Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. Before that, he served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 until 2004. Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state.
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  • GulfNews

    Obama to speak in South Africa on tolerance

    Washington, D.C.: He's been photographed kitesurfing with Richard Branson off Necker Island, relaxing on David Geffen's yacht in French Polynesia with Bruce Springsteen and Oprah Winfrey, river-rafting with his family in Bali and posing with a celebrity chef in Tuscany. To those who have paid only casual attention to former President Barack Obama's foreign travels since he left the White House in January 2017, it can seem as if Obama has been on an extended vacation of the kind only the very rich can afford. But the former president has also met quietly with groups of young people in New Zealand, Brazil, Indonesia and Singapore, as well as paying calls on foreign leaders, including Xi Jinping

  • Macron to warn Trump not to leave Iran nuclear deal because there is no ‘Plan B’
    The Independent

    Macron to warn Trump not to leave Iran nuclear deal because there is no ‘Plan B’

    French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to caution President Donald Trump there is no “Plan B” European leaders with regards to the Iran nuclear deal and the US pulling out of it could significantly deteriorate the situation. Mr Macron, who is seen as somewhat of a 'Trump whisperer' in deftly dealing with the sometimes bombastic American leader, has been trying to save the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed under President Barack Obama, which Mr Trump has vowed to ditch unless it is strengthened. The warning was echoed by other European leaders who have said there is no other option besides the six-country deal for limiting Tehran’s drive to develop nuclear weapons.

  • South Africa: President Barack Obama to Deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
    allAfrica.com

    South Africa: President Barack Obama to Deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

    press release The Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Obama Foundation announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in July. To honour the centennial of Madiba's birth the lecture's theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”. The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will focus on creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines, and resisting oppression and inequality. The lecture will take place on the 17 July 2018, a day before Nelson Mandela International Day, and will be held at the Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg. About 4 000 people are expected to attend.

  • The Week (RSS)

    Governing is a political disaster for the GOP

    During the Obama presidency, Republicans demonstrated just how much mileage a political party could get out of frenzied opposition. The Republican Congress' failure to pass an ObamaCare repeal was a direct result of all this lying.

  • CNBC

    Michael Bloomberg sending $4.5 million to help fund Paris climate deal, cover US commitments

    Former Mayor of New York City makes commitment to provide money for historic climate deal.

  • Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July
    Mail Online

    Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

    Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday. Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born. "President Barack Obama -- we will be looking forward to hosting him as he will be addressing this esteemed Nelson Mandela annual lecture," Sello Hatang, head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said. Hatang said the foundation had been seeking someone with "an Africa heritage" to deliver an address that will "deal with issues of democracy" facing

  • Trump hosting glitzy White House state dinner for Macron
    Associated Press

    Trump hosting glitzy White House state dinner for Macron

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive.

  • What Pulitzer-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and Barack Obama have in common
    NBC News

    What Pulitzer-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and Barack Obama have in common

    North Korea says it's suspending nuclear & missile tests