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Obama center’s golf course plan drawing more complaints

The leadership of the Obama Presidential Center foundation might have miscalculated regarding public sentiment about its plans for Jackson Park.

About 150 people showed up for a community meeting at the South Shore Cultural Center on Thursday. And representatives of the Obama foundation, the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance and the Chicago Department of Transportation got an earful.

Dozens of people lined up to have their say, and most of what was said wasn’t very supportive.

The first African-American president and former South Sider is getting plenty of pushback from community groups, particularly about the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance’s plan to build a PGA-level golf course merging the Jackson Park and South Shore courses, as well as over plans to close Cornell Drive.

“The residents of Chicago are Chicago Park District’s customers, not PGA golfers and tourists,” A. Anne Holcomb told the gathering Thursday. “We are strongly opposed to the PGA golf course expansion plan.”

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Obama was a planning disaster when it came to everything while President, from the retreat in Iraq all the way to Obamacare itself. So it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that he can't even plan a Presidential "library" area properly without local residents telling him he is clueless.

 

And what is he adding to it? That's right >>>> GOLF.

 

Obama wasted 333 days while golfing as President so it's only comical that he thinks it's a perfect fit in this design. The locals think otherwise.

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Obama foundation raises millions from first corporate donors

Donations for former President Obama's presidential library have been open since January, and the cash is already rolling in.

 

On Friday, the Foundation's website released a list revealing millions of dollars in donations from a number of big-ticket donors, including the Microsoft corporation, Exelon, and top wealthy donors like Ann and John Doerr.

 

According to the website, at least eight donors had given the foundation donations in excess of $1 million dollars.

 

An official with the Obama Foundation told the Chicago Sun-Times that the organization would no longer follow self-imposed "restrictions" on donations now that Obama has left the White House.

 

“While President Obama was still in office, the Obama Foundation applied self-imposed restrictions on its fundraising activity," an official told the newspaper.

 

The Obama Foundation is run by the family's longtime friend Marty Nesbitt and former White House political director David Simas. The library, which is being built in Chicago, will cost $500 million and will be completed by 2021.

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So Obama has a family friend and a political director running the foundation, this sounds like the Clinton Foundation all over. If Trump was doing this it would be talked about 24 hours a day.

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I wish Obama had followed the example of Bush II, who depended

on contributions of five and ten dollars from millions of Americans

to build his library. 

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I guess I got on the wrong thread - - I thought this was a thread complaining about how Trump ruined the professional golf tournament today at the Women's Open with his bawdy presence....

 

And the top golfers were all complaining.

 

But I guess ruining a professional golf tournament isn't as bad as ruining a country.

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Someone should get Trump and Obama together for a game of golf.  Imagine the nation wide news coverage!, could beat the moon landing. in ratings. ;)

 

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Someone should get Trump and Obama together for a game of golf. Imagine the nation wide news coverage!, could beat the moon landing. in ratings. ;)

 

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Golf courses, ratings in a golf match don't count - - Obama has already won in the area that means something - -

 

President Obama had a two-term dignified professional presidency. That's something that Trump will never have.

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Obama allowed Russian lawyer into US under 'extraordinary circumstances': Report

Former President Barack Obama's Justice Department allowed Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the U.S. without a visa, enabling her to lobby President Trump's campaign officials and others in Washington last year.

The department cleared the Kremlin-linked lawyer under "extraordinary circumstances," though her reason for traveling halfway across the world is now being scrutinized.

Veselnitskaya was allowed into the U.S. through a legal loophole, allowing her to accompany a colleague who was testifying in a House committee hearing about Russian policy.

A new report by The Hill indicates how she used the U.S. immigration system to enter the country and engage in nonofficial business while stateside, including a private meeting with President Trump's campaign.

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Obama was probably golfing on the day she entered the country, at least he has 333 excuses for why he failed to do anything.

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Obama allowed Russian lawyer into US under 'extraordinary circumstances': Report

Former President Barack Obama's Justice Department allowed Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the U.S. without a visa, enabling her to lobby President Trump's campaign officials and others in Washington last year.

