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Mr Obama responded : “There are only so many tables where you can put busts otherwise it starts looking a little cluttered” External link

standard Friday, January 22, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Aussies and Americans like you have stood together since World War I, the war in which so much of your national character was born," "Now, here in Darwin and northern Australia, we'll write the next proud chapter in our alliance" External link

abc-au Friday, January 22, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “has to be that you think the multiplier in 2021 is really small” External link

economist Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard," External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard," "Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend," External link

independent-UK Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about George W Bush ) : "I disagreed with just about every one of George W Bush's major policy decisions, but I'd come to like the man, finding him to be straightforward, disarming, and self-deprecating in his humour," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr Martin Luther King Jr,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

pressandjournal Monday, January 18, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

chesterfirst Monday, January 18, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The PIC called upon Americans to serve their communities across the US. With much of the world watching what will be one of the most important US inaugurals ever, we want to show that the new beginning for the United States will be global," External link

AsiaOne Monday, January 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Monday, January 11, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

csmonitor Friday, January 8, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 8, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

msn-uk Friday, January 8, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

thecourier Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

pressandjournal Friday, January 8, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

dailyecho Friday, January 8, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “history will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I’ve been heartened to see many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia who’ve refused to be intimidated and have discharged their duties honorably. We need more leaders like these — right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It’s up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “Their fantasy narrative has spiralled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments,” “Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped into a violent crescendo” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth – that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20," External link

9news Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about John Lewis ) : “My friend John Lewis is surely smiling down on his beloved Georgia this morning, as people across the state carried forward the baton that he and so many others passed down to them,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “Democrats in Georgia and across the country should feel good today,” “But the past four years show us that even outside of election season — and outside of races that garner national attention — we’ve got to remain engaged in civic life” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “In recent years, our institutions, our democracy, and truth itself have been greatly tested by those who’ve chosen to prioritize personal gain or political ambition over our democratic principles,” “And even a good election will not eliminate those threats” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "My friend John Lewis is surely smiling down on his beloved Georgia this morning, as people across the state carried forward the baton that he and so many others passed down to them," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Raphael Warnock ) : “You don’t find a lot of people in Washington like Rev Warnock,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama asked : “Did no one come to his birthday party as a kid?” External link

nytimes Monday, January 4, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "Today, Valentino travels extensively to share his story and promote the need for criminal justice reform. And thankfully, for me and for so many others, he continues to draw," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I would have liked to have seen more new faces,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People intuitively don’t want to kill people, unless they’re a psychopath,” External link

washtimes Monday, December 21, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “That doesn’t mean that those flows cannot be adequately handled with a comprehensive set of policies that are quite different from Trump’s,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Jim Crow ) : “If all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic in order to secure the God-given right of every American then that is what we should do,” External link

washtimes Monday, December 14, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People need to understand that this vaccine is safe,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “The big plans aren’t going to happen, but I do think that there might be some areas of cooperation,” External link

csmonitor Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The special election in Georgia is going to determine, ultimately, the course of the Biden presidency and whether Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can deliver legislatively all the commitments they made," "Anybody listening right now, you need to realise this is not just about Georgia. This is about America and this is about the world," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything," External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “If the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything,” External link

nytimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You’ve got two candidates in Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff who have shown themselves repeatedly to operate at the highest levels of integrity, and let’s face it you have two incumbent Senators who in the midst of the worst public health crisis any of us have seen over our lifetimes, we know, were first and foremost worried about their stock portfolio,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “That alone should motivate, I hope, the people of Georgia to say we want somebody in there that cares about us, that is thinking about us and that is working for us every day,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Senate is a place, where even with a big majority it is tough to get legislation through, and if you don’t have a majority if the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything,” “The promise of the Biden presidency and the Harris Vice presidency rests on their ability to have a cooperative posture with Congress,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Anthony Fauci ) : "If Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunise you from getting Covid, absolutely, I'm going to take it," "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so people know that I trust this science, and what I don't trust is getting Covid" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 4, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore. And they’re the reason why we don’t have a whole bunch of kids dying from measles, and smallpox and diseases that used to decimate entire populations and communities” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting COVID, absolutely, I’m going to take it” External link

washtimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I promise you that when it's been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it," External link

bbc Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Donald Trump ) : “If there are some in the hip-hop community who are constantly rapping about bling and depicting women in a certain way, and then they hear Donald Trump basically delivering the same version of it, they might say, ‘Yeah, that guy, that’s what I want. That’s what I want to be,’ ” External link

washtimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore. And they’re the reason why we don’t have a whole bunch of kids dying from measles, and smallpox and diseases that used to decimate entire populations and communities” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Anthony Fauci ) : “If Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe and can immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely I’ll take it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” “I may end up taking it on T.V. or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting Covid” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it’s not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan, like 'defund the police'. " External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : "The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "you lost a big audience the minute you say it" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "you lost a big audience the minute you say it" External link

bbc Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it’s not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan, like ‘defund the police’,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The Democratic National Convention I thought was really successful considering the pandemic, and really used technology wisely,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If you believe, as I do, that we should be able reform the criminal justice system so that it's not biased and treats everyone fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan like 'defund the police' but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," "But if you instead say, 'let's reform the police department,' so that everyone's being treated fairly, divert young people from getting into crime, and if there's a homeless guy, can maybe we send a mental health worker there instead of an armed unit ... suddenly a whole bunch of folks who might not otherwise listen to you are listening to you," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Jon Ossoff ) : “Jon Ossoff has dedicated his career to fighting injustice,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Jon Ossoff ) : "Jon Ossoff has dedicated his career to fighting injustice," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “On a given day, I might read about terrorist cells in Somalia or unrest in Iraq or the fact that the Chinese or Russians were developing new weapons systems,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama concludes : “We ended up satisfying no one,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama tells : "the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidencya time of dramatic transformation and turmoil," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 27, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump. "But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages, they think that's less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Joseph Biden ) : "Joe's going to be great. Kamala's going to be great," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama agreed : "And have experience, and have read about stuff, and know where countries are. It's great," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama conceded : "That's the frustration. This would have been hard for anyone. I mean, you see even people like [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel, who is herself a scientist, exemplary - but you've still seen some spikes in Germany," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Look, I think he's in a good position to make the effort. That fact that he won is indicative of the message he sent of wanting to unify the country," "I do think people are exhausted by this World Wrestling Federation, constant cage match, and people want to feel like a day passes without being dominated by something crazy coming out of the White House" External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama admitted : "Yeah. Yeah, it was a concern," "And were those concerns borne out over the next four years?" External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "This would have been hard for anyone," External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama concludes : “We ended up satisfying no one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Stephen Colbert ) : “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You’re seeing a team develop that I have great confidence in” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Navy Seals ) : "Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig him out," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about George W Bush ) : "When I came in, we were in the middle of a big crisis: the financial crisis," "George W. Bush -- he and I had obviously big policy differences -- but he's a good man. He is a patriot. And he ordered everybody on his team to work seamlessly with us on the transition" External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Navy Seals ) : "Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig him out," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about George W Bush ) : "When I came in, we were in the middle of a big crisis: the financial crisis," "George W. Bush he and I had obviously big policy differences but he's a good man. He is a patriot. And he ordered everybody on his team to work seamlessly with us on the transition" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States" "Kamala Harris is going to be the next vice president" External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

independent-UK Friday, November 20, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama observes : "self-effacing technocrat who'd won the people's trust not by appealing to their passions but bringing about higher living standards and maintaining a well-earned reputation for not being corrupt" External link

yahoo-au Friday, November 20, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : "I want to salute the work of the Booker Prize Foundation to encourage people to read more fiction and promote the art of reading for the public benefit" External link

themirror Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama adds : “I’ve only watched the tape of my 2004 convention speech once all the way through,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I said yes – I’d meet with any world leader if I thought I could advance US interests … you would have thought I said the world was flat,” “A bunch of candidates punched, accusing me of being naive, insisting that a meeting with the American president was. privilege to be earned … [I] was convinced I was right, particularly on the more general principle that America shouldn’t be afraid to engage in adversaries or push for diplomatic solutions to conflict” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Hillary Rodham Clinton ) : “This was the type of question that drove me nuts on several levels,” “It was trivial. It was unanswerable … it was indicative of the double standard that Hillary specifically and women politicians in general had to put up with” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “He’s a symptom as much as an accelerant. But if we were going to have a right-wing populist in this country, I would have expected somebody a little more appealing,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “It’s hard for me not to fixate on the political dynamics that unfolded in those first weeks of my presidency,” “How quickly Republican resistance hardened, independent of anything we said or did, and how thoroughly the resistance coloured the way the press and ultimately the public viewed the substance of our actions” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “Lockdown advocates are all in on not saying the word ‘lockdown,’” External link

washtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama adds : “I’ve only watched the tape of my 2004 convention speech once all the way through,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I said yes – I’d meet with any world leader if I thought I could advance US interests … you would have thought I said the world was flat,” “A bunch of candidates punched, accusing me of being naive, insisting that a meeting with the American president was. privilege to be earned … [I] was convinced I was right, particularly on the more general principle that America shouldn’t be afraid to engage in adversaries or push for diplomatic solutions to conflict” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Hillary Rodham Clinton ) : “This was the type of question that drove me nuts on several levels,” “It was trivial. It was unanswerable … it was indicative of the double standard that Hillary specifically and women politicians in general had to put up with” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama noted : “at every international summit, the first thing he’d do was take off his jacket and loosen his tie” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Mr Cameron ) : “The Eton-educated Cameron possessed an impressive command of the issues, a facility with language, and the easy confidence of someone who’d never been pressed too hard by life,” “I liked him personally, even when we butted heads” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “Based on what I’d heard, I decided we had enough information to begin developing options for an attack on the compound. While the CIA team continued to work on identifying the Pacer, I asked Tom Donilon and John Brennan to explore what a raid would look like,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama added ( about Qaeda ) : “Although Pakistan’s government cooperated with us on a host of counterterrorism operations and provided a vital supply path for our forces in Afghanistan, it was an open secret that certain elements inside the country’s military, and especially its intelligence services, maintained links to the Taliban and perhaps even al-Qaeda, sometimes using them as strategic assets to ensure that the Afghan government remained weak and unable to align itself with Pakistan’s number one rival, India, Obama revealed,” “The fact that the Abbottabad compound was just a few miles from the Pakistan military’s equivalent of West Point only heightened the possibility that anything we told the Pakistanis could end up tipping off our target” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Joseph Biden ) : “As had been true in every major decision I’d made as President, I appreciated Joe’s willingness to buck the prevailing mood and ask tough questions, often in the interest of giving me the space I needed for my own internal deliberations,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Nicolas Sarkozy ) : "I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "this restraint had cost him politically," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "If globalisation and historic economic crisis were fuelling these trends in relatively wealthy nations - If I was seeing it even in the United States with the Tea Party - how could India be immune?" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama observes : "self-effacing technocrat who'd won the people's trust not by appealing to their passions but bringing about higher living standards and maintaining a well-earned reputation for not being corrupt," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "While he would be cautious in foreign policy, unwilling to get out too far ahead of an Indian bureaucracy that was historically suspicious of US intentions, our time together confirmed my initial impression of him as a man of uncommon wisdom and decency," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "He offered up his thoughts on the future of progressive politics, occasionally pausing to probe me on the details of my 2008 campaign," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama notes : “It seemed as if every media mention of Brown included the term ‘dour’” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “He was thoughtful, responsible, and understood global finance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Nicolas Sarkozy ) : "I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "Now you have a situation in which large swaths of the country genuinely believe that the Democratic Party is a front for a paedophile ring . This stuff takes root," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The denial of facts, the belief in wild conspiracy theories like QAnon getting real traction, each of us have some responsibilities to start thinking carefully about not being so gullible and just accepting whatever it is that we're seeing pop up on our phones," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The power of that alternative world view that's presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight," "It's very hard for our democracy to function if we're operating on just completely different sets of facts" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. You’re not going to eliminate the internet; you’re not going to eliminate the thousand stations on the air with niche viewerships designed for every political preference. Without this it becomes very difficult for us to tackle big things,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there. At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now," "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. You’re not going to eliminate the internet; you’re not going to eliminate the thousand stations on the air with niche viewerships designed for every political preference. Without this it becomes very difficult for us to tackle big things,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there. At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now," "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis" External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “It’s very hard for our democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The power of that alternative worldview that’s presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : "When your time is up, then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego," External link

RTERadio Monday, November 16, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I’m distressed that you haven’t seen more Republican leadership make this clear because the amount of time that’s being lost in this transition process has real-world effects,” “Look, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. We’re in the middle of an economic crisis. We have serious national security issues” External link

washtimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

newsandstar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : “Most disconcertingly, what we’ve seen is what some people call truth decay, something that’s been accelerated by outgoing President Trump, the sense that not only do we not have to tell the truth, but the truth doesn’t even matter,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 16, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : "And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments," "My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 16, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Well, I mean, I think it was time for him to concede probably-- the day after the election-- or at the latest, two days after the election. When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse the outcome of the election,” External link

