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Obama unfazed by criticism at Democratic debate, source says

August 2, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
One name invoked frequently during Wednesday night's debate was that of former President Barack Obama, who has no plans to participate in the Democratic presidential campaign this year but is keeping tabs on the contest. A source familiar with his thinking wouldn't say whether the former president watched Tuesday and Wednesday's debates, but said Obama believes "his legacy is going to be fine, that there's a staying power to it and the things under attack by this president are high water marks for the country."
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Analysis: Obamacare ruling puts health care on high-stakes footing

December 17, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | The Boston Herald
A federal court ruling striking down Obamacare threw an explosive political issue in the laps of Republicans and Democrats in Washington just weeks before divided government is set to take hold.
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Once Reluctant to Speak Out, an Energized Obama Now Calls Out His Successor

November 3, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Former President Barack Obama’s voice has a way of lifting into a high-pitched tone of astonishment when he talks about his successor, almost as if he still cannot believe that the Executive Mansion he occupied for eight years is now the home of President Trump.
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‘Potential explosive devices’ sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton intercepted by Secret Service

October 24, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Mark Berman | The Washington Post
The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former first lady Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
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Trump Claims Credit for the Economy. Not So Fast, Says Obama

September 10, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The economy is doing quite well, thank you very much, and the president would naturally like to take credit. Both of them. Barely a day passes without President Trump boasting about the growing economy, claiming with a mix of hyperbole and fact that it is “booming like never before.” But former President Barack Obama finds all the Trumpian chest-thumping more than a little grating, given that the “booming” started on his watch.
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Former President Barack Obama criticizes President Trump

September 7, 2018
“What happened to the Republican Party?”
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Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump's full-th

December 11, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump's full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate.
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After Late Help for Elephants, a Question: Why?

November 21, 2017
Peter Baker, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
Maybe it was the memory of a long-ago childhood visit to the zoo. Maybe it was a sense of loyalty to the symbol of his political party.
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