Barack Obama

July 20, 2017

People are sharing this video of John McCain defending Obama against scared white people in 2008

The video is meant to celebrate McCain's decency. But what really happened is more troubling.

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July 12, 2017

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly dead, but ISIS is alive and well

While the caliphate has been substantially weakened in Syria and Iraq, the political conditions that helped ISIS to form haven't changed.
July 11, 2017

The secret history of politicians using ice cream for political gain

The national dessert is a uniting force in American history.
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July 1, 2017

Barack Obama warns against nationalism, addresses Paris climate deal in Indonesia speech

Obama called for tolerance during these tough times.
June 24, 2017

Donald Trump is now blaming Obama for Russian election interference

Trump tweeted Obama "choked" on Russia, adding he thinks Obama was trying to protect Hillary Clinton.
June 24, 2017

Former Obama defense official: Russia hacks are "political equivalent of 9/11"

"I don't see much evidence of a response," Vickers added.

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June 22, 2017

Grizzly bear protections in Yellowstone National park are ending

A final ruling by US government officials will strike the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the list of threatened species after its population increased to 700.
June 22, 2017

Obama defends his signature health care law as Senate unveils plan to repeal it

"The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill."
June 21, 2017

Trump has spent $133,000 of taxpayer money on White House furnishings since January

From inauguration to May, Trump apparently spent more than twice as much on office furnishings as his predecessor.
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June 12, 2017

No, this is not Barack Obama's official White House portrait

This portrait by a Dutch artist is not Obama's official White House portrait, contrary to Twitter speculation.
June 8, 2017

Michelle Obama perfectly explains the fashion double standard faced by women in politics

"And he was proud of it too," she said.

May 26, 2017

'War Machine' director David Michôd on an endless war, Netflix and that "Obama" cameo

'War Machine' has an unflattering Obama cameo that may surprise people.
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May 19, 2017

Joe Biden says he "very well may" run for president in 2020

He'd be the oldest person ever to win if he did.
May 8, 2017

Obama warned Trump not to hire Michael Flynn, report says

Obama reportedly told Trump that Flynn was bad news.
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May 4, 2017

French Election: Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron, progressive presidential candidate

Obama said Macron "is committed to a better future for the French people."
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May 3, 2017

Obamas announce $2-million personal donation to support summer jobs in Chicago

"Chicago's never looked more beautiful," Obama said.

May 3, 2017

Donald Trump has 83% disapproval rate among young people in the Middle East, poll says

This rating is higher than that of former President George W. Bush, who started two wars in Arab countries within his first term.
May 2, 2017

Obama fires off a rare tweet to show support for Jimmy Kimmel's tearful ACA speech

"Well said, Jimmy," Obama tweeted Tuesday.
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May 1, 2017

Katy Perry takes heat for comparing her "old, black hair" to Barack Obama

Here's what's behind the backlash against Katy Perry.
April 29, 2017

Thousands of immigrants who joined the military are struggling to get US citizenship

Joining the military was supposed to be a fast-track for citizenship — but thousands are finding that's no longer the case.
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April 29, 2017

Why is Donald Trump not attending the White House correspondents' dinner?

Seems like the president just can't take a joke.

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April 27, 2017

Critics are blasting Obama for accepting $400,000 from Wall Street for speech

Former presidents accepting money for speeches is nothing new.
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April 25, 2017

Barack Obama is going to make $400,000 for his first private speaking engagement

Obama is about to make a lot of money speaking at a Wall Street conference.
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April 25, 2017

Barack Obama is going to make $400,000 for his first private speaking engagement

Obama is about to make a lot of money speaking at a Wall Street conference.
April 24, 2017

Trump once mocked Obama's executive orders. Now he's citing his own as proof of hard work.

Trump is signing reams of orders after shaming his predecessor for using the power.
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April 24, 2017

Obama gave his first speech since leaving office — and people got emotional

The former president delivered the remarks at his old stomping grounds — the University of Chicago.

April 24, 2017
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April 21, 2017

Obama's official photographer is now trolling Sarah Palin 

Pete Souza called out Sarah Palin on Instagram — but kept it classy.
April 18, 2017

Barack got caught taking a picture of Michelle on vacation — and people are losing it

Barack Obama's new job is actually just taking pictures of Michelle Obama.