thehindu Monday, November 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : "And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments," "My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Well, I mean, I think it was time for him to concede probably-- the day after the election-- or at the latest, two days after the election. When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse the outcome of the election,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 16, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Mr Singh ) : “While he [Mr. Singh] could be cautious in foreign policy, unwilling to get out too far ahead of an Indian bureaucracy that was historically suspicious of U.S. intentions, our time together confirmed my initial impression of him as a man of uncommon wisdom and decency; and during my visit to the capital city of New Delhi, we reached agreements to strengthen U.S. cooperation on counterterrorism, global health, nuclear security, and trade,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Manmohan Singh ) : “What I couldn’t tell was whether [Manmohan] Singh’s rise to power represented the future of India’s democracy or merely an aberration,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Mr Singh ) : “He [Mr. Singh] feared that rising anti-Muslim sentiment had strengthened the influence of India’s main opposition party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “As for Rahul, he seemed smart and earnest, his good looks resembling his mother’s. He offered up his thoughts on the future of progressive politics, occasionally pausing to probe me on the details of my 2008 campaign,” “But there was a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “It’s very hard for our democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The power of that alternative worldview that’s presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 16, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "So you've got millions of people out there who think, 'Oh yeah, there must be cheating because the President said so,'" External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama insisted : "Well, look, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. Kamala Harris will be the next vice president," External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "But there's damage to this because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power, the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it's dog catcher or president, are servants of the people," External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Part of the journey I describe is a young man who decides that he wants to be part of that process and ends up being fortunate enough to become the president of the United States," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "He's a good example of somebody who I think understood deeply the need to be able to see another person's point of view," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "There was an element of relief just in the sense of, 'Whew, all right. You know, we got through that and we didn't completely screw things up,'" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "You know, Inauguration Day is a little bit about everybody else," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama replied : "I think it's fair to say that there are many things he says that I do not take personally or seriously, although I think they can often be destructive and harmful," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I've never lost hope over these last four years," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Could not have been more gracious," "I remember you inviting Donald Trump to the White House" External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I expected to be done in a year,” External link

nytimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You will get people saying it didn’t work, so we don’t need to do it again,” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "When Donald Trump won, I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congratulate him," "His margin of victory over Hillary Clinton wasn't greater than Joe Biden's margin over him" External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss,” External link

live5news Friday, November 13, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I am more troubled by the fact that other Republicans officials, who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion,” “It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally and that is a dangerous path” External link

washtimes Friday, November 13, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Donald Trump ) : “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted,” “Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “One of the reasons I’d chosen Joe to act as an intermediary – in addition to his Senate experience and legislative acumen – was my awareness that in [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell’s mind, negotiations with the vice president didn’t inflame the Republican base in quite the same way that any appearance of cooperation with (Black, Muslim socialist) Obama was bound to do,” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 13, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted. Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president” External link

standard Friday, November 13, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in A Promised Land I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it, my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made, and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then — and that as a nation we are grappling with still” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “Let me say this: I lived in the White House for awhile,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "There's no feeling like finishing a book, and I'm proud of this one," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed -- because if you succeed, then the country succeeds,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with president-elect Trump," External link

qt Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people, regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning," External link

qt Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT



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Mike Pence charged ( about Mr Obama ) : "To make their point, Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden even voted to deny necessary funding for our troops," External link

nationmultimedia Monday, January 18, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

John Morton said ( about Mr Obama ) : “There were many things where the wind was in the face of the Obama administration on climate, specifically, the automakers,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

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Mr Obama responded : “There are only so many tables where you can put busts otherwise it starts looking a little cluttered” External link

standard Friday, January 22, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Aussies and Americans like you have stood together since World War I, the war in which so much of your national character was born," "Now, here in Darwin and northern Australia, we'll write the next proud chapter in our alliance" External link

abc-au Friday, January 22, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “has to be that you think the multiplier in 2021 is really small” External link

economist Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard," External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard," "Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend," External link

independent-UK Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about George W Bush ) : "I disagreed with just about every one of George W Bush's major policy decisions, but I'd come to like the man, finding him to be straightforward, disarming, and self-deprecating in his humour," External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr Martin Luther King Jr,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

pressandjournal Monday, January 18, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful” External link

chesterfirst Monday, January 18, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The PIC called upon Americans to serve their communities across the US. With much of the world watching what will be one of the most important US inaugurals ever, we want to show that the new beginning for the United States will be global," External link

AsiaOne Monday, January 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Monday, January 11, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

csmonitor Friday, January 8, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 8, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

msn-uk Friday, January 8, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

thecourier Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

pressandjournal Friday, January 8, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Michael Chertoff ) : “to be safe, we ran through various contingencies with Chertoff and his team” External link

dailyecho Friday, January 8, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “history will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I’ve been heartened to see many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia who’ve refused to be intimidated and have discharged their duties honorably. We need more leaders like these — right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It’s up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “Their fantasy narrative has spiralled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments,” “Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped into a violent crescendo” External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth – that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20," External link

