The Quiet 2013 Lunch That Could Have Altered Supreme Court History

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined President Barack Obama for lunch in his private dining room in July 2013, the White House sought to keep the event quiet — the meeting called for discretion. Mr. Obama had asked his White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, to set up the lunch so he could build a closer […]

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‘You Would Do the Same’: Graham Is Defiant on Supreme Court Reversal

When Senator Lindsey Graham joined a Republican blockade of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016, he went out of his way to frame his position that a confirmation to the court should never be allowed in an election year as principled, apolitical and utterly permanent. “I want you to use my words against […]

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‘RS Interview: Special Edition’ With Pete Souza

No one had a better front-row seat to the historic presidency of Barack Obama than Pete Souza. The chief official White House photographer, Souza traveled everywhere Obama went to document both terms of America’s first black president. Given extensive access to the public and private lives of the Obamas, he captured photos of the president […]

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Barack Obama memoir first volume coming Nov. 17

President Barack Obama smiles during his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, in 2017. | AP It’s called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. NEW YORK — The first volume of former […]

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Obama memoir to be released Nov. 17 in 25 languages

Former President Barack Obama will release the first volume of his presidential memoirs on Nov. 17 in 25 languages, publisher Penguin Random House announced Thursday. The book, titled “A Promised Land,” is 768 pages long with a suggested retail price of $45 in the U.S. CONSERVATIVES CALL ON OBAMAS TO USE NETFLIX INFLUENCE TO NIX ‘CUTIES’ “I’ve spent […]

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‘The Way I See It’ sheds light on Reagan, Obama and the man who chronicled both

Photographer Pete Souza (right) walks with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2016. | White House Fascinating documentary follows Pete Souza’s path from two-time White House photographer to online Trump critic. The job of the official White House photographer is to remain as unobtrusive as possible while somehow managing to be in just […]

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Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ Coming in November

Former President Barack Obama’s new memoir will be published in November, shortly after the election, his publisher, Penguin Random House, announced on Thursday. The 768-page book, “A Promised Land,” will be the first of two volumes, this one encompassing parts of his early political life, his presidential campaign in 2008 and ending with the death […]

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Watch Barack Obama Help Young People Prepare for Election Day

Barack Obama helps young voters formulate an Election Day plan in a new video the former president uploaded in partnership with Vote Save America. Over the last few months, I’ve learned a thing or two from the young people in our country. I figured I would return the favor by sharing with you how to […]

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Michelle Obama Admits She & Barack ‘Shed Tears’ While Dropping Malia, 22, At Harvard For 1st Time

Barack Obama was an emotional wreck when he took daughter Malia to college for the first time. Michelle Obama confessed on her podcast that they both wept in the car after leaving her at Harvard freshman year! Who knew that Barack Obama was such a big softie? Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed on her […]

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Michael Cohen Believes The Real Reason Trump Despises Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’

Michael Cohen believes that Donald Trump’s hatred for Barack Obama comes from somewhere ‘purely racial,’ he claimed on ‘The View,’ saying he also despised Obama for his intellect. Donald Trump‘s disdain for former President Barack Obama is widely known, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, says there’s more to it than just a professional grudge. […]

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Kim Jong Un considered Obama an ‘a–hole,’ Trump tells Woodward

North Korean despot Kim Jong Un considered former President Barack Obama “an a- -hole,” President Trump told Washington Post editor Bob Woodward in touting his own relationship with Kim. Trump made the claim during a series of interviews for Woodward’s upcoming book, excerpts of which were published Wednesday by the broadsheet. By contrast, Kim spoke glowingly of Trump in letters […]

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Michelle Obama Cuddles With Husband Barack During Cute Throwback Photo From Their Wedding Night

Michelle Obama reflected on her 22-year marriage to Barack in this throwback past, noting that relationships take ‘a lot of work’ & ‘honesty.’ Michelle Obama, 56, delighted her followers with a sweet throwback post of her and husband Barack Obama, 59, on their wedding day! The then 28 and 31-year-olds — who married on Oct. […]

