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President Trump wants to ditch Obamacare but keep the gains

WASHINGTON, Jan 21, (AFP): Health coverage for all: the promise of President-elect Donald Trump was also the vow of his predecessor Barack Obama, whose signature domestic achievement is now under serious threat of repeal. Such is the paradox surrounding the fi rst legislative push expected by the new Trump administration. …

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Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran

  PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him elected eight years ago as President of the United States. Punctuated by standing ovations and deafening applause, there was hardly a dry eye in the …

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‘Yes we did’ … Obama bids farewell

CHICAGO, Jan 11, (Agencies): President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his …

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As first lady, Obama charted own course – She turned inward

WASHINGTON, Dec 24, (AP): When Michelle Obama considered the daunting prospect of becoming first lady, she purposely avoided turning to books by her predecessors for guidance. Instead, she turned inward. “I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role”, Mrs Obama once said. She instinctively knew she …

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Obama dumps mostly Muslim men registry

WASHINGTON, Dec 22, (AP): The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post- 9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The US hasn’t used the program since 2011, but a top immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has spoken of …

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Obama makes final Thanksgiving turkey pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama got the holiday mood started at the White House on Wednesday with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey, this time with his nephews standing in for daughters Malia and Sasha. The light-hearted ceremony in the Rose Garden also featured Iowa-raised turkeys Tater …

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To Obama’s successor

I AM currently travelling around the US after spending a few very enlightening days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference for the second year running. This year, the event was titled “The Next US Presidency and US-Arab Relations, Probabilities, …

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‘Bravo’ … Obama

BRAVO Barrak Obama! You deserve a pat on the back for realizing the extent of risk the bill on ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA) poses to the United States of America, and your veto against the bill to unsheathe the sword before the countries targeted by the bill, …

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Obama … honor best restored with loyalty

WHERE is the weak and hesitant America of Obama compared to the era of Eisenhower who ended the tripartite attack on Egypt with one word and made Israel to understand that Washington is the center of global resolution rather than London or Paris that were colonial powers or Moscow of …

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Trump win will make you wish for Obama

  THE level of discontent over the policies adopted by US President Barack Hussein Obama on relations with the region has intensified. Obama and his administration almost announced total abandonment of absolute support for the policies of elite rulers in the region by adopting different policies. However, in his opinion, …

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