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Michelle Obama attacks Trump school meals policy

Michelle Obama attacks Trump school meals policy

Michelle Obama attacks Trump school meals policy 13 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michelle Obama was addressing the Healthier America summit in Washington Michelle Obama has launched a fierce defence of the...
Michelle Obama criticises Trump over school food

Michelle Obama criticises Trump over school food

Michelle Obama has launched stinging criticism at the Trump administration over its school lunch policy. As first lady, Mrs Obama championed healthy eating and physical activity among children, and one of her few high-profile appearances since leaving the White House...
Obama 'warned Trump' about hiring Michael Flynn

Obama 'warned Trump' about hiring Michael Flynn

Obama ‘warned Trump’ about hiring Michael Flynn 8 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Barack Obama warned newly elected President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser, US media report. Mr...
Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies

Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies

Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies 28 March 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president says the object of his changes is to boost economic growth and stimulate job creation US President Donald Trump is due...
Trump refuses to back down on Obama wiretap claim

Trump refuses to back down on Obama wiretap claim

Donald Trump has refused to back down over his claim that former president Barack Obama ordered surveillance of him during last year’s election campaign. The US president has spoken for the first time about the allegations he made in a Twitter rant earlier this...

'No evidence' Trump's phones tapped by Obama

The House Intelligence Committee says it has seen no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim that his phones were wiretapped. Republican Congressman Devin Nunes and Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, who lead the committee, have said they are still waiting for...
Justice dept gets more time over Obama 'wiretap'

Justice dept gets more time over Obama 'wiretap'

The US justice department has been given more time to look into Donald Trump’s claim Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of his skyscraper. The House intelligence committee said it would give the department until 20 March to provide the information it has...

Trump asks Congress to probe Obama 'wiretap'

Donald Trump has asked Congress to examine whether Barack Obama ordered the tapping of his phones during the election campaign. The White House request comes a day after the US President accused his predecessor of ordering a wiretap of the phones at Trump Tower...
Trump urges Obama abuse of powers probe

Trump urges Obama abuse of powers probe

Trump urges Obama ‘abuse of power’ probe 5 March 2017 From the section US & Canada President Trump urges Congress to examine whether Obama abused presidential powers as part of Russia probe This breaking news story is being updated and more details...
Obama 'never ordered Trump wire-tapping'

Obama 'never ordered Trump wire-tapping'

Obama ‘never ordered Trump wire-tapping’ 4 March 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump called Mr Obama a “bad (or sick) guy” in a series of tweets on Saturday President Donald Trump’s...
Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone 4 March 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AP US President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor of wire-tapping his phone a month before he was elected. President Trump tweeted early on Saturday:...

Trump: Obama had 'my wires tapped'

US President Donald Trump has claimed Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” before he won the election. He tweeted: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is...
US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule

US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule

US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule 15 February 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images An Obama-era regulation that tightened gun checks on mentally-ill buyers has been blocked by the US Senate and could be signed into law by...

Man commuted by Obama shot dead in Michigan

A man jailed for drugs offences who had his sentence commuted by former president Barack Obama has been shot dead at a federal halfway house. Demarlon Thomas, 31, died after two masked men with assault rifles burst into the facility where around 12 people were...
Obama waves goodbye to life as president

Obama waves goodbye to life as president

Barack Obama has waved goodbye to supporters in Washington DC, after handing over power to newly-inaugurated US President Donald Trump. Mr Obama and his family were escorted by President Trump and Vice President Pence to the east steps of Capitol Hill, where they...
Trump holds final meeting with Obama

Trump holds final meeting with Obama

Donald Trump has arrived at the White House for his final meeting with Barack Obama before he is sworn in as America’s 45th President. Mr Obama and First Lady Michelle greeted Mr Trump and his wife Melania on the steps of the grand North Portico, the...
Ten reasons why people loved Barack Obama

Ten reasons why people loved Barack Obama

By Zoe Catchpole, News Reporter 1) His tears for the 20 “beautiful little kids” murdered at Sandy Hook On 14 December 2012, Obama gave a speech trying to try to help Americans make sense of the murder of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook...
Obama told Trump: 'You can't do it by yourself'

Obama told Trump: 'You can't do it by yourself'

Barack Obama has revealed in his last news conference as President that he advised Donald Trump not to make decisions on his own. In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session, the outgoing commander-in-chief discussed his thoughts and feelings on his successes and...
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence 17 January 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AP Image caption Manning declared her new identity the day after sentencing President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking...

Obama slashes sentence of Chelsea Manning

President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of Chelsea Manning, the soldier jailed for leaking information to Wikileaks. It is expected that the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked thousands of documents to Wikileaks, will now be out in May. She is one...
Guantanamo inmates moved as Obama departs

Guantanamo inmates moved as Obama departs

Ten Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Oman as part of President Barack Obama’s final efforts to shrink the facility. The outgoing US President had pledged to close the US military prison in Cuba before he left office, but his efforts have been...
The Obama years: What will his legacy be?

The Obama years: What will his legacy be?

Legacy is sought by presidents but hard to evaluate for years to come. Not least because much depends on how the country and next president handle their inheritance. Mr Obama will hope future historians will include the following among his achievements when they come...

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama 12 January 2017 From the section US & Canada Media captionObama surprises emotional Biden with Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama has awarded an emotional and surprised Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of...
Obama prepares for farewell speech in Chicago

Obama prepares for farewell speech in Chicago

Barack Obama will give his final speech as President of the United States to thousands of well-wishers in Chicago tonight – the city where he celebrated his ascent to power eight years ago. His speechwriters have been tasked with crafting an address that will...
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