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Michelle Obama Reveals What Initially ‘Attracted’ Her To Barack: He’s A ‘Rare’ Man

It wasn’t love at first sight when Michelle Obama met Barack, but it was definitely infatuation, she confessed on her podcast. Something about the future president that set him apart from the other guys… Finding someone like Barack Obama is a rarity, Michelle Obama said on the September 2 episode of her Spotify podcast. The […]

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Barack Obama Mourns ‘Gifted’ Chadwick Boseman After His Tragic Death: ‘He Was Blessed’

Barack Obama issued powerful words about Chadwick Boseman after news broke about the ‘Black Panther’ star’s death. Millions of people are in mourning over Chadwick Boseman‘s death. The talented actor died on Friday, August 28, after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Former President Barack Obama, 59, was one of the many known names […]

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Obama says Biden’s, Sanders’ goals ‘not that different’

Former President Barack Obama said in a recent interview that from a “40,000-foot level” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders have similar policy goals. “If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level. They both want to make sure everybody has health care,” he […]

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Barack Obama Dials the Volume Down and the Urgency Up

Barack Obama ignited his political career at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he linked his story, of growing up as a biracial “skinny kid with a funny name,” to America’s. On the third night of the 2020 D.N.C., as he sounded an alarm not just about his legacy but about the health of democracy, […]

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John Legend Shades Donald Trump As A ‘Weak, Sorry Excuse For A President’

When compared to Barack Obama, John Legend believes that ‘weak’ Donald Trump can’t hold a candle to the former president. John Legend didn’t mince words while comparing our current president to his predecessor. The “Wild” singer, 41, like many, was enthralled by former President Barack Obama‘s powerful speech on the the third night of the […]

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Barack Obama’s 2020 Democratic Convention speech

In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. | Democratic National Convention via AP The former president said in his speech, “This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes to win.” Here […]

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Chris Wallace says Obama showed his ‘contempt’ for Trump in ‘curious’ DNC speech

Former President Barack Obama sounded more like a community organizer than a political figure in his remarks at the Democratic National Convention, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace said Wednesday. “I thought it was a really curious speech,” Wallace said during Fox News’ special coverage. “He talked for 15 minutes, [but] I bet he didn’t talk about Joe Biden […]

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Obama’s D.N.C. Speech: ‘Don’t Let Them Take Away Your Democracy’

Former President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech on Wednesday to the Democratic National Convention in support of his party’s presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr., praising him as a man of experience, character, empathy and resilience, and urging the nation to come together to oust President Trump, saying democracy’s very existence is in jeopardy. […]

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Obama Condemns Trump in Powerful Democratic National Convention Speech

Barack Obama condemned President Trump and urged Americans to fight to preserve democracy in a powerful speech during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. “Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” the former president said after railing against his successor’s inability to “find common ground” or use “the awesome power of his […]

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Barack Obama Accuses Trump Of Treating Presidency As ‘One More Reality Show’ In Scathing DNC Speech

Barack Obama delivered a blistering takedown of Donald Trump during a commanding speech at the 2020 DNC. Trump, he said, isn’t ‘interested’ in taking the presidency seriously. So why reelect him? Former President Barack Obama worked with his “brother” Joe Biden for eight years in the White House, and he’s determined to get him four […]

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Obama warns America’s democracy on the line in Trump rebuke

President Barack Obama will issue a fierce criticism of Trump in his DNC speech Wednesday night, according to preview excerpts. | Sun-Times Media “I am also asking you to believe in your own ability — to embrace your own responsibility as citizens — to make sure that the basic tenets of our democracy endure,” Obama […]

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Obama to say Trump ‘never’ took presidency seriously, Clinton to call president ‘dangerous’ in DNC speeches

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama will deliver blistering critiques of President Trump’s leadership at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night and warn Democrats too much is on the line of they don’t mobilize for Joe Biden, according to excerpts from their speeches. DEM HEAVYWEIGHTS GRAB CONVENTION SPOTLIGHT AHEAD OF HARRIS’ […]

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