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President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform: ‘I’m very proud of being involved”

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–President Donald Trump delivered his speech on criminal justice reform Friday at the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum in Columbia. The President received the Bipartisan Justice Award at the opening of the forum at Benedict College. During his address, President Trump discussed what he called the historic coalition that was founded to create criminal justice reform. You can…

President Obama Pens Letter to Police: ‘We Have Your Backs’

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images President Barack Obama told to the law enforcement community that he fully supports them and promised, “We have your backs” in the wake of deadly attacks on cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The comments came in a letter penned to the “brave members of our law enforcement community,” posted Monday on the Fraternal Order of Police’s…

President Obama Describes Dallas Shootings As ‘Vicious, Calculated, Despicable Attack’

President Barack Obama has described the Dallas shootings as a “vicious, calculated, despicable attack.” He made the comments while speaking to reporters Friday morning in Warsaw, Poland. He described the killings as a “tremendous tragedy” and as “senseless murders.” Obama said of the suspects, “We will learn more about their twisted motivations. Let’s be clear: There is no possible justification”…

President Obama Keeping More US Troops in Afghanistan Longer Than Planned

The United States is slowing its plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan because of a resurgent Taliban that’s seeking to regain territory, President Obama said today before his trip to Poland to attend a NATO summit on Friday. There are about 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a number that the administration had planned to decrease to 5,500 by year’s end….

Obama, Clinton Making First Joint Campaign Appearance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eight years after Hillary Clinton helped unite Democrats behind Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, he’s returning the favor. Obama and Clinton will make their first joint appearance of the 2016 campaign Tuesday in North Carolina, a state Democrats are eager to pull back into their win column in November. The two will be in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The…

Obama: ‘No Successful Businessman’ Thinks Donald Trump Is ‘Most Successful Businessman’

Getty Images President Obama said many businessmen in the U.S. aren’t exactly impressed with Donald Trump’s business acumen. “There’s no successful businessman in America who actually thinks the most successful businessman in the country is Donald Trump,” the president said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. “I know those guys, and so do you, and I guarantee you, that’s not…

Obama Calls Supreme Court Immigration Decision ‘Heartbreaking’

President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington, June 23, 2016, on the Supreme Court decision on immigration. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo President Barack Obama said today that the Supreme Court’s “heartbreaking” decision to block his immigration executive action “takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.” The court’s 4-4 deadlock lets stand a…

President Obama: Senate ‘Failed’ Americans On Gun Control

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo (ABC News) –  President Obama blasted the Senate for blocking four votes on gun control measures, considered in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured. In a presidential tweet, Obama expressed his frustration. Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that…

Obama Stayed on Air Force One to Watch Final Minutes of Game 7 of the NBA Championship

Dads across the country were glued to their seats watching the final moments of Game 7 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Father’s Day — including the commander-in-chief himself. President Obama and his family stayed aboard Air Force One to watch the final nail-biting minutes of the game after landing at Joint Base Andrews on Sunday night,…