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Joe Biden said he wants to end ‘forever wars’ but ignored his own role in starting them

"I do not believe this is a rush to war. I believe it is a march to peace and security," Joe Biden said in 2002 as he argued in favor of the Iraq War.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers gather for a debriefing after operations to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Some ICE officers are reportedly furious with how Trump is handling immigration issues and wondering ‘what the hell is going on’ at the bo...

One ICE officer told The New Yorker "almost nobody was looking forward to this operation" and that it was filled with logistical challenges.
An ICE agent with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), watches as Guatemalan police investigate the scene after detaining a suspected human trafficker on May 29, 2019 in Guatemala City.

Trump still isn’t deporting as many immigrants as Obama did

A key factor in Trump's relatively slow rate of deportations is the limited resources of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
President Donald Trump wrongly denied implementing a policy that separated migrant families at the US-Mexico border, inaccurately blaming former President Barack Obama.

Trump says ‘Obama built the cages’ that his administration has been using to lock up migrant children

Trump gave a combative interview with Telemundo that aired Thursday, falsely blaming former President Barack Obama for migrant family separations.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testifies to support retired General John Kelly before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Kelly’s nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017.

Obama and Bush’s former Defense Secretary says he doesn’t know if Biden would make an effective president, says a president in their 70s i...

Gates said a president in their 70s doesn't have the "intellectual acuity" they may have had in their 60s.

‘I don’t know who’s telling the president this is a good idea’: Former ICE director says Trump’s wall makes ‘so li...

Sarah Saldaña, who served as ICE director from 2014 to 2017, said the border wall was an ineffective solution that won't solve the right problems.
Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli and GM CEO G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. testify during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill November 18, 2008 in Washington, DC.

GM, Ford, and Chrysler almost died a decade ago during the financial crisis — here’s how the auto giants have changed since

The US auto industry almost died a decade ago amidst the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, Each of the "Big Three" automakers — Ford, GM, and Chrysler — took their individual path to recovery.

Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children — and Trump’s facilities look the ...

Several 2014 photos of detained immigrant children resurfaced and went viral in May. Former Obama administration officials tried to explain the context behind the photos, which appeared to show migrant kids locked up in cages. Recent photos of Trump administration detainment centers look the same.
Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Flashes of anger, tears, and a promise: How Obama and world leaders privately reacted to Trump’s election, as told by a former Obama adviser

Donald Trump's surprise electoral victory in the 2016 US presidential election sent half the country reeling, but some world leaders, including the man Trump would replace, President Barack Obama, were especially dismayed, according to a new memoir from the former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes.

How Valerie Jarrett became a target of the right

As one of the most influential members of the Obama administration, Jarrett has long been a target of criticism from conservative media