The Trump administration serves as a daily reminder of how much the United States lost when President Barack Obama vacated the White House. More than ever, I miss our 44th president's grace, coolness, sense of humor, intelligence and empathy. I miss Obama's crew of competent advisers and his Cabinet, which was filled with members who knew how to do their jobs — unlike President Trump's pretentious, self-aggrandizing Cabinet members living high on the public's dime. But it's not only when measured against Obama that Trump falls short. As a steward of the nation's fiscal health, Trump hardly compares to Bill Clinton, who converted the largest budget deficit up until then in the country's history
Barack Obama has a new Chicago hangout that's a perfect reflection of the former president. Members refer to Beverly Country Club as "the United Nations" of golf clubs, a home to people of all ethnicities, races, faiths, political parties – and both sexes. The membership includes multiple Nobel Prize recipients and politicians such as Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Alderman Ed Burke. In addition, it's a true Chicago club, with a location of 87th Street and Western Avenue that's just nine miles from Jackson Park, where the Obama Presidential Center will be constructed. Obama has accepted an offer to become an honorary member at Beverly, the Chicago Tribune has learned, affording him
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After vacating the White House last January, Barack and Michelle Obama decided it was time to live their best vacation lives. And yes, that was barely over a year ago, despite time passing at a glacial pace ever since. Not for the former first family, though. Shortly after leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they embarked on a series of trips that we assume Joe Biden felt deeply left out of. First, Barack and Michelle Obama headed to Palm Springs, before flying to Richard Branson's private Necker Island, where the erstwhile commander-in-chief beat the Virgin Group CEO in a kitesurfing contest. The photographic evidence of Obama and Branson's ocean activities brought true joy to the Internet sphere,
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As part of the Time 100 Most Influential People, President Obama is penning a tribute, profiling the Parkland school shooting survivors. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
A host of current and former members of the White House's first families will attend former First Lady Barbara Bush’s private funeral in Houston on Saturday, but President Donald Trump will not be among them. Former President Barack Obama in 2016 missed former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral service, instead of honoring a commitment to speak at the South by Southwest festival.
You may remember a few months ago when a very disturbing type of technology emerged on to the Internet called DeepFakes. Videos were being shared which had been made using a special AI app called FakeApp, allowing users to superimpose the heads of female celebrities on to the bodies of porn actresses. The non-consensual and explicit videos were frighteningly realistic, but were soon deleted from sites such as Reddit, Twitter, Pornhub and Gfycat. However, the technology is still available and doesn't just have to be used for pornographic means. In fact, as a new video has proven, it can be used for more deceptive purposes. A video produced by BuzzFeed sees movie director Jordan Peel imitate the
The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be attended by many high-profile figures, including first lady Melania Trump and former President Barack Obama. A funeral service for the Bush matriarch, who once called herself “everybody's grandmother,” is planned for Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. She and her husband of more than 70 years, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly attended the church. The burial will be on the grounds of the Bush library at Texas A&M University in College Station, about 100 miles northwest of Houston. The couple's 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died in 1953 of leukemia, is also buried at
Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.” The measure passed a House panel by a 12-1 vote Thursday, but could eventually face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate -- where lawmakers have railed against former president over Medicaid expansion, ObamaCare and climate change. The bill would apply to the portion of the interstate that runs through Denver in recognition of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which the city hosted. It was there that Obama accepted the party's nomination for president. Obama gave his nomination acceptance speech at Sports Authority Field, home of the NFL's Denver Broncos,