This is the moment a White House spokesperson dodges a question about the Roswell incident - only to be warned: "You're not going to get off easy like that." White House press correspondent April Ryan quizzed press secretary Josh Earnest about the famous incident during a media briefing. It is the second time the spokesman has come under fire from reporters about UFOs in a week. Another White House correspondent, Mark Knoller, had earlier asked Earnest about Area 51 and whether Barack Obama would "beat Hillary Clinton to the punch" by revealing America's secrets about extra-terrestrials. Read more: The questions follow weeks of publicity of the Democratic presidential candidate's pledge to release Government-held UFO files, if she wins the election in November. Earlier this month, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell also asked Hillary Clinton's spokesman Brian Fallon about her being declared the "first ET candidate." Ryan, who is also Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, … [Read more...] about White House evades UFO question as Barack Obama ‘moves close to X-Files revelation’
Barack Obama doesn’t often mention Donald Trump. More than anything else, that has been a constant in his random assortment of public appearances and statements since he left the White House. Even when he has occasionally answered the call from Americans to show leadership during a Trumpian scandal or crisis, Obama has preferred magnanimity, issuing statements exhorting his countrymen to soldier on and praising the goodness of the institutions they must lean on to do so.In a week featuring perhaps the gravest controversy of Trump’s young term, the fallout over his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Obama delivered the apotheosis of that post-presidency form. His speech Tuesday in Johannesburg, at South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, was the most important moment of his career as a not-so-elder statesman. It was a marathon address that outlined a grand theory of liberalism and skewered Trump’s recent moves without once saying the man’s … [Read more...] about Barack Obama Still Doesn’t Understand Donald Trump
At a moment when many of his former voters believe that America is facing a genuine democratic crisis, former President Barack Obama has been largely silent about what is happening in American politics. Other than a handful of appearances—an interview with David Letterman in a new Netflix show, or an oral history project at MIT—he insists on following protocol and tradition for former presidents, resisting the temptation to jump back into the political fray.For the past year, President Trump has worked with the Republican Congress to dismantle crucial parts of Obama’s legacy, including affordable health care, progressive taxation, climate-change regulation, oversight of the financial system, and immigration reform. Discussions of Medicare and Medicaid cuts surfacing in recent weeks suggest that an effort to roll back Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society might be next.That, in itself, is not unusual—when control of the White House switches hands, presidents often … [Read more...] about Where Is Barack Obama?
EX-PRESIDENT Barack Obama believes Donald Trump is "nothing but a bull*****", according to reports. Obama allegedly gave his frank assessment to two friends during election night in November, according to People magazine. Asked if Obama’s opinion has changed since Trump assumed power, one of the sources said: “Well, it hasn’t gotten any better.” Trump is currently accused of leaking classified information to Russian diplomats. This followed a report that he asked then-FBI chief James Comey to stop a probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But the President has reacted to the crisis by moaning about the media’s coverage of his leadership. A third source close to Obama told the magazine that the former president is “deeply concerned with what he’s seen”. They said: “But he’s also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren’t just watching it happen but engaging with neighbours and elected … [Read more...] about Barack Obama reveals how he REALLY feels about President Donald Trump
The case against casting a ballot for the president -- even if you think he's better than Mitt RomneyReutersTell certain liberals and progressives that you can't bring yourself to vote for a candidate who opposes gay rights, or who doesn't believe in Darwinian evolution, and they'll nod along. Say that you'd never vote for a politician caught using the 'n'-word, even if you agreed with him on more policy issues than his opponent, and the vast majority of left-leaning Americans would understand. But these same people cannot conceive of how anyone can discern Mitt Romney's flaws, which I've chronicled in the course of the campaign, and still not vote for Obama.Don't they see that Obama's transgressions are worse than any I've mentioned?I don't see how anyone who confronts Obama's record with clear eyes can enthusiastically support him. I do understand how they might concluded that he is the lesser of two evils, and back him reluctantly, but I'd have thought more people on the left would … [Read more...] about Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama