As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, NewsOne takes a look at some of his most impressive wins.


Seventeen people died during the evening rush on Monday in eastern Baghdad when Islamic State militants attacked a shopping mall. The group has returned to guerrilla warfare in an effort to reassert its dominance after losing control of the capital to Iraqi forces, reports The New York Times.

In the most intense fighting that northern Iraq has seen this year, at least 180 Islamic State fighters were killed in a U.S.-led assault that began about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.


If President Barack Obama could turn back the hands of time, he would have acted immediately to close Guantanamo Bay prison during his first term, he said Wednesday, according to the Huffington Post. He pledged to close Gitmo during his 2008 campaign, but got waylaid by technicalities of how to close it legally, he explained. […]


Just days after a U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic was charged with trying to join the terrorist group ISIS, he plead not guilty Wednesday in a federal court in Brooklyn, NY, according to NBC News. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a 47-year-old native of Neptune, NJ, was indicted by a grand jury this week on […]

  Two years ago, President Barack Obama, days after a surprise visit to Kabul, stood boldly and declared that “the tide of war has turned in Afghanistan” and it is now time to “focus on nation building here at home.” Despite the urgency in those words, actions never followed, and last night, that same president […]

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Podcast: Download President Barack Obama has authorized airstrikes in northern Iraq and Neocons seem to want another war in the middle-eastern country. Do you think the United States should engage ISIS in a full scale war to stabilize Iraq or is it time for the Iraqis to stand up for themselves? All that and more […]

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Download Podcast 1000 women sign a letter asking for inclusion of women/girls in President Barack Obama‘s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Roland Martin says the program should keep focusing on brothers. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee returned from Nigeria Monday. She joined Roland Martin Wednesday on “NewsOneNow” to share what she discovered about the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Lee […]

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee returned from Nigeria Monday. She joined Roland Martin Wednesday on “NewsOneNow” to share what she discovered about the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Lee says that the terrorist group’s influence is spreading across the region, the world needs to wake up and pay attention to the “thuggish terrorist group with no morals.” Lee […]

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Podcast Download Iraq is on the brink of a full scale civil war, should the United States return to the Middle East for another war? Rep.Gregory Meeks joined Roland MartinTuesday on “NewsOne Now” to share his viewpoint on the topic. Will the internet remain open or will large corporations control access to the internet through […]

WASHINGTON  — Richard Nixon threw a huge gala for former Vietnam POWs. Harry Truman cheered at multiple parades honoring veterans of World War II. Andrew Johnson presided over the pageantry of a two-day review of Union troops at the end of the Civil War. SEE ALSO: How The Right Invented “Barack X” Now President Barack […]