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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  • Washington Post

    Opinion | I don't just miss Obama. I even miss Ronald Reagan.

    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's new Chicago golf home has been dubbed 'the United Nations' of golf clubs
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    Barack Obama's new Chicago golf home has been dubbed 'the United Nations' of golf clubs

    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

  • 15 Things You Didn't Know About Chance The Rapper
    Complex

    15 Things You Didn't Know About Chance The Rapper

    These are some of the things you might not have known about Chance the Rapper.

  • Barack and Michelle Obama Won't Leave Their Vacation Lives Behind
    Observer

    Barack and Michelle Obama Won't Leave Their Vacation Lives Behind

    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,

  • CNBC

    Amazon should not be labeled a monopoly for being an effective retailer: Larry Summers

    "Amazon is just being a really effective retailer. That is not a reason for antitrust," former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says.

  • Former President Obama pens 'Time 100' tribute to Parkland survivors
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    Former President Obama pens 'Time 100' tribute to Parkland survivors

    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.

  • Who Will Attend Barbara Bush Funeral? Former First Lady Will Have Big-Name Gathering, With One Notable Absentee
    Newsweek

    Who Will Attend Barbara Bush Funeral? Former First Lady Will Have Big-Name Gathering, With One Notable Absentee

    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.

  • This fake video of Barack Obama is being shared to make an important point
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    This fake video of Barack Obama is being shared to make an important point

    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

  • Barbara Bush's funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others
    Fox News

    Barbara Bush's funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others

    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's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage
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    Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

    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,