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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments, like Obama ribbing Letterman about his nearly Biblical beard. But they cover substantive political topics, ...

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments, like Obama ribbing Letterman about his nearly Biblical beard. But they cover substantive political topics, ...

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David Cameron thought Barack Obama was a self-absorbed narcissist, former strategist claims

David Cameron thought Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he ever met, according to the ex-PM’s former strategy chief. The comments come despite the pair’s once notorious “transatlantic bromance.” Steve Hilton, who was one of Cameron’s closest advisers until they parted ways over his support for Brexit and tougher immigration laws, made the comments during the latest ...

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David Cameron thought Barack Obama was a self-absorbed narcissist, former strategist claims

David Cameron thought Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he ever met, according to the ex-PM’s former strategy chief. The comments come despite the pair’s once notorious “transatlantic bromance.” Steve Hilton, who was one of Cameron’s closest advisers until they parted ways over his support for Brexit and tougher immigration laws, made the comments during the latest ...

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End of ‘free’ press? NYT caved in to Bush & Obama, held NSA bombshell for 1 yr – prominent reporter

The New York Times was “quite willing” to quash stories at the behest of the government, writes Pulitzer- winning former reporter James Risen. He warns that America’s press has been muzzled by “hyped threats” to national security. In an in-depth retelling of his experience as a national security reporter for the New York Times (NYT), published in The Intercept, Risen ...

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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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Obama uses Prince Harry interview to lament ‘work still undone’ after Clinton election defeat

Former US President Barack Obama has opened up about the day he handed over the Oval Office keys to Donald Trump, in an interview by Prince Harry for BBC Radio 4’s Today program. Although he didn’t actually name Trump, Obama used the interview to take aim at his successor’s Twitter etiquette. He also said social media is “corroding civil discourse.” ...

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‘Nervous’ Prince Harry interviews Obama for BBC radio

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 12:06 Edited time: 18 Dec, 2017 12:07 Journalism students be warned – there’s a new broadcaster on the beat, and he’s very well connected. Prince Harry will make his journalistic debut after Christmas by interviewing former US President Barack Obama. The prince, who recently announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, is prepared to ask the ...

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Obama meets ‘Les Napoleons’: Ex-US leader flies to Paris for elite club speech

The names of famous former leaders have stacked up in Paris, where Barack Obama appeared before an elite group named “Les Napoleons.” The peculiarly-named French “communications network” refused to reveal Obama’s fee, which was rumored to be some €400,000. Obama, who is on a five-day global tour, stopped off in Paris on Saturday for a series of private meetings with ...

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Dueling directors: Trump appointee clashes with Obama holdover at consumer watchdog

A federal body established to protect consumers from predatory financial institutions is facing a leadership crisis after its director resigned. The deputy director is refusing to accept the acting director appointed by President Donald Trump. The director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney, was last week appointed as acting director of the Consumer Financial ...

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