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Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force

Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

WikiLeaks hails Manning clemency, makes no mention of pledge

LONDON — WikiLeaks said President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting clemency to the former Army intelligence analyst Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

WATCH: Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'Tonight Show'

WATCH: Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'Tonight Show'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Fight for future, Michelle Obama urges youth

Fight for future, Michelle Obama urges youth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message

Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

In Focus: White House Christmas Theme: 'The Gift Of The Holidays'

For her family's final Christmas in the White House, Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: Military service, education, and health......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Michelle Obama will ‘never’ run as Democrat president

Michelle Obama will ‘never’ run as Democrat president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Michelle Obama will 'never' run for White House – president

Michelle Obama will 'never' run for White House – president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post on Facebook

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post on Facebook.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Mayor who called Michelle Obama ‘ape in heels’ quits

A mayor from West Virginia has resigned amid a furor over a racist Facebook post that described First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels,” US media said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare

Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare

Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

Trump denies sex assault ‘lies’

Donald Trump savaged US media Thursday for reporting “outright lies” that he groped and forcibly kissed women, as First Lady Michelle Obama blasted the Republican nominee in a powerful tirade......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 14th, 2016

Michelle Obama leads charge against 'disgraceful' Trump

Michelle Obama leads charge against 'disgraceful' Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2016
Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Michelle Obama attacks Trump over sexual assault comments

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's boast on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to "do anything to women" shook her to the core......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016