FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Though it #x2019;s already nearing the end of August, there #x2019;s still time to catch up on some of former President Barack Obama #x2019;s latest favorite summer reads.The politician, 58, released his annual summer book list this week, revealing 11 novels, short story collections and non fiction books he #x2019;s enjoyed.
In 2014, the billionaire owner of the Chinese auto glass manufacturing firm Fuyao decided to invest in the abandoned GM plant, hiring more than 1,000 American workers to work alongside and be trained by hundreds of Chinese workers. No one was quite sure how this experiment in cross cultural capitalism would work out and, as it turned out, there would be some pretty major bumps along the way, as frustrations on both sides threatened to boil over.But whatever happened, Reichert and Bognar a self described long term couple who have lived in Dayton for decades and have focused throughout their careers on the lives of working class men and women knew they wanted to be there to chronicle it.
You don t have to do this, Joe, you really don t, Obama told Biden earlier this year, according to The New York Times.Their report goes on to say that Obama quietly tried to convince his vice president to sit out of the 2016 presidential race, arguing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a better chance to build upon his eight years as president. He was also worried about Biden's state of mind following the death of his son, Beau.
In an Instagram post, Obama shared his picks for what to read this summer. He suggested starting with reading or re reading the late Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison #8216;s collected works, including Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. ;You;ll be glad you read them,; he wrote. ;And while I;m at it, here are a few more titles you might want to explore.;Obama 's other picks include:
More than 80,000 people have signed a petition urging the city of New York to rename a portion of Manhattan 's Fifth Avenue mdash; a stretch that includes Trump Tower mdash; after former President Barack Obama.If the petition is successful, Trump Tower, the heart of President Donald Trump 's real estate empire and where he maintains a residence, will boast a new address: 725 President Barack H. Obama Ave.
The Trump administration attacked the Clean Energy Plan promoted by the Obama administration.A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit against the Administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block the dismantling of a 2015 initiative that restricts coal fired power plants.The new legal battle led by the states of California and New York wants to avoid the implementation of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) program, with which Donald Trump wants to replace the Clean Energy Plan implemented by his predecessor, Barack Obama (2009 2017).The Clean Energy Plan, in English Clean Power Plan, is considered one of Obama 's main achievements in the fight against the climate crisis.
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CNN asked Whaley what Trump had to say in response to her wanting to ban assault weapons and to Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has also been pushing for the ban. And Whaley responded that Trump was kind of intimating that President Obama didn t get the assault weapon passed. He said, Why didn t Obama get this done? And Sen. Brown said, Look, he didn t have the votes. Whaley continued, I said, But you know, Gov. (Mike) DeWine voted for the assault weapon ban when he was a senator .. And I said, But, you know, maybe you can get the votes, Mr. President. You can do something that Obama couldn t do. How about you get the votes for the assault weapon ban?
Washington: Several stars from the Hollywood fraternity along with other dignitaries paid their respects to the Noble prize winner author Toni Morrison, who died on Monday at the age of 88. The author was best known for books such as Beloved, The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon, which chronicled the experience of blacks throughout US history, reported by Variety.Following the news of the demise of the author, fans and celebrities shared loving messages, inspirational quotes of the writer dedicated to the late literary icon across social media. Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Shonda Rhimes are amongst the ones to pay tribute to the author on social media. Former President Barack Obama shared a picture of him awarding Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the White House, and wrote, "A national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page."
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died.Highlights of reaction to her death:
Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in March to sending 16 pipe bombs to 13 targets including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert de Niro, and cable news channel CNN in October last year. The bombs, however, did not go off.During his sentencing, Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff said that Sayoc mailed the pipe bombs "to strike fear and terror into the minds of their victims and to intimidate those victims mostly prominent political figures from exercising their freedom, " USA Today reported.
President Barack Obama has weighed in on the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, saying, "Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening. "