9news Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy," "They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America" External link

CBSnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about John Lewis ) : “My friend John Lewis is surely smiling down on his beloved Georgia this morning, as people across the state carried forward the baton that he and so many others passed down to them,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “Democrats in Georgia and across the country should feel good today,” “But the past four years show us that even outside of election season — and outside of races that garner national attention — we’ve got to remain engaged in civic life” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : “In recent years, our institutions, our democracy, and truth itself have been greatly tested by those who’ve chosen to prioritize personal gain or political ambition over our democratic principles,” “And even a good election will not eliminate those threats” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "My friend John Lewis is surely smiling down on his beloved Georgia this morning, as people across the state carried forward the baton that he and so many others passed down to them," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Raphael Warnock ) : “You don’t find a lot of people in Washington like Rev Warnock,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama asked : “Did no one come to his birthday party as a kid?” External link

nytimes Monday, January 4, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote : "Today, Valentino travels extensively to share his story and promote the need for criminal justice reform. And thankfully, for me and for so many others, he continues to draw," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I would have liked to have seen more new faces,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People intuitively don’t want to kill people, unless they’re a psychopath,” External link

washtimes Monday, December 21, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “That doesn’t mean that those flows cannot be adequately handled with a comprehensive set of policies that are quite different from Trump’s,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Jim Crow ) : “If all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic in order to secure the God-given right of every American then that is what we should do,” External link

washtimes Monday, December 14, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People need to understand that this vaccine is safe,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “The big plans aren’t going to happen, but I do think that there might be some areas of cooperation,” External link

csmonitor Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The special election in Georgia is going to determine, ultimately, the course of the Biden presidency and whether Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can deliver legislatively all the commitments they made," "Anybody listening right now, you need to realise this is not just about Georgia. This is about America and this is about the world," External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything," External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “If the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything,” External link

nytimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You’ve got two candidates in Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff who have shown themselves repeatedly to operate at the highest levels of integrity, and let’s face it you have two incumbent Senators who in the midst of the worst public health crisis any of us have seen over our lifetimes, we know, were first and foremost worried about their stock portfolio,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “That alone should motivate, I hope, the people of Georgia to say we want somebody in there that cares about us, that is thinking about us and that is working for us every day,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Senate is a place, where even with a big majority it is tough to get legislation through, and if you don’t have a majority if the Senate is controlled by Republicans who are interested in obstruction and gridlock, rather than progress and helping people, they can block just about anything,” “The promise of the Biden presidency and the Harris Vice presidency rests on their ability to have a cooperative posture with Congress,” External link

washtimes Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Anthony Fauci ) : "If Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunise you from getting Covid, absolutely, I'm going to take it," "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so people know that I trust this science, and what I don't trust is getting Covid" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 4, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore. And they’re the reason why we don’t have a whole bunch of kids dying from measles, and smallpox and diseases that used to decimate entire populations and communities” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting COVID, absolutely, I’m going to take it” External link

washtimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I promise you that when it's been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it," External link

bbc Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Donald Trump ) : “If there are some in the hip-hop community who are constantly rapping about bling and depicting women in a certain way, and then they hear Donald Trump basically delivering the same version of it, they might say, ‘Yeah, that guy, that’s what I want. That’s what I want to be,’ ” External link

washtimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama added : “But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore. And they’re the reason why we don’t have a whole bunch of kids dying from measles, and smallpox and diseases that used to decimate entire populations and communities” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Anthony Fauci ) : “If Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe and can immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely I’ll take it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” “I may end up taking it on T.V. or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting Covid” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it’s not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan, like 'defund the police'. " External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : "The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "you lost a big audience the minute you say it" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "you lost a big audience the minute you say it" External link

bbc Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it’s not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan, like ‘defund the police’,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The Democratic National Convention I thought was really successful considering the pandemic, and really used technology wisely,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "If you believe, as I do, that we should be able reform the criminal justice system so that it's not biased and treats everyone fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan like 'defund the police' but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," "But if you instead say, 'let's reform the police department,' so that everyone's being treated fairly, divert young people from getting into crime, and if there's a homeless guy, can maybe we send a mental health worker there instead of an armed unit ... suddenly a whole bunch of folks who might not otherwise listen to you are listening to you," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Jon Ossoff ) : “Jon Ossoff has dedicated his career to fighting injustice,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Jon Ossoff ) : "Jon Ossoff has dedicated his career to fighting injustice," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “On a given day, I might read about terrorist cells in Somalia or unrest in Iraq or the fact that the Chinese or Russians were developing new weapons systems,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama concludes : “We ended up satisfying no one,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama tells : "the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidencya time of dramatic transformation and turmoil," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 27, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump. "But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages, they think that's less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion" External link

