Obama: Presidency is 'Not Reality TV'
U.S. President Barack Obama says his role in this year's election to pick his replacement is to remind Americans that the presidency is a serious job.
"This is not reality TV," he said during an appearance on NBC's Tonight Show to be broadcast Thursday. "I've seen the decisions that have to be made and the work that has to be done, and I have a lot of confidence that if the American people are reminded of what's at stake and all the incredibly important issues that we gotta get right, that they're going to make a good choice."
Obama has largely stayed out of the process thus far as voters chose nominees from his Democratic Party and the rival Republican Party. But now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to face off in November, the president is expected to help the push to keep a Democrat in the White House for a third consecutive term.
During his campaign, Trump has repeatedly criticized Obama's presidency and said if Clinton is elected she will only continue those policies.
Multiple Bombings Kill at Least 15 in Baghdad
Two suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq's capital have left at least 15 dead and 30 wounded Thursday morning, according to police.
One bomb targeted a commercial street in eastern Baghdad, killing at least four. Another explosion hit one of the country's largest military bases north of Baghdad.
Both attacks occured around 9am local time.
A Baghdad health official warned that the casualty tolls may rise.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Attacks in the Iraqi capital have not subsided as many expected, despite the Iraqi offensive against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, a military spokesman in Baghdad said Wednesday.