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President Obama’s Last Correspondents’ Dinner Was His Best
Malia Obama Will Attend Harvard
President Obama drops the mic after his jabs during the White House Correspon- dents’ Dinner.
President Barack Obama turned up his charismatic persona a hundred notches when he took center stage at his final White House Corre- spondents’ Dinner on Saturday evening (Apr. 30).
The leader of the free world probably had more viewers laughing at his jokes rather than crying at the fact that the First Family is slowly on their way out the White House. Despite the lat- ter statement, spectators at home and within the venue L-O-L’ed at the President’s witty one-lin- ers and jabs at present journalists to current pres- idential hopefuls.
On Donald Trump, Pres. Obama said re- gardless of the Republican’s lack of foreign policy knowledge, he might prevail in this particular sit- uation. “There’s one area where Trump’s expe- rience could be invaluable ... closing down Guantanamo,” he said. “Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”
Lady Michelle Obama and how she still looks like a fountain of youth since they took office. “Meanwhile, Michelle has not aged a day. The only way you can date her in photos is by looking at me. Take a look. Here we are in 2008. Here we are a few years later. And this one is from two weeks ago.”
But it was his epic conclusion that had every- one in a celebratory frenzy. At the end of his rem- iniscent speech, Pres. Obama closed, “With that I just have two more words to say: Obama out,” proceeding to drop the mic in the most com- posed way possible.
Larry Wilmore’s ‘My Nigga’ Remark Has Black Twitter On Fire
President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama’s oldest daughter is planning to call Cam- bridge, Mass., her new home. The Washington Post reports that Malia Obama will attend Harvard Univer- sity in fall 2017.
This news arrives after multiple reports stated that Malia, 17, was on an East Coast college tour where the young adult reportedly considered New York University, Brown Univer- sity, Columbia University, and Barnard College.
Pres. Obama later praised his wife, First
President Says Senate Needs To Do Its Job
It’s been five years since U. S. Navy Seals killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan.
Since then, more and more details have emerged about bin Laden’s last moments, President Obama’s deci- sion to go through with the raid and more.
Pres. Obama spoke with CNN about the raid, giving an interview for the first time from the situation room. That’s the same room this now-famous picture comes from, showing Pres. Obama and several high-profile White House staffers receiving up- dates on the night of the raid.
“The final thing the Presi- dent said in the interview was
that it gave him satisfaction to think that in his final mo- ments, bin Laden would have realized that an Ameri- can had come to take revenge or seek justice for the 3,000 Americans who were killed on 9/11,” CNN’s Peter Bergen said.
On Sunday, the CIA marked the anniversary by “live-tweet- ing” the raid. The Agency tweeted as if the raid were happening right then and there.
Operation Neptune Spear began in the late hours of May 1, 2011. After gaining entry into the compound, members of Seal Team Six killed the ter- rorist group leader around 1 a.m. local time on May 2.
In this week's address, the President re- peated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Merrick Garland a fair hearing and a vote. It has been 45 days since President Obama nom- inated Judge Garland to the Supreme Court.
The President highlighted that Senate Republicans have said that Judge Garland
is a man of experience, integrity and impec- cable qualifications. Despite this, most Sen- ate Republicans refused to do their job and give Judge Garland the consideration he deserves. The President made clear that the Supreme Court must remain above partisan politics, and that's why the President did his job in nominating Merrick Garland. Now, it's time for the Senate to do its job.
By all accounts
Larry Wilmore
may have mostly bombed Saturday night delivering fol- low-up remarks to Pres. Obama at the annual White House Correspon- dents Dinner.
Pres. Obama Speaks 5 Years After Osama bin Laden’s Death
President Obama and several high-profile White House staffers, including Hillary Clinton are shown here in the situa- tion room watching the event unfold.
However, it’s pretty much unanimous that he left a mark with his parting remark to President Obama: “Yo, Barry, you did it, my nigga.”
Needless to say, it left a lotta folks shocked. Including LA activist Najee Ali and calling for an apology from Wilmore. But, on the other hand, Black Twitter seems to be down with Wilmore.
The President Will Send 250 More Personnel To Syria
President Obama an- nounced Monday that the U. S. will send up to 250 addi- tional military personnel to Syria. The announcement sig- nals a significant expansion of the American military pres- ence in the country, from 50 personnel up to 300.
Still, it is not likely that this escalation indicates a large- scale intervention in Syria, where a fragile cease-fire has done little to slow violence. The partial truce, brokered by the U. S. and Russia in Febru- ary, has not slowed attacks leveled by the regime of Pres. Bashar Assad against rebel- held regions.
"Over the last few days, we have seen significant regime attacks on opposition-held
areas that have killed large numbers of civilians in the city of Aleppo, where we have seen footage of attacks on civilian apartment blocks, Douma, near Damascus, and earlier in the week in the province of Idlib," explains NPR's Alice Fordham, who also notes re- ports of opposition shelling. The cease-fire, while not fin- ished, "certainly looks in tat- ters in terms of the situation on the ground," she reports.
In a meeting with German
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pres. Obama reit- erated his concern — and his assertion that his administra- tion is seeking peace primarily through negotiations, rather than a major military inter- vention.
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