bbc Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Joseph Biden ) : "Joe's going to be great. Kamala's going to be great," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama agreed : "And have experience, and have read about stuff, and know where countries are. It's great," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama conceded : "That's the frustration. This would have been hard for anyone. I mean, you see even people like [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel, who is herself a scientist, exemplary - but you've still seen some spikes in Germany," External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Look, I think he's in a good position to make the effort. That fact that he won is indicative of the message he sent of wanting to unify the country," "I do think people are exhausted by this World Wrestling Federation, constant cage match, and people want to feel like a day passes without being dominated by something crazy coming out of the White House" External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama admitted : "Yeah. Yeah, it was a concern," "And were those concerns borne out over the next four years?" External link

qt Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "This would have been hard for anyone," External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama concludes : “We ended up satisfying no one,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Stephen Colbert ) : “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You’re seeing a team develop that I have great confidence in” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Navy Seals ) : "Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig him out," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about George W Bush ) : "When I came in, we were in the middle of a big crisis: the financial crisis," "George W. Bush -- he and I had obviously big policy differences -- but he's a good man. He is a patriot. And he ordered everybody on his team to work seamlessly with us on the transition" External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama replied ( about Navy Seals ) : "Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig him out," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about George W Bush ) : "When I came in, we were in the middle of a big crisis: the financial crisis," "George W. Bush he and I had obviously big policy differences but he's a good man. He is a patriot. And he ordered everybody on his team to work seamlessly with us on the transition" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States" "Kamala Harris is going to be the next vice president" External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

independent-UK Friday, November 20, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 20, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama observes : "self-effacing technocrat who'd won the people's trust not by appealing to their passions but bringing about higher living standards and maintaining a well-earned reputation for not being corrupt" External link

yahoo-au Friday, November 20, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama added : "I want to salute the work of the Booker Prize Foundation to encourage people to read more fiction and promote the art of reading for the public benefit" External link

themirror Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama adds : “I’ve only watched the tape of my 2004 convention speech once all the way through,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I said yes – I’d meet with any world leader if I thought I could advance US interests … you would have thought I said the world was flat,” “A bunch of candidates punched, accusing me of being naive, insisting that a meeting with the American president was. privilege to be earned … [I] was convinced I was right, particularly on the more general principle that America shouldn’t be afraid to engage in adversaries or push for diplomatic solutions to conflict” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Hillary Rodham Clinton ) : “This was the type of question that drove me nuts on several levels,” “It was trivial. It was unanswerable … it was indicative of the double standard that Hillary specifically and women politicians in general had to put up with” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “He’s a symptom as much as an accelerant. But if we were going to have a right-wing populist in this country, I would have expected somebody a little more appealing,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “It’s hard for me not to fixate on the political dynamics that unfolded in those first weeks of my presidency,” “How quickly Republican resistance hardened, independent of anything we said or did, and how thoroughly the resistance coloured the way the press and ultimately the public viewed the substance of our actions” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says : “Lockdown advocates are all in on not saying the word ‘lockdown,’” External link

washtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama adds : “I’ve only watched the tape of my 2004 convention speech once all the way through,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I said yes – I’d meet with any world leader if I thought I could advance US interests … you would have thought I said the world was flat,” “A bunch of candidates punched, accusing me of being naive, insisting that a meeting with the American president was. privilege to be earned … [I] was convinced I was right, particularly on the more general principle that America shouldn’t be afraid to engage in adversaries or push for diplomatic solutions to conflict” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Hillary Rodham Clinton ) : “This was the type of question that drove me nuts on several levels,” “It was trivial. It was unanswerable … it was indicative of the double standard that Hillary specifically and women politicians in general had to put up with” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama noted : “at every international summit, the first thing he’d do was take off his jacket and loosen his tie” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Mr Cameron ) : “The Eton-educated Cameron possessed an impressive command of the issues, a facility with language, and the easy confidence of someone who’d never been pressed too hard by life,” “I liked him personally, even when we butted heads” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “Based on what I’d heard, I decided we had enough information to begin developing options for an attack on the compound. While the CIA team continued to work on identifying the Pacer, I asked Tom Donilon and John Brennan to explore what a raid would look like,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama added ( about Qaeda ) : “Although Pakistan’s government cooperated with us on a host of counterterrorism operations and provided a vital supply path for our forces in Afghanistan, it was an open secret that certain elements inside the country’s military, and especially its intelligence services, maintained links to the Taliban and perhaps even al-Qaeda, sometimes using them as strategic assets to ensure that the Afghan government remained weak and unable to align itself with Pakistan’s number one rival, India, Obama revealed,” “The fact that the Abbottabad compound was just a few miles from the Pakistan military’s equivalent of West Point only heightened the possibility that anything we told the Pakistanis could end up tipping off our target” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Joseph Biden ) : “As had been true in every major decision I’d made as President, I appreciated Joe’s willingness to buck the prevailing mood and ask tough questions, often in the interest of giving me the space I needed for my own internal deliberations,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Nicolas Sarkozy ) : "I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "this restraint had cost him politically," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "If globalisation and historic economic crisis were fuelling these trends in relatively wealthy nations - If I was seeing it even in the United States with the Tea Party - how could India be immune?" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama observes : "self-effacing technocrat who'd won the people's trust not by appealing to their passions but bringing about higher living standards and maintaining a well-earned reputation for not being corrupt," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "While he would be cautious in foreign policy, unwilling to get out too far ahead of an Indian bureaucracy that was historically suspicious of US intentions, our time together confirmed my initial impression of him as a man of uncommon wisdom and decency," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : "He offered up his thoughts on the future of progressive politics, occasionally pausing to probe me on the details of my 2008 campaign," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama notes : “It seemed as if every media mention of Brown included the term ‘dour’” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “He was thoughtful, responsible, and understood global finance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Nicolas Sarkozy ) : "I was irritated that Sarkozy and Cameron had jammed me on the issue, in part to solve their domestic political problems" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "Now you have a situation in which large swaths of the country genuinely believe that the Democratic Party is a front for a paedophile ring . This stuff takes root," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The denial of facts, the belief in wild conspiracy theories like QAnon getting real traction, each of us have some responsibilities to start thinking carefully about not being so gullible and just accepting whatever it is that we're seeing pop up on our phones," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The power of that alternative world view that's presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight," "It's very hard for our democracy to function if we're operating on just completely different sets of facts" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. You’re not going to eliminate the internet; you’re not going to eliminate the thousand stations on the air with niche viewerships designed for every political preference. Without this it becomes very difficult for us to tackle big things,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there. At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now," "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. You’re not going to eliminate the internet; you’re not going to eliminate the thousand stations on the air with niche viewerships designed for every political preference. Without this it becomes very difficult for us to tackle big things,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there. At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now," "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis" External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “It’s very hard for our democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The power of that alternative worldview that’s presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : "When your time is up, then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego," External link

RTERadio Monday, November 16, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I’m distressed that you haven’t seen more Republican leadership make this clear because the amount of time that’s being lost in this transition process has real-world effects,” “Look, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. We’re in the middle of an economic crisis. We have serious national security issues” External link

washtimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

newsandstar Monday, November 16, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : “Most disconcertingly, what we’ve seen is what some people call truth decay, something that’s been accelerated by outgoing President Trump, the sense that not only do we not have to tell the truth, but the truth doesn’t even matter,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 16, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : "And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments," "My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 16, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama told : “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humouring him in this fashion,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Well, I mean, I think it was time for him to concede probably-- the day after the election-- or at the latest, two days after the election. When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse the outcome of the election,” External link

thehindu Monday, November 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about President Trump ) : "And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments," "My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Well, I mean, I think it was time for him to concede probably-- the day after the election-- or at the latest, two days after the election. When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse the outcome of the election,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 16, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Mr Singh ) : “While he [Mr. Singh] could be cautious in foreign policy, unwilling to get out too far ahead of an Indian bureaucracy that was historically suspicious of U.S. intentions, our time together confirmed my initial impression of him as a man of uncommon wisdom and decency; and during my visit to the capital city of New Delhi, we reached agreements to strengthen U.S. cooperation on counterterrorism, global health, nuclear security, and trade,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Manmohan Singh ) : “What I couldn’t tell was whether [Manmohan] Singh’s rise to power represented the future of India’s democracy or merely an aberration,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Mr Singh ) : “He [Mr. Singh] feared that rising anti-Muslim sentiment had strengthened the influence of India’s main opposition party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama says ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “As for Rahul, he seemed smart and earnest, his good looks resembling his mother’s. He offered up his thoughts on the future of progressive politics, occasionally pausing to probe me on the details of my 2008 campaign,” “But there was a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “It’s very hard for our democracy to function if we are operating on just completely different sets of facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “The power of that alternative worldview that’s presented in the media that those voters consume, it carries a lot of weight,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I think our adversaries have seen us weakened, not just as a consequence of this election, but over the last several years. We have these cleavages in the body politic that they're convinced they can exploit,” “There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge, right? That, when it comes to our foreign policy, that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 16, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "So you've got millions of people out there who think, 'Oh yeah, there must be cheating because the President said so,'" External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama insisted : "Well, look, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. Kamala Harris will be the next vice president," External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "But there's damage to this because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power, the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it's dog catcher or president, are servants of the people," External link

