Obama has been appearing at rallies in recent weeks for gubernatorial, House and Senate Democrats across the country, leading up to Election Day. Obama at Georgia rally for Stacey Abrams: "I'm here for one simple reason: To ask you to vote" Obama campaigns for Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson in Florida Obama's campaign presence in midterms unusual for a former president CBS News rates the Comstock-Wexton race "lean Democrat" and Kaine's race against GOP challenger Corey Stewart "likely Democrat."Sen.Obama's presidential campaign in 2007. Watch special election coverage live on CBSN on fuboTV. Start a free trial. … [Read more...] about Obama campaigns with Tim Kaine and Jennifer Wexton in Northern Virginia
close Video Obama: GOP in Congress are no check on the White House Former President Obama says Republicans in Congress are 'bending over backwards' to protect people from accountability while speaking at Pennsylvania campaign rally. Former President Obama took the stage at a Pennsylvania rally on Friday in an effort to help Democrats regain control of Congress, stressing the need to vote in the midterms: “On Nov. 6, you have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics.” While campaigning for Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf in a state that Donald Trump won in 2016, Obama told the crowd that the approaching election “is more important than any I can remember in my lifetime.” The former president carried Pennsylvania in both of his presidential races, and Democrats hope the state can help them retake control of Congress from the GOP. Former President Barack Obama stands with Sen. Bob Casey D-Pa., left, and Gov. Tom Wolf, during a campaign … [Read more...] about Obama campaigns for Pennsylvania Dems: ‘On Nov. 6, you have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics’
POLITICS 08/22/2018 03:30 pm ET Updated 47 minutes ago The president wants to deflect with misinformation, but his attempt misses the mark. By Paul Blumenthal President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s assertion in court that the president directed him to commit felony violations of campaign finance law by whining on Twitter and in an interview with Fox News that former President Barack Obama “had a massive campaign violation,” but no one was charged with any crime. Unsurprisingly, for a president who has made over 2,321 false statements since taking office, this is a false comparison. Trump is talking about the $375,000 fine Obama’s 2008 campaign received from the Federal Election Commission in 2013 for failing to file numerous reports in the waning days of the 2008 campaign and for receiving improper excessive contributions and failing to properly refund them in the legally necessary timeframe. It … [Read more...] about Trump’s Potential Criminal Exposure Is Not Comparable To 2008 Obama Campaign’s Fine
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that the campaign finance violations his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to in federal court are equivalent to campaign finance violations committed by former President Barack Obama's campaign. "If you look at President Obama, he had a massive campaign violation, but he had a different attorney general, and they viewed it a lot different," Trump alleged in an interview with Fox Business. “Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!” the president tweeted earlier Wednesday. But there is no comparison, experts told NBC News. Cohen's admitted campaign finance law violations are indeed a crime, and they are not similar to the campaign finance violations made by … [Read more...] about Trump cites ‘massive’ Obama campaign finance violation. Experts say Cohen’s case is completely different.
As political campaigns in the 2018 midterm elections fight off hackers, the Obama campaign might have figured out the key solution a decade ago. President Obama's campaign used Yubikeys, which are security keys for protecting logins, in both the 2008 and 2012 elections to defend itself from hackers, according to Yubico CEO Stina Ehrensvard. "The woman who tried after him did not, and you can see the results," Stina Ehrensvard, the CEO and founder of Yubico, said in an interview at Black Hat. That missing link in the security chain could have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. The thousands of leaked emails released by Russian hackers played a pivotal role during the election, and the resulting controversy partially led to her defeat to Donald Trump. The hackers gained access to prominent officials within Clinton's campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee, through a process called spear-phishing, where hackers use carefully crafted e-mails and websites that trick … [Read more...] about Obama campaign used security keys during both elections to defend against hackers