Barack Obama

Donald Trump blasts Obama for ‘wiretap’ of Trump Tower during campaign

President Trump on Saturday accused former President Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower during the campaign, saying he was targeted with “Nixon/Watergate” and “McCarthyism” tactics. The president’s tweets follow reports that the Obama administration asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in October 2016 to approve a wire tap of Trump Tower. “Terrible! […]

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This Graphic Shows How Much Obama Raised Your Power Bill

The average American’s electric bill has gone up 11 percent since President Barack Obama took office, according to an analysis of government data by The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF). West Virginia, saw the biggest increase in electricity prices since Obama was elected. The average state electricity price rose from 7.27 cents per kilowatt-hour in […]

Congress Set to Overturn Obama Gun Control Rule

Congress is poised to unravel one of the Obama administration’s midnight regulations that could prevent certain Social Security disability beneficiaries from buying guns. The Social Security Administration finalized a rule just before Christmas 2016 in which it would send information of recipients of disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income to the Justice Department’s National Instant […]

Trump’s Nominees Face ‘Unprecedented’ Democrat Obstructionism

President Donald Trump starts his first full week in the White House with just two Cabinet secretaries confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That’s the lowest number in decades and a sharp contrast from President Barack Obama. The Washington Post called the Democrats’ tactics “an unprecedented break with Senate tradition.” Trump’s picks have fared worse than […]

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OBAMA’S LEGACY: 8 Years, 3,000 Regulations And 8 Trillion In Debt

President Obama’s time in the White House is ended, and after eight years, his administration has imposed more than 3,000 regulations and added nearly $8 trillion to the national debt. Obama started his presidency on a wave of optimism, working with a Democratic-controlled Congress to pass a $831 billion stimulus package, financial reform and a […]

One Of Trump’s Favorite Punching Bags Will Swear Him In On Friday

One Of Trump’s Favorite Punching Bags Will Swear Him In On Friday One of President-elect Donald Trump’s favorite punching bags, Chief Justice John Roberts, will swear him in as president during Friday’s inauguration. Marcia Coyle at the National Law Journal put together a list of every time the president-elect has hurled aspersions at the chief, […]

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Obama Isn’t Planning to Be as Silent as Bush in Post-Presidency

President Barack Obama says he appreciated George W. Bush’s silence during his eight years in office. Now, as the current president prepares for life outside the White House, his aides have given mixed messages about just how political Obama will be during the Trump administration. Obama has said speaking out on policy won’t be his […]

Obama Will Let Chelsea Manning Out Of Prison 29 Years Early

President Barack Obama will commute the majority of Chelsea Manning’s sentence, The New York Times reports. Manning will be released May 17, 2017 instead of her scheduled release in 2045. Manning was convicted and sentenced in 2013 for releasing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. The cables caused an international diplomatic embarrassment of […]

Obama issuing record number of ‘midnight’ regulations: Study

President Obama has issued 145 “midnight” regulations with a cost of more than $21 billion since the election of Donald Trump, the most by a lame-duck president in a generation, a study has found. The conservative American Action Forum said Thursday that Mr. Obama’s rules, issued from Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 of last year, […]

Trump Destroys Obama In Head-To-Head Poll

President-elect Donald Trump beat President Barack Obama in a head-to-head poll published Wednesday by Morning Consult. The poll asked the question: who would win (?) and was released shortly after Obama expressed confidence that he would win in a race against Trump instead of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump led the poll, earning 45 percent […]

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Obama building walls for President-Elect Trump

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2017 – Two days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, he met with President Obama, who declared that his number one priority for last few months in office would be to ensure a smooth transition of power. His actions since then have been just the opposite. Obama has worked instead to […]

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

WASHINGTON — As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million — though that […]

Obama enrages Israel on way out the door

(Video: Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells CNN: “Obama was wrong, Trump was right.”) WASHINGTON – Israeli officials are furious with President Obama for allowing the U.N. to pass a resolution Friday calling for the limiting of the Jewish state to the borders it had before the 1967 war. Critics say the move effectively strips […]

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