Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Sends Condolences To People Of New Zealand

ABC News reports: Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday offered condolences to the people of New Zealand after at least 49 people were killed during shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand officials said they detained a 28-year-old man identifying himself as the shooter, who also posted an 87-page manifesto online and video of …

Read More »

Michelle Obama’s High School Names Facility For Her

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Michelle Obama’s alma mater Whitney Young Magnet High School will be naming a $4.3 million facility in her honor, marking what is believed the first time ever that a public facility in Chicago has been dedicated for the former first lady. The new facility, which is expected to be named after Obama in May, will serve …

Read More »

Joe Biden: My Family Is Now On Board For 2020 WH Bid And We’re Very Close To Getting To A Final Decision

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that his family is on board with a 2020 run and he’s “very close” to making a decision in his most direct comments to date about his thinking on jumping into the campaign. Speaking at the University of Delaware, Biden said that he has discussed a run with his family, …

Read More »

REPORT: Obama Won’t Endorse Any 2020 Candidate

The New York Times reports: A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this month: Organized by David Jacobson and John Phillips, Mr. Obama’s former ambassadors to Canada and Italy, the group interviewed an array of 2020 presidential candidates and debated whether to throw their wealth behind one or two of them. As presidential …

Read More »

Obama Calls For “New Blood” In Political Leadership

The Hawaii Civil Beat reports: Barack Obama is a little older and a little grayer. But at a speech at the East-West Center’s Hawaii Imin Conference Center Sunday evening, he sounded very much like the hope-and-change leader that vaulted him to the White House in 2008. Most of the problems in the world, he said, do not face technological or …

Read More »

Spokespersons For Former Presidents Respond: Trump Is Lying About Discussing The Border Wall With Them

Politico reports: President Donald Trump claimed without evidence on Friday that past presidents have privately confided to him that they regret not building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But at least three of the four living U.S. presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — did no such thing. Asked if Clinton told Trump that he …

Read More »

NEW YORK CITY: Petition Calls For Renaming Trump Tower Block As “President Barack H. Obama Avenue”

The Hill reports: Thousands of people have signed a petition in New York City to rename the block in front of Trump Tower after former President Obama. A MoveOn petition started by Elizabeth Rowin is calling for the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets to be renamed “President Barack H. Obama Avenue.” The petition would require President …

Read More »

Obama: We’ve Got A Lot Of Work To Do In 2019

Politico reports: Former President Obama took to Twitter on Tuesday to share his New Year’s message, saying “we’ve got a lot of work to do.” Over the weekend, the former president also shared a few stories about some of the young leaders he said inspired him in 2018. Obama ended his weekend series of tweets with the hope that his …

Read More »

Barack Obama Posts Best Of 2018 List: Cardi B, Janelle Monae, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, & Much More

Just posted to Barack Obama’s Facebook page: As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to …

Read More »

Michelle O. Ends Hillary’s 17-Year “Most Admired” Run

Gallup reports: For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this year. Oprah Winfrey was second, with …

Read More »

Obama Features On New Hamilton Remix [AUDIO]

CNET reports: On Friday, Lin-Manuel Miranda shared a new remix of the song One Last Time from his hit musical Hamilton. The rework, a gospel version titled One Last Time (44 Remix), features original cast member Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington; Grammy Award-winning artist BeBe Winans; a gospel choir; and none other than former US President Barack Obama. At …

Read More »

Los Angeles Freeway Renamed For President Obama

CBS Los Angeles reports: A portion of the 134 Freeway between Glendale and Pasadena is now officially named the President Barack H. Obama Highway. Caltrans crews have installed signs renaming the busy stretch of the 134 Freeway. Obama attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year. State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who co-authored …

Read More »

Santa Obama Delivers Gifts To DC Children’s Hospital

The New York Daily News reports: Barack Obama has already tackled the second-hardest job in the world as U.S. President, but on Wednesday he donned the hat of the busiest guy in the world — Santa Claus. Hauling a festively colored bag, Obama, 57, made a surprise visit to Children’s National hospital in Washington to distribute gifts — remote-control cars, …

Read More »

Obama Blasts Judge’s Ruling Against Obamacare

From a posting to his Facebook page: A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance. Young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. Preventive care like checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care are still covered. Mental health …

Read More »

Michelle Obama Extends Book Tour As Sales Top 3M

People Magazine reports: “I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” the former first lady, 54, said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE about the additions to the final leg of her book tour, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama. Even before its publication, Mrs. Obama’s memoir Becoming made headlines. …

Read More »

Obama Mourns “Humble Servant” George H.W. Bush

Via press release from former President Barack Obama: America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he …

Read More »

Obama Hints Trump Has “Mommy Issues” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former President Barack Obama said “racism” and “mommy issues,” among other contributors, were limiting the country’s ability to make progress on everything from education to climate change. Obama, speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit on Monday night, said the answers already exist to solve many of the problems facing both the U.S. and the world, but that …

Read More »

Michelle Obama: I’ll Never Forgive Trump’s Birtherism

The Washington Post reports: In the 426-page book, Obama lays out her complicated relationship with the political world that made her famous. But her memoir is not a Washington read full of gossip and political score-settling — though she does lay bare her deep, quaking disdain for Trump, who she believes put her family’s safety at risk with his vehement …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Leads Rally For Andrew Gillum

NBC News Miami reports: As the 2018 election season nears a close to the final full week of candidate, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will have a big name beside him during an event in Miami on Friday. Former President Barack Obama will attend a rally at the Ice Palace film studio near Downtown Miami, where he will urge voters …

Read More »

MIC DROP: Obama Goes “But Her Emails” On Trump Using Unsecured iPhone While Spies Listen [VIDEO]

“In the last election it was Hillary’s emails. ‘This is terrible.’ ‘Hilary’s emails!’ We were hearing Hillary’s emails everywhere. They didn’t care about emails. And you know how you know? Because if they did, they’d be up in arms right now as the Chinese are listening to the president’s iPhone that he leaves in his golf cart. It turns out, …

Read More »