...

More Like “NObamacare.” None For Me, Thanks!

Joe Lose, Writer

March 27, 2014

With only four days left until the individual mandate deadline for Obamacare...  Oh, I'm sorry, Nancy Pelosi.  We're not supposed to say "Obamacare" anymore, are we?  But we'll get to that later.  The individual mandate for Obamacare states you must sign up and pay for health insurance.  Doesn't...

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

February 22, 2014

By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday even as China warned that the meeting would hurt the relationship between the two nations. Obama spoke to the Dalai Lama for ne...

Ask Angela : The Truth About Hockey, Music, Obama, and Girls

Ask Angela : The Truth About Hockey, Music, Obama, and Girls

Ask Angela

February 13, 2014

Dear Captain Quantrill, Yes, I see you are full of burning questions. First of all I don’t actually follow The Olympics, or even hockey for that matter, but seeing that the U.S., Russia, Finland, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland have all won their first match, I’d say they have a good chance of...

Advocates On Each Side Of Pot Debate Pressure Obama To Take Stand

Marijuana

February 6, 2014

By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — With more than half of all federal prisoners serving time on drug charges, the Obama administration says it’s time to free more low-level drug offenders. “This is where you can help,” Deputy Attorney General James Col...

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