 

The department cleared the Kremlin-linked lawyer under "extraordinary circumstances," though her reason for traveling halfway across the world is now being scrutinized.

 

Veselnitskaya was allowed into the U.S. through a legal loophole, allowing her to accompany a colleague who was testifying in a House committee hearing about Russian policy.

 

A new report by The Hill indicates how she used the U.S. immigration system to enter the country and engage in nonofficial business while stateside, including a private meeting with President Trump's campaign.

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Obama was probably golfing on the day she entered the country, at least he has 333 excuses for why he failed to do anything.

 

No problemo (then).

 

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One thing is certain by this photo, no matter what country you're from, those House Foreign Affair Committee meetings are BORING as hell. :blink:

 

Guy 2nd from right....Wish I was somewhere else.  Did I fed my fish?

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Obama allowed Russian lawyer into US under 'extraordinary circumstances': Report

 

Finally someone has a clear perspective on the truth on this story. Bottom line: it's really Obama's fault that Don Jr. saw that Russian lawyer, isn't it, MM?

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Brazil's “Lula” gets 9.5 years in prison but is still a favorite to be president

Brazil’s beloved ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva — once dubbed “the most popular politician on Earth” by Barack Obama — was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday on corruption and money laundering charges, throwing a wrench in his 2018 bid for Brazil’s presidency.

 

In the first of his five corruption trials, Lula, who served as president from 2003 to 2011, was found guilty of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from an engineering firm that paid for the former president’s refurbished apartment in exchange for lucrative contracts with state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

 

His trial is among the hundreds of graft cases that comprise the enormous corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash that has engulfed the highest echelons of Brazilian politics for the better part of three years. Current President Michel Temer and former house speaker Eduardo Cunha are also among the hundreds of political and business elites embroiled in the controversy.

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Only Obama could call this guy the most popular politician on Earth, considering he was corrupt and is sentenced to prison.

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Obama to appear at Democratic redistricting fundraiser

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will appear at a Democratic fundraiser in the nation's capital later this week, one of the first times he has appeared on behalf of party causes since leaving the White House.

 

 

 

Obama will appear at a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee at a private residence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

 

 

 

"Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama," spokesman Kevin Lewis said Monday.

 

 

 

Before he left the White House, Obama said that redistricting will be a top political priority in his post-presidency and admitted he failed to create a "sustaining organization" around the political coalition that twice elected him to office.

 

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Obama is all about raising money since leaving office, here he is doing another "fundraiser".

 

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Obama to appear at Democratic redistricting fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will appear at a Democratic fundraiser in the nation's capital later this week, one of the first times he has appeared on behalf of party causes since leaving the White House.

 

Obama will appear at a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee at a private residence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

 

"Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama," spokesman Kevin Lewis said Monday.

 

Before he left the White House, Obama said that redistricting will be a top political priority in his post-presidency and admitted he failed to create a "sustaining organization" around the political coalition that twice elected him to office.

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Obama is all about raising money since leaving office, here he is doing another "fundraiser".

 

fundraising, fundraising all winds down for our beloved beneficent and merciful obama.

 

we're not worthy!

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Obama to appear at Democratic redistricting fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will appear at a Democratic fundraiser in the nation's capital later this week, one of the first times he has appeared on behalf of party causes since leaving the White House.

 

Obama will appear at a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee at a private residence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

 

"Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama," spokesman Kevin Lewis said Monday.

 

Before he left the White House, Obama said that redistricting will be a top political priority in his post-presidency and admitted he failed to create a "sustaining organization" around the political coalition that twice elected him to office.

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Obama is all about raising money since leaving office, here he is doing another "fundraiser".

 

 

When did you become a socialist?     Obama is being a good capitalist and you're complaining like a baby that had their candy taken away.

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An ex-president appearing at a fund raiser for his party. This is

breaking news. Red alert. Might be a first. Never been done

before. 

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