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    Obama: US at 'Interesting Political Moment'

    President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac after greeting guests before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
    President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac after greeting guests before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, attending several political fundraisers for his Democratic Party at homes in California, said the country is at "an interesting political moment." 

    He characterized voters as scared and anxious.  He said "strange things" can happen when they are feeling that way. 

    Obama's observations came after the New Hampshire presidential primaries where real estate mogul Donald Trump won the Republican poll and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the Democratic vote, beating out longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton.

    Obama observed that "people are anxious" despite economic and other progress the country has experienced during his presidency.

    The president said the current political climate "is not about bringing people together, but is about us and them and looking for somebody to blame."  He said the country can only "move forward when it's based on us."

    President Obama attended four fundraisers Thursday - two in northern California and two in southern California - where donors paid thousands of dollars to be close to the president.

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    by: Louis Maul from: United States
    February 14, 2016 3:28 AM
    Trump is scaring the Politicians as He is not one. They cant control him or dictate what He says or does. They let him in the republican party thinking they could. Now as He is bringing out the truth and real issues they are desperate to stop him . He could be exactly what America needs some one that cant be bought cant be bullied and can make America great again!!!!

    by: Marcus Aurelius II from: NJ USA
    February 12, 2016 11:31 AM
    Here's an interesting hypothetical scenario. Clinton runs against Cruz. Just before election day Cruz is disqualified by the courts because he was not born an American citizen and Clinton is indicted by the DOJ for compromising national security.

    What kind of person can protect America if they are too lazy and can't be bothered to use two cell phones, one for personal business and one for government business. Even I do that in my employment and I do not use my employer's computer for my own personal business. My own laptop and a cellular modem is easy and cheap enough for that.




    by: Marcus Aurelius II from: NJ USA
    February 12, 2016 11:22 AM
    The current political systems has failed most Americans to the point where a large number can no longer pretend that things will get better just letting the same kind of people control the government. This is why Sanders and Trump are in the lead, they voice this betrayal of self serving corruption that has robbed most Americans of their government and vow to make drastic changes.

    The so called establishment politicians cannot escape their association with the small fraction of extremely wealthy people who have bought the United States. Unless a radical change is made to the way the US is run, it will decline leaving its people destitute and the rest of the world in anarchy. The signs it's happening are unmistakable.

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