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Barack Obama rules out role in Biden cabinet – 'Michelle would leave me'

Barack Obama rules out role in Biden cabinet – 'Michelle would leave me'The former president vows to help Biden ‘in any ways that I can’ but details toll his position took on wife’s law careerBarack Obama would not take a position in Joe Biden’s cabinet if the president-elect offered it – because if he did, he fears, Michelle Obama would leave him.The 44th president made the remark in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, two days ahead of publication of his memoir, A Promised Land. He was due to speak to CBS again, for 60 Minutes, on Sunday night.Biden, Obama’s vice-president from 2009 to 2017, is preparing to become the 46th president in January, having defeated Donald Trump at the polls.Asked how he will help Biden, Obama said: “He doesn’t need my advice, and I will help him in any ways that I can. Now, I’m not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff or something.”Susan Rice and Michelle Flournoy are among Obama administration veterans reportedly being considered for key posts under Biden.Asked if he would consider a cabinet position, Obama said: “There are some things I would not be doing because Michelle would leave me. She’d be like, what? You’re doing what?”The Obamas have enough to occupy their time as it is, not least through establishing a charitable foundation and fulfilling a production deal with Netflix.In his book, Obama considers what his meteoric rise to the US Senate and then the White House meant for his marriage to Michelle and family life with their daughters, Sasha and Malia.“My career in politics, with its prolonged absences, had made it even tougher” for his wife to pursue her own law career, he writes. “More than once Michelle had decided not to pursue an opportunity that excited her but would have demanded too much time away from the girls.“… With my election [as president] she’d been forced to give up a job with real impact for a role [as first lady] that – in its original design, at least – was far too small for her gifts.”The Obamas’ literary gifts have at least paid off. A Promised Land is part of a reported $ 65m deal with Penguin Random House that also covered Becoming, Michelle Obama’s memoir, released in 2018, and which has sold more than 10m copies. The former president is expected to produce a second volume.Though Trump shows no sign of willingly giving up power, his memoirs are already the subject of speculation – and a rumoured $ 100m price tag.Another passage of Obama’s CBS interview might have had resonance for the current president, had he been watching.Obama discussed what it is like to have the luxurious trappings of office, in this instance the presidential motorcade, inevitably taken away.“I’m driving along,” Obama said, laughing. “I’m still not driving, but [I’m] in the car. I’m in the car in the backseat and I’m looking at my iPad or something. And suddenly, we stop and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ There’s a red light. There’s a car right next to us. Some kids are eating a burrito or something in the backseat.“Back to life.”



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McDonald's workers assist woman after she mouths 'help me' in drive-through

McDonald's workers assist woman after she mouths 'help me' in drive-throughA woman was able to escape from a life-threatening situation on Christmas Eve thanks to the quick thinking of McDonald’s employees.



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McDonald's employees call police after woman mouths 'help me' in the drive-thru

McDonald's employees call police after woman mouths 'help me' in the drive-thruStaff at a McDonald’s restaurant have been praised for coming to the aid of a woman who mouthed “help me” as she entered the drive-thru.Police in California’s San Joaquin county said the woman, had entered the restaurant on Christmas Eve, and asked staff to call to help as she went to the lavatory.



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Trump: 2020 debates are 'up to me'

Trump: 2020 debates are 'up to me'Following a report he may skip next year's general election debates, President Trump said he would debate the Democratic nominee — but that the format and venue are his decision.



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Fox News's Sean Hannity furiously demands 'ALL OF YOU STOP LYING ABOUT ME' after Ukraine claims emerge

Fox News's Sean Hannity furiously demands 'ALL OF YOU STOP LYING ABOUT ME' after Ukraine claims emergeFox news host Sean Hannity has demanded people “stop lying” about him after it was revealed he had been mentioned by two separate officials in their testimonies to the impeachment committee as it seeks evidence to remove Donald Trump from office.Hannity was mentioned in the investigation into the president by both the former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and George Kent, a State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary who oversees the eastern-European country.



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'She completely objectified me': Husband of 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren jokes about how his relationship with the senator began

'She completely objectified me': Husband of 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren jokes about how his relationship with the senator beganThe 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren and her husband participated in the couple's first joint interview since the beginning of her campaign.



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Pope Francis says it is ‘an honour that the Americans attack me'

Pope Francis says it is ‘an honour that the Americans attack me'In an offhand remark on the papal plane en route to Mozambique, Pope Francis acknowledged the sharp opposition he has faced from conservative Catholic detractors in the United States, calling it an “an honour that the Americans attack me”.His remark came at the start of a six-day trip to Africa, as the pope shook hands in the back of the plane with a French reporter who handed him a copy of his new book How America Wanted to Change the Pope.



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Pope on critics: It's 'an honor if the Americans attack me'

Pope on critics: It's 'an honor if the Americans attack me'Francis commented on critics of his papacy when he received a copy of a new book about his detractors in the United States, “How America Wants to Change the Pope.” Author Nicholas Seneze, who covers the Vatican for the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, presented it to Francis on a flight to southern Africa. Francis is on a trip this that also takes him to Madagascar and Mauritius. In his book, Seneze charts the fierce criticism of Francis among American conservatives who loathe his outreach to migrants and China, his denunciation of free-market capitalism, his environmental concerns and his relaxation of church rules on the death penalty and sacraments for civilly remarried Catholics.



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'You have no choice but to vote for me,' Trump tells N.H. rally

'You have no choice but to vote for me,' Trump tells N.H. rallyDuring a campaign stop in the competitive state, the president ties his success to an economy that's now wobbling.



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'Please stay with me,' kidnapped Romanian girl begged police

'Please stay with me,' kidnapped Romanian girl begged policeThe family of a 15-year-old Romanian girl kidnapped earlier this month and now presumed dead has released recordings of her desperate calls for help to authorities whose handling of the case has caused public outrage and dismissals of officials. A mechanic from Caracal in south Romania has confessed to killing Alexandra Macesanu, who went missing on July 24, and another 18-year-old girl last seen in April. With authorities taking 19 hours to locate Macesanu after she made three calls to the emergency number 112, the case has sparked street protests, the interior minister’s resignation, and the firing of some local officials.



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