Barack and Michelle Obama-produced Netflix documentary ‘American Factory’ clinches Oscar nod

Kevin Breuninger @KevinWilliamB Published Mon, Jan 13 202010:26 AM EST A documentary created by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s production company scored an Oscar nomination, marking the first time an ex-president has snagged a nod at the Academy Awards. Higher Ground Productions, which aims to create

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Barack Obama Throws All His Weight Behind ‘Issue Of Singular Importance’

12/21/2018 12:51 pm ET By Sara Boboltz Former President Barack Obama has taken to heart one cause above others since leaving the White House: the fight to end gerrymandering. On Thursday he announced that the progressive Organizing for Action group, which formed out of the pieces of Obama’s re-election campaign,

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A Week of American Hate: Bombs Mailed, Black People Executed, Jews Slaughtered

By Andy Campbell and Sebastian Murdock 10/27/2018 07:11 pm ET A man executed two black people at a grocery store, but didn’t engage a white man outside because “whites don’t shoot whites.” A Donald Trump supporter and apparent anti-Semite who looked up to white supremacists sent bombs in the mail

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Obama Rips Trump, GOP In Fiery Speeches for Midwest Democrats

By IVAN MORENO and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns

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U.S. Voter Turnout for the Midterm Elections in November Could Hit a 50-Year High

By Natasha Bach 9:53 AM EDT November could see the highest voter turnout in 50 years, based on a new prediction this week. Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who studies voter turnout, told NPR that turnout this year could be at a rate “that most people have never

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Obama Pushes People to Vote, Says Midterm Elections Can Be ‘More Important than a Presidential Race’

by Diana Stancy Correll  | October 17, 2018 04:10 PM Former President Barack Obama is urging people to vote in the 2018 midterms, and says sometimes these elections that take place between presidential contests are “even more important than a presidential race.” In a new video posted by ATTN: on

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For Black People, Voting Is Just The Beginning Of The Work

Written By David Dennis Barack Obama took the stage for his farewell speech mere days after Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States in 2016. The 44th president tried his best to instill hope and faith in his followers who had been dealt a blow of fear

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