Barack Obama

The Researchers Who Synthesized Video of Barack Obama

Is a new technology a boon for communication or another step into a world of fakery?<p>Giving new meaning to the term “lip syncing,” researchers at the University of Washington have managed to piece together reasonably realistic synthesized video of former President Barack Obama to go with a recording …

Democrats

Live Stream: Sean Spicer resigns, awaiting White House press briefing

We're live at the White House as the press corps reacts to word Sean Spicer has resigned as the White House press secretary. We expect the White House will make a statement soon.

Sean Spicer

Farewell, Sean Spicer: Here Are His Most Memorable White House Moments (Photos)

From dressing up as Easter Bunny to lying about inauguration<p>From dressing up as Easter Bunny to lying about inauguration

Sean Spicer

Philippines' Duterte says he'll never visit 'lousy' America

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed that he would never visit "lousy" America despite an earlier invitation extended by US President …

Philippines

AI creates hyper-realistic video of Barack Obama delivering a speech he never gave

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a hyper-realistic video of Barack Obama delivering a speech that he sort of never gave.<p>I say …

Democrats

NBA commissioner Adam Silver: Warriors should go to White House if invited

Silver said personal political views shouldn't matter when it comes to the longstanding tradition<p>Almost immediately after the Patriots won the Super Bowl in February, New England players began announcing that they would not attend the ceremonial White House visit that followed. As it turned out, …

Sports

Donald Trump doesn't seem to know how much health insurance costs or how it works

Donald Trump appears not to know how much health insurance costs or how it works.<p>Despite declaring to Republican senators that he is ready to sign a …

Donald Trump

Watch John McCain Defend Barack Obama During the 08 Election

In a widely-circulated video from the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain calls for respect for his then-opponent and eventual victor, …

John McCain

Fake news claims Malia Obama was fired from internship for smoking marijuana

Former first daughter Malia Obama was targeted by fake news recently when a report claimed she was ousted from her summer internship at the U.S. Embassy in Spain for smoking marijuana while on the job.<p>A false report published by FreedomCrossroads.us claimed the former first daughter was ousted from …

Malia Obama

GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are hunkering down in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.<p>Yet after a face-to-face lecture from President Donald Trump, around two dozen of them staged a nearly three-hour bargaining session …

U.S. Congress

Obama planned to use military, armed guards to stop election hack

The Obama administration was ready to use armed guards and the military to stop potential hacking on Election Day, a newly unveiled report reveals.<p>An …

Elections

Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes.

If you are still processing Barack Obama’s presidency and the 2016 election, an abundance of upcoming political books will help you along. Some are expected and have already gotten much press — both Obamas have book deals, as do Joe and Jill Biden; Hillary Clinton has a book out this fall, and …

Donald Trump

Trump vs. Obama: Golf Course Outings Piling Up Six Months Into Donald's Presidency

Trump once tweeted he couldn't believe a president would golf "with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S." A lot has changed since …

Golf

Study: CNN’s Trump-Obama Double-Standard on Russian Meetings

CNN has been obsessed over President Donald Trump’s dinner chat with Russian President Vladimir Putin but yawned by comparison at former President …

Donald Trump

Could Health Care Be The Left's Inroad Into Trump's America?

Well, a NBC News/ WSJ poll found that President Trump’s performance overall approval hovers around 50 percent in the counties that voted for him in …

Elections

President Trump Marks 6 Months In The White House

Thursday marks six months since President Trump took office. NPR looks back at the key moments, how they've shaped his presidency so far and what's left to come.

Politics

Trump Keeps Failing to Destroy Obama’s Legacy, as Aides Assure Trump All Is Fine

For all the bluster about rolling back Obama’s agenda, most of it is intact six months into the Trump administration.<p>Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency and the legacy of his predecessor that he’d promised to erase is proving stubbornly enduring.<p>That’s the reality Trump awoke to Tuesday …

Affordable Care Act

Our Corrupt Media Is Now Haunted By All The Precedents They Set While Colluding With Obama

Barack Obama trafficked guns to Mexican drug lords, secretly delivered pallets filled with billions in cash to Iran’s America/Jew-hating mullahs, …

Conservative POV

Trump Controls Key Funding Move in Health Care Fight

President could stop cost-sharing subsidy payments to insurers<p>If President Donald Trump wants to “let Obamacare fail” as he says, there’s a ready way …

Obama Administration

Media Claims Trump Had 'Weird' Second Meeting With Putin At G20 - Just 1 Big Problem With That

Advertisement - story continues below<p>After news accounts claimed President Donald Trump had a “second, undisclosed, private conversation” with …

G20

Trump Finds It Tough to Demolish Obama’s Legacy

New York Times: “Determined to dismantle his predecessor’s legacy, Mr. Trump in the space of a couple of hours Monday night reluctantly agreed to …

Politics

GOP panel presses ahead on budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code.<p>The plan before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday also features promises to cut more than $5 trillion from the budget over the coming decade, …

Taxes

WATCH: Trump Calls Out Republican Senators

"We shouldn't leave town until this is complete," said President Donald Trump during a Wednesday lunch at the

Health Care

The Favorite President? Obama Beats Trump With Twitter Followers

Trump might have an extremely active Twitter presence, but he still hasn't caught up with his predecessor.

Mika Brzezinski

Certifiable Madness

For the second time since taking office, President Trump has recertified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, giving …

Obama Administration

McConnell calls for vote to completely repeal Obamacare

Declaring defeat in the current the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night that his chamber …

Health Care

Researchers Scarily Lip-Sync ‘Obama’, Turn Fake News Into A Frightening Reality

Video screenshot via Supasorn Suwajanakorn<p><b>Imagine the World Wide Web</b> as an irrational, untrustworthy source of news. Sounds like the internet of …

Fake News

Why Health Care Drives Presidents Insane

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Many an occupant of the Oval Office has been laid low by taking it on. So why do they do it?<p>I can’t prove this happened, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Bill Clinton …

Health Care

Can Trump improve his record-low approval rating?

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he attends a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 13, 2017. Photo by …

Approval Rating

Fake Obama created using AI tool to make phoney speeches

Researchers at the University of Washington have produced a photorealistic former US President Barack Obama.<p>Artificial intelligence was used to precisely model how Mr Obama moves his mouth when he speaks.<p>Their technique allows them to put any words into their synthetic Barack Obama’s mouth.<p>BBC …

Technology