Obama’s 1st Quarter 2016:US Trade Deficit Down, Jobs Up, etc.

  Via FactCheck Since President Barack Obama first took office: The U.S. trade deficit has shrunk by 24 percent; exports have grown faster than imports. The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has gone down — by 3.4 percent according to one independent estimate and by 9 percent according to another. The economy has added 9.7 million jobs. The unemployment rate has dropped below the historical norm. The buying power of the average worker’s weekly paycheck is up 4.2 percent. Corporate profits are running 144 percent higher and stock…

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President Obama Begins Historic Trip to Cuba

With now less than 10 months left of this presidency, President Obama has traveled to the island where no sitting president has been since 1928–Cuba. The Obamas touched down early Sunday morning in the colorful-yet-restricted island and was greeted by thousands of supporters with Cuban and American flags in tow.  Anti-Castro activists and protesters came out in drones to watch Obama and family arrive, only to be arrested by police and carried away in buses. In his second term, Obama has made substantial effort to restore diplomatic ties with the…