qt Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Part of the journey I describe is a young man who decides that he wants to be part of that process and ends up being fortunate enough to become the president of the United States," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "He's a good example of somebody who I think understood deeply the need to be able to see another person's point of view," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "There was an element of relief just in the sense of, 'Whew, all right. You know, we got through that and we didn't completely screw things up,'" External link

CBSnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : "You know, Inauguration Day is a little bit about everybody else," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama replied : "I think it's fair to say that there are many things he says that I do not take personally or seriously, although I think they can often be destructive and harmful," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "I've never lost hope over these last four years," External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Could not have been more gracious," "I remember you inviting Donald Trump to the White House" External link

CBSnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “I expected to be done in a year,” External link

nytimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “You will get people saying it didn’t work, so we don’t need to do it again,” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "When Donald Trump won, I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congratulate him," "His margin of victory over Hillary Clinton wasn't greater than Joe Biden's margin over him" External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : “They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss,” External link

live5news Friday, November 13, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I am more troubled by the fact that other Republicans officials, who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion,” “It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally and that is a dangerous path” External link

washtimes Friday, November 13, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama writes ( about Donald Trump ) : “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted,” “Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama writes : “One of the reasons I’d chosen Joe to act as an intermediary – in addition to his Senate experience and legislative acumen – was my awareness that in [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell’s mind, negotiations with the vice president didn’t inflame the Republican base in quite the same way that any appearance of cooperation with (Black, Muslim socialist) Obama was bound to do,” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 13, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted. Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president” External link

standard Friday, November 13, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in A Promised Land I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it, my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made, and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then — and that as a nation we are grappling with still” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “Let me say this: I lived in the White House for awhile,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "There's no feeling like finishing a book, and I'm proud of this one," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : “I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed -- because if you succeed, then the country succeeds,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Obama told : "I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with president-elect Trump," External link

qt Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Obama said : "Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people, regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning," External link

qt Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
successor1.27%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
accused30.80%EN05/10/201710/05/2017
predecessor0.84%EN05/10/201710/05/2017
democrat10.97%EN05/08/201708/05/2017
spokesman0.84%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
judge0.84%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
player0.42%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
aides1.69%EN01/01/201701/01/2017
businessman0.42%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
leader2.11%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
host0.84%EN11/04/201604/11/2016
un secretary-general1.69%EN10/28/201628/10/2016
president16.46%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
prince0.42%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
rival1.69%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
prime minister1.27%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
minister1.27%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
former home secretary0.42%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
senator5.49%EN03/18/201518/03/2015
secretary of state3.38%EN02/13/201513/02/2015
private businessmen2.11%EN03/21/201421/03/2014
united nations secretary-general1.27%EN12/10/201310/12/2013
iranian president0.84%EN09/26/201326/09/2013
member0.84%EN09/26/201326/09/2013
british prime minister2.95%EN09/11/201311/09/2013
candidate1.27%EN09/02/201302/09/2013
vice president1.27%EN09/02/201302/09/2013
public ally2.53%EN08/31/201331/08/2013
ally0.84%EN08/30/201330/08/2013
former secretary of state0.84%EN08/15/201315/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Mr ObamaEN56.25%
Mr. ObamaEN38.85%
Mr ObamaFR4.09%
Mr ObamaSA0.50%
Mr. ObamaSA0.15%
Mr.ObamaEN0.05%
MR. ObamaEN0.05%
Mr ObamaSO0.01%
Mr. ObamaFR0.01%
Mr. ObamaPT0.01%
Mr ObamaPT0.01%
Mr. ObamaAR0.01%


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Mike Pence charged ( about Mr Obama ) : "To make their point, Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden even voted to deny necessary funding for our troops," External link

nationmultimedia Monday, January 18, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about Mr Obama ) : "The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million? I’ve been hearing about that. And we’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area – we’re looking at it, literally, about an hour ago, and also early in the morning. We will end that grant very quickly," External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

John Morton said ( about Mr Obama ) : “There were many things where the wind was in the face of the Obama administration on climate, specifically, the automakers,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT