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Coronavirus and politics, are they mutually exclusive or not?
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Coronavirus and politics, are they mutually exclusive or not?

Cautionary cries to stop politicising the global pandemic are reaching a cacophonous crescendo around the world, but in those very same cries, there is an inescapable irony, a touch of a disingenuous cheek, if you will. When politicking has navigated the very course of the public health crisis, from the beginning to where it currently stands today, at a point of total uncertainty and complete and utter chaos in some respects, it stands to reason to assume the public health crisis is anything but not political.  Whether it is the politicisation of expertise, political point-scoring between opposing parties in government, or politically driven virus-mandated edits, politics is front-and-centre on every national front as it leads the fight against the novel coronavirus that is wr...
95 people in America just got their sentences commuted thanks to Obama
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95 people in America just got their sentences commuted thanks to Obama

As part of an "end of the year" push by the U.S president. According to statements from the White House, Obama reportedly "commuted" the sentences of more than 95 people and pardoned 2 more as an overall lead-in to his ladder push to alleviate overcrowding in American prisons. The commutes come from those who only have minor sentences, and non-violent charges. The two pardons, however, are a little different. One stems from a counterfeit case, and, the other stems from a bank fraud case.
Read it and Weep: Obama’s Year End “Speech” and 2016 Promises
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Read it and Weep: Obama’s Year End “Speech” and 2016 Promises

The end of the year is here, and, U.S President Barack is marking such an occasion with his year end speech and press conference. In the "promises" he laid out during the conference -- he hoped to further push his "agenda"; Obamacare program, and various other sentiments that touched to the "tumultuous" year that was 2015. "In 2016, I'm going to leave it all out on the field," he said. "Wherever there's an opportunity, I'm going to take it." he said during the speech. Among the "highlights" of the roundabout of Obama's last year in office, at least, according to Obama... The Supreme Court  ruling legalizing gay marriage across the board; legitimate updates to the No Child Left Behind Act, and  increased diplomatic relations with Iran and Cuba.
Trump:  No end to terror until Obama “Gets the he** out”
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Trump: No end to terror until Obama “Gets the he** out”

And well we won't disagree or agree with those sentiments.  In new interviews over the weekend, Donald Trump held back nothing in citing Obama as the reason many of the recent terror attacks have taken place (i.e Paris, San Bernandino, etc). "Until he admits that this is a problem, we're never gonna solve the problem," Trump told Face the Nation, via Politico. "But he's only gonna be there, fortunately, a little bit more than a year. Because the problem will get solved when he gets the hell out." "You have people that have to be tracked," he says. "If they're Muslims, they're Muslims."
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The Obama Family is coming to Netflix in exclusive deal: Reports

Looks like the world will get a whole lot more Obama in their lives. According to several reports,  Michelle & Barack Obama, are reportedly headed for Netflix in an exclusive production deal.   Several reports claim that the former First Couple, will, sign a $500m deal  to bring some of their much beloved content to the silver screen. What the shows won't do? Per reports,  the shows will not use their platform to attack conservatives or get combative with Donald Trump.  They instead, will, be used as platforms to enrich the lives of others. Meanwhile, Netflix is set to win-big from the new deal. Netflix apparently hopes that this will draw in  the new hungry crowd for informative television in an era  destined by fake news in the United States.
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The Obama’s are headed to the National Art Gallery

For the first time in history, the Smithsonian has not only paid up to have both Michelle and Barack Obama put into the National Art Gallery  for their first portraits. But, what's  interesting is that the artist behind the portraits is  African American.  A first for any portrait in the history. Kehinde Wiley, will reportedly paint  former president Barack Obama.  Wiley,  was personally requested by Barack Obama while Michelle will be  painted by someone else.
Barack Obama to make first public appearance post-presidency in Chicago
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Barack Obama to make first public appearance post-presidency in Chicago

The long awaited return of Barack Obama, is, officially here.  According to The New York Times,  Obama, is set to return to politics on Monday with an anticipated speech in Chicago. The speech kicks off a string of paid speeches and gigs across the country, as Obama, hopes to drum up a career post presidency. His underhanded silence on inauguration will come to a quick end over the next four weeks, as, his supporters in the United States desperately hope for the former US leader to come directly at Donald Trump over the asinine comments he's made recently. But that likely won't happen. The Times notes that friends of Obama have noted that "he believes there is only one President at a time".
Obama ends controversial  Cuban immigration policy
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Obama ends controversial Cuban immigration policy

Simply known as "The Wet Foot Policy" President Barack Obama has reportedly announced that in America, Cubans, will be so easily to immigrate no more.  "The Wet Foot Policy" was enacted in the 1990's by then US President Bill Clinton as means of a more liberal immigration policy. Over the next two decades,  the policy would allow thousands of Cubans fleeing Cuban soil for America the right to stay indefinitely even without VISA papers. Now? Not so much. While political asylum remains an option for everybody,  easy immigration from Cuba is harder than ever before.  
Obama, Black Lives Matter, sued for inciting race war
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Obama, Black Lives Matter, sued for inciting race war

The white people are at it again, and, this time, hiding behind federal lawsuits claiming the President of the United States willfully incited a race war with the help of The Black Lives Matter movement. In the suit, Dallas police sergeant Larry Klayman apparently argues that both parties have knowingly appropriated and urged their supporters to enact violence against others. Specifically white people and law enforcement officials. Klayman is seeking $500m in damages and "hopes that the suit will each this country that law enforcement must be respected".
PHOTOS:  U.S President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle storm magazine covers
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PHOTOS: U.S President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle storm magazine covers

It's their final term in the White House, and, The Obama's are going out in fashionable style. Appearing on dual covers for Essence and In Style Magazine, the first couple appears as glamorous as ever. The first couple is set to leave the White House for the first time in 8 years come the general election in November.   Pick up a copy of the mag(s) on stands now to see what the Obama's have planned next for their lives.
President Barack Obama’s Emotional Stance On Gun Control
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President Barack Obama’s Emotional Stance On Gun Control

Gun control is a topic that consumes the minds of a lot of people. With increased violence from gun shootings around the United States, many people wonder what local authorities and government are doing to solve this growing problem. It seems that guns continue to reach the hands of those that would do others harm far too often. Well, this is a concern not just for the American public, but for the President of the United States as well. President Obama is not known for his whimsical sunny personality in public, but when it comes to guns, specifically gun violence, his emotional side comes to life. In October of 2015 president Obama said with utter frustration and disbelief, “we've become numb to this,” after reports of yet another mass tragedy due to gun violence came to light. That day,...
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