Former President Barack Obama criticized his successor Tuesday for announcing that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal -- an agreement which the Democrat argued "is working" and has "significantly rolled back" Tehran's nuclear program. Obama, whose administration helped strike the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran in July 2015, defended the agreement and touted the benefits seen since it took effect. Massachusetts Democrats say President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal leaves US 'isolated,' less secure He further called President Donald Trump's decision to leave the agreement -- which has been hailed as the Obama administration's signature foreign policy achievement -- "misguided," arguing that it risks the country's ability to reach similar deals in the future. Seeking to offer "facts" and counter critics' claims, Obama argued that the nuclear … [Read more...] about Barack Obama defends Iran deal, calls President Donald Trump’s withdrawal ‘misguided’
KRT via AP Video From what I hear and read, President Donald Trump is making progress in getting North Korea to suspend its nuclear weapons program. Can anybody tell me just one action taken by President Barack Obama during his eight years in office to coerce North Korea to do what it is currently doing? By the way, what was the justification for President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only months after becoming president? … [Read more...] about Donald Trump making progress where Barack Obama failed
MENLO PARK, CA—In an effort to ensure the impartiality of content shared on its platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the company would address accusations of silencing conservative voices by deleting Barack Obama’s profile. “I want to give all our valued right-leaning users my full assurance that we share your concerns about freedom of expression, which is why, effective immediately, Obama has been completely scrubbed from our site,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg, telling reporters that users across the ideological spectrum could feel comfortable using the site now that the 44th president had received a lifetime ban on his account and would be prohibited from attempting to start a new profile. “Our platform works best when everyone can freely share their ideas. We believe that removing the pages of the former president and the Obama Foundation, as well as automatically flagging terms like ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Yes We … [Read more...] about Facebook Addresses Accusations Of Silencing Conservative Voices By Deleting Barack Obama’s Profile
It's a busy week in Memphis film land. click to enlarge Everybody's turning out for Avengers: Infinity War, but if you're in the mood for something more serious, check out The Final Year at Studio on the Square. In 2016, director Greg Barker got unprecedented access to Barack Obama and his foreign policy team. Maybe they calculated that it would be an uneventful time, so a camera wouldn't capture much, but they calculated wrong. Check out the trailer for this unique political documentary. Across Midtown, the Indie Memphis Shoot & Splice series moves to a new space: the Crosstown Arts atrium. There, Memphis's own LensRentals.com will give a demonstration of some of their newest gear. The demo begins at 7 PM, and there's free beverages! Wednesday at Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis' Microcinema series presents a retrospective of the pioneering web video work by Live From Memphis. For eleven years, LFM, based at 1 S. Main in Downtown Memphis, was devoted to the arts, music, film, … [Read more...] about This Week At The Cinema: Barack Obama and Live From Memphis
By Dan Hardman [email protected] www.theoklahomaeagle.net Remember how Barack Obama used to say we’re not just a collection of red states and blue states, but the United States? Remember how he repeatedly reached out to Republicans to work on various pieces of legislation like health care and the federal budget? Remember how he took on big, bold initiatives like the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran Nuclear deal, and got them done? Remember how we thought a President Hillary Clinton would continue the work he started? Remember the hopelessness and despair we felt the night of November 1, 2016? Jeff Flake (R), Arizona’s junior senator, has taken the unusual step of criticizing his own party’s president in his new book Conscience of a Conservative . Although the book has gotten mixed reviews, it’s heartening to see someone from the Republican party actually speak out. Senator McCain’s speech on the floor of the Senate just days before the vote that … [Read more...] about We Really Were Better Off Under Barack Obama, Go Figure.